Maker Camp for Teens 2023

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Maker Camp for Teens 2023

Come join us for this five session MAKER CAMP for TEENS where exciting, hands-on projects will be the flavor of the day! Ages 11-18.

By Autism Society SE WI

When and where

Date and time

June 20 · 3pm - July 25 · 5pm CDT


Betty Brinn Children's Museum 929 East Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI 53202

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event


3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

June 20: Journal Making

Set up and create a personalized journal that will be used to capture all of your experiments, learning and notes! We will be using tools and working together to create your own personalized special ...

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

June 27: Robart

Participants will learn about circuitry while designing and building their own art-generating robot.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

July 11: Paperbots

Participants can experiment with the creative design process by making mini robots using just a small motor and paper.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

July 18: How Does it Work?

Participants will further explore electricity by using real tools to dissect old electronics and learn about their functions.

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

July 25: Exhibit Design

With the design experience from the previous sessions, participants will be able to combine familiar materials to design their own museum exhibit.

About this event

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Be a Maker this summer! Come join us for this five session MAKER CAMP for TEENS where exciting, hands-on projects will enable participants to create and solve some design challenges. Presented in collaboration between the Autism Society of SE WI and Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, these classes will be tailored for individuals aged 11 – 18 on the Autism Spectrum.

We want to make this camp a success for participants and for everyone to have a good time. Adult assistance will be provided for every two participants, and the camp will be limited to 20 registered attendees so classes allow for opportunity to interact, form connections and get support if needed for the great projects being built. Participants must be able to attend to the tasks and may require some support. If your teen requires 1:1 assistance to participate and engage in the activities, this will need to be provided by the family for the entirety of participation.

What are we Doing? Please see our schedule in the Agenda, below! All camps run from 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please be sure to note the camp dates.

Camps will run for two hours. There will be a 30 minute “direct instruction” component in the activity with 90 minutes of exploration and application time with “brain breaks” given during each session. Each session will focus on a new and exciting project with the skills and critical thinking processes being used in a final, culminating project to design an exhibit.

The intended audience: Pre-Teen and Teen participants, aged 11-18 who are members of the Autism Society will be given preferential registration. Non-members may register after the camp registration has been open for two weeks.

 Member Price: $85.00.

SELECT MEMBER for ticket type if you are a Member of the Autism Society SE WI.

 Non-Member Price: $95.00.

This event may qualify for Waiver Support. Participants, check with your CLTS coordinator to find out if this camp can be covered. Contact the Membership Coordinator at the Autism Society SE WI for additional information or if you require assistance with this at 414-988-1261 or

• Use code: WAIVER to register for this camp using Waiver Dollars

Interested in becoming a member of the Autism Society SE WI? Please visit our membership page to complete the process. Yearly membership costs can be covered by CLTS/IRIS and the savings you receive cover the cost of Membership!

Please Note: If 1:1 assistance is required for participants to engage in the activities, this will need to be provided by the family for the entirety of participation in the camp. Parents not required to saty unless 1:1 assistance is needed.

Frequently asked questions

What if my child has fine motor difficulties? Can they still participate?
My child requires bathrooming assistance. Is this available?
My child may need assistance to regulate, or a space to take a break. Is this available?
How many people will be in the museum during the camp?
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