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    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destination: United States
    • Provided By: Independent Provider
    • Session Start: June, July
    • Session Length: Four Weeks, Two Months
    • Entering Grade: Below 6th, 6th, 7th, 8th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: Enrichment
    • Sub-Categories: Multi-Arts, STEM, Multi-Sports
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 12, 13, 14
    • Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
    • Career Clusters: Arts, Audio/Video Technology, and Communications, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Mazemakers is a small, dynamic learning community of young people entering grades two through eight. In contrast to traditional summer day programs, at Mazemakers we emphasize choice, challenge and community.

    Mazemakers participants choose their own courses and projects, challenging themselves and each other in cooperative problem solving. Together, we build a flourishing community of respect, intellectual vitality, and imagination.

    At Mazemakers, we value creativity, choice, challenge and community. Our campers choose: they tailor their own Mazemakers experience, from their courses (including computer game design, art, digital photography and science), to their projects and activities. Our size (about 80 campers per session) is just right. Our invested and trained staff members (primarily educators and college students) return each year. We learn by challenging ourselves and each other, problem solving and building our community along the way.

    Mazemakers offers 15 different courses, ranging from the artistic to the athletic to the technological. In addition to choosing their courses for the session, Mazemakers play an integral role in shaping their activities and projects; building a robot, writing an original play for the end-of-session open house or creating a new outdoor game.  

    Courses include:

    • Art
    • Architecture
    • Athletic Games
    • Creative Writing
    • Game Design
    • Dance
    • Digital Music
    • Digital Photography
    • Drama
    • Mazematics
    • Robotics
    • Science
    • Video
    • Web Design
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