Our summer camps are 100% hands-on design-build fun!

that fun comes with learning valuable skills to become producers, not consumers in the world of tomorrow

Summer Camp Registration is Live!

use discount code EARLYSUMMER5 for a 5% discount

4 exciting summer camps

across 3 unique locations

 

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Bits

Our classic hands-on design and construction projects for future designers, engineers, and inventors.

Making real things with real tools.  Hand tools, power tools, laser cutters, 3d printers and more.  Wood, plastic, metal and a ton of creativity!

M-F 9am - 4pm (before/after care available) | Ages 6+
Themes change throughout the summer, something new to make every week.

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Inter-Act

Our hit combination of fabrication, virtual reality and electronics is back for a summer of fantastic creations.

Every week the Inter-Act group(s) will design, prototype, and construct a mixed-reality experience using their creativity, ingenuity and cutting edge technologies.

M-F 9am - 4pm (before/after care available) | Ages 9-18
Being different every week is the whole point

2541 W Lawrence Ave, Chicago (773) 654-1691

 

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Inter-Act

Our hit combination of fabrication, virtual reality and electronics is back for a summer of fantastic creations.

Every week the Inter-Act group(s) will design, prototype, and construct a mixed-reality experience using their creativity, ingenuity and cutting edge technologies.

M-F 9am - 4pm (before/after care available) | Ages 9-18
Being different every week is the whole point

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Advanced

College level software, technology and fabrication program for young makers with experience.

Students with demonstrable readiness from home, school or previous Bit Space projects encouraged to join our Advanced Projects team and our new facility.

Contact us at 773.654.1691 or info@bitspacechicago.com and tell us what you want to make.

1135 W. Greenleaf Ave, Wilmette (773) 654-1691

 

We are currently building our schedule of locations and still looking for new stops for this summer's pop-up camp tour, if you are interested in us visiting your school or organization for week long camp programs get in touch

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Bits

Our classic hands-on design and construction projects for future designers, engineers, and inventors.

Making real things with real tools.  Hand tools, power tools, laser cutters, 3d printers and more.  Wood, plastic, metal and a ton of creativity!

Full Week  |  Full Day  |  Ages 6 - 18
Themes change throughout the summer, something new to make every week.

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Bytes

Introduction to inter-active computation using real game development software and programmable electronics.

The only games or electronic devices our makers are allowed to use at Bit Space, are ones they made themselves.  Bytes is the camp that will get them started.

M-F 9am - 4pm (before/after care available) | Ages 7*-18
weeks can stand alone/be built upon

The Basics

Rates
Bits: $450 per week + materials fee
Bytes: $450 per week
Inter-Act: $499 per week
Advanced Projects: $699 per week
Beforecare: $50 per week
Aftercare: $100 per week

register using coupon code EARLYSUMMER5
before March 2016 for a 5% discount

Deposits + Refunds
Registration for Bit Space camps requires payment in full.  Receive a 50% refund for cancellations before April 1st.

Eligibility + Assignment
School age children from 1st grade through high school.  Students who have participated before, or who come to us with some experience with the physical or digital tools we use, will be grouped according to their abilities. Each week, we will assess the enrolled students and their comfort/ability levels and place them in groups suited to their ability and interest. If requested, we will do our best to keep friends and siblings together in groups.

Dates + Times
Camps start June 6th and run through September 4th All camps are full-day camps beginning at 9:00am and completing at 4:00pm. Beforecare starts at 8:00am, and aftercare is available from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Capacity
Each of our facilities supports up to 4 simultaneous classes at a student teacher ratio of 10:1

Lunch + Snacks
Lunchtime at Bit Space will generally fall between 11:00am and noon depending on the number of classes and the morning activities. 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 for your children that are free of nuts.
Bit Space will provide an afternoon snack for campers.

Late Pickup
Camp ends at 4:00pm. Aftercare provisions can be registered for at the time of camp registration. Aftercare is provided from 4:00-6:00 pm.

We know work schedules and crazy Chicago traffic can be a challenge; we will always give you a 20 minute buffer and one “Get Out of Jail Free Card” if you arrive over 20 minutes late. Subsequent late pickups (after 4:20pm, or 6:20pm for register aftercare customers) will be charged at a rate of $50 an hour.

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.