creative projects around design + play… young makers conceptualize their own toys.

for ca/mpers entering 3-6 grades

In Toy Design, young makers think broadly about play + toys + design. Lessons in design are emphasized through specific projects like Toy-for-a-Friend (designing for an audience), Playful Prototypes (practice designing in scale), and Boxed Sets (package design). In some projects, we narrow the focus to a specific material or construction technique. For other projects, the design is open-ended.  The overarching goal is to elevate hands-on projects from “arts-and-crafts” to “toy design” so that campers have a more sophisticated exploration in a world of design that is specifically relevant to them… and super fun! 

We will send all the supplies you need in a colorful, project-packed supply kit before the start of your ca/mp week. During your enrolled week, twice daily live sessions (including project instruction, story-lines, scavenger hunts, tinker time, fun games, and more) will keep young makers engaged and excited. At the end of the week, ca/mpers will have the very CJ experience of a “Museum Tour” which is a show-and-tell opportunity to share their amazing finished toys and designs with other ca/mpers!

Offered the weeks of July 13-17 and August 10-14.