SUMMER CAMP GUIDE 2020: Camp Galileo Thousand Oaks June 22 – July 31

An Award-Winning Summer Program for Kids Pre-K Through 10th Grade

By Sponsored Content from Camp Galileo Thousand Oaks March 18, 2020

Update for 2020

As we focus on the health and safety of our staff and campers, and respond to updates from our facility partners who host our summer camps, we have made significant changes to our programming this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic:

In-person camp for 2020 Cancelled: We’ve made the very difficult decision to cancel our in-person camps scheduled for the 2020 summer season.*

Live Online Summer Camp Classes: As summer begins, we will be launching live online summer camp classes for kids entering grades kindergarten through 8th grades. We will announce enrollment beginning at the end of May/early June. Check back on the Galileo website for details, or subscribe for email updates about Camp Galileo Anywhere to be notified when enrollment opens. We will continue to roll-out new classes weekly.

Free Resources for Families:  We know that many families are facing a challenging time now and will be into the summer as they juggle multiple priorities that may include managing kids’ schedules, home-life and work. To address those needs, we have developed Camp Galileo Anywhere – a set of free resources that include kid-friendly project challenges, videos, printables and helpful articles from our experienced educators and curriculum-creators.

For families who had already enrolled for camp for spring or summer of 2020, click here to understand more about your options, and here for Galileo FAQs. To learn more about Galileo’s restructure, you can click here for the latest information.

Awaken your child's innovative spirit at Camp Galileo. With captivating weeklong themes to spark their imaginations, campers engage in daily hands-on art, science and outdoor challenges that build their creative confidence and transform their way of thinking—all wrapped up in big summer fun. 

Also, In Counselor in Training (CIT), 7th through 10th graders will become junior camp counselors and participate in a variety of exciting tracks and leadership development activities - mentoring young campers and leading new ceremonies and celebrations – all with the support from Galileo staff.

Release your inner innovator at Camp Galileo Thousand Oaks

Located at: St. Paschal Baylon School - 154 East Janss Road, Thousand Oaks, 91360 

When: June 22 - July 31, 2020, 6 weekly sessions based on 3 different themes (See below)

Grades: Pre-K through 5th grade, 7th through 10th

Extended Care/Lunch: 8-9am and 3pm-6pm; lunch option available

Cost: Camp Galileo - $399/week and CIT - $249/week; multi-week discounts for camp and extended care


Each week is organized around a different inspiring theme and full of projects carefully designed for every age group. Here's what's happening in 2020: 

Camp Galileo - Grades Pre-K through 5th 

  • Galileo Olympic Games: Craft victory wreaths, Olympic medals and art inspired by Greek Mythology. Investigate the science behind athletes and their equipment as you build balancing gymnasts, archery bows or robots that can practice judo or play soccer. (Week of June 22 and July 13) 
  • National Parks Adventure: Create art influenced by the animals and awe-inspiring scenery of Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and Olympic National Park. Build camping gear from bear canisters to backpacks and investigate the mechanics of condors and grasshoppers. (Week of June 29 and July 20) 
  • Toy Makers Workshop: Put a creative twist on the classics, designing custom Go Fish cards, imagination-fueled model cars or hand-painted pinball machine back glass. Engineer your own spin-art spinner, working arcade game or a toy shop to sell your wares. (Week of July 6 and July 27)

 Counselor In Training - Grades 7th through 10th 

With 8 different journeys to choose from, CITs can pair two journeys/week with the option to mix-and-match their experience over multiple weeks! Counselors in Training will participate in a dynamic choose-your-path style schedule. In addition to learning from amazing Galileo educators, CITs will spend part of each week gaining new experience in a series of Journeys. Each Journey is designed to allow junior counselors to dive deeper into areas that interest them most while gaining valuable hands-on experience.



MULTI-WEEK and SIBLING DISCOUNTS: Get up to $50 off each week for additional weeks of camp. Also, save $10/week for each additional child in your family.

EXTENDED CARE (8– 9am and 3-6pm): We pack extended care full of crafted opportunities for campers to play, chill out, and continue joyful learning. 

BRING A BUDDY: Refer a new family to Camp Galileo Thousand Oaks and they save $50, you get $25 in camp cash. 

LUNCH: We partner with local school lunch providers to serve well-balanced, nutritious meals with plenty of palate-pleasing entree options. Learn more.

PUBLIC & NON-PROFIT EMPLOYEE DISCOUNTS - 25% OFF for military, teachers, school & non-profit workers.

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