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LEGO Summer Camps

BUILD-A-CITY LEGO SUMMER CAMPS 2023

Would your child like to build and be the Mayor of their own dream LEGO city?

Would you like to leverage your child’s love of LEGOs to help them learn real-life skills and leadership strategies?

Young Mayors Lego Leadership Camps
SF Bay Area

At Kidizens, children’s passion and creativity are nurtured to help them become thoughtful and responsible citizens and future leaders, one LEGO brick, one LEGO city at a time. During our excitement-packed Bay Area LEGO Summer Camps, kids plan and create their own small LEGO civilization, thereby developing real-life skills and leadership strategies.

In a highly collaborative environment that nurtures social and emotional learning (SEL), immersive role play, and development of 21st century skills, the campers work together as Young Mayors to plan, build and govern the city of their dreams.

Kidizens 2023 Summer Camp Locations

We are excited to kick off Kidizens 2023 Summer Camps on June 5th, 2023 at many of our regular locations in the SF Bay Area as well as at many new locations throughout California!

Summer Camp Registration for Kidizens locations in Los Altos and Belmont and at St Joseph school in Mountain, View location are now open.

Please click below to register today.

We will be announcing our Peninsula, South Bay, East Bay, and SF/North Bay Summer 2023 Camp locations shortly. Please email [email protected] if you have any questions!

These Camp Locations Are Coming soon!

In addition, we will be announcing more South Bay, East Bay, and SF/North Bay Summer 2023 Camp locations shortly. Please fill out this interest form or email [email protected] if you have any questions!

YOUNG MAYORS 2-WEEK SUMMER CAMPS

For the leader, explorer, the problem solver and the creative LEGO Builder in  you, we offer our popular 2-week city and community-building summer camps!

Kidizens Summer Camp is an exciting and fulfilling 2-week experiential journey as the Young Mayors spend their camp weeks planning, building, and governing their dream LEGO city with 1-2 fellow Co-Mayors. Given the small group size and a high counselor/camper ratio, we deliver a highly customized experience to each group of children such that each camp session and each city built is unique!

This 2-week experience is targeted at children 6-8, 9-11, and 12-14 years old. Children ages 6-8, 9-11 and 12-14 are grouped separately and partnered with other children with similar maturity to build their respective cities. For each target age-group, we offer age-appropriate programming and challenges to deliver a fun experience across the board!

Looking only for a single week experience?

For the younger kids, who are now ready to try out one of the most popular LEGO summer experiences in the Bay Area for the very first time, or if your child is available only for one week, we offer our flagship 1-week experience that combines the many wonderful elements and thrills of building your very own dream LEGO city!

Kidizens 1-week summer camps take children on an exciting journey as Young Mayors where they establish a new city and community while facing fun civic challenges, playing interactive

NEW This Year! Camps for Middle Schoolers
(Ages 11 to 14)!

A unique City-Building and Leadership Camp for Middle-School Aged Children!

Let’s take city-building and leadership to new heights! For the future politician, urban planner, and the budding architect in you, we offer our 2-week city and community-building summer camps!

Our middle school program is a unique Sustainable City Planning and Building camp experience – If you are a LEGO enthusiast with an interest in city/urban planning and a leader who would like to plan and build your dream LEGO city with a focus on economic, social and environmental sustainability, this camp is for you!

Parent Testimonials

We have been running our summer camps successfully over the past 10 years in the SF Bay Area. Our extremely popular summer camps receive tremendous parent endorsements every year with glowing reviews. In addition, we have a more than 60% repeat rate year over year. Many children return to Kidizens for a second or even third session!

Can’t get enough of Kidizens?

Join us as a Counselor-in-Training for the 14 to 16 year olds!

If you are a LEGO enthusiast looking to gain real-life, workplace, and leadership skills that prepare you to be a camp counselor over the next couple of years, we offer our Counselor-In-Training summer program. It promises to be a highly rewarding experience exposing your budding counselors to workplace responsibilities, learning professional skills by experienced mentors as well as having fun immersing themselves in creative city-building experiences, while mentoring the Young Mayors!

We will have 12 weeks of summer camps available at locations across the Bay Area from June 5th through August 25th. Your CIT can choose the number of weeks and the location they would like to work based on their availability and preferences. Please reach out to [email protected] if you are interested or have any questions about the program!

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Kidizens Belmont: 1338 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002

Belmont Camp Weeks

1 Week Camps:

2 Week Camps:

Camp Hours: 9am to 3pm, with option for After Care from 3pm to 5pm ($35/day per child)

Kidizens Los Altos: 4546 El Camino Real, Suite B9, Los Altos, CA 94022

Los Altos Camp Weeks

1 Week Camps:

2 Week Camps:

Camp Hours: 9am to 3pm, with option for After Care from 3pm to 5pm ($35/day per child)

St. Joseph School, Mountain View: 1120 Miramonte Ave, Mountain View, CA 94040

Mountain View Camp Weeks

1 Week Camps:

2 Week Camps:

Camp Hours: 9am to 3pm, with option for After Care from 3pm to 5pm ($35/day per child)

Encinal Elementary: 195 Encinal Ave, Atherton, CA 94027
Oak Knoll Elementary: 1895 Oak Knoll Ln, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Menlo Park Camp Weeks

1 Week Camps:

2 Week Camps:

Camp Hours: 9am to 3pm, with option for After Care from 3pm to 5pm ($35/day per child)

2-Week Summer Camps (Ages 6 to 8)

The Young Mayors continue to take on new and fun challenges during another exciting week of camp, as they work together to expand their cities work together with a partner city! The Mayors collaborate on building new projects, establishing trade, and engage in friendly competition with their fellow Mayors! The focus of the second week is on learning about money, businesses and other economic concepts as well as developing effective communication skills, practicing empathy, and building self-confidence!

2-Week Camp (Ages 8 To 11)

The Young Mayors (ages 9-12) spend their camp week(s) constructing their dream LEGO In the second week, the mayors take on a highly immersive journey which allows them to solve more complex challenges and dig deeper for longer-term, sustainable city solutions. The children develop an entire mayoral campaign, strategizing, debating, and running against a LEGO opponent in a nail-biting, super fun election week.

  • Serve as a Co-Mayor for 2 week
  • Constant campaigning and debates against opponents; elections
  • Constant campaigning and debates against opponents; elections
  • Establish trade relationships and collaboration with neighboring cities
  • Innovations in science and technology with a focus on environmental issues
  • Hosting statewide fairs and cultural events for citizens and other Mayors

2-Week Camp (Ages 11 To 14)

A unique city-building and leadership camp for middle-schoolers! For the future politician, urban planner, and the budding architect in you, we offer our 2-week city and community-building summer camps!

Our middle school program is a unique Sustainable City Planning and Building camp experience – If you are a LEGO enthusiast with an interest in city/urban planning and a leader who would like to plan and build your dream LEGO city with a focus on economic, social and environmental sustainability, this camp is for you!

1-Week Summer Camps (Ages 6 to 8)

Children ages 6 to 8 are partnered with children of similar maturity in smaller groups to build their respective cities. This play-based environment is perfect for the young LEGO builders and leaders! They are presented with many creative scenarios, fun challenges and given more direct instructions for building their city projects and guided on an experiential journey of simplified and engaging civic and economic concepts. They leave the camp feeling extremely proud of their city and other achievements, with an immense sense of accomplishment.

Young Mayors Summer Camps
(Ages 8 to 11)

Children ages 9 to 11 work together with the goal of constructing an entire lego city over the Course of a single week. During their action-packed experience they will get a crash course in Civics, economics, leadership and communication skills, and much more!

Throughout the week, they are thinking outside of the box to respond to their city’s growing needs and wants, establish laws, deal with unexpected crises and build a functional community. The campers are given super fun and unique challenges to exercise their minds, encourage them to work collaboratively, and push them creatively, facilitating opportunities for self-confidence, leadership and social emotional growth!

In our fast-paced, highly creative and dynamic environment, students are positively guided. While ‘LEGOing’ away to their heart’s content, they:

  • Role play as a responsible mayor as well as wear other hats
  • Cultivate confidence, leadership and public speaking skills
  • Develop critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Think out of the box, creatively and constantly on their feet
  • Problem-solve and make decisions in a fast changing environment
  • Work in teams, collaborate and develop interpersonal and social skills

The Young Mayors (ages 9-12) spend their camp week(s) constructing their dream LEGO city with 1-2 fellow Co-Mayors.

  • Serve as a Co-Mayor for a week
  • Create a robust city infrastructure to handle residents’ basic and growing needs
  • Manage residents, policies, economy, and city budget

  • Address problems and unexpected crises in an age-appropriate manner

  • Establish laws and justice systems
  • Exploration and expedition

Summer Camps for middleschoolers

Kidizens Summer Camp is an exciting and fulfilling 2-week experiential journey as the Young Mayors spend their camp weeks planning, building, and governing their dream LEGO city with 1-2 fellow Co-Mayors.

The campers will take on a civic leadership journey and build on their fundamental city governance towards sustainable development and cultivating empathy towards global citizens and global challenges. Leveraging LEGOs and LEGO robotics as the platform and utilizing engineering concepts (such as FLL Green City challenges), the campers will have fun working together building a highly sustainable city.

With a heavy emphasis on community building and leadership, the campers will be developing many 21st century real-life and SEL skills while working together collaboratively to build a microcosm of a utopian society!

A CITY- AND COMMUNITY- BUILDING EXPERIENCE

  • Serve and role play as a responsible mayor for 2 weeks
  • Build projects to create a robust city infrastructure
  • Handle residents’ basic and growing needs and wants
  • Manage city policies, economy, and budget
  • Establish laws and justice systems
  • Undertake exploration/expedition with a focus on trade
  • Collaborate with neighboring cities
  • Plan and launch new businesses
  • Innovate in science and technology with a focus on environmental issues
  • Host statewide fairs and cultural events for citizens and other Mayors
  • Campaign against opponents and run for elections

REAL-LIFE SKILLS AND SEL

  • Cultivate leadership and public speaking skills – speeches and debates
  • Experiential learning of real-life concepts
  • Think out of the box, creatively and constantly on their feet
  • Dealing with the unexpected, building self-confidence and resilience
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • take decisions in a fast changing
    environment
  • Work in teams, collaborate and develop interpersonal and social skills
  • Social emotional learning and practicing empathy
  • Creative thinking and confidence
  • Fine motor skills and spatial awareness

EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT

  • Unique social studies and civics curriculum
  • History and geography lessons, quizzes, and games intertwined with building sessions
  • Financial Literacy and exposure to basic economic issues
  • Understanding of simple engineering concepts, robotics, learning stop motion

Covid Compliance for In-Person Camps

Kidizens In-Person Camps and Classes continue to be in compliance with all of the latest, advised health precautions from the county health departments and CDC guidelines. 

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