Whether your children enjoy creative building or an outdoor exploration Galileo Camps has no problem encouraging summer adventure regardless of their favorite activities.
Encouraging Summer Adventure Camp For Kids
As a kid, I loved building forts to sleep in. In fact, I would find a way to attach multiple blankets to the railings on our porch in the front of our house. Although, my mom would always veto the fort for overnight sleeping. It’s fun seeing my kids have the same passion for building forts as I did. It’s also a treat to watch them grow and develop with each fort they’ve built.
Teamwork is an important skill for kids to develop. It’s a necessary skill that will be used throughout their lives. I always feel such profound joy when I see my kids working as a team, which is completely necessary when creating a fort. They have to work together to manipulate pillows and blankets, so it won’t cave in. They also have to decide where each one is going to sleep so their “space” is created correctly. Believe it or not, the third child is under the green and off-white blanket.
Galileo is a summer camp that is focused on STEAM education, as well as inspiring creativity and confidence. STEAM is education through Science & Technology, interpreted through Engineering & the Arts, all based in Mathematical elements. When your kiddo’s can be kept engaged throughout the summer, it helps to prevent summer brain drain. This is especially true if they are in a camp such as Galileo, which continues your child’s math and science skills but in a very fun way.
Kids can be so innovative when given the opportunity. My son Ethan built the structure below when give toothpicks and marshmallows. 🙂
Galileo’s mission is “to develop innovators who envision and create a better world” by using the Galileo Innovative Approach (GIA). This approach is based off a process developed by Stanford. There are 3 components of the GIA, which include:
- The Innovator’s Mindset, or how an innovator approaches the world.
- The Innovator’s Knowledge, or what innovator’s need to understand.
- The Innovator’s Process, or how innovator’s innovate.
As we approach a project, we can help our kiddo’s think through an entire project from start to finish by using the GIA, as well as their 5 Key Mindsets:
- Visionary – by working with your child to identify goals.
- Collaborative – brainstorm with them and help generate ideas.
- Determined – Discuss the importance of being a visionary as they begin their project.
- Courageous – They courageously start to create their project.
- Reflective – Evaluate what worked and didn’t work, and if necessary, start the re-design process.
Galileo Camps allow kids to do many things, including: a chance to explore explore, to stretch themselves to try to do new things, embrace challenges, be willing to fail, and more.
“Since 2002, Galileo has been shaping a new generation of innovators by teaching kids to explore, make mistakes and create without fear! Drawing from the innovation process inspired by the Stanford Galileo’s curriculum packs serious substance and sparks kids’ imagination from pre-k through 8th grade.
For kids pre-K through 5th grade, there’s Camp Galileo where campers take on art, science, and outdoor activities tailored to their level. They learn lasting innovation skills like collaboration and reflection and take home tangible creations like a rocket, photos inspired by Ansel Adams, or even an archery bow!
For kids entering 5th grade through 8th grade there’s Galileo Summer Quest. Campers can choose from 13 immersive majors, each confidence-building, collaboration-packed session gives them an opportunity to realize their personal vision in a new inspiring subject. Campers make short films, engineer catapults, whip up inventive dishes, design custom video games, and much much more.
One of the most impactful things about the Galileo experience is the staff and how much heart and energy they bring to camp every day. They screen thousands of applicants each year to find the absolute best people to work at their camps. The people they hire not only have the silly gene but a deep passion for education and developing young innovators as well.”
If you are in any of these areas: Chicagoland, CA Bay Area, or Southern California, check-out (and register) your kids at Galileo Summer Camp. Choose the program that works best for you and your child and Galileo Camps by using the Code: BEBOLD. If you combine this offer with Galileo Camps, you will receive and additional $100 off!
How do you keep your kiddo’s engaged throughout the Summer? Have you ever tried Summer Camp?
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