$300 – $2,000

Summer STEAM Explorers - Maker Camp

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Moonlighter Makerspace

2041 Northwest 1st Place

Miami, FL 33127

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This Summer, Makers will Journey from Deep Sea to Deep Space!

Our Jouney begins at the depths of the ocean, emerges on the land, and end in the depths of outer space. We will explore how to build solutions for a changing world, and imagine a closer relationship to the sea. We'll re-think some of the systems and infrastructures of our world to solve some of Earth's biggest challenges, and we'll design our plans for the exploration and colonoization of other planets in Space. Your young makers will learn about design thinking, the scientific method, and engineering basics. They will learn hands-on with real experiments, design their ideas on open source coding environments, 3D modelling and CAD software, and build their prototypes with 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC milling, and other digital fabrication technologies. These experiences build creative confidence, equips kids with very valuable 21st-century skills, and exposes them to educational concepts that prepare them for their future as a global citizen. Each week, there is a new set of projects and challenges for your young ones to create a solution for. Let them unleash their imaginations and build prototypes for the designs of the future!

General Information:

  • Ages 7-12 (Certain Exceptions Possible)

  • Monday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm (Earliest Drop off 8:30am)

  • Optional After Camp Activities Available 3:00pm - 6:00pm for $50/Week

  • All Materials Included

  • Daily Snacks Included

  • Campers must bring their own lunch or pay $10/Day for Sub Sandwich Combo

  • Call 305.699.2041 or Email info@moonlighter.co to purchase single day(s)

Early bird promotional pricing available for a limited time, Use Promo Code: EARLYBIRD

For families registering two or more children, Use Promo Code: MAKERFAMILY

*Orders using this code for only one child registration will be cancelled and refunded.


Week 1 | June 11-15 | Ocean Architecture

How do we design under water architectures for living, working, and playing in s safe and sustainable way? We'll learn about structures that exist today that are re-evaluating our relationship with the ocean and design ideas for a future under water.

Week 2 | June 18-22 | Water Tech

How do we harness the power of the ocean to generate the power for our new underwater civilizations? We'll explore the world of circuits and coding to sense our environment - and create gadgets that help us live with water.

Week 3 | June 25-29 | Biomimicry

The extremely diverse life under water has adapted over millions of years to their environment. We can use their design as inspiration for our own structures and systems to help us adapt to life under the sea.

Week 4 | July 2-6 | Eco-Design

Exploring how we can recycle plastics locally to create new products with these materials in order to prevent them from ending up in our oceans!

Week 5 | July 9-13 | Design in Extreme Environments

The Earth is an ever changing environment - both plentiful and giving, and powerful and unforgiving. We will learn about how different societies have designed their structures and cities to live in harmony with their environments and protect their citizens from the raw forces of the elements of nature.

Week 6 | July 16-20 | Upcycled Wearables

Reimagining materials and building devices to create wearable technologies that help us thrive in a variety of environments.

Week 7 | July 23-27 | Innovating Transportation

One of the most important aspects of our daily lives is how we get to everywhere we need to go. Transportation affects the way we live, work and play - it changes how we receive our goods, and how we interact with one another. We'll explore sustainable ways of getting around that improve our cities and our lives.

Week 8 | July 30-Aug 3 | Origami Architecture

We will imagine the spaces of the future as we colonize different moons and planets. We'll look at origami for inspiration on designing compact, transportable, and durable habitations for our travels!

Week 9 | Aug 6-10 | Gizmos and Gadgets

In space, we'll need to rely on programs, sensors, and other instruments to help us survive. We'll build electronic tools that make outer space a bit more safe and comfortable for us humans.

Week 10 | Aug 13-17 | Future of Food

What is the future of food? We'll learn about healthy nutrition and explore different ways to grow, prepare, store, and cook food in a far away planet.


What is Moonlighter Makerspace?

Moonlighter is a membership based-digital fabrication lab, creative co-working space, and STEAM learning center in the Wynwood Arts District. It features a range of digital fabrication equipment like 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC routers , sewing machines, circuits and more to help people of all ages build (almost anything) they can imagine. Moonlighter has won multiple awards for their unique approach to innovation and education. Their programs have reached over 3,000 students, over 15 schools, and has partnered with wonderful local institutions like the Frost Science Museum, The Bass Museum, The Wolfsonian Museum, ArtCenter South Florida, The Bakehouse Art Complex, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami Dade College, Mano Americas, The Downtown Development Authority, and more. They have been featured on NBC6, The Miami Herald, Metropolis Magazine, The New Tropic, The New Times, and Telemundo, and had been invited to the White House for the initial Nation of Makers Conference in 2016, organizing maker spaces from across the country to help their communities learn and build the innovations that drive our future. Our programs are highly rated and you can learn more about our previous camps here.

What are the camp hours?

The camps run Monday through Friday (Excluding Independence Day Holiday) 9am-3pm. Earliest drop off time is 8:30am. An optional late pickup fee of $50 per week (or $10/day) can be added for activities from 3pm-6pm.

What ages are allowed to participate in the camp?

Kids from 7-12 are all welcome to join, certain exceptions can be made if contacted in advance.

Who will be leading the camp?

Tom Pupo and Daisy Nodal are the Co-Founders of Moonlighter Makerspace. After earning their Masters of Architecture from Florida International University, they taught at the SOA Design Studio for two years before opening Moonlighter. They now create one-of-a-kind STEAM educational experiences via workshops, camps, field trips and events, where they introduce all ages to the latest technologies available. Other successful educational programs they produce include Miami Dade College Continuing Education Summer Program and Maker Camp at Doral Conservatory of the Arts and Spring Camp STEAM Sessions at the BASS Museum. As strong advocates of the Maker Movement, they believe that hands-on learning is not only the most effective, but the most inspiring in the development of a child. The making of a thing is the evidence of the lesson learned. Jon Cruz and Victoria Gonzalez will be Assistant Instructors, along with our robust team of interns.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, simply email any changes to info@moonlighter.co

Do students need pior experience?

No, students will be introduced to all the basic concepts in the camp(s).

Is lunch provided?

No, students must bring their own lunches, or parents can leave money for the child to order food. $50/week or $10 per day.

Does my child have to bring anything?

All materials are provided and they get to keep their creations at the end of the camp. If they have a tablet or a laptop, they are encouraged to bring it so they can work on their designs on their own device.

Are camps refundable/transferable?

If you change your mind no later than one week before the camp start date, you will receive a full refund. Alternatively, you can transfer your registration to another child by emailing the contact information to info@moonlighter.co.

Is there a dress code?

Closed toe shoes are a requirement. Pants are recommended. We suggest that you don't have them wear clothes that can't get dirty (even though most materials used are washable and aprons are provided.)

What are the safety procedures?

Your children will be introduced to the safe methods of using all tools. They will be provided with protective eyewear, gloves, aprons, and ear protection if/when necessary. There are 3 first aid kits and 3 fire extinguishers on premesis. All parents must sign a safety waiver. There is a sign in/out sheet that must be signed by authorized parent/guardian each day.

Can I contact you with any more questions?

Yes, you can reach us directly at 305.699.2041 or email info@moonlighter.co

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