The Magic of Tech Camp, In Your Own Home! Say Hello to Our NEW Online Courses
You may not be able to come to us, but we can come to you: with our online courses, featuring our best projects, with our best tutors, and a super fun learning structure!
We wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on the fun and learning which takes place at Tech Camp, so we have devised a way to bring all the elements of camp to you - the learning, the creating, and the socialising!
We have redesigned our best courses to be run over video sessions, with our best tutors from Russell Group universities teaching in the same small groups we run at camp; a 1:8 tutor to student ratio. We're running daily 1 and 2-hour video classes accompanied with 1 and 2-hour self-paced learning and project work between lessons. Your children will be able to work alongside kids their own age, so they don’t miss out on one of the key elements of camp: the fun of socialising. The courses last a week, so if your child can’t choose they needn’t worry - they can do another!
We’ve started off with courses that will be simpler to learn at home, based around coding, creative game design and programming. Then we’ll bring you more complex courses revolving around hardware, like our Drone Racing, FPV Rally Racing, 3D Printing and Laser Tag courses! Each course has been designed to offer versions suited for different abilities, so all children between 8-17 can get involved in a course that challenges them just the right amount!
(May 2020 Update: We've now got 16 courses open for booking including 3D design, drone racing, extra game design options and more!)
So, to open your child’s eyes to the world of incredible things they can create from their own home, book an online course now! Places are limited, but we will always try to open up spaces where we can! Find out more on our Online Courses webpage.
We just received an email from one of last year’s campers who responded to a call to create some PPE for their local NHS:
“My son attended Tech Camp last summer and learnt to use a 3D printer. Yesterday we got an SOS from Winchester hospital asking for PPE. Harry immediately researched a design and put his printer to work. The first batch are done!
Tech Camp are heading up to the Newcastle Maker Faire again, and this time we’re bringing our very own time machine! It’s top secret at the moment but we can speed-up, slow-down, freeze, and even reverse the flow of water using the three ‘time controls’! We’ll be making up a few of these machines for the public to try out as it’s hard to stop playing with them once you start!
Our FPV Rally Racing Course is shaping up to be an amazing experience. We don't like to blow our own trumpet, but we're pretty happy with what we've created so far. Think: a high-speed RC car, with a FPV camera installed in the driver seat, and a F1-style programmable steering wheel.
Does your child love their gadgets and wants to learn more about how technology is developed? If they love experimenting with computers, simply book them onto one of our tech camps in 2018. Tech Camp inspires the next generation of inventors through our coding, electronics and engineering holiday camps for kids.
Just finished our Easter Test Pilot again and had a terrific time. We had an Easter event last year but this time around we wanted to run a really small event just to try out our new courses for 2016. We figured this would both give us an incentive to develop the courses in a more detailed manner longer before the summer and also to be able to use the feedback of the campers to improve things for when we’re inundated with hundreds of campers in a few months’ time.
Have you ever wanted to have a small model of your own head? With the amazing advancements in both 3D printing and 3D scanning technology, it is now easier than ever to achieve great quality 3D scans of small objects and print them yourself on any 3D printer.
Here at Tech Camp we are often asked which programming language to learn first - it can be a very confusing subject with so many options and opinions out there! Choosing the right starting point is very important especially when it comes to children - choosing something too easy for a certain age can result in boredom, and then a lack of motivation and interest to continue.
Have you been thinking of sending your child on a residential Summer Camp? It can be daunting for both parents and their children but there are some great benefits for your youngster to experience from having time away, particularly if the camp you choose has an emphasis in a field that the camper is interested in – sport, music or tech for example.