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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Time to Start Thinking About Summer Camp

Photo of my daughter building a suspension bridge.

Last year my daughter attended Camp Galileo and she absolutely loved it.  She's been proudly wearing her camp t-shirt to school all year.  She's also been relentless about asking me when she gets to go back.  I've been telling her it starts next summer but I suspect she thinks it happens every month (it doesn't but I wish it did).  Thankfully registration just opened up so I was able to tell her that I'm registering her for camp soon.

One of the fun things that comes with registration is picking out which theme or class to attend.  Each year Camp Galileo creates four themes for campers Pre-K - 5th grade.  Last year my daughter picked Celebrate the Golden Gate which delved into bridge engineering and San Francisco inspired art projects. This year's camp themes are, Medieval Adventure, African Safari, Galileo Amusement Park, and Space Odyssey. 

For grades 3rd - 5th, campers have the opportunity to attend the Chabot Space and Science Camp.  We're considering going with this option since both children are eligible for it this year.  Instead of themes, classes are offered in the following categories,  Lego Robotics, GPS Treasure Hunt, Mars Explores, and rocket lab to name a few.

If you would like to learn more about Camp Galileo, you can read about our experiences here, here, and here.  To find out all about there philosophy (very unique) and program, please visit the official Galileo site.

There's also an early bird special going on if you register for camp by February 28th, you get $20 off each week.
Disclaimer:  My children are receiving one free paid week of camp as compensation for this post series.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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