Camper Websites


Trevon Jackson, an extremely talented artist, produced a website with all of his portfolio drawings ! http://trevonantoniojackson.wix.com/sketchwork


Lauryn created a great website to showcase her artwork, awesome !
http://lauryn555.wix.com/the-art-trio

Karson created a great website to showcase all her videos !
http://karsonfairhurst345.wix.com/andromedafilms


Cassie created this great site In Loudoun County !
http://cassie746.wixsite.com/inked

Camp season pictures

Virtual Reality experience w/ Oculus

NEW FOR 2024 Camp season:

​* A flexible coding software sketchbook module has been added to Learn to code camp

​* The Qball for great classroom interaction !


Game Design w/ Microsoft

The Soup

Rapp'ing in Vienna, VA

Making videos in Vienna, VA

Product Design

(Hats, T-shirts, speciality items)

Web Design

Video Editing

Week of June 17th
Dulles South Recreation Center, 24950 Riding Center Dr, South Riding, VA
Register:
https://www.loudoun.gov/DullesSouthRecCenter


Week of June 24th
City of Alexandria / Charles Houston Center, 901 Wythe St, Alexandria, VA - Register:https://www.alexandriava.gov/recreation-programs/recreational-programs 


Week of July 8th
City of Falls Church / Meridian High School, 121 Mustang Alley, Falls Church, VA
Register:
https://www.fallschurchva.gov/452/Recreation-Parks


Week of July 15th
Town of Vienna / Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St SE, Vienna, VA
Register:
https://www.viennava.gov/residents/parks-recreation


Week of July 22nd
Dulles South Recreation Center, 24950 Riding Center Dr, South Riding, VA
Register: 
https://www.loudoun.gov/DullesSouthRecCenter


Week of July 29th
City of Alexandria / Charles Houston Center, 901 Wythe St, Alexandria, VA - Register: https://www.alexandriava.gov/recreation-programs/recreational-programs 


Week of August 5th
Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling VA
Register:
https://www.loudoun.gov/1259/Claude-Moore-Recreation-Community-Center


Week of August 12th
Town of Vienna / Vienna Community Center, 120 Cherry St SE, Vienna, VA
Register:
 https://www.viennava.gov/residents/parks-recreation



T- Pose

Great camp environment, students engaged w/ tech and having fun!

Room Design

Catch the Hacker

& TECHNOLOGY LLC      "Keeping your digital life in sync" - Established 2010

 

Locations & Dates

It's important to start this technology discovery process when kids are teens, as you need to start building a baseline of skills, whether it be coding, creating websites, working with video, podcasting or other technology's we introduce... 

Every child is different, they need to discover what their niche will be !

Sphero Specdrums

 LAD Communications 2024 Summer Camp schedule



PODCASTS




















Coding / Learning constructive computer skills helps build critical thinking skills ! 

​​​Testimonials

"Thanks very much for sharing the great photo.  Your camp is just perfect for my son !"


"Thank you so much for sharing the podcasts.  Brady and Owen both had a great time and raved about class today.  They were very proud to demonstrate the product of their work."

"Andy, Thank you for the update and photo! We are glad to hear that Thomas is doing well, achieving the highest camp score and enjoying it."

"Lena really enjoyed your class.  She has been talking about what she learned in your class !"

"Thank you much ! Both of my kids have enjoyed your camp"

"How fun! Thanks for sharing Isabella's podcast"

"Stefan likes the class and the teacher (he told me)"

"Jay liked your camp and has kept himself engaged the past week"

"Hi Andy, Simon is loving the class"


"Thank you for all your good work this past week teaching Nithin the basics of HTML /CSS and many more interesting programming concepts.  It has kindled in Nithin the curiosity to learn more about game development and programming.  I really appreciate the way you were able to connect with this age group and make them aware of the programming concepts"

"That podcast is very cool - thanks for sharing!"


"Thanks very much for the update on the kids' class progress! Not only do I think that it's a great report, I also think it keeps the kids on their toes!

"Thank you Andy!  Great class!  Amy said she learned more in 3 hours with you then the whole 1 week cybersecurity camp she previously took (and she enjoys the content a lot more as well). I look forward to talking with you more on your recommendations when she finishes your class. Thanks again!"  Kathy

"Wow what a camp!"

"Andy, Thanks for a terrific camp.I appreciate you getting Amy a Javascript license.  She really enjoyed your class and it helped us focus on a direction for her. We'll be looking at your website and interested in signing up for future Andy classes on programming/code.  Keep me on your email list of classes in this area."

"Andy, Thank you for sharing/sending Nathaniel's podcast. He is really excited about your class and the variety of computer uses you are introducing him to. This is exactly what he needed. Your class is providing him with new motivation, inspiration, and experiences."

Thanks, Pamella


"This is incredible! Thanks for sharing. Ashley is so excited about this camp"  Betsy


"We are SO proud of him..Thank you SO much for sharing!"


I just wanted to let you know that my daughter, Cassandra  enjoyed your computer technology class last week at Claude Moore Rec Center. Please keep doing what you're doing.   Regards, Eugenia


Thanks for the fabulous camp coding experience for my son. - Denice


Andy, These updates are great.  Thank you for taking the time to send one out daily.  Laurence has really enjoyed taking this class. He's actually disappointed it was only a week.  That's a testament to your teaching.  You've kept it interesting for him everyday he's been there.  So glad to see you mention practicing to keep their skills alive for the years ahead.  Couldn't agree more.  I wish he was taking the other technology classes being offered, but I signed him up too late and the classes were filled.  There is always next year. We hope to see you next summer. Take care, Stephanie


Andy, I want to tell you my son Owen truly loved the experience, I've felt my son learned not only skills, but values, and saw a very positive male role model.He loves technology and you channeled that love constructively - Kim


Hello Andy and Brandy,
Thank you for making this a fun experience. Ryden has been practicing since he got home.  I remember when I learned html (2005!!) it was such a thrill to watch the Web page emerge.So many exciting new technologies today. - Chitra


Andy, We just wanted to say Thanks for keeping us updated and our children’s progress.  Daily communication emails were greatly appreciated by us. Carlos loves this camp. Thanks Jaqueline 


Coding builds confidence

Computer Tech for Creative teen featured in Fairfax County Public Schools "after school program"

Programming with Microsoft Sphero & Ollie the robot

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Fun camp environment

​​​​“Learn to code” camp description:  

(Morning camp: all locations: 9 AM - 12 PM)

Learn how to start writing Python code, which is used in AI, and JavaScript code. Learn game development skills with Microsoft Kodu, an Xbox like development platform. Experiment with Processing, a flexible coding software sketchbook. Coding helps build critical thinking skills. Also covered will be computer maintenance and the basics of computer hardware, the Internet and operating systems.  


"Computer Technology for the Creative teen" camp description:  

(Afternoon camp: all locations: 1 - 4 PM)

Learn & Do  PRODUCTIVE computer projects: PRODUCE a Podcast, shoot & EDIT video, CREATE your own website, Make your own 3D landscape, DESIGN your own T-shirt, hat, CREATE your own music beats & room design ! Great entrepreneurial/creative fun to be had by all ! You never know what career this might lead to ? Movie producer, writer, graphic/web designer, architect or audio/video production OR their own company!


LAPTOPS REQUIRED FOR ALL CAMPS

* Windows/Apple/Non-school issued Chromebooks are OK

* Loaners available for additional fee of $65/week