Summer Camp Spotlight: Nerdies STEAM Camps

Editor’s note: Nerdies is a paid sponsor in the featured section of our 2019 Northwest Arkansas Summer Camps & Activities Guide. This story offers additional information about Nerdies STEAM camps as well as contact info.


About our camps: STEAM-based education for children is a major focus of our school systems, educators, parents, and local and federal government officials. Many of our local schools, however, don’t have the expertise or equipment to introduce children to STEAM concepts in a fun and interactive manner. NERDIES™ provides that expertise and equipment and inspires children to pursue careers in STEAM fields through educational play and hands-on learning.

Through our summer camp sessions, your young ones learn both hard and soft skills. They learn design concepts, industry standard animation & game development software, coding languages, and so much more. They also experience guided exposure to the creative process where they will be challenged to ask meaningful questions and apply what they have learned. Through thoughtful dialogue, regular collaboration, and active listening, NERDIES™ campers learn how to work as a team, how to communicate effectively, and how to activate the creative part of their brain.

Location of camps: Camps are conducted at a variety of locations, depending on the camp, including: Crystal Bridges, The New School, The Center for Nonprofits, Old High Middle School, The Jones Center, The Arkansas Arts Academy and The Teen Action & Support Center.

*Pre- and post-camp care is available at select locations

Ages served: 6-17, depending on the course

Camp themes (click here to see dates and locations):

  • Minecraft
  • Movie Making
  • Youtube Star
  • 3D Animation Level 1
  • 3D Animation Level 2
  • Stop Motion Animation
  • Game Development Level 1
  • Game Development Level 2
  • Robotics I
  • Robotics II
  • 3D Animaker
  • Comic Book Creation
  • Story Telling
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Drawing

Cost: Camp tuition varies. **Use the promo code “Motherlode” and get $25 off your purchase.

Contact info: Call 479-715-0622 for more information or email

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