Summer Camps

Small Factory’s summer camps prepare children of all ages for a new multi-media world where being well-rounded in the arts and technology is important for social and academic success. Whether a beginner or advanced student, we offer a variety of activities with multiple levels in each camp to entertain and educate your child. Register your child for the full day of camp or choose either the AM or PM session.

 

Week 1: 06/16 – 06/20

Ages: 6 to 9 yrs old

9am – 4pm
$600 for Full Day Session* **
Morning camp FULL

Bricks 4 Kidz® Lego Mining and Crafting

Minecraft is a building game for just about anything you can imagine. Now campers can experience the popular world of Minecraft with LEGO® bricks! Campers face new challenges each day as they use basic bricks and motorized models to craft shelters. They can also incorporate key Minecraft elements, such as mobs, critters, and tools. All campers go home with a custom minifigure. (Copyright Bricks 4 Kidz® 2014. This camp is not affiliated with Minecraft.net.)

9am – 12pm
$225 for Half Day*
CLOSED

Animation 101/201 and Create-A-Cartoon

In Animation, students explore the basics of animation production using techniques of creating a character, using frames, tweening and onionskin. The final product will be a basic animation produced entirely by the student. In the Create-A-Cartoon portion, students will work together to dream up an original 2-3 minute movie. They will journey through the production process, while developing characters, backgrounds, props, scripts and music. The class concludes with a red carpet premiere!

1pm – 4pm
$375 for Half Day**
Register for PM Session

Week 2: 06/23 – 06/27

Ages: 6 to 9 yrs old

9am – 4pm
$700 for Full Day Session* **
Register for Week 2 Full Day (both camps)

Animation 101/201 and Videogame 101/201

In Animation, students explore the basics of animation production using techniques of creating a character, using frames, tweening and onionskin. The final product will be a basic animation produced entirely by the student. In VideoGame students learn the basics/fundamentals of game making. Starting out with a brick breaker style game, kids learn how to create sprites and objects, then they code the objects to bring the game to life. Once we have the basics down they evolve their game with power ups and multiple levels of increasing difficulty. We then take what we learned with our first game and apply it to a platform style game (ex: super mario bros.), where kids create characters that can jump, fall and attack.

9am – 12pm
$375 for Half Day*
Register for AM Session

Minecraft Open Play and Stopmotion

In this camp, students will get to play the popular Minecraft game where they build in creative mode. After building on the computer, they will bring those skills to the Stop Motion class where they will work together to design, direct and produce their own stop motion animation movie. Students learn the basics of using a video camera as well as animation and movie-making. The class concludes with a red carpet premiere!

1pm – 4pm
$325 for Half Day**
Register for PM Session

Week 3: 06/30 – 07/02

Ages: 6 to 9 yrs old

9am – 4pm
$350 for Full Day Session* **
Register for Week 3 Full Day (both camps)

Bricks 4 Kidz® Lego Jr. Robotics

Junior Robotics camp offers all the fun of building with LEGO ® bricks, plus the challenge of computer programming. Using drag-and-drop icon-based software LEGO WeDo, Bricks 4 Kidz building manuals, and the latest in computer technology, kids will be introduced into the world of computer-programming and robotics. This fun, action-packed week combines technology and building skills with real-kid fun!

9am – 12pm
$175 for Half Day*
Register for AM Session

Minecraft Open Play

We set up local servers so students can all play together to work, build, and create small or expansive designs.

1pm – 4pm
$175 for Half Day**
Register for PM Session

Week 4: 07/07 – 07/11

Ages: 9 to 12 yrs old

9am – 4pm
$775 for Full Day Session* **
Register for Week 4 Full Day (both camps)

Create-A-Cartoon and Animation 101/201

In Animation, students explore the basics of animation production using techniques of creating a character, using frames, tweening and onionskin. The final product will be a basic animation produced entirely by the student. In the Create-A-Cartoon portion, students will work together to dream up an original story that will be turned into a 2-3 minute movie. They will journey through the production process, while developing characters, backgrounds, props, scripts and music. The class concludes with a red carpet premiere!

9am – 12pm
$375 for Half Day*
Register for AM Session

App Making

Want to take your knowledge and understanding of video games to the next level? In App Making, you will learn all the programming it takes to convert your game from a simple computer game to making it work using touch controls on an iPhone or iPad. You will create virtual keys for one of your most basic games, brick breaker, then we that knowledge and create a new game using programming.

1pm – 4pm
$400 for Half Day**
Register for PM Session

Week 5: 07/14 – 07/18

Ages: 6 to 9 yrs old

9am – 4pm
$700 for Full Day Session***
Afternoon Camp is FULL

Animation 101/201 and Videogame 101/201

In Animation, students explore the basics of animation production using techniques of creating a character, using frames, tweening and onionskin. The final product will be a basic animation produced entirely by the student. In Video Game students learn the basics/fundamentals of game making. Starting out with a brick breaker style game, kids learn how to create sprites and objects. Then they code those objects to bring the game to life. Once we have the basics down they evolve their game with power ups and multiple levels of increasing difficulty. We then take what we learned with our first game and apply it to a platform style game (ex: super mario bros.), where kids create characters that can jump, fall and attack.

9am – 12pm
$375 for Half Day*
Register for AM Session

Minecraft Open Play and Create-A-Cartoon

For Minecraft, we set up local servers so students can all play together to work, build, and create small or expansive designs. In the Create-A-Cartoon portion, students will work together to dream up an original story that will be turned into a 2-3 minute movie. They will journey through the production process while developing characters, backgrounds, props, scripts and music. The class concludes with a red carpet premiere!

1pm – 4pm
$325 for Half Day**
CLOSED

Week 6: 07/21 – 07/25

Ages: 9 to 12 yrs old

9am – 4pm
$750 for Full Day Session* **
Register for Week 6 Full Day (both camps)

Videogame 101/201 and Stopmotion

In Video Game students learn the basics/fundamentals of Game Making. Starting out with a brick breaker style game, kids learn how to create sprites and objects. Then they code those objects to bring the game to life. Once we have the basics down they evolve their game with power ups and multiple levels of increasing difficulty. We then take what we learned with our first game and apply it to a platform style game (ex: super mario bros.), where kids create characters that can jump, fall using gravity, and attack. They create collectable items and enemies that they will have to defeat and can make expansive levels with the use of side scrolling. In the Stop Motion class where they willwork together to design, direct and produce their own stop motion animation movie. Students learn the basics of using a video camera as well as animation and movie-making. The class concludes with a red carpet premiere!

9am – 12pm
$375 for Half Day*
Register for AM Session

Create-A-Cartoon and Animation 101/201

In Animation, students explore the basics of animation production using techniques of creating a character, using frames, tweening and onionskin. The final product will be a basic animation produced entirely by the student. In the Create-A-Cartoon portion, students will work together to dream up an original story that will be turned into a 2-3 minute movie. They will journey through the production process while developing characters, backgrounds, props, scripts and music. The class concludes with a red carpet premiere of their cartoon movie!

1pm – 4pm
$375 for Half Day**
Register for PM Session

Week 7: 07/28 – 08/01

4 to 6 yrs old

9am – 4pm
$650 for Full Day Session* **
Morning camp FULL

Computers for Kidz

This is the perfect opportunity to have your youngster learn all the beginnings of multimedia. Drawing, animation, music and video will all be touched upon during this interactive technology based camp.

9am – 12pm
$325 for Half Day*
This camp is CLOSED

Create-A-Cartoon and Comic Strip

In Create-A-Cartoon, students will work together to dream up an original story that will be turned into a 2-3 minute movie. They will journey through the production process, while developing characters, backgrounds, props, scripts and music. The class concludes with a red carpet premiere of their cartoon movie! The Comic Strip portion will be a chance for students to come up their own story and character.

1pm – 4pm
$325 for Half Day**
Register for PM Session

Week 8: 08/04 – 08/08

Ages: 6 to 9 yrs old

9am – 4pm
$600 for Full Day Session* **
Morning Camp is Full

Animation 101/201 and Videogame 101/201

In Animation, students explore the basics of animation production using techniques of creating a character, using frames, tweening and onionskin. The final product will be a basic animation produced entirely by the student. In Video Game students learn the basics/fundamentals of Game Making. Starting out with a brick breaker style game, kids learn how to create sprites and objects. Then they code those objects to bring the game to life. Once we have the basics down they evolve their game with power ups and multiple levels of increasing difficulty. We then take what we learned with our first game and apply it to a platform style game (ex: super mario bros.), where kids create characters that can jump, fall using gravity, and attack. They create collectable items and enemies that they will have to defeat and can make expansive levels with the use of side scrolling.

9am – 12pm
$375 for Half Day*
This camp is CLOSED

Bricks 4 Kidz® Lego Mining and Crafting

Minecraft is a game about placing blocks to build anything you can imagine. Now campers can experience the popular world of Minecraft with LEGO® bricks! Campers face new challenges each day as they use basic bricks and motorized models to craft shelters. They can also incorporate key Minecraft elements, such as mobs, critters, and tools. All campers go home with a custom minifigure. (Copyright Bricks 4 Kidz® 2014. This camp is not affiliated with Minecraft.net.)

1pm – 4pm
$225 for Half Day**
Register for PM Session

Week 9: 08/11 – 08/15

Ages: 9 to 12 yrs old

9am – 4pm
$775 for Full Day Session* **
Morning camp is CLOSED

App Making

Want to take your knowledge and understanding of video games to the next level? In App Making, you will learn all the programming it takes to convert your game from a simple computer game to making it work using touch controls on an iPhone or iPad. You will create virtual keys for one of your most basic games, brick breaker. Then we will take that knowledge and create an all new game using programming.

9am – 12pm
$400 for Half Day*
This Camp is CLOSED

Animation 101/201 and Music Production 101/201

In Animation, students will explore the basics of animation production using techniques of setting up a character, using frames, tweening and onionskin. The final product will be a basic animation created entirely by the student. In Music Production, students will learn the basics to creating music on a computer, first gaining an understanding of basic music theory concepts. Students will then use computer software to take a hands-on approach and piece prerecorded music tracks and instruments to create songs. No prior music education is required for this class.

1pm – 4pm
$375 for Half Day**
Register for PM Session

Week 10: 08/18 – 08/22

Ages: 9 to 12 yrs old

9am – 4pm
$800 for Full Day Session* **
Register for Week 10 Full Day (both camps)

Video Production and Random Improv

In Improv, students learn how to build their confidence, create characters, tell crazy stories and learn to laugh with their friends and at themselves through improvisational games and scene work. They will then come up with a script and begin the Video Production portion. Designed as an introduction to the filmmaking, this course will give students a basic understanding of how to capture and download video into an editing software program. Students will be responsible for shooting their own video. A basic understanding of storyboarding will be discussed during the first couple classes but ultimately this class’s focus is on the technical. Each student will complete one short film.

9am – 12pm
$400 for Half Day*
Register for AM Session

App Making

Want to take your knowledge and understanding of video games to the next level? In App Making, you will learn all the programming it takes to convert your game from a simple computer game to making it work using touch controls on an iPhone or iPad. You will create virtual keys for one of your most basic games, brick breaker. Then we will take that knowledge and create an all new game using programming.

1pm – 4pm
$400 for Half Day**
Register for PM Session

Week 11: 08/25 – 08/29

Ages: 6 to 9 yrs old

9am – 4pm
$775 for Full Day Session* **
*Morning Camp is FULL*

Create-A-Cartoon and Animation 101/201

In Animation, students will explore the basics of animation production using techniques of setting up a character, using frames, tweening and onionskin. The final product will be a basic animation created entirely by the student. In the Create-A-Cartoon portion, students will work together to dream up an original story that will be turned into a 2-3 minute movie. They will journey through the production process while developing characters, backgrounds, props, scripts and music. The class concludes with a red carpet premiere of their cartoon movie!

9am – 12pm
$375 for Half Day*
*This camp is closed*

Video Production and Music Prod. 101/201

Video Production is designed as an introduction to the filmmaking, this course will give students a basic understanding of how to capture and download video into an editing software program. Students will be responsible for shooting their own video. A basic understanding of storyboarding will be discussed during the first couple classes but ultimately this class’s focus is on the technical. Each student will complete one short film. In Music Production, students will learn the basics to creating music on a computer, first gaining an understanding of basic music theory concepts. Students will then use computer software to take a hands-on approach and piece prerecorded music tracks and instruments to create songs. No prior music education is required for this class.

1pm – 4pm
$400 for Half Day**
Register for PM Session

Extended Times

* 8:30am to 9:00am $10
** 4:00pm to 5:00pm $15

Lunch Hour

Lunch Delivered for $10 or BYO
for Full Day Camps (Nut Free Studio)