Thanks for a great summer!

More than 200 campers joined us the summer and had a great time explore technology and creativity in exciting ways. Our 2023 schedule and scholarship application will be posted in February. Check back then!

Our camps are for middle schoolers in grades 6 – 8 unless noted.

Schedule: Camps range from 2 to 5 days. All are 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.

Questions?  Email camps@kramden.org or call 919-293-1133.

Discounts and Scholarships

We offer early registration, multi-week, and sibling discounts.

Scholarships: If your student qualifies for free or reduced price lunch assistance they may receive a reduced camp fee (as low as $10/day). Apply before registering.

Aplicar para las Becas en español: Aplicar antes de registrarse.

Ensuring a Safe & Fun Summer

The health and well-being of all our campers is our top priority. We follow recommended practices to keep campers safe, including requiring masks, distancing, symptom screenings, and doing extra cleaning. Our COVID safety plan supplements our existing camp policies to ensure it’s a great summer.

Please read our policies before you register.

Build a PC (Middle)

Three-day camp
Grades 6 – 8

Learn how to build a computer from scratch, including: choosing parts, installing them, adding a graphics card, troubleshooting, and benchmarking. Get hands-on experience as you build, modify, and tear down computers, including a start-to-finish gaming PC practice build.

Build a PC (High)

Two-day camp
Grades 9 – 12

Accelerated mini-camp for high schoolers. Learn how to build a computer from scratch, including: choosing parts, installing them, adding a graphics card, troubleshooting, and benchmarking. Get hands-on experience as you build, modify, and tear down computers, including a start-to-finish gaming PC practice build.

Computer Quest (Elementary)

Three-day camp
Grades 3 – 5

Learn how computers work while you have fun taking apart and rebuilding them. You’ll do exciting activities for each big part of Information Technology (IT): Hardware, Software, Networks and the Internet. At Kramden we fix up thousands of computers each year and now you can be part of that!

Let’s Code! Coding Basics (Elementary)

Five-day camp
Grades 3 – 5

Get started with coding using Scratch, the most popular way for kids to learn programming! You can make games, create animations, and tell stories with your new coding skills. Coding won’t be a mystery because Scratch uses snap-together blocks to show you how code works. You’ll do computer-free activities to learn logical thinking, too.

Drone Flight

Two-day camp
Grades 6 – 8

Prepare for the future of flight! Drones are everywhere, and they’re more than just toys. Learn about how drones fly, practice with racing simulators, and learn safety tips and rules and regulations. Then fly the real thing and try challenges like obstacle courses.

Creative Game Design

Five-day camp
Grades 6 – 8

Get creative and learn about game design. It’s not just code! Make graphics, balance the gameplay to make it fun and fair, and test your games’ rules. Experiment with different game-making apps and play different genres and even types of games. See what video games have in common with card and board games. Use paper prototyping to develop fun gameplay mechanics for digital or tabletop games.

Digital Creativity

Five-day camp
Grades 6 – 8

Get creative with fun projects using image, sound, and video editing software. Daily projects include creating digital image illustrations, combining sounds to tell a story, and recording a video with special effects.

Digital DJ: Make Music with Code

Five-day camp
Grades 6 – 8

Be a music producer AND a coder! Explore EarSketch, cool music coding software developed by computer scientists at Georgia Tech. Learn how to use EarSketch to create your own songs with samples like drums, synth, and bass. You can also remix music from artists like Common, Ciara, and Young Guru.

Electronics: Sound & Music

Five-day camp
Grades 6 – 8

Lots of electronic toys and gadgets make noise… but how? Build your own circuits and see how they create those beeps and buzzes with chips, resistors, capacitors, and transistors. Control the sounds with switches and light sensors. You’ll even learn to solder while assembling your own sound-generating project kit.

Electronics: Motor Motion

Five-day camp
Grades 6 – 8

Electronics and motors are what make things from toys to robots move. See how they do it by building your own circuits to control moving parts. Connect parts like chips, resistors, capacitors, and transistors and then control the motion of your creations with electricity and electronic signals. You’ll even learn to solder while assembling your own motion-controlling project kit.

STEAM Adventures: Coding, Creativity, and More

Five-day camp
Grades 6 – 8

Explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) with this week full of different projects. Get hands-on experience with art and design using image editing software; build electronic circuits with lights and sounds; make music by coding beats using samples or your own sounds; and design retro-style games that you can share with your friends. Check out our other camps for full-week takes on each of those.