I’m a huge fan of the site Make which connects makers all around the world and features cool DIY’s projects and products all about making, many with cutting edge technology. It’s a treasure trove for tinkerers young and old to dive into and check out many interesting projects.
So of course I was interested in checking out their online Maker Camp for kids. If you’ve got children at home this summer, these online video modules are a fantastic way for kids to get camp experience without the cost or restrictions involved in attending a physical location.
Maker Camp is FREE and can be viewed online at your own time. Currently the schedule is broken up into 6 weeks featuring a theme for each week. The first one just launched July 6th, but if you sign up, you can view the day’s video o previous days you missed.
I signed my daughter up online and we are excited to check out this week’s theme, Fantasy Week, which covers animation and includes tutorials for making cool things like cardboard costumes and masks.
Maker Camp also emphasizes community involvement in their online camps, for example, kids can go on “virtual field trips” and share their projects. If you’re interested in having a more physical presence to camp, you can also see if there are any local spaces hosting the camps such as libraries and community centers.
Learn more about Maker Camp on their website.