Emagination Computer Camps, a national operator of summer technology camps, prepares to open its 2017 summer camp season at Mercer University for kids and teens ages 8 – 17, June 4th.
Atlanta, Georgia – Parents and grandparents who are looking for a fun and educational summer camp experience in the greater Atlanta area for their children and grandchildren can register for the 2017 summer camp season at Emagination Computer Camps, hosted at Mercer University which begins its first session June 4.
Emagination, which is in its 14th year of operation in Atlanta and 35th year overall, delivers a program which balances high quality technology learning with the activities and life-long benefits of a traditional summer camp.
During each two-week camp session, campers choose three technology workshops from the 26 the camp offers, including new workshops like 3D Printing, Augmented Reality, and Motion Graphics Programming.
“Emagination is unique compared to other technology camps because we allow our campers to choose more than one subject to study during a session,” said Craig Whiting, owner of Emagination Computer Camps. “If they want to study virtual reality, robotics, and game design, they don’t have to go to three different camps or attend three different sessions, they can do it all here.”
Each camper also takes a recreation workshop which gets the campers outdoors to play field games like capture-the-flag, dodgeball, or ultimate frisbee. Campers also have the option to go swimming. Additional recreational options are available after lunch and during the camp’s evening program.
“Structured and unstructured playtime, as well as socialization, are key components to healthy childhood development which you can’t get sitting in front of a computer,” said Whiting. “That’s why we incorporate it so heavily into our program; we want to offer the most well-rounded summer camp experience that we can.”
Emagination also offers two specialty programs for teenagers. In Emagination Programming Camp, teens 13 – 17 learn how to program with C#, the world’s most popular programming language for creating Windows applications. This two-week STEM program is balanced with daily recreation and a full evening program for overnight campers.
In Emagination Game Design Camp, teens 15 – 1 experience what it’s like to work in the video game development industry. They join a team to build a playable 3D game, tour a game design studio, and learn from guest speakers. This two-week overnight only STEM program is an immersive experience, but balanced with plenty of time for daily activities and recreation. Emagination Game Design is hosted at Georgia Tech.
About Emagination Computer Camps at Mercer University
Mercer University’s beautiful Atlanta campus is situated on 200 impeccably maintained park-like acres in northeast Atlanta. Expansive outdoor fields, an indoor pool and gymnasium, make Mercer an ideal location for summer camp in Georgia and Atlanta day camps. Overnight camp participants are grouped by age and gender and live with counselors in apartment-style housing. All technology camp workshops are held in one centrally located academic building.
About Emagination Computer Camps
For more than 30 years, Emagination has been the perfect summer camp for kids around the world who love technology. Founded in Connecticut in 1982, Emagination now operates technology camps on college campuses near Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and in Fairfield, Connecticut. The camp’s mission is to educate, entertain, and help develop healthy kids and teens by balancing technology learning with the activities and benefits of a traditional summer camp experience.