STEVE & KATE'S PALO ALTO · DATES: Jun 10 - Aug 9, 2019 · ADDRESS: Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School, 450 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto Summer Camp

My goal at Steve & Kate's is to empower and support young people in their self-searches and self-discoveries. As a writer and creative artist, I can't think of anything more essential or inspiring than giving voice and vision to who we are, who we want to be, and how we strive to get there. As an educator, I believe in learning alongside youth, making mistakes and tackling tricky challenges shoulder-to-shoulder. I want to get hands-on with our heads and hopes up, and I am thrilled to thread myself through this camp community.

Daniella Shoshan, Self-Director
Call or text: 650-265-4152 | paloalto@steveandkate.com

THE BASICS

Contact and Location

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

Email Daniella:
paloalto@steveandkate.com

Call or text Daniella:
650-265-4152

Camp Dates

June 10 - August 9, 2019
No camp July 4, 2019

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

Camp Tours

8-9:15am - Join in with first day campers
1:30-2pm - Another option for interested families

Meet the director and see camp in action. No need to RSVP, just show up to camp at this time.

Parking

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. 

SUMMER CAMP FEES THAT WORK AROUND YOUR SCHEDULE.

  • Buy any number of Day Camp Passes for our educational 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.

Buy 1 or more

$110 per day

Buy 5 or more

$100 per day

Buy 20 or more

$90 per day

Membership


$2,700 per child

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.

UNIQUE THINGS ABOUT THIS LOCATION

  • 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.
  • Parents and campers can expect water play approximately two afternoons per week (Tues. & Thurs.), and potentially more frequently if temps are running high.
  • 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.
  • We are open July 5th!  We'll be offering a modified schedule with 4th of July-themed recreational offerings to celebrate the holiday and adjust to lighter than usual attendance. Some of our regular Studios may not be available. To find out more about programming, you can reach out to your Director.

REALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • 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.

Activities for every interest.

Whatever your child’s passion, they can push their limits at our camp.
Stop-motion animation, fashion, coding, breadmaking, sports, music, dance, and so much more.

RECREATIONAL SUMMER CAMP FEATURES

Each day at camp, we offer at least one showstopper activity from our lineup of Recreational Features. The Director at each location will decide when and how often to schedule each of their three Recreational Features, so feel free to contact your Director or look at the Daily Features schedule below to find out what will be scheduled each day.

  • SLIP_N_SLIDE_SPECIALS_SUMMER

    Inflatable Slip and Slide Add some slide to your stride and cool off in style with our giant inflatable slip and slide. Check with the Director or the schedule below to learn when it’s a water play day, and then all you need is a swimsuit and towel to hydrate-participate!

  • GAGA_SPECIALS_SUMMER

    Gaga- The name of the game and also how campers feel about it: Gaga! This fan fave is essentially a high energy dodgeball-style game played in an octagonal pit. There may be 8 sides to this arena, but one opinion...gaga!

  • ZORBS_SPECIALS_SUMMER

    Zorb Racing- Get your Zorb on! Climb inside of one of these giant 10' inflatable hamster balls, and race down our inflated track to see who wins!

DAILY FEATURES

Throughout each week, we'll spice things up with featured workshops and groovy, goofy games.  We generally schedule the most jaw-dropping Feature on Friday! Check back often for updates!

June 10 - 14, 2019

Monday: Maker Monday! 
Details: Create a tool that helps you do the thing you do best

Sport of the Day: Soccer (am) / Kickball (pm)

Tuesday: Tremendous Trivia Tuesday!

Sport of the Day: Dodgeball (am) / Coneball (pm)

Wednesday: Wowza Writing Workshops!
Details: Lyrics & Limmericks

Sport of the Day: Hockey (am) / Pillow Polo (pm)

Thursday: Camp Cameos!
What: Campers come dressed as a character, costumed crusader or imaginary inspiration (optional of course)
Details: Titans of talent - who do you think possesses purely primo potential?!

Sport of the Day: Capture the Flag (am) / Steal the Rubber Chicken (pm)

Friday Pie Day: Funflatable Friday!  Details: Inflatable Skeeball & Giant Ring Toss

Sport of the Day: Obstacle Course Tour de Force

June 17 - 21, 2019

Monday: Maker Monday! 
Details: Create your own imaginary creature

Sport of the Day: Soccer (am) / Kickball (pm)

Tuesday: Tremendous Trivia Tuesday!

Sport of the Day: Dodgeball (am) / Coneball (pm)

Wednesday: Wowza Writing Workshops!
Details: Dream Ups & Tall Tales

Sport of the Day: Hockey (am) / Pillow Polo (pm)

Thursday: Camp Cameos!
What: Campers come dressed as a character, costumed crusader or imaginary inspiration (optional of course)
Details: "I Imagine I'm..." - dress the dream! Wear whomever or whatever wonder you whip up!

Sport of the Day: Capture the Flag (am) / Steal the Rubber Chicken (pm)

Friday Pie Day: Funflatable Friday!      Details: Ahoy! Inflatable Pirate Ship

Sport of the Day: Imagination Olympics

June 24 - 28, 2019

Monday: Movin', Makin' & Shakin' Monday! 
Details: Maker project in the am; dance party in the gym after lunch

Sport of the Day: Soccer (am) / Kickball (pm)

Tuesday: Tremendous Trivia Tuesday! + Slip N' Slide

Sport of the Day: Dodgeball (am) / Coneball (pm)

Wednesday: Wowza Writing Workshops!
Details: Pitches & Profiles

Sport of the Day: Hockey (am) / Pillow Polo (pm)

Thursday: Slip N Slide

Sport of the Day: Capture the Flag (am) / Steal the Rubber Chicken (pm)

Friday Pie Day: Fun Friday Feature!     

Details: TBD

Sport of the Day: Circuit Training & Curiosity Braining (think cross fit mixed w/ puzzles)

July 1 - 5, 2019

Monday: Monday: Movin', Makin' & Shakin' Monday! 
Details: Maker project in the am; dance party in the gym after lunch

Sport of the Day: Soccer (am) / Kickball (pm)

Tuesday: Tremendous Trivia Tuesday! + Slip N Slide

Sport of the Day: Dodgeball (am) / Coneball (pm)

Wednesday: Wowza Writing Workshops!
Details: Graphic Novels & Fade Intros

Sport of the Day: Hockey (am) / Pillow Polo (pm)

Thursday: closed for July 4th

Sport of the Day: Capture the Flag (am) / Steal the Rubber Chicken (pm)

Friday Pie Day: Funflatable Friday!                                                                                                                  Details: Inflatable Obstacle Course + Slide

Sport of the Day: Superhero Challenges

July 8 - 12, 2019

Monday: Monday: Movin', Makin' & Shakin' Monday! 
Details: Maker project in the am; dance party in the gym after lunch

Sport of the Day: Soccer (am) / Kickball (pm)

Tuesday: Tremendous Trivia Tuesday! + Slip N Slide

Sport of the Day: Dodgeball (am) / Coneball (pm)

Wednesday: Wowza Writing Workshops!
Details: Haiku

Sport of the Day: Hockey (am) / Pillow Polo (pm)

Thursday: Slip N Slide

Sport of the Day: Capture the Flag (am) / Steal the Rubber Chicken (pm)

Friday Pie Day: Funflatable Friday!                                                                                                                  Details: Tropical Water Slide (bring swimwear + a towel if participating)

Sport of the Day: Jungle Gym-tivities

July 15 - 19, 2019

Monday: Movin', Makin' & Shakin' Monday! 
Details: Maker project in the am; dance party in the gym after lunch

Sport of the Day: Soccer (am) / Kickball (pm)

Tuesday: Tremendous Trivia Tuesday! + Slip N Slide

Sport of the Day: Dodgeball (am) / Coneball (pm)

Wednesday: Wowza Writing Workshops!
Details: Mad-libs & Silly Sketches

Sport of the Day: Hockey (am) / Pillow Polo (pm)

Thursday: Slip N Slide

Sport of the Day: Capture the Flag (am) / Steal the Rubber Chicken (pm)

Friday Pie Day: Funflatable Friday!                                                                                                                  Details: 5-in-1 Combo Bounce House

Sport of the Day: Summerween sampler - a little of everything throughout the day

July 22 - 26, 2019

Monday: Movin', Makin' & Shakin' Monday! 
Details: Maker project in the am; dance party in the gym after lunch

Sport of the Day: Soccer (am) / Kickball (pm)

Tuesday: Tremendous Trivia Tuesday! + Slip N Slide

Sport of the Day: Dodgeball (am) / Coneball (pm)

Wednesday: Wowza Writing Workshops!
Details: Choose your own adventure books

Sport of the Day: Hockey (am) / Pillow Polo (pm)

Thursday: Slip N Slide

Sport of the Day: Capture the Flag (am) / Steal the Rubber Chicken (pm)

Friday Pie Day: Funflatable Friday!                                                                                                                  Details: Jungle Bounce House

Sport of the Day: Choose Your Own (Sports) Adventure

July 29 - August 2, 2019

Monday: Movin', Makin' & Shakin' Monday! 
Details: Maker project in the am; dance party in the gym after lunch

Sport of the Day: Soccer (am) / Kickball( pm)

Tuesday: Tremendous Trivia Tuesday! + Slip N Slide

Sport of the Day: Dodgeball (am) / Coneball (pm)

Wednesday: Wowza Writing Workshops!
Details: Your Story, Your Way (Find Your Form)

Sport of the Day: Hockey (am) / Pillow Polo (pm)

Thursday: Slip N Slide

Sport of the Day: Capture the Flag (am) / Steal the Rubber Chicken (pm)

Friday Pie Day: Funflatable Friday!                                                                                                                  Details: Giant Hungry Hungry Hippos

Sport of the Day: Story Relays, Tall Tale Tag, The Great Gaga Saga

August 5 - 9, 2019

Monday: Movin', Makin' & Shakin' Monday! 
Details: Maker project in the am; dance party in the gym after lunch

Sport of the Day: Soccer (am) / Kickball (pm)

Tuesday: Tremendous Trivia Tuesday!

Sport of the Day: Dodgeball (am) / Coneball (pm)

Wednesday: Wowza Writing Workshops!
Details: Potion Copywriting

Sport of the Day: Hockey (am) / Pillow Polo (pm)

Thursday: Slip N Slide

Sport of the Day: Capture the Flag (am) / Steal the Rubber Chicken (pm)

Friday: CARNIVAL! No regular programming, but an all-day celebration of games, prizes and funtivities. This is the official last day of camp for 2019 in Palo Alto.

LUNCH

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.

*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.

Monday

  • Cheese Pizza - a classic & fan favorite, with cheese and tomato sauce (VG, EF)
  • Gluten Free Cheese Pizza - (VG, EF, GF)
  • Rotini Marinara - spiral pasta with tomato sauce (VG, SF, DF) 
  • BBQ Tofu & Veggies Bowl - firm tofu tossed in zingy bbq sauce with mixed veggies (VG, DF, EF, GF)
  • Daily Sides: Steamed Broccoli, Rice, and/or Spring Mix Salad

Tuesday

  • Bean & Rice Burrito - rice & sautéed beans in a flour tortilla (VG, EF)
  • Grilled Cheese - (VG; can be made GF upon request)
  • Teriyaki Tofu Bowl - firm tofu tossed in teriyaki sauce with stir-fry veggies (VG, DF, EF, GF)
  • Daily Sides: Steamed Peas, Rice and/or Spring Mix Salad

Wednesday

  • Mac & Cheese - elbow macaroni baked with cheese (VG; can be made GF upon request)
  • Cheese Quesadilla - corn tortillas with layers of melted cheese (VG, EF, GF)
  • Cuban Beans & Rice - sautéed pinto beans with rice (VG, DF, EF, SF, GF)
  • Daily Sides: Broccoli & Carrots, Plain Pasta, and/or Spring Mix Salad

Thursday

  • Cheese Pizza - a classic & fan favorite, with cheese and tomato sauce (VG, EF)
  • Gluten Free Cheese Pizza - (VG, EF, GF)
  • Rotini Marinara - spiral pasta with tomato sauce (VG, SF, DF) 
  • Veggie & Hummus Wrap - fresh, crunchy veggies with smooth hummus in a flour tortilla (VG, DF, EF)
  • Daily Sides: Carrots, Plain Pasta, and/or Spring Mix Salad

Friday

  • Hot Dog - all beef hot dog on a golden bun (DF; can be made GF upon request)
  • Chicken Nuggets - baked chicken nuggets with crispy breading 
  • Spaghetti Marinara - spaghetti tossed in tomato sauce (VG, SF, DF)
  • Daily Sides: Baked Potato Wedges, Steamed Corn and/or Spring Mix Salad

TESTIMONIALS

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. Daniella 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)

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