BEFORE YOU START MAKING!

We provide great starter projects to get your campers into making, creating, crafting, coding, and more this summer, along with background on how to lead these projects with your campers to develop their Maker mindset and support them through their making process.

This Summer's Project Paths

The design of your camp experience becomes your own giant Maker project! Design your paths through this summer’s projects as you go, with six starter projects from our Start Making! book and many different project choices building on those skills and techniques, depending on where you want to take your making this summer.

Try your favorite projects, develop your campers’ skills and techniques further, and change up the materials or mash-up the different projects however you like. You might make paper circuits, sound-making devices, and giant cardboard structures along three different paths, so why not combine them all to make your structure light up and make some noise?

We’re mashing things up too in the design of this summer’s project paths. For each path, you’ll find a starter project, along with many fun projects from Make: and DK books, our past years’ Maker Camp favorites, and cool things Makers are doing on Makezine.com. You’ll also find many great tips, tricks, and reflection prompts – just look for Makey with a speech bubble.

After you take on your favorite projects, we ask you to share pictures and videos of your camper’s creations with other campers around the world through our Maker Camp Google+ Community and your other social media channels using #MakerCamp!

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Project Paths

Start Making!: A Guide To Engaging Young People in Maker Activities

by Danielle Martin and Alisha Panjwani grew from a collaborative project of The Clubhouse Network at Museum of Science Boston and MIT Media Lab’s Lifelong Kindergarten group. Get a free digital copy of the book when you register as a Maker Camp Affiliate.