Summer Camp Topics
Our grades 5-8 summer technology camp topics this year include:
- Software development
- 2D and 3D graphics
- Digital marketing
- Retail and service in the 21st century
In addition to these topics, the TechDivas and DigiDudes program will also cover important foundational technology knowledge, including internet safety and social media.
2016 TechDivas and DigiDudes Technology Programs
A University of Arizona tradition since 2005, the Eller College of Management is again offering summer technology camps for girls and boys in grades 5-8!
The Eller College summer camps follow a business-oriented approach. This means that the camps will not only focus on technical skills, but they will also incorporate other important skills such as teamwork, strategy, presentation, design, marketing, and more. This fun new take on the camps allows each and every camper's individual talents and preferences to be appreciated and developed, creating a better camp experience for everyone!
If you're looking for a program that will show campers entertaining and hands-on yet practical technology skills and how to apply technology to achieve goals, all while having fun, then look no further than the TechDivas and DigiDudes program!
Camps are for 5th through 8th graders and will take place during each week in June on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson.
The Eller College is home to the top-ranked Management Information Systems Department. Capitalizing on our expertise in MIS, we have developed a fun way for students entering grades 5-8 to explore technology through exercises that appeal to students. During our camps, students are given the opportunity to work with these powerful programs and concepts, and are encouraged to use them in a safe and responsible manner. It is our hope that the technology program helps develops each student’s confidence and knowledge with technology and aids them academically.
The TechDivas and DigiDudes technology camps operate like small start-up companies so campers learn how to apply technology toward a goal in a group setting. The age range is approximately grades 5-8 (exceptions will be made for qualified students). Camp times are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Camp 1 (Digital Marketing)
Campers will learn the basics of marketing and then take it one step further by focusing on how to leverage digital marketing. Relatively new technologies and tools, such as dynamic websites and social media, have changed the way businesses reach their consumers. The process of turning a stranger into a loyal customer is invaluable to a business. This camp will give campers a chance to flex their marketing muscles in a technical and 21st century setting!
Camp 2 (Software Engineering)
Programming and surrounding concepts are a cornerstone for this week, but there is room for not-so-technical campers as well! When it comes to software, writing code is only one important component among many. Managing, marketing, and deploying software are just as important as the software itself. This is the key difference between software development and software engineering. Writing the code is only one part of it!
Camp 3 (2D and 3D Graphics)
This camp is centered around using technology for developing visual art, from still pictures to animation. Fundamental artistic concepts such as line, color, and value will be covered in addition to modern software for creating art. Every good artist needs to get noticed, and this is where the campers' own art business comes into the spotlight!
Camp 4 (21st Century Retail and Service)
This camp is general in its business orientation, asking: How do businesses use technology to succeed in the 21st century? Campers will innovate a product or service and each team member will perform duties within the business. Contrast today's business with business in the 20th century and the idea becomes clear!
Cost is $325 for each week-long camp or all four camps at a discounted price of $1,100.
Sessions are held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at McClelland Hall on the University of Arizona campus (view map and directions). Some portions of the camp may also be held in the Music Building, located just on the other side of the Speedway Boulevard / Olive Avenue underpass.
|June 6-10, 2016||Camp 1||DigiTech Marketing Agency (Digital Marketing)||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|June 13-17, 2016||Camp 2||HelloWorld! Software Company (Software Development)||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|June 20-24, 2016||Camp 3||Cyber Art Co. (2D and 3D Graphics)||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|June 27 - July 1, 2016||Camp 4||Not a Robot, Inc. (21st Century Retail and Service)||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
For additional information, please contact us.
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