Register your child now for STEM workshops in Spring Break 2019, sponsored by Starbucks.

During the week-long camp, youth will create digital stories, learn latest software such as Adobe Creative Cloud, exposed to Adobe Educate, exposed to and become familiarized with cameras, lighting, equipment and devices. A fun way to develop skills.

 

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The Digital Storytelling STEM Spring Break Sessions will be held at the Gateway Media Arts Lab located in Mount Rainier, MD on the border of NE DC and Maryland and a few miles south of our partner, Starbucks, Riverdale location.

The Gateway Media Arts Lab is a Media Lab dedicated to interactive storytelling and home to creative media professionals.

Gateway Media Arts Lab is conveniently located on Rhode Island Avenue, on the border of NE DC and MD, close to major neighborhoods in both DC and MD. The location is a 10-15 minute drive from Brookland/Catholic University, Brentwood, MD,  Riverdale, MD and the Hyattsville, MD shops and restaurants. It’s a 20-25 minute drive from Howard University / Shah, Petworth, Adams Morgan and College Park, MD.

 

Address:

3311 Rhode Island Avenue

Mount Rainier, MD 20712

   

Monday April 15 – Friday April 19, 2018

Sessions are throughout the day.

*Coincides with PGPS Spring Break Dates

Please go here for the full Calendar of Cvents.

 

 

Registration is free. Please go to register for your child! If you have any questions, please email bookings@globalsleepover.com

 

     

“My son recently hosted hist first sleepover for many of his friends. It was perfect! I took some of the Global Sleepover ideas and the kids loved it. We did everything in a Brazilian theme – it was brilliant! As a parent, you will also have a smile on your face because of the fun!”

– Mother of 8-year old boy, Montessori Teacher and Mobile Technology Specialist in Virgin Islands

“We had a Sleepover in India theme for not one but two birthday parties for our daughter when she turned 6 and 8! The team came with decorations, a smile on their face and transported all of us to India. Our daughter and her friends are still talking about the party, years later! It was especially wonderful to see the children’s curiosity about India during the party. They were asking questions about the country, the culture – they learned something and had a lot of fun!”

Diplomat at the South African Embassy, Washington, DC

“And to see youth so enthusiastic about writing interactive story books and the skills required to make the books is remarkable.  This experience also afforded the students to be exposed to other parts of the world which they incorporated into their stories.  This provided an interesting and creative way to inspire young students to write and tap into their desire to author books.”

– Parent in Washington, DC

“….applauded for their efforts to share reading content about different countries and their cultures as well as encouraging young children to read by themselves in a fun and interactive way….”

UK’s Educational App Store

 

Global Sleepover is proud to be housed in the wonderful community of Mount Rainier, MD and Prince George’s County. We proudly support and serve our community members in any way we can. We would like to offer digital storytelling camp slots to students from Mount Rainier, MD and the surrounding areas in Prince George’s County, MD.

We are proud to bring the April 2018 Digital Storytelling STEM Workshops in partnership with Starbucks and Gateway Media Arts Lab.

 If you are interested in being a sponsor, please contact bookings@globalsleepover.com. Sponsorship needs include:

  1. General support
  2. Technology equipment such as: used iPads, 3-d printer and biodegradable ink, video camera, camera, recording devices.

    If you have questions or concerns, please see our FAQ’s below or email us at bookings@globalsleepover.com    

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To see youth so enthusiastic about writing interactive story books and the skills required to make the books is remarkable.  This experience also afforded the students to be exposed to other parts of the world which they incorporated into their stories.  This provided an interesting and creative way to inspire young students to write and tap into their desire to author books.

Parent of a Digital Storytelling Camper in Washington, DC

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I read about and see pictures from other camps and workshops you've done?

Absolutely. To read about and see pictures from our previous camps workshops, go here.

How many students are in each session?

Throughout the week, we will be offering sessions for various age groups and for various lengths. Some sessions will be 2 hours long; others, such as the Lock-In Sessions, will take place over the course of 2 days. Most sessions can accommodate 25 students, if not more. The Lock-In Sessions will be a smaller group, around 15.

What is the calendar/schedule for the week?

Please go here to learn about the Calendar of Events throughout the week.

What are the age ranges?

Our camps are for ages 6-9. We are willing to accept children younger and/or older on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us at bookings@globalsleepover.com with this request.

How do participants get to and from the sessions?

Participants must provide their own transportation to and from camp. We will provide transportation for any field trips.

When can I drop-off and pick-up my child?

Our staff will be on hand to receive campers beginning at 9:00am. Camps begin at 9:30am. If parents drop off children after 9:30am, we request parents escort the camper to the classroom.

Pick-up begins at 4:30pm and ends at 4:45pm. Children who are not picked up by 4:45pm will be put into after-camp care and parents will be charged accordingly.

We offer both before and after camp care.

 

 

Will you provide food?

Our partner, Starbucks Riverdale, will be providing some food items, Starbucks coffee and drinks.

We request participants to bring any desired snacks or food. There are restaurants and a grocery shop within walking distance of the Gateway Media Arts Lab. We cannot guarantee regular access to vending machines, refrigerators, or microwaves. 

Here’s a listing of our recommendations closest to the Gateway Media Arts Lab. Additional options are available throughout the Gateway Arts District.

Within walking distance is:

Mediterranean Cafe (Next Door)
$$ Salad, Sandwiches
3237 Rhode Island Ave
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 277-2500

Oasis Food Market
$$ Grocery
3233 Rhode Island Ave
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 277-2500

Potomac Fish House & Deli
$$ Restaurants, Seafood Markets
3221 Rhode Island Ave
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 864-1151

Glut Food Co-Op
$$ Grocery, Health Markets
4005 34th St
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 779-1978

Sweet & Natural
$$ Bakeries, Vegan, Cafes
4009 34th St
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 277-9338

The Waterhole
$ Coffee & Tea, Vegan, Juice Bar
4004 34th St
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

(301) 699-0030

ZZ Pizza & Kabob (They have ice cream there)
$ Pizza
4000 34th St
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 277-0001

 
Within 1-3 Miles, at approximately 5323 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781, is a YES Organic Market, Chipotle, Burger place, Yogi Castle, Busboys and Poets, Spice India, Thai restaurant and more. They have parking.
What if my child needs medication?

Please send any medicine your child will need with your child and with any instructions. Our staff is not allowed to dispense medication; all must be self-administered.

Who are your Session leaders and teachers?

All session workshop leaders and teachers are professional media artists who are members of the Global Sleepover and the Gateway Media Arts Lab community. This includes Tewodross Melchishua Williams, Visual Communications Design and Media Arts at Bowie State University; 

Through our partnership with Starbucks, we will also be welcoming volunteers who will serve as teaching assistants and professional development mentors. These volunteers are Starbucks employees who will be provided with a volunteer orientation.

When can we see the work the campers produce?

We will hold a presentation session for parents on the last day of the camp, a Friday, in the afternoon.

Is there a code of conduct expected from participants?

We promote an inclusive, engaged and interactive environment where each participant has a space and is a member of our community. Values we promote are mutual respect, patience, critical thinking, imagination and creativity, physical fitness, and conscious technology.

We maintain an atmosphere of mutual respect between all participants and we aim to do all we can to promote and support learning in an engaging, entertaining and educational manner. We value punctuality, preparedness, active listening, mutual respect and active participation. Since participants will be working with expensive equipment, we expect all participants to observe rules of conduct around using technology.

Registering and Cancellation Policy

A child is welcome to sign-up for any session. However we do request a commitment to attend certain sessions before registering since certain spots are limited. This includes Lock-In Sessions, field trips and mentoring sessions. You can begin registering and signing up here.

Does my child have to bring his/her own phone or tablet?

We do not require this; however, if your child has a mobile phone, laptop and/or tablet that he/she is allowed to bring, it will be helpful if he/she brings it to the first day of camp.

Eating Options and Transport/Parking

Parking is available in the neighborhood behind the Gateway Media Arts Lab or metered parking on and off of Rhode Island Avenue. 

From the Red Line: Take the Red Line to the Rhode Island Ave-Brentwood Station, then take the 83, 86 or T18 bus to the Mount Rainier Circle. Bus should take about 20 minutes from the station to the Lab space.​ From Rhode Island Avenue metro, getting to downtown is about 20 minutes on the metro, depending where you are going.

 

From the Green Line: Take the Green Line to West Hyattsville Station, then

take the F8 Eastbound towards Cheverly Station or The Bus 13 Southbound to

Rhode Island Avenue. Additional routes include F1 and F2. The Bus 13 Northbound

will take you back to the West Hyattsville Station.

 

By Bicycle from Washington, DC: Ride the Metropolitan Branch Trail to Monroe

and 8th Street, then navigate through neighborhood streets about two miles to

the Mount Rainier Circle. Continue up Rhode Island Avenue or follow the Northeast

Branch Trail for off-street riding to Hyattsville. More information on bike

trails at TrailLink.

 

Where to Park: There is a free parking lot on Perry Street across from Mt. Rainier City Hall. Metered parking is available on Rhode Island Avenue and 34th Street. Free

street parking is available a few blocks away in any direction. Enterprise staff

and visitors may not park behind the building as these spaces are reserved for

building residents.

Within walking distance is:

Mediterranean Cafe (Next Door)
$$ Salad, Sandwiches
3237 Rhode Island Ave
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 277-2500

Oasis Food Market
$$ Grocery
3233 Rhode Island Ave
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 277-2500

Potomac Fish House & Deli
$$ Restaurants, Seafood Markets
3221 Rhode Island Ave
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 864-1151

Glut Food Co-Op
$$ Grocery, Health Markets
4005 34th St
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 779-1978

Sweet & Natural
$$ Bakeries, Vegan, Cafes
4009 34th St
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 277-9338

The Waterhole
$ Coffee & Tea, Vegan, Juice Bar
4004 34th St
Mount Rainier, MD 20712

(301) 699-0030

ZZ Pizza & Kabob (They have ice cream there)
$ Pizza
4000 34th St
Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(301) 277-0001

 
Within 1-3 Miles, at approximately 5323 Baltimore Ave, Hyattsville, MD 20781, is a YES Organic Market, Chipotle, Burger place, Yogi Castle, Busboys and Poets, Spice India, Thai restaurant and more. They have parking.

My son recently hosted his first sleepover for many of his friends. It was perfect! I took some of the Global Sleepover ideas and the kids loved it. We did everything in a Brazilian theme – it was brilliant! As a parent, you will also have a smile on your face because of the fun!

Mother of 8-year old boy, Montessori Teacher and Mobile Technology Specialist in Virgin Islands

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