Tech & Design Expedition
For middle-schoolers looking to explore a broad range of options, or those who want to dive a bit deeper into two or three topics, this is a perfect place to start!
We will experiment with Video Game Design, Digital Animation, Stop-Motion Animation, EV3 Robotics, 3D Art & Printing, 3D Architecture, Digital Audio Production, and Coding/Programming Fundamentals in Scratch, Python and Java. Campers will create several small to medium-sized projects, such as building and programming a robot, producing a stop-motion animated film, or designing a playable video game. Campers build the foundations for success with technology: the inspiration, confidence, and enthusiasm to continue learning and creating!
This program has more than enough content to keep campers excited and learning for up to three weeks and is an ideal way to start the summer as a lead into some of our more focused programs for middle-school campers.
6-8 (Fall 2020)
Beginner – Intermediate
1 week with more than enough content to support enrolling for up to three sessions per summer. 9am-4pm with half day, early drop-off and late pickup options available during checkout.
Full day: $665
Half day: $385
LIVE Virtual Full: $499
LIVE Virtual Half: $299
Acton, Arlington, Belmont, Beverly, Boston – Back Bay, Boston – Jamaica Plain, Brookline, Cambridge, Cape Cod, Franklin, Lexington Studio, Milton, Natick, Needham, Newton Studio, Newton, Shrewsbury
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!
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.
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.
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.
We provide inclusive spaces where kids are encouraged to share their ideas in a safe environment, learning from and with friends and staff.
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!
Enjoy free access to files and software for an entire year, and have access to year-round services throughout Massachusetts.