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Drone Innovation Camp


with Donald Sweeper

Calendar Jun 10, 2024 at 9 am

Our drone camp is a unique and exciting opportunity for students to learn about programing drones for autonomous flight. Over the course of one week, students will work with Tello drones and use a variety of tools and technologies to design and build attachments for their drones.

Students will learn the basics of drone programming, including how to write code to control the drones' movement and perform various tasks. They will also learn about the use of sensors and other technologies to enable the drones to navigate and make decisions on their own.

Students will use computer-aided design (CAD) software to design attachments for their drones. This may include things like payload baskets for carrying candy or other small items, or custom-designed landing gear to improve the drones' stability.

Students will use 3D printing technology to bring their creations to life. They will learn about the 3D printing process and how to set up and operate a 3D printer, as well as how to troubleshoot any issues that may arise.

Throughout the camp, students will have the opportunity to test and refine their drones and attachments, working together in small teams to solve problems and achieve their goals. By the end of the week, they will have gained a solid understanding of drone programming and design, as well as hands-on experience with 3D printing technology.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 4 payments of $76.25, paid every two weeks.

The Art of Upcycled Jewelry


with Carrie Beach

Calendar Jun 17, 2024 at 9 am

Did you know that diamonds, jewels, and precious metals are dug out of dirt and mud before they are made beautiful by craftspeople?

Come spend a week learning to turn common recyclable items into beautiful jewelry. We will be learning how to turn items such as newspapers, water bottles, DVDs, and other common items into different jewelry components. At the end of the week, each participant will be challenged to create a piece of jewelry using their new skills.

Grades 6 to 12.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 2 payments of $97.50, paid every four weeks.

The Film Academy at Mixxer Community Makerspace


with Tracy Misner

Calendar Jun 17, 2024 at 10 am, runs for 1 week

Learn to get paid for doing work that you love!

In this program, students will learn how to shoot and edit video to tell powerful stories. This program also teaches students how to monetize their work. The Film Academy at Mixxer is led by Tracy Misner, award winning educator and film maker with over 15 years of teaching experience. Many of his students are now working in film and broadcast industries, and many are now self-employed as successful film makers.

This program is held Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 3:00pm, June 17 to 21, 2024.

Students will learn:

● Establish a YouTube Channel (designed to host and share your productions)

● Video editing on Final Cut Pro

● Camera composition on professional film cameras ● Camera composition on iPhone

● How to transfer footage

● How to acquire professional sound

● How to do voice-overs

● How to/and understand Foley production

● How to conduct an interview

● How to use light

● How to use green screen

● How to tell a story

● How to use your skills in a social media setting

● How to monetize your production/skill set

● How to produce a sustainable business plan

● How to understand financial literacy (taught by Piedmont Federal Bank)

● How to plan your financial well-being even if your income is not steady

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 8 payments of $72.22, paid weekly. Final payment of $72.24.

Introduction to Fashion Design


with Maddy Carlson

Calendar Jun 24, 2024 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Students unleash their creativity as they learn the fashion design process in this week-long camp! They will gain experience in designing, basic sewing, pattern making, textile design, culminating in a final outfit. By the end of the week, students will have experienced the whole fashion design process just as a real fashion designer!

Grades 6 to 12.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 5 payments of $61.00, paid every two weeks.

Computer Coding with Scratch and Makey Makey


with Carrie Beach

Calendar Jul 8, 2024 at 9 am

Do you like video games? We will be creating a video game using Scratch and designing/building a controller for the game using a Makey Makey invention kit. Participants will learn the basics of game design, block coding, and will be challenged to invent a unique controller for their game.

Grades 6 to 12.

Makey Makey kits will be available for purchase for $55 if students would like to continue to explore after this program.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 3 payments of $65.00, paid every four weeks.

Corrugreatness Construction


with Carrie Beach

Calendar Jul 15, 2024 at 9 am

Would you like to learn new ways to build interesting and fun projects? 

Cardboard is one of the most available, low-cost, and easy to work with materials for building interesting things. Come learn to measure, cut and connect cardboard in ways that will give you new ideas how to use the material.  We will be practicing measuring, learning tool safety, and trying new cardboard techniques.  We will even explore computer aided design (CAD) and laser cutting. Campers will build a desktop storage container, make texture art, and create a project of their choosing that uses their new knowledge.Grades 6 to 12.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 3 payments of $65.00, paid every four weeks.

Video Game Design with Godot 4


with Brendyn Miller

Calendar Jul 22, 2024 at 9 am

Title: Introduction to Video Game Design with Godot 4

Class Description:

Welcome to the exciting world of video game design! In this course, students will embark on a journey to explore the fundamentals of game development using the powerful Godot 4 game engine. This class is designed for beginners who are eager to learn the ropes of game design and create their own interactive experiences.

Course Highlights:

Godot 4 Basics:

Operating System Features:

Game Design Principles:

Introduction to Side Scroller Games:

Godot Scripting Language:

Asset Management:

Project-based Learning:

Troubleshooting and Debugging:

Publishing Your Game:

By the end of this course, students will not only have a solid understanding of Godot 4 and basic game design principles but will also have created their own side-scrolling game ready to be shared with the gaming community. Get ready to unleash your creativity and bring your game ideas to life!

Grades 6 to 12.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 3 payments of $65.00, paid every four weeks.

Introduction to Computer Programming in Java


with ByteSize Learning

Calendar Jul 29, 2024 at 9 am

Start your journey into automation and script creation with Java. This introductory course teaches the basics of programming, including boolean logic, control structures, data types, and loops, providing students with the tools to create their own Java programs.

Enhance your Java programming skills by creating games and interactive projects. With the knowledge gained from the fundamentals, students can unleash their creativity and take their Java abilities to the next level."

Grades 6 to 12.

Payment plan available: $25 deposit plus 3 payments of $65.00, paid every four weeks.

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