Spring Maker Camp Lincoln Square – Ages 7-10

Spring Maker Camp Lincoln Square – Ages 7-10

A week-long immersion into design-thinking, collaborating, and making.

From: $700

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WELCOME TO THE BITSPACE SUMMER MAKER CAMP — Where Ideas Become Reality

When:  April 6th through April 10th

Where: 2541 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago, IL 60625

Camper Age Range:  7-14 (campers will be put into groups of 7-10 and 11-14 year olds)

Camp Hours:  9am – 4pm

Before & After Hour Care (included in cost):  8.30am – 5.30pm

Cost:  $700 

Tools and technology: Our younger campers learn to safely and effectively use basic hand tools and power tools in our woodshop, become familiar with 2D design software and laser cutting, and integrate basic circuitry and motors into their projects. Campers create individual projects in a group setting.

Maker camp at Bit Space is a week-long immersion into design-thinking, collaborating, and making for children ages 7-14. Each week, we will spark your child’s curiosity and flex his or her creative muscles like never before. With the support of expert guides (real-life architects, designers, and makers) your child will discover how to turn a unique idea into a reality using the newest tools and technology available.  Campers work individually, in small groups, or as a team to create something that explores, expresses, and expands upon their skill and creativity.

  • Full-day, one-week camps  ($700)
  • 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday – Friday
  • Before care available: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. (included)
  • After care available: 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. (included)
  • Camper-to-Guide ratio is 5:1 or less!
  • No lunch provided; bring a nut-free lunch and snack
  • Focus on fun and skill building
  • Campers get to bring home what they make
  • Parents are invited to end-of-week presentations
  • Divided into two age groups: 7-10 and 11-14

Safety

Safety  is the number one priority at Bit Space. To that end, we make sure to have a better than 5:1 ratio of campers to guides, and even smaller ratios in the woodshop. Campers are never left unattended, and the level of direct supervision depends on what tool they’re using. Campers are given safety and usage training on all of our tools before using them, and we have procedures in place to ensure safety throughout the shop (see our Code of Conduct form for more information). When using tools, campers will always be required to wear eye protection, and we have ear protection available as well.

By dividing our campers into age groups, we are able to equip our campers with tools, technologies, and techniques in a structured environment appropriate to their developmental level. All levels emphasize learning-through-doing in a social environment. Campers work on projects that bridge the physical and digital world and end with an exhibit of their work each Friday!

Ages 7-10

Our younger campers learn to safely and effectively use basic hand tools and power tools in our woodshop, become familiar with 2D design software, 3D modeling programs, and laser cutting, and integrate basic circuitry and motors into their projects. Campers create individual projects in a group setting.

A Typical Week of Camp

The morning of the first day of camp will include activities to help the guides and campers get to know one another. The campers will go through our “stations” where they will learn how to safely and effectively use the tools in our shop. We will discuss Bit Space rules and expectations and brainstorm ideas for the week.

On the final day of camp each week, parents and friends are invited to come to our end-of-week presentations at 3:00, so our campers can show off their fantastic creations.

 

Drop Off and Pick Up

Camp officially begins at 9:00 and ends at 4:00. Campers should be dropped off between 8:30 and 9:00 each morning and picked between 4:00 and 5:30 in the afternoon. For campers who are not picked up by 5:30 p.m., a $50 convenience fee will be charged to parents, and we will get in touch with emergency contacts unless otherwise notified.

Before Care and After Care

You do NOT need to register for before care or after care. These services are included in the price of camp. You can drop off your child(ren) as early at 8:30 a.m. and pick up as late as 5:30 p.m.

Lunch + Snacks

Lunchtime at Bit Space will generally fall between 12:00 and 1:00. Eating a good breakfast is vital to the attention and energy needed for great making. Please send your child full and ready to make. Bit Space is nut-free. Please pack lunches and snacks for your children that are free of peanuts and tree nuts. Bit Space allows time for snacks during the day.

Illness

If your child is showing signs of illness or has a fever, we ask that you strongly consider keeping the child home for that day of camp. We will notify the listed caregivers and request an early pickup for any camper who has a fever or is clearly ill during the camp session. Please be sure to let our staff know if your child has any medical issues of which we should be aware.