CAMP 510 exists to cultivate a community of makers who have the creative agency and confidence to help shape a better world. Seems rather revolutionary, and yes we believe that our children are capable and that they are inspired by opportunities to engage, learn and grow through their own creative and intelligent prowess. Here at CAMP, your child explores the innovative and magical in studio art, tinkering, public art, food and cooking, movement, building, soldering and welding, sewing, crafts, music, and more. Unique projects are carefully chosen for each week of CAMP and are scaled to be developmentally appropriate for each age group of CAMPers. Equipped with the right tools in a participatory community environment, these projects are led by professional artists, makers, performers, gardeners, teachers, and chefs in the spirit of D-I-T (do it together). CAMP 510 is located on the Park Day School campus in Temescal, Oakland. (*Campers must be 6 years old by or before their first day at CAMP)
At CAMP 510, we offer two tracks of CAMP curriculum because a child’s developmental and social needs are always growing and changing. STart CAMP is for CAMPers ages 6-10 years old and XP CAMPs are for CAMPers entering 5th through 8th grades in the fall.
Still unsure if XP is right for your child? Consider their age. XPs are generally for children entering 5th through 8th grades. Age check aside, is your child interested in something enough to have the stick-with-it-ness needed to focus on it all day, all week long?? And do they want to deepen their maker curiousity and skills? Are they able to accept and set personal challenges? Are they willing to fail and try again? Can they work independently and collaboratively in a community of peers? If yes to all of this, then XP is likely a good fit! Please feel free to contact us if you still have questions….