Summer 2024

 

There is limited availability for our summer programs.  Students benefit greatly from smaller class sizes and more personal attention.  
Families registering multiple crew members can enter the code "sibling" for a family discount. 
Registration fees are waived until January 15th.  Please message me using the link above if you have any questions. -Mr. Al
We are excited to announce our exciting summer offerings for 2024, including LEGO Superheroes, A.I. Filmmakers, YouTube Stars, LEGO Movie Magic, Puppet Paradise and Junior Foodies!
We know that as a parent, you want your child to have a fun and memorable summer, and MSA has been a top choice for Decatur families since 2016!  Our experienced and passionate team has planned a summer full of exciting activities and projects that will keep your child engaged and entertained. 
 
With film-making technology, artificial intelligence, team-building projects, outdoor time at the park and projects to take home, this summer is going to be one to remember!
So pack a lunch, your imagination and some sunscreen and get ready for adventure at The Märchen Sagen Academy!
 

 

MSA K.A.M.P Sessions for 2024

Sessions

Themes

1.  May 27-31 LEGO Superheroes
2.  June 3-7 YouTube Stars
3.  June 10-14 Junior Foodies
4.  June 17-21 LEGO Movie Magic
5.  June 24-28 Puppet Paradise
6.  July 1-3 (3 day) Junior Foodies
7.  July 8-12 A.I. Filmmakers
8.  July 15-19 YouTube Stars
9.  July 22-26 Junior Foodies


Ages:  All camp weeks are rising 6 year olds to age 12

Camp Costs Per Camper. 
NOTE:  Early drop-off and late pickup are included in each registration and used as needed by each family.
$429 per week
($499 during week 5 and includes field trip and lunch)
$349 for 4 days
$279 for 3 days
$210 for 2 days

MSA has fresh water and snacks.  Please pack a (nut free) lunch and extra snacks if needed.  We also celebrate with a Wrap Party for the crew at the end of the week to celebrate the completion of our projects.  We love to support local businesses and we often take the kids to Revolution Doughnuts and then outdoor time at Mead Road Park.

Hours:

K.A.M.P. hours are from 9:00 A.M. to 4 P.M. daily.  Early drop-off is at 8:30 A.M. and late pickup is at 4:30 P.M.

Both are included in the registration and used on an as-needed basis.

Daily:

8:30 AM:  Arriving

9:30 AM:  Snacks

9:45 AM:  Morning Workshop and Filming

11:45 AM:  Lunch

12:30 PM: Afternoon Workshop and Editing

2:00 PM:  Park/Personal Projects Time

3:30 PM: Snacks and Crafts

4:00 PM:  Pickup

4:30 PM:  Final pick up

Discounts

We do provide discounts for our families who register siblings.  Enter the code "siblingat checkout.

 

Cancellations

All registration fees are non-refundable and transferable on a case by case basis.

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MSA Themes for 2024

LEGO Superheros

Are your kids always dreaming of saving the world? Our LEGO Superheroes summer camp is the perfect place for them to bring their superhero fantasies to life! They'll get to create their own unique LEGO superhero characters and use stop motion animation to make them soar on screen. They'll also get to design their own superhero costumes and masks, and use special effects to give their LEGO characters superpowers.

Throughout the week, our experienced instructors will help your kids learn the basics of stop motion animation, from setting up a scene to taking pictures to editing their movies. Plus, with a wide range of LEGO sets and minifigures to choose from, your kids will have no shortage of creative ideas for their superhero adventures.

But it's not all about animation! We'll also have plenty of other fun activities like team building games, outdoor play, and craft projects to keep your kids entertained and engaged. By the end of the week, they'll be well on their way to becoming real-life superhero legends!

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YouTube Stars

Welcome to our 'YouTube Stars' summer camp for kids! Are you the parent of a young content creator with a passion for making videos? Look no further! Our camp is specifically designed for kids who are eager to learn the ins and outs of making their own videos for YouTube.

During the week, your child will have the opportunity to create and film their own videos from start to finish. They'll learn how to plan, shoot, and edit engaging content, finding their place, behind or in front of the camera.

But it's not all work and no play – we'll also have plenty of fun activities outside and games to keep your child entertained and engaged.

Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity for your child to learn valuable skills and make lasting memories. Sign up for our 'YouTube Stars' summer camp today!

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Junior Foodies

It's our 'Junior Foodies' summer camp session! Are you the parent of a young chef-in-training with a passion for cooking and content creation? Look no further! Our camp is specifically designed for kids who are eager to learn the ins and outs of cooking and filming their own cooking videos.

Did you know that kids are increasingly interested in cooking and food-related content, with a recent study finding that over 60% of kids between the ages of 8 and 12 are interested in cooking and trying new foods? This is the perfect opportunity for your child to combine their love of cooking with their passion for making content.

During the week, your child will have the opportunity to to make tasty dishes and snacks and create their own cooking videos using iOS devices. They'll learn how to plan, prep, and film their cooking videos, as well as how to edit them.

We'll also have plenty of fun food-related activities and games to keep your child entertained and engaged.

This will be fun and and an exciting opportunity for your child to learn to make great dishes at home and have fun with friends making memories. Sign up for our 'Junior Foodies' summer camp today!

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LEGO Movie Magic

Do your kids love LEGO and movies? Our LEGO Movie Magic summer camp is the perfect combination of their two passions! They'll get to bring their favorite LEGO sets and minifigures to life on screen using stop motion animation, and learn about the different elements of storytelling along the way.

Our experienced instructors will teach your kids the basics of stop motion animation, including how to set up a scene, take pictures, and edit their movies. And with a wide range of LEGO sets and minifigures to choose from, they'll have endless creative possibilities for their movies.

But that's not all! We'll also have plenty of other fun activities like team building games, outdoor play, and craft projects to keep your kids entertained and engaged. By the end of the week, they'll be proud movie makers with their very own LEGO masterpieces!

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A.I. Filmmakers

Welcome to the FUTURE!  It's our all new 'AI Filmmakers' summer camp! Are you the parent of a young content creator with a passion for storytelling and film production, and an interest in exploring the possibilities of artificial intelligence? THIS IS IT! Our camp is specifically designed for kids who are eager to learn how to create their own short film using the latest AI tools.

During the week, your child will have the opportunity to use AI to generate scripts, images for backgrounds and characters for their own short film. They'll learn how to plan, write, shoot, and edit their film, as well as how to use AI tools and software to bring their ideas to life.

We'll also have plenty of fun activities, time at Mead Road Park, crafts and games to keep your child entertained and engaged.

This is an exciting opportunity for your child to learn how to use some of the tools of the future to help make their ideas come to life and make lasting memories while they do it. Sign up for our 'AI Filmmakers' summer camp today!

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Puppet Paradise

Welcome to Puppet Paradise, where creativity knows no bounds! This unique summer K.A.M.P. is new to MSA and brings crafting and video production together for an unforgettable experience!  Each day, kids will unleash their imaginations as they design and craft their own personalized puppets, fostering their artistic talents and fine motor skills. But the excitement doesn't stop there! Campers will then delve into the world of video production, bringing their puppet creations to life on screen. Guided by our expert instructors, they'll learn the fundamentals of storytelling, filming, and editing, creating magical puppet shows that showcase their unique characters and narratives. At the end of the week, kids take home their puppets and parents can download and cherish the delightful puppet videos their children have created.  This makes Puppet Paradise a one-of-a-kind camp that combines crafting, storytelling, and technological skills for an enriching and entertaining experience. Sign up now and let the puppetry magic begin!

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