Dig’nIT Brings Summer Tech Opportunities to Youth for Seventh Season
May 02, 2019
COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — May 2, 2019 — University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene invites students ages 8-18 to embrace the region’s growing tech presence through the seventh annual Dig’nIT summer program. Registration is now open for six hands-on educational camps.
Since its inception in 2013, the Digital Innovators Generating New Information Technology (Dig’nIT) program has served more than 850 young learners.
“Dig’nIT sparks innovation and new ideas. It makes you think outside the box,” said Dig’nIT instructor and Woodland Middle School teacher Azure Wilson. “A lot of kids think just one step at a time, but for coding you have to think of all the steps — be organized, plan and think creatively. It helps students become super driven in other things like math, engineering and art.”
New for 2019, U of I Coeur d’Alene will offer two of its flagship Dig’nIT camps at the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County. This option extends the program’s reach to more students who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend.
“Computer science and technology are shaping the future economy of North Idaho,” said Charles Buck, center executive officer at U of I Coeur d’Alene. “Dig’nIT opens doors for our youth to pursue the education and future careers that will bolster our thriving communities.”
The 2019 Dig’nIT camp lineup includes:
- June 24-28: Cosmetic Chemistry for girls ages 11-14 at U of I Coeur d'Alene
- July 15-19: iDVENTURE Panda Ambassador Program for youth ages 11-15 at U of I Coeur d'Alene
- July 22-26: Scratch Coding Camp at Boys & Girls Club (Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene locations)
- July 29 to Aug. 2: Swift Coding Camp at Boys & Girls Club (Post Falls and Coeur d’Alene locations)
- July 29 to Aug. 1: STEAM Lab single half-day camps for ages 8-18 at U of I Coeur d'Alene
- Aug. 5-9: Swift Coding 2 for youth ages 11-14 with prior Swift experience at U of I Coeur d'Alene
Dig’nIT Camps have a suggested value of $150 for weeklong camps and $20 for single, half-day labs, but the program operates under a “pay what you can” model to ensure accessibility to all.
To learn more about the Dig’nIT camps and Dig’nIT high school internships, visit www.uidaho.edu/dignit.
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