About Us

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.

What is Maker Camp?

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.

virtual trips

How Maker Camp Works

Maker Camp is a free, online community you can enjoy year-round!

Childrens in camp

Participate online from home

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.

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Childrens in camp

Join a hosted camp in your neighborhood

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

A Day at Maker Camp

Explore

Get your feet wet as you get inspired by what Makers do, and play around with the stuff, tools, and ways of making.

Make

Our cool and fun step-by-step projects branch out from the theme. Advanced Makers can take on our Camp Challenges.

Share

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.

Stock up for Camp

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!

Our Camp Crew