You have the power to change your world. Ask "What If." Unleash your inner hero.
We know middle schoolers want to do things that matter! Camp What If @Home takes you on a fun-filled adventure of learning about your city and making it the best place to be. During Camp What If @Home you will explore, discover, and immerse ourselves in what makes your community tick through online and offline experiences. Then you will take your insights and create ideas to solve problems and enhance your community. Don’t let the boredom win this summer. Join Camp What If @Home July 6 - July 24. Design for good. Fun for all.
WHAT IF...YOU LAUNCHED YOUR SUPERPOWERED IDEAS INTO THE WORLD?
JOIN CAMP WHAT IF @HOME: AKRON
For Who:Our Akron camp is for campers leaving 5th – 8th grade enrolled in Akron Public Schools.
Brought to you by: Camp What If @Home: Akron is free for students enrolled in Akron Public Schools thanks to the generous support from the City of Akron.
Registration Deadline: June 25th. Spots are filled on a first come, first served basis.
Deposit: $25 deposit required to secure your spot to be refunded at the end of camp.
Thank you, City of Akron!
ADVENTURE INTO DOING GOOD
Camp What If @Home takes you on a fun-filled adventure of learning about your city and making it the best place to be. We explore, discover, and immerse yourself in what makes the community tick. Then you take your insights and create ideas to solve problems and enhance our community.
LAUNCH YOUR BIG IDEAS
TomTod Ideas empowers you to make world-changing ideas. At camp, we use a variety of approaches to ideation and human-centered design. To solve problems, we work together and create lots of ideas. We test out those ideas by building prototypes and imagining real-world scenarios. Then we refine, re-evaluate, and reimagine until we have an idea that will truly enhance the common good. Plus, camp is a whole lot of fun!
EXPLORE YOUR COMMUNITY
We have a blast with so many things happening in our area: we virtually explore the community with a variety of exclusive opportunities like behind-the-scenes tours of local hot spots and meet-ups with community members who are leading the way in making it even better. You will make friends, play games, and learn all about the challenges and possibilities of your city.
JOURNEY WITH TOMTOD STAFF
TomTod Ideas started Camp What If seven years ago and have been empowering middle schoolers with safe, fun, thoughtful, and unique summer experiences ever since. Each of our summer staff go through a competitive application and review process that includes a background check before being hired. With over 18 combined years of experience in facilitating summer camps for youth, our trained, experienced leadership team is ready to bring creative problem-solving, design thinking, and a whole lot of fun to your middle schooler this summer.
THANK YOU, CITY OF AKRON FOR
SPONSORING CAMP WHAT IF @HOME!
Who: Camp What If @Home is for students leaving 5th – 8th grade enrolled in Akron Public School District.
When: Camp What If @Home takes place over three weeks from 11:30am – 1:00pm starting Monday, July 6 and ending Friday, July 24. Camp What If @Home registration deadline is June 20th 2020. Spots are filled on a first come, first served basis. Camp What If @Home has limited camper spots so register today to reserve yours!
Where: Camp What If @Home is a TomTod summer camp experience online! During Camp What If @Home, campers will explore their community and the world during one-of-kind online camp sessions, innovative augmented reality experiences, and fun offline activities that can all be done from your home!
How: Camp What If @Home mixes online camp with augmented reality experiences and offline challenges to create a one-of-a-kind exploration of your community and the world. Through these virtual and real-world explorations, we will help you launch your superpowered ideas into world!
How Long: Camp What If @Home is a 3-week adventure into your community and imagination! Each day, campers will join TomTod staff and other campers for 1.5 hours of online exploration and then campers will work offline on optional offline extension activities..
How Much: Thanks to the generous support of the City of Akron and ArtsNow, Camp What If @Home is free for students enrolled in Akron Public School District. Our total per-camper value is over $600, but thanks to generous underwriting from our partners and donors, we’re able to provide the entire Camp What If @Home experience to you free of cost!
*A $25 deposit is required to claim your spot, to be refunded at the end of camp
What: By registering, you get an all-inclusive reservation for the entire camp experience:
- a carefully cultivated staff with 1:7 ratio allowing individualized guidance
- expert-level training in social innovation
- conversation opportunities with core community leaders
- exclusive, personalized, guided virtual explorations of key local institutions
- special meals from local restaurants
- camp materials including t-shirt, activity supplies, and more
Camp What If @Home
Adventure into 3-weeks of creatively exploring your community (and the world) and creating heroic ideas for the common good! During Camp What If @Home you will:
EXPLORE YOUR WORLD
Becoming a hero starts with a journey of exploration.Each day, you will meet inspiring real-world heroes, investigate your new ideas, and explore ways you can be a hero for your community. Camp What If @Home takes you on a fun-filled adventure of learning about your community and making it the best place to be. We explore, discover, and immerse ourselves in what makes your community tick.
CONQUER HERO CHALLENGES
Hero’s challenge their powers. Everyday we will challenge your imagination and innovation skills with Hero Challenges. To level-up your hero powers and earn hero badges, you will need to imagine, explore, create, and build as you conquer each daily challenge. We will train your hero skills to solve problems. We test out your hero skills in real time, building prototypes and solving real-world problems!
TEAM UP WITH OTHER MIDDLE SCHOOLERS & YOUR HERO GUIDES
Heroes are stronger together At Camp What If @Home, you will collaborate with other middle schoolers, real-world heroes from your community, and TomTod’s Adventure Curators to launch your superpowered ideas in the world.
CREATE HEROIC IDEAS
Your ideas can change the world. Unleash your superpowered ideas into your community. At Camp What If @Home, we will create ideas that put your empathy and imagination into action!
Does my student need the internet and technology to participate in camp?
Yes! Students will need access to the internet and device (preferably a computer)
to participate in camp. Camp activities will involve both online and offline activities, but daily meetings will use video calls and other online tools.
*If you need help getting internet access or a device for camp, we can help. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
TomTod stands for Tomorrow Ideas Today. TomTod Ideas is a non-profit based in Canton, Ohio with the goal of empowering middle schoolers to launch ideas that put empathy and imagination into action for their communities.
Who are the camp counselors?
TomTod’s camp staff is a diverse mix of professionals dedicated to serving middle school students. Each of our summer staff go through a competitive application and review process that includes a background check before being hired. With over 18 combined years of experience in facilitating summer camps for youth, our trained, experienced leadership team is ready to bring creative problem-solving, design thinking, and a whole lot of fun to your middle schooler this summer.
Will photos/ videos be taken of my student?
Yes! We love to capture photos of our campers exploring the community and creating their ideas. We will share those photos with families on our social media. For security and promotional purposes, we also record online video calls. If your student has restrictions on having their photo/video shared, please let us know!