The Tech Camp Difference
Tech Camp’s mission is to ‘inspire tomorrow’s inventors’, through its coding, electronics and engineering holiday camps and courses. Building robots and rockets, learning coding skills, designing computer games, 3D modelling and electronics are just some of the activities like-minded students enjoy at Tech Camp. All projects involve innovative take-home projects, so the learning and fun can continue at home. Tech Camp’s innovative course material has been developed over eight years and is continually refreshed to appeal to both beginners and serious technophiles alike.
Established in 2008, Tech Camp is the UK's original and longest-running provider of such camps, which students can attend in either Winchester (residential) or one of our non-residential venues in the south of England. Students from across the UK – and from further afield - attend the camps and learn from tutors with bright, young minds and a passion for technology and engineering.
Tutors are carefully selected based on their specific technology-related skills, their love of the technology industry and their genuine ability to inspire tomorrow’s young tech enthusiasts. In fact, some of the tutors are ex-Tech Camp students themselves, who are now studying tech and engineering universities like Cambridge and Imperial College. Small tutor groups are maintained – with a maximum of 1:8 staff to student ratio - to provide the best possible experience. On top of this each camp also has a manager - normally an experienced teacher and/or parent to ensure the camp runs smoothly and to look after the welfare of the campers - and depending on the size of the camp, a number of assistants as well.
Tech Camp was founded by Tom Ward, an Electrical Engineer who previously worked as Head of Science at Elstree School, Berkshire. Tom is a self-confessed ‘techno-nerd’ and proudly admits he was a bit of a boff from school days. He was a national winner of both the "Beyond 2000" science competition and the DDIAE computing competition whilst at school in Australia. More recently, he has been a winner of the “Circuit Cellar” Electronic Design Competition in the US, has written articles for trade journals and is the technical publisher O'Reilly ("Best of Instructables"). He was short-listed for a ‘best e-learning Initiative’ award by the Times Educational Supplement for a science learning game he developed. Tom often presents workshops for The Science Museum, Maker Faire events in the US, and at the Cheltenham and Abu Dhabi Science Festivals.