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Palo Alto Finale Week: Aug 8 - Aug 12, 2022


Kids Take Charge

Every aspect of our program is designed to put kids in charge of their own learning experience. At Steve & Kate’s, campers choose from a variety of activities in real-time, as they design their day at camp. As kids try, fail, and learn on their own–they learn to trust their own judgment. These will ultimately be the kids who are prepared to tackle the challenges of an ever changing world with creativity and confidence.

Camp Details


Aug 8 - Aug 12


Need more camp? Check out Palo Alto Summer


8:00 am - 6:00 pm




Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School
450 San Antonio Rd.
Palo Alto, CA, 94306





Activities for Every Interest

In the early morning and late afternoon, campers ramp up and wind down with recreational choices. For the bulk of the day, children will choose from the activities listed below. While we can’t say exactly what the day will look like, one thing is for sure: The campers are in control.



Campers use scaffolded coding apps to build & play games. They'll also create stop-motion animations, movies, & music, as well as have access to other design tools.


Jump into the spotlight with dancing and karaoke, as well as performing art games, performances, & specials.


Hand & machine sewing are available for campers of all ages as well as options for embroidery, knitting, & other artistic flare.


Each week we'll bring in a show-stopping special such as a giant inflatable, race cars, or a climbing wall. Weekly Special schedule coming soon.


Experienced bakers & professional taste-testers unite to experiment with different bread recipes & creations. Kids choose from a variety of fillings, spices, & add-ons to customize the flavors before & after they bake
sports and recreation


Campers and staff join together to play soccer, gaga, capture the flag, or whatever games children are interested in that day.


Imagination is the limit on what campers will create with a mix of basic maker kits, crafts, and art supplies.
slip n slide/ water play


When the weather gets hot, we'll cool down with water games & activities such as water tag, sprinklers, or an inflatable slip n' slide.
Pie day


At Steve & Kate's, Fridays are Pie Day! Our 40+ year tradition continues of ending the week with a whipped cream pie to the face.

Testimonials From Our Summer Camp in Palo Alto

We are truly pleased with Steve & Kate's Camp. It's the kind of camp I would have enjoyed going to as a kid; but back then, we got to be kids. We love everything it has to offer and [our son] looks forward to going everyday! I only have great things to say about the camp and how it is arranged/structured. Steve & Kate's Camp is a great fit for our family!
Nichole W.

(S&K parent)

My kids love Steve and Kate's; they make strong friendships, they are able to feel the self efficacy of creation, and they learn more about what they enjoy doing when they have autonomy. [The director] always knew about everything that was going on with each camper and facilitated the camp experience to make sure that the students' voices were first and foremost. When my kids got out of the car each morning, they couldn't stop themselves from running to start their day at camp!

(S&K parent)


Buy any number of Finale Day Passes to use at any point during the week of Aug 8, 2022 – Aug 12, 2022. If for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Passes automatically in-full at summer’s end.


Please note that we are nearing capacity for this week of camp, and families will be required to have Palo Alto Finale Day Passes in order to attend camp the week of Aug. 8–Aug. 12. Campers who are on a Summer Pass plan or who purchased Day Passes for Palo Alto or Cupertino camps prior to 5/20/22, will be able to attend Palo Alto’s Finale week without any additional reservations or purchases.


We also offer need-based financial aid to qualifying families. Learn more or submit an application, here.

Includes: Lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours, 8am–6pm

  • Buy any number of Finale Day Passes to use anytime during the week of Aug 8–Aug 12
  • Unused Day Passes are automatically refunded in mid September
  • If you’re planning to attend camp outside of the Finale, Aug 8 – Aug 12, 2022, be sure to purchase Day Passes for Palo Alto Summer Camp, which runs from Jun. 13– Aug. 5th

Includes: Lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours, 8am–6pm

  • One fee covers the entire summer, including this Finale week and our Palo Alto Summer Camp, which runs from Jun. 13– Aug. 5th
  • Children on the Summer Pass plan for any of our Summer Camps will be able to attend this Finale week without additional reservations
  • If you purchase a Summer Pass and end up using less than 30 days, then we’ll calculate what you would have paid at the daily rate and automatically refund the difference in mid September


Tireless child advocates, who balance structure and guidance with staying out of campers’ ways. All staff members are background checked and trained in CPR & first-aid.


We provide daily lunch options from a rotating variety of local restaurants and caterers. We’ll also offer an array of snacks for kids to nosh on throughout the day. Check out the daily menu below.

Details About Camp in Palo Alto

Finale Week in Palo Alto: Aug 8-12

Due to many nearby camp programs closing early August, we’re seeing an increase in planned attendance for our last week of camp, which runs Aug 8–Aug 12.

Due to the limited space this Finale week, we are nearing capacity and will require Day Passes be purchased for this specific week in order to attend. Campers who are on a Summer Pass plan or who registered for Palo Alto or Cupertino prior to 5/20/22, will be able to attend Palo Alto’s Finale week without any additional reservations.

Virtual Camp Orientation & Drop-off/Pick-Up Procedures

Check out our virtual camp orientation before your first day of camp! This page includes important camp details such as check-in/check-out procedures, what to bring (and not bring), and anything else you need to know for your first day!

Complete a Wellness Survey

Staff and campers will Complete a Wellness Survey and/or other screening to identify any potential health concerns upon arrival each day.

Daily Menu

VG= 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.

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Contact Your Local Director

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. Get in touch with your local Director:

Shannon K

While this is Shannon’s 2nd summer directing at Steve & Kate’s Summer Camp, it’s her third year working with us! Shannon loves all kinds of art making, especially multi-media and recycled art, and can regularly be found exploring parks or trails near Capitola.

This summer Shannon is looking forward to incorporating some of her love of art into camp, and hopes to make some camp-wide projects!

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