Elise and I have known each other since kindergarten. We had been attending Technology Camp for several summers. We wanted to do a technology based project together and do activities with younger kids. We came up with a project to integrate technology into the outdoors and everyday life. We put together a program weekend with the guidance and encouragement of Cora, aka Wombat. We created PowerPoints, and researched all kinds of apps that kids can use in the outdoors. We taught them about apps that helped track steps and health, we showed them how to do geocaching and we updated the Day Camp Travel Bug Binder. To make sure our program weekend worked like we thought it should, we did a run through with our own troop, and we also did a couple of workshops with Cub Scouts. We taught girls and boys about apps like MapMyRun, taught them geocaching, and created presentations for Technology Goddesses to use during the day camp. We also cataloged and tracked all of the camps travel bugs, updating the travel bug binder in a digital format. It was a great way for us to combine our love of technology while giving back to an organization (Technology Goddesses) that has shaped who we are today.
Eagle Project-Alec aka Plug
Because my mom has volunteered for years, I have been coming to Technology Goddesses Day Camp for as long as I can remember. I started as just a boy in the Firefox unit with Platypus as my counselor. Platypus is Wombat’s daughter. She is super fun and always is a leader in the Firefox Unit. After a couple of years as just a camper, I moved into leadership roles like an aide in training and I also became a “Code Bat” and helped younger campers learn to code. Because Technology Goddesses has filled my summers with great memories and great new skills, I wanted to give back to this camp. I chose to do my Eagle Project to benefit Technology Goddesses, I created a storage cabinet and charging station for the camp’s sphero robots.
Eagle Project-Ian aka Chrome
For my Eagle Project, I created a playground and obstacle course for the Sphero robots at Technology Goddesses day camp. I first found out about Sphero robots from Technology Goddesses. I have been going to camp for years with my mom, sister, and brother. I know the camp director, Cora Carmody aka Wombat very well, so when I was trying to find an Eagle Project, I asked her if she needed anything. She offered the suggestion of doing something for the camp’s Spheros, and my project came from that. I originally was going to create a flat wooden area for the Spheros to move on, but when we actually came to camp, we realized that canvas tarps would be better as the robots would not slip. I created several different ramp and maze pieces that the campers could reconfigure and move around on the tarps.