New Connecticut Summer Camps Programs Convert Kids From Avid Gamers to Game Designers

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Connecticut Summer Camps at the Sacred Heart University in Connecticut encourages exciting career possibilities for both girls and boys.

New summer camp programs offered at the Sacred Heart University in Connecticut by iD Tech Camps are offering new career possibilities for kids. Hard core video gamers love to spend their free time in front of the computer or the television, playing games into the late hours of the night. One of the world’s leading pastimes, gaming triggers the imaginations of millions of inviting gamers into unknown worlds where success is always an option. Boys from all over the state of Connecticut have always enjoyed playing video games. Twelve year old girl, Jennifer, is no different. She savors the unique worlds, graphics, characters, and creativity of each game she plays. Many girls have discovered iD Tech Camps (http://www.internalDrive.com), a computer camp for ages 7-17 that offers technology courses, like Video Game Creation. Excited by the idea of creating her own computer game, Jennifer brought the camp to her parents’ attention. iD Tech Camps is located at universities nationwide, including the Sacred Heart University summer camp in Connecticut.

Jennifer’s mother recognized an amazing opportunity for her daughter. “I felt that being around other kids who shared her love of gaming and technology would not only be a wonderful social experience for her, but also a conducive environment for learning while having fun at the same time, “ her mother said. She was also thrilled that her daughter would actually create her own game, rather than playing games all day. With an average of 6 campers per instructor, the students have a lot of individualized attention. The course focused on individual attention and customized instruction so campers could excel according to their own ability level.

Jennifer’s mother registered her for a week of camp and immediately knew it was the right decision. Using Stagecast Creator, a program that builds “sims” – simulations, interactive stories, and games, Jennifer learned how to design a game with multiple characters and multiple levels. She then enjoyed showing off her game to her mother at the Family Open House. Towards the end of the week, Jennifer had fun experiencing being a game tester as she beta tested her classmates’ games.

“Now when I play other games, I can appreciate how long it took to design them, and I can’t help critiquing the use of graphics and sound,” Jennifer said. “What a fun job it would be to design games!” For the twelve year-old female game designer, the possibilities are endless!

About iD Tech Camps

Founded in 1999, iD Tech Camps provides hands-on technology summer camps for both boys and girls ages 7-17 at prestigious universities nationwide. The summer camp in Connecticut is located at Sacred Heart University in addition to 40 other university campus locations including Stanford, Emory, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, Princeton, UCLA, and more. At these day and overnight camps, students produce digital movies, create video games, design web pages, learn programming and robotics, and more. The hands-on, project-based programs offer one computer per student with an average of 6 students per instructor. Each student completes a project at the end of the weeklong program. Microsoft, Apple, Adobe, Canon and others have partnered with iD Tech Camps to raise the bar in technology education. Visit http://connecticut.internaldrive.com or call 1-888-709-TECH (8324) for additional information about the iD Tech summer camp in CT.

Media contact: Karen Thurm Safran, iD Tech Camps, 408-666-8353

You can download photos from http://www.internalDrive.com/press_photos.htm

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