Empow Camp in Newton

Empow Studios is running Tech & Design Camp and Minecraft Camp at the beautiful Shoolman Campus of Solomon Schechter in Newton, MA. Camp is running at the Upper School’s Marcus Building. Pick-up and drop-off here is very easy and campers will go outside (weather permitting) for outdoor games during our physical break.

Empow’s Tech & Design Camp and Minecraft Camp are running at Solomon Schechter for four weeks of Summer. We are also running camps in Newton for February Vacation, April Vacation, and two additional weeks of Summer at the Leventhal-Sidman JCC. Please visit our JCC Page here for more details.

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

Solomon Schecter

Times & Costs:

Empow Tech & Design and Minecraft Camps 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


2017 Summer Camps are now open for registration! Kids can choose from Tech & Design Camp and Minecraft Camp.

Jun 26 – Jun 30 | CompleteJul 3 – Jul 7* | CompleteJul 10 – Jul 14 | CompleteJul 17 – Jul 21 | Complete

We also run Tech & Design Camps during February vacation, April vacation, and the last two weeks of Summer at the JCC in Newton, right down the road. Please visit our JCC page for more information.

Tech & Design Camp

It’s the one camp to rule them all: Video Game Design, Robotics, Animation, 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.

Minecraft Camp

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.

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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.”

“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.”

Quotes from Empow Campers!