SAN MATEO CA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2013) - Campers, it's time to tinker! Today, MAKE magazine announces Maker Camp 2013: 30 Days of Discovery, a free, virtual DIY camp for teens exclusively using the Google+ social media platform, to be held from July 8 to August 16, 2013. Started in 2012 on Google+, more than one million users followed MAKE on Google+ during the six-week period, while campers were introduced to new projects and other special maker experiences including virtual field trips to CERN, NASA, The Smithsonian, National Geographic Institute, Disney Imagineering, and Ford Innovation Lab.
"Maker Camp provides a unique experience for teen makers and their like-minded peers to explore, hack, create and tap their creative juices," says Dale Dougherty, founder and publisher of MAKE magazine, and CEO of Maker Media. "This is the next generation of makers who will be the innovators of exciting new products and services, and MAKE is delighted to provide the environment that fosters hands-on learning through discovery, essential to this evolution."
Each morning, campers will be introduced to a new project, maker field trip or experience led by an expert camp counselor, all in the comfort of their own home, on their mobile device or local community space, such as a library or makerspace. A materials list will be posted in advance so campers will have time to gather the supplies they'll need for the next day's project. In the afternoon, the teens can join the camp counselor in a Google Hangout to talk about that day's project or experience, share tips, and ask questions. They'll also be encouraged to share photos and videos from their completed projects. This year, campers can also connect by joining the Maker Camp Community on Google+ during camp and after it ends.
Maker Camp: 30 Days of Discovery features all-new projects and maker adventures from MAKE magazine, with themes such as Makers in Motion, Create the Future, Fun and Games, Art and Design, DIY Music and Make: Believe.
For more information on Maker Camp, please visit http://makezine.com/maker-camp/.
About MAKER MEDIA
Maker Media is a global platform for connecting makers with each other, with products and services, and with our partners. Through media, events and ecommerce, Maker Media serves a growing community of makers who bring a DIY mindset to technology. Whether as hobbyists or professionals, makers are creative, resourceful and curious, developing projects that demonstrate how they can interact with the world around them. The launch of MAKE Magazine in 2005, followed by Maker Faire in 2006, jumpstarted a worldwide Maker Movement, which is transforming innovation, culture and education. Located in Sebastopol, CA, Maker Media is the publisher of MAKE Magazine and the producer of Maker Faire. It also develops "getting started" kits and books that are sold in its Maker Shed store as well as in retail channels.