STEVE & KATE'S PALO ALTO · DATES: Jun 8 - Aug 7, 2020 · ADDRESS: Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, 450 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto Summer Camp

Thirteen years ago, I worked my first summer as a camp counselor. I immediately connected with the experiential learning and the community I was able to support. Every summer since, I have worked in camp and have never looked back! In college, I studied Early Childhood Education and have been able to apply my passion in program. This summer, I'm looking forward to being a part of each camper's growth in a space where they choose! 

Karlynn Lee, Self-Director
Call or text: 650-265-4152 |


Contact and Location

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


Call or text Karlynn:

Camp Dates

June 8 - August 7, 2020

No camp Friday July 3, 2020.

Need more camp? Day Passes and Summer Passes can be used at any location.


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


When you arrive, please drive down to the fourth entry gate, and show your registration (if it's your first visit) to the security guard. You'll be given a sticker or window/windshield pass after that to speed things up. San Antonio Road may get a little backed up, but we'll move our process as lickety split as we can. 


  • Buy any number of Day Camp Passes for our summer camps and use them anytime.
  • Get fully refunded for any unused Day Camp Passes, automatically.
  • Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 7:30am to 6pm.

Day Pass


Summer Pass


To learn more about our summer camp fees and how refunds work, check out the fees page.
Fees for our mentorship program are a little different; you can find those details on the mentorship page.


  • Our outdoor playing area is awesome! With a new turf field that's 96' x 115', we have tons of room for Sports, Specials, and summer spirit. This area is where we'll do water play and other Specials, as we try and keep noisier activities away from the second, rear-located field. And! Our entire campus is gated, so everyone's outdoor (and indoor) camp fun is safe & secure.
  • In order to honor the traditions of the school, if you plan to supplement our food options with snacks from home, we ask that you not pack any meat or shellfish.
  • If you are not registered and are visiting camp for a tour during the summer, please inform the security guard who will connect you with a Steve & Kate's staff member to check-in as a guest. Note that tours are not available between 9:15am and 9:45am and 11:45am and 12:30pm.


  • When you arrive at camp, you’ll be greeted by our security guard at the 4th green entrance gate. On your first day of camp, please provide proof of registration at the gate (a print out or screenshot of your registration will do!). After you check-in to camp the first time, you’ll be provided a S&K car window slick for use on future days.
  • For check-out at the end of the day, you'll park and head into our Parent Lounge to wait until your camper is called for and ready to go home.
  • BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THE LINK BELOW FOR THE VIRTUAL ORIENTATION. This provides information relevant to all of our camp locations, including information and videos about how to check-in/check-out, what to bring (and not bring), and so much more.


The surest path towards thriving is if kids are driving. 

At Steve & Kate’s, we’ve always believed in following kids’ compasses. Today, our philosophy of self-direction feels even more vital. Campers act on their judgments and fuel their sense of self, develop the drive to adapt, leap and lead. We invest in kids’ boundless capability and credibility. They - and our world - will be better for it.

We can’t say exactly what days at camp will look like, where they’ll go, or what campers will wind up whipping up, but one thing’s for sure: kids drive. 


Each day at camp, we offer at least one showstopper activity from our lineup of Specials. More info on this location’s weekly and daily specials in 2020 coming soon.


2020 menu details coming soon. In the meantime, you can read more about how food works at camp here.

*Important note: To honor the traditions of our host school, we do not combine meat and dairy offerings on the same day. We also ask that any snacks or lunch brought from home do not contain pork or shellfish.


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)

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