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Techlab will be an online STEAM Camp for the Summer of 2020

The information below is for the Summer 2020 camp session.  Thank you for working with us during this time of uncertainty and after talking to our counselors, we are so exciting to still be joining you this summer.

Register for Summer 2020 Sessions

Week 1: June 15-19

Week 1: June 15-19

Week 1: June 15-19

Week 2: June 22-26

Week 1: June 15-19

Week 1: June 15-19

Week 3: July 13-17

Week 3: July 13-17

Week 3: July 13-17

Week 4: July 20-24

Week 3: July 13-17

Week 3: July 13-17

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Fees and Registration Details for the online Summer

  • Registration is $225 per youth.   If you have already registered, you will be sent a form to help you decide how to best receive your refund. 
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  • Camp is located at the Online via Zoom
  • Registration fee includes a t-shirt, patch and a box of supplies needed for each participants classes.
  • Campers must have a computer and access to internet to complete the camp.  If you need a pre-recorded option, please see our Day Camp program.


  • Camp is open to boys and girls entering the Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Grades
  • Camp participants do not have to be a registered Scout to attend
  • Camp participants do not need any prior knowledge or experience with technology
  • Each camper should complete the Boy Scouts of America's online CyberChip training  prior to camp.  Boy Scout members should have a completed Cyber Chip card signed by their unit leader. Non-BSA participants need the video  completion printout. Click here for more information.  



 

Camp Hours   

  • Campers should log on at 8:45am to 9:00pm.   We will have one zoom meeting for the younger youth and another for the older youth.   


  • After our opening ceremony, we will move youth into their classrooms online so that youth do not need to do anything but click "Accept".


  • For younger youth 
    • Class will be one hour and then will all rejoin the main zoom area for a 15 minute break.  We will have a song or skit during that time, but this time is for youth to take a bio break, grab a snack or run give mom or dad or pet a quick hug.   
    • After the break, youth need to be back at the computer, and youth will be moved to their classes. 


  • For older youth
    • Classes will be 2 hours and instructors will allow for breaks during the class depending on class flow and participants needs.  


  • See schedule below for more information  


  • Camp ends at 3:30 pm Monday through Friday 


 Extended Camp 

  • We will also be providing some outside of camp hours activities for youth and their families.  These will include: TBA

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Daily Program Schedule

3rd, 4th, 5th grades

8:45am - Camp Zoom links open daily


9:00am - Daily check-in and welcoming activity


9:15am - Class 1 online via zoom breakout rooms


10:15am - Snack and restroom break in main zoom link


10:30am - Class 2 online via zoom breakout rooms


11:30am - Lunch - on their own


12:30pm - Recess - same zoom link with activities in break out rooms


1:00pm - Class 3 online via zoom breakout rooms  


2:00pm - Snack and restroom break in main zoom link 


2:15pm - Class 4 online via zoom breakout rooms


3:15pm - Closing activity via main zoom


 3:30pm - Camp ends 

6th, 7th, 8th, 9th grades

8:45am - Camp Zoom links open daily

9:00am - Daily check-in and welcoming activity

9:15am - Class 1 online via zoom breakout rooms

11:30am - Lunch on their own

12:30pm - Recess - same zoom link with activities in break out room

1:00pm - Class 3 online via zoom breakout rooms  

3:15pm - Closing activity via main zoom

3:30pm - Camp ends

Camp Office Information

Camp Director: Amanda White
Phone: 512-784-3940
Email: TechLabCamp@gmail.com


Camp Program Director: Jessica Snider

Phone: 512-632-9395
Email: jessica.snider@scouting.org

FREQUENTLY Asked Questions

What if I am already registered

  • We will be sending out a form and to find out how to best process refunds for each person.  If you decided this will not work for your youth, please feel free to request a full refund at  https://www.bsacac.org/refund-policy/ 


How much help will my youth need from me?

  • You will still need to check in on your youth and make sure they are participating and staying safe, but our teachers should be keeping the participants busy.  Even during the breaks, we will have a staff member leading activities, games, jokes, etc.  
  • During lunch, we will be showing a STEAM video and then have virtual playtime in various breakout rooms.  We believe strongly that the participants need to have some time to play/talk with each other in a supervised format. 


What about supplies?

  • We are working with our instructors and getting supply list.  Participants will have to provide their own computer, internet and webcam.   For photography, participants will need to have a camera, but any camera works.  Beyond that we will pulling together supplies boxes that can be either mailed or picked up from the Fickett Center/Scout Shop.


What to Wear to Camp Everyday

  • Camp t-shirt
  • Please do wear regular pants or shorts - we can see everyone during activities.



Our camp believes that STEAM should  be available to all youth, now no matter where the area. We are working to provide assistance for anyone who needs help in attending our camp. The number of scholarships we can provide depends on grants and donations.   However, anyone attending camp must have access to a computer and internet.  

If you are interested in helping a youth attend camp in 2020, please click here.

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