Empow Camp

    2015 Season: Filled with creativity, technology, arts, and learning.

    (617) 395-7527

    Empow Summer and Vacation Camp 2015

    For Kids in 1st through 8th Grade

    Empow Camp offers kids a chance to build projects that involve all our technologies, including:

    • Video Game Design
    • Animation
    • LEGO Robotics
    • Digital Audio/Video
    • 3D Modeling
    • Architecture, including Minecraft world editing
    • Music Production

    All this, plus group activities, outdoor time, and fun.

    Camp Details

    Dates: Sessions run during February and April vacation as well as weekly sessions from mid-June through August
    Times: 9am-4pm. Early drop-off 8:30 (no additional charge) and 1-hour extended day (Mon-Thu, additional charge applies)

    Locations: 2015 Locations will be announced soon, but in 2014, summer camp was held at 5 locations in the Greater Boston area:

    • Empow Studios, 1776 Mass Ave, Lexington
    • Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton St., Newton
    • Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Ave, Needham
    • Weston Rec Department, 20 Alphabet Lane,Weston
    • Beth El Temple Center, 2 Concord Avenue, Belmont

    Cost: 

    • 5-Day Camps: Half-day starts at $350; Full-day starts at $625

     

    Find a Session and Register

    February Vacation Camp – February 16-20

    April Vacation Camp – April 20-24

     

    Summer Vacation Camp

    Please check back in early January for the 2015 Summer Camp schedule.

    Questions? Give us a call – (617) 395-7527.

    A Typical Week at Camp

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    Empow Camps are Loved by Parents…

    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

    … and by Kids

    “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.”

    Highlights of what Empow Campers say. Watch the video for more.

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    Why Empow Camp?

    Empow Camp is 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 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

    Monday AM: Introductions, games, teambuilding, preview of the week schedule, tour of the space and equipment,  and ground rules.

    Monday PM: Plan and complete the first introductory projects.

    Tuesday – Wednesday: Individual and small-group work on the projects. Mini-lessons and group tutorials & demos. Instructors guide campers toward successful project completion.

    Thursday: Wrap up the projects, do any post-production, packaging, or final design work.

    Friday: Fun whole-group project, relax, play games, do mini-projects.  Parents come in one hour before dismissal time for a full-group showcase of projects.

    Well-balanced

    Every 2 hours we take a break from projects to do group activities, games, and snacks. Lunch includes an hour-long recess outside (weather permitting), and each day ends with a group meeting and a game. All attendees make a movie of their project and take the movie home on a new flash drive. The week ends with the Friday Showcase of final movies played for parents and a celebration of everyone’s creative ideas.

    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.