Kids and Teens Build a Summer Startup to Learn
Multiple Bay Area Campsites
Almaden / San Jose (Leland High), Belmont (Carlmont High), Milpitas (Calaveras Hills High)
Palo Alto (Gunn High), Cupertino (Monta Vista High school. Extended Day NOT offered here), Mountain View High, San Francisco (USF)
Day Camps are for Grades 2-8 and combine Coding with Business Concepts in a Fun Age-Appropriate curriculum. Students learn to make their ideas a reality and consider social, community and environmental impact.
Campers are divided into smaller teams to interact with their own age group. However, parents can ask the instructor on the first day to put sibling or friends on the same team.
Camps hours are 9am-12pm (AM Coding camp), 12-3pm (PM Business camp) or a discounted combo camp for 9am-3pm (All Day camp). Extended Day is available from 8:30am-9am and 3pm-5:30pm.
Every Friday PM is a "Convention" where teams can pitch and enter the contest to win. AM-only campers do NOT attend the weekly Convention.
Startup Business camps include Bazaar, Invention, Marketing, Business, and Money.
Breaks include team building, meditation, and yoga. For a nominal fee, some locations also provide lunch, as well as some organized sports activity.
A couple of Counselor in Training (CIT) spots for Grades 9-11 is offered weekly. CITs learn leadership skills by assisting in camp activities for grades 3-8. Successful and interested CITs can apply for a paid Counselor position in the next season.
Camps usually start in June and are offered weekly thru August. Super Early bird ends by 3/1 and Early bird by 4/1.
Click on Register button to see each location's specific dates and information. Next click on desired Camp Name to see Session Options such as Extended Day (plus Lunch or Sports, when available). All Discounts are calculated at checkout!
Last day to get refunds is 4/1 for a full refund, and 5/1 for half refund. No refunds after 4/1 for options (Extended day, Seed or Scholarship funds) and 5/1 for camp tuitions. Consider purchasing Registration Protection, available only at Checkout and administered by a third party, Booking Protect, to be able to get refunds for almost any reasons.
All discounts, coupons, sibling, multi-session and early bird, are calculated at checkout.
"My daughter attended the marketing and Python week at a camp near Cupertino. She loved it so I signed up my son for another location for the entire biz+coding series. Registering for all three week was a pretty reasonable price and he also really liked all his classes. They both want to do it again and talked about their idea for a business after the camp. We were happy and they wanted to come back. So, compared to others I would rank this camp very high", Justin Y.
"This was a great and fun learning experience! The managers very honest, caring, and ethical...had great customer service, care for parents, care for kids all with the aim to deliver good education. Highly recommend!", Sienna S.
"My boys attended a couple weeks of camp in Los Gatos that just ended and one in San Jose. They really enjoyed themselves and made good friends withing their "company". The director told us that the camp philosophy is learning through building a startup. I know from my own experience that 1 year in a startup environment was as much learning as 10 years in a large company. So, why not teach kids social and academic subjects in a real life (kid version) company/business building environment. ", Sean G
"I think get to l this camp is very exciting because you get to learn things that you don't learn in school. Such as creating websites, learning about how to create a product, marketing, and coding! I will come back here next year to learn new things!" Eric L
"I took 3 classes(invention, python, teenstartup) in Leland high school this summer. They were all great camps. My favorite is the teenstartup and I really enjoyed leaning. All the instructors are very knowledgeable and nice. The class size is small so that everyone is engaged in the class. Great learning opportunity for me! ", Roger N.
"I volunteered for this camp and I thought it was such a good opportunity for the kids to learn something they didn't learn in everyday classes. The teacher was friendly and the students were so sweet. I thought the lessons were well taught and I really liked how there were breaks every hour for snacks and games. The students worked together, talking about their ideas and in the end, coming up with their own inventions.", Kaitlin C.
"I took my daughter to this camp and she loved it.She learned material that she would not have otherwise learned in school. I wish it was longer !", Azar S.
"My daughter just finished a week of Python coding and Building at Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto and she loved it. There were enough kids to break into groups and small enough to feel like you got to know everyone and had individual attention. As an intro to Python coding it was perfect for someone who has some experience, and interest in coding. The young man who was the instructor there was fun and engaging. Overall it was a great experience.", Julie H.
"This camp was really great! My daughter, Tanvi, enrolled in this class, and she loved it! Every day, after camp, she told me how much she enjoyed it! I recommend this camp! You will not regret it!", T. K.
"Outstanding camp! My daughter took few sessions. I could see a huge progress with the way she expressed her thoughts and put them in writing. Teacher was amazing. We need more of those great camps, please continue them in summer!", Lilichka S.