Homeschool Students

Registration Open Soon for Fall Events and Classes

Save the Dates!!

It’s been a fantastic spring with all of our Curious Kids and Campers! We are heading east this summer to facilitate Innovation Tech Camps in Florida, North Carolina, and Tennessee before coming back to California for two more camps in Newbury Park and Redding. Once we’ve landed back in the High Desert, here is what is in store:

  • Fall Kick-off Event: Mini-Maker Expo/Engineering Expo in Phelan – August 24th
  • Curious Kids Tech and Science Classes: Begins September 12th in Pinon Hills
  • Curious Kids Specialty Program for Inspire Charter students: Begins September 12th in Pinon Hills

Registrations for Fall classes and events will be available soon. Check back on this page or follow our Facebook Events page for updates. We can’t wait to see you all in the fall!

Mini-Maker/Engineering Expo | Innovation Tech Camp
  Curious Kids Tech Series: Fall 2018 Schedule

Innovation Academy offers hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math classes and Engineering camps that are fun. With 3D printing, robots, and a PhD physicist, loads of learning is bound to happen. Time to discover your inner geek!

Classes are open to all Southern California students. We are vendors for Compass, EPIC, Excel, Gorman, iLeadInspire, Sage OakSky MountainSummit, and Valiant. If you would like us to become a vendor with your charter school, please send Debby an email (debbyATdevinnovatorsDOTcom).

We are vendors for Compass, EPIC, Excel, Gorman, iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, and Valiant.

NOTE: If you are going through a homeschool charter to pay for this event, there are two steps that MUST be completed:

1) Students MUST register through our registration form or they will not be on the event roster. See the registration link for each specific activity below to sign up.

2) Request a certificate from your school. Remember, you may have to look up our services as “Table Top Inventing” since our name has not updated in all systems yet as “Innovation Academy”.

Also if you are out of charter funds, ask us about payment plans. We bend over backwards to work with curious kids!

Mini-Maker Expo/Innovation Expo

Mini-Maker Expo 

A hands-on survey of fun STEM activities. The Mini-Maker Expo grabs kids curiosity and sucks them into the world of inventing–2018 style! No boring books or lectures or videos. Kids get their hands on 3D printers, Blinking LED art, and digital design software for making their ideas come to life. We designed the Mini-Maker Expo as an eye-catching introduction to the world of innovation and inventing. For two hours, kids are immersed in hands-on simulations designed to spark curiosity. The energy in the room is crackling with excitement.


Innovation Expo

Hands-on survey of 3D printing, 3D design, coding, and electronics. At the Innovation Expo teens explore the world of engineering–2018 style! No boring books or lectures or videos. Teens use 3D printers, 3D graphic design software, electronics, and computer coding to power up their brains. We designed the Innovation Expo as an inspiring introduction to the world of innovation and engineering. For two hours, teens are immersed in hands-on activities engineered to get them thinking about new ideas. The energy in the room is explosive.


  • Date: August 24, 2018
  • Location: Phelan, CA
  • Cost: $50 per event
  • Mini-Maker Expo 9:30am-noon (Kinder-5th)
  • Engineering Expo 1pm-3pm (middle/high school)
  • Registration: Available July 1st

Note about recommended grade levels

Grade level recommendations can be somewhat flexible depending on the maturity of the student. For example, a 3rd grade student who is able to read well and collaborate well with others might be able to succeed in a higher level class. However, a 3rd grade student who does not read well might have a challenging time with that same class. We would be happy to discuss specifics with parents who have questions about what might be appropriate for their student.

Curious Kids Tech Series Fall 2018 Schedule

Curious Kids Tech Tracks

Introductory Engineering (K-5)

Young minds need loads of new experiences to push and grow. Students grow brain cells by using their hands to explore gears and levers, simple machines, sensors, robots, and a host of other tech topics.

Introductory Science (K-5)

Science is a subject shrouded in mystery, but it is really just curiosity guided by a system called the “scientific method”. We will explore many different hands-on science experiments, but at the core, we will learn how to apply the scientific method at every turn. It will be a blast (hopefully not literally!).

Creative Tech, Engineering, and Science (K-5 & 6-12)

Young innovators and designers find new inspiration and excitement using technology as a tool in the design process. We explore electronic textiles, art in 3D, math in art, upcycled technology, and other intersections between the worlds of art and technology.

Everyday Science and Engineering (5-8)

Your growing young innovator is curious about all those devices around the house and everywhere else in their world. By exposing the inner workings of everyday life like network routers, chemistry in the kitchen, internet connected widgets, the insides of devices, and other everyday things, young innovators begin forming maps in the brain for how their world works.

Advanced Technology (6-12)

The teen brain is one of the most agile, powerful processing platforms on the planet. In fact, their brain is 25% faster than the world’s fastest supercomputer! In Advanced Technology, we take teens on journeys into drone hacking, coding/apps, using Linux, games for geeks, and other topics where engaging deeply uncovers new universes.

Advanced Science (6-12)

Science is so much more than ideas in a book. We will do hands-on experiments and explore many different techniques used to isolate the core idea in each. Above all, we will learn that science, just like every other subject, is created by people and hence malleable to new discoveries and novel ideas.

Registration: Available July 1st

Location: Pinon Hills Community Center, Pinon Hills, CA

Schedule: We have two fall sessions and two spring sessions. Each session runs for six weeks. Classes will be held one day a week, either Wednesday OR Friday (not both).

Note: For Inspire Charter School families interested in a 2-day drop-off program, please see our Specialty Program page for more information. One day and 2-day options may be available for other students on a space available basis. Contact Debby (debbyATdevinnovatorsDOTcom) for more information.



Session 01

  • September 12, 19, 26
  • October 3, 10, 17

Session 02

  • October 31
  • November 7, 14, 28
  • December 5, 12

Session 01

  • September 14, 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19

Session 02

  •  November 2, 9, 16, 30
  • December 7, 14

Fall 2018 - Curious Kids Tech Schedule


Innovation Tech Camp


  • Summer Session camps will be held in Murphy NC, Orlando FL, Nashville TN, Newbury Park CA, and Redding CA.
  • Times: 9am-4pm
  • Ages: 12-18
  • Registration Information (dates and prices):


Innovation Tech Camp is a 4-day fully-immersive experience for teens 12-18 years old.

Your child will work hands-on with some of today’s most innovative technology — building custom inventions in fun and creative challenges alongside their peers, all in an inspiring and safe environment.

Teens love Innovation Tech Camp. Why? Because we believe learning should be fun and relevant, and every child should be able to grow to his or her fullest potential. That’s exactly what kids experience at Innovation Tech Camp.

Teens that join Innovation Tech Camp develop the tools to thrive in a challenging environment. Some of our past campers, who had never been exposed to engineering, ended up pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields after attending. Hands-on experience, team-building exercises, fun and challenging environments — Innovation Tech Camp has it all.

Just imagine: Inspired kids! Expanded minds! Unlocked potential!

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