Innovation Camps

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  • Makerspace Camp

    Ages 7 – 11 
    Session I: July 26 – July 30
    Session II: August 2 – August 6
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $425

    Calling all designers, tinkerers, and creative campers! Makerspace Camp will allow students to explore their ideas, interests, and inventions using tools and techniques found in a digital fabrication lab (FabLab). Students will first learn the principles of creativity, design thinking, and rapid prototyping to begin to generate many ideas for new products and solutions important to them. We will then explore engineering and design techniques using computer assisted design (CAD) software and fabrication equipment like 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC milling, and electronics, and we will build with hand and power tools. Makers will document their process throughout the week, which will culminate with a designer showcase for parents on our final afternoon. Learn how to capture your creativity and make anything in this fun and inventive week.
  • Rube Goldberg Inspired Machines

    Ages 7 – 11 
    July 26 – July 30
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $400

    A Rube Goldberg machine is a contraption, invention, device, or apparatus that is deliberately over-engineered to perform a simple task in a complicated fashion, generally including a chain reaction. The expression is named after American cartoonist and inventor Rube Goldberg (1883–1970). During this week-long adventure into the zany world of Rube Goldberg, campers will design and build the most elaborate and creative contraptions using all kinds of recycled and repurposed materials. This is an exciting camp for those who love science and art! Check out this video of a Rube Goldberg inspired contraption to get a better idea of the endless possibilities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieQSiDnOhzY
  • Tinker, Tailor, Solder, Design: An Innovation Lab Introduction

    Ages 9 – 12
    August 2 – August 6
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    Lyndhurst Campus
    $400

    The Innovation Lab is a space that is both inviting and mystifying. It is a room where anything is possible if one has the confidence, foundational application experience, and ability to utilize the machinery in a way that will allow them to complete their goals. This camp equips students with that understanding and confidence to navigate the space with a solution-oriented, safety-minded, curiosity that will encourage the makers of tomorrow. The class will explore the uses of each tool in the space as well as create projects for the Hawken community to demonstrate their application. It will allow campers to explore these areas in a controlled environment as well as mold them into leaders who would be able to guide their peers through the same demystifying experience they themselves have already worked through.