Online Summer Camps 2020 at The Maker Farm

The Maker Farm is excited to offer online camps this summer to nourish your child’s imagination and spirit. Camps are guided by an instructor and includes collaboration and socialization with other campers — virtually!

July 6-10, 2020

Claymation Online

Location: Google Classroom
(Going into) Grades: 4-6
July 6-10, 2020
9:00 am – noon
Maker: Scott March
Limit: 17

We are so excited to offer this popular and fun class online as it ties together so many of our favorite things at The Maker Farm, from crafting with clay and googly eyes to storytelling to filmmaking! In this online camp, kids will discover how to tell stories using a story map/ storyboard. They will create a claymation story, build the characters, setting and props, and shoot their scene. They will also learn the basics of stop-motion animation, presenting their completed videos on Friday. Each morning at 9am, kids will receive 45 minutes of instruction. Then, they will have 90 minutes to work with support and share their work. They will share their work for the final 45 minutes of the morning session.

 

Kids will receive a box of materials the week prior to camp which includes a large package of clay, glue gun and lots of surprise fun “Maker” bits and pieces to create their clay worlds.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Computer or Ipad
  • Google Classroom
  • Download Stop Motion Studio
  • Download Flipgrid
  • An area to build your “set”
  • Scrap Paper
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July 20-24, 2020

Recycled Dollhouse, Jr. Online

Location: Google Classroom
(Going into) Grades: K-5 (perfect for independent older kids or parent & child)
July 20-24, 2020
9:00 – 10:00am
Maker: Brittany Brown and Staff
Limit: 14

The Recycled Dollhouse is our “Flagship” camp! This is where it all began! We are very excited for our 11th year! Although, this year, we will be online and the creativity will happen in your own crafty space (perhaps your picnic table), and it is YOUR recycling bin which will be burgled for fun finds! This year, we will once again transform wooden bookshelves into dollhouses filled with creative furniture made from yogurt cups, bits of lace, bottle caps and SO MUCH MORE. Online camp via Google Classroom will include one hour of instruction each morning from 9am-10am. Then, kids will be encouraged to create throughout the morning checking in with our staff and sharing their creativity until noon. Each camper will receive a box full of the supplies they need- including a bookshelf to assemble for the dollhouse base. This is a perfect camp for the pandemic as it encourages offline creativity and hours and hours of play!

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Computer or Ipad
  • Google Classroom
  • Space for creativity
  • Additional recycled materials such as boxes and yogurt cups
  • Someone to assist who can use a glue gun safely
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Recycled Dollhouse Camp

Photography Challenge Online

Location: Google Classroom
(Going into) Grades: 4-7
July 20-24, 2020
10:30 – 11:30 am (Morning Lesson) & 1:30 – 2:30 pm (Afternoon Share)
Maker: Kat Rokita
Limit: 16

In this camp, professional photographer Kat Rokita will introduce your child to the art of photography. Lessons about composition, exposure, focus, perspective and the usage of light and dark will be covered during our morning google classroom meetings. Students will be given a daily photo challenge to help further develop their new skills. After completing their challenge independently, students will upload their images for an online share and compare session each afternoon.

 

Students will choose their favorite photograph to be edited in Photoshop, professionally printed and framed! Students are welcome to visit our Pepperell Bancroft Street Farm on Thursday afternoon or evening or Friday morning with cameras in hand and take photographs of our animals and colonial architecture (outdoors only).

 

On Friday afternoon we will showcase ALL of our images during an online Slideshow Celebration to share with family and friends.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Computer or Ipad
  • Google Classroom
  • A digital camera and the ability to upload their images to a google drive. (DSLR, mirrorless, point-and-shoot or iPod/iPhone camera will suffice)
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Filmmaking Camp for Kids
July 27-31, 2020

Movie Makers Online: Screenwriting & Filmmaking (July 27-31)

Location: Google Classroom
(Going into) Grades: 5-8
July 27-31, 2020
9:00 am – noon
Maker: Scott March
Limit: 18

oin screenwriting and literary expert Scott March online to create short films to share with classmates and families. Kids will learn the building blocks of a great story, write scripts, map out the storyboards and film using smart phones and/or iPads. Students will receive daily challenges in screenwriting and filmmaking, from using a certain line of dialogue or prop to playing around with genres and character point of view. Join your filmmakers on Friday for a show and-tell of their work. Instruction will be from 9am-noon with instructions, time to work with support and share with their maker peers.

 

Our filmmakers will receive a box of costumes, props and art supplies to support their online learning the week before camp begins.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Computer or Ipad
  • Google Classroom
  • Recording device: smartphone or iPad
  • Download iMovie or another movie-making software
  • Download Flipgrid
  • Green Screen app
  • Green canvas
  • A set for recording
  • Other actors (optional)
  • Scrap Paper
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Filmmaking Camp for Kids
August 3-7, 2020

DIY Decor Online

Location: Google Classroom
(Going into) Grades: 4-6
August 3-7, 2020
9:00 am – noon
Maker: Brittany Brown and Staff
Limit: 14

Does your kiddo love Pinterest and beg to use your glue gun? Well, this favorite camp is for them! During the pandemic, our homes have become our worlds. This is the perfect time to spruce up your nest with some creativity! Join crafty gal Brittany Brown for a fun-filled week of creativity making trendy décor projects. She will introduce a new project each day from 9am-10am. Kids will then create their projects and share their progress and products throughout the morning session. Projects are perfect for their rooms or for giving as gifts. All materials will be shipped directly to your home the week before camp begins. Supplies and skills learned will encourage your maker to create for the rest of the summer!

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Computer or Ipad
  • Google Classroom
  • Space for your maker to make a creative mess
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Sewing Class Pillows Room Re-Do

The Wizards of Summer Online

Location: Google Classroom
(Going into) Grades: 4-6
August 3-7, 2020
9:00 am – noon
Maker: Scott March
Limit: 16

No genre has ever inspired creativity, imagination and a love for books more than fantasy. Welcome to the world of Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, Percy Jackson and more! This week, Scott March, our literary guru, will lead the kids in art, activities, and writing workshops all based on the world of fantasy. This camp is perfect for your Harry Potter-crazed reader. In this camp, our instructor will take the kids daily on a virtual field trip (no mask needed!). Instruction will be from 9am-noon with instruction, time to work with support and a final sharing session each day in their online wizard community.

Our Wizards will receive a box of art and wizardry supplies to support their online learning the week before camp begins.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Computer or Ipad
  • Google Classroom
  • Download iMovie or another movie-making software
  • Download Flipgrid
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August 10-14, 2020

Virtual Summer Theater at The Maker Farm

Location: Zoom
(Going into) Grades: 5-8
August 10-14, 2020
9:00 am – noon
Maker: Christopher Charig
Limit: 20

Campers will bond and perform as we learn how to assemble videos, images, and underscoring into an online performance to share with the Maker Farm Community. The play will be recorded live, using the backdrops of campers’ own homes and the outdoors. Much like rehearsing in real life, campers will work in smaller groups throughout the day, recording themselves as we go. The camp adviser will edit these into a smooth performance outside of camp hours, sharing the results with the students as the camp session progresses. Material will be chosen by campers on the first day of camp. Instruction will be from 9am-noon with guided warm up and improv, time to work and rehearse and recording of material.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

  • Computer or Ipad
  • Recording device: smartphone or iPad
  • Zoom
  • A set for recording
  • The students would have to have at least some experience with virtual meetings, vis a vis etiquette, and understand the software enough to run their own recordings. This involves being able to text or email each other links to join online meetings
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