Camp Checklist

Every site has its own needs and desires, and of course, each Maker Camp experience will be very different depending on the choices you make. But this list should help to get you started.

Checklist:

  • Decide how to get kids signed up to be a part of your camp.

  • Determine if you will divvy up your summer into week-long sessions or single drop-in programs.

  • Use official Maker Camp Digital Assets to reach out to your community and promote Maker Camp at your site.

  • Update your website with information for interested campers like program times, ages welcome, and details on how to take part.

  • Create a web page or blog for your Maker Camp or organization.

  • Select what Adventures, Trails and Projects you plan to share with your campers.

  • Collect items for reuse by creative campers.

  • Order supplies you can’t freely find.

  • Gear up to document camp with photos, videos, notebooks, binders, or online sites.

  • Connect to other Maker Camp Community Partners like your own or which are nearby through the Maker Camp Community Group.

Also make sure you have:

  • An Internet connection to access makercamp.com

  • Computer, phone, tablet that can run the Maker Camp site (www.makercamp.com), YouTube, etc.

  • A large screen or projector and speakers to watch videos together as a group if you choose to access our video archive.

  • Computers for your campers to use, if available.

 

Now that you’ve got the basics read on for more details, starting with Planning Your Camp.

Camp Checklist

Camp Checklist

Every site has its own needs and desires, and of course, each Maker Camp experience will be very different depending on the choices you make. But this list should help to get you started.

Checklist:

  • Decide how to get kids signed up to be a part of your camp.

  • Determine if you will divvy up your summer into week-long sessions or single drop-in programs.

  • Use official Maker Camp Digital Assets to reach out to your community and promote Maker Camp at your site.

  • Update your website with information for interested campers like program times, ages welcome, and details on how to take part.

  • Create a web page or blog for your Maker Camp or organization.

  • Select what Adventures, Trails and Projects you plan to share with your campers.

  • Collect items for reuse by creative campers.

  • Order supplies you can’t freely find.

  • Gear up to document camp with photos, videos, notebooks, binders, or online sites.

  • Connect to other Maker Camp Community Partners like your own or which are nearby through the Maker Camp Community Group.

Also make sure you have:

  • An Internet connection to access makercamp.com

  • Computer, phone, tablet that can run the Maker Camp site (www.makercamp.com), YouTube, etc.

  • A large screen or projector and speakers to watch videos together as a group if you choose to access our video archive.

  • Computers for your campers to use, if available.

 

Now that you’ve got the basics read on for more details, starting with Planning Your Camp.

Please Note

Your safety is your own responsibility, including proper use of equipment and safety gear, and determining whether you have adequate skill and experience. Power tools, electricity, and other resources used for these projects are dangerous, unless used properly and with adequate precautions, including safety gear and adult supervision. Some illustrative photos do not depict safety precautions or equipment, in order to show the project steps more clearly. Use of the instructions and suggestions found in Maker Camp is at your own risk. Maker Media, Inc., disclaims all responsibility for any resulting damage, injury, or expense.