Summer Camp

Every summer we run the BOM Summer Camp – a week full of exciting, fun and educational activities related to art, technology and science and inspired by our exhibition programme.


Summer Camp 2022 – Switched On Games

Monday 22nd – Friday 26th August 2022

10.00am – 4.00pm

This year we will be a fun week of creating alternative games to celebrate the Commonwealth Games BOM style! They will learn how to

  • Create manual switches from household items
  • Code LED lights to create their own tech based Baton
  • Recreate retro games using sounds and lights to update them
  • Learn how to solder and set up gaming circuits
  • Play the latest collaborative digital games

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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!
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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!
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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.