We’re setting up a daycare to cover all of the time that talks are going on at the camp and kid-focused workshops for those older kid hackers that are able to make it out! Activities will be setup near the Retreat House in the lower part of the upper field. If you’re interested in registering your kid for daycare ( 5 y/o) and have any ideas for workshops, please let us know! Additional information will be posted on the ToorCamp Kids wiki page.

ToorCamp will be offering Day Care. Please sign up here. 


Time Workshop
10:00-10:45 Scratch Jr Workshop
ScratchJr is an introductory programming language that enables young children (ages 5-7) to create their own interactive stories and games. After a brief demo, each attendee will have a tablet with Scratch Jr installed to work on their own interactive story. A couple adults who have worked with it before will be on hand to help kids, though most of the workshop will be open-ended experimenting.
15:00-15:45 The Foos Workshop
The Foos is the most fun way for kids to learn coding and computer science. Slightly more advanced and much more directed than Scratch Jr, you have to build a script of actions (move, jump, etc) to navigate your character through a platformer-style game level


Time Workshop
10:00-10:45 Jar of Fireflies ($10)
Jar of Fireflies is a simple through-hole soldering project with an ATTiny (pre-programmed) and LEDs(pre-wired) that are suspended inside a mason jar and flash like fireflies. It’s a perfect combination of soldering, electronics, and camping projects.
15:00-15:45 Scavenger Hunt
You’ll get a list of hacker-ish and camp-ish strange items that you need to make, find, borrow, collect, or photograph. We’ll get together to see what everyone found!


Time Workshop
10:00-10:45 Popsicle Stick Catapaults
We’ll have plans for a couple designs, plus an assortment of popsicle sticks, rubber bands, zip ties, and binder clips for you to build and experiment how to make the best possible launching machine.
15:00-15:45 Cyanotype (Solar Prints) Workshop ($5)
Cyanotype is a very simple photographic process that only requires special paper, sunlight, and water. We’ll find a number of neat items to put on to our cyanotype paper, then we’ll leave it in the sun to get exposed. When it’s ready we’ll wash it in water to get a neat blue print.