$50 – $225

February Vacation Camp (ages 7+)

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128 Main Street

Biddeford, ME 04005

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OUR S.T.E.A.M. CAMPS ARE CREATIVE FUN

Engine’s Makers Camp: February 2019 invites curious, aspiring young artists, designers, engineers, and scientists ages 7+ to think, explore, and create outside the box. Our maker education emphasizes the act of hands-on experimentation; thinking, tinkering, learning how and why things work through a series of fun and creative projects that promote innovation and creativity. Engine’s S.T.E.A.M. initiative combines science, technology, engineering, art, and math into one balanced week of activities to inspire a well-rounded maker.


AGES: Our age bracket is a suggested 7+. Some older kids do well with the younger kids and like to assist the instructor with the younger kids. Some younger kids might need to wait a year. We usually address the lower and upper ends on a case-by-case basis.


FULL COST: $225 per full week or $50 per day.

EARLY-BIRD SPECIAL: $200 per full week and $40 per day if you sign up by January 1, 2019. Discount will be available when you click the green TICKETS button.

SLIDING SCALE is also available. All of our youth programs operate on a flexible fee policy called a Sliding Scale so any child can participate. Here's how to use it:

  • Consult the guidelines here to determine what to pay.
  • Use the appropriate PROMO CODE from the bottom of the chart based on your household size/income.
  • Select TICKETS on our Eventbrite page.
  • You'll see an ENTER PROMOTIONAL CODE in the upper right hand corner after you click TICKETS.
  • Enter the appropriate PROMO CODE, for example, 75PERCENT.
  • Select the session(s) you want your youngster to attend
  • Your discount will be reflected immediately.

If you have any trouble, please contact us at 207-370-9130.

OTHER FINANCIAL DISCOUNTS. If the sliding scale still doesn't fit your financial situation, please contact Dana Wissmiller at Engine. We'll try our best to make it work for you.


MONDAY: BUILD IT!

Makers will spend the morning in the wood shop hammering nails to create string art. We will make rubber band shooters, and an Art Bot! We will discuss and decide on our theme for our Cardboard City and possibly even start building.

  • Nail and String Art- in the woodshop (am)
  • Rubber Band Shooter
  • Art Bot
  • Cardboard Creation Day 1

TUESDAY: TECHNOLOGY IN THE FAB LAB

Learn the basics of TinkerCad and explore the options of 3-D printing technology. Learn how electrical currents work and create an animation using clay and stop motion!

  • 3D Printing
  • Gadget Ready Gloves
  • Graphite Circuits
  • Stop Motion Claymation

WEDNESDAY: ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS

Explore how paper is made, create your own scratchboard, and use common household ingredients to make crystals grow!

  • Handmade Paper
  • Scratchboard Etching
  • Crystal Creatures

THURSDAY: MAKE IT YOURSELF

Makers will make handmade paint to go along with the paper they made on Wednesday. We will learn how to cast using hot glue, make rainbow slime and make and plant our very own chia pet!

  • Hot Glue Casting
  • Handmade Paint
  • Homemade Chia Pets
  • Rainbow Slime

FRIDAY: COLOR!

The last day of camp is all about color! Makers will add COLOR to the collaborative cardboard city they’ve been working on all week. Makers will make colorful marbled papers, a pendulum painting, and an edible piece of art. Parents are invited to come from 3:30-4:30pm to for a studio tour and to see all we’ve made in a week!

  • Shaving Cream Marbled Paper
  • Pendulum Painting
  • Crushed Candy Stained Glass

CANCELLATION POLICY

Please be sure to read our Payment & Cancellation Policy here.

Your payment or reservation doesn't guarantee that the program will run. We do reserve the right to cancel a program if we cannot meet our financial minimums. We're dependent on meeting those minimums as a nonprofit, through a variety of price points and/or philanthropy. Thank you for your understanding.


INSTRUCTOR BIO

Erinn Conn is a maker and educator-turned-STEAM-enthusiast. She holds a BA in Studio Fine Arts with a concentration in Graphic Design from Montclair State University and a Maine State Art Teaching Certification. Erinn has worked as a corporate artist for two Fortune 500 companies and taught art in the Public School System. She has been making and teaching art in one way or another for over 15 years. Erinn resides in Portland.



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