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The Spirit of Learning
Enthusiasm for Science
The Love of Nature

The Spirit of Learning
Enthusiasm for Science
The Love of Nature

333 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032
The Youth Science Institute is a nonprofit organization committed to inspiring enthusiasm for science, nature, and a love of learning. We offer hands-on, nature-based science camps to children, families and the general public.
Summer science camps promoting science and playful experiences for children.
school & groups
10 different programs that are appropriate for children from pre-K through sixth grade.
Youth & Family Programs
Take a look at our upcoming events. We offer a variety of events for people of all ages.
Provide a fun, educational experience for underprivileged children with a gift.
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Each year, we inspire enthusiasm for science and a love of learning to nearly 30,000 pre-K to sixth- grade students. Approximately 1/3 of these children are from low-income communities and we need your help to.............

$25/month will provide a low-income child with a free week of our Summer Science Camp located in Vasona Park.

$45/month will provide a classroom of 25 low-income children with a free 3-hour Ohlone Indians program.

$100/month helps support free programming for the community with our 3 annual events.

“We learned about exoskeletons!” ~ First grader at Millard McCollam Elementary School

Our Staff

Erika Buck
Serena Flores
Alex Schord
Allyson Dudzinski
Max Sunberg
Cammy Tran
Audrey Joy
Gabriella Udelhoven
Alexis Villasenor

Our Summer Camp Instructors

Ryan Alvarado
Julianne Alvares
Skyla Atkinson
Mia Bodnar-Cohen
Maya Carpenter
Chloe Chow
Emma Curan
Gianna Dal Porto
Justin Hoang
Nicole Krockenberger
Sophia Micheletti
Hailey Nam
Sabrina Nielsen
Aruna Priya
Amethyst Ramirez
Jack Smestad

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