Imagine a summer where kids will stretch their creativity and knowledge through building, exploring, testing, tinkering, creating and sharing.  Our one-of a kind camps will ignite imaginations, build skills, and give kids a springboard to be creators and makers.  

This summer, ReCreate is excited to have been selected as the EXCLUSIVE Maker Corps Host Site in the Greater Sacramento Area , for the second year in a row!  The Maker Education Initiative helps organizations like ReCreate increase our capacity to engage youth and families in making.  Through this program with the Maker Education Initiative, and with a grant from Cognizant, ReCreate has a full offering of maker camps and activities at camp fees much lower than we could offer them otherwise.  We offer a limited number of camp scholarships based on need.  You can apply here, if needed.

Our camps inspire creativity, tinkering and hands-on project-making by using our reuse materials in conjunction with some nifty new additions.  Our Maker Camps are hands-on exploration in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM).


Fairy Garden Camp July 6th - 8th
Build your own fairy garden to take home.   Just like Tinker Bell, our camp will show you how to turn something ordinary into something magical!  Construct a fairy home, plan and build a magical fairy garden.   Gardens will be built with "no water" flowers so that your fairy garden is sure to always look beautiful.    Ages 7 to 12, 9am to noon, Location:  ReCreate Eco-Art Center

fairy garden at night

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The Great Cardboard Challenge Camp          July 11th - 15th
Did you ever see the video about that kid Caine who built an arcade out of cardboard?  We believe you can create magic with just some cardboard, doodads and tape.  Join us for a wild making and building week of fun.  By Friday you'll be a Cardboard Building Ninja!   This year we’ll be making a large collaborative cardboard creation with lights and sound!  With your imagination and a bit of cardboard…the sky’s the limit! 
Ages 8- 12, M-F 8:30am to 2:30pm, Bring your own lunch and snack. Location, Stoneridge Elementary

 

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Robot Petting Zoo         July 18th - 22nd
Are Robotic Sheep Friendly?  Join us for a week of animatronic exploration and find out!  Most Robotic classes won’t give you the opportunity to give your robot a personality, but this camp is different.  You’ll create your own robotic animal, using the Scratch programming language to set-up sensors, add sounds, and create motion with servo motors – so that your animal reacts to being fed.   You’ll learn about coding, electronics and physical prototyping while building an amazing interactive robotic pet.  What kind of animal will you make?  The Robot Petting zoo will be open on the last afternoon of camp for family and friends to see and enjoy.
Ages 10-14, M-F 8:30am to 2:30pm, Bring your own lunch and snack. Location, Stoneridge Elementary