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Over 1,000 Summer Camp Scholarships Available to Local Children Through ActivityHero’s Camp and Class Marketplace

PALO ALTO, Calif. -- For the first time, families who struggle to make ends meet can apply for multiple summer camp scholarships with ActivityHero's simple online registration. Over 1,000 scholarships are available at 50 summer camps for as little as $20. Participating camps include BrainVyne (Palo Alto, CA and other Bay Area locations), Camp Perigee (Berkeley, CA), CD's Art Studio (San Jose, CA), Game Time Basketball (Henderson, NV), The Paintbrush (Chicago, IL) and many more.

While some summer camps already offer financial aid, each has its own application process and deadline. ActivityHero's scholarship program allows families to apply for multiple summer camps with one application, saving time and increasing the success of receiving a scholarship.

"We have an amazing variety of summer camps, extracurricular activities and sports on ActivityHero," said Peggy Chang, Co-Founder and CEO of ActivityHero. "We want all children to have access to high-quality summer experiences and social and learning benefits."

In particular, summertime poses challenges for working parents to fill in the 11-12 weeks that school is out. "If there is a gap in childcare coverage, mothers are usually the ones that stay home with the kids, which can impact their career," Chang said. "By providing an easy way to find camps, and connecting them with scholarships, we want to help mothers reach their full potential in the workplace while their kids gain new experiences at camp."

This is the first time that many of the participating camps are offering financial aid. "I've always wanted to offer scholarships but I didn't know how to start," said CD Hullinger of CD's Art Studio. "ActivityHero's scholarship program makes it easy to offer a few spots without the administrative work."

Families can apply for a scholarship at ActivityHero.com. Scholarships are available for children ages 5-17. Household income and family size will determine scholarship eligibility. Cash contributions from local families help more children attend summer camp.

Apply at: https://www.activityhero.com/biz/summer-camp-scholarship/camp-scholarship-application

About ActivityHero:

ActivityHero is the leading online marketplace for kids camps, activities and after school classes. Families book local activities with one easy registration. Activity providers can claim and customize their listing and use online tools to get new customers. ActivityHero also sponsors an annual $10,000 grant contest for providers of kids camps and classes. Founded by Silicon Valley female engineers, ActivityHero is backed by investors from Inventus Capital, 500 Startups, Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. For more information, visit https://www.ActivityHero.com.

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Peggy Chang
ActivityHero
info@activityhero.com

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Galileo Ranked #1 on Bay Area Best Place to Work List

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Galileo Camps (Galileo Learning, LLC), one of the most renowned summer day camp providers in the country, announced today that it has been ranked #1 in its category of the 2019 Bay Area Best Places To Work, an awards program presented by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal.

This marks the organization's tenth consecutive year on the list, and the eighth year ranked in the top ten. Galileo received the honor, among the top companies on the list, at a special awards event held on April 18, 2019. These winning organizations were recognized for having created exceptional workplaces based on such values as fun, collaborative culture, solid compensation and benefits offerings, and other amenities as well as management practices.

"We've been focused on creating a special place to work for 17 years," says Glen Tripp, Galileo Founder and CEO. "Being a great workplace means we attract the best, most caring people to work with our campers and lead our teams. And being ranked number one in our tenth year on the list is a great way to celebrate the hard work our team has put into this."

Founded in 2002, Galileo is a certified B Corp, was most recently named a Real Leaders' 2019 Top Impact Company, and was also named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in 2017.

Learn more about Galileo and current career opportunities here: https://galileo-camps.com/jobs/.

About Galileo:

Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world, and that aspiration begins with its employees. Galileo is dedicated to supporting employee growth and development through continued learning opportunities, a strong supportive culture and a network for a lifetime. Galileo operates 100+ summer camps throughout California and Illinois where more than 35,000 kids and over 2,500 staff will invent, design, create, and play in summer 2019. Learn more: https://galileo-camps.com.

About 2019 Bay Area Best Places to Work:

Best Places to Work is an innovative publication and awards program produced by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The rankings were determined by surveys that went directly to employees who answered a series of questions. The survey was administered online by the employers and through a service provided by Quantum Workplace, our research partner. The rankings are numeric based on Quantum's scoring process. By ranking companies and sharing best practices we facilitate idea sharing and help other companies learn from the best.

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Award-winning Galileo Camps Coming to Thousand Oaks, Calif. Summer 2019

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. -- Galileo Camps (Galileo Learning, LLC), one of the most renowned summer day camp providers in the country, will be putting down community roots in Thousand Oaks this summer at St. Paschal Baylon School on June 24, 2019.

Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. This work is more important today than ever before. There are two primary programs-Camp Galileo (preK-5th grade) and Galileo Summer Quest (5th-8th grade). In a whimsical, one-of-a-kind, joyful summer setting, kids and staff learn what it means to be a true innovator.

Through imaginative themes and majors, they learn to apply a comprehensive yet straightforward framework called The Galileo Innovation Approach(r), which has been proven by a Stanford study to have lasting impact. Information on study: https://galileo-camps.com/why-galileo/stanford-study/.

Founded by CEO Glen Tripp in the Bay Area in 2002, Galileo first expanded to Southern California in 2015. After three years in the region, SoCal camps have grown to serve 26 communities.

"As a SoCal native and parent, it has been so fulfilling to bring Galileo magic to the families who are closest to my heart. This program really does teach kids how to be hopeful, bold-thinking changemakers at a time when the world needs it most," says Sarah McDonald, VP of Southern California Operations.

Learn more: https://galileo-camps.com/our-camps/locations/cg-thousand-oaks-st-paschal-baylon-school/

About Galileo:
Galileo operates 100+ summer camps throughout California and Illinois where more than 35,000 kids and over 2,500 staff will invent, design, create and play in summer 2019. Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. Founded in 2002 by Glen Tripp, Galileo is a certified B Corp, a Real Leaders' 2019 Top Impact Company, and was also named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in 2017.

Learn more about Galileo Camps: https://galileo-camps.com/

VIDEO (YouTube): https://youtu.be/QW1DTyeI5NM

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Viva Asmelash
(510) 595-7293 ext 2
viva@galileo-learning.com

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Galileo Camps Coming to South Irvine CA Summer 2019

IRVINE, Calif. -- Galileo Camps (Galileo Learning, LLC), one of the most renowned summer day camp providers in the country, will be continuing to put down community roots in Irvine this summer, this time at Alderwood Elementary School on June 17, 2019.

Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. This work is more important today than ever before. There are two primary programs-Camp Galileo (preK-5th grade) and Galileo Summer Quest (5th-8th grade). In a whimsical, one-of-a-kind, joyful summer setting, kids and staff learn what it means to be a true innovator. Through imaginative themes and majors, they learn to apply a comprehensive yet straightforward framework called The Galileo Innovation Approach(R), which has been proven by a Stanford study to have lasting impact.

Founded by CEO Glen Tripp in the Bay Area in 2002, Galileo first expanded to Southern California in 2015. After three years in the region, SoCal camps have grown to serve 26 communities.

"As a SoCal native and parent, it has been so fulfilling to bring Galileo magic to the families who are closest to my heart. This program really does teach kids how to be hopeful, bold-thinking changemakers at a time when the world needs it most," says Sarah McDonald, VP of Southern California Operations.

More information: https://galileo-camps.com/our-camps/locations/cg-irvine-alderwood-elementary/

About Galileo:

Galileo operates 100+ summer camps throughout California and Illinois where more than 35,000 kids and over 2,500 staff will invent, design, create and play in summer 2019. Galileo's mission is to develop innovators who envision and create a better world. Founded in 2002 by Glen Tripp, Galileo is a certified B Corp, a Real Leaders' 2019 Top Impact Company, and was also named one of Forbes' Best Small Companies in 2017. Learn more at: https://galileo-camps.com/

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