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Introduction Wow, what a year we had in 2012! I hope you were able to participate in some of the fun including cosmic bowling in the garage, making elephant toothpaste, our huge annual Halloween brunch, summer sports camps or other exciting activities at the Club. Get ready for 2013 because this year we are adding even more cool events, new series, more programs and additional camp options! The Family Guide is your family’s source for Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club’s youth and family programs in 2013. This booklet contains all the information you need to plan Friday nights at the Club, fill your children’s calendar with activities and have a great year at PAHGCC. You will find detailed information on Kool Kidz events, junior golf program, swim team, summer camps, tween nights and family events. If you have any additional questions, please contact Acqua Fitness at Enjoy 2013 at the Club!

Table of Contents Introduction………………………...1 Junior Golf ……….......………………2 Aquatics………………………….….10 Tennis……………………………….16 Summer Camp…………..........…..…19 Kool Kidz.............………….………..27 Kidz Pasport Program...…….………..28 Kidz with a Cause.....….……………..29 Tween Nights..........…..........………..31 Family Events……..…………………33 2013 Events at a Glance…….……….38 1

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Junior Golf The Junior Golf Program at Palo Alto Hills is one of the finest in the area. Our golf professionals strive to provide world class instructional programs for our juniors. The program has seen incredible success over the years and continues to grow and improve. Our mission is to provide junior members access to the game of golf through a program that builds character values, offers a fun and safe experience and instills confidence through personal achievements.

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Drafting/Placement New Students

Juniors members, ages six and older, who are new to the program must be evaluated by a golf professional prior to enrollment to determine the appropriate class for your child. The evaluation is comprised of a series of skill stations that will allow us to determine proper classification. Upon completion of the evaluation, students are grouped using a colored hat system to identify skill level. Each hat color has a specific curriculum, thus allowing instructors to cater to each students set of skills. Curriculums for each level will be published so that parents are aware of the skills being taught and are able to help in the learning process. Classes are grouped by age/ability. The student to teacher ratio is 6:1. Classes are offered Tuesday through Thursday beginning in April. The program is open to children and grandchildren of Golf and Social Members six years or older at Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club.

Continuing Students

Students enrolled in our program for the summer 2012 season are not required to test for placement. Continuing students will be placed in a class immediately following the highest class completed.


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Class Format There are three Junior Golf sessions for the 2013 season. Each session runs for 6-weeks. Classes follow a specific curriculum during the session allowing students, teachers and parents to monitor improvements. The emphasis of each class is on learning and improving golf skills in a controlled and safe environment. Students are encouraged to sign up for multiple days and continuous sessions throughout the year.

Session #

Session Dates

Registration Date

Cost Level 1 Red Group

Cost Level 2 & 3 Blue/Black Group

Week of April 1 May 7

Sunday, March 10 Summer Programs Festival

$180 per 6-week session

$210 per 6-week session

$210 for Social Members

$240 for Social Members


Week of May 13 June 17

Tuesday, April 23

$180 per 6-week session

$210 per 6-week session

$210 for Social Members

$240 for Social Members

Tuesday, July 23

$180 per 6-week session

$210 per 6-week session


Week of August 5 September 9

$210 for Social Members

$240 for Social Members


Annual Membership Fee $125

This is used for materials during the program such as weekly prizes, shirt, windbreaker, hat and end of season awards. Family Guide 2013


Family Tees As you play the course, you will see two additional tee markers strategically placed along the cart path side of the fairway, adjacent to the rough. Family Tees provide our juniors with a specific set of yardages catered to each student’s level of play. Once junior golfers are completely comfortable with our Level II tees, they may move back to the forward set of tees (1 Tree). The 1 Tree tee yardage is included on our regular scorecard.

New for 2013! We’re pleased to announce the addition of the Family Tees on the back nine, after successful implementation of Family Tees on the front nine. These new tees provide juniors an opportunity to play from distances that match their abilities. It is essential to their development that they play from a distance which allows them to reach the greens in regulation, shoot lower scores and make some birdies! So with that in mind we took it one step further. Along with the addition of the back nine tees, a USGA official evaluated the junior tees for slope and rating figures. This allows our juniors to post their scores onto the GHIN handicap system and establish an index. What does all of this mean? It means your sons and daughters are able to compete equitably with anyone from different tees on the same course. It also allows us to expand on the type of junior events/tournaments we host here at the Club.


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Tee Color




Level Description The PGA blue markers are designed for our red and blue hat class of junior golfers. Specific yardages will be included in our junior scorecard. The PGA gold markers are designed for our Black hat class of junior golfer or a junior golfer not quite ready to tackle our most forward rated set of tees (1 Tree) but have become very comfortable with the Level I Blue tees. Specific yardages will be included in our junior scorecard.

Par 3’s yardage

Par 4’s yardage

Par 5’s yardage

45 - 85 yds. 85 - 135 yds. 135 - 195 yds

75 - 115 yds 185 - 245 yds 285 - 345 yds.

Dress Code Students must follow the Club dress code and wear their Junior Golf shirts during class. All boys must keep shirts tucked and wear an appropriate shirt collar (No T-shirts). Hats are awarded after each student has successfully completed testing to determine classification.

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Guardian Responsibility Students will meet on the Driving Range 5 minutes before each class begins. Please be aware of correct time for each class; students will not be supervised until their assigned class begins.

Golf Clubs All Students enrolled in our program are required to have his/her own clubs. If your child needs clubs, please contact the pro shop staff for recommendations. Due to space restrictions Junior Golf clubs will not be stored at the Club unless each bag has a designated storage space. Please ensure that all golf clubs and bags are labeled with the student’s name.

Safety Safety is the number one concern for the Junior Golf Program. Safety rules and regulations must be followed by all participants and will be strictly enforced by the Golf Professionals. Junior Golf will designate specific areas for instruction, and such areas are reserved for participants only; no adults will be permitted in these areas. Golf Carts are not permitted at any time during Junior Golf. Students are prohibited from riding in, or driving golf carts. Students seen to be endangering themselves or other students will be addressed by a Golf Professional. Continued safety infractions could result in expulsion from the Golf program. 7

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Junior Travel Team The Junior Travel Team is available for those who want to learn and play golf in a highly competitive atmosphere. Palo Alto Hills is part of the Bay Cities League of Junior Golfers. The league has offered a competitive atmosphere for Bay Area Junior golfers since 1967. The Bay Cities League is the premier junior golf league in the nation. It consists of 30 private and semi-private golf clubs in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, ranging in location from The Olympic Club to Pasatiempo. These clubs are all among the top rated and most admired golf courses in the world. The team is open to all junior golfers who meet the following criteria: • All players must have the ability to walk 18 holes. • Players must be able to play from Championship Tees. • All Players must have “better than average” knowledge of the rules of golf. • Enjoy playing in a competitive atmosphere. • Can manage themselves in an appropriate manner with little supervision. • Are able to travel to other local courses. • Are available for play most Saturdays from June through August. • Will not reach his or her 21st birthday before January 1st of the upcoming season. If you feel your son or daughter meets this eligibility please contact Mike Mosher in the Golf Shop @ (650) 948-2320.

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Junior Golf Events Summer Programs Festival - Sunday, March 10 Join us for some fun and games as we kick off the 2013 Junior Golf season. Our carnival themed party will surely bring a smile to their faces. Parents will have an opportunity to register and enroll their juniors in our program as well as get fitted for uniforms and clubs if necessary. The pro shop staff will be on hand to answer any question you may have.

Junior Championship – Saturday, August 10 It’s with great pleasure to announce the return of the Palo Alto Hills Junior Championship! It’s been more than a decade since the Club hosted a Junior Championship here at Palo Alto Hills and we’re thrilled to have it return.

Junior Golf Awards & Dinner– Sunday, September 22 We will wrap-up the season with the final Parent-Junior Championship on Sunday, September 22. The day promises to be an exciting conclusion to another successful Junior Golf season with games, prizes and a special awards presentation.


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Aquatics The PAHGCC pool is busy all year round. In addition to a summer swim team of over 150 kids, we have a year round swim program, baby sharks programs, stroke clinics, private swim lessons and masters swim opportunities. Regardless of your age or ability, we have something that is perfect for you! Have a splash reading about our fun aquatics programs below.

Swim Team - Summer Session May 7- July 21 Summer league swim team is a fun activity for your child to join. The season boasts daily practices, weekly swim competitions, team-bonding events, and much, much more. Our goal for this season is to continue to show our strength in the PISL league, where we dual against Menlo Country Club, Menlo Circus Club, Sharon Heights, Los Altos, and Peninsula Golf and Country Club. With practices held Tuesday through Saturday, we devote time to technique of all four swim strokes, speed and endurance, dives and turns, while making unforgettable memories! In similar fashion of past years, we have weekly Pasta Feed after Friday practices. Pasta feeds are geared towards having our swimmers socialize and getting them psyched up for the swim meets. Swim meets begin on the second Sunday of June and continue through the third week of July; the more families committed to the program, the better we perform. After each swim competition, we will continue the tradition of BBQing at our home pool where families can bring their own food to grill. Summer league swimming will not only keep your child active but will do so in an enjoyable way‌.sign up at our Kickoff Dinner on April 21, 2013.

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Baby Sharks Not sure if your child is physically ready to participate on the Sharks team, but want them to swim this summer? Sign them up for our improved Baby Sharks program where group swim lessons will help better prepare them for the Sharks team. This year, we will have a new system where swimmers are evaluated and grouped according to level. Every few weeks, we will test your child to see if he/ she is ready to move to the next level. Our goal is to have every Baby Sharks swimmer “graduate� to become a Shark swimmer!

Sharks Summer Swim Team Schedule Swim Team Kickoff Dinner April 21 The tradition continues with the ultimate swim team Kickoff party. You will be able to sign up for the team, order swim suits, and other merchandise. It includes dancing for the kids and socializing for the parents.


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Swim Team Practice Schedule Practice Times* 5/7-7/19


Baby Sharks (4 & up)

Tuesday-Friday 3:00-3:30 pm

Introductory level of swimming.

Silver Group

Tuesday-Friday 3:45-4:45 pm Saturday 9:00-11:00 am

Swimmers in this group will have some level of swim team practice experience. The focus is on building strength and endurance in every stroke through drills, multiple lengths and on deck coaching. Swimmers should be able to swim anywhere from 2060 laps per practice Recommended age: 6-10 years old.

Gold Group

Tuesday-Friday 4:45-6 pm Saturday 9:00-11:00 am

Gold Group swimmers are introduced to the basic training environment. The focus is on technique while introducing race strategy and basic interval training. The continuing improvement on stroke technique, starts, and turns are a focus every single day in practice. A minimum of 60 laps per practice is expected. Recommended age: 11 & up, but please take into consideration current swimming level.


Tuesday-Friday All ages and levels welcome. 3:45-4:45pm or 4:45-6:00pm Saturday 9:00-11:00 am

*Swim practices are not mandatory but highly encouraged. A minimum of 3 practices per week would ensure significant swim improvements & optimum conditioning.

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2013 Meet Schedule June 2

Practice Meet @ PAH 10am

June 9

Circus @ PAH

June 16

PAH @ Sharon Heights

June 23


June 30

PAH @ Peninsula

July 14


July 20

Championship Swim Meet

End of Season Awards Dinner Join us on Sunday, July 21 to celebrate a fun swim season with the Sharks. There will be awards, food, friends and lots of fun!


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Junior & Adult Swim Lessons Swim lessons are available for children and adults of all ages and abilities. Whether it is your child’s first time swimming on their own or they want to master the butterfly, our qualified instructors can help them reach their goal while having fun! Lessons are available to Members, Members’ children, grandchildren, and Members’ guests.

Swim Lesson Schedule Lessons are available every day of the week and depend on instructors’ availability. Book your lesson by calling the Acqua Fitness desk at 650-917-5141.

Pricing Private $35 / 30 minutes 5 Pack Private $150 Semi Private (2 participants) $25 per child / 30 minutes Group (3 or more participants) $20 per child/ 30 minutes

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Junior Tennis Program PAH Spring Junior Tennis will begin April 2nd with its after school Spring Tennis Program. If you have additional questions about your child’s level or the programs please contact the Acqua Fitness Desk at 650-917-5141 or email

PAH Spring 2013 Junior Tennis Program Come join Eric Barry for an energetic and fun after school tennis program. He teaches a 30 minute class for your tiny tots (ages 4 & 5) to introduce them to the game of tennis.

4-6 Year Olds – Pro: Eric Barry

Tuesday and Thursday, 3:30-4:00 This class is for the very young that want to come to the club for 30 minutes twice a week and start developing hand-eye coordination using tennis related drills and games. Special kid-friendly soft balls are used. Class size is limited to six students. There are no make-up classes. Eight Week Session April 2-May 24 Cost: $200 ($12.50 per class for 16 classes)

6-8 Year Olds – Pro: Eric Barry

Tuesday and Thursday, (Bronze Group I) 4:00-5:00 Tuesday and Thursday, (Bronze Group II) 5:00-6:00 We offer two class times to pick from since we have more 6-8 year olds players that want to participate. This class focuses on fundamentals using basic drills and games. Major emphasis will be on forehand and backhand ground strokes along with the service motion. Kids specific soft balls are used. Class size is limited to six students. There are no make-up classes. Eight Week Session April 2-May 24 Cost: $400 ($25.00 per class for 16 classes) For more information, contact our tennis professional, Eric Barry at (650)380-8006 or via email at


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PAH Summer 2013 Junior Tennis Program The tennis program at PAH has grown each and every summer since its inception in 2004. Bob Jaeger will be on the courts to inspire the juniors to make tennis their favorite sport. Listed below are nine weeks of summer sessions to choose from that will fit around your summer travel schedule. If a class time is not convenient, Bob can tailor a camp, group lesson or private lesson for members and their guests.

Summer Sessions

There will be 9 one-week sessions of tennis this summer Week #1.....June 17-21

Week #6.....July 29-August 2

Week #2.....June 24-28

Week #7.....August 5-9

Week #3.....July 8-12

Week #8.....August 12-16

Week #4.....July 15-19

Week #9.....August 19-23

Week #5.....July 22-26

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Summer Sessions Continued... Level

BronzeTeam M/W Ages: 5-8

Bronze Team T/TH Ages: 5-8 Silver Team Ages 8-10

Gold Team Ages 10 & Up

Junior Excellence (Invite Only)


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Description This group will focus on the fundamentals using basic drills and games. Major emphasis will be on forehand and backhand ground strokes along with the service motion. Net play and scoring introduced. Softer balls and smaller court sizes will be used. Eight year olds may pick this level or the Silver level depending on their physical size, prior tennis experience and level of coordination.

Days & Time & Price

Mon & Wed 1:30-2:30pm $50/week

This group’s description is the same as the above Bronze M/W group except it is offered on the Tuesday and Thursday schedule.

Tues & Thurs 1:30-2:30pm $50/week

This group is for beginning and intermediate level players to cover the fundamentals with drills and basic match play. Forehand and backhand ground strokes, serve, some spinning of the ball and net play are regular components of this class. Fun games and match play will close out each lesson.

Tues & Thur 2:30-4:00pm $80/week

This group is for the beginning and intermediate level players and covers all areas of the game including first & second serves, topspin ground strokes and net play. Point situation drills will be used in addition to lots of minutes pounding balls off the ball machine to groove strokes. Fun games and match play will close out each lesson.

Mon & Wed 2:30-4:00pm $80/week

This 2-hour practice is for the serious player who is focused on working hard to improve their game. All spins on ground strokes and serves are developed. Drills will be used to strengthen the student’s ability to place the ball with the appropriate trajectory and ball speeds in order to dictate play. Significant match play with a strong focus on singles and doubles strategy and shot selection will be present in each class.

Mon, Wed & Fri 4:00-6:00pm $150/week

If a child misses a class, they may attend another class scheduled that week or a different week to make up the missed class. No refunds will be given. Summer sessions are offered weekly and are limited to eight participants per class. For more information, please contact our Tennis Professional at 650-714-7797 or

2013 Summer Camp Options Summers at the Club are fun for everyone. We offer a variety of camps for all ages and interests. Whether you have a 4 year old or a 14 year old, we can keep them entertained at Palo Alto Hills. If you have questions when planning for summer camps at the Club, please contact the Acqua Fitness Desk at 650-917-5141 or

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“At a Glance” Summer Camp Options Summer Theme Camp

Ages 5-9 Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 3:15pm Member: $400 Member Guest:$430

PAH Kids Summer Theme Camp This year’s PAHGCC summer theme camp is better than ever with more weeks of tennis, golf, swimming and fun! Palo Alto Hills Kids Summer Theme is for children ages 5-9. Since this may be a young child’s first camp experience, we make an extra effort to provide a relaxed environment where a camper can safely develop new skills, explore diverse interests, and make new friends. Our all-inclusive summer camp program includes group lessons in tennis and golf, daily lunch and snack, exciting guest speakers, Fun Fridays, educational experiences, a camp shirt and much more! Our staff-to-camper ratio ranges from 1:5 to 1:10, depending on the activity. Palo Alto Hills Kids Summer Camp is held from 9:00am - 3:00pm with early drop-off and post camp options available. 19

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Tiny Tots Camp

Ages 2-4 Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 12:00 pm Member: $250 Member Guest:$280

F.A.N. Camp

Ages 10-14 Monday – Friday, 9:30am – 3:30pm Member: $350 Member Guest:$380

Overnight Camp

Ages10-16 Friday – Saturday, 6:00pm-9:00am Member: $65 Member Guest:$85

L.I.T. (Leader in Training)Program Ages 13-17 Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 3:15pm or 8:00am - 1:00pm $250 for full day $200 for half day

Summer Theme Camp Schedule Session #

Session Dates




June 10-14

Water Fun in the Summer Sun

Member: $400 Member Guest:$430


June 17-21

A Trip through the Rainforest

Member: $400 Member Guest:$430


June 24-28

Mad Science

Member: $400 Member Guest:$430

July 1,2,3,5

Hurray for the USA

Member:$320 Member Guest:$344

July 8-12

Holidays in July

Member: $400 Member Guest:$430

July 15-19

Around the World & Member: $400 Back in Time Member Guest:$430

July 22-26

Cowboys and Campers

4 5 6 7

Member: $400 Member Guest:$430


July 29-Aug 2 A Week Riding the Waves

Member: $400 Member Guest:$430


Aug 5 – Aug 9 PAH Olympics 2013

Member: $400 Member Guest:$430


Monday - Friday 9:00am – 3:00pm

*Extended care is available, 8:00am-9:00am & 3:00pm-4:15pm for $15/hour/child members and $20/hour/child for members’ guests

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Tiny Tots Camp Tiny Tots camp, ages 2-4 years old, is designed to keep toddlers active in a fun and educational environment. Children will enjoy circle time, music and movement, art, cooperative games, story time, splashing around in the children’s pool and a nutritious snack each day.

Session 1

Session 4

June 10-14

July 1,2,3,5

Session 2

July 8-12

Member: $250 Member Guest: $280 Daily Member Rate: $60 Daily Guest Rate: $70

June 17-21

Member: $250 Member Guest: $280 Daily Member Rate: $60 Daily Guest Rate: $70

Session 3

June 24-28

Member: $250 Member Guest: $280 Daily Member Rate: $60 Daily Guest Rate: $70


Daily Member Rate: $60 Daily Guest Rate: $70

Session 5 Member: $250 Member Guest: $280 Daily Member Rate: $60 Daily Guest Rate: $70

Session 6

July 15-19

Member: $250 Member Guest: $280 Daily Member Rate: $60 Daily Guest Rate: $70

Monday – Friday 9:00am – 12:00 pm


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Session 7

July 22-26

Member: $250 Member Guest: $280 Daily Member Rate: $60 Daily Guest Rate: $70

Session 8

July 29-Aug 2

Member: $250 Member Guest: $280 Daily Member Rate: $60 Daily Guest Rate: $70

Session 9

Aug 5 – Aug 9

Member: $250 Member Guest: $280 Daily Member Rate: $60 Daily Guest Rate: $70

F.A.N. Camp PAHGCC F.A.N, Fitness and Nutrition, is a coed summer camp for tweens/ teens 10-14 years of age. This camp helps build confidence and teaches the importance of health and wellness. Participants have the opportunity to participate in activities such as aqua aerobics, spinning, golf, tennis, yoga and cardio. Students learn the fundamentals of athletic movements, flexibility, balance and strength. Also, they learn the value of different foods and how nutrition plays a big part in performance. Camp includes t-shirt, instruction with personal fitness trainer, fitness orientation of the work out facility, healthy lunch and swimming throughout the week.

Session 1

June 17-21 Member: $350 Member Guest: $380

Session 2 July 15-19 Member: $350 Member Guest: $380 Session 3 July 29-August 2 Member: $350 Member Guest: $380 Session 4 August 5-9 Member: $350 Member Guest: $380


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Overnight Camp Our overnight camp allows kids, ages 10-13, to experience the night life at PAHGCC. Even though it’s just one night away from home, we do several GLOW activities such as: swimming, nature hikes, volleyball, tennis and Ultimate Glow Capture the Flag. Dinner, snack and breakfast provided. It is suggested that the following items accompany each camper. Running shoes Flip Flops Sweatshirt Session 1 Pajamas June 14-15 Toiletry items Member: $65 Pillow Member Guest: $85 Sleeping Bag Clothes Session 2 Bug Spray

August 9-10 Member: $65 Member Guest: $85


Friday-Saturday 6:00pm-9:00am


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L.I.T. (Leader in Training) Program The L.I.T. program is a supplemental program that focuses on developing various leadership roles and responsibilities as a camper. High school participants will acquire the necessary fundamentals and training to prepare them for future endeavors in a work environment; whether it is to become a camp counselor, lifeguard, teacher’s aide or an after school assistant. These lifelong skill sets will allow L.I.T.s to learn basic first aid, safety and awareness, behavior management, communication, decision making, event planning and set up while working in a team building atmosphere.

L.I.T. Program Specific • • • • •

Submit a letter of recommendation from a non-family member Attend camp training Must commit to work schedule Demonstrate all qualities that reflect the reputation of PAHGCC L.I.T. program is available during Tiny Tots and Theme camp

Cost: $ 250 for full day 9:00am-3:00pm $200 for half day 9am-1pm Lunch and uniform shirt provided.

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Other Seasonal Camps Spring Fever Camp

Spring has sprung and so has the fun! So come on Kidz and get ready to spend your Spring Break with us. Campers will enjoy activities such as Aqua Hockey, swimming, water polo, Clean Your Room, balloon volleyball, arts & crafts and much more. Extended care available. Session #1: March 25-29 Session #2: April 1-5 Session # 3: April 8-12 Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm Price: $70 daily rate/$270 weekly rate (Members) $75 daily rate/$295 weekly rate (Member Guests)

Spring Tiny Tots Camp

Spring into fun this Spring Break and register your little one for Tiny Tots Camp. This camp is designed to keep your child active in a fun and educational environment. Children will enjoy circle time, music, movement, art, cooperative games, story time and a nutritious snack each day. Session #1: March 25-29 Session #2: April 1-5 Session # 3: April 8-12 Hours: 9:00am -12:00pm Price: $60 daily rate/$250 weekly rate (Members) $65 daily rate/$275 weekly rate (Member Guests)

Winter Camp

Kool Kidz, join us in winter to kick off the holiday season with some PAH cheer. Children will participate in the Polar Bear Club (swimming) and Snow Ball Fight (tennis) along with a variety of winter themed camp games and holiday crafts. Parents, whether you need a day to get ready for a trip or a week to finish your shopping, consider Winter Camp for your kids. Extended care is available. Dates: December 23 & 27; December 30 & 31; January 2 & 3. Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm Price: $70 daily rate (Members); $85 daily rate (Member Guests)


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Kool Kidz Hey Kool Kidz . . . we had a fun year in 2012! Get ready for a full year of new, exciting events and a few favorites returning for another year. We have a variety of Kool Kidz events that will be unique and fun for Kidz ages 6 and up.

Pudding Party January 11

Vanilla and Chocolate and Strawberry, oh my! Come help us celebrate National Pudding Day with us by making pudding, painting with pudding, fighting with pudding and of course eating pudding. Come ready to be creative and get messy with this tasty treat!

Opposite Night February 21

4th of July decorations in February? Breakfast for dinner? Pin the nose on the donkey? We are celebrating Opposite Day! Kool Kidz will enjoy this night with all sorts of silly opposites. Come dressed in your favorite backwards clothes and help celebrate in great opposite fashion.

Iron Chef September 26

Let the battle begin with a cooking extravaganza! Come learn about food and cooking tips at this creative event. You will even get to go home with a treat of your own.

Kidz Winter Wonderland December 1

Hey Kidz! Are you ready for our 4th annual Kidz Holiday Party? Join the youth team to make snowy presents for your family, play festive games and create a delicious treat. It is sure to be a BIG hit and a sweet time for all.

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Kidz Passport Program We want to travel around the world with you this year. Kidz Passport is focused on learning about cultures and countries around the world. All events are themed based on a country, continent or region. We will get our hands dirty by creating a regional dish, learn basic phrases and play games that correspond to the theme. Grab your passport and friends and come to the Club to travel with us.

Africa January 25

During Passport: Africa, Kidz will make delicious treats with common foods found in Africa, learn phrases from a few of the 3,000 languages spoken in the continent and try an African dance and sport.


September 13

France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Austria, Belgium, Germany and more! Our fun will be with games from Spain, France, and Germany. Then celebrate the food of Europe with a Greek appetizer, Italian dinner and Belgian dessert. During the entire event, Kidz will learn basic words and phrases from the many countries that make up the European Union. A diverse and delicious night for all!

Central America October 11

Have you ever traveled to Costa Rica, Guatemala or Honduras? Join us for an adventure through Central America by making traditional dishes of the region, playing fun games and practicing your Spanish. We will even have a few visitors from Guatemala be the tour guides for the night.

Australasia November 7

Kia Ora! Did you know that Australasia is the region of Oceania comprising of Australia, New Zealand, the island of New Guinea, and neighboring islands in the Pacific Ocean? Come down under with us as we explore the world of Kangaroos, kiwi birds, surfing, koalas and Vegemite. This area of the world is filled with beautiful landscapes, nice people and interesting history and we will take you through a night of travel through these experiences.


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Kidz with a Cause This series is intended to show how grateful we are by giving back to the environment and/or community! Kidz with a Cause is a fun and educational series geared towards kidz ages 6 and up. We have four Kidz with a Cause events, each donating a portion of the proceeds to an organization that focuses on the topic of the event.

Puppy Love February 8

Share the love this Valentine’s Day for your local animal shelter! Make homemade dog biscuits to donate to puppies in need. The treats will be used as training treats or goodies to go home with adopted dogs. We will also learn about ways to help local animals and even have a special animal guest.

Go Green! March 8

There are dozens of small things kids can do every day to save energy and keep the world cleaner and greener. It’s a great time to learn about our planet and how to take care of it through various hands on activities.

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Paint for a Cure April 19

Come make a difference with paint. That’s right, we will be Painting for Cure and we need your creativity to make a difference. All participants painting’s will be submitted in our 1st Annual Kidz with a Cause Silent Auction. The Silent Auction will be held from Saturday, April 20 - Tuesday April 30 ending at 5:00pm and is open for ALL members to bid. Money raised from the silent auction will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House.

Grandparents Gone Wired September 8

Did you know, almost half the senior population in the US doesn’t know how to use today’s technology? You can help! Join us for this one day event to teach others about technology. Just bring your computer, iPad, Macbook or other device, teach your skills, and you will be entered to win a $5000 scholarship through This is a great way to spend your 2013 Grandparents Day! 29

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Tween Nights (Ages 9-12)

Food Fight Fiasco March 15

Who loves a good food fight? All you need is goggles, an old shirt and a group of friends to be ready for the Ultimate Food Fight at PAHGCC. Think slip’n slide with ketchup, painting with condiments, pie throwing, water guns filled with kool aid, water balloons filled with soda, baked bean bombs and much more! You don’t want to miss the only time you are allowed to play with your food. This event is for Tweens only and friends are welcome to attend.

Girlz Spa Night May 17

Dress up in your fancy attire and get ready for a night out on the Hills. That’s right Girlz it’s all about bringing out the beauty in you. Join us as we get you ready for dinner in our VIP room. We will style your hair, paint your nails and teach you how to make your very own beauty products. Join us for a Girlz only night of style, beauty and friends.

Bonfire Battle June 21

A night of fire at the Club! Tweens will compete in teams to see which group can successfully put out their bonfire with a series of different challenges, battles and conquests. They will also enjoy some treats made from the fire including smores and fire popcorn. Friends are welcome to attend this hot night.

Water Wars July 19

Water balloons, water guns, splash contests, and more! Teams will compete in a variety of challenges including the always popular inflatable obstacle course. Grab some friends and dive in.

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Hide and Glow Seek August 16

Calling all Tweens! It’s time again for 9-12 year olds to come have a night out at the Club. Get ready because this time, we’re doing it GLOW style. For one night only, we will do all your favorite activities like tennis, golf, and swimming in the dark! Get as many of your friends as you can to help you in these glow-in-the-dark games.

Costume Laser Tag October 25

It’s back but with a twist. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume, wig or mask for the laser tag battle. The driving range will be converted to the battle ground for this night of laser tag. We will even fuel you up before we play with a delicious dinner from Chef.

Cosmic Skating November 15

Are you ready for a Palo Alto Hills Cosmic Skating experience? We are turning down the lights and firing up the fun. Come and see the transformation of the parking garage into the perfect skating rink! We will have lights, music and challenges for the Tweens. Remember, friends are welcome to attend any of our fun events.


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Family Events Parents Night Out First Friday of EVERY month (except October & December)

6-9pm Come workout at the fitness center, treat yourself to a massage or have dinner in the dining room while we entertain the little ones. We provide dinner, games and crafts for kids of all ages. Just remember . . . you must stay on PAHGCC property while your child is at Parents Night Out. Price is $12.95++ per child. Ages 4 and up are welcome.

Superbowl Party February 3

Come one, come all to the Kidz Super Bowl Party. While your parents are in the Ballroom watching the game, we will have an interactive event for all ages. We will be showing our team spirit with painted banners and face paintings of our favorite team’s colors and mascots and even testing out our football skills with a football toss game, an agility course and much more. With Superbowl snacks included, this event is sure to be a Touchdown!

Love Your Health Day February 10

Celebrate your heart and health at Love Your Health Day. Try mini fitness classes, get complimentary hand treatments and raise money for the American Heart Association

Summer Programs Festival March 10

Back for its 2nd year‌.the Junior Kickoff Carnival! Come plan the whole summer for your family at one place and all at once! We will have information tables and representatives from the junior golf program, swim team, summer camps and junior tennis programs to answer all your questions about 2013 and to register for the programs. While you are busy planning, the kids can take part in the carnival games and treats.

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Poolside Pet Parade March 17

Cute and fluffy, small and scaly, big and cuddly, what is your pet like? Get a chance to show off your pets at our Poolside Pet Parade! Don’t have a pet? Bring your favorite stuffed animal!

Easter Day Brunch March 31

Everyone in your family will love this event, from your toddler to your grandparents. The dessert buffet is the biggest of the year that any sweet tooth would enjoy. This PAH tradition also features 3 Easter egg hunts, face painters and other interactive surprises for the children (and children at heart).

Fit for Summer Day April 28

Spend an afternoon preparing for summer. Parents get to learn secrets for bathing suit bodies, six pack abs and toned triceps. Kids will learn about water safety, make homemade raw ice cream, practice first aide and learn how to set up a camping site. This is a day the whole family can enjoy and start to look forward to the summer season.

Mother Daughter Royal Tea Party May 5

Our second annual Mother/Daughter Tea Party gets a royal upgrade! Mothers and Daughters come dress in your fanciest hats and frocks while spending some quality time together at the Club. Enjoy high tea prepared by our chefs plus a surprise visit from a fairy from a faraway land and do some delightful new crafts. 33

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Mother’s Day Brunch May 12

No cooking and cleaning duties for Mom on this special day. Chef will try his best to match your mother’s best meal and you can enjoy eating a stress free brunch with your family. This PAH tradition is one of the most popular events so be sure to book your reservations early.

Memorial Day BBQ May 27

It is time to celebrate the start of a great summer! This summer kickoff event will have great music, dancing for all, delicious food, and games for everyone.

Family X Games June 14

Come show off your extreme sports skillz at the Club. We will play inter tube water polo, learn how to skateboard, pool stand up paddleboarding & more. This event is for the whole family to test their extremely crazy sport skillz.

Father’s Day BBQ June 16

Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day at the Club. Good music, friends, family, food and dancing all in celebration of DAD. Crafts and entertainment for the kids to keep them (and parents) happy.

Independence Day BBQ July 4

This celebratory day gives us a reason to party! Bring your whole family to the Club BBQ that will also have some great music and fun events for the kids.

Family DJ Pool Party July 12

Grab your friends and family for an evening of great music and good times by the pool. Parents can relax with their friends poolside and kids will be entertained with a variety of games and activities.

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Family Movie on the Green August 9

Lounge on the green for a big screen movie with the family. Spread out your blankets and pillows. We will provide drinks and snacks for an outdoor movie theater experience.

“Happy Birthday PAH” Concert & BBQ August 11th

Celebrate the Club’s birthday with music, activities and a good ole’ BBQ. This pool party is a great night of entertainment for everyone in your family.

Camp Run Amok: Camping on the Hills August 17

Grab your tent, flashlight, family and friends for an adventurous family sleepover on the golf course! You just have to pack and we will take care of the BBQ dinner, s’mores’, games, big screen movie, night golf and a sunrise breakfast.

Labor Day BBQ September 3

Our end of summer party is always a hit! Last year we danced all night and even had a limbo competition. This day will be another great family event at the Club with good food, kid’s activities and music.

Junior Golf Awards & Dinner September 22

Come celebrate the end of the Junior Golf Season by participating in a tournament with your junior golfer and joining fellow Member families and junior golfers for some recognition, awards, dinner and party.


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Smashing Pumpkins Bowl October 13

The Smashing Pumpkins Bowl is back for a threepeat! This event was a big SMASH last year and it will be even bigger this year. We will set up a bowling alley poolside with a variety of pumpkins in all shapes and sizes to use as bowling balls. You can paint, carve and bowl your pumpkin if you wish. Pumpkins, snacks and drinks provided.

Children’s Halloween Carnival October 27

This is one of the most popular and exciting events at Palo Alto Hills! This event is a hit for families with children of all ages and always sells out. There will be a variety of scary foods and activities for everyone. It’s never too early to start planning your costume. Just be prepared to be scared!

Annual Wellness Day November 10

It’s all about you and your health during our Annual Wellness Day event. Parents get to sample a variety of fitness classes, mini massages, skin analysis, and nutrition talks. Kids learn to make healthy food, have fitness classes of their own and meet fitness guests. Have fun all afternoon with us as we teach your family about their body and health!

Holiday Brunch with Santa December 8

Let us help relieve the holiday stress by inviting you to a wonderful holiday brunch at the Club. We have everything you need to create long lasting holiday memories- a visit from Santa, an extravagant holiday brunch, Jeremy the Elf, festive holiday piano music and a photographer to capture special family photos. Family Guide 2013


2013 Family Guide Events At a Glance January

2-4 Kidz Winter Camp 4 Parents Night Out 11 Kool Kidz Pudding Party 25 Kidz Passport: Africa


1 Parents Night Out 3 Superbowl Party 8 Kidz with a Cause: Puppy Love 10 Love Your Health Day 21 Kool Kidz: Opposite Night


1 Parents Night Out 3 Teen Talks at Acqua Fitness 8 Kidz with a Cause: Go Green 10 Summer Programs Festival 15 Tween Night: Food Fight Fiasco 17 Poolside Pet Parade 25-29 Spring Camp


3 Parents Night Out 5 Mother Daughter Royal Tea Party 10 Family Golf & Dinner 12 Mother’s Day Brunch 17 Tween Girlz: Spa Night 27 Memorial Day BBQ


1-5 Spring Camp 5 Parents Night Out 8-12 Spring Camp 19 Kidz with a Cause: Paint for a Cure 21 Sharks Kickoff Dinner 28 Fit for Summer Day


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7 Parents Night Out 9 Sharks: Circus @ PAH 10 Theme Camp Session 1 14 Family X Games 16 Sharks: PAH @ Sharon Heights 16 Fathers Day BBQ 17 Theme Camp Session 2 21 Tween Night: Bonfire Battle 23 Sharks: PAH @ LAGCC 24 Theme Camp Session 3 30 Sharks: PAH @ Peninsula

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1 Theme Camp Session 4 4 Independence Day BBQ 5 Parents Night Out 8 Theme Camp Session 5 12 Family DJ Pool Party 14 Sharks: PAH @ MCC 15 Theme Camp Session 6 19 Tween Night: Water Wars 21 Sharks End of Season Dinner 22 Theme Camp Session 7 29 Theme Camp Session 8


2 Parents Night Out 5 Theme Camp Session 9 9 Family Movie on the Green 11 “Happy Birthday PAH” Concert & BBQ 16 Tween Night: Hide and Glow Seek 17 Camp Run Amok: Camping on the Hills


11 Kidz Passport: Central America 13 Smashing Pumpkins Bowl 25 Tween Night: Costume Laser Tag 27 Children’s Halloween Carnival


1 Parents Night Out 7 Kidz Passport: Australasia 10 Wellness Day 15 Tween Night: Cosmic Skating


2 Labor Day BBQ 6 Parents Night Out 8 Kidz with a Cause: Grandparents Gone Wired 13 Kidz Passport: Europe 22 Junior Golf Awards & Dinner 26 Kool Kidz: Iron Chef


1 Kidz Winter Wonderland 6 Parents Night Out 8 Holiday Brunch with Santa 23, 27, 30 & 31 Kidz Winter Camp Family Guide 2013


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Family Guide 2013

Palo Alto Hills Family Guide 2013  
Palo Alto Hills Family Guide 2013  

Palo Alto Hills Country Club's 2013 Family Activites Guide.