Camp BYOC is a community focused educational camp that teaches youth how to build computers. Our goal is to ignite a passion for technology in youth and create future technology innovators. Students who successfully complete the camp get to keep the computer that they build during the camp.
Created and directed by CDM Technologies, this camp is one way CDM gives back to the community.
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Youth between ages 10-16 who:
Students are selected based on age and interest and completion of the application process. We are looking for students who want to learn the science of computer technology. Three steps must be completed to comply...
Since beginning in 2014, Camp BYOC has invested and trained approximately 50 students to build and maintain their own computers. Each year we have improved the program to add younger students and grow the skills...
All summer camp participants are eligible to join.
Interested youth (10-16) who are not past camp participants can apply.
Interested youth who are not past camp participants and are older than 16 can contact us to discuss options.
"I never dreamed that I would ever build my own computer, but I did."
-- A. Rodriguez, Cincinnati
"It was the excitement, creativity, curiosity and accomplishment of each youth that made the program transformative and equipped them with a life skill"
-- Father T. Babb, Cincinnati
Volunteer Help And Support
We need volunteers to assist with running the camps, teaching students, updating the camp course curriculum, fundraising, and marketing. Our biggest and most challenge endeavor is an "end of summer camp" trip to Silicon Valley for select Jr. & Sr. Engineering students, chaperons, and camp administrators.
Fundraising efforts are key to providing financial aid to the students for the trip and for helping to reduce other student expenses, like hardware and software.
Camp BYOC has several working committees that assist with operations:
If you would like to support us by joining one of our Camp BYOC committees, please click the volunteer button below.