Lego Summer Camps

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Kidizens Lego Leadership Camps for the SF Bay Area – 2022 Young Mayors Summer Camps

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

Would you like to leverage your child’s love of LEGOs to help them learn real-life, 21st century skills and strategies?

At Kidizens, children’s passion and creativity are nurtured and stoked to help them become thoughtful and responsible citizens and future leaders, one LEGO brick 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 strategies.

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

We are excited to announce that our Kidizens In-Person Summer Camps in 2022 kick off next year on June 6th at many of our regular locations in the SF Bay area as well as at many new locations throughout California.

Summer registration is now open at Kidizens’ two most popular locations in the SF Bay area:

Los Altos

Belmont

Mountain View

In addition, we will be announcing additional offsite Summer 2022 Camp locations as we get closer to June. Please fill out this interest form or email [email protected] if you have any questions!

In-Person Young Mayors 1-week and 2-week Camps

Kidizens summer camps offer age-appropriate programming and challenges to deliver a fun experience across the board. Children grades K-3 and 3-6 are grouped separately and partnered with other children with similar maturity to build their respective cities. The older kids are presented with age-appropriate, complex challenges and problem solving opportunities.

Our 2-week camp experience is a highly immersive journey which allows kids to solve many complex challenges and dig deeper for longer-term and sustainable city solutions. The older kids develop an entire mayoral campaign towards the election for a 2nd term against a real opponent, who challenges the policies and long-term viability of their city. The younger kids go on many  special fun missions and evolve their city!

1st Week Summer Camp themes 2nd-Week Summer Camp themes
  • Serve as a Co-Mayor for a week
  • Serve as a Co-Mayors for 2 weeks
  • Create a robust city infrastructure to handle residents’ basic and growing needs
  • Constant campaigning and debates against opponents; elections
  • Manage residents, policies, economy, and city budget
  • Develop sustainable infrastructure and inter-city transportation solutions
  • Address problems and unexpected crises in an age-appropriate manner
  • Establish trade relationships and collaboration with neighboring cities
  • Establish laws and justice systems
  • Innovations in science and technology with a focus on environmental issues
  • Exploration and expedition
  • Hosting statewide fairs and cultural events for citizens and other Mayors

In our fast-paced, highly creative and dynamic environment, students are positively guided and made to learn through the consequences of their own actions. While LEGOing away to their heart’s content they:

  • Role play as a responsible mayors and leaders as well as wear many 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

 

Covid Compliance for In-Person Camps

Kidizens In-Person Camps continue to be in compliance with all advised health precautions for all of our camps so far. Check out our In-Person FAQ for more information!

Kidizens Virtual Camps

Weeklong age-appropriate Virtual Summer Camps: for those not able to join us in-person, we bring an exciting, highly interactive experience online, utilizing Kidizens’ newly launched portal!

Young Mayors Online summer camp provides a creative social and learning environment, where children are presented with an engaging online portal to guide them through the entire city building experience. In addition, these highly interactive Zoom sessions are moderator-led, helping with facilitate building, collaborating, online group discussions, and fun group activities. Children will learn about many real-life, city-related topics in the context of a utopian city-building framework, as well as have run role-playing and living in a virtual world. A typical camp meets five times per week. 

Join for our virtual (online) camps here:

Online

Our Parents Love Us! Parent Testimonials

 

Bay Area LEGO and Leadership Summer Camps

We have been running our Bay Area summer camps successfully over the past 9 years in the SF Bay area. Our increasingly 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 kids have been returning for a 2nd and a 3rd year to our summer camps in Bay Area. For kids who have experienced the thrill of a serving as mayors in past summers, we are constantly We have been adding many new themes and exciting elements to make the camps even more engaging exciting and super fun. Please stay tuned for more exciting announcements for this summer’s updated program, but reserve your spot now, as our summer camps do get filled up!

A few things to note:       Cancellation Policy

*All in-person camps run Monday-Friday, 9am to 3pm
*Aftercare provided until 5pm at additional cost
*Please bring easy-to-carry, nut-free lunch and snacks as needed
*Nut free snacks provided (if in compliance with Covid health guidelines)

*Please note that we will be utilizing the outdoor space as much as possible for building time and meetings to strike a good balance between indoor and outdoor activities.

Testimonials

Our Parents Love Us!

This was the favorite summer camp for both my sons (9 and 6 years old) – and they’ve been to a
variety of summer camps!
They were excited to see what happened to their cities overnight and then plan and build
things to make their cities better.

Tanya S.

My son has been going to Kidizens since he started at last Summer’s camp. He is so engaged
and happy to be there. I love watching the interaction the kids have with each other and the
great guidance they get from the dedicated teachers.

B

This is an amazing after-school and summer-camp program for children. They also cater to
home-schoolers. It is the one camp that my children ask to take over and over again.

Paul B.

My son attended a week-long winter camp at Kidizens and absolutely loved it.  He couldn’t wait
to get up every day to go to Kidizens

Darla M

Every day my daughter would talk about adding new buildings and bringing home a score sheet
summarizing the state of her town (population, approval rating, money in the treasury,
complaints and accolades from the townspeople). I came in one morning to find some escaped
criminals holding up little speech bubbles. Looking around at all the little towns, there were
some seriously impressive structures.

Wing Y

One of my kids has done the Kidizens summer camp for two summers, and the other started
this summer. I strongly recommend it, especially if your child is interested in Legos.

Amanda H

My son loved this camp!  He prefers slightly smaller camps.  This one is very organized and well
run.  Mrs. Fiona is so sweet and I love that kids get to build and make friends in this fun and
interactive camp.  They also get some outdoor time at Twin Pines Park!  Highly recommend.

Ami J

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Hiring Camp CounselorsCamp Assistants and looking for High School Volunteers

Our summer camps offer a fun educational summer experience for our counselors as well as volunteering and internship opportunities for college students and high-schoolers. Please check out our job postings for details on all open positions.

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions pertaining to any of the summer camps.

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