The History of NCC



NCC is the brainchild of Dr. Michael Zabinski who was awarded several federal grants to train teachers at Fairfield University to integrate computers into their classrooms. In 1977, in an effort to reach young people personally, he established the first of these educational summer camps coining the phrase "Computer Camps" and founded NCC and the computer camp industry U.S. News & World Report April 23, 2001, Page 41.

NCC provides an opportunity for young people from all parts of the United States and around the world to interact creatively. This harmonic integration of young minds is the primary focus of National Computer Camps.

NCC and Dr. Zabinski have for the past 5 years sponsored summer technology camps for 7th grade inner city girls in Connecticut. This project directly addresses the gender gap that exists today in technology and in particular in computer science. It helps to shape tomorrow’s female leaders in the field of technology. These one week camps provide full scholarships that are funded by The American Association of University Women, the Hubbell, Long and Motorolla Foundations as well as the National Computer Camps, Inc.

NCC is America's first computer camp and is unique; campers may attend one or multiweek sessions with a continuous curriculum that covers all aspects of computer literacy and includes an optional sports program. The camps are ideal for both experienced and first time campers.
From the 1979 Archives of National Computer Camps

A 32K TRS-80 Computer


A 64K Apple Computer
Note the kid's face on the computer screen.
That was a major accomplishment in 1979.