Invention Maker Camp

Program Information

  • Summer camps start June 5th, 2017 and run for 9 weeks. You may choose one week, or several weeks. 
  • Ages for campers are 6-12
  • Day camp options include:
    • full day-  9:00am-4:00pm
    • half day am- 9:00-12:00
    • half day pm- 1:00-4:00
    • supervised lunch hour included in all camps 
  • Before care and after care is available
  • All experience levels welcome at our kids camp

What will kids learn?

At the end of the program, campers will be empowered for life as they learn technical and soft skills.

We will work hard to meet your child where he/she comes to us. Our challenges will support your child through inquiry, critical thinking, and skill building. Vital skills for school, life and their future careers.

What will kids make?

Your child will bring their creativity to life. Projects include:

  •  building and coding computers
  • stop-motion animation
  • simple circuitry to make fun 'bots
  • making glowing clothes/ accessories
  • traditions coming alive
  • cardboard galore
  • go BIG with murals, mazes, mini-golf courses...
  • and much more! 

And best of all- they will make memories!

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Camp Information

Invention Maker Camp 2017

Summer is here! Which means the beginning of our new Invention Summer Camp! We’ll be hosting several awesome weeks of camps this summer and can’t wait to share them with your kiddos.  

Each week will be completely different from the next, jam-packed with unique hands-on STEAM experiments, plenty of collaborative art activities, and most importantly- endless amounts of fun. 

Invention Dimension nurtures your child’s creativity and gives them the space and tools necessary to ask questions, get messy, and challenge themselves. Each camp week will end with a bang on Friday with a fabulous mini-maker faire for parents and friends, where campers will exhibit several of their awesome inventions. Camp themes and special guests will be announced shortly both online and via our newsletter. If you would like to secure your child's spot, scroll up on this page and register your child inventor today before spaces run out!  


Camp Details

 Cost

Full day- $245 per week +tax

Half day- $140 per week +tax

Discounts Applied (included in the price) 

5% discount for two weeks 

10% discount for three weeks 

15% discount for four-eight weeks 

Discounts available at the original time of booking only. For sibling discounts, or scholarships/trade please contact us!  

Camp Times

Full day- 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Half day am- 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Half day pm- 1:00 am - 4:00 pm

  supervised lunch included in price for all camps

 Before + After Care

 Before Care is available for $5 a day 8:30 - 9:00 am

 After Care is available for $15 a day 4:00 - 5:30 pm

(or $5 per half hour)

 Late fees: The first time late is free, after which late fees will apply.        

Sample Schedule

8:30 am Open for before care: exploring and creating with legos, puzzles, logic games...

9:00 am Meeting: share our ideas or find out about the project we will build this morning with a special emphasis on how it’s built, the STEM concept/skill the inventors will apply/learn when they build, and where they see this in the real world   

9:15 am Receive their first “challenge” and supported in building the projects in collaborative groups and individually, with a break for a healthy snack in the middle   

11:30 Clean up time (mandatory) and a circle debrief, in which we reflect upon our learning from the first challenge, and share our creativity and solutions to the "challenges" 

12:00 pm 1/2 day am end, break for lunch and physical play in Montgomery park   

1:00 pm Meeting for 1/2 day pm makers and another "challenge" and building session in the afternoon, inventors either build another project, or finish their first one to demonstrate their new interest and deeper understanding of the day's STEM concepts and skills 

3:30 pm Clean up time (mandatory) and a circle debrief, in which we reflect upon our learning, and share our creativity and solutions to the "challenges" 

4:00 pm Parent pick up (although we have 4-5:30 pm After Camp each day with more low key activities, games and learning)  

What to pack for camp? 

· morning snack (no nuts please)

· afternoon snack 

· late afternoon snack 

· lunch 

· water bottle

· any medications or epipens with instructions  

FAQS 

Do students need prior experience? 

No prior experience is needed for the camp but learning will be tailored to each student’s progress level to ensure skills acquisition and increase confidence with STEAM topics. 

Do students need to be good at math or have an interest in science? 

No! The camp will cover these topics in a way that is engaging and fun. Students will be learning by building, tinkering, and exploring. 

How are students supervised? 

The camp will have 2 full-time instructors with a maximum of 20 total students- 1:10 ratio. Instructors have been cleared through criminal background checks and are trained in safety procedures including CPR, injury or allergic reaction protocols, and always have a copy of the camper’s emergency contacts with them. Additionally, all students are expected to abide by the Camper Code of Conduct. 

Do I need to worry about my child becoming a crazy inventor? 

After this camp…probably. We hope this camp will lead to a love if tinkering, learning, and growing in this skills, which will help them achieve their educational goals. 

What if I change my mind, are there refunds?  

If you change your mind, and choose to not be in this year's camp, you have 5 days before the first day of your selected session to let us know. We will refund the full amount back to you within 7 business days. If you tell us 1-4 days before camp that your child is not able to attend, we will refund you 1/2 the amount within 7 days. If you decide during the camp session that the camp is not right for your child, you will be charged for the days used at the daily price and refunded the rest.   

Contact Us

If you would like more information about Invention Maker Camp please drop us a line!

Invention Dimension

3801 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110

505.999.1962

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday: By reservation

Sunday: Closed