Camp TechTerra offers programs for students that help them explore the natural world in makerspace communities through coding, digital storytelling, robotics, making and digital devices. Sharing, connecting and collaborating are integral to these authentic meaning-finding experiences. Using our innovative Camp TechTerra curriculum, students are taught the process of computational thinking within an environment that honors safety, choice, exploration and fun.
Camp TechTerra and the TechTerra curriculum, inspired by Maker Education and Project Based Learning, was developed by Susan Wells, a veteran public school educator and EdTech innovator. Over the last five years, over 600 students have attended Camp TechTerra, many of them returning from one year to the next.
Camp sessions are offered in the Raleigh-Durham area after school during fall, winter and spring sessions, and as weekly day sessions during the summer.
With our home base in North Carolina, Camp TechTerra offers nationwide and international options as well.
What We Do at Camp TechTerra
Camp TechTerra offers opportunities for campers to:
Learn to Code, using web-based and app-based programs including visual block code, Scratch, Java Script, and more
Program and create robots, learning to simulate, estimate and model
Explore and fly drones
Program micro-controllers, including Arduinos and Raspberry Pi boards
Learn to take photographs and videos, using iPads and tablets
Produce original creations with 3D Printing, Designing, and modeling
Create and make with CNC machines
Research gardens and campus space through hands-on exploring outdoors
Explore students' world through inquiry-based science, including physics, ecology, microbiology, and chemistry
Discover and use augmented reality apps
Work in the Make it-Take it Station, designing and creating
Imagine, create and explore in the STEAM Station
Camp TechTerra After School Spring 2017 Sessions Full
Registration for Camp TechTerra Spring 2017 after school is closed. We are full and having fun! You can Register for and enjoy Camp TechTerra over the Summer at our 9 locations. We expanded our camps throughout the Triangle area. So many of you chose our locations in Alamance County, Chapel Hill-Carrboro, Chatham and Durham that we filled our spaces. Our after school camps are busy! For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camp TechTerra Summer 2017 Sessions Open
Registration for Camp TechTerra 2017 Summer Sessions is 0pen! Don't miss out! Register now! This summer we have sessions in 9 locations with elementary and middle school opportunities. Choose from a variety of locations and themed weeks for STEM and Making fun.
Register online today. See links below. Or register by mail using the attached Registration Form.
FIRST SATURDAY SERIES: TECH ROCKS! DUKE SCHOOL & TECHTERRA EDUCATION PRESENT......FIRST SATURDAY "TECH" SERIES! On the first Saturday of March, April, and May, students will be able to explore coding, robotics, and/or drones on Duke School's campus! Classes are open to the public, ages 6 - 13. First Saturday Series Hours: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm. Cost: $120 per session.
March 4, 2017 - Coding: Introduction to coding and computer programming including visual block code, Scratch, and app and web-based games and resources.
April 1, 2017 - Robotics: Explore robots and dive deep inot coding. Exploration and use includes Cubetto, Ozobots, Dash, Kamagami, Finch, Robolink, and Ollie robots.
May 6, 2017 - Drones: Building and flying drones including safety, rules and laws, flight operations, and career readiness.
Join us at Durham Golden Belt at Shoder for Making and Digital Tools themed Camps STEM CAMP FOR ADULTS - An Introduction to Coding, Robotics, Digital Storytelling, Electronics & Circuitry, Making with Micro-controllers and Items Found & Recycled, 3D Printing, Virtual Reality, and more. Our camps are personalized for your interests. You'll have time to do and learn what you choose. Lunch and snacks provided for comfort and fun!
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Bring Camp TechTerra to You
Are you looking for a great camp for your school? Would you like to experience Camp TechTerra for grown-ups? Now you can! New for 2017, Camp TechTerra will offer Camp TechTerra 101 at Durham Golden Belt at Shodor in Durham, NC, beginning May 11, 2017, Contact us at email@example.com about how to bring the Camp TechTerra experience to you.
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My son loved Camp Tech Terra! Once intimidated by technology, he left camp with a new confidence and curiosity. The camp provided a lot of outside fun and hands on nature exploration for my active learner. The staff created an environment that welcomed students of various ages, backgrounds, and experience. We will be back next year! Courtney Mills Parent of Camp TechTerra camper Former Teacher
My daughter has enjoyed the Camp Tech Terra programming so much, she requested it for her 10th birthday! The Tech Terra team creates such an engaging experience, introducing concepts from coding to color theory, machine thinking to collaborative problem-solving. But the kids don't realize they're learning anything: they just have a great time! Lauren Walker Parent of Camp TechTerra camper Senior Content Strategist Our three children (ages 5, 6 1/2 and 9 years old) have attended the Camp TechTerra summer camps and after school programs over the past two years and LOVE them. Director and founder, Susan Wells, drawing on her 30 years of experience as an educator, has created the ultimate learning experience for children of all ages. Camp TechTerra is engaging, creative, unique and FUN. In just one week of camp, our children designed and built robots, constructed lego communities, filmed iMovies, learned to code, explored and studied the outdoors, cooked food in solar ovens, and more. Susan’s staff of professional teachers are wonderful with the children, challenging them and caring for them and their individual learning styles. We are always amazed to see and hear what our children learn at camp each day. We highly recommend Camp TechTerra and are looking forward to another fun camp this year. Maria Finnegan Parent of 3 Camp TechTerra campers Yoga and Fitness Instructor