Tech and Design Path-03

Stop-Motion Animation Movie Production

For kids with a passion for making videos or movies!

This program teaches the techniques and principles of stop-motion animation and digital editing. Campers will produce a short animated movie, imagining their movie’s plot, planning the plot using a storyboard, designing characters, writing and recording dialogue, building backdrops, adding music and sound effects, and using HUE animation to bring it all together.

This program supplies kids with production experience and tech skills to be independent creators. Their finished movie can be uploaded to YouTube!

Students working during Workshop in Boston Public Library

Grades

5-8 (Fall 2020)

Prerequisites

Love of telling stories!

Level

Beginner – Advanced

Length

1 week. 9am-4pm full day, early drop-off and late pickup options available during checkout.

Price

Full day: $699
LIVE Virtual Full-Day: $499
LIVE VIrtual Half-Day: $299

Locations

Lexington Studio, Natick, Newton Studio

LIVE VIRTUAL

A Typical Day at Camp

The flow of a typical week at our award-winning summer camps is awesomely diverse and packed with big fun.

On the first day of camp, campers engage in some initial, getting-to-know-you activities and circle-up time with instructors. Our 8:1 student-teacher ratio ensures that kids get the appropriate welcome and attention in order to feel comfortable and confident in our camp environment. They’ll get acquainted with guidelines and safety measures, watch tech demonstrations, and be introduced to a wide range of tech options for exploration.

After exploring the project options on their particular tech path, and with encouragement from our talented, knowledgeable staff, campers will dive into subjects that spark their interest and begin to realize their passion and emerging skills.

We incorporate outside activities and break times (including lunch, of course) throughout the day to balance the time spent in front of computer screens. Depending on our location, campers will walk to a park, work off some energy on a playground, or get involved with a game.

By mid-week, campers will either be focusing on a specific tech path—to tackle larger, more sophisticated projects—or continuing to explore the creative options available on their individual tech paths. Kids can also collaborate, learn from friends, and share ideas with each other.

At week’s end, our rock star campers will show off their projects to the community and parents, and get continued access to their project or game files to keep the BIG FUN going long after their camp experience is over!

Campers work hard and play hard when designing cool video games.
Campers build and program a robot to carry out commands.
Getting outside and engaging in physical activities is an essential, healthy way to balance the day. Plus, it’s summer!
Two campers enjoy the collaborative process of producing a short film.
Campers soak up the satisfaction of completed projects and a tech job well-done!

A summer immersion experience

AN A+ GRADE

With countless awards, Empow is known as a favorite among families in the region and is trusted by more than 150 educational and enrichment organizations that support STEM programs.

EXCEPTIONAL STAFF

Our incredibly talented, passionate and zany teaching team combines fun, creativity, and the very latest in technology to keep campers engaged, challenged and coming back year after year.

LOCATIONS NEAR YOU

Our locations outnumber any other STEM or coding summer camp in Massachusetts. Just choose the one that is most convenient for you.

CAMPER-COUNSELOR RATIO

With an 8:1 camper-to-counselor ratio, we get to know each and every camper personally, providing the unique and personalized support they need to thrive.

BIG FUN, BIG LEARNING

Our comprehensive educational programs are flexibly designed so that every camper can create their own fun while learning new skills and making new friends.

TOTALLY COLLABORATIVE

We provide inclusive spaces where kids are encouraged to share their ideas in a safe environment, learning from and with friends and staff.

ROCK-STAR RESULTS

Kids get to create cool things that they can be proud to show their friends and family, such as video games, 3-D printed creations, and even robots!

CONTINUED ACCESS

Enjoy free access to files and software for an entire year, and have access to year-round services throughout Massachusetts.

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Thank you again for how much Abby enjoyed camp! We really appreciate the activities, the counselors, and their patience and caring. She can't wait for more!

–Luann

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

My kids loved it, and are very excited about what they learned. Great job!

–Joan in Acton

I appreciated that our kids were given independence and creative freedom to explore multiple technologies.

–Navetta in Acton

My child was excited to go every day!  He loved working on his project. The staff was super friendly and dynamic. I would definitely recommend it.

–Elvira in Newton

My 8 year old daughter attended summer camp at the Acton location. I was impressed by the staff, who obviously knew their tech but were also very skilled at working with children for an extended day (not just a class). A factor not to be taken for granted!

–Alene in Ayer

My son was so excited to be making movies. Even now that the class is over he is using his camera and windows movie maker to keep using the skills he learned. He is very proud and excited at what he learned!

My son was so excited to be making movies.
–Mandi in Weston
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