Summer Camp Gives Kids a Taste of Tech


TORONTO, ON – June 12, 2003 – Children and teenagers attending summer camps in Sault Ste. Marie will have the chance to learn how to design their own Web sites and program three-dimensional (3D) computer games.

Computer training company Digital Adventures of Sault Ste. Marie has teamed up with Algoma University College to offer this year’s programs, which have added courses in advanced web and 3D game design, both for children age 12-to-16. Returning this year are a general computer camp and a Web page design camp for ages 9-to-15, and a video game design camp where children aged 11-to-16 years can learn how to create two-dimensional (2D) games.

Algoma U. connection

The video game design programs are a particularly good match for Algoma University, which plans to introduce a Masters of Science in Computer Game Technology degree program in co-operation with the University of Abertay in Scotland this September. “While the computer camps are not directly linked to the M.Sc. program, the intent is certainly to have activities for youth that link up with our computer science and IT fields,” said Krista Yetman, Algoma’s director of external relations. “It is also an excellent way to demonstrate partnerships and educational options in the area of computer science and information technology.”

The camps start in July and registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit the Web site, or call (705) 257-1691. Registrations will be taken in the main office at Algoma University or by calling (705) 949-2301 ext. 236.

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