Camps and Classes

Summer is in full swing and Maker Camp is partnering with Makers to bring both single class sessions and multi day and or sessioned camps. Please check back often for new listings. Spaces are limited so sign up while there is still space left!

Our Maker Camps listed below are multi-day events. We also have single day hands-on learning adventures listed in the Classes section of the page. Click the Classes link above.


Maker Camp Paper Airplanes with World Record Holder John Collins

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Mon, Aug 10, 2020 10:00 AM – Mon, Aug 31, 2020 11:00 AM PDT

World Record Holder, John Collins, shows you the tricks behind his best paper airplanes, and teaches you how to make the world record plane. And that’s just the beginning. You’ll learn proper techniques along with key folding moves. You’ll have a proper tool kit of folding skills, with which to start designing your own planes. What’s the difference between a dart, a glider, and a stunt plane? You’ll learn that too, along with throwing and adjusting tricks to make any paper airplane fly better.

  • Four 1-hour weekly sessions held on Mondays at 10am PDT starting August 10th, Mondays 10am-11am PDT / 1pm-2pm EDT
  • Online Sessions will be on the Zoom Platform
  • Program is suitable for all ages.

  • John’s latest book that contains every plane from his world famous paper airplane show. $17.99 value FREE with sessions. International Shipping is an additional fee.
  • You’ll get John’s paper airplane hangar, a series of videos teaching planes from John’s books. $19.00 Value FREE with sessions
  • John usually charges $120 per hour for private, or semi-private classes. Four classes for $89 with a book and video instructions is a special offer through Maker Camp.

World Record Holder, John Collins, shows you the tricks behind his best paper airplanes, and teaches you how to make the world record plane. And that’s just the beginning. You’ll learn proper techniques along with key folding moves. You’ll have a proper tool kit of folding skills, with which to start designing your own planes. What’s the difference between a dart, a glider, and a stunt plane? You’ll learn that too, along with throwing and adjusting tricks to make any paper airplane fly better.

Learn the aerodynamics along with the fun flying paper airplanes.

You’ll learn at least 12 planes, 6 key origami techniques, proper folding techniques and some key aerodynamic principles: everything you need to start (or continue) designing your own paper airplanes. Time permitting, more planes will be added to each session. It’s interactive, so ask questions, suggest models to learn, and have a great time! Fly for fun, or fly for competition. World Record Holder, John Collins reveals the secrets to making great paper airplanes.


Chefology: Marvelous Meringues

August 5th
1:00 – 2:30 pm PDT / 4:00 to 5:30 pm EDT

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Master kitchen chemistry by making marvelous meringue cookies. Practice the art of egg separating, manipulating the proteins to preserve their bubbles, then whipping them into stiff, airy peaks. BE COURAGEOUS as you learn the tricks of achieving a perfectly puffy texture. Add the flavoring of your choice, then elevate your presentation with custom piping, food coloring, or a post-baking filling for your own take on a crispy classic.

  • Single Session and Show & Tell
  • Online Sessions will be on the Zoom Platform
  • Program is designed for 6-8th Graders

Materials

  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Small bowl (for sugar)
  • Mesh strainer
  • Electric mixer with beaters
  • Spatula
  • Pastry bag or zipper bag to pipe meringues
  • Parchment paper or baking mat
  • Baking tray
  • Oven
  • Ingredients

Virtual Reality: Chase Scene Coding

August 6th
1:00 – 2:30 pm PDT / 4:00 to 5:30 pm EDT

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Get your coding skills up to speed with an animated virtual chase scene. Work with interactive web app CoSpaces to create a 3D chase of your own design, using drag-and-drop tools and some simple code to bring it to life. BE DETERMINED to master the coding basics, troubleshooting your scene until it moves seamlessly. Cut to the chase as you drop into and engage with your own immersive experience.

Enrollment includes a Pro subscription to CoSpaces virtual reality software (valid through April 2021), so kids can keep working on their chase scene—and other virtual creations—after class.

  • Single Session and Show & Tell
  • Online Sessions will be on the Zoom Platform
  • Program is designed for rising 6th through 8th Graders

  • Mac or PC computer (NOT a Chromebook or tablet) with speaker
  • camera and at least 8GB of RAM
  • Optional (but recommended): a computer mouse – Internet access
  • Zoom application installed, signed in with child’s name