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SUMMER REGISTRATION IS OPEN! Register now & reserve your spot!

PALO ALTO, CA

Palo Alto Winter Break 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.

Fair, Flexible, & All-Inclusive Fees

This winter we’ll be open for two ‘weekly’ camp sessions: Dec. 20–23, and Dec. 27–30. Reserve one or two winter sessions, made up of 4 Day Passes each, without worrying you’ll lose what you don’t use. If your plans change for any reason, we’ll automatically refund any unused Day Passes in full in January. Fees include lunch, snacks, and all hours & activities.

Camp Details

DATES

Dec 20 - Dec 30

HOURS

8:00 am - 6:00 pm

AGES

4-12

ADDRESS

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

DIRECTOR

Shannon

CALL/TEXT

650-265-4152

Activities

What The Day Will Look Like

During registration families will select a group called a ‘Squad’, for each session they attend. Each Squad will have go-to supplies, equipment, and goodies for games and artistic freestyling, as well as access to rotating activities and specials throughout the day.

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Maker Crafts

Basic maker kits, digital drawing with a stylus, and Rexlace
Animation

Stop-Motion Animation

Produce and film stop-motion animation movies & shorts with our custom animation stations
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Coding & Gaming

Coding/computer building activities, iPads with a variety of coding and digital gaming apps, and assorted card games
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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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Arts, Crafts, & Lounging

Drawing, board games, books, table games, cards, and other crafts
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Gaga

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

A climbing wall, inflatable obstacle course, or other large & active recreational equipment are all possible

Kind Words Testimonials From Our Camps in the South Bay

Audrey really did have the most amazing time as a mentee. We weren't sure what to expect, but when I heard she was making/serving lunches, playing games, and organizing Friday activities, I was blown away with the variety of her experience. Can't wait for next summer!
Jen E.

(S&K parent)

I loved the safety, the variety of studios & how much my daughter enjoyed them. The fact that we were able to drop in anytime was awesome.
Mariam M.

(S&K parent)

The staff was so friendly and warm, reaching out to the kids and making a comfortable environment. I was actually planning to send the boy for only a week in San Mateo due to traffic, but in just that 1 week we became so attached to everyone, I just had to deal with traffic the whole summer to attend this site. Thanks for making our summer awesome! Looking forward to next year!
Jae Min J.

(S&K parent)

Daily Menu

VG= Vegetarian, 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 12/20
Tuesday 12/21
Wednesday 12/22
Thursday 12/23
Thursday 12/23
Monday 12/27
Tuesday 12/28
Wednesday 12/29
Thursday 12/30
Snacks

Palo Alto Winter 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.

2021 Winter Specials

Please Note

Really Important Camp Information

Drop Off & Pick Up Procedures

Please be sure to read our Palo Alto Drop Off & Pick Up Instructions found here, before your first day of camp!

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

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.

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Be sure to check out our Winter Camp Online Orientation, here!

Fees

Flexible and Fair

For as long as COVID regulations require it, registration will be in weekly blocks, or four-day blocks for Winter Camp, instead of by the day (which is our norm). So, please think about your plans in weekly increments and plan to purchase enough Day Passes to cover your full, four-day session(s). That being said, we know that things happen. If you do miss a day, we’ll still refund it automatically at winter’s end. Learn more about our automatic refund policy here.

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

Our Day Pass includes lunch, snacks, and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

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AND DOZENS MORE!

Contact Us

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.

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This is Shannon’s second year working at Steve & Kate’s Summer Camp, and she helped pilot our Counselors At Home program in the South Bay and Peninsula. 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 year Shannon is looking forward to incorporating some of her love of art into camp!.

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

 

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