ART Creative Exploration and Innovation Camp

Otterbein The Point is partnering with Columbus Museum or Art to teach young artists to exercise their creative muscles by exploring what it means to THINK LIKE AN ARTIST! Exploration of ideas through imaginative play, exploration of art materials, and lively gallery games. Touring the galleries throughout Otterbein University and participating in STEAM based activities to fuel innovation and creativity. Collaborate with fellow artists and creating innovative work. Students will have access to resources the Point has to offer and the expertise of two teaching artists from CMA and the local school district to help guide and mentor them in their work.

  • Age Range: Rising 1st –3rd grade (6-8 years old)
  • Dates: July 29, 2018 – August 2, 2018
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Cost: $275/student for full week, lunch included
  • Count: 20 students maximum
  • Registration: Register Now

STEAM Elementary Kids Camp

Does your child have the skills to succeed in the 21st Century? Learn how to best position your child for the new age of learning based on their interests, personality and learning style. Jobs of the future require the ability to collaborate, communicate, be creative, and problem solve. At the earliest ages they are now expected to learn and display these 21st century skills.

We will spend a week exploring them through lessons on STEAM. Want to take a virtual summer vacation? Let’s build an art gallery, learn about dance around the world, genres of music and critique paintings. Be assigned an engineering task to develop a product to solve a problem presented through a story. Find a fun job using math and try it out for the day – maybe an animator or an architect! Lastly, let’s explore technology throughout the week. Every day we will explore a new skill and component of STEAM. Brought to you by Otterbein licensed K-3 teachers with real world business experience! Let us help you help your child prepare for a fun lifetime of learning.

  • Age Range: Rising 1st –3rd grade (6-8 years old)
  • Dates: July 22, 2019 – July 26, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday
  • Cost: $295/student for full week, lunch included
  • Count: 20 students maximum
  • Registration: Register Now

Personal Online Branding and Social Media Presence

What does your online brand say about you? Students don’t always recognize how social media impacts their reputation. In this class we will explore different social media options and develop an individual approach for a positive personal online brand. Learn strategies for increasing followers, how apps can be used destructively and what your current profile says about you. We will also consider online options for creating how- to videos, reality shows and vlogs on apps such as YouTube, Periscope and Twitter/Facebook live streaming by examining many popular examples and identifying links in your own potential use.

  • Age Range: Rising 6th –8th grades (ages 12-14)
  • Dates: June 17th, 2019 – June 21, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday
  • Cost: $295/student for full week, lunch included
  • Count: 20 students maximum
  • Registration: Register Now

STEAM Powered Super Sleuths Summer Camp

Affiliated with the Ohio Attorney General’s Science School

Want a chance to find out “Who done it?” Become a forensic scientist and criminal investigator solving fictitious crimes during our STEAM powered super sleuth’s camp. Students will participate in more than 25 hands-on, inquiry-based lessons and experiments correlated with the Ohio Department of Education’s Fourth and Fifth Grade Subject Area Standards. During this weeklong camp, students will solve two crimes through completing tasks that require them to apply their core knowledge through solving relevant challenges and activities, all the while developing perseverance and tenacity. Students are provided a window into the careers of forensic scientists and criminal investigators by viewing short accompanying video clips with each lesson, made by the experts at Ohio’s Bureau of Criminal Investigation. In addition, this camp will provide students with many opportunities to develop problem-solving and critical-thinking skills by taking part in daily Maker Space Projects.

  • Age Range: Rising 4rd – 6th grade (ages 9-12)
  • Dates: June 24, 2019 – June 28, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm Monday – Friday
  • Skills: Critical thinking, investigations and forensics
  • Cost: $250/student for full week, lunch included
  • Count: 20 students maximum
  • Registration: Register Now

Otterbein’s Engineering Solutions Summer Camp

Students will learn to apply the engineering approach to problem solving. Through guided instruction, students will gain experience and understanding of 3D modeling, 3D printing, circuitry, and coding. With these new skill sets, students will apply the design process of brainstorming, prototyping, designing, building and testing to solve a variety of problems. They will have the chance to present their work to their peers and family on the last day of camp.

  • Age Range: Rising 5th – 8th grade (ages 10-14)
  • Dates: June 24, 2019 – June 28, 2019 AND July 22, 2019 – July 26, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Skills: problem solving, 3D modeling, circuitry, and coding
  • Cost: $295/student for full week, lunch included
  • Count: 20 students maximum
  • Registration:
  • Register Now for June 24th-28th 2019
  • Register Now for July 22nd-26th 2019 SOLD OUT

Mosaic Art Workshop

Create a mosaic wall installation using mosaic tile, stained glass, mirror, and tesserae elements with a vibrant and inspired mosaic artist based in central Ohio and New Orleans. The installation will find its home in the Point at Otterbein University just in time for the opening of the completion phase of our construction project. Join other students in learning how to use tack hammers, precision hand tools, running pliers, thin set, grout, and mosaic tile tape to create a beautiful and creative installation for our building. Students will learn professional mosaic methods, as well as, renegade methods of master mosaic artists currently practicing. In addition to the wall installation, students will create their own mosaic masterpiece to take and share with family and friends.

  • Age Range: Rising 7th – 12th grade (ages 13-18)
  • Dates: June 24th, 2019 – June 28, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Skills: Professional and renegade mosaic methods, direct and indirect application methods
  • Cost: $250/student for full week, lunch included
  • Count: 20 students maximum
  • Registration: Register Now

High School Drone Camp

A one of a kind opportunity for students to experience the excitement of drone technology. Learn to design, construct, and race the fastest first person view (FPV) microdrones in the world! During the week you will not only learn to fly your drone, you will also work through the design process to develop, assemble, and configure your drone. You will learn about drone racing, 3D modeling, 3D printing, graphic design, basic electronics and even drone tuning with Betaflight.

  • Age Range: Rising 9th – 12th grade, (ages 14-18)
  • Dates: July 29, 2019 – August 2, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Skills: Engineering design, coding, robotics
  • Cost: $325/student for full week, lunch included
  • Count: 20 students maximum
  • Registration: Register Now

STEAM Ahead Camp

STEAM Ahead on a journey to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Explore the human body, dissect a pig heart and extract your own DNA. Then, design and print your own 3-D model and exercise your brain building structures and learning how trebuchets and catapults work. Use Legos to engineer the strongest/fastest motorized car. Be creative, design and make interesting art projects. Tour Otterbein’s Maker Space at the Point and use tools made with their LASER cutter. Finally, learn about economics, binary code and calculate your running speed in MPH to put your math skills to work. This camp is educational and fast moving with lots of hands on activities, experienced teachers and fun staff.

  • Age Range: rising 3rd – 5th grades (8-11 years)
  • Dates: SOLD OUT July 29, 2019 –  August 2, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday
  • Level: Beginner
  • Skills: science, technology, engineering, arts, math, critical thinking
  • Cost: $295/student for full week, lunch included
  • Count: 20 students maximum
  • Registration: SOLD OUT

Middle School Drone Camp

A one of a kind opportunity for students to experience the excitement of drone technology. Learn to design, construct, and race the fastest first person view (FPV) microdrones in the world! During the week you will not only learn to fly your drone, you will also work through the design process to develop, assemble, and configure your drone. You will learn about drone racing, 3D modeling, 3D printing, graphic design, basic electronics and even drone tuning with Betaflight.

  • Age Range: Rising 6th – 8th grade (ages 11-14)
  • Dates: SOLD OUT June 17, 2019 – June 21, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Skills: Engineering design, coding, robotics
  • Cost: $325/student for full week, lunch included
  • Count: 20 students maximum
  • Registration: SOLD OUT

Engineering 101 with LEGO Robotics

Explore the exciting world of engineering by building and programming with LEGO EV3 Robots. Students will learn design principles and engineering fundamentals while having hands-on fun. They will work in twos, constructing various autonomous robots for Sumo and to complete missions as well as building driver-controlled robots for competition in Battle Bots and Maze Runner.

Both beginners and experienced students will have great fun and learn new things. Advanced object-based programming, incorporating math-based control functions with encoders, light, infrared and ultrasonic sensors will be covered as well as building and programming basics.

  • Age Range: grades 3rd – 6th (ages 8-12)
  • Dates: SOLD OUT July 15, 2019 –  July 19, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm Monday – Friday
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Skills: Engineering, programming
  • Cost: $295/student for full week, lunch included
  • Count: 20 students maximum
  • Registration: SOLD OUT

Important Forms

Please download, complete these forms and return to camp staff on first day of your camp.

Emergency Medical Information & Contact Form

Maker Space Liability Release Waiver

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