What is the Beyonder Creativity Camp?
The Beyonder Creativity Camp is designed to boost kid creativity – whether kids are interested in science, the arts, or even sports! Over one-week, campers will participate in a series of fun, active and brain-bending activities that will allow them to discover in what ways they are creative, how to be more creative, and why it’s great to be creative! By the end of the experience, each camper will have the opportunity to choose a final project to showcase their unique creative talents!
What to expect:
The Beyonder Creativity Camp is sponsored by the International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC) at SUNY Buffalo State. Our curriculum is approved by the ICSC and is based on 50+ years of research in the field of creativity, graduate school coursework and aligns with 21st Century Skills. Located below are a few samples of our best Beyonder activities:
- Junk Inventions – Campers will use recyclables to build prototypes designed to overcome a specific challenge. Campers will be guided as they plan it, build it, test it and improve it.
- Creative-Strengths Obstacle Course – Campers will design an obstacle course based on their creative strengths (Hint, the obstacles don’t have to be physical). Campers will try out all the courses, than seek ways to combine them and modify them for a really unique challenge!
- Innovative Arts Studio – Campers will apply what they know about the real meaning of creativity to create unique works of art, writing or music. Campers will see what happens when they work collaboratively with other campers with different talents.
- Digital Scavenger Hunt – Campers will use technology, online resources and non-linear thinking techniques to answer a ridiculous question, learning how to follow their curiosity to achieve amazing conclusions. Campers can then design their own inquiries to challenge their friends.
Age Range: 10-17
Cost: $250 per camper for a half-day camp, August 1-5, 2016
Led by Lori Schwartz and Pamela Szalay
High School Camp, for kids going into grades 9-12, or ages 14-17. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Led by Miriam Kelley and Pamela Szalay
Location: Chase Hall, SUNY Buffalo State