Camps 2016

 

Summer Camp Lineup

Homestead Camp

June 6th -June 10th
9 am to 5 pm, Ages 5-12, $225

Kids get to design and build a homestead cottage. Homesteaders will dig their hands into design, engineering and building a permaculture cottage complete with rain water collection and garden! Then plant, harvest, cook and EAT together!

w/ Thea Bryant of Austin Earthbag

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Make Your Mark

June 13th -June 17th
9 am to 4 pm, Ages 8-12, $310

From pulp to press, each camper will make an entire book from scratch. We will start with handmade paper, explore different printmaking techniques, and tie it all together with bookbinding. Kids will end the week with a fully handmade book of their own art.

w/ Summer Strotkamp of Kampkraft Maker Lab

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Puppet Maker Masters*

June 20th -June 24th
9 am to 12 noon, Ages 8 -12, $175

Students will make their own Jim Henson style puppet using hand and machine sewing. With the guidance of actor and puppeteer Shaun Branigan, they will fully develop their puppet’s character, learn some tricks of the trade, and perform a puppet show with camp-mates on the final day.

w/ Summer Strotkamp of Kampkraft Maker Lab & Shaun Branigan of Esther’s Follies

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Movie Maker*

June 20th -June 24th
1 pm to 4 pm Ages 8 -12, $165

Combine stop motion, claymation, and live action to make a mini movie. We’ll work as teams to build a storyboard and sets and bring our personal creativity to character and story development. At 3:45 on Friday, parents are invited to join us for a rough cut premier!

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*Discount: Sign up for the full day (both Movie Maker and Puppet Maker Masters), $310

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Homestead Camp

June 27th – July 1st
9 am to 5 pm, Ages 5-12, $225

Kids get to design and build a homestead cottage. Homesteaders will dig their hands into design, engineering and building a permaculture cottage complete with rain water collection and garden! Then plant, harvest, cook and EAT together!

w/ Thea Bryant of Austin Earthbag

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Austin Tinkering School: Tinkering Juniors

July 5th -July 8th
9 am to 1 pm, Ages 6-10, $200

Kids use real tools and real materials to build and create. Adults serve as collaborators rather than teachers for maximum engagement, enthusiasm, and enjoyment. We like to keep our building projects secret for maximum excitement, but we will have  free-building time, plenty of time to get to know and feel comfortable with all the tools, some smaller building projects and challenges, and at least one truly epic large scale building project.

Check out this camp’s blog from: 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

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Austin Tinkering School: Meet Your Materials

July 11th -July 15th
9 am to 1 pm, Ages 5-9, $250

Learn about materials like glass, metal, fabric, paper, clay, plastic, and more through dynamic, hands-on projects.

Check out a blog post here.

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Multi-Sensory Magic

July 11th -July 15th
1 pm to 4 pm, Ages 5-7 $150

We will splat, spackle and plop our way through lots of process-based art using all of our senses. Kids will get sticky,goopy,wet,and, most definitely,messy. This week is all about the magic and fun of childhood exploration– and you don’t have to clean it up!

w/ Summer Strotkamp of Kampkraft Maker Lab

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Play-Well TEKnologies Pre-Engineering using Lego

July 18th -July 22nd
9 am to 12 noon, Ages 5-7, $158
1 pm to 4 pm, Ages 8-12, $158

Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer- designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design! Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO® building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. This is an ideal way to prepare young builders for the challenge of Engineering FUNdamentals.

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Austin Tinkering School: Maker Scouts

July 25th -July 29th
9 am to 1:00 pm, Ages 6-10, $250

If you have a curious kid with an adventurous spirit who lives to Make stuff, this is the camp you’ve been waiting for. In each camp we will introduce a theme (‘Shelter’, ‘Toys and Games’, ‘Energy’) and learn skills, meet with experts, and work on projects which relate to the theme.

Check out this camp’s blog post from: 2014 , 2013, 2012

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MINI Make Your Mark

July 25th -July 29th
1 pm to 4 pm, Ages 8-12, $175

From pulp to press, each camper will make an entire book from scratch. We will start with handmade paper, explore different printmaking techniques, and tie it all together with bookbinding. Kids will end the week with a fully handmade book of their own art.

w/ Summer Strotkamp of Kampkraft Maker Lab

Click here to register

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Puppet Maker Masters**

August 1st – August 5th
9 am to 12 noon, Ages 8 -12, $175

Students will make their own Jim Henson style puppet using hand and machine sewing. With the guidance of actor and puppeteer Shaun Branigan, they will fully develop their puppet’s character, learn some tricks of the trade, and perform a puppet show with camp-mates on the final day.

w/ Summer Strotkamp of Kampkraft Maker Lab & Shaun Branigan of Esther’s Follies

Click here to register

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Needle + Thread + Fiber**

August 1st – August 5th
1 pm to 4 pm, Ages 8+, $175

Needle, Thread and Fiber: We will start with the basics of hand and machine sewing. Then, the kids will explore non-traditional applications of embroidery, string art and felting. No previous sewing experience required!

w/ Summer Strotkamp of Kampkraft Maker Lab

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**Discount: Sign up for the full day (both Puppet Maker Masters and Needle + Thread + Fiber), $325.

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Play-Well TEKnologies Pre-Engineering Mine, Craft, Build using Lego

August 8th -August 12th

9 am to 12 noon, Ages 5-7, $158

1 pm to 4:00 pm, Ages 8-12, $158

Bring Minecraft to life using tens of thousands of LEGO®! Build engineer-designed projects such as a motorized Creeper, a portal to the Nether, and a moving Minecart! Create your favorite Minecraft objects with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Whether you are new to Minecraft and LEGO or a seasoned veteran, you’ll be hooked on the endless creative possibilities.

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