Don’t miss our 3D Printing and Maker Camps in June and July

Campers ages 9 to 16 will gain first-hand experience in 3D design and printing, computer coding, electronics, 2D design, and laser cutting. Campers also will explore careers in manufacturing and learn about related technology.

Participants will complete a custom-designed 3D printed project and a custom illuminated, laser-cut project! They will explore product creation using Design Thinking and learn what it takes to go from an idea to a final product.

Campers will engage over Zoom and use robust open-source online platforms to accelerate learning and partake in the fun, hands-on challenges that have made our camps so engaging.

The cost is $60 per student. Thanks to Suddenlink by Altice, a limited number of full scholarships are available for each camp for students from families facing financial challenges. To apply, fill out the registration form then complete an application instead of proceeding to payment. We’ll contact you shortly.

Dates & Times:

  • Camp 01: June 21-25
  • Camp 02: July 12-16
  • Camp 03: July 19-23

Zoom – 9 a.m. – noon daily
*Meet-up and Group Project Work

Troubleshooters – 1 – 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday
*Optional assistance, as needed

Maker Fair! – Friday, 11 a.m. – noon
*Students will be provided a YouTube Live link so family and friends can watch as students show off their creations!

What You’ll Need
Access to a stable internet connection, capable of streaming
A computer capable of running the Google Chrome browser and Zoom (a netbook, Chromebook, Mac, or PC will work)
A mouse with scroll wheel is recommended as navigating 3D design with a touchpad can be challenging

What You’ll Receive
Campers will receive their custom-designed 3D printed and laser-cut projects, a camp T-shirt, and certificate by mail immediately following the camps!

Campers will receive highly interactive 3D design training and guidance. Their projects will be printed and laser cut live during the camp, so campers can watch their creations take shape!

Campers also will receive 2D design training, create custom laser-cut projects, and receive free, remote-controlled LED light displays for their transparent laser creations!

NASA IV&V Facility Education Resource Center will provide some incredible robotics content during the camp. During these days, free accessible tools, new and resources related to robotics clubs and competitions throughout the region will be explored.

Participants will receive an exclusive tour of RCBI’s Maker Vault, Center for Innovation and Shared Manufacturing spaces, learning about 3D printing, machining, laser cutting, and other manufacturing processes.

Special Thanks
As in past years, major funding for our 3D Printing & Maker Camps is provided by Nuts Bolts & Thingamajigs, the charitable foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International, and by Suddenlink by Altice.