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Teen Tech Camp

Teen Tech Camp is an annual week-long summer program produced by SIM Memphis in partnership with the Memphis Public Library. The purpose of the camp is to help young teenagers get excited about technology while they are still considering their future career opportunities. Perhaps some will choose IT as a career path after participating in the camp!

The camp is targeted at 12-15 year olds and exposes kids to various careers in IT as well as introduces them to emerging technologies. They do hands-on computer programming and incorporate photos, video, and music into their projects. The student group is usually diverse and is comprised mostly of students from public schools. Students interested in attending the camp submit an application along with a recommendation from a teacher. Selected attendees pay nothing to attend.

The camp is held at the Central Library and is operated by Library staff. They solicit applications and select students. They also set the curriculum and provide instructors. SIM participates in the planning, presents daily technology sharing sessions called "Bright Shiny Objects,” attends a lunch with the campers and staff, presents a talk "Careers in IT,” and participates in a recognition ceremony with campers and their families at the conclusion of the camp. The Library submits a budget and SIM provides the funding and makes arrangements for donations of laptops to the camp.

The camp was started in 2005 and has been held at the Library every summer since.

Teen Tech Camp News

Memphis Photos
Commercial Appeal
September 13, 2011

For seven years, the Society for Information Management and the Memphis Public Library have partnered to present Teen Tech Camp. The free camp is a weeklong intensive training program targeting 13- to 15-year-olds. More...

Photo by Kyle Kurlick

Memphis Photos
Commercial Appeal
July 16, 2011

Teens learn how to build, use tech: Devin Hodges, 13, works on a Web-based computer game he is making while participating in Teen Technology Camp, a weeklong technology-based summer camp sponsored by the Memphis Chapter of the Society for Information Management and the library system. More...

SIM 2011 Teen Tech Camp Camper Video
by Diane and John Coons
July 2011

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Community Outreach Spotlight: Teen Tech Camp
by Dennis Norton, Community Outreach Chair
June 2011

Excitement is building as our SIM and Library teams prepare to launch Teen Tech Camp July 11-16, 2011!

Community Outreach Spotlight: Teen Tech Camp
by Dennis Norton, Community Outreach Chair
March 2011

This is our seventh year for Teen Tech Camp! On February 28, SIM met with the library staff to make plans for the event, which will be held July 11-16 at the Benjamin Hooks Central Library.

The library is now accepting camper applications
Feb 2011

The library is now accepting camper applications; the deadline is April 29. An application form can be found HERE. Feel free to post an application at your office or refer interested candidates to the library link (or Google "Teen Tech Camp Memphis".) More...

See the slideshow movie from the 2010 Teen Tech Camp
By Dennis Norton

See the slideshow movie from 2010 Teen Tech Camp More....

Graduates of the Teen Tech Camp, sponsored by the Memphis Public Library & Information Center and the Society for Information Management show off their souvenir T-shirts and tech swag bags, complete with their own personal jump drive

Teen Tech Camp
By Lillian Johnson, Special to My Life
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Posted August 18, 2010 at 6 a.m.

The Memphis Public Library & Information Center and the Society for Information Management sponsor Teen Tech Camp annually. More...

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Technology Camp for Teens
April 19, 2010

It's called a SIMS Camp, and it's summer fun involving computers and technology. Rick San Roman from the Memphis Library joins FOX13 with more on the camp, and how your kid can get involved. more...

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