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.

Trails:

  • Making Magic

  • CRAFT Flashback

Back to Basics

A new take on “home economics.”

Trails:

  • Invention Craft

  • Homegrown

Coding & Computers

Control computers and more with the power of code

Trails:

  • Virtual Robots

  • Code Adventure with Arduino

  • Invention with Code

Electronics

Get creative with circuits and electronics.

Trails:

  • Hacking Circuits

  • Circuits Scouts

  • Circuit Inventors

eTextiles & Wearables

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

Trails:

  • Storytelling with Fashion

  • Using Circuits in Fashion

  • Using Elements of Fashion Design

  • Design Challenges

  • Exhibiting Student Work

Fabrication

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

Trails:

  • Designing Online

  • 3D Printing

  • Laser Cutting

STEAM

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

Trails:

  • Creative Kitchen

  • Upcycled STEM

Adventures and Trails

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.

Trails:

  • Making Magic

  • CRAFT Flashback

Back to Basics

A new take on “home economics.”

Trails:

  • Invention Craft

  • Homegrown

Coding & Computers

Control computers and more with the power of code

Trails:

  • Virtual Robots

  • Code Adventure with Arduino

  • Invention with Code

Electronics

Get creative with circuits and electronics.

Trails:

  • Hacking Circuits

  • Circuits Scouts

  • Circuit Inventors

eTextiles & Wearables

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

Trails:

  • Storytelling with Fashion

  • Using Circuits in Fashion

  • Using Elements of Fashion Design

  • Design Challenges

  • Exhibiting Student Work

Fabrication

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

Trails:

  • Designing Online

  • 3D Printing

  • Laser Cutting

STEAM

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

Trails:

  • Creative Kitchen

  • Upcycled STEM

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.