Dates: June 24 - August 16
Time: 9:00AM - 3:00PM
Open Studio / Extended Care: 7:30 - 9:00AM & 3:00 - 6:00PM
Length of sessions: 2 weeks (single week signups and drop-ins available)
Camps include: Individualized, project-based programming, snacks, meals
Age Range: 5 - 13
Instructor to kid ratio: 1 to 5, maximum
Game & Video Development
June 24 - July 5
It’s easy to allow gaming and video watching to be passive activities. In this camp, we will break down the strategies, decision-making, and designs involved in game and video creation. As any game or video should, we will begin the camp with story development, then use programs such as Scratch, Photoshop, and Adobe Animate to digitalize our stories in the form of games and videos. Kids will learn the coding, sketching, and digital drawing required to build their game or video.
Making a universe
July 8 - July 19
If you could create your own home, world, or universe, what would it look like? Our Making a Universe camp will encourage the deepest levels of creativity, envisioning a world they want to live in. In bringing these visions to life, kids will incorporate the fundamentals of design, geometry, architecture, and building, while also practicing the use of proportions, scaling, color schemes, and blueprints. Projects could range from scaled medieval castles to out-of-this world space stations. Kids will not only have access to standard art materials in manifesting their universes, but will learn how to 3-D model and laser print to really bring their imaginations to life.
lego engineering & Robotics
July 22 - August 2
Join us in going beyond the box! If you did not have instructions or manuals for building with coded LEGO®, what would you construct? We will begin the week with LEGO® robotic basics, but progressively pull kids away from instruction and allow them to truly create through both building and coding. Kids will be given challenges each day, competing to solve problems through robotics. As a special project, this camp will also feature the building of a real, moving BB8, using Arduino and Python programming.
August 5 - August 16
We’re here to debunk the idea that only adults can write, illustrate, and publish their own books! This is a space for kids’ imaginations to run wild, while we simultaneously practice writing and sketching. Kids will develop their own storytelling styles, draft an entire story, and illustrate throughout. By the end of the camp, kids who have completed their book or comic will have the opportunity to get a real copy printed by Third Haus!