Paly Science Camp

Run by Palo Alto High School’s very own Science Olympiad team, the Paly Science and Engineering Camp aims to nurture middle schoolers’ passion for science with activities ranging from dissections and demonstrations to engineering projects similar to those found in Science Olympiad.

All donations from the camp goes towards supporting our team for the following season; it helps cover costs for our engineering projects, transportation, and registration fees.

2020 Camp Session Information

Dates: Monday, July 27, 2020 – Friday, July 31, 2020 from 2:00 – 5:00 PM everyday

Eligibility: the material will be geared towards middle schoolers.

Location: Online, live demonstrations will be held via Zoom

Cost: The camp will be free for anybody to sign up, but donations are welcome and highly recommended! If you would like to donate a different amount than the recommended $150, please email us at and we will provide you with a promo code to waive all fees. You can donate an amount of your choice at the PALY Webstore.

Registration: Registrations are now closed!


After each session is finished, all class materials will be posted here.

Monday, July 27 (Chemistry): Link here

Tuesday, July 28 (Biology): Link Here

Wednesday, July 29 (Physics): Link Here

Thursday, July 30 (Engineering/CS): Link Here

Friday, July 31 (Competition):

Camp FAQ

Who is the camp run by?
The camp is run by volunteers​ from the Palo Alto JV and Varsity Science Olympiad teams.

What can my child expect to learn from this camp?
​Since this is a camp geared towards promoting a love for science, there will be a wide variety of activities that will cater to various interests, whether that is biology, engineering, chemistry, physics, etc. Additionally, there will be some activities that aim to introduce students to the Science Olympiad competition itself in the form of demonstrations or other activities.

Where do donations go?
Funds go towards supporting Paly’s two teams for the 2020-2021 competitive season. This helps the students compete in their events by paying for materials, transportation, textbooks, and everything we might need in order to succeed! 

What is Science Olympiad?
Science Olympiad is a team-based science competition where teams compete in various types of events ranging from study events like Astronomy and Anatomy to lab and engineering events like Forensics, Electric Vehicle, and Robot Arm. The teams participate in their local regional competition (Paly competes in the SCCRSO tournament) where only top teams advance to the NorCal State Competition where Paly’s Varsity team has consistently placed among the top teams.

Email us at with any concerns or questions.

Happy volunteers after a successful week at the 2017 Paly Science and Engineering Camp!