At Steve & Kate's:

Kids Take Charge

We’ve always believed in following kids’ compasses. Today, our philosophy of self-direction feels even more vital. We invest in kids’ boundless capability and credibility. They - and our world - will be better for it.

Fair Comes First

For forty years, we’ve been upfront and outright when it comes to our value for families and their dollars. With us, parents never lose what they don’t use—we issue refunds with no questions asked. The unknown or unforeseen doesn’t compromise what’s right.

Ready For Anything, Even A Pandemic

We’ve been down for upheaval since 1980. We’re built on adaptability, and what’s more, we relish it. Change hasn’t changed what we’re about: choice, flexibility, and kids wrangling the unknown.

What We Do

Summer, Winter and Spring Camps

Prompting kids to act on their own judgment and trust their instincts, Camp is where kids are guaranteed to choose for themselves; to fuel their sense of self; to fail and try again. It’s messy, unexpected, and totally theirs.

Summer 2021 will still feature fan-favorite activities from classic Camp, now experienced through pod-like “squads” that meet currently required mandates and guidelines for safe gathering amid the pandemic.

Select A Location To Learn More About Our Summer Camps

Or see all summer camp locations, here.

Steve & Kate Online

An online community where kids can be themselves and connect with others who share their passions. Because kids might be more remote these days, but they’re not alone.

Kind Words About What We Do

"Working parents’ worries dissipate as they contemplate Steve & Kate’s model."

Chicago Tribune

"The children that attend Steve & Kate's blossom and discover a freedom of identity that, in a way, no other institution I've experienced has ever managed. Kids find their thumbprint at Steve & Kate's. My one complaint: Where were they when I was a kid?"

Andrew Stanton

Director of WALL-E, Finding Nemo, & Finding Dory

"If kids ruled the world, it might look something like Steve and Kate’s Camp."

Apple's Hot News

"Steve and Kate’s Camp didn’t set out to cater to the children of folks at Pixar, Industrial Light & Magic and the like, but given their philosophy, it’s no surprise so many attend."

Variety magazine

"For families seeking a blend of that traditional camp experience combined with a modern, tech-savvy touch, there’s Steve and Kate’s Camp [which] evokes a laid-back aura true to its California roots, complemented by the company’s Silicon Valley-inspired innovative approaches to everything from programming to payment."

The Washington Post

Who We Are

We're People People

We recognize that, in today’s society, humans face a wide variety of barriers to feeling included and are not always celebrated for what makes them unique. So we take it as our responsibility to create an environment in which individuals of all races, nationalities, ethnicities, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, and gender identities can come together to play and learn collaboratively and respectfully.

What That Looks Like For Our Kids

We enable kids to be and express themselves freely, while staff cheer them on. We advocate and celebrate children discovering and expressing their true selves by creating a liberating environment that puts them in charge. We remove adult judgment from the equation and strive to create an environment where children feel included and safe. 

This work and commitment is ongoing, and we expand our efforts year over year in our continuous quest to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive camp.

What That Looks Like For Our Team

We’re folks who are passionate about what we do. Our organization is staffed top to bottom with people who share a talent for connecting with kids. We believe kids feed off our energy and look to us to support and encourage their boundless potential. We’re not about telling kids what to do. Our work is about showing them what can be done.

What That Looks Like Locally

Serving as informed, involved allies in our site regions and neighborhoods is deeply important to us. We’re learning everyday as to how we can be and do better.