LANSING — The end of the K-12 school year is approaching, and the Information Technology Empowerment Center in Lansing has the solution for parents who want to keep their budding astronauts, engineers, programmers and recording artists sharp all summer long: technology summer camps.

ITEC offers programs to keep kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math with entertaining and engaging subjects like robotics, digital movie-making and photography, and video game design.

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“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,” shared 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 SCRATCH 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 movie-making and photography skills.

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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 17, 2013 and ending August 16, 2012.

For more information regarding summer camp registration or program content, please contact Cathy Post by e-mail at or by phone at (517) 708-4394, or visit the ITEC website at

The Lansing ITEC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with students and families in the Greater Lansing area to build excitement for coursework and careers in science, technology, engineering and math.

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