Led by our in-house musician and sound engineer Eddy K, kids have the opportunity to create their own tracks while learning the fundamentals of music production.
What kids learn:
Campers – musicians and non-musicians alike – get hands-on experience with the equipment and software used for recording, editing, and mixing music. Prior musical training is not a requirement, but campers who do play an instrument are encouraged to bring it for structured jam sessions.
Space is still available in our two Lexington sessions:
6/23-6/28 (5 days)
6/30-7/3 (4 days)
Music Tech Camp is appropriate for kids entering 2nd to 8th grades.
Still looking for the perfect summer camp for your kids?
There is still time to sign up for Empow Campin Belmont, Lexington, Needham, Newton, and Weston.
Sessions begin the week of June 23 and run through August 29, depending on the location.
Online enrollment is quick and easy. Find a session hereand register directly. If you have any questions, please give us a call: 617-395-7527.
Kids Get Creative at April Vacation Camp
Minecraft, Redstone, stick-figure animation, claymation, video game making… April session was full of creative mojo and fun.
This past week, we worked with some 40+ campers between our two locations at the Empow Studio in Lexington and at the JCC in Newton.
As the week progressed, we moved from “what’s that” questions to working with programming MINDSTORMS NXT bricks, shooting stop-motion animation, designing levels for video games, and recording, editing, and mixing music as part of camper projects.
Read on for just a few of the projects our April campers created…
Robots Take Center Stage during National Robotics Week
What a week!
Nearly 100 kids and their parents visited Empow Studios over the course of National Robotics Week for events like a robot zoo, an electronic robotic art activity, and workshops in stop motion and NXT robotics.
Two lucky winners are receiving their Sphero kits this week, raffled off as part of the celebration.
Visitors from Bedford, MA-based iRobot, known for innovative industrial, military, and consumer robots, taught kids about robots that can help people clean their houses, that can help with yard work, and that can even find their way around a hospital. The kids had a blast running Scoobas over people’s feet and cleaning out our gutter, filled with simulated (construction paper) leaves.
Stephen Wolfram and a team from Wolfram Research joined us for an afternoon of building and computing. We had a custom mod of Raspberry Pi with Mathematica software connected to light and sound sensors. Stephen Wolfram took the opportunity to teach programming using the Wolfram Language to several kids and their excited parents.