Summer Camp

Summer 2017 Schedule is up! Register today!

 

  • 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 26 – 30 (1 week), 9-3 pm (early and late care available)
Cost: $130-$325, 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

Music and Mechanisms
July 3 – 14 (2 weeks), 9-3 pm (early and late care available)
Cost: $234-585, 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! No camp on the 4th of July.

Register for Science and Spectacle

**NEW** Science and Spectacle
July 17 – 28 (2 weeks), 9-3 pm (early and late care available)
Cost: $260-650, 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

Imaginary Worlds
July 31 – August 11 (2 weeks), 9-3 pm (early and late care available)
Cost: $260-650, 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

Life: Natural and Artificial
August 14 – 25 (2 weeks), 9-3 pm (early and late care available)
Cost: $260-650, 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!

All summer sessions are eligible for Free Lunch / Free Camp, with fully subsidized spots available for families eligible for free school lunch.

These spaces are limited to 10 per session, so sign up early to reserve a spot!   Free spots are good for up to two weeks (1 session) of camp, with additional spaces contingent on availability.   To register for these spots, visit our sliding scale page.   If you would like to support this program, click here to support our fundraiser or donate directly on your registration page!