Maker Camp is designed to get more kids making more, and to support the adults who want to introduce the joy of making to a million makers. We aspire to become a community-built collection of project tutorials by, for, and with the kids who are making the world of the future.
Maker Camp is a free, online (and in-person) community for young Makers interested in DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and learning. It combines the best parts of camp and with sure-fire starter projects, so that young Makers across the country and the world can make together.
Campers make projects, go on virtual field trips, and interact with our counselors wherever they are including: from school or home, on the road, or at local community spaces like public libraries, Boys and Girls Clubs, Computer Clubhouses, 4-H Clubs, scouting groups, and more.
Maker Camp is produced by Maker Media, the people behind Maker Faire and Make: magazine, and it is powered by Intel and AT&T.
Join us here at makercamp.com to explore a new project every day. Get an overview about the project in our daily video playlist. Follow links to work on projects at home.Sign up for fun alerts
Maker Camp affiliates host physical campsites where campers work with other kids and adults to guide you. Affiliates can be Boys & Girls Clubs, community centers, makerspaces, and much more!Find a campsite
Get your feet wet as you get inspired by what Makers do, and play around with the stuff, tools, and ways of making.
Our cool and fun step-by-step projects branch out from the theme. Advanced Makers can take on our Camp Challenges.
Share what you’ve done online. Meet up in real life with our end-of-week showcases. Or connect cabin-to-cabin with other Maker Campers.
We host content online, but you can meet your neighbors who are taking part in Maker Camp, too, at local campsites worldwide!
Many libraries, makerspaces, and community centers are hosting Maker Camp for the kids in their communities!
has been with Maker Camp since it began in 2012. She is our Maker Camp Affiliate Liaison.
calls herself a Jill of all trades, a maker, tinkerer, artist, crafter who loves drawing comics, reading comics and can cook like a mad scientist. She knows a little bit about a lot of things! When she’s not hanging with Maker Camp, you can find her playing at the Maker Media Labs where she is the Project Editor.
comes back as our co-host or “Camp Director” for Maker Camp. When he’s not expressing his love of tiny electric cars through the Power Racing Series (www.powerracingseries.org) event (which he co-founded), he designs for Make: Magazine. His life is defined by three B’s: Bikes, Burgers, Battlestar Galactica.
joins as our Head of Production for Maker Camp. She’s a lifelong Maker who spent most of her career at Pixar. She’s also worked at several startups, including videogames, hardware, and health/wellness.
sits in the back of the Maker Camp Mess Hall making a mess with the projects. She also gets behind the wheel of the imaginary Maker Camp van to steer some of the content and programming with Kelli. She brings over two decades of experience in children’s programs and publications to our campfire circle.
comes back as our co-host or “Camp Director” for Maker Camp. She first heard of Make when they sponsored a Rube Goldberg competition at her school and has been hooked on creating and building ever since. She is currently studying Robotics Engineering at UC Santa Cruz where she gets to code, build and create endlessly.
brings her extensive workshop, electronics, programming, design time, and experience with kids to her first summer at Maker Camp, where she appears as the hand inside Rebecca Raptor. She hails from San Diego where she’s majoring in UCSD’s Interdisciplinary Computing and the Arts program with a minor in Business. Aside from making art with code, she also loves to work with paint, clay, and papier-mâché.
knows her way around a woodshop, a metal shop, and even a foundry. Since being a part of Maker Camp in the summer of 2015, she spent some time off from being a student in Stanford’s Product Design program to teach STEAM classes in local elementary and middle school makerspaces in her hometown of Los Angeles.