KANEKO Kids Summer Camps
This summer, KANEKO will host its annual summer kids camps.
Students will engage with local professionals to learn about the principles and processes of design, creativity, and much more. Each 4-day camp provides a group of 16 students a variety of exciting exercises and activities.
KANEKO CAMPS 2017
Video Game Design: Minecraft Edition // May 30 – June 2
Architecture Design Camp #1 // June 5 – 8
Architecture Design Camp #2 // June 12 – 15
3D Design & Fabrication Camp #1 // June 19 – 22
3D Design & Fabrication Camp #2 // June 26 – 29
Architecture Design Camp #3 // July 10 – 13
Perplexus Design Camp // July 24 – 27
Video Game Design Camp // July 31 – August 3
Camps are for ages 12 – 15. Registration is $225 ($200 for KANEKO Members, learn more about KANEKO membership HERE) and includes all materials and lunches, as well as a KANEKO Camp t-shirt and notebook. Camps run Monday – Thursday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. *Members must log into Altru to claim your membership rate*
Architecture Design Camp
Throughout this 4-day camp, students will participate in visual literacy exercises, walking tours of architecture in Omaha’s Old Market District, 3D modeling and emerging digital technologies, visits to local design firms, physical model prototyping, and architectural communication. For more information and to register, click the button below.
Video Game Design Camp
Campers will be introduced to the history of game theory, learn about rule-based systems and interactive narrative design, practice creating games collaboratively and explore what it means to engage in meaningful play. Students will also be exposed to analog game forms, the Unity 3D development environment, as well as Blender and Adobe Photoshop software applications. Registration for this camp is now full.
Video Game Design: Minecraft Edition
Campers will be introduced to the history of game theory, learn about rule-based systems and interactive narrative design, practice creating games collaboratively and explore what it means to engage in meaningful play. Students will create mini-games, worlds, logic puzzles and more through the Minecraft game engine to grow their skills in game-creation, coding, and design. Registration for this camp is now full.
Perplexus Design Camp
Learn to design and build your own PERPLEXUS game from Michael McGinnis, the inventor himself! In this four-day camp, learn the history of the labyrinth, and how Perplexus came about. Delve into spatial problem-solving to understand what makes Michael’s 3D labyrinths so complex and engaging. Work out your own designs in simple materials. Then in teams, come up with winning designs using CAD. Towards the end, laser cut and assemble your own masterpieces. Limited-edition runs of the best designs will be sold at KANEKO. Materials and tools used include card stock, craft knives, scissors, glues, thin plywood, 3D modeling software, CNC software, laser-cutting software and equipment. For more information and to register, click the button below.
3D Design & Fabrication Camp
This four day camp will focus on Computer-Aided Design (CAD), 3D modeling, 3D printing, and fabrication. Campers will get a firm understanding of advanced science and technology concepts related to rapid prototyping and learn first-hand how the technology is being used in art, design, medicine, and manufacturing. Students will learn to design their own 3D models using programs like 123D Design and Sketchup. For more information and to register, click the button below.
Pick-Up/Drop-Off Policies – KANEKO does not offer before or after care for any of our current camp offerings. Please review the KANEKO Camps Pick-Up/Drop-Off Policy waiver upon registration.
Scholarships – KANEKO offers a limited number of camp scholarships to students who qualify. Students must be enrolled in a free and reduced lunch program at school to qualify. Go HERE to apply for a camp scholarship. If you have any questions, please call us at 402.341.3800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsors – KANEKO Camps are made possible from generous support of the Susanne & Walter Scott Foundation, Claire M. Hubbard Foundation, Paul and Renee Schwartz, John Krecek and Custom Realty LLC, University of Nebraska-Omaha, Creighton University, BCDM Architects, Bakers Supermarkets, HDR, RDG Architects, and anonymous donors.
Cancellation Policy – Our workshops and camps have limited space in order to create the best experience for our attendees. If you have signed up for a workshop or camp and you cannot attend for any reason, you must notify us at least 72 hours before the start of the first session in order to receive a refund, or all admission, administrative, and material fees are subject to forfeiture.