Some kids are just meant to design and build. And if your child has a knack for electronics, fostering technology skills can pay off later in life.
That's why I was excited to learn that iD Tech Camps for kids ages 7-17 will be hosting day and overnight camps on the Marquette University campus this summer.
Although it's a technology camp, kids are not just staring at a screen all day.
Students here learn to develop video games, code apps, engineer robots, make movies, design 3D models, and more. (Why am I starting to feel inferior to these kids?!)
Students are divided by course and age, and work in small groups of 8 kids.
The program is well established, with hundreds of locations across the nation on prestigious university campuses like MIT, Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and UCLA.
They've been on the UW-Madison campus for six years, and now they are right here at Marquette University.
Over 235,000 kids and teens have attended the programs since 1999.
The instructors are top-knotch, as well. They're recruited from top universities like Northwestern and NYU.
The coolest part is that iD Tech students have gone on to get internships at Google and Facebook, launch game design careers at Zynga and EA, start their own indie game studios, and develop apps with worldwide audiences.
Campers use the same software as professionals including Adobe, Android, Autodesk ,iOS, Minecraft, Unreal, and Unity.
Find out more or register here.