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Has Technology Changed the Summer Camp Experience for Houston Kids?

Time was, you went off to some overnight camp out in the woods where you sat around the campfire, sang songs, toasted marshmallows and swam in a lake. Do Houston kids do that anymore? Well, some kids still get shuttled off to summer camp, but as technology is more pervasive than ever in our lives, […]

Time was, you went off to some overnight camp out in the woods where you sat around the campfire, sang songs, toasted marshmallows and swam in a lake. Do Houston kids do that anymore?

Well, some kids still get shuttled off to summer camp, but as technology is more pervasive than ever in our lives, camps today are more about digital experiences rather than analog ones.

We talk with Maureen Diaz, camp director for iD Tech Camp held at Rice University. It offers STEM courses and experiences for kids. And we hear from Greer Nutaitis, kindergarten class assistant at Bayou Village School, which is a Waldorf school that hosts a camp offering arts and crafts, movement and music programs.

MORE:
Camp Katy Technology Camp (KidsOutAndAbout.com)
Parent Recommended Houston Summer Camps (Big Kid Small City, Jan. 20, 2014)
2016 Discount Summer Camp Guide (Houston On the Cheap, April 4, 2016)
Making the Most of Your Kid's Summer Day Camp Experience (Houston Matters, June 7, 2016)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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