For kids entering grades 2-4
Explore all things STEM in our STEM Multi-Week Adventure! This 4-week adventure is a great opportunity for campers to take a big step towards STEM knowledge. Starting with Minecraft, campers will explore the basics of art, architecture, animation, and the patented Redstone circuitry on Minecraft’s Education or Java Edition platform. Next up is Coding, where campers will begin by learning Scratch, a drag-and-drop system, learning key coding concepts and building a small video game or a cool animation. After day three, campers will begin to apply these same coding concepts in Python. Finally, campers will explore a variety of different technology platforms creating several projects, such as a digitally-animated movie, a 3D print of a unique object, or a video of their architecture design.
Tech & Design Exploration: Creators
Tech & Design Exploration: Builders
Virtual Camp Technology Requirements: This program requires a Windows or Mac computer with a microphone and webcam. Note: Mac OS Catalina, Linux, iPad, or Chromebook will NOT work for this program.
Available: LIVE Virtual Half-Day 9am-12pm or 1-4pm
Looking for the next level of Minecraft challenge? Come create amazing builds to share with your friends. Using Redstone circuitry and commands, campers will create complicated mechanisms like a mini-game, roller coaster or Rube Goldberg-like machine. While having a blast, they’ll be exploring real engineering concepts including design, circuitry and mechanisms.
Prerequisites: Prior Minecraft experience required.
NEW FOR 2021!
Calling all budding engineers! Design and build elaborate cardboard structures in this new outdoor STEM camp. Let’s see who can build the tallest tower, construct the latest fashion trend, or even construct mini-cities. Campers will explore the engineering design process by testing, evaluating, and redesigning their own cardboard structures, complete with movable parts. Campers who enjoy Minecraft can take a break from keyboards, blocks, and redstone and try crafting fantastic structures and exciting machines. Come find your passion for building!
Available: On Campus Full-Day 9am-4pm
For kids entering grades 5-8
Empow was proud to be selected as among the top five best programs for science-loving kids in Boston.
Empow was proud to be selected among the editors picks for best Massachusetts STEM programs in 2020.
Empow was asked to contribute to article helping parents find the best technology camp for their kids.
Empow was proud to have our partnership with MIT on teaching artificial intelligence to kids profiled.
Empow was proud to be highlighted as a partner in Boston public schools’ efforts to boost student academic achievement.
My son does a various summer camps and this one is always his favorite! He was really happy with his project and was able to learn new programs. Eric is a fantastic camp director: he is really patient, understanding and has a genuine interest in connecting with and supporting the kids. Thanks!
–Maureen in Concord
I had two boys at your camp. One focused on robotics and the other on music. They both had great fun and learned too!
– Parent in Belmont
My son attended this week, and the entire staff was great… He was really happy to go – never something we take for granted!… Celebrate yourselves! You deserve it!
-Steve in Needham
Learning game design and robotics at Empow really encouraged my creativity, and taught me that creativity and science could be done together. It opened up paths and college and my career that I didn’t know existed. Thanks!
– Camper Alumni
Thank you and your outstanding and creative staff for such a wonderful experience! My son couldn’t wait to get there in the morning and never wanted to leave.
–Megan in Newton
If I could come here all the time, I definitely would!
My child had a phenomenal experience! He RAN intro camp everyday and did not stop talking about it for the entire night upon his return home. We were so pleased to find a program where the instructors were fun, engaging and supportive, and where each child was able to work at his own level and to really be challenged. I can’t believe how much got accomplished in one week!
–Donna in Belmont
My daughter thought your program is one of the best she has ever been in.
– Westborough parent