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Adventures and Trails

This year, we have organized projects into seven Adventures for your campers to explore. Each covers a core topic common to Maker Camp. Those Adventures are further broken out into themed Trails that campers can follow to build their skills. Each Trail has a variety of related step-by-step Projects provided by our Featured Makers or pulled from the archives of Make: and CRAFT: magazines.

You can complete Projects in the order presented in the Trail or just pick the ones that appeal to you. You have complete freedom to use all the content in whatever way works best for your Maker Camp, mixing and matching based on camper interest, available materials, or time. We wanted to offer the greatest possible flexibility,

All Projects are marked by time needed to complete the project, the appropriate ages for each project, and the incoming skill level needed for the project (novice, intermediate, proficient, or advanced). These are guidelines provided by the Makers. You are welcome to adapt the Projects as needed to fit your needs or the needs of your campers.

You can use our category checkboxes to select your projects or drill down further with our search feature. Use the Favorites button to keep track of the Adventures and Projects you plan to use. For more on using our project library system, see Using LearnDash.

Arts & Crafts

Get hands-on and channel your creativity and innovation.


  • Making Magic

  • CRAFT Flashback

Back to Basics

A new take on “home economics.”


  • Invention Craft

  • Homegrown

Coding & Computers

Control computers and more with the power of code


  • Virtual Robots

  • Code Adventure with Arduino

  • Invention with Code


Get creative with circuits and electronics.


  • Hacking Circuits

  • Circuits Scouts

  • Circuit Inventors

eTextiles & Wearables

Merge technology and fashion to make creations you can really wear.


  • Storytelling with Fashion

  • Using Circuits in Fashion

  • Using Elements of Fashion Design

  • Design Challenges

  • Exhibiting Student Work


Explore 3D printing, laser cutting and other creative high-tech projects.


  • Designing Online

  • 3D Printing

  • Laser Cutting


Science, technology, engineering, art, math, and MAKING!


  • Creative Kitchen

  • Upcycled STEM

Maker Camp June 18, 2021
Maker Camp is a do-it-yourself online resource to help leaders like you organize a summer camp that engages children in making. Our goal is to provide you and your campers with the inspiration and the helpful resources, along with many possible projects to fit a wide range of interests and abilities. The idea is to focus on making as a playful, social activity. Maker Camp provides enough support for anyone to get started. Making provides experiences that help children become self-directed learners and good problem-solvers.