Virtual Camp 787

The start of summer is right around the corner, and it is looking very different from anything we have experienced in the past. One major shift is no in-person summer camp. Camp 787 is a summer day camp started by AISD 4th grade teacher Kate Sommerville and administrator Danielle Bryant.

The initial vision for Camp 787 was to experience Austin as our classroom through thematic weeks of exploration with new field trips each day. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Camp 787 will be offering virtual camp this summer for students entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grade in the 2020-2021 school year! Once it is safe for us to return to our regularly scheduled programming of outdoor, experiential learning through local field trips we will. In the meantime, we would love it if you would join us virtually.

 

Virtual camp will include daily Morning Meeting, STEM activities, lunch check-ins, arts & crafts lessons, physical fitness, and a weekly read aloud book study.

 

All materials for these activities are provided in each camper's weekly camp kit!

 

Weekly camp kits will contain all materials for STEM activities, arts & crafts, and our weekly read aloud. Camp kits will be distributed through contactless pick up at various, set locations around Austin on Sundays prior to camp from 4-5pm.

 

Not in the Austin area? Sign up with a group of at least five friends one full week before the desired week of camp, and we will ship materials to one point of contact! Please send us an email if this is something you plan on doing, so we can prepare materials with plenty of time for shipping.

 

Camp 787 will operate Monday-Friday from June 1st - July 24th from 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

 

Camp is $150/week per child or $250/household with invoices sent in two week increments.

"Mini" camp is $100/wk per child. This includes all STEM materials, arts & crafts, and access to Seesaw for activity instructions. 

 

Interested in camp? Take a look at our weekly schedule or watch our introduction video found below. Also check out our week at a glance at the bottom of the page!

If your family is experiencing unemployment or furlough, please email us about limited scholarship spots available.

Questions? Email us at 787camp@gmail.com

We are eager to bring meaningful, engaging, and fun activities to as many children as possible to have a summer of purpose during these uncertain times and we hope that you will still join us for connection, academics, and exploration from the safety of our homes.

Sample Schedule

Weeks at A Glance

Here you can find a quick glance into the upcoming weeks of camp!

Week 4 - Wilderness Week

As we move into our third week of camp we will begin with wilderness week! Each day our morning STEM activities will take us on adventures around the world. Each day we will be going to a different national park -- virtually! Our art & crafts this week will be focused on the wonders of nature (think painting native plants in your backyard with watercolors!) with a survival novel for book club!

Week 5 - Space Exploration

During space week we will be exploring the wonders of space from home! Two days will include making our own constellations, writing our own constellation stories, and then a virtual field trip through space! We will be reading Hidden Figures to root us in the history of NASA. Hope you join our upcoming adventures!

Week 6 - Music Week

You aren't ready for music week! Making string, woodwind, and percussion instruments we will be spending time learning about the history of music in Austin, and sharing our own playlists. We will spend time learning about music around the world and listening to how music changes our moods, aligns with history, and can maybe even do a little dancing!