Summer at Spy Hop

Join us this summer for our weeklong summer camps!
We have half-day and all-day camps, and we’re joining up with some amazing partners for the best summer camp mash-ups in SLC.

If you are looking for our Summer Core Programs for ages 13 – 19, please click the button below!

The Nature of Gaming (All-day Camp)

In partnership with the Natural History Museum of Utah
Watch out! We’re unleashing a new crop of game-creation prodigies! Students will begin their day at Spy Hop learning the ins-and-outs of video game construction, from conception to final product. Each afternoon at the Natural History Museum of Utah, students will explore the areas surrounding the Museum, investigating the plants, animals and geology of the area. Drop camper off at Spy Hop by 8:30am and pick them up at Natural History Museum of Utah at 4:30pm. Transportation between sites is provided.**

June 5 – 9, 2017
Grades 6 – 8
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Registration for this camp is through the Natural History Museum of Utah.

Lights, Camera… MUSEUM! (All day Camp)

In partnership with the Natural History Museum of Utah
We’re discovering a new group of nature film masterminds! Students will begin their day at the Museum, where they will explore the surrounding areas, investigating the plants, animals and geology of the area. Each afternoon with Spy Hop, students will find funny and informative ways to educate viewers on our local environments. Students will act, use cameras, green-screens, stop-motion animation, and more, to create collaborative pieces in this wildly inventive mash up. Drop camper off at NHMU by 8:30am and pick up at Spy Hop at 4:30pm. Transportation between sites is provided.**

June 5 – 9, 2017
Grades 4 – 5
Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Registration for this camp is through the Natural History Museum of Utah.

Hip Hop Dance & Beats (All day Camp)

In partnership with the B-Boy Federation
You will spend your mornings learning four styles of Hip Hop dance (Bboying, Popping, New Jack & House) and how to create an individual style of your own. Spend your afternoons in a fast-paced Hip Hop collaboration experience with Spy Hop. Using music production software, you will write original beats and produce your own music. Drop camper off at The B-Boy Federation by 9:00am and pick them up at Spy Hop at 4:00pm. Transportation between sites is provided.**

June 12 – 16, 2017
Ages 9 – 11
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$325
*Tuition assistance available for those who qualify

Stop-Motion Madness (Half day Camp)

Bring your imagination to life in this introduction to animation class. Write, produce and direct a short claymation or LEGO piece involving your own hand-built clay figure, your favorite mini-figs, and your own set designs. Learn to synchronize your clay creations to music and sound effects on your computer. The end product will be a short film that will wow friends and family!

June 12 – 16, 2017
Ages 9 – 12
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$155

GIRLS ONLY: 2D ANIMATION & GAME DESIGN (Half day Camp)

Join Spy Hop for an all-girl, video game design class. Discuss games with fellow girl gamers, then make your own game from concept to prototype. Learn the basic principles of animation and movement and create a digital rendering of a character that you design! You will make a hand drawn flip-book that you will translate into a digital format, using a tablet and stylus. We will be using Unity Game Engine, with the ability to make 2D or 3D games. You will learn enough C# to get your character moving in your game (no previous programming experience required).

June 12 – 16, 2017
Ages 9 – 12
Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
$155

2017 Arts Festival Workshops

Spy Hop and the Utah Arts Festival are excited to partner during this years Arts Festival to bring teens, ages 13-19, three hour long workshops in animation, beatmaking and filmmaking.

Thursday & Friday: Beatmaking Workshop

Students will participate in a discussion about the “elements” of a beat, whether that be EDM, hip-hop or pop. Then using Ableton Push controllers, turn tables, electric guitars and bass all participants will create their own compositions that will then be used for projects created for the rest of the weekend.

June 22 & 23, 2017
Ages 13 – 19
1:00 – 4:00 PM
$30 registration fee (includes two day passes to the Utah Arts Festival)

Saturday: Claymation Animation

Bring your imagination to life in this claymation animation class. From analog to digital, you will sculpt your character out of clay and then use stop motion software to capture movement and create a story. After adding voiceover and a soundtrack, you will have a complete short film.

June 24, 2017
Ages 13 – 19
1:00 – 4:00 PM
$20 registration fee (includes two day passes to the Utah Arts Festival)

Sunday: “Shoot the Clues” Filmmaking Workshop

Learn basic film principles and explore the Arts Festival in Shoot the Clues. Students will work in teams to solve riddles and use their newfound filmmaking knowledge to capture moving images that represent the riddle’s answer. Edit your movie, create original music, and share your film magic with festival goers in our Sunday evening showcase!

June 24, 2017
Ages 13 – 19
1:00 – 4:00 PM
$20 registration fee (includes two day passes to the Utah Arts Festival)

Rock Climbing and Video Games (All day Camp)

In partnership with The Front Climbing Club
Experience the thrill of rock climbing in The Front Climbing Club’s state-of-the-art indoor facility while also learning climbing fundamentals such as how to use equipment, and rope work. Through games like capture the flag and blind climbing learn technical movements and problem solving on the wall. Then head over to Spy Hop to make a rock climbing video game! YOU become the hero in a parkour-style world that you create. Use moves inspired by your own climbing experiences to create lifelike movements for your game character. Drop camper off at The Front by 9:00am and pick them up at Spy Hop at 4:00pm. Transportation between sites is provided.**

June 26 – 30, 2017
Ages 9 – 12
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$325
*Tuition assistance available for those who qualify

Monster Mockumentary (Half day Camp)

What happens when a group of drama-filled monsters star in a reality show? Find out when you hilariously document their lives on The Real Monsters of Salt Lake. You will write the script, create monster makeup and costumes, and film and edit the movie in this week long film camp.

June 26 – 30, 2017
Ages 9 – 12
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
$155

No Strings Attached (All day Camp)

In partnership with Puppets in the City
Design and create your own puppets and have your creations star in a movie! You will work with professional puppeteers from Puppet in the City to make the stars of your movie. Create the entire thing, from lights, camera, action, puppet construction, puppeteering, and performance! Camp will be held at Spy Hop.**

July 10 – 14, 2017
Ages 9 – 12
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$325
*Tuition assistance available for those who qualify

3D Digital Sculpting (Half day Camp)

Have you ever wanted to sculpt but did not want to get your hands dirty? Create 3D digital images and illustrations using visual sculpting tools. Learn how to make your illustrations lifelike with lighting and textures, and finish the class with your own collection of digital sculptures.

July 10 – 14, 2017
Ages 9 – 12
Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
$155

Lighting a Path (All day Camp)

In partnership with The Front Climbing Club
Experience the thrill of rock climbing in The Front Climbing Club’s state-of-the-art indoor facility. In this new mash up between The Front and Spy Hop, you will document your climbing route up the wall using various filmmaking techniques and light to create artistic videos and photos that are fun to look at and even cooler to experiment with. Add music to your media using electronic music-making software to create jams that blend with your climbing style. Learning climbing fundamentals such as how to use equipment, and rope work; you will learn movement and problem solving, often through games such as no-handed climbing, blind climbing, and climbing capture the flag. Camp will be held at The Front.**

July 17 – 21, 2017
Ages 9 – 12
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$325
*Tuition assistance available for those who qualify

Songwriting (Half day Camp)

Learn to develop your musical and lyrical ideas into what could be the next hit song. From lyrics to song structure, you’ll learn from professional musicians to compose and record using various software programs, and leave the class with a finished recording of your song. This class is open to all levels and no prior songwriting experience is necessary.

July 17 – 21, 2017
Ages 9 – 12
Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
$155

Movement & Film (All day Camp)

In partnership with The Salt Lake Arts Academy
Explore a unique collaboration between Salt Lake Arts Academy and Spy Hop as we bring together the art of movement and the media arts to create short films based on original music and dance pieces. Spend your morning exploring different forms of dance and movement, then use those skills as the subject of your own film. You will have hands-on experience with music composition, stage rigging, lighting techniques, and the art of cinematography. Drop camper off at Salt Lake Arts Academy by 9:00am and pick them up at Spy Hop at 4:00pm. Transportation between sites is provided.**

July 31 – August 4, 2017
Ages 9 – 12
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
$325
*Tuition assistance available for those who qualify

GIRLS ONLY: 2D ANIMATION & GAME DESIGN (Half day Camp)

Join Spy Hop for an all-girl, video game design class. Discuss games with fellow girl gamers, then make your own game from concept to prototype. Learn the basic principles of animation and movement and create a digital rendering of a character that you design! You will make a hand drawn flip-book that you will translate into a digital format, using a tablet and stylus. We will be using Unity Game Engine, with the ability to make 2D or 3D games. You will learn enough C# to get your character moving in your game (no previous programming experience required).

July 31 – August 4, 2017

Ages 9 – 12
Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 PM
$155

**Specific information about what each student needs to bring will be included in a confirmation email. All day camp students will need to bring a lunch and a reusable water bottle. Light snacks will be provided to students so please alert our staff to any allergies or diet restrictions. Addresses for our partners will be provided in the confirmation email. For more information please contact Jana Davis, jana@spyhop.org or 801-532-7500.

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