Are you a current 7th or 8th grade Grand Rapids Public School Student looking for something fun to do this summer?
Check Out our Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Camp. This is a free two-session camp where you will get your hands on a Nook (free for your use during the summer), try out digital film technology and other software, develop book trailers and podcasts, write for the GRPL blog and Facebook page, and increase your [tech]knowledge. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Parent/guardian permission to participate is required.
Registration Deadline: May 26
Session 1: Monday & Wednesdays June 16, 18, 23, 25 9a.m.-1p.m.
Session 2: Tuesdays & Thursdays: July July 8, 10, 15, 17 9a.m.-1p.m.
Applications are available at any of our library locations—and may be submitted to all locations.
Last year, a camp student wrote about their experience:
I think that camp has prepared me for the upcoming school year by helping me to keep my brain stimulated through reading and writing. This camp has encouraged me to hold on to everything that I have learned, so I will already be ahead of kids that did nothing all summer. Tech camp has also taught me how to use fun technology for educational purposes. I can take these skills with me to high school and use them to keep up good grades.
Another student expressed their thoughts:
Every moment at camp was very special and memorable to me because it was the one place in my life that I was able to learn, laugh, try new things, meet new people, and have fun.
This camp is made possible through the DigiBridge Partnership between the Grand Rapids Public Schools (GRPS) and the Grand Rapids Public Library (GRPL). You will not want to miss this opportunity as this Teen [Tech]Knowledgey Camp will have AMAZING hands-on workshops to encourage students to read, while also recognizing that in this ever-changing digital world it is crucial for students to keep up with technological demands. Click here to register.