Worcester Academy Maker Camp

Maker Camp is a hands-on, inquiry-driven experience that encourages students to create, collaborate, and problem solve. Using a mix of low-tech and high-tech materials, students will work individually and in groups to craft, tinker, produce, and learn. Open-ended challenges will engage students to work with:

  • Little Bits electronics kits
  • Book arts and origami
  • Lego robots
  • Paper circuits
  • Block programming
  • Sphero, Ollie, Ozobot, Dash, and Dot robots
  • 3Doodler pens
  • eTextiles and much more.

This camp is designed to promote and motivate students to explore interests in arts and science through making. Students will also participate in a field trip and daily recreational games and swimming. The week will conclude with a symposium where students will share their projects and experiences with family and friends.

 

About the Director
Jennifer Hanson is the Director of Library Services at Worcester Academy. She runs a maker club for the middle school and promotes the use of the school’s maker space. Ms. Hanson holds a master’s degree in Library Science from Indiana University.
Date
July 31st - August 4th
Age
Boys and Girls Age 8 - 15
Limit: 24 Campers per session
Hours
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)
Price
$330 for Full-Day - One Week
Location

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
  • 12:15 pm - Lunch
  • 1:15 pm - Games/Activities/Swimming
  • 2:30 pm - Lesson and Work on Projects
  • 3:30 pm - Pick up

 
 
 
 

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