Summer at Spy Hop

spy hop summer camps

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.

Camps listed below are for ages 9 – 12.
Summer programs for ages 13 – 19 can be found on the class pages: 801 Sessions, Apprenticeships & Resonate.
Media Lab
 summer schedule coming soon!

**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.

Refund & Cancellation Policy: Payments for summer camps are eligible for a 80% refund if cancelled before May 16, 2018.

For more information or to cancel enrollment, please contact Jana Davis, jana@spyhop.org or 801-532-7500.

Summer Camps: Game Design and Robotics

Partner Camp with Natural History Museum of Utah
Robotics and coding, what could be better?! Participants will spend part of their day under the guidance of Museum staff, exploring simple and complex machines. They’ll then put that new knowledge to work as they complete team challenges using VEX IQ robotic components. The other part of the day will be spent at Spy Hop, learning the ins-and-outs of coding and game design. We have two sessions of this camp; session one starts at NHMU at 8:30am and ends at Spy Hop at 4:30pm. Session two starts at Spy Hop at 8:30am and ends at NHMU at 4:30pm. Transportation between sites is provided.

June 4 – 8, 2018
8:30am – 4:30pm
Session 1: Starts at NHMU, ends at Spy Hop
Session 2: Starts at Spy Hop, ends at NHMU
Grades 6th – 8th

Summer Camps: Animation Exploration (Half Day Camp)

Make worlds that exist only in your head come to life before your eyes, frame by frame. From sand or paint on glass to pixelation to life-sized animations, explore a new style of stop-motion animation each day. Students will leave at the end of the week with a mini portfolio of animated works, an enhanced ability to work collaboratively, and the skills to give random objects lives of their own.

June 4 – 8, 2018
9am – 12pm
Ages 9 – 12
$175

Summer Camps: Movement & Film

Partner Camp with 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. You will have hands-on experience with music composition, stage rigging, lighting techniques, and the art of cinematography. Transportation between sites is provided.

June 11 – 15, 2018
9am – 4pm
Ages 9 – 12
$325

Summer Camps: On Belay, Game On

Partner Camp with The Front Climbing Gym
Experience the thrill of rock climbing in The Front Climbing Club’s state-of-the-art indoor facility, and try scaling the seventy-foot walls, the tallest in the country! You will learn climbing fundamentals such as how to use equipment and rope work, movement, and problem solving. Spend the afternoon with Spy Hop using the software Unity3D to create a rock climbing video game. Follow a path up the wall to reach the top. As your character climbs the wall they will need to watch out for killer bees, and spiders. You will create your own digital artwork to put into the game. Drop off in the mornings at The Front and pickup at Spy Hop in the afternoon. Transportation between sites is provided.

June 18 – 22, 2018
9am – 4pm
Ages 9 – 12
$325

This class is full.

Summer Camps: Shadows Take the Stage (Half Day Camp)

Have you ever wanted to act or perform, but maybe you didn’t want to be on stage? Instead of the curtain opening to reveal your story, you will be telling it from behind the curtain. After making custom puppets and sets, you will shine a light on them, casting the shadows that, with your direction, bring your story to life.

June 25 – 29, 2018
9am – 12pm
Ages 9 – 12
$175

Summer Camps: Junkquestra

Partner Camp with Clever Octopus
In this collaboration between Clever Octopus and Spy Hop, you will make found object instruments, use them to create original songs, and record them for the world to hear. You will spend the morning at Clever Octopus building instruments from everyday objects and “junk” that you discover in the craft shop. Then, you will bring those custom instruments to Spy Hop studios to learn about the process of making and recording songs. You will have hands-on experience in songwriting, crafting, Pro Tools and Ableton software, and various recording techniques. Morning drop-off is at Clever Octopus, afternoon pickup at Spy Hop. Transportation between sites is provided.

July 9 – 13, 2018
9am – 4pm
Ages 9 – 12
$325

Summer Camps: Robots v. Aliens

Partner Camp with Clever Octopus
Spend a week making your own action packed sci-fi flick. Team up with Spy Hop and Clever Octopus to design and create your costume, storyboard your action scene, and film yourself and your peers using green screen and After Effects to create the ultimate robot and alien battle! Morning drop-off is at Spy Hop, afternoon pickup at Clever Octopus. Transportation between sites is provided. .

July 9 – 13, 2018
9am – 4pm
Ages 9 – 12
$325

This class is full.

Summer Camps: Uprock Beatbox

Partner Camp with The Bboy Federation
You will spend your mornings learning four styles of hip-hop dance, 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. Morning drop-off is at the B-Boy Federation, afternoon pickup is at Spy Hop. Transportation between sites is provided.

July 16 – 20, 2018
9am – 4pm
Ages 9 – 12
$325

This class is full.

Summer Camps: 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 how 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 16 – 20, 2018
9am – 12pm
Ages 9 – 12
$175

Summer Camps: Photography and Rock Climbing

Partner Camp with The Front Climbing Gym
Experience the thrill of rock climbing in The Front Climbing Club’s state-of-the-art indoor facility, and try scaling the seventy-foot walls, the tallest in the country! You will learn climbing fundamentals such as how to use equipment and rope work, movement, and problem solving. Then you will document your climbing route up the wall using various filmmaking and photography techniques. You will create artistic videos and photos that are fun to look at and even cooler to experiment with. Camp will be held at The Front.

July 16 – 20, 2018
9am – 4pm
Ages 9 – 12
$325

This class is full. 

Summer Camps: Game Design and Robotics — Audio and Game Design

Partner Camp with Natural History Museum of Utah
Robotics and coding, what could be better?! Participants will spend part of their day exploring simple and complex machines. They’ll then put that new knowledge to work as they complete team challenges using VEX IQ robotic components. The other part of the day will be spent at Spy Hop, learning the ins-and-outs of coding, game design and audio engineering. We have two sessions of this camp; the Boys Only session starts at NHMU at 8:30am and ends at Spy Hop at 4:30pm. The Girls Only session starts at Spy Hop at 8:30am and ends at NHMU at 4:30pm. Transportation between sites is provided.

August 6 – 10, 2018
8:30am – 4:30pm
Boys Only: Starts at NHMU, ends at Spy Hop
Girls Only: Starts at Spy Hop, ends at NHMU
Grades 4th & 5th

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