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A Balanced Camp Experience

It’s summer camp for kids who love technology! For over 35 years Emagination has delivered excellence in technology education Plus an awesome summer camp experience.

Two-week Sessions – Weekend Included

Campers take multiple tech courses plus there’s time to become part of a community and make lasting friendships.

The weekend is covered by tuition and includes a day of fun on Saturday — Day campers invited!

Customize the Camp Experience – Select a Tech Major and Two Electives

  • We offer courses for every age and skill level.
  • All Tech Courses are offered at all camp locations.
  • Every camper selects one Tech Major and one Tech Elective. Most campers balance out the camp day with a Recreation Elective.
  • Want more Tech learning? We also offer an All Tech option comprised of one Tech Major and two Tech Electives. There is additional tuition of $95 for the All Tech path.
  • In Tech Majors campers dive in for deeper learning spending about half the camp day exploring their selected course.
  • With Electives campers get More Tech & More Camp! Tech Electives provide the opportunity to take more than one Tech Course per two-week session. In Recreation Electives campers have a blast getting unplugged in a variety of organized fun activities.
  • Tech Majors meet for 3 hours a day and each Elective meets for 1 ½ hours between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. From Noon to 1:00 PM campers enjoy lunch and unstructured free time

TECH & REC
4 1/2 Hours Daily Tech
Instruction
  • One Tech Major
  • One Tech Elective
  • One Recreation Elective
ALL TECH
6 Hours Daily Tech
Instruction
  • One Tech Major
  • Two Tech Electives*
  • *Additional Tuition — $95

Courses

Create Digital Art & Media

3D Modeling & Printing, VR & AR, Photoshop, 3D Animated Shorts, Digital Stories

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Learn To Code

Java, AI & Machine Learning, Scratch & MIT App Inventor, Python, C#

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Explore Engineering

Cybersecurity & Cryptography, RC Cars, Robotics, Build Piper Micro-PC

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Design Games

Anime RPG & Strategy, Multi-Player, Battle Royale, Action, Minecraft

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Get Unplugged

Swimming, Field Games, Indoor Games, Dungeons & Dragons

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“My son wanted to be in front of the computer all summer. I wanted him to socialize and experience the outdoors. We found Emagination and I could not be more impressed with your staff, your activities, your communication, your overall experience. We absolutely LOVE Emagination!”
Judy – Fairfield, CT

The Emagination Difference

More Time at Summer Tech Camp

Although kids and teens are first drawn to Emagination for the technology leaning, they return year after year for the technology plus community, a sense of belonging, fun and friendships –– an experience you just can’t get from weeklong tech camps.

Teaching in Person – No Online Tutorials

We offer a huge selection of technology courses that are taught using professionally developed curriculums delivered person-to-person by qualified instructors — not by online tutorials.

All Tech Courses are offered at all locations.

Campers take at least two tech courses per two-week session. Maximum 10 campers per course.

Our technology instructors are young adults studying computer science, engineering, game design and digital arts in college or graduate school. They are experienced with the latest software, are taught teaching skills in person before camp begins. They are older versions of our campers and they make learning fun.

Peace of Mind – Switching Courses

At Emagination campers may switch courses up to the end of the first day of camp, subject to availability.

Get Unplugged — It’s Summer Camp!

When not in the classroom, campers have a blast in a variety of organized recreation and social activities of their choosing. Swimming, field games, indoor games, Dungeons & Dragons Club, gaming at night, Larping and much more. Getting Unplugged at Emagination delivers the benefits of summer camp — time for games, exploration, fun and friendships.

Overnight Camp

The fun begins with drop off on Sunday and ends on Friday afternoon two weeks later. On week days, Overnight campers have free dorm time from 4:15 to 5:30 to relax and unwind before dinner and Evening Program where campers choose from a variety of fun activities.

Multi-session overnight campers take an off campus trip on the weekend between sessions.

Overnight campers and all staff live in air-conditioned residence halls with lounges. Campers are paired with a roommate by age and gender.

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Overnight Camp Transporation

Overnight campers come to Emagination from nearby communities, across America and foreign countries. We offer transportation assistance to those travelling by plane, train or bus. There is a $40 charge each way. Learn More

Day Camp

Three options offer parents maximum flexibility for meals and daily drop off and pick up times.

2019 Tech Camp – Day Camp Hours & Meals
Drop Off Pickup Meals
Day 8:30 – 8:45 am 4:30 – 5:30 pm L
Extended Day 8:00 – 8:30 am 6:00 – 6:15 pm L, D
Full Day 7:30 – 8:00 am 7:30 – 7:45 pm B, L, D

Day camp begins with morning drop off. From 4:15 until pickup, Day campers work on their projects, play video games, play outside or just hang with new camp friends. Extended and Full Day campers stay for dinner and Full Day campers participate in part of Evening Program that includes a variety of fun activity choices.

Day campers have fun dressing up for Theme Day and are invited to Super Saturday and the end of camp Talent Show. Girls are invited to stay for Girls Night.

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Day Camp Transporation

Emagination Offers Transportation Assistance to Day Camp Families who wish to carpool. In Connecticut, Illinois and Pennsylvania we transport to/from nearby commuter train stations. Learn More

Summer Camp Activities

We go beyond the classroom to encourage social interaction, participation and fun!

Camper Groups

Each day starts with an all camp meeting for announcements, group games and recognition awards.

Unstructured Play Time

During lunch hour campers have time play however they want – create a game, rest under a tree, catch up with friends.

Super Saturday

Day campers invited! Teams of campers and counselors play outdoor games, participate in gaming tournaments, and enjoy a BBQ. A movie night and LAN Party for Senior Campers complete this day of fun!

Theme Day

Campers dress up as their favorite video game, fantasy or sci-fi character for Character Con.

Evening Talent Show

Day campers invited! On the last evening of camp, campers and counselors perform skits and share talents with new friends and the entire camp community.

Evening Program

For Overnight and Full Day Campers – so many choices! Open Labs, field games, indoor games, Larping, Free Dorm Time and more.

Girls Succeed at Emagination

Girls may be outnumbered in tech fields today, but Emagination is working to empower our girls to be strong, confident and just as tech-savvy as our boys. We welcome girls to Tech Camp where they build their tech skills and meet other “Girls Like Me”. We are proud that about half of our counselors are female and women are in many of our leadership roles as well.

Emagination Tech Camps - Girls NightWe are very proud that half our summer staff are female, including camp leadership.

Girls Night at Camp

During every camp session there is a special night for girls only. Female staff and campers (Day campers too!) get together for activities and fun.

Emagination is a Great Place for Girls Because…

Emagination Grows with Campers

As campers return for multiple summers they progress from Ultimate Camper to Senior Camper. The last step, and rite of passage for many, is joining Emagination’s Teen Leadership program.

Ultimate Campers (7th grade or below before camp)

Ultimate Campers are the biggest group at camp. There are courses well-suited for our youngest campers, and increasingly challenging courses for campers as they grow.

Senior Campers (9th grade or higher before camp)

Senior Campers enjoy perks including more independence, free time and special activities. They hang with new friends in the Senior Lounge and take in a movie on Senior Movie Night.

Teen Leadership Program

Returning Senior Campers may be invited to become Program Assistants. PAs upgrade the camp experience in courses covering leadership and life skills and they have responsibilities at camp. Learn More