DIGIVATIONS Camp Demigod’s Camp Half-Blood and Camp Fandom are a blend of world building through innovation, role playing and speculative fiction which we refer to as the Innovation Bakery. These Camps are based on the principles that kids have an enormous reservoir of creativity and innovative ideas which they look forward to sharing with other like-minded individuals who hold common interests.
These common interests are often fueled by stories embodied in literature such as Percy Jackson and the Olympian Series, the Hunger Games, Divergent, the Leviathan or media such as BBC television series' Dr. Who and Sherlock and other series such as Avatar: the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. Movies including Avatar, the Hobbit and Inception also ignite kids interests so they create innovative new works based on imagined worlds. Camp Fandom is a mash-up of these different themes and stories.
Half-Blood's location and environment brings Percy
Jackson and the Olympian Series to
life through quests which play out through the week starting in the rustic
demigod cabins, and traversing through the beaches, trails, and clay cliffs.
Demigod's are forewarned that Mount Olympus and the House of Hades is waiting
for their visit and the monsters will be waking up from their winter hibernation
to fiercely greet them this Summer. Camp Half-Blood will have plenty of tactics
and combat training for the campers who will make armor, swords and other
weapons which they will master through the expertise of our swordsmen and
swordswomen. Following the adrenaline rush from the day's quests and busy slate
of innovation and creative activities (art, music, drama), the nights will be
spent keeping watch on the Camp and deciphering clues for the next day. Bon
fires and healthy desserts (ice cream too!!!) along with board games such as
Mythomagic and discussions of Ancient Greece and Greek mythology both in English
and the Greek language will fill the evenings. Another amazing part of the Camp after the claiming ceremony includes your
demigod realizing their fantasy of living in their cabins for the week where they discuss their quests, share common interests and create memories of a lifetime (laughter filled conversations under the stars and planets above is also part of the fun).
Camp Demigod is operated and led by world class faculty. Camp Founders, Dr. Steven Lee Berman and Anne Deane Berman, PhD have been awarded three Summer of Innovation Awards by NASA, among many others. Camp Demigod is located in a uniquely beautiful, natural and rustic environment and serves as an oasis for your child to explore their inner world, strengthen their confidence, and recognize their unique abilities through interaction with a community of their peers as they develop as mentors and leaders. Camp Demigod campers enjoy journeys and quests with each other especially since they feel safe exchanging their thoughts, designs, creations and passions while making a meaningful difference in the world, and having FUN. Learn more about what kids do at Camp Demigod...
Q. What is a Mash-Up?
A.) A mash-up is where SF/Fantasy (speculative fiction), Steampunk (Re-imagining the Victorian Age with futuristic technologies), Mythologies from different cultures (Middle-earth to Ancient Asian influences through the elements) and Dystopian Societies (Hunger Games, Divergent Trilogy) are blended together through the awesome creativity of our campers with the support of our world class faculty.
These mash-ups are threads which run through both camps and intertwine literature, media including film and television, along with music and the visual arts and fashion and costume design also serving as ingredients.
Q. What are Campers Doing?
A.) Our Camps will be brought to life through our Campers engagement with DIGIVATIONS unique NASA award winning methodology which drives the concept of innovation, quests and world building through role playing and SF/Speculative Fiction. Camp Demigod students' will use their imaginations and creativity to create, write, produce, and direct improvisations, films and games. Campers' works will be brought to life through the skills they will develop and hone participating in classes encompassing innovation/sphere of influence, art, music, tactical training including theatrical swordsmanship/combat (historical), martial arts and thai chi (focus on bending), and training like an astronaut. Campers will also create costumes, armor and weapons, as well as real and virtual sets using different computer programs, rockets and robots, among other materials.
Camp Demigod's activities page will provide a good overview of a typical day.
Q. What about Play & Social Time?
A.) All the above will be supported through a myriad of activities ranging from hiking through Point Roberts beautiful trails, walking the many beaches and romping and rolling through the unique clay cliffs. Swimming is also a popular favorite. Downtime also provides campers with the opportunity to play a variety of board and card games and just chat and speak freely among themselves about their passions while also creating bonds as they explore their inner voices. Read more...
A Great Way to Drop off or Pick up Your Child From Camp!
Join us for our Second Annual Family Camp Session for the chance to live like a kid again!
Designed for families with children of all ages, our family camp is an opportunity for adults and children to explore and embrace all that Camp Demigod has to offer.
During this all inclusive long weekend, families will enjoy our rustic facilities, enriching programming, and the stunning environment of Point Roberts with friends old and new.
54 Countries around the World are Looking at Camp Demigod!
WHO ARE OUR STUDENTS:
approximately 250 students,
ages 9-15 from all over North America and the world travel to the
beautiful Pacific Northwest to participate in our NASA Award winning
STEM+ARTS+MOVEMENT™ day camp programs in Vancouver, Lower Mainland and
Point Roberts, WA. Last summer, 38 students attended the inaugural
Demigod summer camp. Students came from Florida, San Francisco, South
Carolina, Texas, Washington, and British Columbia (Vancouver and
BC). Since our son, Jacob, didn't think of making the camp until the end
of February, we didn't expect it to be a large camp. We plan to keep
enrollment small, between 30-50 students with a student/teacher ratio of 6/1. In the last 3 years, we have
taught over 2000 traditional,
gifted/advanced and special needs children most of whom have keen
motivation, intellectual curiosity and creativity in science, history,
the arts, athletics, or other passions. We anticipate many of our
long-term students will attend along with more international students.
Faculty members Kim Turney, Clara Berman (left) and Sam Fix (far right)
Stage a Pose with Students and Counselors-in-Training.
WHO ARE OUR FACULTY:
faculty and counselors of the DIGIVATIONS Institute are committed to
developing the next generation’s innovators with multidisciplinary
interests. In addition to classroom instruction, faculty members direct,
perform, and assist with student collaborative works throughout the
summer session, affirming DIGIVATIONS' integrated approach encompassing innovation, creative engagement and building original works.
and staff members also take an active role in DIGIVATIONS' community
life by: living alongside the students in cabins; eating meals together;
participating in various camp-wide recreational activities; and by
sharing the tasks which maintain the camp and assure the safety of all
it members. By participating together
in all levels of community life, faculty, staff, and students create an
environment where close, respectful relationships can develop and
creativity and intellectual pursuits flourish.
Outside of the summer session, DIGIVATIONS faculty,
staff, and guest writers/creative artists/scientists/classicists/technologists are distinguished in a wide variety of fields, ranging from
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Fine Art, Dance, Theatre, Music Composition, to Theatrical Combat (Historical Swordsmanship), Gymnastics and Martial Arts, among others.
Read more about our Faculty...
Co-Founders Anne Deane Berman, PhD and Dr. Steven Lee Berman with Camp Demigod Brainchild, 10-year old Jacob Berman.
CANADIAN BOOKSELLER PARTNER:
CAMP PROMOTION UNTIL FEBRUARY 28: Take advantage of a reduced non-refundable deposit and low tuition rates!
Registrants from the US receive a $15 Village Bookstore Gift Certificate toward the purchase of a book..
Registrants from Canada receive a $15 Black Bond Books Gift Certificate toward the purchase of a book..
All registrants before February 28 will also receive the extra benefit of designating a $15 gift certificate* for their classroom, school library, or local library branch which will be submitted in their name. Camp Demigod will transmit these certificates through
their book partners.
International registrants will have similar options.
INCENTIVES FOR REGISTRANTS WHO PAY IN FULL BY FEBRUARY 28: receive
a $30 Camp Store credit and a $15 Village Bookstore or Black Bond Books Gift Certificate Voucher and a $15 gift certificate will be sent to their child's classroom, school or local library branch in their name.
*Alternatively, when possible registrants may also have the option of designating that a $15 donation
for their local community library fund be submitted in their name in lieu of a