Useful Arts Camp challenges people 15-18 years old to solve real-world problems in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative setting. Each summer, the camp puts forward a new suite of problems to be solved using engineering, math, science, and whatever else is necessary.
This year’s challenge is: Neighborhood Solar.
Solar energy is everywhere: in design magazines, news stories, and speeches. So why shouldn’t it be part of our neighborhoods? Campers will brainstorm, build, and test solutions to promote widespread adoption of simple, inexpensive and safe DIY solar-panels in Camden’s houses, schools, and small businesses.
The campers’ final products, whether they be problem-solving–improved machines, better policies, or something entirely new–will be directed entirely by the campers themselves. You’ll be assisted (NOT led) by veteran problem-solvers from the Society for Useful Arts, and special guests.
If you want to build valuable tools, push yourself to think in new ways, and solve problems that make most people shrug, come to Useful Arts Camp.
Useful Arts Camp takes place at the Society for Useful Arts in Camden, Maine, 23 July – 4 August 2012.
Call (207) 236-7433 for information on tuition and logistics.