If your child loves technology and wants to spend part of their summer surrounded by it, then you’ve stopped at the right place. Emagination Tech Camps started with humble beginnings in Connecticut, but we’ve stood the test of time since being founded all the way back in 1982.
We’re proud to be doing what we’ve done for so long, especially as a family-owned company that’s accredited by the American Camp Association at our Connecticut and Massachusetts locations. Our mission for camps every single summer is to educate, entertain, and help develop healthy kids and teens. This is done by carefully finding the balance between learning about technology and offering activities and the lifetime benefits of your typical summer camp experience.
So, if we’re talking specifically about Emagination Tech Camps, what are the five areas campers can look forward to learning about?
Create Digital Art and Media
As everyone knows these days, way too many things are created by – and even dependent on – computers. The idea of digital art is becoming more and more popular, and having this skill set already in a camper’s back pocket is incredibly useful.
They’ll get a chance to learn more about photoshop, web design, and how to create YouTube videos, but they’ll also have a chance to create a 15-30 second animated scene in our 3D Animated Shorts course.
Learn to Code
While learning how to create digital art and media is a terrific skill, it’s hard to beat a skill like coding. Campers will learn how to code in different languages, such as Python, C#, and Java, along with getting a basis in AI and machine learning.
Are you interested in cybersecurity and robotics? Well, then this area of our tech camps may just be perfect for you! But what if you’re just generally interested in engineering and not sure which specific avenue you’d like to go down? That’s OK, too – you can discover engineering concepts in our Explorations in Engineering course as you assemble the electronic components to build and program a Piper with Rasberry Pi micro-computer.
It’s very common for a camper super interested in technology to also have some level of interest in video games and video game design. If that generally describes your interests, then you’ve come to the right place! Through our Game Design Elements course, you’ll get a broad overview about crucial game design elements, such as theme, aesthetics, balance, and progression.
We know that you’re planning on attending tech camp because you want to take your computer and STEM skills to a whole other level. However, it’s also still summer, which means one thing – this is still a time to unplug from electronics for a short period of time and get outside to enjoy the beautiful weather! We offer activities such as swimming, field games (ultimate frisbee, dodgeball, capture the flag), indoor games (board games, card games, other group activities), and Dungeons & Dragons.