For the past couple of years, Google and Make Magazine have partnered to sponsor an online Maker Camp each summer. The 2014 Maker Camp runs from July 7th-August 15th. There is a special theme for each week, and it includes projects, instructions, and virtual field trips. You do not have to register ahead of time, but you do need a Google Plus account. Since G+ is only available for 13 years old and above, a parent needs to be involved for younger participants.
If you do not want to actually register for the camp, there is still a wealth of resources from past camps available for those who are interested in making. You can access instructions for all kinds of projects (such as “How to Make a Vibrobot”) as well as videos (such as “Making Magic with Pixar“). Some of the projects might require a trip to the store, but many use items from around the house.
Like the post I did yesterday on Camp Wonderopolis, this is another example of the multitude of activities that are available to inspire students to have fun learning and creating over the summer -and throughout the year.
I’ve included a video below from last year’s Maker Camp. If you would like to access some other resources for Making, check out my Pinterest Board.