Design-Based Thinking

Learn how Design-Based Thinking can solve everyday problems.

Campers will use a design-based thinking model to identify common and complex problems, create possible solutions and test their creations.

Campers will have a wide range of materials available to them such as LEGO, Robots, Arts and Craft and iPads - all provided in their class each week


"Aiden has always been a tech kid so this was the best camp for him, it made his holiday special and he picked up so many new skills.”

Camp Asia Elite Sports coach
Adam Torrens: Digital Learning Leader

Adam Torrens is a Digital Learning Leader for the elementary school at Stamford American International School. Adam has been a teacher at Stamford since January 2012 and has taught Kindergarten 2, Grade 4, and worked in Digital Learning. Adam has a passion for integrating technology into classroom learning and is passionate about introducing students to design-based thinking in Stamford's J3 Makerspace.

8+ Years
at Stamford
Age Days Timing Price Per Week
6 through 8 Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm
$650 (No Pro Rata)*
9 through 12 Monday to Friday 9 am to 3 pm $650 (No Pro Rata)*

*Price includes a healthy lunch (cooked fresh daily),morning and afternoon snacks and a Camp Asia T-shirt. All Equipment provided

Sample Timetables

6-8 Years: Making 

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


09:00-10:00 Introduction & Overview
E-Art - Demo    
 Electric Sculpting- Living Clay I   Propulsion Studio I -
Motorized Art
Design Thinking - brain tornadoes, mind map,
built-in trial & error
Self-Paced Project:
Guided Work

10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 The Art Electric I -
Painting with Batteries & LEDs
Electric Sculpting - Living Clay II  Propulsion Studio II -
Rube Goldberg
Self-Paced Project:
Self-Paced Project:
Guided Work
11:30-12:30  Self-Paced Project:
Design & Prototype
12:30 - 13:00      Lunch 
13:00-14:00 The Art Electric II - E-Greeting Cards E-Fashion Week - Wearable Tech Cymatics -
Visible Sound
Self-Paced Project:
Guided Work
Final Presentations
15.00  Afternoon Snack and Home

9-12 Years: Design  

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday


09:00-10:00 Introduction to Micro:Bit - Making, Prototyping and electronics and Microsoft PXT editor Project - Scissors, Paper, Stone extend the game with their symbols Project Mr. Krabby - Using the servo and other recycled materials, students build a programmable claw machine Part 1  Project - Build & Design your own smart home Part 1 Final Project- Implementation and Consultation

10:00-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Project: MicroPet Primer on Cardboard Prototyping and PXT programming - Using LED Display to respond to button press inputs Project: Catching Snowflakes, Introduction to analog, digital inputs, and outputs. 
Project: Mr. Krabby - Using the servo and other recycled materials, students build a programmable claw machine Part 2  Project - Build & Design your own smart home Part 2 Final Project- Implementation and Consultation
11:30-12:30 Project: Making Some Noise using PXT Programming  Project: Mr. Krabby - Programming the claw to move, light and sounds  Project: Sharing of Projects and collection of user feedback Final Project- Presentations and collection of user feedback 
12:30 - 13:00      Lunch 
13:00-14:00 Project: Scissors, Paper and Stone - Using gestures as inputs and additional concepts to create a simple game
Project: Puns Not Needles - Introduction to the different IO pins on the Microbit, the external components with the breakout board
Project Ideation: Design thinking cycle and prototyping skills
Final Project: Ideation and consultation  Beyond the microBit: Comparison the different platforms strengths and weaknesses 
14:00-15:00 Final Project: Initial Prototyping Wrap-Up 
15.00  Afternoon Snack and Home

Information to note prior to booking:

These details apply to all camps and on both campuses. 

Dropping Off

Camps commence at 9am, please check your Parent Information Email for detailed Arrival and Dismissal times for your group. Parents (ELV) will drop children at bus bay, Parents (Woodleigh) can access the drop-off points but not enter the school 


We have a full-time nurse on site for every camp week. Our nurses are there to administer medication and first aid if needed. They will operate from our school health centres. The nurse is available Monday morning to collect any medications before camp starts. Our Camp Asia team are all first-aid trained.


Healthy Lunch and snacks (cooked fresh daily) are included in the cost of your camp. If your child is a vegetarian, does not or cannot eat beef, pork, seafood, dairy or eggs or has other dietary needs, simply tell us beforehand in your child’s details online. Please also note that Camp Asia has a no nut policy.

Please also check out our FAQs page. If you are unable to find the information you needcall us or drop us an email.