We hope you had a GREAT summer and are ready for the 2016/2017 school year. We at Junior Tech Academy are definitely gearing up for another great year of technology classes … now in THREE locations!
Check out our schedule for class times. Registration is under way for all locations – so sign up now before classes fill up!
|Summer vacation is right around the corner. Jr. Tech Academy has several exciting camps lined up during Kids First’s annual Camp-A-Palooza … all camps are half-day offerings which can be extended to full-day camps by joining Camp-A-Palooza; just click the links below for more details and registration.|
Here is a list of all our current camp offerings:
|Dates||Time||Camp Title||Age Range||Location||Registration|
|June 6-10, 2016||1pm-4pm||Minecraft Mania!||7-10 years||Kids First Sport Center||link – ALMOST FULL|
|June 13-17, 2016||9am-12pm||Raspberry Pi camp||8-14 years||Kids First Sport Center||link|
|June 27-July 1, 2016||1pm-4pm||Raspberry Pi camp||8-14 years||Kids First Sport Center||link|
|July 11-15, 2016||9am-12am||Minecraft Mania!||7-10 years||Kids First Sport Center||FULL|
|July 11-15, 2016||1pm-4pm||Minecraft Mania!||11-14 years||Kids First Sport Center||FULL|
|July 18-22, 2016||1pm-4pm||Minecraft Mania!||7-10 years||Kids First Sport Center||link – ALMOST FULL|
|July 25-29, 2016||9am-12am||Robotics Camp||8-14 years||Kids First Sport Center||link – ALMOST FULL|
|July 25-29, 2016||1pm-4pm||Robotics Camp||8-14 years||Kids First Sport Center||link|
|Aug 1-5, 2016||1pm-4pm||Minecraft Mania!||11-14 years||Kids First Sport Center||link|
- New Introductory classes will start the week of May 2 at Kids First – registration is open so enroll now!
- Our program will continue over the summer at Kids First as well as in Mason – details on the latter will follow shortly so stay tuned!
- Our Mason Introductory class is up and running, and planning for our Fall classes is well under way.
- Our Summer Camps are starting to fill up – several camps are already full. Register early for the remaining camps:
June 6-10, 2016 1pm-4pm Minecraft Mania! 7-10 years Kids First Sport Center link June 13-17, 2016 9am-12pm Raspberry Pi camp 8-14 years Kids First Sport Center link June 27-July 1, 2016 1pm-4pm Raspberry Pi camp 8-14 years Kids First Sport Center link July 18-22, 2016 1pm-4pm Minecraft Mania! 7-10 years Kids First Sport Center link July 25-29, 2016 9am-12am Robotics Camp 8-14 years Kids First Sport Center link July 25-29, 2016 1pm-4pm Robotics Camp 8-14 years Kids First Sport Center link Aug 1-5, 2016 1pm-4pm Minecraft Mania! 11-14 years Kids First Sport Center link
- All Kids First camps can be combined with a morning/afternoon Camp-A-Palooza option to create a full day of camp. More details at the Kids First website.
Junior Tech Academy is starting 2 new Introductory classes next week (the week of February 29th) at Kids First – register now to get your child enrolled in our exciting 8-week overview of Computers and Coding. Starting with basic understanding of how computers work to making your very first Minecraft program, this class is a great starting point for any budding engineer.
Also note the Jr. Tech Academy summer camps – now listed on our webpage under Camps. Register early to avoid missing out!
A couple of weeks ago we mentioned the FLL success of The Brick Girls, a team with ties to Junior Tech Academy. They made it to the district championships in mid January, and their success story continues … they have qualified for the FLL Ohio State tournament, and in doing so won the Project Presentation Award! This is a tremendous achievement and we are very proud of these 6 girls and their great coaches.
In the picture on the left you can see them together with the OmegaBots team who also moved on to the State championship. For those who want to see an FLL State tournament in action, the robot competition is open to the public and starts at 7:45am EST on Sunday Feb 7 at the Ervin J. Nutter Center at Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway in Dayton, Ohio.
And if you want to join an FLL team – Junior Tech Academy will start recruiting teams for the 2016-2017 competition in the next few months, and any child aged 9-14 currently enrolled in our classes is eligible to join. So if you haven’t registered yet, join our classes now. The next introductory class starts the week of Feb 29!