We’re thrilled to offer summer camps for curious kids who love making and creating with their own two hands. We offer camps for youth ages 9 to 16 which are instructed by experienced educators who are ready to support campers as they gain the skills to pull off some amazing creations! All camps will follow Generator’s Covid protocols.

Read all about the offerings below and scroll down to the very bottom of the page to register.

If you have any questions email Sam Graulty at [email protected] or call (802) 540-0761.


PinBox 3000 Pro Maker Camp

6/27/22 to 7/1/22 9am-3pm

Ages 9-12

$340 (includes materials)

Limit: 10 Campers (Expanded from 8!)

Become an expert at designing tabletop pinball games with Ben t. Matchstick, the founder of the Cardboard Teck Instantute and co-creator of the PinBox 3000 cardboard pinball kit. We’ll start with building a fresh new game, using obstacles and targets of papercraft and whatever we can find. We’ll decorate, add 3D printed parts and laser cut elements. Finally, we’ll add some simple circuits and the Micro:bit to unlock scoring, lights and sounds. You’ll also get the origin story of the award-winning PinBox 3000 from where it was first born- the Generator! In the end, we’ll throw a big PinBox 3000 Art-Cade!

Instructor Bio:

“Professor” Ben t. Matchstick is a writer, performer, puppeteer, show inventor, event manager, tabletop game nerd, and CEO of Cardboard Teck LLC.

He has toured internationally with his own puppet shows and with the internationally acclaimed Bread & Puppet Theater. He has also worked in collaboration with Insurrection Landscapers (S. Glover), Redmoon Theater (Chicago), and Le Petite Theatre de Absolu (Montreal).

He’s organized after school programs, summer camps, street parties, kid-powered events, and outdoor music festivals. Professor Matchstick holds a BA in Theater from Northwestern University and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College.

He lives and plays in Montpelier, VT with his wife and child.


Games Beyond: Tabletop, RPGs and Escape Rooms

7/18/22 to 7/22/22 9am-3pm 

Ages 9-16 (expanded ages!)

$340 (includes materials)

Limit: 8 Campers

We won’t just play games, we’ll build them. We’ll prototype a tabletop board game, playtest our own role-playing game system, and piece together clues to assemble our own escape room. Together we can unlock our collective capabilities as game designers to have a blast turning our ideas into working prototypes. We will build scale terrain for a tactical miniatures RPG. Of course we’ll have to also play a ton of games to get our ideas- both cooperative and competitive. Our big project will be a final escape room that we design for the parents, using all the tools of the Generator to get us there.

Instructor Bio:

“Professor” Ben t. Matchstick is a writer, performer, puppeteer, show inventor, event manager, tabletop game nerd, and CEO of Cardboard Teck LLC.

He has toured internationally with his own puppet shows and with the internationally acclaimed Bread & Puppet Theater. He has also worked in collaboration with Insurrection Landscapers (S. Glover), Redmoon Theater (Chicago), and Le Petite Theatre de Absolu (Montreal).

He’s organized after school programs, summer camps, street parties, kid-powered events, and outdoor music festivals. Professor Matchstick holds a BA in Theater from Northwestern University and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College.

He lives and plays in Montpelier, VT with his wife and child.


More Camps To Be Announced!


Generator Reserves the right to cancel summer camps up to 2 week(s) prior to start date.

 

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