Summer camp studios

Ages 6-7 | ages 8-10 | ages 11-13 | ages 14-17

We bring the real world to learning and campers create products for the real world. 

Find solution for big and small challenges. 
Problem-solve with imaginative inventions. Write stories and illustrate books to enlighten and engage readers. Design games that inform, entertain, and bring family and friends together. Build functional and decorative crafts that visualize insights, emotions, and vision. 

Experience entrepreneurship. 
Learn from creating and working with a team. Build a business. Shape ideas into products. Design products with the market in mind. Sell products and get a check in the mail. 

In Young Outliers, possibilities have no limits. 
Inventive summer studios intersect learning, design, and entrepreneurship to inspire young minds. 

Make new friends 
Together, nurture creativity, insight, and teamwork and design for a better world. 

Think outside the box. Learn what it takes to become a game-changer! 

Artisans (ages 6-7)

Design Physics $425

Be a budding builder! Discover the fascinating world of physics through games, hands-on building, and design. Learn more about Design Physics

Design Math $425

There’s power in numbers! Explore the wonders of mathematics with numbers, shapes, and spaces and start a business. Learn more about Design Math

Inventors (Ages 8-10)

Design Power $425

Power to the people and the planet! Can lemons and potatoes power cell phones? Experiment with batteries, light bulbs and voltages, and solar, wind, and water. Learn more about Design Power

Design Life $425

Discover the scientist in you! Biology and chemistry sound like big and complicated words. With the help of a microscope, we take a look at their smallest parts. Learn more about Design Life

Architects (ages 11-13)

Design Sci-Fi (with Minecraft™)  $425

Blocks come alive! Design future worlds. Intersect science and imagination to create visions of new cities, gadgets, and possibilities. Learn more about Design Sci-Fi

Design Games (with Scratch™)  $425

Lights, camera, interaction! Code your very own interactive game using a software tool called Scratch™. Learn more about Design Games

Design World  $425

Rediscover the Great Outdoors! Visit the tallest trees on earth and a lighthouse with a million bricks. Travel through time with Mother Nat-re and be an eco warrior. Learn more about Design World

Game Changers (ages 14-17)

Game Changers $1200

Become a learning design entrepreneur. Mentor, teach, and design engaging learning products. Explore your interests and find your passions. Be a change-maker.  Learn more about Game Changers


Camps held at:                   Camp Schedule
JLS Middle School               Monday-Thursday 9AM-3PM
480 E Meadow Dr                  Friday - 9AM-2PM | Marketplace and Finale 2-3PM
Palo Alto, CA                       EXTENDED Before and After Care  8-9AM and 3-5:30 PM

  June 15-19 June 22-26 June 29-July 3 July 6-10 July 13-17 July 20-24 July 27-31
Artisans (6-7) Design Physics Design Math Design Physics Design Math Design Physics Design Math Design Physics
Inventors (8-10) Design Power Design Life Design Power Design Life Design Power Design Life Design Power
Architects (11-13) Design Sci-Fi Design Games Design Sci-Fi Design Games Design Sci-Fi Design Games Design Sci-Fi
Design World Design World Design World Design World Design World Design World Design World
Game Changers (14-17) Game Changers Cohort 1
Awarding Event for Product Ideas
Game Changers Cohort 2
Awarding Event for Product Ideas

Camp Cancellation Policy:

  1. January - May 1: Receive a full refund minus a $50 processing fee for Activity Hero per session or class canceled
  2. May 2 - June 1: Receive a refund minus a cancellation fee of $50 processing fee for Activity Hero and $100/session for Young Outliers' one week camps and $300 for Game Changers
  3. After June 1: No refunds

A few other things to note:

  1. This policy includes all camp cancellations, regardless of original sign-up date
  2. We will credit refunds to the original payment method
  3. If child does not complete the camp, the fees are not refunded or prorated for days of camp missed due to illness or injury