Summer Camp 2023

This year’s summer camp will immerse your children into their own daydream, their own imaginative journey, their own Otherly World. We will be using inspiration of stories from different cultures and perspectives that immerse children into otherly worlds of intrigue, mystery and magical adventure.

Summer Camp 2022

This years summer camp ‘Switched On Games’ was inspired BOM’s development of the creative technology and interactive elements for the last Queen’s Baton for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The children learnt how to code LED lights to create their own tech based Baton as well as recreating retro games, coding sounds and light sensors. It was an amazing week of fun!

Summer Camp 2021

Summer Camp 2021 “Pulsar” was an extravaganza of solar system science, mechanical machines and coded creations! Children made animations and galactic music by live coding. They built orbital, musical contraptions from cogs, and made imagery from soundwaves and vibrations. It was incredible!

Summer Camp 2020

Summer Camp 2020 was online due to the Covid-19 pandemic but that did not stop us! Named “Techoodle” children joined this summer camp virtually and created GIFs and animations, learnt digital drawing and painting skills, designed digital art based on modern art classics and ‘datamoshed’ their own faces using their webcam!

Summer Camp 2019

Summer Camp 2019 was inspired by our exhibition Make Believe and had a Magic & Tech theme.  We learnt about illusions, did some light painting and created animated LED infinity mirrors. We photoshopped our own 3D heads, created impossible architecture and warped our features using image editing software. We even went to a real robot factory!

Summer Camp 2018

Summer Camp 2018 saw us designing and programming chatbots, lino printing advertisements and developing Internet of Things Smart Home ideas. We also created distance sensing robotic drivers who travelled around our cardboard city in remote control smart cars, before we fooled office workers dressed as Artificially Intelligent robots.

Summer Camp 2017

Summer Camp 2017 saw us open our Birmingham Inventors Club. In our teams we ran office departments and developed electrical devices by soldering wires and programming Arduino microcontrollers with laser cut cases.

Summer Camp 2016

Summer Camp 2016 was about the environment and how technology could save us. On Monday we were called to duty via video transmission to create robotic helpers. Tuesday saw us lift off into space with our dried spacefood lunches, we spend Wednesday in orbit (floating around using trick photography), Thursday on the surface of the moon swabbing for samples, and Friday reporting our findings back on Earth.