Kids in grades 4-6 can expand their STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art and Math) knowledge this summer with a series of Larchmont-area camps designed to build practical skills for the future.
Santa Monica-based Digital Dragon is heading east this summer and bringing its technology programs to the Hollywood Schoolhouse campus (1233 N. McCadden Pl.) for the first time. Digital Dragon owner Laurie Kantor Finn says, “Most kids know how to consume digital media. We like to flip that around and teach them how to create video games, apps, and digital art in an engaging, hands-on atmosphere.”
According to education leaders, STEAM exposure is becoming increasingly essential to a child’s well-rounded development. Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, states, “To prepare humanity for the next 100 years, we need more of our children to learn computer programming skills, regardless of their future profession.”
Opportunities in STEAM fields are expanding as technology continues to evolve. According to a report called “STEM Jobs: 2017 Update” published by the US Department of Commerce, careers in this sector are growing more rapidly than jobs in other areas of employment (24.4 percent versus 4.0 percent). Kantor Finn adds, “Our summer camp philosophy is that kids should have fun, but that doesn’t mean they can’t pick up practical skills along the way. In an ever-changing high-tech world, we’re giving campers the ideas and tools they need to be the creators of the future.”
The week-long camps, which begin July 2nd, will explore subjects like programming robotics, video game design and development, digital production of YouTube videos, and the very popular Minecraft. All camps will be held on the Hollywood Schoolhouse campus and include plenty of outdoor and swimming time.
For more details or to sign up, visit https://digitaldragon.co/camps/summer-camps-hollywood/
About Digital Dragon
Digital Dragon’s team of expert techies are educating the experts of tomorrow. Incorporating the framework of the Next Generation Science Standards into their programs, Digital Dragon’s fun-filled classes, private instruction, and camps provide kids with access to the essential STEAM skills needed to be the creators, inventors, and makers of the future. For more information, see https://digitaldragon.co
Digital Dragon Summer Camps
July 2-August 10, 2018
1233 N. McCadden PL.
Los Angeles, 90038