Day Camp at RAFT San Jose

At Project Ember, we empower kids to design and build concrete solutions to abstract problems. Our prompts merge objective engineering challenges with artistic freedom in a process we call world-building. We’re in awe of the worlds kids dream up, so we don’t use prefabricated kits to solve design challenges - we use kids’ creativity. We start with a surprise prompt - i.e. safely lift a teammate off the ground. Teams use their imaginations to figure out how (levers? pulleys? ropes?) and why (superhero? orbiting planet? arcade claw machine?). We also use power tools, construction grade supplies and collaboration. The design itself is up in the air, but one thing’s certain: we build big and bold. Kids will be able to get in, climb on or operate their creations.
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*Please note: Though our cancellation policy is noted as "Super Strict" on Reso, you may make changes to your reservation by reaching out to Project Ember directly at Please read our complete refund and cancellation policy for more information.
drop off and pick up information
Drop off: 9:15 am - 9:30 am
Pickup: 3:30 pm - 3:45 pm
Transportation information
Camp is held at RAFT San Jose.
How to prepare
8:30 am-9:15 am - Before care: staff and a curated set of tabletop games greet children during a relaxed morning while we wait for camp to start
9:15 am - 9:30 am - Official drop-off: the day starts with a short discussion or game
9:30 am - 10:00 am - Full-camp morning circle, followed by working group review/planning sessions
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Project Work Session A: Kids and staff work together to break down tasks, see the big picture, take steps, test ideas, and make progress.
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - Lunch: outside with sunny and shady seating
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Park break! Organized games and self directed play
1:30 pm - 1:40 pm - Afternoon group meeting before work begins again
1:40 pm - 3:30 pm - Project Work Session B. More progress to be made!
3:30 pm - 3:45 pm - Pick-up
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm - Aftercare: wind down with games and good conversation
Additional Notes
Each week is a different challenge, so feel free to sign up for multiple weeks. We love returning campers and the exponential growth they experience at multiple weeks of camp.