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Youth Science Institute (YSI) Summer Science Camp

MapVasona Lake County Park
333 Blossom Hill Rd.

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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We make science camps fun! Youth Science Institute (YSI) summer camp culture is infused with games that foster social skills and playful science camp activities that bring YSI summer camp spirit to life! All of our Summer Science Camps incorporate hiking, games, and arts & crafts, and feature special programs with our live animal ambassadors.

Most importantly, our exceptional summer camp staff makes our summer camps special. We carefully screen and interview to get high quality summer camp staff. Our team includes passionate college students, classroom teachers, and full-time YSI educators. Our summer camp staff receives training to ensure child safety, content knowledge, and customer service. Our summer camp staff strives to provide personal instruction to campers and most of our science camps provide a staff to camper ratio of 1:10 or better (1:7 for our younger camps). All YSI summer camp instructors carry dedicated cell phones during each camp day for prompt communication, if needed.

We offer half day camps for ages 3 1/2 up to 12 (preschool to entering 6th grade) by age group. Extensions are available for early drop off and later pick up.

Additional Information:

County: Santa Clara
Gender: Coed
Minimum Age: 3
Maximum Age: 12
Year Established: 1953
Capacity: 150
Camp Length: 5 days
Cost Per Week: $199 - $319 (add'l fees for extended hours)
Financial Aid Offered: yes
Camp Director Email: camp@ysi-ca.org
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