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  • How Minecraft Doesn't Block Girls Out

    Minecraft is unique in a great number of ways—and you’ve probably already heard about all the reasons why your child playing it can be very educational. One of the qualities that you might not know about Minecraft that makes it unique in the gaming realm is it’s a rather genderless space. As one of the [...]

  • Are eSports Legit? 7 Facts About This Game-Changing Industry

    Forget Super Bowl rings and shiny gold medals. Today’s eSports champions are scoring massive million-dollar prize pools as spectators from around the world watch them game. Also known as broadcasters, these competitors aren’t just greasy teenagers penned up in a dark bedroom—they’re well-trained, driven game gurus who don’t miss a beat when they’re called on [...]

  • So What Kind of Project Does My Child Make at Camp?

    You’re a smart parent—you know tech camp is one of the best ways to keep your child engaged over the summer. But maybe you still have some questions (102 questions? Only 15?). Or maybe there’s just one question left you really want to know: what will my child really be making at camp? It’s one [...]

  • 8 Ways to Spend Your Time When the Kids Are at Summer Camp

    You pull into the driveway after dropping off your kids at camp. You know all the benefits of overnight camp (gaining independence, spending more time with friends, etc.), so they’ll both be staying the night, learning about technology and having a blast while doing so. You enter the house and everything is strangely calm and [...]

  • The Educational Benefits of Minecraft

    It’s no secret that Minecraft is wildly popular, and has been for some time. Since its creation in 2009, Minecraft has captured the minds and imaginations of more kids than we can count (and even some adults!) Merchandise, a movie, school educators, and our very own summer camps have caught the Minecraft fire, and the [...]

  • Avoid Summer Brain Drain: Send Your Child to STEM Camp

    You’ve been there before. July rolls around and the kids start getting up later, spending their days watching YouTube clips, staying social on Snapchat and Instagram, or just staving off boredom. While the break from early mornings and homework is nice for kids and parents alike, one of the unintended consequences of summer break is [...]