Camp Iris Way in Palo Alto, CA, which just completed its second year, is the best neighborhood summer camp in many ways. It’s the biggest and the most organized I know of, by far. Its organizers, Jennifer Antonow and Diana Nemet, read about my camp, Camp Yale, a couple of years ago and decided to give it a try. They’ve totally outdone me!
Amazingly, it had 72 kids, including 41 participants (from age 4 to 3rd grade), 11 counselors in training (4th and 5th graders), and 20 counselors (6th grade through 12th grade). That’s over 90% of all kids between age 4 and 12th grade in the neighborhood!
I’ve devoted a whole chapter to Camp Iris Way in my upcoming book (!?!). If you’re *really* interested in learning about how to run a neighborhood summer camp, email me to get that chapter.
In addition, check out the following articles on Camp Iris Way from Palo Alto Patch: