Maker Camp 2022

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Inspiring the Future Generation of Makers

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A Little About Us

Maker Camp on Make: Community is a free, 6-week online program providing resources (project ideas & step-by-step instructions, inspiration, materials, and community) to summer camps and young Makers interested in DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and learning. Maker Camp connects Camp leaders from across the globe as they create, invent and build projects like stop-motion animation, junk automata, and rainbow spectroscopes. 

Member sites and their campers spread across all 50 states and 6 continents. Sites included public libraries, Boys & Girls Clubs, makerspaces, 4-H Clubs, and community summer camps.

International sites include Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, and South Africa.

Maker Camp is funded in part by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and the generous support of Make: Community Members.  The more support, the more materials, and resources we can provide.   We are actively looking for partnerships. Please contact us.


Projects designed to inspire curiosity and creativity from leading makers and educators while remaining inviting and inclusive for all. Projects can create a stand alone Maker Camp or be woven in to other camp or educational programs.

Arts and Crafts

Get hands-on and channel creativity and innovation.


Science, technology, engineering, math, and or MAKING!

Welcome to Smiles Kindergarten

Coding & Computer Science

Control computers and more with the power of code. 

Back to Basics

A modern marriage of home economics and shop class.


Explore 3D printing, laser cutting and other creative high-tech projects.

Electronics & eTextiles

Get creative with circuits,  electronics, and your imagination.


Community Connection

Connect with featured makers and other member sites for support, suggestions, and smiles.

Project Library

Over 200 projects that can be filtered by category, topics, materials, aga and more! Plus all projects have learning standards identified!

Material Donations

150 selected sites will receive a sample box which included materials from Make:, MaKey MaKey, Lectrify, Chibitronics, and additional making staples. Total kit valued at over $500.


Get your feet wet as you get inspired by what Makers do and play around with the stuff, tools, and ways of making.


Our cool and fun step-by-step projects branch out from the themes and Advanced Makers can take on our Camp Challenges.


Share what you’ve done online by using #makercamp, posting in our community group, or even submitting a project to the library!

With the Maker Community

help us get making into the hands of ALL future makers, thinkers, doers, and, creators

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