WHAT WE DO
Project Ember is a Bay Area based _day camp dedicated to curiosity, grit and the creative practice. At the end of the season, we will host one intimate week of _overnight camp in Sonoma county. At camp, kids build imaginative projects while collaborators make an amazing camp.
OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES
WE MAKE COOL PROJECTS WITH KIDS
We make large scale projects because they captivate and unleash the imagination. We might challenge our kids to conceive of a mechanism that allows the smallest member of their team to safely lift the rest off the ground, a sophisticated engineering feat. But our prompts go beyond the technical into the artistic terrain of world-building. Why are they being lifted? Who's lifting them? Where does the scene take place? By asking kids to contextualize their design within a world, they are challenged to think holistically, projects offer more avenues for connection, and most importantly, we stretch the imagination to its limits. The complexity and scale of our design challenges also create authentic motivation for collaboration; it's near impossible (and a lot less fun) to bring these worlds to life without teamwork and solid communication.
No kits. No blueprints. No guarantees it will work. Just a challenge, curious minds, a cooperative environment, and a whole lot of screws.