Empow Studios expands its summer camp offerings to serve Acton
Educating students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is considered essential to boost possibilities and prepare them for a changing world. Now, Acton parents looking to enhance summer learning and enroll their children in STEM programs have more options close to home.
Empow Studios, based in Lexington, has expanded its award-winning programs to a new location in Acton. The week-long summer tech camps, that expand Empow’s existing camp network, will focus on subjects ranging from robotics, 3D printing and coding to stop-motion animation, video production and audio engineering.
The goal is to build on community connections to boost STEM options in the area.
“Empow has been offering after school programs at Conant School, Gates School, and McCarthy-Towne School, so it’s great to offer a summer option to communities in/around Acton,” says Empow Outreach Director Dave Gutierrez.
In addition to a long-running commitment to Acton outreach, the Empow family now has a close to relationship to the town. “I’m particularly excited about our new Acton location since I moved to Acton this past March,” says Matt Silverstein, Empow Program Operations Director. ” It’s a great town and I think our programs are going to be an awesome fit for the community.”
Empow Studios Summer Tech Camp – Acton
Location: Acton Congregational Church – 12 Concord Rd, Acton, MA 01720
Dates: Weeks starting 7/16, 7/23, 7/30
Details: 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/day additional charge.
Cost: Half Day $335/wk; Full day $595/wk
Two categories of camps are scheduled:
Tech & Design Camp: Features robotics, 2D & 3D video game design, animation, Scratch programming, coding, 3D modeling & printing, audio engineering, digital music, and video production. Empow teaches the basics, and campers use their imagination to make their projects come alive. Open to campers entering grades 2 through 8.
Minecraft Camp: Empow focuses on various educational aspects of Minecraft. Campers learn modding, electrical engineering (via redstone circuits), architecture, game design, and world creation. Campers even create very simple computers inside Minecraft. Open to campers entering grades 2 through 8.