Summer Maker Camp Brings DIY Creativity to Life For Teens

At Maker Camp, tents and mosquitoes are totally optional.

Looking for a camp where tents and mosquito bites are optional? Thanks to Google and MAKE magazine's Maker Camp, a just-launched virtual summer camp that's rooted in "DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and discovery," teens can learn how to make everything from an easy balloon blimp to a rocket-propelled toy car—and it's all free.

The way Maker Camp works is each day at 2 PM EDT for the next six weeks the folks running it will post a different project or activity as a Google+ hangout. The hangouts feature an "accomplished maker" who walks students through the day's project. Or, if there's a maker space in their community, students can head there to interact with both makers and other student participants.

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