New Summer STEM Camp to Open in Cambridge
Empow Studios expands its summer camp offerings to serve Cambridge
Educating students in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is considered essential to boost possibilities and prepare them for a changing world. Now, Cambridge parents looking to enhance summer learning and enroll their children in STEM programs have more options close to home.
Empow Studios, based in Lexington, has expanded its award-winning programs to a new location in Cambridge. The week-long summer tech camps, that expand Empow’s existing camp network, will focus on subjects ranging from robotics, 3D printing and coding to stop-motion animation, video production and audio engineering.
The goal is to build on community connections to boost STEM options in the area. “The City of Cambridge embraces STEM like no other,” says Empow Outreach Director Dave Gutierrez. “We’ve been teaching with Cambridge Public Schools, including Graham & Parks, Cambridgeport, and Amigos, as well as private schools like Cambridge Montessori School and Cambridge Friends School. One of our goals is to make tech camp affordable. High-priced camps are not easy for all the families in Cambridge. We will be running our programs at Harvard University’s Student Organization Center at Hilles, starting August 6th.”
Empow Studios Summer Camp – Cambridge
Location: Harvard University Student Organization Center at Hillis
59 Shepard St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Dates: Weeks starting 8/6, 8/13, 8/20, 8/27
Details: Camp runs 9:00am-4:00pm. Early drop-off starts at 8:30am (no additional charge) and an extended day until 5:30pm is available for a $20/day additional charge.
Cost: Half Day $335/wk; Full day $595/wk
Two categories of camps are scheduled:
Tech & Design Camp: Features robotics, 2D & 3D video game design, animation, Scratch programming, coding, 3D modeling & printing, audio engineering, digital music, and video production. Empow teaches the basics, and campers use their imagination to make their projects come alive. Open to campers entering grades 2 through 8.
Minecraft Camp: Empow focuses on various educational aspects of Minecraft. Campers learn modding, electrical engineering (via redstone circuits), architecture, game design, and world creation. Campers even create very simple computers inside Minecraft. Open to campers entering grades 2 through 8.
For more information about all of Empow Studios’ locations and programs, including classes, clubs and outreach efforts, visit: empow.me or find us on Facebook.