For creative builders who like to combine the practical with flourish and whimsy!
In this class, we dip into design and architecture through creative structures, model-making, and city scapes. Girls learn about proportion and scale, engineering techniques, how architects and planners work… and of course they do a lot of making and building. Each girl designs her own structures and collaborates with the class to create miniature city blocks. Using simple techniques and materials, girls devise an imaginative three-dimensional world and learn some key concepts in construction and community planning.
Create your own zoo of crazy little creatures… learn a little science, do a lot of making!
Girls learn about animals, their habitats and some crazy cool facts. And they spend the week inventing their own collection of creatures. Creative activities introduce them to the dichotomous key (can you spot the icky jellybean?), social groupings (like a tower of giraffes), behavioral traits and clever adaptations (did you know otters hold flippers so they don’t drift away while they sleep?). Favorite projects include funnel-head animals, fish on a leash, glow in the dark jellyfish, elephant toothpaste, and Dr. Seuss pet parks.
Invent with your hands, flex your brains, and create your own collection of games!
Game design is an incredible learning tool, and it’s also super fun! Girls create their own set of games – making a different type of game each day. In all their making and crafting, they learn concepts like linear and non-linear game play, the mechanics of simple motions, the role of the randomizer (it’s what makes your next turn suspenseful and exciting!) and how to design a how-to! Projects include marble runs, roll-a-creature, popsicle stick match game, go-fishing… and more! We offer simple structures with each game and focus on letting the girls bring their own ideas to life.
Design + construct your very own miniature dream home!
Girls will think broadly about engineering + design while being introduced to basic principles of architecture, interior design and product design. They'll begin by sketching ideas, planning their spaces and curating their materials. They will learn about scale and proportion, as well as basic construction and building techniques. Using a variety of materials -- wood, plexiglass, specialty papers, and re-purposed small items from your recycling bin -- they'll construct their very own miniature house complete with furniture, accessories and the inhabitants who will call this new place home.
A fun theme for girls who like trying a lot of experiments and who don’t mind a little mess! We use all sorts of ingredients to mix, measure, combine and react in different ways. Our favorite projects include anything that goes fizz, glop, bubble, or pop! We get ooey, gooey and slimy. Our goal is for girls to experiment in science creatively, without worrying about a right answer -- but with a focus on learning and fun.
Mix, layer, shake, scent and make your own spa goodies!
Mix it, make it, try it out and take it home! Girls become spa scientists for the week as they learn about soothing, fizzy and smell-good ingredients and how to combine them. They start the week by inventing their own spa brand and packaging – complete with spa caddy and eye mask – then they make all the products to go along with it. The week closes with a spa party (of course!) for the girls to sample and share what they’ve made. The packed line-up of projects includes fizzy bath bombs, chocolate body butter, peppermint foot scrubs, lip smackers, bath salts, soapsicles, yummy face masks, and soooo much more!
A crafty sneak peek out into our vast and inspiring universe!
This theme focuses on the magic and mystery beyond our earth. A twist on last summer’s “Space Out” – we’ve design a week full of hands-on projects and crafting around space studies. Girls make projects related to the stars, constellations, nebulas, space storms, and the enormous variety in the make-up of the moon and planets. Favorites include twirly copters, stomp rockets, lava lamps, kinetic sand, glittery moon rocks, sun prints and diy blacklights.