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.
For the third year, ReCreate has been selected as the EXCLUSIVE Maker Corps Host Site in the Greater Sacramento Area! 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 are proud to be accepting applications for a limited number of camp scholarships based on need. You can apply here.
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).
Turn your one of a kind style into your own fashion extravaganza. Fashion designers will visit and inspire students to create their own fashion pieces. Learn how to operate a sewing machine. Create a conductive sewing project – one that lights up! Upcycle an old shirt or dress into a new favorite outfit. On the last day of camp, students will put on their own fashion runway show.
Ages 11 – 14, from 8:30am to 2:30pm, Location: ReCreate in Roseville
Did you ever see the video about that kid Caine who built a whole 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 make a large collaborative cardboard creation with lights and sound as well! With your imagination and a bit of cardboard…the sky’s the limit!
Ages 8- 13, Location: Stoneridge Elementary
How do the professionals design the things we use every day? Learn how to design and set up computer files for Laser cutting and 3-D printing. If you can imagine it, you can create it. The best part is that you'll get to watch it print—and then take it home!
Ages 11 – 14, Location: Eich Middle School 8:30-2:30
Join us for a week of animatronic exploration! Most Robotic classes won’t give you the opportunity to give a robot a personality, but this camp is different. You’ll create an robotic animal, using the Scratch programming 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. The Robot Petting zoo will be open on the last afternoon of camp for family and friends to see and enjoy. Ages 9-14, M-F 8:30am to 2:30pm, Bring your own lunch and snack. Location, Eich Middle School
Spend a week at ReCreate, Girl Scout style. Explore your inner Innovator as you design your own signature style for your space. Whether that space is your bedroom, bonus room, locker or your campsite, you will learn some fun ways to add flair to function (or just fun stuff) with some technological surprises. Plus, you get to use ReCreate’s cool tools and surprising supplies to make your projects to be as unique as you are. M-F, July 31 - August 4, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM. Brownies and Juniors: Entering 4th - 6th Grade. Bring a snack and sack lunch, along with your reusable water bottle. Location: ReCreate.