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Summer Programs for 2024

Week of July 22, 2024

Natural Dyes: A Fibers Workshop

This camp is all about natural color! Learn about plant-based dye with artist and designer Isa Rodriguez. Harvest material from local plants to create eco-prints. Use marigold flowers to create warm yellows. Use madder roots to make vibrant reds. Buil...

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Week of July 22, 2024

Skate & Create

This camp is all about skateboarding. Learn how skateboards are made–starting with the trees we harvest to craft them. Design your very own skateboard shape and graphics. Learn how to use basic tools and image making techniques to convert your design...

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Week of July 29, 2024

Build A Computer!

How does a computer actually work? It’s not magic, it’s science!

Over the course of a week, peel back some of the mystery and learn about topics such as binary numbers, boolean logic, static memory, and system clocks. Find out how a processo...

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Week of July 29, 2024

The Ceramics Factory

Have you ever wondered how your dishes were made? In this workshop, you will learn some of the processes used in industrial ceramics fabrication. Use split-casting molds to make a set of uniform cups for your table, add a handle and call it a mug. Make...

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Week of July 29, 2024

3D Printing

We’ve all been there. Your favorite toy car broke or your dog bit your legos. There’s no way to salvage that beloved item that had been so dear to your heart. Look no further! With the help of 3D Printing, those forgotten, disfigured items can be n...

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Week of August 5, 2024

Adirondack Chair

****Please note that the tools and techniques explored in this camp require an advanced level of strength and manual dexterity. We will not accept any campers who are younger than 12, and we ask that parents call us to discuss any questions regardi...

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Week of August 5, 2024

Unity: Video Game Design

Game design starts from a concept. Participants will design a 2D video game using the Unity engine. Learn to code in C Sharp (C#) to design a computer game that you and your friends can enjoy. Start by designing a racing game and build from there.

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Week of August 12, 2024

Analog Gamebuilder

Technology surrounds us and is so woven into our everyday lives. Even entertainment, like video games, has grown so much in popularity and accessibility becoming a driving force in our culture. Despite this, it is nice to take a step back and see whic...

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Week of August 12, 2024

Mindstorms

Whether it's for a simple moving sculpture or a maze-solving robot, adding a computer can make any Lego project cooler.

Play with Lego Mindstorms, a system of parts that allow you to computerize Lego. Add motors to move your creation around, and...

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