Maker Camp is a four-day camp for students age 10-14. Our mission is to get students engaged in hands-on, creative collaboration. Each year, we issue a challenge for campers to build something out of found materials (cardboard, bottle caps, etc.), a Raspberry Pi computer, and small 3D-printed parts. Then, we practice design, 3D printing, coding, collaboration, and presentation skills. Finally, campers form teams, ideate, build, and present their design in front of an audience.

Full and partial fee waivers are available and may be requested upon registration. You are encouraged to use them should you have the need. Financial concerns should not prevent anyone from registering.

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Virginia Tech Maker Camp
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8:50AM to 4:00PM
Jul 25, 2023 to Jul 28, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virginia Tech - Blacksburg (Main Campus)
Fees starting at $150.00
Section Notes

On-site check-in will be held on Tuesday, July 25th at 8:50 AM at the Virginia Tech Newman Library. Meet under the Torgersen Bridge on the Library side. We will have a table there.
Registration includes: daily camp activities.
Camp start time: 9:00 AM each day
Camp end time: 4:00 PM each day

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For camp, you’ll need to complete the following:
Code of Conduct (bit.ly/makercampcode22
Health history and emergency info (bit.ly/makercampforms22
These forms may be found at: (lib.vt.edu/about-us/events/maker-camp
Please complete all forms and email them to vt-maker-camp-g@vt.edu or mail to address below by July 1, 2023  
Sara Sweeney Bear, Newman Library #2036, 560 Drillfield Drive, Blacksburg VA 24060 

If your student is an individual with a disability and desires an accommodation, please contact Sara Bear by phone at (540) 231-6763 or email at sweensk@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Parents: Please plan to attend the final concert and presentation on the afternoon of Friday, July 28th (time and location TBD).

Food: Campers are responsible for bringing their own lunches, beverages, and snacks each day. There are water fountains available.

For more information about the camp, please visit https://lib.vt.edu/about-us/events/maker-camp.html

Cancellations/Substitutions: Please notify us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend the program. No refunds will be issued, however, please let us know if your child is unable to attend for any reason, as there is a waiting list. In the unlikely event that this program is canceled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments, health and safety emergencies, inclement weather, or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees, if applicable, but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

For weather or disaster-related program cancellation or postponement information, please call (540) 231-9489.

If you have any questions about your registration please contact Sara Bear at sweensk@vt.edu.

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