We’re airing out our sleeping bags and dusting off our duffel bags for a six-week trip deep into making. Monday, July 16th is the first day of Maker Camp at Google+.

Unlike other camps for teens, this is one where educators can tag along too! So whether you’re a kid or an adult, come down to the mess hall daily, hang out in our virtual arts-and-crafts yurt, play along with our campers, and get ideas for projects to do with your kids this summer or next year.

How it works

Maker Camp is a virtual summer camp for teens, with a focus on creating, building, and DIY-ing. It’s free and open to all, and runs from July 16th through August 24th.

  • Each weekday morning, a new project will be introduced by an expert camp counselor who will walk campers through the steps to build the project. Materials lists will be posted in advance so campers have time to find supplies for the next day’s project.
  • Each afternoon, campers can join the camp counselor in a Hangout on G+ to talk about the project and look at photos campers have submitted.
  • Every Friday, we’ll be taking campers on epic “field trips” via a G+ Hangout!

Every day has a theme!

  • Maker Monday
  • Tinkering Tuesday
  • Weird Science Wednesday
  • Theoretical Thursday
  • Field Trip Friday

How teens can join in

Maker Camp is all about interactivity and participation! Teens can be ready for the first day of Maker Camp by building their profile on G+ today and adding MAKE to their circles. Once they’re on G+, they can interact with friends and other campers and follow along with Maker Camp’s daily projects. Then show their creations with photos and videos!

Camp starts Monday, July 16th!

For more details go to: makezine.com/go/makercamp or print out these posters:

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2 Responses to Maker Camp on Google+ : 30 awesome projects in 30 days

  1. I WANT the plans for that building!