Galileo STEAM Camp

Due to COVID-19 Camp Galileo has suspended Summer 2020 season.  Stay tuned for Summer 2021!


Galileo is excited to partner with Saddleback College CUSD Summer Experience for the second year in a row to bring Camp Galileo & Galileo Summer Quest to CUSD students. Since our first summer in 2002 in the Bay Area, Galileo has been working to further our mission of “developing innovators who envision and create a better world.” We now have over 100 programs in the Bay Area, SoCal, and Chicago and impact over 30,000 kids each year!

Galileo gets pre-K – 8th graders immersed in STEAM with hands-on projects in science, technology and engineering, plus art and design curriculum that offers creative new avenues for innovation. In a fun camp environment, campers learn project-based design skills and become confident creators ready to turn their ideas into reality.  

At Camp Galileo, pre-K – entering 5th graders find the perfect mix of summer camp fun and hands-on learning. Supported by the boundless energy and experience of the best staff around, campers craft extraordinary works of art and engineer incredible inventions. Plus, they spend plenty of time playing, exploring and building their teamwork skills outdoors.

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 2019:

  • Renaissance Adventure –  Masterful Masterpieces and da Vinci’s Inventions
  • Deep Ocean Explorers – Art and Science of the Mariana Trench
  • Expedition to Everest – Himalayan Art and the Science of Mountaineering
  • Makers Workshop – Handcrafted Art and Real-World Inventions

At Galileo Summer Quest, entering 5th – 8th graders find the perfect mix of day camp fun and hands-on learning as they dive deep into something that inspires them. Each week, campers choose from 6 immersive majors, picking a subject they already love or a new area they're excited to explore. Mentored by expert instructors and equipped with professional tools and materials, they engineer drones, whip up gourmet confections, create Escape Rooms, and much, much more

Each confidence-building, collaboration-packed week lets campers realize their personal vision in a new inspiring subject. Here's what's on offer in 2019:

  • Chefology: Breakfast Club
  • Chefology: Decadent Desserts
  • Drone Innovators
  • Go-Karts Builders
  • Mystery Room: The Great Escape
  • Virtual Reality

Camp Galileo & Galileo Summer Quest are hosted at Ladera Ranch Elementary & Middle School, in Ladera Ranch, June 24 to August 2, 2019, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Optional morning and afternoon extended care, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., with healthy lunch available. Learn more at or 800-854-3684.

Galileo strongly believes in “Camp for All.” In fact, we’ll give over 5,000 weeks of specially priced camp this summer through our Financial Assistance program! For more information and to apply, visit