Summer Camp

Summer 2020 Schedule is up! Register today!

This year we are doing things slightly differently. We’re still running two week themed sessions, but all registration is by one week slots – you can register for both weeks of a session, just one, or multiple weeks throughout the summer. Additionally, there is one extra week of camp this summer, August 24-28th.

 

 

  • Schedule

    • Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm, during school vacations and for kids ages 7-12.
    • Early and Late Care offered 8 – 9am and 3 – 5:30pm everyday.

    What is it?

    65 kids, 11 grown-ups, building, experimenting, hanging out, messing around, and playing together, with board games, foam swords, sewing machines, soldering irons, hot glue and screwdrivers and saws and drills. We offer a wide variety of fun projects and activities, but let the kids figure out what they want to do and mostly do it. It’s noisy and chaotic and playful, sometimes focused, sometimes frenetic, but it’s always interesting.

    Sliding Scale, Payment Plans, Non-Refundable Deposit

    All of our programs run on a sliding scale, to see if your family is eligible please see our sliding scale webpage here.

    You have the option of 2 payment plans:

    • Pay 15% non-refundable deposit now and pay remaining balance on the first of the month every month up to your camp start date. Eg. On April 12 you register for Imaginary Worlds, worth $650. You pay $97.50 now, and $138.12 on May 1, June 1, and July 1, and August 1.
    • Pay 15% non-refundable deposit now and the remaining balance on the first of the month prior to your camp start date. Eg. On April 12 you register for Imaginary Worlds, worth $650. You pay $97.50 now and $552.50 on August 1st.

    PLEASE NOTE: There is a 15% non-refundable deposit due for all summer camp programs at time of registration

Register for Girls Invention Week

Girls’ Invention Week!
June 22-26 (1 week), 9-3 pm (early and late care available)
Cost: $375, sliding scale

A week of building and taking apart and experimenting and playing! We’ll have our electronics workbench, craft table, hot glue, cardboard, computer lab, and lots of great projects and activities! This session is open just for girls, as a safe space and a warm introduction to what we’re about!

Register for Music and Mechanisms Week 1 and 2

Music and Mechanisms
Week 1: June 29-July 3. Week 2: July 6- July 10. 9-3 pm (early and late care available)
Cost: $375 per week, sliding scale

A week to make motion and movement and music of all kinds – accoustic and electronic, simple and complex, tuneful and noisy. We’ll also build machines, play games,draw pictures, go on hikes, program computers, build circuits, hang out and have a blast!

Register for Science and Spectacle Week 1 and Week 2

Science and Spectacle Weeks 1 and 2
Week 1: July 13-July 17. Week 2: July 20-July 24. 9-3 pm (early and late care available)
Cost: $375 per week sliding scale

Come explore the hidden science behind everyday and not-so-everyday phenomenon – fascinating demonstrations of physics, light, and movement. We’ll make kinetic sculptures, sound waves, gels, goo’s and more!

Register for Imaginary Worlds Weeks 1 and 2

Imaginary Worlds Weeks 1 and 2
Week 1: July 27-July 31. Week 2: August 3- August 7th. 9-3 pm (early and late care available)
Cost: $375 per week sliding scale

Sometimes creativity is designing a clever linkage or solution to a programming problem, and sometimes it’s inventing a magic spell or a fascinating creature. We’ll design alien worlds and alien life and make movies about them, play games and tell stories.

Register for Life: Natural and Artificial Weeks 1 and 2

Life: Natural and Artificial Weeks 1 & 2
Week 1: August 10-August 14. Week 2: August 17-21. 9-3 pm (early and late care available)
Cost: $375 per week, sliding scale

Robots and wildlife! We’ll make autonomous robots and program computers to simulate living things and then we’ll go outside, explore the urban ecosystem, garden, hike around Somerville gathering wild edible plants and cook ourselves a snack!

Register for Untitled Games Week

One extra week of summer this year!
August 24-28, 9-3 pm (early and late care available)
Cost: $375 per week, sliding scale

The summer calendar has granted us an extra full week of summer this year! WGames Games Games! We’ll focus this week on making and playing all sorts of games! From Chess to roleplaying, anything is an option! Bring your wizard hat and favorite dice, we’re going gaming!

Scholarships are available!

Space and funds are limited, so sign up early to reserve a spot!   We have a pool of funds to subsidize families who cannot afford our camps.  Please apply by filling out this form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.