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Summer Camp!

Join Bolts & Bytes Maker Academy this summer for fun, week-long morning and afternoon classes. We offer a variety of week-long summer camp classes in STEM, STEAM, Making, Robotics, Coding, 3D Printing, DIY Building and more!  Our summer camp programs are project-based and very hands-on, because we believe that kids learn best when they are actively involved in projects that really interest them. 

  • TEAM & INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGES

  • TAKE WHAT YOU MAKE

  • MORNING & AFTERNOON SESSIONS

  • BEFORE & AFTER CARE AVAILABLE

  • ALL MATERIALS INCLUDEd

  • AGES 9-16

  • Weekly THEMED summer camps

  • PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

  • MEET GREAT LOCAL KIDS

  • LEARN FUN SKILLS

2019 Summer Camp Schedule

BEFORE & AFTER CARE IS AVAILABLE!
Need some extra help in the mornings or afternoons?  We get it!  Before Care drop off starts at 7:30am for our morning sessions.  For our afternoon sessions, After Care is available until 5:30pm.  To take advantage of Before or After Care, just add it during registration — either one is just $15 for the whole week!


June 3 - June 7

» Morning Session :

 

Hacker Lab
If you don’t know whether to say “that’s totally amazing!” or “I don’t know if that’s such a good idea,” then we’re probably going to make it in Hacker Lab! No, we’re not training junior computer hackers here — In Hacker Lab Camp, we repurpose existing tech to do something it was never meant to do. This is a very hands-on camp that has campers delving into electronics, mechanics, reverse engineering and a little coding too. Come explore the weird side of making!

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9am – 12pm
  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  before care avail.

» Afternoon Session :

 

Battle Bot Camp
What more do we need to say? It’s bot vs. bot in the Bolts & Bytes Battle Bot Arena! Get ready for a super-fun week building and battling your own combat robot. This camp covers basic bot building, RC electronics, offensive weapon design, defensive strategy and more. We provide all the hardware — you bring your competitive spirit, tinkering skills and be READY TO BATTLE!

>> learn more

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1pm - 4pm
  |  ages 11 - 16
$249 for the week + $75 materials fee
after care avail.


June 10 - June 14

» Morning Sessions :

 

Harry Potter Camp
A truly magical Summer Camp experience! Harry Potter Camp explores the maker side of the wizarding world. Full of lots of hands-on take-home projects, this camp explores wand-making, magical oddities, curious creatures and how to use chemistry and physics to conjure the magical in our sadly non-magical world. Bring a sense of adventure, your tinkering skills and an open mind to the magical arts. Open to pure-bloods and muggles alike, this camp is more fun than a sack full of Weasleys' Wildfire Whiz-bangs!

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9am – 12pm
  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  before care avail.

3D Printing Exploration
What can we make with our 3D printers? Well, that’s up to you! In this camp, we’ll take you from sketching to designing to printing your custom creations. This is really a creative design experience where the campers focus on making their own 3D creations and we handle the technical (and sometimes exasperating!) aspects of running the machines. We work in a 3D design environment that’s as easy to use as it is powerful — so no matter what your previous experience, we’ll have you printing your 3D creations in no time!

>> learn more

Just 1 spot left!
9am – 12pm
  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  before care avail.

>> also offered the weeks of June 17, June 24 & Aug 5

» Afternoon Session :

 

Drone Pilot Race School
Did mom ever tell you not to fly your drones in the house? We sure wont! Learn to pilot, race and repair quadcopters — all on our indoor race course that we design and build together. You’ll learn to fly and race using your own mini quadcopter drone that you get to customize and take home at the end of camp. Once you master the basics, we’ll spend some time racing our in-house fleet of FPV tiny whoop class quads. These First Person View (FPV) drones are equipped with tiny video cameras that you pilot using video goggles. One of our most popular camps!

> > SORRY, THIS CAMP IS FULL < <
1pm - 4pm
  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  after care avail.


June 17 - June 21

» Morning Sessions :

 

Hacker Lab
If you don’t know whether to say “that’s totally amazing!” or “I don’t know if that’s such a good idea,” then we’re probably going to make it in Hacker Lab! No, we’re not training junior computer hackers here — In Hacker Lab Camp, we repurpose existing tech to do something it was never meant to do. This is a very hands-on camp that has campers delving into electronics, mechanics, reverse engineering and a little coding too. Come explore the weird side of making!

> > SORRY, THIS CAMP IS FULL < <
9am – 12pm
  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  before care avail.

Cardboard Creations — Arcade Action
Part of our Cardboard Creation series, in Arcade Action we’ll push your skills to the limit by designing and building our own games. This hands-on class fosters a free-form creative spirit through mini-projects and multi-session culminating builds of arcade-style games. During Arcade Action Camp, campers learn pre-planning, rapid prototyping, useful construction techniques, mechanical engineering basics, decorating skills and proper tool use — oh yeah, and we just have a great time making amazing stuff out of this super-ordinary and readily available material!

9am – 12pm  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  before care avail.

» Afternoon Sessions :

 

Robotics Challenge Camp
The perfect introduction to robotics! Bots do more than just battle — we’re going to build custom robots to solve fun problems and explore engineering challenges. No robotics experience is necessary for this fun camp, but tinkering skills and an inventive mind will be needed to get through some of these challenges. Every day brings a brand new scenario (or two!) and you’ll need to build a bot that can tackle the challenge. Creative thinking is a must for this class!

Only 1 spot left!
1pm - 4pm
  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  after care avail.

3D Printing Exploration
What can we make with our 3D printers? Well, that’s up to you! In this camp, we’ll take you from sketching to designing to printing your custom creations. This is really a creative design experience where the campers focus on making their own 3D creations and we handle the technical (and sometimes exasperating!) aspects of running the machines. We work in a 3D design environment that’s as easy to use as it is powerful — so no matter what your previous experience, we’ll have you printing your 3D creations in no time!

1pm - 4pm  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  after care avail.

» also offered the weeks of June 10, June 24 & Aug 5


June 24 - June 28

» Morning Session :

 

Silkscreen Printing
Ever wanted to make your own t-shirts, stickers and posters? Screen printing is a fun and creative way to apply your designs to new materials. This entry-level class will walk students through the entire creative process from design to finished prints making this the perfect class for the budding designer who really wants to make their mark. We’ll cover how to create a bold design that will translate well to printing and what materials and tools are best for beginners. Students will go home with their own custom-printed t-shirts, mini-posters and more!

9am – 12pm  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  before care avail.

» Afternoon Sessions :

 

Maker Lab
Our ultimate maker camp! We’re going to explore some super-fun, creative and surprising projects. Some projects are decorative, some are functional, some are large, some are small, some are just ridiculous — but all the projects in Maker Lab Camp are a ton of fun! We train students in proper hand tool & power tool use and teach them some great techniques that help develop a lifetime of making. Come work with your hands, get creative, build some cool stuff, learn some awesome new skills and meet new friends in Maker Lab!

1pm - 4pm  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  before care avail.

» also offered the week of July 15

3D Printing Exploration
What can we make with our 3D printers? Well, that’s up to you! In this camp, we’ll take you from sketching to designing to printing your custom creations. This is really a creative design experience where the campers focus on making their own 3D creations and we handle the technical (and sometimes exasperating!) aspects of running the machines. We work in a 3D design environment that’s as easy to use as it is powerful — so no matter what your previous experience, we’ll have you printing your 3D creations in no time!

1pm - 4pm  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  before care avail.

» also offered the weeks of June 10, June 17 & Aug 5


July 8 - July 12

» Morning Sessions :

 

Electronics Exploration
So, you want to start making stuff that works? In Electronics Exploration we will take you though the basics of electronics and show you how it all works, with no experience necessary! Electronics Exploration Camp features fun projects that move up in complexity from simple circuitry to building and coding your own AI bug bot. Learn new skills like soldering and unlock a whole new world of blinking, beeping, moving and (sometimes!) shocking fun!

Only 1 spot left!
9am – 12pm
  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  before care avail.

» also offered the week of July 8

Spy Lab
Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to learn the inner workings of cyphers, secret compartments, surveillance gear and remote warning devices. This is a very hands-on camp where you’ll learn new skills and build some cool spy gear. Just remember — you must always use your new powers for good!

9am – 12pm  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  before care avail.

» Afternoon Sessions :

 

Battle Bot Camp 13+
What more do we need to say? It’s bot vs. bot in the Bolts & Bytes Battle Bot Arena! Get ready for a super-fun week building and battling your own combat robot. This camp covers basic bot building, RC electronics, offensive weapon design, defensive strategy and more. We provide all the hardware — you bring your competitive spirit, tinkering skills and be READY TO BATTLE!

Please note : this camp is for ages 13 - 17.

>> learn more

1pm - 4pm  |  ages 13 - 17
$249 for the week + $75 materials fee
after care avail.

» also offered the week of June 3 for ages 11-16

Curious Contraptions
This is the perfect camp for those who just love to tinker. In Curious Contraptions, we’re going spend the whole week building toys, whirligigs, whatchamacallits, gizmos and gadgets! We’ll learn some great building techniques and mechanical engineering concepts — but be sure to bring your imagination too! This camp is equal parts creative expression and mad tinkering where weirdness isn’t just tolerated — it’s expected!

Only 5 spots left!
1pm - 4pm
  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week | after care avail.


July 15 - July 19

» Morning Sessions :

 

Electronics Exploration
So, you want to start making stuff that works? In Electronics Exploration we will take you though the basics of electronics and show you how it all works, with no experience necessary! Electronics Exploration Camp features fun projects that move up in complexity from simple circuitry to building and coding your own AI bug bot. Learn new skills like soldering and unlock a whole new world of blinking, beeping, moving and (sometimes!) shocking fun!

9am – 12pm  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  before care avail.

» also offered the week of July 8

Maker Lab
Our ultimate maker camp! We’re going to explore some super-fun, creative and surprising projects. Some projects are decorative, some are functional, some are large, some are small, some are just ridiculous — but all the projects in Maker Lab Camp are a ton of fun! We train students in proper hand tool & power tool use and teach them some great techniques that help develop a lifetime of making. Come work with your hands, get creative, build some cool stuff, learn some awesome new skills and meet new friends in Maker Lab!

> > SORRY, THIS CAMP IS FULL < <
9am – 12pm
  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  before care avail.

» also offered the week of June 24

» Afternoon Session :

 

Custom Skateboard Design & Build
It’s riding weather and we’re building skateboards! Why settle for a store-bought board when you can build your own — turning bare wood into a 100% custom skateboard. You’ll design, prototype, paint and decorate your new deck so you can roll in your style. In addition to being a lot of fun, this camp focuses on safe power tool use, craftsmanship and fostering pride in something cool and unique made with your own two hands.

>> learn more

1pm - 4pm  |  ages 11 - 17
$249 for the week + $50 materials fee
after care avail.


July 29 - Aug 2

» All-Day Session :

 

Escape Room
A truly unique Summer Camp that only happens once a year! This special full-day summer camp is sure to unlock your inner puzzle-maker. We turn our entire makerspace into a real escape room designed and built entirely by the campers. From choosing a theme, to setting a mood to creating fiendishly clever puzzles, we are going to build an escape room experience that will be as challenging as it is fun! Escape Room tours are open to family and friends at the end of the week on Friday and Saturday. This is a very special and rewarding Summer Camp experience that is not to be missed!

Only 4 spots left!
full day camp 9am – 4pm
  |  ages 11 - 16
$435 for the week  |  before & after care avail.


Aug 5 - Aug 9

» Morning Session :

 

Cardboard Creations - Battle Armor Camp
Part of our Cardboard Creation series, in Battle Armor you’ll create your own set of battle armor, futuristic space suit, alien exoskeleton or … well, that will be totally up to you! This hands-on class fosters a free-form creative spirit through mini-projects and a multi-session culminating build of their own design. During Battle Armor Camp, campers learn pre-planning, rapid prototyping, useful construction techniques, mechanical engineering basics, decorating skills and proper tool use — oh yeah, and we just have a great time making amazing stuff out of this super-ordinary and readily available material!

Only 3 spots left!
9am – 12pm
  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week |  before care avail.

» Afternoon Session :

 

3D Printing Exploration
What can we make with our 3D printers? Well, that’s up to you! In this class, we’ll take you from sketching to designing to printing your custom creations. This is really a creative design experience where the campers focus on making their own 3D creations and we handle the technical (and sometimes exasperating!) aspects of running the machines. We work in a 3D design environment that’s as easy to use as it is powerful — so no matter what your previous experience, we’ll have you printing your 3D creations in no time!

>> learn more

Only 1 spot left!
1pm - 4pm
  |  ages 9 - 16
$249 for the week  |  after care avail.

» also offered the weeks of June 10, June 17 & June 24.