Maker Camp for Teens Starts Today on Google Plus

Geek Culture

Our friends at Make magazine have come up with an alternative for teens who have found themselves without a lot to do this summer.

Maker Camp — a virtual gathering taking place on Make’s Google+ page over the next 30 days — will give teens a new project to work on every morning, and the chance to talk to a “camp counselor” and compare photos of projects done by fellow campers in a G+ Hangout every afternoon. GeekDad Community Member Rick Schertle will be helping to kick off Maker Camp at the New York Hall of Science in Queens, New York.

The series is free, and all that a teen has to do to join is follow Make on G+. Here’s a look at the projects coming up this week:

Image: Make on G+

With jobs tight for teens and the weather more conducive to staying in the air-conditioning, this may be just what many harried parents and bored teens may be looking for.

Who knows? They may find a new passion, and meet some sympathetic souls. So go ahead, encourage your teens to sign up for Maker Camp this summer!

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