Maker Nexus Youth Camps

Intensive 3-hour, 1-day, and 4 to 5-Day Experiences 

We offer a variety of camps of different lengths for a range of age groups. Our camps are typically offered during school holiday breaks and summer, but we are able to customize camp experiences for youth outside the break schedule. Just email us with your request details and we will work with you to build a camp to your needs. 

 

Each class takes place in our 28,000 square foot makerspace in Sunnyvale, CA.

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Winter Camps

December 20 - 30, 2021

Week 1:

December 20 - 23, Monday - Thursday

December 20, Monday

 December 21, Tuesday

Week 2:

December 27 - 30, Monday - Thursday

December 27, Monday

December 28, Tuesday

 
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President's Week Camps

February 21-25, 2022

Week 1:

  • Design Maker Camp

         5 Days: February 21-25 Monday - Friday

  • Microsmithing: Mini Sword

        1 Day:  February 22, Tuesday

  • Wood-Resin Lathe Creation

        1 Day:  February 23-24 Wednesday & Thursday

  • Woodworking: Lathe Project

        1 Day: February 25, Friday

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Spring Break Camps

April 11 - 22, 2022

Week 1:

  • Beginning Woodworking

5 Days: April 11 - 15, Monday - Friday

  • Welding 101-103

5 Days: April 11 - 15, Monday - Friday

  • Dice Resin Casting

 2 Days: April 11/12, Monday & Tuesday

  • Miniature Cast Painting

 2 Days: April 11/12, Monday & Tuesday

  • Stained Glass (2 sessions)

 1 Day: April 13 & 14, Wednesday & Thursday

  • Microsmithing: Mini Sword

1 Day:  April 14, Thursday

  • Build-A-Clock 

1 Day: April 15, Friday

  • Spring Bike Repair

1 Day: April 15, Friday 

Week 2:

  • Beginning Woodworking

5 Days: April 18 - 22, Monday - Friday

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Summer Camps

May 23 - September 9, 2022

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Our Summer Camp schedule is still in development, but here are some of the camps we plan to offer:

  • Beginning Woodworking - basic woodworking skill development and simple wood projects

  • Intermediate/Advance Woodworking - designing and building more complex wood projects

  • Resin Casting - dice casting, jewelry making, and more

  • Game Making - create a chess board in the woodshop and game pieces using the laser cutter, 3-D printer, and resin

  • DnD Creation and Campaign - create scene props, cast resin dice, 3D print miniatures, and then join a multi-session campaign

  • Bike Mechanics - learn how to do basic and advance maintenance on your bicycle

  • LEGO Bots Arena - build advance fighting LEGO robots and compete in the arena

  • Welding - learn both TIG and MIG welding, as well as safety and basic welding skills

  • Microsmithing - Blacksmithing, but in miniature - smaller hammers, smaller forge, smaller projects

  • Basic First Aid and CPR - learn what to do in minor emergencies and proper CPR techniques

  • Advance First Aid - learn how to respond to provide life-saving first aid during major emergencies or in the backcountry

  • Sewing and Textile Projects - learn to sew, work leather, embroider, and do direct-to-garment printing.

  • Rocketry - come design, build and launch a variety of rockets