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.

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Minecraft Camp

Are you ready for the ultimate week-long learning adventure? Our Minecraft Camp is 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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If the week you’re looking for is filled, please join our waiting list.

Up to 10% off if you book Vacation or Summer Camp!

(5% multi-week and 5% multi-sibling discounts available)

School Vacation Camp – February & April Camp

Learn more about February Camp, April Camp, and Summer Camp in Lexington

Address: Empow Studios, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420

Times: Vacation Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost: Half day $335; Full day $595

February & April Camp Sessions Feb 20 – Feb 24 | Tech & Design CampApr 17 – Apr 21 | Tech & Design Camp

Empow Camp at Beth El Temple Center

Learn more about February Camp, April Camp, and Summer Camp in Belmont

Address: Beth El Temple Center 2 Concord Ave, Belmont MA 02478

Times: Vacation Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost: Half day $335; Full day $595

February & April Camp Sessions Feb 20 – Feb 24 | Tech & Design CampApr 17 – Apr 21 | Tech & Design Camp

Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Learn more about February Camp, April Camp, and Summer Camp at the JCC

Address: Leventhal-Sidman JCC 333 Nahanton Street, Newton MA 02459

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-5:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 6:00pm is available for a $15 additional charge.

Cost: Half day $380; Full day $645

February & April Camp Sessions Feb 20 – Feb 24 | Tech & Design CampApr 17 – Apr 21 | Tech & Design Camp

Looking for activities during March Vacation for private schools? Look no further! We’re running workshops throughout the month. Please visit our March Vacation Weeks page to learn more.

Summer Camp

Empow Camp at Old South Church

Address: Old South Church 645 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost: Half day $335; Full day $595
Learn more about Summer Camp in Boston’s Back Bay

Summer Camp Sessions

2017 Boston Summer Camps in Back Bay are now open for enrollment! Camps tend to fill, so book a spot at our Tech & Design Camp and/or Minecraft Camp before it’s too late!

Jul 31 – Aug 4 | Minecraft CampAug 7 – Aug 11 | Tech & Design CampAug 14 – Aug 18 | Minecraft Camp

Empow Camp at Beth El Temple Center

Location: Beth El Temple Center 2 Concord Ave, Belmont MA 02478

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost: Half day $335; Full day $595

Learn more about Summer Camp in Belmont

Summer Camp Sessions

2017 Belmont Summer Camps are now open for enrollment! Camps tend to fill, so book a spot at our Tech & Design Camp and/or Minecraft Camp before it’s too late!

Jul 17 – Jul 21 | Tech & Design CampJul 24 – Jul 28 | Minecraft Camp

Empow Camp at Heath Elementary

Location: Heath Elementary, 100 Eliot St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost: Half day $335; Full day $595

Learn more about Summer Camp in Brookline

Summer Camp Sessions

2017 Brookline Summer Camps are now open for enrollment! Camps tend to fill, so book a spot at our Tech & Design Camp and/or Minecraft Camp before it’s too late!

Jul 24 – Jul 28 | Tech & Design CampJul 31 – Aug 4 | Minecraft CampAug 7 – Aug 11 | Tech & Design CampAug 14 – Aug 18 | Minecraft Camp

Address: Cape Cod Academy 50 Osterville-West Barnstable Road, Osterville, MA 02655

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am at no additional charge.

Cost: Half day $335; Full day $595

Learn more about Summer Camp in the Cape

Summer Camp Sessions

2017 Cape Cod Summer Camp weeks are now open for registration! Camps tend to fill, so reserve a spot at our Tech & Design Camp and/or Minecraft Camp before it’s too late!

Jul 10 – Jul 14 | Minecraft CampJul 17 – Jul 21 | Tech & Design CampJul 24 – Jul 28 | Minecraft CampJul 31 – Aug 4 | Tech & Design CampAug 7 – Aug 11 | Minecraft Camp

Address: Empow Studios, 1776 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost: Half day $335; Full day $595*

*The week of Jul 3 – Jul 7 has reduced pricing for a shorter week of camp, due to Independence Day.

Learn more about Summer Camp in Lexington

Summer Camp Sessions

2017 Lexington Summer Camps are now open for enrollment! Camps tend to fill, so book a spot at our Tech & Design Camp and/or Minecraft Camp before it’s too late!

Jun 26 – Jun 30 | Tech & Design CampJul 3 – Jul 7* | Minecraft CampJul 10 – Jul 14 | Tech & Design CampJul 17 – Jul 21 | Tech & Design CampJul 24 – Jul 28 | Minecraft CampJul 31 – Aug 4 | Tech & Design CampAug 7 – Aug 11 | Minecraft CampAug 14 – Aug 18 | Tech & Design CampAug 21 – Aug 25 | Tech & Design Camp

*The week of Jul 3 – Jul 7 has an optional Monday attendance, with a 3-day camp from Wed-Fri.

Solomon Schecter

Address: Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston Shoolman Campus – Upper School; Marcus Building, 125 Wells Avenue, Newton, MA 02459

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost: Half day $335; Full day $595

Learn more about Summer Camp at Solomon Schechter

Leventhal-Sidman JCC

Address: Leventhal-Sidman JCC 333 Nahanton Street, Newton MA 02459

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-5:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 6:00pm is available for a $15 additional charge.

Cost: Half day $380; Full day $645

Learn more about Summer Camp at the JCC

Summer Camp Sessions

2017 Newton-Needham Summer Camps are now open for enrollment! We run camp at both the Solomon Schechter Day School and the JCC, so please note the location when registering. Camps tend to fill, so book a spot at Tech & Design Camp and/or Minecraft Camp before it’s too late!

Jun 26 – Jun 30 | Minecraft Camp at SSDSJul 3 – Jul 7* | Tech & Design Camp at SSDSJul 10 – Jul 14 | Minecraft Camp at SSDSJul 17 – Jul 21 | Tech & Design Camp at SSDSAug 21 – Aug 25 | Tech & Design Camp at JCCAug 28 – Sept 1 | Tech & Design Camp at JCC

*The week of Jul 3 – Jul 7 has an optional Monday attendance, with a 3-day camp from Wed-Fri.

Empow Studios at Nashoba Valley Tech

Address: Nashoba Valley Technical High School 100 Littleton Rd, Westford, MA 01886

Times: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20 additional charge.

Cost: Half day $335; Full day $595

*The week of Jul 3 – Jul 7 has reduced pricing for a shorter week of camp, due to Independence Day.

Learn more about Summer Camp in Westford

Sessions

2017 Westford Summer Camps are now open for enrollment! Camps tend to fill, so book a spot at our Tech & Design Camp and/or Minecraft Camp before it’s too late!

Jun 26 – Jun 30 | Minecraft CampJul 3 – Jul 7* | Tech & Design CampJul 10 – Jul 14 | Minecraft Camp

*The week of Jul 3 – Jul 7 has an optional Monday attendance, with a 3-day camp from Wed-Fri.

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.

Melissa a Lexington Empow Camp mother

“It’s a unique camp… where you can learn new technologies, which is something you can’t really do at home.”

Student

“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.”

Student

  • Video Game Design
  • Stop-Motion Animation
  • Robotics
  • Minecraft
  • 3D Modeling & Printing
  • Digital Animation
  • Video Production
  • Music Production

Why Empow Tech Camp?

Empow’s Vacation and Summer Camps are built on the idea that technology is the new creative medium, and kids need opportunities to understand how technology can fit into their lives — not just as entertainment, but as an essential tool for being successful. We made Empow Tech Camp to be a unique combination of imaginative play and sophisticated technology made accessible to kids. We incorporate storytelling, design, planning, and collaboration into all projects. Storytelling is a big part of the camp. Each session builds toward a final project that will be showcased on the last day. We have story starters, ideas, and themes to help campers develop their characters and story lines, whether they’re working on an animation, multi-level video game, architecture project, or any other project type.

A Week at Camp

  • Mon: Team-building games and welcome activities to make new campers comfortable. Then, teacher demos & brainstorming to inspire project ideas.
  • Tue: Camper start working on individual and small-group projects. Mini-lesson, tutorials, and demos are held throughout the day.
  • Wed: Projects start coming to life! Kids learn to blend technologies by composing music and filming/editing video for existing projects.
  • Thu: Wrap up projects by adding any post-production, packaging, or final design work. Kids start preparing their booth for a big event on Friday!
  • Fri: Fun whole-group activities and instructor-led games make a great end to the week. Parents are invited to attend a student project showcase!

Additional Information
It’s required that each camper has a lunch packed, including a snack or two. We do go outside for lunch (weather permitting), so please pack sunscreen for your child if needed.

Communities we serve
We run Tech & Design and Minecraft Camp across Boston and Greater Boston, including Back Bay, Belmont, Brookline, Cape Cod, Lexington, Newton, and Westford.

Referrals

We recognize that customers who recommend us to their friends do so because they love and enjoy our programs. We’d like to reciprocate. We offer a $50 future program credit for a referral that brings us registration in a full-day Summer camp or an After-School Club membership.

The following conditions apply.

  • Program registration must be through us, not through a partner organization
  • Referring person must be a current customer
  • Referred person must be a new customer
  • Referred customer must complete the program
  • All gifts in the form of future program credit will be sent the following year.
  • One gift per family, regardless of the number of sessions attended.

To be awarded program credit, the new customer must cite you in the registration process. As the new customer creates an account, there is a question stating “How did you hear about us?”. The new customer must select “Friend” and type your first and last name.

Policies

We know it’s not easy to schedule summer activities, especially when parents are booking camp so early! So we want to make it easy: You’re eligible for a refund up to two weeks before camp starts; all we ask is for you to cover the $10 cost of registration & processing fees. To learn more about our camp policies, please click here.

This camp must comply with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and be licensed by the local board of health. Empow Camp shall inform parents at the time application forms are provided that they may request copies of background check, health care and discipline policies as well as procedures for filing grievances.

IMPORTANT: Empow Studios is closed on Sunday, February 12th, due to weather conditions. Click ESC to close this notice.