Blizzard of Workshops 2019-2020
Half or Full Day, 9am-4pm
December 30-January 3rd
Different 'wintery' maker-projects and experiments everyday:
Miniature ice rinks and chairlifts
Hand warmers and hats
LED snow globes
Due to the season, space is LIMITED!
TO REGISTER, JUST PURCHASE THE NUMBER OF Half or Full-DAY BLOCKS YOU'D LIKE AND SEND EMAIL WITH DATES and morning or afternoon:
Why is Maker Lab Camp so special?
This is a camp for true aspiring 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 re-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.
Please read More FAQs below about Camp details. 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 machines work...Develops several new skills and experiences the thrill of building something amazing!
The Maker Lab Mission...
Provide kids age 6-12* with a space to grow and build real-world maker skills not normally available at school. A great way to ignite and reignite a passion for learning is to regularly introduce new tools, materials and projects. The Maker Lab stations and projects are:
Kid Friendly Wood Shop (stool, shelf, table, candy dispenser…)
3D Designing (tinkercad, gamification, prototypes, silicon molds...)
Electronic Tinkering (circuits, toy motors, lights, solar power, sounds and switches...)
Artistic Expression (paint-topia, mosaics and cement, engraving, textiles..)
Basic Robotics Lab (coding, moving appendages, Sphero, Ozobot...)
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.
Full 1-Day block (9am-4) $100
Half Day (9am-12 or 1-4) $50 (Choose morning or afternoon via email after registration.)
Alumni, sibling and multi-session discounts are available!
Early and after care available. Email for estimate of rates.
HOW TO REGISTER & FAQS
Grades K and up, ideal ages 1st-5th but true makers love the Maker Lab! (Inquire for details about teen counselor in training program.)
If you plan on registering for a week long block please ask for a discount code.
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 12:30-1:00. We also devote twice 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?
Yes, please email your situation (possible number days and times), and we will provide you with a quote!
DO WE HAVE HELPERS?
Yes, and we have a counselor-in-training program for H.S. and middle schoolers.
OTHER WAYS TO REGISTER?
Click register 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 separate yard and entrance. Campers do not have access to the private residence.