Maker Camp, sponsored by MAKE magazine, is a summer camp with a focus on using science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) to create, build, and discover. Golden Gate Learning Center integrates history & culture to bring those projects to life. Every day Mini Makers & Maker Campers learn about Makers of the past while becoming the Makers of the future.  Campers rotate by age group every day to all four Maker Camp components: Engineering, Tech Lab, Art Exploration & ReCreation.



Mini Makers
Entering K-1st Grade

Mini Makers are perfect innovators; they haven't learned all the shoulds of the world yet. As they Make, they experiment with the conclusions they've been reaching since the day they were born. We Make sure their picture of normal isn't boring. A 6:1 camper-to-staff ratio lets us carefully guide them among the myriad possibilities.

Maker Campers
Entering 2nd-6th Grade

Having sized up the world a few more years, Little Makers are more prone to surprise; our plan is to do just that! Whether it's with wires, gears or glue, we help them Make connections they didn't know existed. We keep a comfortable 8:1 camper-to-staff ratio so these makers have all the help they need to succeed.


Typical Day at Camp

8:00-9:00 AM  optional before care
9:00-9:15 AM   arrival & opening assembly
9:15-10:15 AM   1st Component: Engineering*
10:15-10:30 AM   snack break (provided)
10:30-11:30 PM   2nd Component: ReCreation*
11:30-1:00 PM   lunch & free time outdoors
(bring your own)
1:00-2:00 PM   3rd Component: Art Exploration*
2:00-3:00 PM   4th Component: Technology Lab*
3:00-5:00 PM  optional after care
**3:00-4:00 PM   Fridays only - Parent Presentations
*Rotation order varies by age group.
**Parent Presentations are Fridays 3:00 each week.


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