Are you thinking about summer camp yet? If you’re super-organized, you may already have a plan in place. And if not, there’s still time! We’re not planning on summer camp this year, but if I was this is where I’d begin…
When I was out for dinner the other night I spotted this awesome poster for Camp Galileo.
I don’t know about you, but this is not the summer camp of my childhood!
Power Tools. Innovating. What??
Here’s a snapshot of my summer camp memories: Peeling glue off of my hands all afternoon while drinking gallons of fruit punch that came from a jug of pink powder mixed with water. Hmmm.
Okay, so let me start by saying that Camp Galileo is a San Francisco Bay Area camp. If you’re local, this post is for you. And, there’s a whopping discount code at the end of this post.
If you’re not local, you might still be interested because I bet there’s something similar in your neck of the woods.
In Camp Galileo’s words, this is what children get out of their camps:
They learn how to fail. Not in a humiliating or dispiriting way. But in a self-assured way, that helps turn them into hardy, risk-taking creators and problem-solvers.
I love that!
A camp with a focus on innovation, collaboration, and imagination
Here’s how Camp Galileo describes their programs…
Galileo’s mission is to create a world of fearless innovators. We think kids who learn to explore and fail without fear—the essence of innovation—are happier, more creative and more confident when faced with life’s challenges. Drawing from the innovation process developed by the Stanford d.school, Galileo runs an evolving series of imagination-sparking programs for kids from pre-K through 8th grade.
In pre-K, campers may build a crude xylophone or design a lion mask. By 8th grade, they may program their own video game, design their own fashion line, or breathe life into some creation entirely of their own invention.
- Location: Camp Galileo has locations all over the Bay Area
- Ages: The program is for children in grades pre-K-8.
- Promo Code (yes, you can save money on this rad camp!): From now until May 31st, Galileo is offering $25 off your camp registration fee with the code, 2013INNOVATE.
- Register for Galileo today. And then rest easy knowing that you can check this task off your to-do list.
A question for you…
What’s the most surprising this you remember about summer camp? And are you registering your child for a camp this summer?
I only share content that I love and/or think you’ll find useful. Thanks to Galileo for sponsoring today’s discussion.
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