3D printing and design is a fast growing technology field. In this camp, campers will get to create 3D computer aided designs of common objects and pieces from their imagination. The 3D designs created on the computer will then be printed on the 3D printer! From your head to a physical object in a short amount of time! Participants will work collaboratively to create and improve their designs by giving each other feedback on their work. They will learn the design process and will be able to interactively make changes and retest their designs. Campers will be provided computers and other hardware to use at camp. Campers of all levels will be challenged to create something appropriate for their age and ability level. Possible projects include creating containers, cars, board game pieces, artistic pieces, action figures and many more. Campers will be given flexibility in choosing the objects they will create. If final projects are not printed by the end of the week, they will be mailed home promptly upon their completion. After lunch each day, the campers will participate in different non-computer related activities.
About the Director
Derek began teaching at independent schools in 2007. He holds a graduate degree in forensic science from Arcadia University and an undergraduate degree in physics from Allegheny College. At Allegheny he was a four year letterwinner with the men's soccer team, where he was captain of the team his senior year. Before joining Pomfret, Derek was a faculty member at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA and at Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, CO.
Session I: July 16th - 20th
Session II: July 23rd - 27th
Boys and Girls Age 8 - 15
Limit: 20 Campers per session
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Extended Day offered: 7:30 am - 9:00 am & 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Additional Fee)
$340 for Full-Day - One Week
Rader Hall is located on Worcester Academy’s main campus. Rader Hall provides access to classrooms with wireless internet, Smartboards and LCD projectors. Rader also houses the school’s library, which provides access to many different technologies and a new green screen room.
What to Bring
Lunch and Snack (nut free)
Swimsuit and towel (if desiring to swim)
Schedule (Sample Day)
9:00 am - Check in, overview of plan for the day,logic puzzle of the day
9:30 am - Lesson and Work on Projects
11:00 am - Snack break
11:15 am - Feedback Sessions and Project Improvements