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PALO ALTO, CA

Palo Alto Spring Break Day Camp

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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.

Buy Any Number of Days. Use Them Anytime. Get Refunded for Unused Days.

Buy any number of Day Passes to use any day we’re open this summer. You don’t even need to tell us when you’re coming–just show up! Or, if you need more camp, we have a Summer Pass, which covers the entire camp season. All Passes include lunch, snacks, activities, and all hours (8am–6pm), so there are no surprise fees later on.

And if for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Passes automatically in full at summer’s end.

Camp Details

DATES

Apr 4 - Apr 8

HOURS

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

AGES

4-12

ADDRESS

Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School
480 E Meadow Dr
Palo Alto, CA, 94306

CALL/TEXT

650.265.4152

Activities for Every Interest

With the trajectory of child vaccinations and loosening regulations, campers will, once again, design their day in real-time by choosing from a variety of activities offered at once. 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.

MEDIA LAB

MEDIA LAB

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.
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PERFORMING ARTS

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

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

Each week we'll bring in a show-stopping special such as a giant inflatable, race cars, or a climbing wall. Check out our 2022 weekly activity schedule!
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BAKERY

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
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SPORTS & REC

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

Imagination is the limit on what campers will create with a mix of basic maker kits, crafts, and art supplies.
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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.
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PIE THROWING

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 Camps 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!
Jody

(S&K parent)

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.

M–F Menu
Snacks

Palo Alto Spring Specials

Check out what specials are coming to your camp location. Specials will be used by one group at a time and sanitized between uses.

Spring Break Specials:

Important Information for Camp in Palo Alto

Mandatory Wellness Survey

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

Virtual Camp Orientation

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 how to check-in and check-out, what to bring (and not bring) and a few more camp details.

Fees

With vaccine availability on the rise and pandemic regulations opening up, we believe Spring 2022 will be back to our traditional, free-range programming, without requiring advanced weekly reservations. We’ll email all registered families if regulations change prior to spring.

Buy any number of Day Passes and use them whenever you’d like during the spring session. You don’t even need to let us know when you plan to join–just show up! If for any reason your plans change, we’ll refund your unused Passes automatically in-full at spring’s end.

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

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

Staff

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.

Food

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.

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