Summer Camps and PALY Tryouts

Rising 6th grade middle School families should consider signing up for Wheelkids Middle School Bike Skills Classes.  Please see Palo Alto’s Walk and Roll Suggested Route Maps for walking or biking to school safe routes. When driving, please share the road, providing 3 feet of passing distance to bicyclists. Park away from the school to avoid drop-off/pickup congestion and get a healthy walk in. For more educational resources, please click: Safe Routes to School website

YCS Summer of Service (SOS): Your Kids Have Fun While Making A Difference.  Campers earn 20+ hours/week of community service! YCS offers weekly in-person camps at Ventura Community center for students 3-5grade, 7-8grade, 9-10grade (3 small cohorts each). We use the service-learning model of investigation, planning, action, reflection, and demonstration, with a fun, creative journey and hands-on projects. All campers will community service hours. Reserve soon, space is limited due to strict COVID protocols; register online and see list of weekly camps and topics here. Camps run Jun 7 to Jul 30.Youth Community Service (YCS) is a local nonprofit. Please email Juan Aguirre with questions. Scholarships available.

Audition for the 2021-22 Paly Varsity Dance Team are fast approaching! Prospective and returning dancers will learn audition combos Monday June 7th through Thursday June 10th from 9-11am on the outdoor basketball courts behind the small gym; auditions will be Friday June 11th with signups for time slots. Please email for any questions, and fill out our interest form at

Audition for the 2021-22 Paly Varsity CHEER TEAM

2021 Palo Alto Middle School Math Camp for Rising 6th-9th Graders
2 sessions: 06/28-07/02 or 07/05-07/09,
1:00 – 4:00 PM on Zoom
Run by the Paly and Gunn Math Clubs,
The Palo Alto Middle School Math Camp fosters incoming 6th through 9th grade students’ passion for mathematics. Our instructors include multiple participants of the MOP (Math Olympiad Program), several USA(J)MO qualifiers, and students involved in high-level research. Students will learn problem-solving techniques geared towards the MathCounts and AMC 8 competition series through individually paced, one-on-one teaching. If you are interested, please register using this form: Due to high demand, registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more information, please refer to the following flyer or contact with any questions.

Paly Science Camp 
Jun 28-July 2nd or July 5th-July 9th 
Registration for Paly Science Camp is NOW OPEN for middle schoolers in grades 6-9! 
The camp will be held online via Zoom and include a variety of STEM activities that students can follow along at home. Session 1 will be 6/28-7/2 and Session 2 will be 7/5-7/9. Camp is held from 1-4 pm everyday. Material will be identical for both sessions so there is no need to sign up for both! Each session is $280 per student and registration/payment information can be found at Email if you have any questions!

Looking for Business or Digital Art Focused Camps?
Check Out Paly Robotics Summer Camp
Jul 26 – Jul 30 and Aug 2 – Aug 6, 10A-3P
at Palo Alto High School
Paly Robotics has award winning Business and Art teams that can teach your middle schooler about these exciting areas! Each week of Paly Robotics Summer Camp has Entrepreneurship & Website Design and Animation & Graphic Design sessions available, in addition to our more traditional robotics focused sessions, Robot Design & Hardware and Programming. For more information about all the sessions offered and to register, please If you have any further questions, please contact us at

Paly’s Camp MAC
Aug 2 – 6, NOW IN PERSON
The popular Camp MAC, sponsored by Palo Alto High School, is back for rising 8th and 9th graders!
Campers will learn how to write stories like a real journalist and will develop their creativity and writing skills while doing so through engaging and interactive activities. By the end of the week, campers will have written stories for their own physical magazine. Register for Camp MAC here: Camp MAC Schedule & Reviews – Camps | ActivityHero Visit our website for more info: My Site or email us at Cost: $450