Our technology and arts-based summer camps excite young minds and prepare them for a future of creative and collaborative work and play. Staff are committed to helping each camper reach their potential, and most importantly, have fun. 

 

  • Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Summer camps will be online

  • Registration for each camp will close at 12:01AM the Friday before camp begins

  • Camps run sessions on Monday, Wednesday, Friday

  • Each week has a morning and afternoon camp

  • Required materials or equipment will be available for pick up the Saturday before camp starts

  • Equipment pickups and dropoffs will be contactless and persons must wear a mask

Click here for policies & FAQs. Email Lara with any further questions at communityfablab@gmail.com.

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Fab Lab 101

Calling all curious campers! This introductory camp is the best way to explore what the Fab Lab is all about. During each session, campers will design digital projects at home with the support of remote Fab Lab staff. Then Fab Lab staff will fabricate the designs on our vinyl plotters, sewing machines, 3D printers, and laser cutters upon completion of the camp. Projects expose campers to different methods of digital design and critical thinking.

Campers will need to pick up camp learning materials from the Fab Lab on Saturday, June 6th from 1pm-5pm. All camper projects fabricated at the lab will be ready for curbside pickup on Thursday, June 18th.

Lead instructor: Emilie & Jess

June 8-12 | 9:30-11:30AM | Age: 8+

Cost $100

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Papercraft

Welcome to the fold… Campers create 2D and 3D paper crafts using traditional methods (like origami) and new methods involving an electronic cutter. Working with various types of paper, campers learn about digital design, problem solving, and prototyping.

When you register for this camp, you automatically reserve a Fab Lab Silhouette Portrait Kit which will be available for pick up on Saturday, June 6th. Camp price includes a $50 deposit, refundable upon return of your Silhouette Portrait Kit.

Lead instructor: Sara & Duncan

June 8-12 | 1:30-3:30PM | Age: 10+

Cost $100 + $50 refundable equipment deposit

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Digital Illustration

Masterpieces in pixels. Campers develop digital drawing skills with professional tools like drawing tablets and the open-source program FireAlpaca. By the end of the week campers have a portfolio of creative work and the skills to continue illustrating digitally on their own.

When you register for this camp, you automatically reserve a Fab Lab drawing tablet which will be available for pick up on Saturday, June 13th. Camp price includes a $50 deposit, refundable upon return of your Fab Lab drawing tablet.

Lead instructor: Emilie & Sara

June 15-19 | 9:30-11:30AM | Age: 11+

Cost $100 + $50 refundable equipment deposit

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RPG Maker

Is designing a video game just as fun as playing it? Our campers say yes! This introductory camp teaches the fundamentals behind game design, map making, and generating characters in RPGs (role playing games). By the end of the week campers have a game of their own to take home.

When you register for this camp, you automatically reserve a Fab Lab laptop that has the required software pre-installed. Laptops will be available for pickup on Saturday, June 13th. The camp cost includes a $100 deposit, refundable upon return of your Fab Lab laptop.

Lead instructor: Duncan & Emilie

June 15-19 | 1:30-3:30PM | Age: 10+

Cost $100 + $100 refundable equipment deposit

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Micro:Bits

Let’s explore coding for electronics! Campers will learn to code on a microcontroller (a tiny computer) called the Micro:Bit (made by BBC). The Micro:Bit has features like an LED matrix, a temperature sensor, a light sensor, motion sensors, and input buttons. Campers can code this little microcontroller to do a million different things! No previous experience or understanding of computer code needed, so beginners are welcome.

When you register for this camp, you automatically reserve a Fab Lab Micro:Bit kit which will be available for pick up on Saturday, June 20th. Camp price includes a $25 deposit, refundable upon return of your Fab Lab Micro:Bit kit.

Lead instructor: Sara & Jess

June 22-26 | 1:30-3:30PM | Age: 10+

Cost $100 + $25 refundable equipment deposit

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Fab Lab 101

Calling all curious campers! This introductory camp is the best way to explore what the Fab Lab is all about. During each session, campers will design digital projects at home with the support of remote Fab Lab staff. Then Fab Lab staff will fabricate the designs on our vinyl plotters, sewing machines, 3D printers, and laser cutters upon completion of the camp. Projects expose campers to different methods of digital design and critical thinking.

Camp learning materials will be available for pickup on Thursday, July 2nd. All camper projects fabricated at the lab will be ready for curbside pickup on Wednesday, July 15th.

Lead instructor: Duncan & Malcolm

July 6-10 | 9:30-11:30AM | Age: 8+

Cost $100 + $100 refundable equipment deposit

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RPG Novels

RPG Visual Novels develop storytelling and video game design skills. Campers work on the core concepts of narrative formation and learn how to integrate their stories with pre-made art assets to make a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure game.

When you register for this camp, you automatically reserve a Fab Lab laptop that has the required software pre-installed. Laptops will be available for pickup on Thursday, July 2nd. The camp cost includes a $100 deposit, refundable upon return of your Fab Lab laptop.

Lead instructor: Emilie & Duncan

July 6-10 | 1:30-3:30PM | Age: 11+

Cost $100 + $100 refundable equipment deposit