DigiDudes and TechDivas Summer Camps at Eller

TechDivas
Summer Camp Topics

 
Our grades 5-9 summer technology camp topics this year include:

  • Creative Construction & Building the Future
  • Software and Cyber Security
  • 2D and 3D Graphics
  • Wilbur's Wonderfully Weird Tech

In addition to these topics, the program will also cover important fundamental technological knowledge, including internet safety and social media.

2018

DigiDudes and TechDivas 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 5-9!


 

Program Overview

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, 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 DigiDudes and TechDivas program!

Camps are for 5th through 9th 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. We have developed fun ways for students entering grades 5-9 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.


 

Camps Overview

The DigiDudes and TechDivas technology camps focus on building teamwork, problem solving, and technological skills through fun lessons and hands-on projects. The age range is approximately grades 5-9. Camp times are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (with the exception of Camp 1 which will take place Tuesday through Friday).

Camp 1 - Creative Construction & Building the Future
This camp is for the builders and creators. Towers, bridges, cars, and catapults are just a few of the creations we will be making. Campers will have the opportunity to design and build their own structures both individually and in groups. We will also learn about how technological advancements will affect the future.  Problem solving skills and ingenuity are the focal point for this week!

Camp 2 - Software and Cyber Security
As technology grows and evolves, so too does the opportunity to hack today's technological devices. This camp will expose campers to the fundamentals of cyber security and software. This includes an introduction to logic and what programming is, as well as the protection of systems and surfing/playing safely on computers and smartphones. In addition, campers will understand the basics of maintaining a safe and responsible social media profile. Campers will have opportunities to learn the basics of code and put their skills to the test making games, messing with robots, and in other fun ways!

Camp 3 - 2D and 3D Graphics
This camp is centered around using technology to develop creative works of art.  This takes the form of still pictures, animation, and utilizing CAD software to bring their art into the 3rd dimension. Concepts of design will be covered and campers will learn how to use programs like Photoshop, as well as animation and CAD software. Campers will also be exposed the 3D printing and even have the chance to print their own designs!

Camp 4 - Wilbur's Wonderfully Weird Tech

The final week of camp explores ways to use technology like never before. Campers will learn tips, tricks, hacks, and facts in many fields of technology (including, robotics, computing, and communications). They will brainstorm and develop the next generation of technology to solve today's problems.


 

Cost

Cost is $350 for each week-long camp or all four camps at a discounted price of $1,000.

Scholarships are no longer available.


 

Calendar

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.

Date Camp Technology Program Time
May 29 - June 1, 2018 (4-day week) Camp 1 Creative Construction & Building the Future 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
June 4 - June 8, 2018 Camp 2 Software and Cyber Security 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
June 11 - June 15, 2018 Camp 3 2D and 3D Graphics 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
June 18 - June 22, 2018 Camp 4 Wilbur's Wonderfully Weird Tech 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

Early drop-off at 7:30 a.m. and late pick up until 5:15 p.m. available!

If you have any questions please email Adam Offidani at offidania@email.arizona.edu


 

Registration HERE!