Northern Beaches Mums Group
Northern Beaches Mums Group

The 7 Best Holiday Camps To Keep Little Aussie Brains Ticking

Creative and tech-based programs to beat the boredom and guarantee a fun school holiday break!

1. Create your own animated Minions movie with claymation (5 – 7 years) 2 days

Kids go bananas for Minions and these school holidays they can express their fandom making a Minions claymation using stop-motion animation techniques. If they have a fascination for animation, they’ll love creating their Minions clay figurines and developing a story, taking lots of still frames and stitching them together to create their very own movie. 

2. Learn to code your own video game (7 – 12 years) 3 days

Kids can design their own arcade-style video games, jam-packed with cool characters like zombies and unicorns, and awesome gaming features such as invisibility cloaks and shrinking potions. They’ll learn drag and drop code and logic to connect all the design elements together and bring their games to life! It’s so much fun, they won’t realise they are actually learning some very important coding and tech skills for their future.

3. Learn to become a DJ (8 – 13 years) 3 days

Your child can take their first steps into the exciting world of mixing music to create their own DJ set. Kids will love mixing their favourite pop tunes using beat matching and transitions on real DJ decks. Plus, they will design their own DJ brand, develop branded merch, and even perform a DJ set!

4. Produce a LEGO movie (7 – 12 years) 3 days

Turn hours of playing with LEGO characters into an even more creative pursuit, by teaching kids to create their own LEGO Movie.  They can use their favourite LEGO characters and sets, come up with a fun storyline and use stop-motion techniques to produce a short animation film. It will transform the way they play at home and offer endless hours of creativity for the rest of the holidays.

5. Pilot a Drone (9 – 13 years) 2 days

Learn to pilot a drone using coding to design a flight path and watch in wonder as the drone takes flight! If your kid shows an interest in drones, they can learn more than just the basics of flying. Kids get a taste of cutting-edge technology and learn about coding, problem-solving, engineering, design, and more. They’ll learn about drone tech and safety, movie making, and discover how drones have a positive social impact when used to fight bushfires, rescue koalas, spot sharks on the coast and loads more!

6. Become a YouTuber (8 – 13 years) 3 days

Take a YouTube fixation and turn it into something incredibly productive where kids can learn planning, storytelling, filming and video editing to become the star in their very own YouTube-style videos. While they may not end up with YouTube stardom, we’re sure kids will have a new lens on screen time. They will be equipped with the skills to start producing and directing their own ideas instead of simply watching other people’s! Plus, they’ll gain confidence ‘performing’ in front of audiences and on set and importantly, learn about staying safe online.

7. Develop a Website (8 – 13 years) 3 days

For kids with some proficiency in coding, they’ll create their own website from scratch about an animal, movie, sporting team or their favourite topic. With 1.93 billion websites on the world wide web, developers are in higher demand than ever before. It’s a great head start to gain fundamental web building skills and your kids will have so much fun in the process.

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