Bay Area Technology and Computer Summer Camps

March 16, 2008 at 8:07 pm | Posted in tech | 9 Comments
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It’s that time of year when you begin to dream of summer. There are a number of summer tech camps in the Bay Area for you to enjoy. The “camp” part of the deal is a throwback to sleeping tents near a lake – most of these camps are either daytime only or you stay in dorms. Most offer a buffet of sessions that may include graphics, web design, video editing, game design and programming.

Digital Media Academy at Stanford

CyberCamps Bay Area – UC Berkeley

Do you know of another? Toss it in the comments sections. I’ll update this post as I learn about more summer opportunities.

UPDATE 3-17-08 Loads more options in the comments section.

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  1. West Side Filmworks provides specialized instruction in filmmaking for students ages 16 through 19. Classes cover all aspects of production, from writing and editing, to color correction and DVD mastering.

    Our small summer workshops focus on documentary filmmaking. Every project we complete has a venue. Whether it’s film school entrance committees or international festivals, students gain experience targeting specific, real-world goals.

    Work alongside Academy Award winning producers and directors to create professional, focused content for use in reels and college applications. All courses use cutting-edge equipment, including quad-core Xeon Mac Pros and Panasonic DVX100B camcorders.

    http://www.westsidefilm.com/

  2. Ready to get real?

    You could qualify for 300 hours of FREE tech and job skills training that includes a hook-up with a paid job upon completion! Learn basic web development, video and audio elements, podcasting, blogging, HTML, Photoshop and more. At the same time we’ll help you write your resume, make sure you have a killer portfolio and help you fine-tune your interview techniques.

    Are you artistically or musically inclined? This training will help you make the most of your talents. Are you great at explaining things? You may be best suited working on the “people” side of the technology world. Or maybe problem-solving is your natural talent. There are lots of jobs for all different types of people.

    This training is FREE, AND includes stipends for participation and transportation.

    To participate, you must be available from Tuesday, April 1st through Thursday, July 3rd (Tuesday- Thursday, 9am-5pm).

    Make the commitment to yourself and change your life. Today.

    For more information, please contact Sara Brissenden-Smith at sarab[at]bavc[dot]org or
    415.558.2151 . . . or click here to download an application.

    http://www.bavc.org/classes/elements/

  3. BUMP Records

    BUMP Records – Bay Unity Music Project (BUMP) Records is a music performance and production program for Bay Area youth ages 14-19. With the help of professional instructors, young people learn to compose music and lyrics, DJ, and produce and record original music using industry-standard technology.

    BUMP producers also get hands-on entrepreneurship training and experience in producing, branding and promoting albums. Participants have use of music production software and a professional-caliber rehearsal and recording space, free of charge.

    Since its founding in 2003, BUMP Records has become the Bay Area’s leading production and performance program focused on urban music, with participants representing twelve middle schools, high schools and community centers, six albums produced to date, tracks licensed to companies like Mercedes Benz and independent film producers, and sales agreements with top online retailers iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody and Naptser.

    In 2008, BUMP Records is prototyping BUMP Mobile – an “off-portal,” open-standards service offering free audio downloads of BUMP music to mobile phones. Each download is wrapped with a public service announcement from a non-profit or socially responsible business that is targeted specifically to youth.

    Check out samples of work from BUMP Records. Check out BUMP Records on MySpace.

    For more information, contact bump@bavc.org.

    https://www.bavc.org/classes/youth/bump.htm

  4. Digital Pathways

    Digital Pathways is a program for young people who want to learn skills to advance their potential for careers in technology and the arts. Students choose between video or music and participate in intensive summer training and follow-up workshops during the year. Students are placed into paid internship during their second year. All students receive 3 units of college credit for completing the program.

    For more information, please contact:
    kirthi[at]bavc.org or 415-558-2107.

  5. For 2 weeks, teens are immersed in the dynamic world of game development and professional gaming. Courses include: Game Modeling with Maya®, Game Programming and Camp Fatality™. Students leave with a gaming portfolio, cutting-edge software and tools to excel in the fields of game development and professional video gaming. At night enjoy gaming tournaments and LAN parties.

    http://www.internaldrive.com/idga/index.htm

  6. Lights, camera, Action! Filming on location in the SF Bay Area, teens will produce a movie with Final Cut Pro and Adobe After Effects. Students also experience UC Berkeley during this 2 week course. Save with code WD33.

    http://www.internaldrive.com/film-academy/index.htm

  7. TechKnowHow offers fun and enriching Computer and LEGO Summer Camps for students, ages 5-16.

    Our classes include Game Design, LEGO® Projects with Motors, Robotics, 3D Movie-Making and Introduction to Programming. They feature high-interest, age-appropriate projects which teach technology and science skills.

    http://www.techknowhowkids.com/

  8. Giant Campus’ summer camps give kids the essential 21st century skills needed for success in today’s tech-driven, global marketplace. While we’re teaching kids how to program a computer, build a robot or design a Web site, we’re also encouraging them to think critically, work collaboratively and communicate effectively – igniting their potential and building character.

    Cybercamps Academy (ages 10-17) – Held on 50+ college campuses nationwide, this team-building, problem-solving learning environment using research-proven curriculum infuses technology training with fun, physical activities. Use this promo code to earn a discount when you register: riahboo

    Livewire (ages 14-18) – This epic week at the Walt Disney World® Resort is a dynamic mix of VIP access, hands-on learning and full-throttle fun. Use this promo code to earn a discount when you register:riahboo

    Cybercamps (ages 6-11) – Select Pump It Up locations host an introduction to the world of technology, exercising kids’ minds and bodies. Use this promo code to earn a discount when you register: riahboo

  9. Giant Campus’ summer camps give kids the essential 21st century skills needed for success in today’s tech-driven, global marketplace. While we’re teaching kids how to program a computer, build a robot or design a Web site, we’re also encouraging them to think critically, work collaboratively and communicate effectively – igniting their potential and building character.

    Cybercamps Academy (ages 10-17) – Held on 50+ college campuses nationwide, this team-building, problem-solving learning environment using research-proven curriculum infuses technology training with fun, physical activities. Use this promo code to earn a discount when you register: riahboo

    Livewire (ages 14-18) – This epic week at the Walt Disney World® Resort is a dynamic mix of VIP access, hands-on learning and full-throttle fun. Use this promo code to earn a discount when you register: riahboo

    Cybercamps (ages 6-11) – Select Pump It Up locations host an introduction to the world of technology, exercising kids’ minds and bodies. Use this promo code to earn a discount when you register: riahboo


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