The ComputerCamp is a holiday camp for 10-17 year-olds that I organize together with other core-team members. ComputerCamp attendees usually visit our week-long camps during summer holidays and experience a good mixture of small and well-suited IT classes and pedagogically valuable leisure activities.
While leisure activities largely depend on weather and location we try to narrow the activities' focus especially onto the kids and teenagers that visit us. This includes modern gameplay (mostly inspired by the "new games" movement), up-to-date equipment for current trends, integration and inclusion of all interests and skills, as well as large-group activities which we come up with, create, and maintain especially tailored to our participants.
IT classes range (among others) from movie making (incl. screenplay, acting, shooting, cutting) and 3D game modeling to first programming steps as well as ready-for-deployment smartphone apps. For all different modules we also offer various levels of required prior knowledge. This allows participants not only to acquire exactly the knowledge they are looking for, but also offers them to stay more than one week in order to deepen the gained knowledge even further.
Our camps take place in various locations across Austria and Germany and are open to every German-speaking kid or teenager aged between 10 and 17. Currently, our camps are offered all summer long, thereby matching as many school-holiday calendars as possible (e.g., from all Austrian, German, and Swiss states as well as from Liechtenstein).
My role mainly lies in the HR department as well as in conceptualizing IT classes. However, over the last couple of years I have been involved in numerous other aspects of our camps, such as teaching, supervising, leading several of the camps, training our teachers and supervisors, and the like. If you are interested in taking a closer look at the camps, go check out computercamp.at. Also, if you are interested in working with us, do not miss our job-offering page at computercamp.jobs.