Summer Camps are Back!

We’re excited about our small, safe in-person camps. Explore technology and creativity in exciting ways.

Now open for all registrations!

Pricing: $275 for a 5-day camp. Partial-week camps range from $150 to $220.

Special pricing for students who qualify for Free and Reduced Price Lunch. Thanks to grant funding, if your student qualifies for lunch assistance they can register at a greatly reduced rate ($50/week or $10/day). You can check eligibility here. If you’re not sure, contact us. Ineligible registrations at the special rate will be cancelled.

Camps are for grades 6 – 8 (including rising 6th) except for the high school Build a PC.

Schedule Monday-Friday (unless noted) from 9:00 until 4:00 pm. Drop off as early as 8:30 am. Pick up by 4:30 pm.

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

Keeping Campers Safe: Our COVID-19 Safety Practices

The health and well-being of our campers is our top priority. Our in-person camps in July and August will be held in accordance with the latest safety recommendations. We have established policies and practices to keep campers safe, including requiring masks, distancing, symptom screenings, and doing extra cleaning. Review our complete COVID Safety policies here.

Camp Policies for a Safe & Fun Summer

Please carefully read the policies and information at the link below before you register.

Welcome to our new location!

Camps will be held at our office at 5010 NC Hwy 55 in Durham. We’re excited to share our new home with you!

Digital DJ: Make Music with Code

July 6 – 9 (four-day camp)
$220 regular price
$40 if qualified for free or reduced price lunch

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, Young Guru, and Richard Devine!

Digital Creativity

July 12 – 16
$275 regular price
$50 if qualified for free or reduced price lunch

Get creative with fun projects using photo, sound, and video editing software. Daily projects include creating a design based on a photo, combining sound effects to tell a story, and recording a video with special effects.
Also held August 16 – 20.

Electronics Exploration

July 19 – 23
$275 regular price
$50 if qualified for free or reduced price lunch

Dive into electronics with a week of circuit building projects. Build circuits with LED lights, speakers, motors, and microchips. A great foundation if you want to get into electrical engineering or robotics. Take home your own kit of parts with project guides, plus a complete soldered project.

Build a PC

July 26 – 28 (three-day camp)
$220 regular price
$30 if qualified for free or reduced price lunch

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 (grades 9-12)

July 29 & 30 (two-day camp)
$150 regular price
$20 if qualified for free or reduced price lunch

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.

Video Game Basics: Make & Play

August 2 – 6
$275 regular price
$50 if qualified for free or reduced price lunch

Learn the basics of creating games and make a bunch of your own as you go! Try different ways to design and code your games. Play games from throughout history to see what makes a game good. A great start for anyone who likes games or is an aspiring game creator.

Game Design

August 9 – 13
$275 regular price
$50 if qualified for free or reduced price lunch

Make your own full-featured game while learning about coding and game design. You’ll learn game development skills as you create an RPG with a story and world of your own! You write the quests and dialogue, draw maps, develop gameplay mechanics, customize the code, and add graphics and sound.

Digital Creativity

August 16 – 20
$275 regular price
$50 if qualified for free or reduced price lunch

Session 2 of this popular camp. Get creative with fun projects using photo, sound, and video editing software. Daily projects include creating a design based on a photo, combining sound effects to tell a story, and recording a video with special effects.
Also held July 12 – 16.