2020 Summer Maker Camp
Registration is open!
Camp Season runs weekly June 1 - July 31
Why is Maker Lab Camp so special?
This is a camp for true makers! Does your child love tinkering and building stuff around the house? Or, is your child inclined to create in other ways and just needs new inspiration and guidance? Maker Camp will ignite a passion for learning while making!
This is a small and very personalized camp of around ten kids per session. Because of this we can set specific goals for campers to learn and build what they want in addition to group projects.
Every week is different and projects are carefully tailored to accommodate camper ages, skills, interests and previous project experience - no repeat projects! What camp can say that!?
My goal as Camp Director is to make sure each camper...
Discovers lots of new materials and tools...Learns how various mechanisms work...Develops several new skills, makes magnificent mistakes and experiences the thrill of building something amazing!
How challenging are projects?
All projects can level up by adding more advanced materials, tools and supervision (ie. soldering, sawing, woodcarving etc.) *Counselor-in- training program is available for teens.
Save hundreds with early bird pricing!
Full Day Week (9am-4pm) $600
Half Day Week (choose 9am-12 or 1-4pm) $350
Daily rates are significantly higher. If you book a week that is cut short due to travel plans etc., those days can me made up by appointment.
Families registering siblings or multiple camp sessions may use the coupon code "10off" for an additional 10% off of checkout total. TAKE ADVANTAGE OF AUTO-EARLY BIRD PRICING!!!
NO CAMP the week of JULY 6.
Grades K and up, ideal ages 1st-5th but true makers love the Maker Lab! (Inquire for details about teen counselor in training program.)
Small: 5-15 makers! The number 10 seems to be perfect!
Each half day session starts with a science/design theme and project and ends with an hour of free tinkering time on special projects. Full day students can tinker a bit longer and break for a group lunch movie from 12:15-1:00. We also devote 15 minutes per half day session to clean up and lab organization.
HOW MUCH STRUCTURE?
About 70/30 structure to free tinkering time, sometimes more and sometimes less depending on the focus, goals and passions of the individual makers!
BEFORE OR AFTERCARE AVAILABLE?
Early and aftercare will not be available except for emergencies. We may be able to help coordinate babysitting or playdates with other campers/makers.
DO WE HAVE HELPERS?
Yes, and we have a counselor-in-training program for H.S. and middle schoolers.
OTHER WAYS TO REGISTER?
Click "registration" or email for other payment options to GRAB YOUR SPOT - Space is LIMITED! Contact: or text 925-323-9737.
CAMP LOCATION: 2038 Mt. Diablo Blvd. Walnut Creek behind Terra Patio Store
* The Maker Lab is a funky location that also serves as Ms. Papini's private home with a completely separate yard and entrance. Campers do not have access to the private residence.