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Youth Science Institue Summer Science Camp YSI

  • Los Gatos, CA
  • Camp Type: Day
  • Age of Campers: 3 - 11
  • Gender of Campers: Coed
  • Year Established: 1953

This is a basic camp listing: no contact information is provided.

We've added to our camp offerings!

NEW! Extended Morning camp for our A campers to make our award-winning camps more accessible to more families!

NEW! A Camps now offered at Alum Rock Park!

NEW! C Camp for junior biologists!

NEW! Refer-a-Friend Program - get $25 rebate!  (LINK)

Members (Willow or above) - receive a one-time $25 off coupon for Summer Science Camp Registration. 

YSI offers Summer Science Camps:

  • June 18 - August 17, 2012
  • Vasona Lake County Park in Los Gatos and Alum Rock Park in San Jose
  • Pre-K to 6th grade
  • Each camp is one week long  
    • 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. for children entering Pre-K to K
    • 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. for children entering 1st through 6th grade

We offer convenient online registration.  You can register online up to one week before a camp's start date.  You can also register by phone at (408) 356-4945 ext 16 or by mail.  Send your registration form to 296 Garden Hill Dr. Los Gatos, CA 95032.  We cannot accommodate drop-ins on Monday morning.

Extended Morning Summer Science Camp for A Campers

·        11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

·        Available:

o   Weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7 at Vasona Lake County Park

o   Weeks 3 and 4 at Alum Rock Park

·        Activities include games, rest time, play, and time to eat lunch

·        All campers must bring their own lunch and snacks

·        1:6 instructor to campers ratio

Extended Day Summer Science Camp at Vasona has NEW hours.

  • 1:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Available to B, C, and D campers
  • Not available for A campers
  • Activities include arts and crafts, outdoor games, rest time, hikes, and more!
  • 1:7 instructor to campers ratio

Refer-a-Friend to YSI Summer Science Camp and receive a $25.00 rebate!

More families have learned about the joys of YSI from word-of-mouth than from any other method of advertising.  We appreciate the kind words you have shared with your friends, so as our way of saying “thanks” we have developed a new reward program.

 Alum Rock Park

·       Closed on Mondays and occasionally when the fire danger is high

·       Camps are at Penitencia Creek Park on Mondays and fire closure days


We look forward to seeing you and your children this summer!

*YSI is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization. Federal Tax ID number: 94-1265213

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