Day Camp: A week long adventure in art, engineering + problem solving

Girls Drilling

We pick the challenge. 
kids design and build the solution.

At Project Ember, we build big. We teach kids how to safely use professional power tools, announce a surprise design challenge, and unleash our imaginations in our design sessions. Then we build it, test it, improve it, play with it, ride on it, and show it off. Though every week is unique, one thing is guaranteed: kids will always be able to get in, climb on or operate creations of their very own design.

Want to know more? Check out our favorite 100% kid-designed project from our first summer - The Car Wash.  You can also read our guiding principles and what we do to create an unforgettable summer experience.  

"I would whole-heartedly recommend this camp for any kiddos, girls or boys, builders or not. It was clear to me all week that the instructors were incredibly thoughtful, knowledgeable, and caring about child development, community-building, and safety...My son is doing many camps this summer but he keeps asking if he can just go back to Project Ember." - Susan D.

Synapse School, Menlo Park

When: Monday-Friday, 9:30am-3:30pm
Extended care options available from 8:30 and until 5:30

Who: Juniors: Rising 2nd - 3rd Graders
         Middles: Rising 4th - 8th Graders
(Teenagers are encouraged to apply to our overnight camp or to check out our junior collaborator opportunities!)

Bowling Ball Billiards

Session A: June 24th - June 28th waitlist only
Session B:
July 1st - July 5th
(camp will be open on July 4th)
Juniors: waitlist only
Middles: 2 girls spots left
Session C:
July 8th - July 12th waitlist only
Session D:
July 15th - July 19th
Juniors: Just 1 girl spot left
Middles: Just 1 girl spot left
Session E:
July 22nd - July 26th
Juniors: Just 1 girl spot left
Middles: waitlist only
Session F:
July 29th - August 2nd waitlist only

Tuition: $690
$15/day for before care
$20/day for aftercare

Scholarships are available on a first come, first-served basis. Directions for how to submit an application are detailed on our scholarship page. Alumni families, please review the process as steps may have changed since the last time you submitted an application. 

If you'd like to make a contribution to our scholarship fund, you can make a (non tax- deductible) donation while registering for camp or at any time by clicking the button.

For maps, schedule overview, and a daily packing list visit our day camp logistics page.

Project Ember is a safe space for all children, including those who identify anywhere along the gender spectrum. Should you have any concerns regarding your child's experience at camp, please give us a call.

close up of a drill