(Fairfield-WTNH, July 9, 2002 6:00 PM)
Summer camp- it's part of the routine for many kids in the months
of July and August.
- News Channel 8's Kristen Cusato reports
At this summer camp, there's time for games, making friends, performing
in a talent show.
It's not your typical camp, because four
hours a day these kids are learning computer programming.
by doing on the computer, no lectures, no textbooks, and no blackboards,"
says Dr. Michael Zabinski, National Computer Camp.
the 25th year of the National Computer Camp.
Run by Dr. Michael
Zabinski, NCC is held at Sacred Heart University.
day camp and sleep over camp for kids from 8 to 18, all kids who
"I've been to other camps but didn't enjoy
it, I'm more into computers," says Tanner Harvey, age 15.
campers are together with kids so much like them. They are surrounded
by kids of common interest," says Dr. Zabinski.
come in with few or no computer skills and we help them become proficient
--gain valuable skills," says David Staley, senior counselor.
Disorbo and Shawna Garris are enjoying camp life.
better. Got new friends up here. I like it here,"
"For the most part, schools no longer provide
instruction in programming, like it was common in the 80's," says
So camps like this, help shape the techno wizards
of the future.
There are still spots open for future week-long
If you are interested in the National Computer Camp
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