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The Camps at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club

Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club

3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto , CA 94304

A Traditional Day Camp at Your Club

Our camp offers the unique balance of a traditional day camp experience in the convenient and familiar setting of the country club.  With a combination of outstanding amenities, exciting programming, and an experienced and energetic staff team, our structured and fun day camp will be the perfect place for your child.

We offer something for every age!  Our Mini Explorers Program is for campers ages 3 - 4.  Camp PAHGCC is for campers ages 5 - 8.  Tween Camp is for campers ages 9 - 12.

Camp Dates

Week 1

Mon - Fri 6/15 - 6/19
Cancelled
Wacky Wednesday
Rainforest Adventures
Thankful Thursday
SMILE Band It Forward Appreciation

Week 2

Mon - Fri 6/22 - 6/26
Cancelled
Wacky Wednesday
Ooey Gooey
Thankful Thursday
Thankful for Nature

Week 3

Mon - Fri 6/29 - 7/3
Cancelled
Wacky Wednesday
Happy Birthday, USA!
Thankful Thursday
Cards for A Million Thanks

Week 4

Mon - Fri 7/6 - 7/10
Sold Out
Wacky Wednesday
Camp's Got Talent
Thankful Thursday
Alex's Lemonade Stand

Week 5

Mon - Fri 7/13 - 7/17
Sold Out
Wacky Wednesday
Treasure Hunters
Thankful Thursday
Kindness Rocks

Week 6

Mon - Fri 7/20 - 7/24
Sold Out
Wacky Wednesday
Camp Olympics
Thankful Thursday
Dog Toys for Animal Shelters

Week 7

Mon - Fri 7/27 - 7/31
Sold Out
Wacky Wednesday
Island Paradise
Thankful Thursday
Relay-a-thon for Project Morry

Week 8

Mon - Fri 8/3 - 8/7
Wacky Wednesday
Winter Wonderland
Thankful Thursday
Giving Jar for SCOPE

Sold Out? Join our Waiting List.

We would be happy to add you to our Waiting List for any Sold Out week. Often, families need to make last minute changes to their registration and these cancelations could result in a space opening up for your child. There is no payment required if you would like to be added to the Waiting List. To add yourself, please use our online registration system to choose the weeks in which you are interested or email us at info@kecamps.com with your name, your child's name, your phone and email and the week(s) in which you are interested.

Camp Hours

Camp Day - Mini Explorers (ages 3 - 4)

9:00am - 1:00pm

Camp Day - Camp PAHGCC (ages 5 - 8)

9:00am - 3:00pm

Camp Day - Tween Camp (ages 9 - 12)

9:00am - 3:00pm

Complimentary Before-Care

8:00am - 9:00am

Camp Tuition

Members
Weekly - Mini Explorers (ages 3 - 4) $305
Weekly - Camp PAHGCC (ages 5 - 8) $395
Weekly - Tween Camp (ages 9 - 12) $395

One-Time Registration Fee: $40

This one-time non-refundable fee includes 2 camp t-shirts for your child.

Club Registration Requirements

Registration is limited to Club Members only at this time.

Age Range: 3 - 12

All campers must be at least 3 years old by the first day they attend camp. In addition, campers must be potty-trained and able to handle a full day program.

Activities

Each day of camp will be a new and exciting experience for our campers as no two days with KE Camps are exactly alike!  Our days begin with Hello Camp, a morning meeting of sorts where, through an assortment of organized activities, campers and staff get to know each other, review the day’s schedule and sing our special camp song! Similarly, we will end our days with Goodbye Camp, a time for wrap-up activities and reflections, SMILE Bands, snacks, and “see you later’s”.   The bulk of camp will be spent participating in a wide variety of activities throughout the day that may include:

For more information on the golf and tennis lessons at camp, please click here.

Golf: 3 recreational group lessons each week
Tennis: 3 recreational group lessons each week
Swimming: recreational swim time in the club’s pool each day
Arts & Crafts
Group Games
Fun with Foods
STEM Challenges

Wacky Wednesdays

Every Wednesday at camp is a wacky one with a different festive theme – a true highlight of each week! Check out this summer’s Wacky Wednesday Calendar!

Thankful Thursdays

We are excited to announce the return of Thankful Thursdays into our camp program! In true camp spirit, every Thursday campers will have the chance to give back to their community by working together on a simple, fun and rewarding community service project. Check out this summer’s Thankful Thursday Calendar!

Lunch & Snacks

The club will provide a delicious and kid-friendly lunch for every camper each day. If you would prefer to pack your own lunch for your child, please do so in a cooler or backpack. A snack will be served each afternoon to all campers. We encourage you to pack some extra snacks for your child as well.

Please note that we are a “nut aware” camp.   We ask that you do not pack any food for your child that contains nuts.   Likewise, the lunches and snacks served by the club will not contain any nuts.   If your child has a food allergy and you have questions about this, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Packing List

KE Camps requires all campers to wear our official camp shirt each day of the week. Please leave all electronic devices and cell phones at home. Campers should dress in comfortable clothing and tennis shoes. Additional shirts may be purchased at camp. Camp is a place to un-plug! Please pack the following items in a labeled bag or backpack:

Extra Snacks (Optional)
Flotation Vest: If you know that your child will be classified as a Bogey (our term for Non-Swimmer) this summer or you prefer your child to be classified this way, please pack a flotation vest for use in the Shallow End of the pool.
Golf Clubs (Optional)
Sunscreen: Spray for body is preferred
Swimsuit
Tennis Racquet (Optional)
Water Bottle

Payments, Cancellations, Refunds

Registration & Payments

Registration for Summer 2020 is open and will continue until we are full.  So, you may add additional weeks as the summer goes on. You must be enrolled in advance, however, in order to attend camp. We are happy to accept online registrations up until the night before the start of each week of camp, provided that space is available.

Full payment is due upon registration.  This includes a one-time non-refundable registration fee of $40 which includes 2 camp t-shirts. We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. 

If your child has special needs or will require extra assistance while at camp, please contact us before you enroll to discuss!

Cancellations & Refunds

All requests for cancellations or changes must be made in writing to our office via email at info@kecamps.com. Cancellations made by July 5, 2020 will be refunded in full (less the registration fee).   After that, there are no refunds. We will, however, always offer a credit towards a future week (if space is available) or for next summer.

Covid-19 - Safety Considerations

Here is a run-down of how we will mitigate risk as much as possible at camp this summer:

  • New Check-In Procedures that will include a drop-off system whereby parents are not entering our physical camp space, campers are being visually screened for signs of illness, each camper’s temperature will be checked via non-contact thermometer and each camper will sanitize their hands upon entry to camp
  • Clear policy asking anyone who has been feeling ill or has been exposed to someone who is ill to remain home from camp – in fact, we ask that you monitor your child over the weekend prior to each week of camp to ensure they are seemingly healthy! Should your child be feeling under the weather in any way, they should not attend camp.
  • Program adjustments to allow for as many outdoor activities as possible (even more so than usual!) and physical distanced when possible
  • Hand-Washing or Hand-Sanitizing to take place:
    • Upon entry to camp
    • Before and After every snack/meal
    • After activity periods (as deemed appropriate by staff)
    • After using the restroom
    • Before checking-out of camp
  • Extra cleaning of camp spaces, surfaces and supplies
  • Finally, and most importantly, we will think of our camp as its own unit – within our unit, we will do our best to organize activities to keep physical distancing in place as much as possible. Campers will be divided into groups of no more than 12 children total - the group will remain together all week.  There are undoubtedly going to be parts of our camp day when campers and staff will end up being less than 6ft apart.  During these times, staff will be wearing a friendly cloth face mask. *Face Mask policy subject to easing as time goes by and certain restrictions are lifted.  Our camp will do our best to keep physical distance from all other personnel/patrons of the club. We are uniquely positioned to do this last part well as our camps are generally quite small in size to begin with.  By sending your child to camp, you are choosing to expose them to this small unit or family for the week.  This is a great thing when it comes to limiting exposure and easily performing contact tracing, if necessary. 

The 5 S's! - Our Covid-19 Reminders for Campers

Keeping Our Campers Safe At Camp - What's New for Summer 2020

Camper Waiver - All Campers need to have a signed Camper Waiver before attending camp.  If you are already registered and have not yet signed this form, please do so before camp begins.

Form Downloads

Don’t forget to take a look at the important camp forms below.

Parent Manual

Be sure to read this manual for important and specific details about camp.

Authorization to Administer Medication Form

Should your child require any medication during the camp day (including an Epi-Pen or Inhaler), we ask that you complete this form and send it directly to our office or hand it to your Camp Director on your child’s first day of camp.

Meet Your Camp Director

Dear Campers and Families,

My name is Helena Silva, and I am so happy to be your camp director at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club this summer! I am very excited to be part of this amazing program, and cannot wait for all of the fun summer has in store for us! Before we begin our amazing summer together, I would like to give you a little background about myself. I am currently a physical education teacher at the Academy of Alameda Elementary School in Alameda. Previously, I not only taught PE, but I was also the coordinator for the after-school program and the director of summer camps in Alameda and in San Francisco. I have always loved working with kids after finding my passion for elementary physical education at Humboldt State University.

While this is my first year with PAHGCC, it is not my first time working with KE Camps! Last summer, I was the camp director at Camp Green Hills in Millbrae. Throughout college, I participated in track and field, participating in the heptathlon and was third in state in the javelin at the College of San Mateo. I love being active, having fun and inspiring our youth! I hope to instill the passion I have for sports to your campers through the fun physical activities, tennis, golf and swim time we'll have together!

My goal is for every camper to have a summer filled with outrageous fun, while continuing to build in character and skills. I hope to inspire our campers, instilling in them a passion for lifelong learning. I cannot wait to meet all of you and look forward to a fun-filled summer together!

Sincerely,
Helena Silva