LANSING — The Lansing tech nonprofit ITEC is inspiring local youth to become the next great engineers, programmers and movie makers through fun and interactive technology summer camps. Kids will build and bring to life Lego robots, plan, film and edit their own movies, and design and play their own video games.

ITEC, an acronym for Information Technology Empowerment Center, summer camps provide Lansing-area youth with a tangible outcome that not only teaches them about science, technology, engineering and math, but helps them to be creative, communicate and build self-confidence.

Camps will be held at various locations around the Greater Lansing area starting June 11, and ending Aug. 24.

ITEC offers programs to keep kids excited about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) with entertaining and engaging subjects like robotics, digital moviemaking and photography, and video game design.

“Educational summer camps allow students to engage with their peers in an informal setting and learn communication, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, and other 21st century learning skills,” said Kirk Riley, ITEC Executive Director. “Our summer camps help prepare Lansing-area children for the global economy by increasing their technology skills and providing them with a passion for learning.”

During the Lego Robotics camp, kids build, program, and control their own  robots while learning engineering and technology skills. With some creativity and programming, kids can create their own interactive stories, games, music and art through the summer camps.

Campers also learn the science behind one of their favorite pastimes by creating their own video game through the game design camp.

For lovers of creative entertainment, Digital Media camps allow kids to create their own works of art using digital moviemaking and photography skills.

The summer camps are offered around the Greater Lansing area including St. Stephens Church, LCC East Campus, Oak Park YMCA, and Westside YMCA.

The classes are available as one-hour, two-hour or three-hour sessions during the week, starting June 11, ending Aug. 24.

For more information regarding summer camp registration or program content, email Cathy Post at or call (517) 708-4394. Or, visit the ITEC Web site at


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