Innovation Camp – Entering Grades 1 – 3

Summer Innovation Camp
Fessenden Summer Camps

Innovation Camp – Entering Grades 1-3

At our Innovation Camp, 21st century learning comes to life in exciting and hands-on ways.  Instructors facilitate projects and activities that encourage young campers to create, explore, and innovate. Campers learn how to navigate various devices and software applications and apply what they learn to projects that meet their interests. Our goal is to help campers understand how to appropriately utilize technology as a way to solve problems.

Through hands-on tinkering and immersion, communication, and collaboration, campers discover 21st century skills in a fun camp environment.  The instructors in the Ciongoli Center for Innovation, all of whom are experienced educators at The Fessenden School, provide age-appropriate instruction in a way that makes the concepts readily understandable for young minds.  Campers will gain familiarity with maker concepts such as programming, robotics, engineering, multimedia, and design, and gain essential skills that they can carry with them through life.

We strive to have a balance of ages, and a mix of boys and girls, in our Innovation Camp weeks.  This impacts the number of spaces available for a given age or gender in the camp.

Features of Innovation Camp include:

  • State-of-the art facility and equipment, including 3D printers and laser cutters
  • Instruction in cutting-edge technology and craftsmanship by experienced teachers
  • Use of well-known toys and applications to explore the basics of engineering, design, and modeling
  • A daily schedule that includes outdoor time and free swim


9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

June 20 – 24



A full day of hands-on problem solving in our state-of-the-art Ciongoli Center for Innovation. Great for campers who want a focused innovation experience. Includes free swim time and outdoor recreation time for all campers.


9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

July 11-15  &  Aug. 1-5

Requires a minimum of two consecutive weeks of enrollment (which can be a combination of Plus Camp weeks and/or Day Camp weeks) during the Summer Core Weeks (weeks 1-8).

Campers have a fun-filled morning of swimming, playing, and creating with their friends in the Day Camp, and then spend the afternoon exploring, developing skills, and making in the Ciongoli Center for Innovation.