Are you looking for the perfect summer camp for your kids? There are many different types of camps to choose from, but how do you know that you are choosing the right one for your child? Are you thinking about sending your child to a technology summer camp? Let’s take a few minutes to demystify computer camps so you can make the right choice for your kid. There are some common misconceptions about computer camps that sometimes stop parents from considering them for their kids. Here are a few of those misconceptions, and why you can’t believe the stereotypes.
Computer Camp is where you look at a computer all day. Courses at our camps include exciting topics like 3D Game Design in Minecraft, Lego Robotics, engineering, and 3D printing. Campers are introduced to upcoming technologies as they participate in hands-on projects throughout the week. There are exciting things happening in modern technology, and our camps allow kids to fully immerse themselves in the next generation of technology.
Computer Camps are just for nerds. There is a long held misconception that only nerds go to computer camp, but that’s simply not true. Have you ever seen a kid program a robot to complete tasks? It’s cool! There is an excitement when they write a program to make their robot do exactly what they want. It sparks an interest of the engineering design process and coding – and an interest to explore technology careers in the future. While kids play with robots, they are engaged in the learning process, and having fun! After all – learning is supposed to be fun, and our summer camps are the best kind of fun! Technology is literally everywhere and allowing kids to understand how that technology works empowers them to understand the world around them more.
Only boys go to computer camps. Although in the past computer science has been dominated by males, females are beginning to get more involved in STEM fields. Even The White House recognizes STEM as an important field for women. President Obama has said, “One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent…not being encouraged the way they need to.”
More and more girls across the country are learning to code, competing in robotics competitions, designing video games, and learning about 3D printing. Guess what, they are good at it. Not only are they good at it, they are beginning to see that not only are tech jobs lucrative, they are fun as well. Did you know that 52% of gamers are women? Isn’t it natural for girls to develop skills to design their own game as well? Vision Tech’s summer programs are designed to spark that interest in girls whether it be video game design, robotics, or engineering.
Computer camps are just like school. At computer camps, campers will have access to the coolest toys and the best computers – along with curriculum designed for fun – not just student grades. Did you ever get to play with robots at school or learn more about Minecraft? At computer camp your kids will move past the theory of technology to the actual hands on part. Remember when you were able to close the book in science class and actually work in the lab? Computer camp is kind of like that, but it’s actually a lot more fun. When kids begin to understand how technology works, they become more curious and they actually want to learn. They learn because they are actually interested in the topic and they want to know more.
Vision Tech offers many different camps during the summer. We can help you find the right one for your child. We have multiple locations and dates throughout the summer months. Please contact us if you have any questions or if you would like more information.