By Akemi Bourgeois
If it's February, you can bet I'm thinking of rubber chickens. And crazy hair. And water fights. Throw in some dazzling art, a science curriculum and some top notch team leaders and it all adds up to the best summer science camp around, Camp Galileo. My son prefers to say it in a sing-song voice, "Camp Gal-i-lay-oh!"
But this year, it dawned on me that my boys will be rising fourth graders which opens up a few more options for summer camp.
The Tech summer camps are geared toward 4th through 8th graders so my boys are eligible to enroll.
Check out the class descriptions! Lego Robotics, Kitchen Chemistry, Video Game Design, Mobile App Design, Filmmaking, Photography and Photoshop, Lego Robotics (and a special Lego Robotics for girls), Computer Programming and more.
These are classes that make my modern Silicon Valley based kids salivate. My boys were quick to say they wanted to enroll in the beginning computer programming course. (I know it's because they want to mastermind the next Minecraft.)
One of my boys has been dreaming of learning how to code! He tried out some lessons at the Code Academy but was soon in way over his head. If my husband didn't work startup hours at a non-start up company, he's be happy to teach him. It's been hard to find a basic, beginning programming class for kids that's not solely an online course.
I guess my boys have a few months to perfect their keyboarding skills before The Tech summer camps this summer.
If my boys ever create the a game bigger than Minecraft, I'll say they honed their coding skills at The Tech summer camps!
See you at camp!
The Tech Summer Camps run from June 10 – August 16 (10 full weeks!) 2013. Classes are Monday – Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., with optional extended care available from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 pm. Camp is open on Thursday, July 4.
Classes are grouped by rising 4th-6th graders and by rising 6th-8th graders.
The Tech Summer Camps are powered by Galileo and held at The Tech Museum of Innovation, at 201 South Market Street in San Jose. Register here.
Disclosure: Each of my children will receive a complementary week of The Tech summer camp in exchange for my honest reviews on this blog. The opinions in this post are my own.