The Garner Holt Foundation is increasing hope in the lives of young people with hands-on and career focused learning experiences in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics while igniting imagination and inspiring creativity – all through the magic of theme park animatronics.
Welcome to
THE GARNER HOLT FOUNDATION

For Garner Holt, the creation of this foundation is a lifelong dream. Garner started his company, Garner Holt Productions, Inc., in 1977 in his parents’ garage while he was still in high school. Today, Garner Holt Productions, Inc. has produced more animatronic figures for theme parks than any other company on the planet. Garner attributes much of his success to educators who allowed him to embrace his curiosity, explore his interests, and pursue his passions. The mission of the Garner Holt Foundation is to increase hope in the lives of young people through cutting-edge, hands-on, and career focused learning experiences in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics while igniting imagination and inspiring creativity – all through the magic of theme park animatronics. The Garner Holt Foundation gives students first-hand experiences into the exciting world of theme park arts and sciences by allowing them to explore careers in engineering, robotics, automation, programming, lighting, sound, set design, costuming, painting, sculpting, and more! The Garner Holt Foundation focuses on supporting underserved youth in the community who may not otherwise have access to experiences such as these.

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Animatronics Academy Career Camp

July 18-22, 2022
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

A 5-Day 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.

$1,795.00 Registration Fee includes:
6-Function Animatronics Songbird Kit, 5 Days of Instruction, Set of 5 Animatronics Fundamentals Kits, 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.

STAY TUNED! Registration coming soon.

Please fill out the form on the right if you are interested in receiving more information about our Animatronics Academy Career Camp July 18-22, 2022.

    Focusing on More of What Matters for Student Success!

    Hope
    The ideas and energy students have for the future.
    Engagement
    The involvement in and enthusiasm for school.
    Entrepreneurial Aspiration
    The talent and energy necessary to build businesses that survive, thrive and employ others.
    Career and Financial Literacy
    The information, attitudes and behaviors that students need for healthy participation in the economy.

    -Gallup, 2020

    Featured News

    Redlands Community News, January 12, 2022
    In partnership with the Garner Holt Foundation, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools hosted the Animatronics Academy Career Camp...
    By Jennifer Iyer Redlands Daily Facts, December 19, 2019
    San Bernardino native Garner Holt aims to offer a space for all to design, create and dream, like the garage he got started in...
    By Joe Kleiman, IPM InPark Magazine, December 9, 2019
    Garner Holt, President and CEO of Garner Holt Productions, Inc. (GHP), recently announced the creation of The Garner Holt Foundation, a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization...
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