Tech & Design Camp

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A camp where kids CHOOSE what they want to create: Video Game Design, Robotics, Animation, Coding, 3D Printing, Music Production and other exciting projects are all fair game!

This is the camp for digital explorers. The choices are limitless and the learning doesn’t stop as campers build functional LEGO robot guitars, action-packed video games, fun animated mini-movies, and cool soundtracks. 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; a tech camp for kids to create projects in digital art, engineering, and computer science.

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Empow girl student shows off 3D model and video game projects she created at Empow Studios Program
  • Grades: 2-8 (kids entering grade 2 in Fall 2018)
  • Tracks: Video Game Design, Digital & Stop Motion Animation, Robotics, 3D Modeling & Printing, Architecture, Digital Audio, Programming Fundamentals in Scratch & Java
  • Prerequisite: none! For all skill levels.
  • MA Locations: Acton, Belmont, Boston (Back Bay), Brookline, Cambridge, Cape Cod, Lexington, Milton, Natick, Newton, Westford.
  • A Day at Tech & Design Camp

    Boy shows off his robot at Empow Studios

    We start by introducing all of the creative tech projects kids can create at Tech & Design camp. Campers choose between Art & Design, Building, and Coding. If a child is having trouble finding the project they want to create, no problem! They can do a taste test in all of our tech tracks until they find the right fit. Throughout the week, it’s common to see a full-day camper to complete 2-3 projects (i.e. video game and animation).

    Each morning and afternoon have tech demos, so campers get a glimpse at some easier, manageable projects to challenge themselves with. This is a great opportunity to add music to your video game, or design a custom 3D printed model. During lunch, we take a break and go outside to enjoy the sunshine. How about a game of zombie tag anyone?

    Early drop off is free, and extended day options are available at an additional price.

    Camp Locations & Daily Schedule

    Tech & Design Curriculum

    At Tech & Design Camp, kids choose projects that level-up in three domains: Art & Design, Building, and Coding. Each child’s accomplishments are acknowledged in a way that is motivating, lasting, and flexible through the use of badges. Badges are awarded when kids complete tracks in specific technologies, and are also awarded for leveling-up in cross-disciplines, including secret unlockable badges! Watch the videos below to learn more.

    Art & Design

    3D Modeling & Printing, Architecture, Digital & Stop Motion Animation, Digital Audio

    Building

    LEGO MINDSTORMS® EV3 Robotics, Electronics

    Coding

    Video Game Design, LEGO EV3 programming, Scratch fundamentals, Java fundamentals

    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.