Would you like to build and be the Mayor of an entire city of LEGOs?
Would you like to leverage your love of LEGOs to learn about critical real-life lessons and strategies?
Then, join us for one or two weeks of fun and responsibility at our very popular Kidizens Summer Camps at one of our locations, in Los Altos, Belmont and Saratoga as well as at JLS middle school campus in Palo Alto.
Kidizens inspires students to become good citizens and future leaders, one LEGO brick at a time. The Kidizens Summer program includes intensive action and excitement-packed sessions, where children create their own small civilization built with LEGOs and serve as Co-Mayors for a week. The Co-Mayors manage the economy, the residents and their needs, city departments and services and deal with unexpected problems and situations in an age-appropriate manner. In a fast-paced dynamic environment, the kids develop leadership and interpersonal skills while dealing with flooding, earthquakes and other acts of nature, resident problems and budget crises.
Watch this video to get a glimpse of our younger Mayors (Ages 6-9) in action!
Also, watch this testimonial video from one of our past our summer camp sessions where our students and LEGO city mayors met the real mayor of Palo Alto, Sid Espinosa, and hear his impressions of Kidizens.
Our summer camps have received tremendous parent endorsements and are increasingly becoming popular. Many kids returned for a 2nd and a 3rd year to our camps this past summer. This summer – We will be incorporating many science and engineering concepts as well as Robotic elements to build the “Cities of Future.” For kids who have experienced the thrill of a Kidizens summer camp in the past, we will be introducing many new themes (Explorers, Space Crusaders, Olympics and more), interlaced with new civic and fun challenges this summer. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Please click here for more information relating to Kidizens Volunteer and Intern opportunities this summer.
Co-Mayors are given a huge swath of LEGO land on which they build an entire LEGO city from scratch – create their own small civilization, manage citizens and solve real-time problems, natural disasters, policy issues and increasingly complex challenges!!
1-week camps for grades K-3 and for grades 3-6, who are partnered age-appropriately and older kids are presented with more complex challenges
2-week camps for grades 3-6 only! A highly immersive and in-depth experience which allows kids to solve many complex challenges, dig deeper for city solutions and develop an entire mayoral campaign towards the election for a 2nd term against a real opponent.
Students serve as responsible leaders – think out of the box and on their feet, problem solve and come to decisions in a fast, action-packed, exciting environment. They also learn how to develop a public policy platform and campaign as well as address residents through speeches against a real opponent.
This summer – We have added many city-related Robotic projects to overall theme (motorized cars, signs, doors, toll booths, etc.) to make our cities animated and come alive!
This summer – Immerse yourself in a different theme/goal every week, such as explorers, gold rush, space crusaders, cities of future, Olympics and many more….
Time: 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM; Monday – Friday;
*Kids partnered age-appropriately (6-8) and (9-11)
*Daily walks to a nearby park for lunch and city-related, civic games
*Aftercare provided until 5pm
*Healthy Snacks provided morning and afternoon
*Free lunch provided on Wednesdays; Please bring easy-to-carry, nut-free lunch all other days. *The 1-week camp for the week of July 4th runs only 4 days from July 5th through 8th. The 2-week camp for the week of June 29th runs only 9 days, with no camp on July 4th.
2016 Summer Camps Offered at 4 locations
I. 1-Week camp options A. Camps Offered at Los Altos location: 4546 El Camino Real, Suite B9, Los Altos, CA
(At the Intersection of El Camino Real and San Antonio Road)
June 6th June 13th June 20th June 27th July 5th* July 11th July 18th July 25th August 1st August 8th For Los Altos 1-Week Summer Camps, Register Here:
B. Camps Offered at Palo Alto location: JLS Middle School, 480 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto, CA
June 13th June 20th June 27th July 11th July 18th July 25thAugust 1st
For Palo Alto 1-Week Summer Camps, Register Here: C. Camps Offered at Belmont location:
1338 El Camino Real, Belmont CA
June 13th June 20th June 27th July 5th* July 11th July 18th July 25thAugust 1stAugust 8th August 15thFor Belmont 1-Week Summer Camps, Register Here: D. Camps Offered at Saratoga location:
12302 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road, Saratoga, CA
June 6th June 13th June 20th June 27th July 5th* July 11th July 18th July 25th August 1st August 8thFor Saratoga 1-Week Summer Camps, Register Here: ————————————————————-II. Two-week Options(currently offered at the Kidizens Los Altos location only)June 13thJune 27th* July 11thJuly 25thFor Los Altos 2-Week Summer Camps, Register Here: ————————————————————-
Please email email@example.com if you have any questions pertaining to any of the summer camps. After-care is available from 3pm to 5pm every day, every week.
Pricing: See our Pricing Page for more details