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3 Reasons to Send Kids to Tech Camp
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The opportunities are endless for your kids this summer. Should they keep up their academics, spend time outdoors, just relax, or expand their horizons in some other way? More and more parents are choosing a combination of all to enrich their child or teen’s summer.

Recently, there has been a sharp rise in tech camps.

Over the past five years, tech camps have begun popping up around the country. These camps provide many of the benefits of traditional camps, while giving kids a chance to meet peers with shared interests and quickly deepen their coding and tech skills. Tech camps provide students with an opportunity to get out of their comfort zone in a safe and fun environment and build key 21st century skills that will help them during the school-year and beyond.

Here’s why we love tech summer camps:
1. They stop summer learning loss­­

Tech camps teach valuable skills. Not only are kids learning how to code, complete engineering design projects, and build hardware, but they’re also developing their problem-solving, creative, and social skills. Tech camps give students a leg up in their futures while also being a fun and memorable part of summertime.

Furthermore, tech camps are a great way for kids to quickly increase their coding skills and stop summer learning loss – while still leaving time for outdoor experiences or other adventures in the summer.

2. It’s fun with a purpose

The goal of tech camps is for kids and teens to discover and develop their interests in a STEM-related field. Camps provide individualized attention with a mixture of hands-on activities and teacher-led learning, which keeps kids engaged and learning.

When learning is fun, students aren’t only more likely to learn, but they are also more likely to want to continue their learning when they get home and back to school.

3. They foster collaboration

Tech camps are designed to be as collaborative as possible. Even individual projects have social elements as kids participate in user testing, debugging, and prototyping. In this type of environment, kids can learn almost as much from each other as they do from their instructors.

Overall, tech camps are great for kids cognitively and socially. They offer students a chance to explore a potential career path and gain mindsets that foster success in and out of school, and they are an amazing way to meet new friends with similar interests.

To learn more about how Generation Code can help your child become a digital leader, check out our summer camps and curriculum or reach out to info@generationcode.com.

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