Cybercamp, an interesting word that just a few years ago, we may not have run across when looking for summer activities for children. But it is very appropriate today for the age of technology that we currently live in. Cybercamp is real, and is a convenient and interesting way for kids to attend summer camp, but in the form of summer computer camp. This is not only a unique way to attend camp, but motivating for the child that is particularly interested in the world of technology.
Cybercamp is in its 11th year in the camping industry, and is part of what they call a “Giant Campus” family of youth programs, as it is a national program. What is unique about this camp from some of the other computer camps is that they offer Web-based courses. Not only that but the organization takes pride in the fact that their curriculum is a research-based proven teaching method (www.cybercamps.com).
Attendance in this program provides an opportunity for kids to participate in a summer program that is high tech and also assists in advancing their computer skills, which will add to their skill set for use now and later in life. The summer computer camp experience is designed for kids between the ages of 7 to 18 years. There are more than 50 different locations for children to attend Cybercamp including Stanford, Duke and MIT to name a few.
Kids are not glued to monitors the entire time they are at camp. There are days when they participate in outdoor activities including Wacky Water Wednesdays, Night laser tag, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Kick ball, Dodge Ball, Four square, Quake tag, Ultimate Frisbee and others.
The curriculum at Cybercamp is quite versatile. The courses taken depend on the skill and age of the student. Some of the courses that are offered include the following: 3D Modeling for Games, Programming and Robotics, Video and Special FX, ReMix IT, Graphics, Web, and Flash, and Game Design and Modding. In addition to the course there are indoor camp activities for students to participate in while at Cybercamp. These activities include LAN party, Machinima movies, Console gaming, Pool, Chess, Monopoly, Trivial Pursuit, Matrix, Movie Nights, Drama games, and more. The point is that the kids at camp have a well-rounded, healthy experience, among their peers. Where they are at camp because they love computers, they also have an opportunity to enjoy other activities among their peers.
There are three formats for Cybercamp including day, extended day, and residential. Discounts are offered based on the format of camp, and how the camp session is booked. For instance there is a $10 discount for booking online. If a camper chooses to stay two weeks instead of one, there is a $50.00 discount for the second week. There are many variables in terms of pricing for attendance. For more details regarding tuition, registration, sessions, locations, and other information call 888-904-CAMP or visit the Web site for detailed information.