architects (ages 11-13, FEE $425 PER WEEK)

Design world

What can nature teach us about the game called Life?

Rediscover the Great Outdoors!

If dashing out of bed and landing smack into an exciting adventure sounds like your idea of fun, then you’ll love this studio. Pack your bags for an excursion to the picturesque Pigeon Point Lighthouse – a towering lighthouse made out of more than a million bricks. If we’re lucky, we’ll see dolphins diving right off the coast, acrobatic sea lions, and cute sea otters wrapped up in kelp. Discuss the impact of global warming on these creatures, and every other living being. 

Next, we’ll travel to Butano State Park, where ancient redwoods await to greet our little party. What do the tallest trees in the world have to say about the planet? What skills do we need to survive and adapt to change? (Useful throughout all stages in life, especially in the event of a zombie apocalypse!) 
Our final stop in this grand summer tour is a journey by train to the city of Santa Cruz, a beach town by the Pacific Ocean.

While you’re catching your breath, reflect on the outdoor trips and all that you’ve learned. How can good design, science and creativity work together to create meaningful solutions? Put your thinking cap on and explore your vision of a product that will benefit mankind, yet be kind on the planet. Test your ideas out at the summer camp marketplace.

Practice leadership skills and make new friends
It’s a big world out there, with Mother Nature an awe-inspiring teacher. Discover the beauty that’s all around us. Bond with newfound friends and take your collective ideas to the next level. Engage in positive feedback, kindness, and mutual respect. Be part of a collaborative community of future world leaders, game changers, and planetary heroes. 

Ready for an unforgettable encounter with Mother Nature?

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

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