Clubhouse Camps

The Clubhouse Network is excited to bring our engaging Clubhouse Camps to YOUR organization. Clubhouse Camps are week-long summer workshops for children featuring hands-on technology for learners of all skill levels. Children will learn STEAM concepts as well as collaboration skills that they’ll use throughout their life. Our programs are intended for children 8 and older and work best with those 14 and younger.

To host a Clubhouse Camp, please contact

Stephanie Rosario, Catalyst Program Manager · (617) 318 – 3457

We look forward to working with you!

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Program Costs

Camp fees are $130* per child. This includes the following:

  • An instructor from 9 am – 12 pm, Monday – Friday
  • All Supplies for projects
  • A creative, fun 5-day curriculum designed to engage youth

*The Clubhouse Network is committed to increasing access to technology and skill-building. If the cost of participation presents a barrier to your organization or the children you serve, please contact Stephanie Rosario at

Camp Options

Camp 1: Glowing Circuit Creatures

Design an imagined stuffed creature that glows with programmed light effects! Makers will explore e-textiles and learn design, sewing, and electronic skills. The week starts with a series of small projects to learn the basics with needles and conductive thread, LEDs and microcontrollers. Put it all together to design and construct a stuffed toy complete with a sewn soft circuit.

Technologies Used:

  • Paper Circuits: Copper tape, batteries, and LEDs are used to bring together basic craft supplies with circuits.
  • LilyMini ProtoSnap: A preprogrammed microcontroller made for combining circuits with sewing and textiles. The boards can be reprogrammed using the Arduino software using this guide.

Skills Learned: Electrical Circuitry, Project-Based Learning

Camp 2: Chain Reaction

Build a giant chain reaction using recycled materials, Makey Makeys, and Scratch! Design an electrical switch to trigger an action on the computer and in the real world, and combine with others to accomplish a crazy task. Livestream the machine in action to share it with the world!

Technologies Used:

  • Scratch: An online programming environment for young people created by our partners at the MIT Media Lab.
  • Makey Makey: An invention kit that can be used to turn any conductive item into a keyboard key.

Skills Learned: Coding Basics, Scientific Method

Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction: The first chain reaction of the week was learning a “cobra weave” and then releasing the potential energy. See an example below:

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