Summer Camp

Have a blast at our summer camp, the perfect combination of hands-on structured activities, and free time to play outside!

Day-long summer camp is available for rising 3rd-5th grade students for the weeks of August 8-12 and 22-26.

Morning activities at The Hacktory will feature a fun project for participants to make that explores fundamental concepts of science, design, engineering, fabrication, and art. Afternoons will be spent at Smith Playground, sliding on the slide, playing outside on the huge playscape, exploring the wilderness retreat center, or playing inside in one of the many theme rooms.

Daily schedule:

  • 8:00-9:00 am Early Drop Off (available for an additional $60 per week)
  • 9:00-12:00 pm Hands-on STEM activity + cleanup time
  • 12:00-12:30 pm Lunch (participants must bring their own)
  • 12:30-1:30 pm Travel to Smith Playground via¬†public transportation
  • 1:30-4:00 pm Unstructured time to play at Smith Playground
  • 4:00-5:00 pm Travel back to The Hacktory for pick up
  • 5:00-6:00 pm Late Pick Up (available for an additional $60 per week)

If you have any questions, please email

Registration fees are as follows:
Before April 1: $350 per week
Before June 1: $375 per week
Before July 1: $400 per week

Register Here

Programming Summer Camp for rising 6-8th grade students
August 14-18, 1-5 pm daily, $200 + $60 materials fee

*new dates added for 8/28-8/31*
This camp will provide a fun crash course in programming a Raspberry Pi, the powerful mini-computing platform using the Python programming language. Participants will learn the basics about how to create a Game Boy emulator with their Raspberry Pi, and get real games to run on it. Along with programming, campers will customize a housing design for their Game Boy, and 3D print it or fabricate it themselves with tools at The Hacktory. Participants will be encouraged to investigate other projects they could use their Raspberry Pi for as well, and will get one-on-one help and guidance from program instructors in how to take the next step to build a project they come up with on their own.
Register here.