2018 Summer Camps

Park Cities Camps

Camps are Monday through Friday

 Drop off 8:30-9:00am   PIckup 2:00-2:30pm

Highlights of Techie Factory summer camp:

- Full day camp experience allows campers to thoroughly delve into projects that come to life daily and weekly

- Multiple, distinct themed classes each week provides variety

- Balanced creative learning and play time

- Fully trained professional tech teachers

- Easy location - Lovers Lane and Tollway (above Eatzi's)

Creative Coding with Scratch - June 4-8 

Get up and coding fast while building a great foundation for learning programming languages! This camp features analog logic games and guided exploration of MIT’s Scratch program. Beginners will learn about the Scratch interface while making their first working products; specific challenges for more experienced campers will grow their exposure and launch them into next level coding (we will meet all learners “where they are,” so we gladly dabble in HTML, Python, JavaScript, and other languages for children who are able and interested). We will even offer some experiences in robotics, VR, art, and/or electronics during breaks in this week.  

Fun with Coding and Circuit Boards - June 11-15 and July 23-27

This hands-on camp will feature the BBC micro:bit hardware, Circuit Playground boards and Microsoft MakeCode software and Makey Makey Invention Kits for use with the popular Scratch Programming Language. The micro:bit is a tiny computer that offers kids an opportunity learn electronics, coding, and prototyping. The Makey Makey is a fun circuit board that lets curious campers make household items into working computer keys. Circuit Playground boards combine the capabilities of these two boards and offer even more potential because of the many sensors they incorporate. Click here for more info or to register.

Innovation through Creative Design and 3D Printing - June 18-22 and July 16-20

This camp features five days of creative thinking, learning new skills, then bringing ideas to life. Choose one track, or try them all: 3D Printing, Graphic Design, Stop-motion Animation, Sewable/Wearable technology, making with textiles, and more. Come with your own ideas, or use our daily brainstorm session to inspire the things you'll make and do at camp. This camp is okay for students who have no experience, and for those who have some exposure to design software and/or concepts. 

YouTube Creators - June 25-29 and August 13-17

Become a YouTube sensation by learning how to write, produce, film, and edit your very own videos. You will get experience in all production roles and make short-length movies from pre-production to post. This is more than just uploading videos to YouTube. You will also gain experience with sound design and editing. Click here for more info or to register

STEAM Camp / STEAM Days - July 30-August 3rd / July 2,3,5,6 / May 28-June 1

Delve into all things STEM with electronics, coding, maker projects, drones, robotics, 3D printing, and more. 

Video Game Creators - July 9-13, August 20-24

This fun camp is for video game players who want to turn into game makers. Camp will feature coding and game design in Scratch, Unity 3D, and (for more advanced coders) JavaScript in different code editors. 

Drones and Robotics - August 6-10

Campers will use their brains to problem solve, code, and learn how computers “think” while controlling multiple types of robots and drones in fun daily labs. In the latter part of each day, we’ll even build and solder our own robot drones that students can take home for continued fun and learning.