Empow Studios expands its summer camp offerings to serve Natick
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, Natick 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 Natick. 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. “Natick is a beautiful town that has a great balance of families and commercial locations,” says Empow Outreach Director Dave Gutierrez. “After teaching with the Tobin Beaudet School in Natick for many years, we’re excited to bring our Tech Camps to both residents and commuters.”
Empow Studios Summer Tech Camps – Natick
Location: Walnut Hill School for the Arts – 12 Highland St, Natick, MA 01760
Dates: Weeks starting 6/35, 7/2, 7/9
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.