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 11-14 years old (a few are available for 10 year olds).
Studio Trio Art Camp—STart Camp—offers three projects each week and is designed to engage CAMPers ages 6-10. In this program, CAMPers rotate in small groups to each of the three projects every day, all five days of the CAMP week. This is a structured environment that offers developmentally appropriate challenges and levels of materials usage for young makers and artists, and is well-suited to the creative needs of these ages. Each project of the day is hyphenated with a recess with time for snack or lunch and free play.
XP CAMPs are week-long, intensive and process-oriented projects for older campers (Xtra Process). In XP CAMP, young artists and makers focus on one project all day, all week. This format allows youth to delve into the project full steam ahead, and encourages them to be ambitious–take risks, explore their tools, skills and media, and dive deep…
Still unsure if XP is right for your child? Consider their age. XPs are generally for 11-13 year olds. A few are available for mature 10 year olds, as well. Age check aside, is your child interested in something enough to focus on it all day, all week long, and would also like to deepen their mastery level (or stick with it to satisfy their curiosity)? Are they able to accept and set personal challenges? 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….