Tech Camp

WASATCH ACADEMY TECH CAMP

The Future Is Calling

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Center for Evolving Technologies

Where Creativity & Science Connect

Sharpen your skills in industry standards like Dreamweaver and Adobe, or stay on the cutting edge with lessons in 3D printing and the latest in video game design. If film, animation, or graphic design is more your thing, we’ve got that covered, too. Our Tech Camp offers training, application, and 1-on-1 feedback on a project of your choice, while leaving plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of Utah’s landscape.  

Camp Details

August 5-11, 2018

Check-in: Sunday between 4pm-5pm

Check-out: Saturday at 11:30 am. Check-out immediately following.

Age Group: 8-12 grade

Gender: Co-Ed

Cost: $ 2,000

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CAMPER EVALUATION

Upon arrival, all participants are evaluated by the staff so that their own instructional needs can be addressed throughout the week. In addition, campers will be evaluated and then split up into smaller groups according to age and ability. 

TRANSPORTATION

If transportation is needed from the Salt Lake City airport or other Utah locations, please Email: chris.nester@wasatchacademy.org   

what to bring

  1. Camp registration documents.
  2. BED AND BATH: Towels, blanket or sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, soap.
  3. MEDICAL: Emergency contact info, information about medications, allergies, asthma, or other medical conditions
  4. RECOMMENDED: Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, pyjamas, jacket, weather appropriate clothing and footwear, spending money, camera

More About this camp

  • Design process
  • Digital Photography
  • Digital Audio
  • Digital Video
  • HTML & CSS
  • Portfolio Design
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator - Posters & Logos
  • 3D Printing
  • Digital Animation
  • 3D with Maya
  • After Effects - Video Design
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Instructor kurt Quackenbush

CAMP DIRECTOR

Kurt graduated from Brigham Young University in 2001 with a degree in industrial design. Afterwards, he worked in Detroit at General Motors in the Pontiac Design Studio, designing automobiles. He went on to work in the video game industry as a 3D artist at a number of studios such as EA, Sony, Kodiak, and PolyStew. Kurt has several AAA published game titles that he has worked on, and he immensely enjoys the creative environment of gaming. In 2011 Kurt began teaching both 2D and 3D technology at Wasatch Academy. He is currently the head for the Center of Evolving Technology and instructs 3D animation, video game design, and design programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and Dreamweaver.

Kurt enjoys spending free time with his son and two daughters as often as possible. He can also be found zooming across the beautiful landscape of Utah on his motorcycle.

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instructor matt duncan

CAMP DIRECTOR

Matt has taught web design, pedagogy, print design, Photoshop, first year composition, ESL, and creative writing at the college level. At Wasatch academy, he has taught ESL, English 1 & 2, AP Language & Composition, digital audio, and film. Matt earned a BFA in creative writing with a poetry focus from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. After working in eastern North Carolina in the college textbook industry for five years, he returned to the Midwest to complete an MA in English Literature and an MA in Communication Studies at Northern Illinois University.

His wife Chiho has served the Wasatch Community as a Japanese tutor and translator, and as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Their young son is a favorite among the students.

SAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE

8:00 AMWake-up, Breakfast
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Training session with instructor
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PMProgress Reports and 1-on-1 discussions of projects
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Afternoon activity. Swimpool, paddleboat, visit mountain cabin, hike maple canyon, etc.
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM - 8:30 PMLab Time: Work with teachers on various projects; Apply what you learned today
9:30 PM Dorm Check in
11:00 PM Lights Out

Designed to Equip You to Excel in Technology

Whatever Your Interest