Academy Camp

Animatronics Academy is a multi-day, multi-disciplinary, career-focused STEAM camp filled with inspiration, imagination, innovation, creativity, and more. In this one-of-a-kind program, students become immersed into the world of theme park magic as they create their very own animatronic figure.

Animatronics Academy Career Camp

An immersive hands-on STEAM education & career exploration experience inspired by the work of Garner Holt Productions, Inc.

This camp is designed for students in 5th through 12th grade.

Animatronics Academy Career Camp includes:
6-Function Animatronics Songbird Kit, Set of 5 Animatronics Fundamentals Kits, 5 Days of Instruction, Garner Holt Productions Factory Tour, 5 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, & 5 Snacks. Participants will get to take home their fully built and programmed animatronic figure at the end of the camp. The kit can be reprogrammed over and over with new shows so the learning never stops.

Led by a team of passionate educators and industry experts who believe in the power of hands-on learning, Animatronics Academy provides an opportunity for youth of all ages to explore a variety of careers in the themed entertainment industry. During Animatronics Academy, students get first-hand experience with dozens of disciplines associated with the creation of theme park animatronics including concept development, character design, 2D and 3D digital design, engineering, animation, machining and manufacturing, electronics and controls, coding and programming, lighting and sound, script writing and voice acting, painting and sculpting, costuming and figure finishing and more. Animatronics Academy is a program that supports students in building the creative confidence they will need to make their dreams a reality.

Career Options

91% of participating students indicated that they know about more career options that are available in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) than they did before Animatronics Academy Career Camp.


82% of participating students indicated that they have a better feeling of hope for their future than they did before Animatronics Academy Career Camp.

Interests & Passions

94% of participating students indicated that they learned that their interests and passions can turn into real jobs at Animatronics Academy Career Camp.

Animatronics Career

97% of participating students indicated that they would want to do an animatronics themed career camp again in the future.

Animatronics Career Camp