At Galileo, we believe summer camp should be tons of fun and profoundly enriching at the same time. Supported by the boundless energy of the best staff around, campers from Pre-K through 10th grade can feel comfortable exploring, learning new things and to the courage and resilience to keep trying. These important elements of innovation have been shown to help kids become happier, more creative and more confident when faced with life's challenges.
Camp Galileo (pre-K - 5th grades): Craft extraordinary works of art, engineer incredible inventions and have a blast playing outdoors. Choose from three imagination-sparking week-long themes.
Galileo Summer Quest (Entering 5th - 8th grades, select locations): Pick an immersive new subject every week and go deep exploring it, creating go-karts, mystery rooms, gourmet treats and more.
Galileo Counselors in Training (Entering 7th - 10th grades): Teens choose their own leadership journeys and go behind-the-scenes at Galileo. Mentor young campers, see how camp ticks, and make summer magic to remember.
"Our kids attended Galileo for a second time last summer. Our 9-year-old did go-kart building and absolutely loved it. He gained a lot of confidence in using tools, paint, etc. Our active first grader was a bit more skeptical but came away with some beautifully, imaginatively crafted functional sculptures. Galileo has helped us kick start some activities at home in crafting and building that are fun and important to development. We consider Galileo an important part of keeping the kids challenged over the summer."
-John, Lincoln Park
"My daughter absolutely LOVED Camp Galileo last summer! She joined to hang out with a friend and came out of her two weeks loving everything about camp. She made new friends, learned some fun camp songs, and created some pretty incredible masterpieces. As a parent, I loved that she learned a ton while having a fun camp experience. I was very impressed with the counselors and how organized everything was."
-Lindsay, Wicker Park
"With all the research pointing to how important it is for kids to learn grit and perseverance, Camp Galileo is an awesome addition to the Chicago camp scene. We sent our 7-year-old last summer after learning about Galileo's impressive innovation model and he absolutely loved it -- came out smiling ear to ear every day and couldn't wait to go back! The counselors are so much fun and the environment-with a great amount of outdoor activities, camp songs and fun morning round-ups-gives the kids a true summer camp experience while they learn all-important life skills. We couldn't be more thrilled with the experience! Our son is better for it and he can't wait to go back this summer!"
-Betsy, Lincoln Park
11 Chicagoland locations:
Lincoln Park, West Loop, Wicker Park, Evanston, Northbrook, Glenview, Winnetka, Arlington Heights, La Grange, Oak Park, Naperville
Optional extended care and healthy lunch. Sign up by March 2 and save up to $150! Learn more at www.galileo-camps.com.
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