2021 Techie Camp: Virtual Registration

TECH CORPS, in partnership with the DeKalb County Public Library and HD Education, will implement Techie Camps virtually this summer.  These camps are offered through generous support from the Nordson Corporation Foundation. 

During the virtual Techie Camps, students will dive into Programming using Scratch or Twine through a mix of online instruction, guided activities with classmates and individual work time. The camps will run from 9am-1pm, Monday-Friday during the following weeks:
  • June 7 - June 11 (2 offerings)
  • June 14 - June 18 (2 offerings) 
Each camp will consist of one Instructor, one Success Coach and up to 20 students. There will be a mix of whole-group and small-group sessions throughout the camp.

Each virtual camp will include:
  • 30 minutes per day of intro activities and direct instruction (9am-9:30am)
    • Full class instruction
  • 30 minutes of optional free time with classmates and the instructor (9:30am-10am)
  • 2 hours per day of independent project development (10am-1pm)
    • One hour will be dedicated to rotating small group tutorial sessions with the instructor.
  • Friday Presentations via Flipgrid
  • TECH CORPS swag mailed to the student's residence prior to the end of the camp
In order to successfully participate in a virtual Techie Camp, students must have the following items during the program time:
  • Access to a device with a camera (e.g. laptop, desktop or Chromebook)
  • Reliable internet access
  • Willingness and ability to work independently as well as with guided and pre-recorded instruction
Student Eligibility:
  1. Students must be rising 6th-8th graders.
  2. Students must live or attend school in DeKalb or Fulton County. 
Student Selection Process:
Students will be placed on the roster for their desired virtual camp on a first-come, first-serve basis until the camp is full and provided they meet the eligibility requirements listed above. Families will be notified of their confirmed camp by email in addition to a phone call from a TECH CORPS staff member.