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Into the Future with Summer Computer Camps


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Jun 13, 2005, 7:54 AM

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Computer Camps are on the rise and summer will never be the same.

Traditional sports and recreational camps will remain, but many kids and their parents are choosing more highly-specialized summer settings.

Computer camps are a fast growing trend, because:

An increasing number of kids thrive on computer education.

Kids are opting for a head start in the digital world.

Parents want their children to get an advantage in the growing careers of computers, website graphics, and PC gaming

Many educators envision summer camps in non-traditional ways This final point provides insight into the growth of computer camps and educational camps, in general.

To quote the ACA —

Camps across America are embracing a new paradigm. They are no longer simply viewed as places for children to have fun during the summer. Camps are accepting a greater role in year-round education and youth development, recognizing that activities and programs they traditionally offered can be packaged as highly effective alternative learning models.

Computer camps may not be structured like traditional camps. Many forgo the outdoor settings altogether, choosing university campuses.

Other computer camps provide outdoor fun to strike a balance, but prefer to set up their activities like a curriculum:

Video game design
Digital video production
Web design and Flash™ Animation
Software applications
Desktop publishing
JAVA and HTML programming
Computer certification

Computer camps have put the future into the NOW!

Stephen Winbaum is the Communications Coordinator for

The “Camp Trends” quote was reproduced with the permission of the ACA.

American Camp Association
5000 State Road 67 North
Martinsville, IN 46151-7902
Map to ACA
Phone: 765-342-8456
Fax: 765-342-2065

(This post was edited by stephenwinbaum on Jan 17, 2009, 8:16 PM)


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