Mobile Tech Camp:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How do I sign up?
A: Parents may register their students online at hands-on-mobile.com/registration
Q: What if I need a ride to camp?
A: No problem! We have reached an agreement with Kiddie Commute to provide safe, transportation to and from camp for our campers. CLICK HERE for details.
Q: How long do your programs run?
A: Day-Camps are 1- or 2-weeks long depending on location.
Q: What are camp hours?
A: Camp runs from 9am – 2:30pm daily. From 3pm – 6pm, After-Camp care is available for an additional cost.
Q: Do students study one topic the whole camp or multiple topics?
A: Each day, campers have coding, circuits, and typing labs.
Q: Are campers split up by age or experience?
A: We prioritize grouping experience rather over age, but understand that both aspects (age and experience) play into whether a class is a good fit for a particular student.
In the Tech 100 class (Novice), we typically have 3rd and 4th group students into one class, while the Tech 200 (Beginner) is typically 5th and 6th grade students. The Tech 300 class (intermediate) is for anyone with the appropriate experience but is typically tuned for a middle-school student's level of experience.
On the 1st day of camps, we evaluate all students and if necessary make recommendations to parents/guardians on what class will produce the optimal experience for a given student.
Q: What is a typical day like at camp?
A: Campers are treated to a daily mix of inside and outside activities. There are 3 lab sessions each day that can last up to 75 minutes (coding, circuits, and typing). Break time is given in between each session and also after each session. Time is also allotted for daily outdoor fun, lunch, and “exploration time” where students are free to play games or continue working on their projects.
Q: Are meals provided?
A: Meals are not provided for campers. Campers must bring a bag lunch with them each day. We do however provide snacks for students during break times.
Q: What are the qualifications for your staff?
A: We require all of our instructors to have a teaching credential or a bachelor’s degree in math or science. Our head curriculum designer, Dr. Korey Sewell, has a doctoral degree in Computer Science & Engineering from the University of Michigan and our camp director, Dr. Lauren Keyes, has a doctoral degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Washington.