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Registration for June Classes is Closed


Registration for July Classes is Open Until June 15, 2022


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    BYOC Experiences are Transformational

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    Building a Computer is a Great Experience

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    BYOC Teaches Coding and Much More

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Welcome to BYOC Camps and Clubs 



BYOC (Build Your Own Computer) Camps and Clubs is a part of the Academy for Technologists Extraordinaire (ATE), Inc, a 501(c)3 organization that develops extraordinary minority youth for STEM careers.


BYOC Camps and Clubs is an organization in the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Tri-State area that ignites a passion for technology in underrepresented youth through year-round programs, and summer camps.  Our mission is to build a pipeline of minority youth for tech careers.


BYOC Camps and Clubs was founded in 2014 by Robin Walker, an IT professional who believes that our youth shape the future and engaging youth in technology early will shape the future of technology.  Robin believes that all youth need a foundation in technology regardless of their chosen career path because technology will be wherever they go.

Building A Computer is:


Fun and Empowering 


Our engaging, hands-on camps spark interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Sign Up Today!









BYOC is a transformative experience for many campers that has changed career trajectories.  We believe that it is important to attract young people to STEM early through fun and creative ways. BYOC creates an environment that values creative and intuitive minds where the culture of STEM can thrive.

Past participants describe their experience in BYOC as life-changing.  Here's a quote from the parent of one camper: 

"Camp BYOC has been phenomenal for my daughter. She is really strongly considering a career in technology and enjoys the time she gets to spend learning this new language." 

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Explorer Camp

Explore the World of Zeros and Ones

Explorers get a good exposure and/or a first exposure to tech. For new and returning students.

• Ages 9-17
• New and returning BYOC students
• Fall, winter or summer sessions
• Exposure to computer tech history, current and future trends
• Hands-on experiences


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Apprentice Camp

Apprentices Build a Foundation

Apprentices learn engineering basics as a path to the engineering program. For new and returning students.

• Ages 12-17
• New and returning BYOC students
• Fall, winter or summer sessions
• Exposure to computer hardware, coding and circuitry
• Hands-on experiences


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Engineering Camp

engineercamppicEngineers Go Deeper into Technology

Engineers learn the science of computer technology. For new and returning students.

• Ages 12-17
• New and returning BYOC students
• Fall, winter or summer sessions • Coding, computer hardware, building
• Students build a computer that they keep
• From basics to advanced technologies


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What Parents/Students/Supporters Say

My time at BYOC has been amazing. I was apart of the associate camp (2015)... ,Camp BYOC Forever!!!!!! --K. Thomas, Cincinnati, OH 2015

K. Thomas - 2015

In shouting our good news about my grandson choosing to major in computer science, I neglected to give props to Robin Walker, whose summer program, Camp BYOC (BUILD YOUR OWN COMPUTER) was the wind beneath my grandson’s wings. Robin’s summer program was intense but created for youth. In this program, Adam found his future by learning the intricacies of computer science, and yes, he did build his own computer through this program. Thank you Robin Walker, because of your dedication and your vision, my grandson’s path and future have been laid before him. Jenny Laster – 4/21/21

Jenny Laster - 2021

I got to get on a plane and go to California! We went to Silicon Valley and had an exciting, almost once in a lifetime experience. We went to big companies like SAAMA, HP, FACEBOOK, INTEL, and CISCO. These companies change technology, making it easier and easier to work on and use computers. Thank you very much for helping us have this experience. --B. Thomas, Cincinnati, OH 2015

B. Thomas - 2015

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, OH 2015

Father T. Babb - 2015

Camp BYOC is a great opportunity for students and was a great success this year (2017). I started off as a student in 2014 and came back as a volunteer for the past two years. --D. Fowler, Jr., Cincinnati, OH 2015 (note: D. Fowler, Jr. is now a grad student in Computer Science. 2021)

D. Fowler, Jr - 2015

The trip to California (2015) was a tremendous experience! Being able to visit five different major companies had one common effect on me and that is dreams really come true! This great opportunity put me on a different road to greatness, to make a difference in the world. I'm now a dream maker and catcher, this trip will always live with me! --K. Lee, Cincinnati, OH 2015 (note: K. Lee is now pursuring her dreams and recently graduated from Cincinnati State)

K. Lee - 2015