BEAM CENTER SUMMER DAY 

Weeklong Day Camps for Ages 7-13 in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

NEW LOCATION: Brooklyn New School, 610 Henry St, Brooklyn!

What do you do at Summer Day? You make projects! Each week has new projects based on its theme. Our hands-on projects are developed by artists, designers, filmmakers, musicians, engineers, storytellers, makers, and big idea people from across the creative landscape.

Summer 2017 Themes: Technology. Interactive Environments. Tools. Character. Plastics. Wood. Outfit. Hot Stuff. 

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Here are some examples of past projects: glass casting, giant pinhole cameras, voice-over acting and recording, kaleidoscope making, tin can lamps, circuit board etching, infomercial production, screen printing, mortis-and-tenon joints, solar motors, laser cut glasses, composing midi music, making blueberry jam, aluminum casting, sewing custom pants, making sandals and clogs, and designing a functional computer font.

Dates and Times Weeklong camps July 10-September 1, 9:00 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday, with drop-off beginning at 8:00 AM and pick up until 5:30 PM included.

Cost Tuition is $625 for one week, $600/week for two weeks, $575/week for three weeks, or $550/week for four or more weeks. There is an early discount of $25 per week if you sign up before March 1. A $250 non-refundable deposit per week is due at registration. Siblings qualify for multi-week discount, ie if you're signing 2 kids up for 1 week, you get the 2-week price, etc!

Location Weeks 1-7 are at the Brooklyn New School, 610 Henry St, Brooklyn. Week 8 is at the Beam Center, 60 Sackett St, Brooklyn. Both locations are in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

Details Kids bring their own lunches, and Beam provides two snacks each day. Interested in tuition assistance for day camps? The application is here. Got a question or looking for a sample schedule? Try the Day Camp FAQ

Transportation We offer a shuttle to and from Clinton St & Livingston Street in Brooklyn Heights. We also offer free walking service to and from the F/G at Carroll Street (2nd Place exit). SIGN UP FOR TRANSPORTATION HERE!

To Register Scroll down to see registration options; You will see the Multi-week option first, and single week options below that. Use the multi-week option if you wish to register for more than one week and the option below each week's description if you only want to register for one week. Select your payment option from the drop down menu, and click "add to cart". You'll be prompted to enter your child's info, your contact info, and select which weeks you want. Then, scroll up and click on the cart icon in the upper right hand corner to complete payment. Email kathryn@beamcenter.org with any issues! 

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REGISTER FOR MULTIPLE WEEKS

Browse the themes below, then use this option to register for multiple weeks! 2 weeks: $600 per week. 3 weeks: $575 per week. 4 or more weeks: $550 per week. Questions about registering? Email kathryn@beamcenter.org. $25 OFF PER WEEK THRU MARCH 1! MIDWINTER BREAK & SPRING BREAK INCLUDED IN EARLY DISCOUNT!

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July 10-14

TECHNOLOGY

Technology isn't just computers: it's any tools used to do work, make art, and to solve problems. This week will be an exploration of the range of human technology that will include simple hand tools, kinetic machines, and digital devices.

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July 17-21

INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENTS

Most art doesn't ask you to do anything but sit still and look at it, watch it or read it, but this week we'll create interactive art projects that ask our viewer to participate, take AGENCY and become an explorer, detective, co-creator, or even the hero of the story.

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July 24-28

TOOLS

Every day we use tools to carry out a particular function: hammers strike nails, spatulas flip pancakes, watches tell the time, brushes apply paint. This week, we won’t just be using tools to make our projects, we’ll be making the tools to make our projects!

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July 31-August 4

CHARACTER

When Hollywood creates a new entertainment franchise they go all out: movies, TV shows, action figures, T-shirts, maybe even a Broadway show. This week, we’ll create our own multimedia franchise for a set of new characters we invent together!

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August 7-11

PLASTICS

Plastics are mostly synthetic materials that can be easily molded or sculpted before being permanently fixed into a form. This week we will make and manipulate plastics, and use both raw and recycled plastic to create art and other 3D objects.

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August 14-18

WOOD

People use trees to shape their environment, built and natural, in hundreds of different ways. This week, we'll explore some of the different ways trees and their wood can be processed and used to make things.

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August 21-25

OUTFIT

We will be designing and crafting different items of clothing, culminating in the production of a complete, one of a kind, head-to-toe outfit! This week’s skills could include machine- and hand-sewing, felting, and leatherworking.

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Aug 28-Sept 1

HOT STUFF

*location: Beam Center*

Since the invention of fire, humans have harnessed the power of heat to transform materials and make stuff. We'll spend a week exploring this ancient idea, which led to the invention of ceramics and metalworking, continues to be relevant in contemporary technologies like lighting and laser cutting.

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This activity is not sponsored or endorsed by the New York City Department of Education or the City of New York.