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ALL ACCESS MAKER CAMP

Access Maker Camp

 

All Access Maker Camp is a fun week of exploring the Intrepid Museum, solving problems, experimenting with new tools and technology, and designing projects! This camp is specifically for children ages 8 –14 with developmental disabilities, including autism.

The camp provides an in-depth learning opportunity for campers to practice social-emotional skills, including problem-solving, communication and collaboration. Campers try out design challenges related to the ship, aircraft and space, and they go behind the scenes to meet with experts.

For updates to COVID-19 Policy please click here.

 

Overview of Staff and Resources

All staff and interns are specially trained in working with children with disabilities in the museum setting. Visual schedules, illustrated instructions, multisensory opportunities and clear expectations help campers transition into the week, focus on the tasks at hand and have fun. Campers learn about and use a wide range of materials, both low tech (LEGOs, clay, foil, craft supplies) and high tech (robotics kits, computer-assisted design software and 3D printers), as they solve problems, experiment and invent.

WHEN

All sessions are one week, from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day. Campers may attend ONE session:

For First Time Campers:
Spring: April 18 – 22, 2022
Summer: August 22 – 26, 2022

 
For Previous All Access Maker Camp Campers:
Camp 2.0: August 29 – September 2, 2022
(See Camp 2.0 for more information)

 

HEALTH AND SAFETY

All campers must provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, before the beginning of camp. All Museum staff, volunteers and vendors are also required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Additional information about health and safety measures will be sent to all Camp families ahead of time.

COST

$75 for the week (includes all materials and snacks). Lunch and transportation are not provided.

 

How to Apply

Enrollment is by online application. Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance. Museum staff select applicants based on their level of interest in the material, past experience, financial need and the overall dynamic of the group. The application requires submitting the child’s most recent Individualized Education Program (IEP).

For spring session (April 18 – 22, 2022): Applications are open on a rolling basis until March 13, 2022.
For summer session (August 22 – 26, 2022): Applications are due by April 24, 2022.

 

The application for both spring and summer 2022 sessions is now closed.

If your child previously attended All Access Maker Camp in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 (including Camp 2.0), they are invited to apply for All Access Maker Camp 2.0 during the week of August 29 – September 2. Applications are due by April 24, 2022.

 

CAMP 2.0


All Access Maker Camp 2.0 welcomes previous campers back for another week of solving problems, experimenting with tools and technology, and designing projects! Campers will expand on the sea, air and space design challenges and social-emotional skill-building from their first session. They will revisit both low- and high-tech tools and materials and try out new ones. Campers will have the opportunity to dig deeper into their favorite topics and have fun in a now-familiar setting where there is still much to discover.

Dates: August 29 – September 2, 2022, from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day
Cost: $75 for the week (includes all materials and snacks). Lunch and transportation are not provided.


Enrollment is by online application. Museum staff select applicants based on their level of interest in the material, past experience, financial need and the overall dynamic of the group. Since time has passed since your child attended All Access Maker Camp or Camp 2.0, we appreciate your sharing updated information in the application, which requires submitting your child’s most recent Individualized Education Program (IEP). Campers may be up to age 18. Applications are due by April 24, 2022.

 

The application for Camp 2.0 2022 is now closed.

All Access Maker Camp at the Intrepid Museum is generously funded by the J.E. & Z.B. Butler Foundation, the Leroy & Ann C. Warner Fund, and The Barker Welfare Foundation. Programs are supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the New York State Legislature.


See also:

-	ACCESS FAMILY PROGRAMS ACCESS FAMILY PROGRAMS ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES

Please contact us at access@intrepidmuseum.org or 646-381-5158 if you have further questions.

CONTACT THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Call: 646-381-5020
Email: education@intrepidmuseum.org
 

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