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PALO ALTO, CA

Palo Alto Summer 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

Jun 13 - Aug 5

NOTES

Closed July 4th
Need more camp? Check out Palo Alto Finale

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 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. Weekly Special schedule coming soon.
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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 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!
Jody

(S&K parent)

Fees

With vaccine availability on the rise and pandemic regulations opening up, we believe Summer 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 summer.

Buy any number of Day Passes or a Summer Pass, and use them whenever you’d like during the summer. 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 summer’s end. We also offer need-based financial aid to qualifying families. Learn more or submit an application, here.

All fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 8:00am to 6:00pm.

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

  • Buy any number of Day Passes to use any time between Jun. 13–Aug. 5
  • Unused Day Passes are automatically refunded in mid September
  • You can upgrade to a Summer Pass whenever you want by purchasing 30 Day Passes per child
  • Day Passes can be transferred between siblings if they are each on the Day Pass plan
  • Campers planning to join us for Finale Camp, the week of Aug. 8–12, will be required to purchase Day Passes for this week separately

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

  • One fee covers the entire summer–That’s up to 44 days of camp in Palo Alto, including our Summer Finale week, which runs Aug. 8–Aug. 12!
  • If you end up using less than 30 days of camp, and thus not enough to justify the cost of a Summer Pass, we’ll calculate what you would have paid at Day Pass rate and refund the difference automatically in mid September

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.

S&K General Events

Learn more about Steve & Kate’s Camp philosophy and activities at one of our upcoming virtual events! The Information Sessions are not specific to any camp location, so please feel free to attend any day/time that works for your schedule!

Details About Camp in Palo Alto

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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WEEKLY ACTIVITY SPECIAL

We have a ton of awesome activities planned for this summer. Check them out! Dress up days every Thursday.

WEEK 1 (JUNE 13 - JUNE 17)
WEEK 2 (JUNE 20 - JUNE 24)
WEEK 3 (JUNE 27 - JULY 1)
WEEK 4 (JULY 4 - JULY 8)
WEEK 5 (JULY 11 - JULY 15)
WEEK 6 (JULY 18 - JULY 22)
WEEK 7 (JULY 25 - JULY 29)
WEEK 8 (AUGUST 1 - AUGUST 5)
WEEK 9 (AUGUST 8 - AUGUST 12)
Best-of-Marin-Hall-of-Fame-flooring-400b3456 (1) Top 6 Summer Camps in North America Boston Parents Paper Family Favorite Make it Better 2018 Best Of san gabriel valley

AND DOZENS MORE!

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!

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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