JCC STEM Camps: Tech & Design Vacation & Summer Camps

JCC STEM Camps during February, April, and Summer

Empow Studios is returning to the modern, air-conditioned, Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center on the Gosman Campus in Newton Center, MA. Parking is ample, and pick up and drop off is easy. The Empow Camp summer program includes free swim for all campers under the supervision of trained JCC lifeguards following Red Cross procedures. Empow Camp uses the JCC’s:

  • Fully Equipped Technology Center
  • Indoor Gym and Basketball Courts
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Playing Fields

Empow’s 2018 Tech & Design Camp is coming to the JCC in Newton for February Vacation Camp, April Vacation Camp, and for two weeks of Summer Camp.

Please note! Empow Studios also has a new Newton Studio which operates programs year-round, including a full summer of camps. Please see our Newton Studio page to learn more.

Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston
333 Nahanton Street
Newton, MA 02459

JCC STEM Camp Options

Tech & Design Camp

Tech and Design Icon Empow Studios

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!

Tech & Design Camp details

JCC Vacation & Summer Camp details

Times & Costs

Empow Tech & Design Camps are week-long day camps, and run in full-day or half-day sessions. Extended day is available for an additional charge.

  • Full-day: 9:00am – 5:00pm | $645/wk*
  • Half-day AM: 9:00am – 12:00pm | $380/wk
  • Half-day PM: 1:00pm – 5:00pm | $400/wk*
  • Early drop-off: 8:30am – 9:00am | FREE
  • Extended-day: 5:00pm – 6:00pm | $15/day

*On Fridays, we hold the afternoon showcase at 3pm, and all campers must be picked up by 4pm.

JCC Vacation & Summer Camp Sessions

Empow’s 2018 JCC Vacation & Summer Tech Camps are now open for registration! Camps tend to fill, so reserve a spot at our Tech & Design Camp before it’s too late!

Our STEM Curriculum & Teaching Approach

We have always been focused on getting girls and boys across a wide range of interests and ages excited about the creative power of technology. As educators, we’re also constantly trying to improve our practices and tools. We’ve built a new system that will support both of these goals: Talent Box.

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! Kids choose projects that level-up in three domains: Art & Design, Building, and Coding.

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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

“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.”

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Empow’s JCC Tech & Design Camps serve Newton – Needham and surrounding communities as a Summer Camp destination. We regularly have parents from Arlington, Auburndale, Belmont, Boston, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Canton, Chestnut Hill, Concord, Dedham, Dover, Framingham, Franklin, Hopkinton, Jamaica Plain, Lexington, Mansfield, Middleboro, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton, Newton Centre, Newton Highlands, North Attleboro, Norwood, Roslindale, Sharon, Sudbury, Walpole, Wayland, Wellesley, Wellesley Hills, West Newton, West Roxbury, Weston, Westwood, and more.

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