Summer Maker Camps for Teens

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Our Summer of Making with the EDGE-ucators returns next month. Register today!

Monday-Thursday (except where noted), 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For teen entering grades 7-12 in fall 2019.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided. There is a $5 materials fee that will be collected on the first day.

Session 1: Constructing a City – July 1-3
All those curious how a city is designed and built from bridges to dams and buildings, come build a city with a group of peers and see how the different elements come together. Explore the various types of bridges, the keys to city design, how and why dams are constructed, conduct earthquake tests, to build your own mock city. Please note that there is no class on July 4.

Session 2: Coding With Java – July 8-11
Learn the basics of the Java language. You will then complete an assigned project, and a coding activity of your choosing, using your knowledge of Java. Students will then present the project they have completed.

Session 3: Make Your Own Comics and Zines – July 15-18
Learn the basics of making comics and how to produce, print, and distribute your own zines. Includes tutorials on drawing, collage-making, book-binding, and printing zines. No drawing experience required.

Session 4: Building a Sustainable Environment – July 22-25
Learn about our planet and how the various systems it has allow life to grow. In this environmental and sustainable week you will see different methods to help keep the earth healthy, from wind turbines to DIY terrariums. Students will learn how to make a more sustainable choice when focusing on our home planet.

Session 5: 3D Design and Printing Biomedical Devices – July 29 – August 1
Learn the basics of 3D design as well as 3D printing and its applications. Learn about biomedical devices and how they help to solve real world issues. Design a biomedical device to be printed (that you can take home at the end of the week) and present on your device.

Session 6: Storyboarding and Film Production Workshop – August 5-8
Learn about film production from the beginning of the process to the end. The project will include tutorials on storyboarding, acting, camera-operating, audio-recording and editing. Collaborate to create a film by either “Sweding”* a movie of your choice or create a new original story all-together. (*A sweded film is a low-budget, summarized, recreation of a popular Hollywood movie.)

Session 7: Sandbox: Students Choice – August 12-15
Was there a project you really liked and would like to have more time to work on it? Was there something you missed and would like to learn? This is your week to learn and work on what you liked most. Ask the Edge-ucators for help on any project or specialty that they know.

Student Show and Reception – August 15 6:15 – 7:30 PM
Friends and families are invited for an evening with the Edge-ucators and students to see what they have worked on all summer. Employees from Argus Analytics, who have funded the camps, will be there as well. Food and refreshments will be served.

Registration is required. You will be contacted a week before the mini-camp starts. If you do not confirm your child will attend camp, they will be moved to the wait list. We will contact you twice. Register by clicking on the camp topics above, through our online Teen Calendar here, or by calling the Edge at (914) 422-1481.

These camps are made possible by a generous donation from Argus, a Verisk Analytics Company, to the White Plains Library Foundation.

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    • kthornton

      Hi Barry, registration is now full for all of the summer camps other than the Storyboarding & film production camp on August 5th-8th and the Students Choice from August 12th to 15th. If you’d like me to register him for those, just let me know.

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