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.

2021 Camp Session Information

Registration for Paly Science Camp is now open!


Session 1 (Monday, June 28 – Friday, July 2) 1-4 pm everyday

Session 2 (Monday, July 5 – Friday, July 9) 1-4 pm everyday

*material for both sessions is identical so there is no need to signup for both

Eligibility: The camp is geared towards middle schoolers (grades 6-9).

Location: Online via Zoom

Cost: $280

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 teams for the 2021-2022 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, including study events like Astronomy and Anatomy as well as lab and engineering events like Forensics, Gravity Vehicle, and Chemistry Lab. 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!