Reporter Laura Kirtley of WLFI Channel 18 in Indiana, visited iD Tech Camps held at Purdue University on June 24, 2010.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – The creative juices are flowing on Purdue’s campus as iD Tech Camp gets underway. Campers are learning everything from web design to programming, and even video game animation.
The week-long camp gives kids a hands-on experience with technology and shows them how their hobbies can turn into potential careers.
“I wanted to learn more about technology because that is what I want to do when I grow up and I want to build video games for people who are bored and don’t have anything to do on their computers,” camper Tyra Holland said.
“I love working with the computers, it’s one of my favorite things to do,” camper Christian Amstutz said.
The kids can stay in the dorms on Purdue’s campus as they get immersed in C++, Flash, and Dreamweaver programs. 7th grader Justin Lueck is building his own gaming website. This is second summer at the program. He said he plans to come back year after year.