Summer Camp Topics
Our grades 5-8 summer technology camp topics this year include:
- Software development
- 2D and 3D graphics
- Digital marketing
- Cyber security
In addition to these topics, the TechDivas and DigiDudes program will also cover important foundational technology knowledge, including internet safety and social media.
2017 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. We have developed fun ways 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. 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 (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, including protection of systems from theft or damage, in addition to how to surf and play safely on computers and smartphones. In addition, campers will understand the basics of maintaining a safe and responsible social media profile. Campers will take challenges head-on to learn how to protect themselves from the latest security threats!
Camp 2 (Software Engineering)
Programming and is the 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! Campers will be able to build their own computer games and control robots in the real world by the end of camp.
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 even have a chance to have their own 3D designs to be printed!
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. They will brainstorm and develop the next generation of technology to solve today's problems.
Cost is $350 for each week-long camp or all four camps at a discounted price of $1,000.
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.
|May 29 - June 2, 2017 (4-day week)||Camp 1||Cyber Security and Social Media||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|June 5 - June 9, 2017||Camp 2||Software Development||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|June 12 - June 16, 2017||Camp 3||2D and 3D Graphics||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|
|June 19 - June 23, 2017||Camp 4||Wilbur's Wonderfully Weird Tech||8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.|