Spark Academy

Spark Academy Youth Programming
For Youth Ages 8-11 and 12-15

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Registration begins April 15, 2am at

Founded in 2016, LCC Spark Academy offers summer day camps and some school-year offerings in various S.T.E.A.M. topics such as coding, 3D design and printing, gamemaking, digital music/design, and “maker” activities like robot building and internet-connected gadget-making. Spark Academy focuses on more than just digital skills, we also strive to develop skills in collaboration, communication, creative thinking, and problem-solving. Our programming is designed for children ages 8-11 and 12-15 years old.

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Questions? Email or call (541) 463-6100.

Spark Academy 2019 Summer Camps

Registration for Summer 2019 Spark Academy begins April. All camps run from Monday-Thursday, 9am-3pm, and are held at LCC’s Mary Spilde Center in downtown Eugene.


Ages 8-11

Ages 12-15


June 24-27

Digital GrabBag

9 am-3 pm

Join the fun in this week of digital creativity that will include webpage design, digital scrapbooking and geo-mapping, and even a digital scavenger hunt! You’ll also do lots of hands-on activities, including chemistry and animal origami!

The 3rd Dimension: 3D Design and Printing

9 am-3 pm

Explore design concepts beyond the basics. You will design and print a complete droid, spaceship, or anything you can dream of! Watch your creations come to life on one of two professional 3D printers!


July 15-18

Fabulous Flying Machines

9 am-3 pm

Explore principles of flight and use them to design and build analog and digital machines! Things like planes, parachutes, balloon jets and space ships. Plus, you’ll get to make a 3D print of your favorite design!

RobOlympics, LegOlympics, and ArduinOlympics

9 am-3 pm

Build robots and obstacles using Legos. Compete against other students for the Gold medal! You will also learn to program Arduinos to control motors, servos, and other robotic parts. What can you build?


July 22-25

Cool Coding and Radical Robots

9 am-3 pm

Challenge your robot control skills with a Sphero obstacle course and develop new game controls with the MakeyMakey. You’ll be exploring alternate uses for common materials all week through hands-on activities.

Game Controller Workshop and Foley Sound Design

9 am-3 pm

Design, Build, and Test your very own designs and make a new video game controller! Next, learn about movie sound effects and create your OWN soundtracks to your favorite movies.


July 29-Aug 1

Builders’ Challenge

9 am-3 pm, $250

Blend coding, animation, and Minecraft with physical engineering as we work through building and digital creation challenges. Bridges, towers, and maze design will provide a variety of exciting problems to solve!

Sphero Coding Challenge

9 am-3 pm

Get going with coding in Javascript for the Sphero Mini! Plus, explore block-style programming to control your droid. Work in teams to navigate through an obstacle course. Plus, create your own robot games and robot adventure through code!


Wanna check out what our camps are like before registering? 

Come to our free Open House and Exhibition!

  • Saturday, April 13, 12pm-2pm,
  • Mary Spilde Center, Rooms TBA.
  • RSVP much appreciated:

Good to Know:

  • Sessions fill quickly.
  • We are limited in the number of students we can take, and we are popular! Register early.
  • Partial Scholarships are available - A limited number of partial scholarships are available each year. Please call (541) 463-6100 and ask for the Spark Program Coordinator to learn more and get an application.

Spark School Year Saturdays

Our summer campers couldn’t get enough of the programming, and so we added a few sessions each term during school.

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