camp byoc

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.  Each student gets to keep all devices and computers 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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Camp Info

We have four camps available to youth of various ages. The price breakdowns and age ranges are described below. If you have any questions or inquiries regarding the camp or its operation, please do not hesitate to contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Contact Us.

Who Should Apply?

Youth between ages 10-16 who:

  • show interest in computers or technology
  • are strong academically
  • are analytical
  • like to tinker
  • like science
  • want to understand how technology works

Camp Application

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...

Past Camps

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...

  • Ages 10-11
    • One Week
    • Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
    • Understand Computer Components
    • Beginner Programming
    • Learn Raspberry Pi - Mini Robot
    Cost: $215
  • Ages 12-16
    • Two Weeks
    • Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
    • Programming and 3D Printing
    • Apply Technology Skills to Rasberry Pi Projects
    • Build Your Own Computer

    Cost: $350

  • There are 2 camps for returning students - Associate Engineering and Senior Engineering

    Ages 13+
    • Two Weeks
    • Monday - Friday, 9 am - 5 pm
    • Intermediate Programming & Web Development
    • Apply Technology Skills to Project(s)
    • Mentor Pre- and Jr.- Engineering Camp Students
    • Trip to Silicon Valley to see tech companies first hand
    Cost: $300

"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

Your Help & Support Is Critical

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:

Fundraising
Marketing
Special Events

If you would like to support us by joining one of our Camp BYOC committees, please click the volunteer button below.

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