Camp Galileo Supernovas | 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Program

Elementary school is prime time for nurturing kids’ intense curiosity both in the classroom and out. At Camp Galileo, we foster your child’s curiosity in a dynamic and fun way. With a diverse range of themed camp sessions, there’s something for nearly every camper, which is one of the traits that makes Camp Galileo so very special.

Students who are heading into the 3rd, 4th and 5th grade can join in the fun as Camp Galileo Supernovas. Supernovas get to discover, play and socialize as they take part in multi-day projects, designed to promote creativity, critical thinking and innovation. Kids in this age group enjoy small camper-to-staff ratios; this allows more freedom for exploration to be intertwined with the ideal amount of guidance they need to succeed. Notably, soon-to-be 5th graders can also opt to enroll in our Galileo Summer Quest program, where burgeoning innovators are invited to dive into one of 11 immersive majors for the week. Our dedicated team is happy to help you choose the program that’s best suited for your kid.

While new campers are welcome at any time, many Camp Galileo Supernovas are returning campers who have been attending the program for several years. Many of our campers start out as Nebulas when they’re preschool- and kindergarten-age. Kids heading into the 1st and 2nd grades are Stars. Over the years, we’ve heard so many anecdotes from parents whose kids returned home from Camp Galileo bursting with new ideas and concepts. We love seeing campers leave our sessions with a new vocabulary and mindset of innovation, ready to take on whatever new challenges the world has in store.


Camp Galileo Supernovas Can Pick From Four Summer Camp Program Themes

Our camp themes are a special attribute that make our program truly one-of-a-kind. Our education and curriculum design team—comprised of educators and other professionals with expertise in childhood development and learning—work year-round to develop each year’s camp themes. Once our themes are polished and finalized, our team gets to work crafting a totally unique curriculum for each week-long session.The summer of 2018 will feature four camp themes, so your Supernova can choose from:

  • The Incredible Human Body: The Art and Science of Being Human
  • Space Explorers: Cosmic Art and Astronaut Science
  • Road Trip Adventure: Art and Engineering on Route 66
  • Galileo Makers: Materials Challenge: Extraordinary Art and Inventions with Ordinary Supplies

Camp Galileo Nebula building during camp.Each theme’s activities and projects are new, unique and designed to engage campers in a very specific age group. Oh, and you won’t need to worry about boredom if you register your kids for multiple weeklong sessions. That’s because we actually recommend attending all four week-long sessions over the course of the summer for maximum impact. But part of the beauty of Camp Galileo is the flexibility. You can register your kids for consecutive weeks or non-consecutive weeks—whatever works best for your family’s plans and preferences.

So what’s an average day like for a Camp Galileo Supernova? Well, Supernovas take part in multi-day projects, which means your kids get to really delve into their chosen theme. This aligns with the greater curiosity and the longer attention span that 3rd through 5th graders tend to exhibit at this point in their development. And to promote a greater sense of balance, Supernovas split their time between art, science, and—of course—outdoor activities.

Camp Galileo Nebula building during camp.Galileo’s Supernovas really shine as they stretch those mental muscles developing theories, strategizing, innovating and analyzing. In fact, you shouldn’t be surprised if your camper returns home with a totally new perspective. For instance, kids learn that a mistake or an incorrect hypothesis can actually bring greater insight—and yes, even more fun!—than a traditional “success.” This kind of thinking sets our campers up for a lifetime of innovation as they feel more comfortable and determined to confidently test their theories and ideas in the world.


Register for Our 3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Summer Camp

The Camp Galileo Supernovas program is offered in three regions of the country, from California to the midwest. We’ve partnered with only the highest-quality schools to make it all possible. Here’s an overview of the three regions we’ll be serving in the summer of 2018:  The Camp Galileo Stars program has partnered with a number of schools throughout California and Chicagoland. Since 2016, we’re offered our 1st and 2nd grade summer camps in three regions of the country:

At Galileo, it’s our passion to make your kids’ summer camp experience a truly memorable one. We believe that summers should be filled with fun, friends and lots of growth and development. We hope your kids will join us for a super innovative and exciting summer at Camp Galileo, whatever age they are.

And remember, soon-to-be 5th graders can opt to enroll in Galileo Summer Quest as well. This summer day camp program is perfect for kids who will be heading into the 5th grade, 6th grade, 7th grade and 8th grade. GSQ campers choose from one of 11 majors, allowing them to have an in-depth experience of a subject they are passionate about.

If your kids are ready to join in the fun at Camp Galileo, take a few minutes to create an account and remember to join our mailing list. That way, you’ll stay up to date on the latest Galileo news and programs.

If you’re unsure which Galileo program is right for your kids, we encourage you to learn more and connect with us. Galileo’s camp curriculum is designed to suit all different types of kids, from the camper who loves school and thrives in a classroom, to the non-traditional learner who encounters the world in their own unique way. Take a few minutes to check out our FAQ page for answers to the most common questions and then, contact us to chat about our program offerings.