Summer S.t.e.a.m.

Summer S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art & math) camps are held in the COMO's Makerspace, and can be added on to COMO day camps, at an incredibly discounted value, for the ultimate camp experience! Families who don't sign up for our Camp COMO day camp can register for the standalone camps using the general registration form


Summer Sculpture!

Kindergarten-4th grade

Make a new sculpture every day! Using found objects,clay,wire and more materials we will construct leaning towers and kinetic sculptures. After studying the Masters like Calder and Moore, students design their own 3D art. Taught by Amanda Oakes. Instructor Amanda Oakes earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education from Skidmore College. Her concentration was in ceramics and for her senior show, she created a mural painting out of clay! Oakes enjoys the technique of hand building and the inspiration she gets from working with children. She previously taught at many places including Pine Point and St. Michael's School. Oakes has been teaching at the COMO for 18 years.

Dates and Times:

Session I: Monday-Friday, Beginning June 25 | 2-4 p.m.

Session II: Monday-Friday, Beginning July 9 | 2-4 p.m.

Member Price: $100

Non-member Price: $130

Camp Add-On: $65


Dungeons and Dragons Adventure Camp

(This camp is full - check out our fall classes)

Ages 7-13

This camp is part illustration and creative writing class, part mystical journey through our own imaginations. COMO’s Dungeons and Dragons Adventure Camp combines the classic role-playing game developed in the 1970's with modern technology and creative learning opportunities. Participants will build social skills and cultivate problem solving skills as they develop a character, give him/her/it a back story and start a quest with fellow campers/adventures. Creativity and storytelling flourish as participants sketch their journey and write of their heroism- all to be made into a tome to take home.

Dates & Times: July 9 - July 13 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Member Price: $120

Non-Member Price: $150

Camp Add-On Price: $80


Raspberry Pi Emulator Build 

(This camp is full - check out our fall classes)

Ages 9-13

Students will learn how to design and construct their very own Raspberry Pi to bring home at the end of the week. The Raspberry Pi is credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV, and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing, and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. The Raspberry Pi is capable of doing everything you’d expect a desktop computer to do, from browsing the internet and playing high-definition video, to making spreadsheets, word-processing, and playing games. Developing these skills
is a great way for children to learn about computer science, hardware and electronics as well as help them grow as makers. Materials fee: $70

Dates & Times: July 16 - July 20 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Member Price: $160

Non-Member Price: $190

Camp Add-On Price: $110


Summer Minecraft Shipwrights 

(This camp is full - check out our fall classes)

Ages 7-13

Cue up your favorite sea shanties because we have a summer camp on the virtual high-seas! The word shipwright comes from the old english word “scipwyrhta” meaning a worker who builds and fixes ships. In our Minecraft Shipwrights camp, we’ll be learning about the history of shipbuilding in New England, its importance to our economy and how a large sailing ship works. Our Minecraft students will design and build their own ship in their dry docks, then launch their vessels to be sailed in our Minecraft server.  

Dates & Times: July 23 - July 27 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Member Price: $120

Non-Member Price: $150

Camp Add-On Price: $80


Mobile Mural Camp

Ages 7-13

Explore the world of street art and murals in this week-long exposure to the medium. Students will learn a number of techniques, from stenciling to freehand work. Participants will learn fundamentals of painting, layout and composition while exploring themes, symbolism and collaboration. They will also learn methods and techniques for projection usage. The camp project emphasizes collaboration in creating a mobile mural on large canvas panels that will be moved to different locations around the COMO campus.  

Dates & Times: Aug. 6 - Aug. 10 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Member Price: $160

Non-Member Price:  $190

Camp Add-On Price: $110


Make Your Own Video Game Demo! 

(This camp is full - check out our fall classes)

Ages 7-13

Students will learn the basics of computer game design, including: models, textures, volumes, and lighting in order to make an amazing 2D video game. Students will focus on building one complete, fully designed level that will act as a demo for their game. Participants will learn basic fundamentals of computer science and coding while exploring concepts of art and design. All students will be able to export their finished demos to play at home on their phones, tablets or computers! 

Dates & Times: Aug. 13 - Aug. 17 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Member Price: $160

Non-Member Price:  $190

Camp Add-On Price: $110


The COMO’s Siege Workshop

Ages 9-13

Back by popular demand! The COMO's siege workshop class is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math)-centered program that focuses on the design and production of siege tools. Working as teams, under the guidance of our instructor, students will learn the physics behind siege tools including trebuchets, catapults and ballistas. Last year participants designed and built model catapults and a full-scale version which was used at the COMO’s Pumpkin Chunkin Event. This summer's focus will be slingshots. All participants will take home a fully functional homemade slingshot.

Participants will learn the physics and engineering behind these simple machines, learn to safely and effectively use hand-tools, work on team building skills and focus on safety beyond all else. 

Dates & Times: Aug. 20 - Aug. 25 | 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Member Price: $160

Non-Members: $190

COMO Camp Add-On Price: $110