Welcome to Maker Camp!

Welcome to Maker Camp 2021!

We are excited to launch a whole new Maker Camp experience for 2021. Newly updated and rebuilt from the ground up, Maker Camp 2021 offers a flexible structure that makes it easy for anyone to host a Maker Camp. Join us to learn about all the exciting offerings for this summer.
  • Explore 7 new Maker Camp Adventure Themes for 2021!
  • Check out over 100 projects that you can curate our own Maker Camp experience from.
  • Discover our new Learning Management System and see all it can do!
  • Get a sneak peek at the great new materials and kits we're featuring this summer!
  • Learn great ways to communicate and stay in touch all summer long!
  • Get tips for making your Maker Camp an amazing experience for campers!
PLUS, we'll officially announce our 2021 FEATURED MAKERS! This year's Maker Camp is bigger and better than ever before. So jot down your questions, bring your favorite project to share, and grab a cup of coffee. It's time to get excited because Maker Camp is here! Haven't registered yet? No problem. There's still time. Visit makercamp.com to register for FREE!

Tips & Tricks for Better YouTube Thumbnails

Are your Maker skills top-notch, but feel like you don't know where to start when it comes to presenting your work to the online crowd?

Perhaps you are a killer YouTuber (or an aspiring one!) and always get right to the end of a project and realize you have no idea what to do for your video thumbnail? Good presentation skills go hand in hand with Making (and so much more), and being able to create a strong thumbnail is the first step to doing that project/presentation/video justice! In this workshop, we will walk you through the design process; from how to come up with a strong idea for your thumbnail to properly communicate your message (including important art theory concepts!) to photography tips and tricks for shooting your own footage, all the way through using Adobe Photoshop (or comparable photo editing design software of your choice) to create an interesting, easy to understand, visually compelling thumbnail! Come along and learn how to give your thumbnails an upgrade! (Note: While Adobe Photoshop is not required for this workshop and most of the skills and concepts taught can be applied and used in any photo editing software, please note that some tips and skills will be Photoshop specific and finding the equivalent tool in other software may require additional research.)