Courses for 9-17 Year Olds
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Now Booking Oct and Dec 2014 Courses
Teaching kids and teens how to develop video games, mobile apps, robotics and more.
Fire Tech Camp offers short courses for ages 9-17 - getting the next generation of developers coding and creating. Learn real coding languages and techniques as used by the pros!
What is Fire Tech Camp
Creativity. Innovation. Technology. Fire Tech Camp is bringing these together to empower your child with the skills and environment to build something amazing. Fire Tech Camp are London’s only tech daycamps, putting the power of technology into kids’ hands so that they can create their own games, design their own smartphone apps, and build robots to do their bidding! During school holiday periods children age 9 to 17 will spend five days at Imperial College or another great venue gaining great skills, and getting exposure to the inner workings of the games and tech world. New for 2014 - we now also offer special one day events on Wearable Tech and Minecraft. Young people will make new friends, stretch their horizons, and enjoy the support of a world class team.
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Our Courses for 9-17 year olds
Our mission is to teach young people to create and innovate through technology.
We ascribe to the 4 C’s of 21st Century Education: Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking. We want young people to engage in work that is meaningful to them, with the support of a world-class team. We want to provide parents with an outstanding service and we want to provide kids and teens with an experience that will continue to benefit them long after the week is finished. We want young people to be able to access technology education, whatever their economic circumstances. Scholarship Program Work with Us
Jill Hodges is an American technology enthusiast with over 25 years of experience in building and growing new businesses. She has worked in financial services marketing, equity valuation and analysis, and as a management consultant. Jill and her husband have been in Europe for more than 20 years and they have two tech-mad children aged 10 and 12. She is passionate about giving children opportunities to be creative, and about turning their love of technology into innovation, skills and confidence.
Why I Started Fire Tech Camp
I grew up in a techy family. We worked on “Trash-80” computers, writing fun programs, hanging out on “bulletin boards” and hacking games during the 1980’s in America. This was the environment that gave birth to a generation of tech entrepreneurs. But as the technology became more user-friendly, the consumers got further from the code, until the games became a black box. Today many of our kids love to consume games, apps and websites, but don’t know how to CREATE in their favourite media. On a recent trip to the US, I saw kids getting exposure to coding and robotics in after-school clubs and at summer camps. In fact, one company alone in the US hosts more than 30,000 kids in tech camp programmes! When I looked for something similar back home in London I couldn't find any extra-curricular programmes -- so I started one up myself.
We are getting kids "under the hood" of their favourite technologies, helping them build something they are proud of. And we are offering parents a new generation of constructive, stimulating activities for their children during school breaks.
Kids and Teens Learn Tech Skills in London
Our flagship location is Imperial College, London
Imperial College is the flagship location for Fire Tech Camps. Imperial College is consistently ranked top university in London, with a reputation for excellence in science-based subjects. Fire Tech Campers will in many cases be enjoying the use of Imperial’s excellent facilities, and in many cases will be supported by student instructors from top universities, including Imperial. Not all camps are held at Imperial, so be sure to check the location of the camp you are booking!
16-20 December 2013 camps will be held at Imperial, as will our Sunday Series, starting 12 Jan 2014. February half-term camps will be held at the Baden-Powell House, (65-67 Queen's Gate, London SW7 5JS).
(Note: Fire Tech Camp is not an Imperial College programme and we are not officially affiliated with Imperial College. )