Programs

Summer Camp at Stanford Campus (Escondido Elementary School)

For a video of our Summer Camp click here.

Summer Camp Activities

-Participating girls will be able to team up with employees from Google, Visa, Cisco and Tesla to teardown STEM products and put together functioning prototypes of STEM products that help people around the world. This will help girls understand better the science behind the products, and also understand how the math and science they are learning at school is useful in the real world.

-High tech employees will share with girls what their STEM job is all about, and what they studied at college to have the job they have now.

-Girls will visit Googleplex offices to see how employees work in teams, not in isolation (as stereotypes might lead girls to believe). 

-High tech employees will also share with girls how they developed their growth mindset. 

-A workshop for parents is part of our summer camp. In it parents will learn best practices on how to help their children develop skills at home that will help them perform high academically in STEM subjects. 

Dates

Summer Camp A: June 12 to June 16

Summer Camp B: June 26 to June 30

Schedule 

Monday through Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm

Summer Camp A

Monday, June 12th * Location: Google * Mentors: Google * Activity: tour of Googleplex, growth mindset and design thinking activity. Look below in this page for the specific address at Google.
Tuesday, June 13th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Google (Project Loon Team) * Activity: Project Loon in Africa. Girls get to build their own high altitude ballon. Look below in this page for the specific address at Stanford University Campus.
Wednesday, June 14th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Visa * Activity: Wind Turbines in Africa. Girls get to build their own wind turbines and generate electricity.
Thursday, June 15th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Several companies * Activity: Engineering Incubator Alternatives for Babies in Asia. Girls get to build their own incubators, and learn what Engineering is.
Friday, June 16th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Tesla * Activity: Providing Safety for Children in Africa With Solar Panels. Girls get to use solar panels to make music, light a bulb and pump water.

Summer Camp B

Monday, June 26th * Location: Google * Mentors: Google * Activity: tour of Googleplex, growth mindset and design thinking activity. Look below in this page for the specific address at Google.
Tuesday, June 27th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Google (Project Loon Team) * Activity: Project Loon in Africa. Girls get to build their own high altitude ballon. Look below in this page for the specific address at Stanford University Campus.
Wednesday, June 28th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Visa * Activity: Wind Turbines in Africa. Girls get to build their own wind turbines and generate electricity.
Thursday, June 29th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Several companies * Activity: Engineering Incubator Alternatives for Babies in Asia. Girls get to build their own incubators.
Friday, June 30th * Location: Escondido Elementary/Stanford * Mentors: Cisco * Activity: Revolutionizing Education for Children in Asia with Internet. Girls will teardown routers, and understand how Internet works.

Registration 

Registration forms are available at Escondido School’s front desk. Places will be given on the basis of first-come, first-served. Also you can also request a registration package via email, contact us at maria@kids-vision.org. Please send your registration forms filled out and signed with your check to: Kids’ Vision, 355 Portola Road, Portola Valley, CA 94028.

Scholarship & Cost

Girls who qualify for free or reduced hot lunch at school qualify with us for a full scholarship. To verify income we request you send us a copy of the letter sent by school districts to inform you that your daughter qualifies for free hot lunch or reduced hot lunch.

Our program has a cost of $675 for girls who don’t qualify as low income. Please make checks payable to Kids’ Vision. We are offering scholarships to have majority of participants be low income participants, however many of the companies participating are not donating funds to make this program possible, that is why we hope that non-low income participants will help with the cost.

Address of Escondido Elementary School (Stanford University Campus)

890 Escondido Road, Stanford, CA

Map of Escondido School 

Escondido School

Google Address: please dropped off your daughter in front of the google maps car. Here is the address: Building Landmark 2, 1881-1899 Landings Drive, Mountain View, CA 94043. Here are some pictures of the area.

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Payment & Refund Policies

1) Payment: You must pay for workshop at the time of registration.

2) Refunds: There are no refunds after the first hour of session.

3) Late Registration: If you would like to register after the first hour of workshop, you may do so if there is space available. We do not pro-rate cost for late registrations.