LOS ALTOS SUMMER CAMP · DATES: TBD · AGES: 4–12 · ADDRESS: TBD · losaltos@steveandkate.com · 650.212.5094

Steve & Kate's

Los Altos 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 to 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 or wet inflatables, or cruise a circuit of rotating activities featuring RC cars, Lego blocks, and more. 

We’re still dreaming and drafting up Squad types and crafting activities to fit pandemic protocols, but our current working 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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Performance and Film

Improv, acting, dancing, singing, comedy, animation, filming and recording performances

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Coding and Gaming

Coding/computer building activities, iPads with a variety of coding and digital gaming apps, board games, and assorted card games

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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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Robots or RC Cars

For campers looking to rev and race, battery-based vehicles and remote controllables

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KEVA Planks 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

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.

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.

Register by Dec. 31 for 2019-20 prices and get 10% cash back at Summer's end

To rise to the challenge of these unusual times, we’re doing something unusual for us: we’re offering 2019-20 Day Pass and Summer Pass pricing (even if prices go up in 2021) and giving 10% cash back on the amount you spend before December 31st at the end of Summer 2021. Per usual, any unused Passes will be automatically refunded after summer. Whether you end up using camp in 2021 or not, you’ll still earn the 10%.

Why? By registering before December 31st, you make it possible for us to bring back more of our incredible, spirited staff members (many of which have been with us for years), who in turn help us get in gear for what we know will be another summer like no other.

Unused Passes will be automatically refunded in September 2021. You may request an early refund for any reason before then, by emailing letschat@steveandkate.com. However, the 10% cash back reward only applies to fees that are rolled over now and are left with Steve & Kate's Camps through September 2021—our normal refund schedule. 

If we do not run camp at your location in 2021 for any reason, we’ll still give you the full 10% cash back reward along with your refund at the time of any such announcement. 

If you receive cash back of $600 or more, it will be reported to you on Form 1099-INT.

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. Fair is fair. Prices may go up in January.

$100 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. Prices may go up in January.

$3,000 per child

We strongly encourage families to read our COVID-19 page prior to registering.

Camp Basics

Dates & Times

Dates TBD

Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Location

Los Altos, CA

Exact location TBD

Ages

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

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.

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

Kind Words

Testimonials From Our Summer Camp in Los Altos

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

 

  • Squads will be “stable,” made up of 10-15 campers (depending on local regulations), and won’t mix with other groups on campus. Squads will be assigned consistent staff members, too. Squads will remain as stable as possible for the duration of camp. Squad equipment and materials will be sanitized throughout the day.
  • Staff and campers will have to complete a wellness survey and/or other screening to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival each day. Staff will be required to wear a mask at all times. Campers will be strongly encouraged to do so at all times, and required when they are indoors and/or unable to physically distance from other squads or campers (except for when eating or drinking, or contraindicated per CDC recommendations). Campers will not need to wear them during water activities or if they are playing or sitting outside at least 6ft away from others. Please send a mask to camp for your child each day in anticipation of this.
  • 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.
  • Check back in the spring for your virtual camp orientation. Once we get closer to summer, we'll email you a link to our Online Camp Orientation. This will provide information relevant to all of our camp locations, including videos about how to check-in and check-out, what to bring (and not bring) and a few more things.