At a Glance: Back Bay Tech & Design Camp and Minecraft Camp
Design, Build, Code
Empow Studios summer camps return to Boston at the beautiful Old South Church in Back Bay. Located right across from the Boston Public Library, Old South Church serves as a great space for exciting projects and camp fun! Physical breaks will be outside (weather permitting) for outdoor games like Zombie Tag and Frisbee toss. For pick-up and drop-off, there is street parking on Boylston St., and at 100 Clarendon St. for $7. Old South Church is conveniently located right next to Copley Station for public transportation.
For check-in, parents will utilize street parking, local parking garages, or public transit to bring their children to camp in the church. When entering, parents will identify themselves to the front desk who will buzz them in to the elevator. Empow programs take place on the 3rd floor.
Noon check-outs will need to come up to the third floor for pickup, but PM and full day campers will be down at curbside for pick up. From 3:50PM-4:10PM, we will have a pick-up area across the street from the church by the Copley T station Elevator entrance (652 Boylston Street). The campers will be supervised by our staff while they wait for their authorized pickup to pull up. Any children not picked up by 4:10PM will be brought back to the main program room on the 3rd floor for extended day.
Empow’s Tech & Design Camp and Minecraft Camp are coming to Boston for three week-long sessions of Summer Camp! Camp is open for kids entering 2nd – 8th grade.
Old South Church
645 Boylston St.
Boston, MA 02116
Times & Costs
Tech & Design Camp and Minecraft Camp are week-long day camps, and run in full-day or half-day sessions. Extended day is available for an additional charge.
- Full-day: 9:00am – 4:00pm | $595
- Half-day AM: 9:00am – 12:00pm | $335
- Half-day PM: 1:00pm – 4:00pm | $335
- Early drop-off: 8:30am – 9:00am | FREE
- Extended-day: 4:00pm – 5:30pm | $20
Tech & Design Camp
It’s the one camp to rule them all: Video Game Design, Robotics, Animation, Coding, 3D Modeling & Printing, Music Production, and other exciting projects are all fair game. Whether it’s building a working guitar made of LEGO MINDSTORMS, designing an action-packed video game to challenge friends with, or creating an animated mini-movie, the options are limitless, and the learning doesn’t stop! We teach the nuts & bolts behind these subjects, and campers use their imagination to make their project come alive. This isn’t your typical STEM Camp or Computer Camp, it’s a Tech & Design Camp where kids learn to design, build, and code. It’s a tech camp for kids to pick what projects to create within digital & creative arts, engineering, and computer science.
Are you ready for the ultimate week-long learning adventure? Our camps are tailored to all skill levels, whether you’re just starting out your explorations or you already know you’re way around creepers. We start by introducing campers to Redstone, a special kind of element that mimics electricity almost perfectly. Campers of nearly any skill level can have fun building circuit boards, and even making a very simple computer inside Minecraft. As they master Redstone skills, we offer challenges that teach key concepts in programming, design, electrical engineering, and architecture, all while using teamwork and social skills. It’s the perfect blend of fun, learning, and creativity.
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More details about Camp
Empow Camps offer kids a chance to design, build, code, animate, and in general explore ways to use technology as a creative medium. Our helpful teachers take pride in guiding campers toward success with their projects and helping them discover their strengths and passions. It’s more than a computer camp or a STEM camp; it’s a design and making camp tailored to all skill levels, where kids use creative learning to build unique skills that last a lifetime.
Empow’s Boston Tech & Design and Minecraft Camps serve Back Bay and surrounding communities as a Summer Camp destination. Our Back Bay Summer Camp is unique, as we get about a 50/50 split in regards to commuters from outside the city vs. residents who live in the city. For the kids who live in the city, they tend to come from the following communities: Back Bay, Allston, Bay Village, Beacon Hill, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelsea, Chinatown, Chestnut Hill, Dorchester, Downtown Boston, East Boston, Everett, Fenway-Kenmore, Hyde Park, Jamaica Plain, Mattapan, Milton, Mission Hill, North End, Quincy, Revere, Roslindale, Roxbury, Somerville, South Boston, South End, West End, West Roxbury, Winthrop and more.
Questions? Call (617) 395-7527 or send a message:
We loved the Empow experience. My kids could not get enough of it – they nagged us every morning to leave earlier (which has never happened before). I am really pleased that both boys, who have very different interests, were so engaged.
“It’s a unique camp… where you can learn new technologies, which is something you can’t really do at home.”
“I keep coming back here because it’s a place where I can be myself.”
“If I could come here all the time, I definitely would want to.”