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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 spring 2021 session will be conducted virtually. Summer sessions will be hybrid, a mix of virtual and in-person. Campers will participate in up to four days of virtual camp. On Friday, campers will be at the Intrepid Museum for a day of exploring and celebration.

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 meet with experts.

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.

Campers in virtual sessions will need a device that supports Zoom. A supply kit will be mailed to campers with all other materials they need for the week’s design challenges.

UPDATE: Summer sessions will be hybrid, a mix of virtual and in-person. On Monday and Tuesday, campers will participate in virtual camp from home. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, campers will participate in-person at the Museum. On Friday afternoon, there will be a culminating celebration at Intrepid Museum for campers and their families.

 

WHEN

All Access Maker Camp sessions are one week long during school breaks.

Virtual sessions are held via Zoom, 9:00am to 11:00am and 1:00pm to 2:00pm each day.
In between, campers work on their projects and can take a lunch break.
Camp Educators are available during the break to answer questions.

In-person sessions are held at the Intrepid Museum from 9:00am to 3:00pm each day.
  • For first-time All Access Maker Camp campers (select one):
Spring: March 29 – April 2, 2021 Virtual Session
Summer 1: August 23-27, 2021
Hybrid: Monday and Tuesday Virtual; Wednesday-Friday at the Museum
  • For previous All Access Maker Camp participants:
Summer 2: August 30 – September 3, 2021
Hybrid: Monday and Tuesday Virtual; Wednesday-Friday at the Museum


*Summer 2 will be Camp 2.0, a group specifically for previous All Access Maker Camp participants. If your child previously attended the program,
please see Camp 2.0 below.

COST

$75 for the week (includes all materials and a camp t-shirt). For virtual sessions, materials are mailed directly to campers. For in-person sessions, snacks are provided but not lunch or transportation.

How to Apply

Enrollment is done 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) or behavior plan.

Spring Session
For the virtual spring session (March 29 – April 2, 2021): Applications are due by February 14.
APPLICATION NOW CLOSED

Summer Session 1
For hybrid summer session (August 23–27, 2021): Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until Sunday, June 27.
APPLY HERE

Summer Session 2
If your child previously attended All Access Maker Camp in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 or 2020 (including Camp 2.0), they are invited to apply for hybrid All Access Maker Camp 2.0 during the week of August 30–September 3, 2021. See below for more information. Applications are due by May 2.
APPLICATION NOW CLOSED

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.

Summer Session 2.0 will be hybrid, a mix of virtual and in-person. Campers will participate in up to four days of virtual camp. On Friday, there will be a culminating day at the Intrepid Museum for campers and their families.


Dates:
August 30 - September 3, 2021

Cost: $75 for the week (includes all materials and a camp t-shirt). For virtual sessions, materials are mailed directly to campers. For in-person sessions, snacks are provided but not lunch or transportation.

How to apply: 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.
APPLY HERE

See also:

-	ACCESS FAMILY PROGRAMS ACCESS FAMILY PROGRAMS ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES

Please contact us at camp@intrepidmuseum.org or 646-381-5166 if you have further questions.

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

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