bits and bytes in the same camp
- What happens when virtual and material environments are connected?
- Invent the future of interactive space!
- Interaction lies at the heart of our 9+ summer camp programming. The interaction within collaborative projects, the interaction between Bits and Bytes, and most importantly, the interaction of our campers’ wild creations with the world.
Each week of Inter-Act camp sees the complete re-imagination and re-construction of a mobile play space: part tiny house, part virtual playground, part robot. The objective of the Inter-Act station is determined by the interests and ideas of the group. Using a combination of physical construction, virtual reality, and robotic technologies, campers invent a completely unique interactive experience. What is it? How do you use it? Where does it take place? For whom? These questions drive the group design process, part of a week-long iterative design and prototyping schedule.
After being trained in general shop safety and introduced to virtual world-building, campers identify the maker technologies they are interested in using. Do they want to work with power tools? Do some computer modeling or circuit building? Do they want to code all week long, or switch half way? It’s up to the campers. The primary goal of this level is to turn each camper’s interests into fun, interactive experiences that they can share with others.
We have an enthusiastic group of Guides with both professional and academic experience that are as adept at creating opportunities to find new interests as they are at shaping those interests into output. They take the group through daily lessons in a broad range of tools and techniques and maintain an organized schedule of milestones to keep the project flowing safely and smoothly.