Rise and Shine Campers! Maker Camp kicks off today!

Rise and Shine Campers! Maker Camp kicks off today!

Maker Camp

Grab your virtual sleeping bag, Maker Camp 2015 officially launched this morning! Today marks the start of the fourth year of the program, which is a free, 6-week virtual summer camp.

Even though we usually promote getting the kids outside, this camp is a great hands on learning resource to keep your kids engaged and learning this summer.

Here’s a fun summer camp that your kids can do from home with hands on crafts, learning, tech and DIY:

Key points:

  • Maker Camp remains a bright spot in tech and education for kids 8-12 years old: 
    • It was specifically created for young Makers interested in hacking, tech, DIY, making, creating, crafting, tinkering and learning.
    • The program demonstrates how technology is shaping the way this generation of children learn through hands-on experiences outside of the traditional classroom.
    • Even Arne Duncan, the United States Secretary of Education is behind using makerspaces to engage and teach kids more through science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education.
  • It’s seeing huge growth year-over-year:
    • In 2014 there were some 500 venues hosting Maker Camp, as of this morning, there were nearly 700.
    • Since inception, the program has had over 1 million attendees across the United States.
    • Past field trips have included behind-the-scenes access for kids at major companies including LEGO, NASA and Disney.

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Go Adventure Mom’s found, Kathy Dalton, launched Go Adventure Mom in 2012 in an effort to bring women together that love travel and the outdoors. As a former ski instructor, Kathy has taken her love for outdoor recreation and through the power of social media has created a platform to share her passion with the world. As a mom of three, Kathy loves to share her family adventures in Utah, cross-country skiing up Millcreek Canyon, skiing in the Wasatch Mountains, camping in Grand Teton National Park and camping in the Uintas. Kathy has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Parents and Parenting magazine. Kathy is a regular contributor to Visit Salt Lake and is a tip contributor on TripAdvisor.

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