’Tis the Season

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QUIET TIME Summer offers many opportunities for kids to connect with nature, each other and themselves.

Kids run free at Covid-safe summer camps

As summer approaches, many parents may be concerned about what to do with their little ones’ constant thirst for knowledge and places to explore. Though Covid-19 may have limited the number of places where kids can have fun, an online world of kids camps awaits.

Galileo’s award-winning camps engage kids with the perfect mix of hands-on learning and unforgettable fun.

Thoughtfully redesigned for the precautions required for 2021, small groups and safety protocols keep every Galilean safe. Art, science and outdoor challenges deliver the innovation-igniting experiences kids love, while flexible enrollment policies make planning stress-free. Galileo’s programs are ready to inspire your Pre-K-to-eighth-grade innovator to imagine big ideas and turn them into reality.

www.galileo-camps.com

ID Tech’s Virtual Tech Camps are the perfect way for your young student to sharpen their STEM skills and bond with new friends, online and from the comfort of home. With the highest-quality remote instruction on the planet, they’ll unlock their brilliance and create an exciting project. Structured, weeklong sessions available now in multiple time zones offer the hottest curriculum in Python, Java, Minecraft, Roblox, Unity, Adobe, 3D modeling and more. The class average of five students per instructor allows for blending personalized learning with socializing with new friends, while a balanced schedule including two hours of live instruction and peer collaboration plus two hours of self-paced project development per day creates all the magic of camp including games, challenges and legendary ID traditions you can’t find anywhere else.

www.idtech.com

The American Association of University Women will continue their virtual summer camps and fair. Along with “girl power” programs like their Reel Stories Summer Filmmaking Programs, the organization welcomes all youth up to 18 years of age to participate in their ABA Ballet Summer Camps, Bay Area Shakespeare Camp, Cazadero Music Camp, Doug’s Drama & Cole Dance, East Bay Dance Center Summer Camp 2020 and MMA Theater Summer Camps.

Monkey Business Camp still makes nature accessible by offering three 3-week sessions of unplugged time with art, group games, nature connection and special surprises for small, stable groups of campers with dedicated youth leaders and staff. Monkey Business Camp has been serving families for 21 years, including in-person camps this past year.

www.monkeybusinesscamp.com

KidzToPros STEM, Arts & Sports Summer Camps invites kids to explore, learn, socialize and thrive. From coding and robotics to filmmaking, digital arts, soccer and tennis, Pre-K to 8th graders will develop new skills and learn sportsmanship in a fun, creative and safe environment.

www.kidztopros.com

Berkeley’s Summer Camps at The Lawrence offers in-person camps that are available for children from Pre-K through high school in topics ranging from dinosaurs to astronomy. Respecting Covid-19 guidelines, campers are divided into grade-level pods that experience three weeks of camp together, from start to finish. 

www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/camps_and_classes/summer_camps

CAMP 510’s summer day-camp has a mission to cultivate confident and creative young makers. CAMPers, ages 6–14, learn cooking, welding, sewing, art, music and more in the spirit of D-I-T (do it together); guided through unique projects by professional artists and makers.

www.camp510.com

With these options, and so many more, at every busy parent’s disposal, the only question that remains is, “What kind of cheese goes with this wine?”