Clubhouse Camps

The Clubhouse Network and The Flagship Clubhouse are excited to bring our engaging Clubhouse Camps to your organization. Clubhouse Camps are week-long summer workshops for children featuring hands-on technology for learners of all skill levels. Children will learn STEAM concepts as well as collaboration skills that they’ll use throughout their life. Our programs are intended for children 8 and older and work best with those 14 and younger. Our drop-in Clubhouses are better suited for teens.

If you and your organization would like to host a Clubhouse Camp, please contact Stephanie Rosario at srosario@theclubhousenetwork.org. We look forward to working with you!

Program Costs

Camp fees are $130* per child. This rate includes the following:

  • An instructor from 9 am – 12 pm, Monday – Friday
  • Supplies for projects

*The Clubhouse Network is committed to increasing access to technology and skill-building. If the cost of participation presents a barrier to your organization or the children you serve, please contact Stephanie Rosario at srosario@theclubhousenetwork.org.


Camp Options

Camp 1: Glowing Circuit Creatures

Design your own imagined stuffed creature that glows with programmed light effects! Makers will explore e-textiles and learn design, sewing, and electronic skills. The week will start with a series of small projects to learn the basics with needles and (conductive) thread, LEDs and microcontrollers. We’ll then put it all together to design and construct your own stuffed toy complete with a sewn soft circuit.

Technologies & Resources Used:

  • Paper Circuits: Copper tape, batteries, and LEDs are used to bring together basic craft supplies with circuits.
  • LilyMini ProtoSnap: A preprogrammed microcontroller made for combining circuits with sewing and textiles. The boards can be reprogrammed using the Arduino software using this guide.

Camp 2: Chain Reaction

Build a giant chain reaction using recycled materials, Makey Makeys and Scratch. Design your own electrical switch to trigger an action on the computer and in the real world, and combine with others to accomplish a crazy task. We’ll livestream our machine in action to share it with the world.

Technologies & Resources Used:

  • Scratch: An online programming environment for young people created by our partners at the MIT Media Lab.
  • Makey Makey: An invention kit that can be used to turn any conductive item into a keyboard key.
  • Popsicle Stick Chain Reaction: The first chain reaction of the week was learning a “cobra weave” and then releasing the potential energy. See an example below:


About The Flagship Clubhouse

For 25 years the Flagship Clubhouse has supported hundreds of youth in developing their passions through projects, workshops, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math) activities, while providing a safe space for exploration of a wide variety of creative technologies. The Flagship Clubhouse was founded in 1993 by The Computer Museum in collaboration with the MIT Media Lab. Learn more.