Camp offerings at Brooklyn Apple Academy- Summer 2019

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Explorer’s Club

We'll be visiting a few of BAA's all-time favorite destinations such as: Croton Dam, Governors Island, Museum of the Moving Image, Liberty Science Center, Bottle beach.

We will be geocaching, journaling, orienteering, and finding our way through the best fun the Tri-state area has to offer. The hours are from 9:00 am -3:00 pm.  We will be taking public transportation most days. Pick-up and drop-off will be at Borough Hall, in Brooklyn.

Students should be sure to bring packed lunches.

Ages: 6 - 10
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Dates: July 8 - 12, July 22-26 , Aug 5-9, & Aug 26-30
Location: THE WHOLE CITY! (Drop off & pick up @ Borough Hall, Brooklyn)
Cost: Weekly: $425, Drop-In: $85/day.

* Please contact us directly to sign up for anything less than a full week.


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Theatre & Puppetry

Ages 5-10 (contact us about kids outside of these ages)

Amy Carrigan, the Brooklyn Apple Academy Crab Apples (preschool) leader and puppeteer at Drama of Works, will lead a week-long camp of puppetry and theater activities. Activities include theater games, character creation, script writing, puppetry technique and making, (shadow, hand, rod, found object), and practicing and performing our own short works.

Ages: 5 - 10 (inquire for other ages)
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Dates: July 8 - 12 (Week 4)
Location: Brooklyn Apple Academy, 545 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Cost: Weekly: $450, Drop-In: $100/day. Please contact us for information on financial aid.


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Dungeons & Dragons

We will be playing a week long Dungeons & Dragons campaign! D&D is a great way of exploring your imagination, learning to cooperate, studying mythology and fantasy worlds, and spending a great time with others. We'll help create characters (or bring your own) and will be going on adventures. This camp is open to both beginners and experienced players.

Ages: 8 - 13
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Dates: July 22 - 26
Location: Brooklyn Apple Academy, 545 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Cost: Weekly: $425, Drop-In: $85/day. Please contact us for information on financial aid.


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Game Design

Your kids will build and play their own games in a collaborative game design lab. We’ll start off the week by playing and analyzing existing board games, role playing games, and outdoor playground games of their choosing. Then we will build our own games using our imagination, collaborative problem-solving, and tinkering in our wood shop. We’ll also have access to the 3D printer for making our own figures and a letterpress for printing our own cards and tokens. If your child likes to build and play and use their imagination, they will love spending this week of camp with us.

Ages: 7- 12
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Dates: Aug 5-9
Location: Brooklyn Apple Academy, 545 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Cost: Weekly: $425, Drop-In: $85/day. Please contact us for information on financial aid.


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Comic Books, Zines, & Graphic Storytelling

We will take an idea for a story, quote, joke, poem, zine, etc...that you think of and tell it in graphic form. From story(idea) development and character design to making a script that you will turn into penciled panels and pages to ink and color after wards. Don’t forget we will also need to work on a cover page to complete the look of our finished first issue.

Ages: 7- 11
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Dates: Aug 19-23
Location: Brooklyn Apple Academy, 545 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Cost: Weekly: $425, Drop-In: $85/day.

* Please contact us directly to sign up for anything less than a full week.



Most of our camp offerings run from 9am-3pm every weekday. Unless otherwise noted, all camps are $85/day or $425/week. Please ask us about sibling discounts.

All of our camps are designed to allow participants to explore their unique interests in a supportive and free environment. Just as with our school year program, we value each person’s autonomy and unique perspective. All campers should expect to be treated as full participants in our camp community…and to have a TON of FUN!

If you have any questions about registration or payment, please contact our Parent Coordinator, Jenni Mahnaz.


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Tinkering / Junk Camp

Tinkering School® is an educational program created by Gever Tulley at Brightworks in California. Tinkering Camp is designed to be a problem-solving experience lab and wonderland for students of all ages held at the Brooklyn Apple Academy. Students consistently try new things with access to a wood shop, kitchen, library, and musical instruments, as well as sewing, crafting, painting, and printmaking materials. Each day will consist of a morning field trip to Prospect Park, Central Library, Pier 6 or The Brooklyn Museum, followed by lunch, a mystery challenge, and open tinker time in the afternoon.

Junk Camp is a full day of creating from found materials. Toys, puppets, art….nothing is off limits!

Ages: 5 - 13
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Dates: July 15-19 (Junk Camp) Aug 26-30 (Tinkering Camp)
Location: Brooklyn Apple Academy, 545 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Cost: Weekly: $425, Drop-In: $85/day.

* Please contact us directly to sign up for anything less than a full week.


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Film Making

Inspired by our student-led Brooklyn Apple TV YouTube channel, we've decided to keep the filmmaking fun going this summer. Interested in silly or serious acting or directing? Or perhaps you want to try out animation or writing a script or music? Come join us for a fun filled week where we'll make just about any movie you can image! Our ten year old Director and twelve year old Editor (who came up with the idea for this camp) will be on-site helping lead the way to us at the Oscars next year! Please note: the two age groups will be spending a good deal of time together but will each have a focused counselor working on the needs of those age groups.

Ages: 5 - 7yrs & 8-12yrs
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Dates: July 29 - Aug 2 (Week 4)
Location: Brooklyn Apple Academy, 545 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Cost: Weekly: $450, Drop-In: $100/day. Please contact us for information on financial aid.


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Summer Camping Trip

We're heading to the woods for a five day, four night cabin camping trip in Harriman State Park, about an hour north of NYC by train. We'll be staying on the shore of Lake Sebago in the NY State Park cabins. Harriman State Park has miles of of really nice trails to hike, as well as fishing, boating, and camp fire cooking to be done. There will be five adults and fifteen children in three cabins. We'll have access to a car and there is electricity and refrigerators in the cabins, for a nice balance of wilderness with some of the comforts of modern life.

Ages: 7 - 13
Dates: Aug 12-16
Location: Harriman State Park
Cost: $750, includes cabin rental, food, train ticket, and basic boat rental / activities. You must provide your own sleeping bag. Please contact us for information on financial aid.


Toy Design

We’ll be working on toy designs by either creating drawing or drafts of our ideas and then searching for the right parts in the workshop, or by scavenging the workshop first for pieces that have potential to become great parts and put them together.  We'll also have access to a 3D Printer and 3D Pen to create some of these components and then add the finishing touches to form unique toys. For certain vehicles it may be possible to incorporate moving parts as well.

Ages: 6- 12
Time: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Dates: July 1-5, Aug 12-16
Location: Brooklyn Apple Academy, 545 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Cost: Weekly: $425, Drop-In: $85/day.

* Please contact us directly to sign up for anything less than a full week.