CUPERTINO SUMMER CAMP · DATES: 6/14–8/6 · AGES: 4–12 · ADDRESS: Garden Gate Elementary School, 10500 Ann Arbor Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014 · cupertino@steveandkate.com · 650.212.5094

Interested in enrolling? Check availability below.

Due to loosening regulations in CA, campers may attend camp in different Squads each week, so during registration please select the Squad you'd like to be in for the weeks you are interested in attending.

If there is no space in your squad for a week you'd like to reserve, you're welcome to register and join the waitlist for that given week.
We'll email waitlist families in order of registration to confirm their space, if it becomes available.

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Steve & Kate's

Cupertino Area Summer Day Camp

Kids Take Charge

At Camp, kids take chances and take charge, shaping their day, their way. More choices and fewer expectations creates more possibilities, more self-trust and less self-doubt. 

Our adaptability works to our advantage. Right now we can’t quite operate as usual, but we’ve made the most of mandates and modifications so that kids can make moves (or movies, or magic monster mittens) that matter to them.

Fair And Flexible Fees

Buy any number of days (or weeks, due to pandemic procedures) without worrying you’ll lose what you don’t use. If plans un-plan or cancellations crop-up, we’ll always issue refunds for any unused Passes after the Camp session wraps for the season. It’s how our enrollment rolls with the punches.

New Format, Same Flex

Modifications are required for both registration and rollout of activities as we navigate pandemic protocols. Booking by week instead of by day, and moving through Camp in smaller pod-like “Squads” will feel different than past years. But, these adjustments are temporary (and for everyone’s safety) and won’t compromise our commitment to featuring fan favorite programming and issuing fair, automatic refunds.

Activities

What The Day Will Look Like

After registration, but before attending, campers select and sign up for an interest-based, pod-like group, called Squads. At Camp, they’ll gather with their fellow enthusiasts in indoor or outdoor spaces, to immerse themselves in activities or pursue projects with an emphasis that speaks to their tastes (or, in Sampler Squads, a little bit of everything!). Each Squad will have related go-to supplies and equipment, as well as general goodies for games and artistic freestyling. 

Campers will also have the opportunity to enjoy outdoor classes, socially distanced indoor and outdoor rec, performances, fan-favorites like Gameshow, gaga, and wacky inflatables, or cruise a circuit of rotating activities featuring Lego blocks, dynamic marble runs and more. All activities are available to every camper, no matter their age.

Our current Squad list looks a little like this: 

Interest-Based Squads

Campers sign up for these "mini-camps" within the camp before attending.

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Stitching Society

Sewing with sewing machines, knitting, crochet, hand sewing and embroidery

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Maker Crafts

Basic maker kits, fort building, digital drawing with a stylus, and Rexlace

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Athletic Association

Sports, playground games, pillow polo, coneball, capture the flag, and obstacle courses

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Sampler Squad

Tastes and tries of sewing machine projects, animation, coding/digital games, board games, Rexlace, game tables, and arcade favorites

Rotating Activities

These activities cruise through Squads for more chances to choose.

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Food or Clay Activity

Campers can get their hands messy making something to eat or sculpting something to take home

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Dynamic Marble Runs

Marble sports are the in-thing this year and campers can create their own raceways that twist, turn and send marbles flying down the track

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Nintendo Switch™

When campers can't visit the camp Arcade, we bring it to them

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Sewing machine and Basic Supplies

For Squads that don't specialize in sewing, this kit makes the rounds for campers who want to get crafty

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Animation Stations

Campers create their own stop-motion movies and shorts with our custom Animation Stations. Kids will run the entire show from designing the sets & story, to editing the final project

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Dominoes and LEGO

Building with blocks never goes out of style and doing it with your friends adds a whole other dimension

Classes, Specials, Water and Outdoor Play

Campers may choose to venture beyond their Squad and participate in socially distanced classes, performances and good ol' outdoor play. These will differ depending on location.

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Special Daily Events

Performances such as a magician, a dance troupe or a stunt bicycle rider

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Active Outdoor Classes

Possibilities include martial arts, yoga, and hip-hop dances

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Inflatable Slip ‘n Slide

Our classic slip-and-slide with an inflated track and a splash pool at the end

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Recreation Specials

A climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, and other large active recreational equipment are all possible this summer

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Online Workshops

Campers will be able to log-in to a variety of Online sessions throughout the day

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Gaga

This camper favorite involves dodging, striking, running and jumping a rubber playground ball in an octagonal walled pit

Weekly Specials

All Squads will be scheduled at our weekly special for at least half an hour three times a week for weekly specials. There is no concrete schedule rather every day is dynamic, so campers should come excited to do a variety of activities every day.

 

Inflatable– Giant Inflatable Surprise Tuesday-Thursday!

Inflatable Slip n Slide–  Beat the heat with our Slip n Slide but make sure you don't forget your bathing suit and a towel!

Inflatable– Giant Inflatable Surprise Tuesday-Thursday!

Inflatable Slip n Slide–  Beat the heat with our Slip n Slide but make sure you don't forget your bathing suit and a towel!

James Chan Magic Show– Join us 6/23 at 1pm for a virtual magic show with James Chan

Inflatable– Giant Inflatable Surprise Tuesday-Thursday!

Inflatable Slip n Slide–  Beat the heat with our Slip n Slide but make sure you don't forget your bathing suit and a towel! 

Inflatable– Giant Inflatable Surprise Tuesday-Thursday!

Inflatable Slip n Slide–  Beat the heat with our Slip n Slide but make sure you don't forget your bathing suit and a towel!

Inflatable– Giant Inflatable Surprise Tuesday-Thursday!

Inflatable Slip n Slide–  Beat the heat with our Slip n Slide but make sure you don't forget your bathing suit and a towel!

Inflatable– Giant Inflatable Surprise Tuesday-Thursday!

Inflatable Slip n Slide–  Beat the heat with our Slip n Slide but make sure you don't forget your bathing suit and a towel!

Inflatable– Giant Inflatable Surprise Tuesday-Thursday!

Inflatable Slip n Slide–  Beat the heat with our Slip n Slide but make sure you don't forget your bathing suit and a towel!

Inflatable– Giant Inflatable Surprise Tuesday-Thursday!

Inflatable Slip n Slide–  Beat the heat with our Slip n Slide but make sure you don't forget your bathing suit and a towel!

Tiny Tails Virtual Petting Zoo– Join us 8/3 at 1pm for a virtual petting zoo experience!

Staff

Kid-thusiasts

Our sites are staffed with kids’ number one fans, hailing from all kinds of backgrounds but with the common denominator being they’re all about our campers. Curious, compassionate and creative, both our year-round and seasonal teams are eager and equipped to give kids just the right amount of structure and guidance.

All staff members are at least 18 years old, are background checked, and are trained in CPR and First-Aid. Counselors will wear masks at all times and are trained on all COVID-19 best practices.

Food

Lunch Is On Us

We provide lunch and snacks in alignment with the current state safety guidelines of our new normal. While more options will be added later, we know that we can provide caesar salad and sunbutter and jelly sandwiches daily, on top of campers' favorite item: pizza. Hot from ovens and in sealed boxes, we can get this item safely into kids' hands without worry. You can, of course, choose to pack something instead or as a supplement.

We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day. All snacks will arrive to each squad pre-portioned. We’ll announce specific line-ups closer to the start of season, but rest assured, tummies will be full.

Daily Menu 

V = Vegetarian, VV=Vegan, GF = Gluten Free, DF = Dairy Free, SF = Soy Free, EF = Egg Free

No items contain nuts or nut products. However, some may have been prepared in areas that also produce items with nuts.

 

 

Monday

Cheese Pizza (V)

Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)

Caesar Salad 

Hot Dog

Spaghetti Marinara (V, DF, EF)

Tuesday

Cheese Pizza (V)

Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)

Caesar Salad 

Hot Dog 
Cheese Quesadilla (SF, EF, V) 

 

Wednesday

Cheese Pizza (V)

Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)

Caesar Salad

Hot Dog

Rice, Bean & Cheese Burrito (V)

Thursday

Cheese Pizza (V)

Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)

Caesar Salad

Hot Dog

Mac & Cheese (V, EF)

Friday

Cheese Pizza (V)

Sunbutter & Jelly Sandwich (V)(EF)

Caesar Salad

Hot Dog

Hamburger 

Fees

Flexible and Fair

For as long as COVID regulations require it, registration will be in weekly blocks, instead of by the day (which is our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments. That being said, we know that things happen. If you do miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically—COVID may impact flexibility, but it won’t impact what is fair. Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Day Pass

Registration will be in weekly blocks, instead of by the day (our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments. That being said, we know that things happen. If you do unexpectedly miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically at summer's end. Fair is fair.

$105 per day

Summer Pass

For anyone attending more than 30 days, consider our Summer Pass, with one fee that covers the entire summer. If you end up coming to camp less, worry not. We’ll add up what you would have paid at the Day Pass rate and refund the difference automatically at summer's end.

$3,150 per child

Steve & Kate’s also offers limited need-based financial aid to qualifying families. For more information please see our Financial Aid page.

Please be sure to read our Things to Know Before Coming to Camp page for important information including COVID safety procedures and pick-up & drop-off instructions.

Camp Basics

Dates & Times

June 14th–August 6th
*Closed July 5th
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location

Garden Gate Elementary School
10500 Ann Arbor Ave.
Cupertino, CA, 95014

Ages

In California, we welcome campers between the ages of 4-12

Meet Us

S&K General Events

Join us at an upcoming event to learn a bit about Steve & Kate's and meet some of our team! Sign up for an Information Session, where we'll give a quick presentation about our program, and then have time for an open Q&A. Or grab the kiddos for an interactive game or workshop at an upcoming Family Night! You'll get to meet some of our team, connect with other families, and experience a little bit of Steve & Kate fun!

These events are not specific to a given camp location, so please feel free to attend any day/time that works for your schedule. See ya there! 

Contact Us

Online...for now

We want to meet you and your camper. Our directors work year-round and would love to help you learn more about our program and at the same time learn more about you and your camper. To keep everyone as safe as possible, we're encouraging families to email, call, or schedule a virtual hangout with their director.

Local Director

Jeremy

Jeremy is joining the Steve & Kate's team this year, and is thrilled to get to know the camp community! Jeremy is a huge technology fan who enjoys playing video games, and even taught himself how to build a computer! When not working on camp, you can generally find Jeremy hiking on a nearby trail.

This summer Jeremy is looking forward to creating an engaging camp experience for kids whose interactions have been largely limited due to COVID-19.

Still have questions? We’d love to chat and see how we can tailor camp to you! Get in touch with Jeremy, your local Director:

Call or text: 650-212-5094 | cupertino@steveandkate.com

Jeremy

Kind Words

Testimonials From Our Summer Camps in the Peninsula

This camp was fabulous! My kids loved it and I was so impressed with every aspect of the camp. As an educator, I was so excited with the pedagogy used to engage all of the children at the camp. I believe my children learned a great deal, matured, gained a great deal of self confidence and did it all while having fun!  

I think beyond the quality of activities and the wonderful counselors what I appreciated the most was the fact that my kids could chose what they wanted to do and not be scheduled as they are all year long.

I have recommended this camp to everyone I speak with, without reservation.

Julie S.

(S&K parent)

What truly impressed me is that almost all of the staff knew my son and his interests by the end of the first week, simply because of the interaction that he was able to have by trying out new activities.

He was so excited to go back and be able to have the freedom to explore the activities at his pace and even tried out sewing, making superhero capes and masks! I never thought my extremely active 8 year old would want to sew.  We've been so happy with how Steve and Kate's has been run at this site and especially with Jaimey for making the overall experience so fun for our oldest guy. The staff is all really fun too and everyday I hear stories about them and how "cool" they are. Because apparently, your mom is no longer cool when you are an 8 year old boy. Ha.

Jessica K.

(S&K parent)

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Please Note

Really Important Camp Information

  • Check out our virtual camp orientation for details relevant to all of our camp locations, including how to check-in and check-out, what to bring (and not bring) and more.
  • Staff and campers will have to complete a wellness survey and/or other screening to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival each day. 
  • You can expect the following at all locations: bathrooms cleaned between each group, equipment sanitized and disinfected before use each day, individual places to store camper belongings, and plenty of hand sanitizer, hand washing, and self-applied sunscreen to go around.