Tech & Design Exploration: Builders
Come learn the building blocks of STEM in one of our most popular programs!
For the first three days, campers will explore 3D Modeling & Printing, Digital Animation, Movie-Making with Sound Effects, 3D Architecture, and Coding Fundamentals in Scratch. Campers will then choose to dig deeper or continue to experiment as they create several small projects, such as a digitally-animated movie, a 3D print of an original object, or walk-through videos of their architecture design — all of which they can take home. They will also 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 several weeks.
Combine this camp with our Tech & Design Exploration: Creators camp to further expand your STEM knowledge.
2-4 (Fall 2021)
Basic keyboard skills and ability to use a mouse are recommended
Beginner – Intermediate
On Campus Full Day: 9am-4pm
LIVE Virtual Half Day: 9am -12pm or 1-4pm plus 1 hour per day of independent project time with instructor available by email.
On Campus Full Day: $799
LIVE Virtual Half Day: $439
Newton – Needham Street
Convenient dates and locations for Tech & Design Exploration: Builders. Register today!
Please note that camp availability changes frequently and our calendar is updated daily. We encourage you to contact us during office hours if you are having difficulty registering.
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.
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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!
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.
My kids loved it, and are very excited about what they learned. Great job!
I appreciated that our kids were given independence and creative freedom to explore multiple technologies.
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.
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!
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!