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Building A Computer is:

 

Fun and Empowering 

 

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

 

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Transformational

 

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." 
Ashley 

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Explorer Summer 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
• Mon - Fri - 9am to 5pm
• New and returning BYOC students
• Fall, winter or summer sessions
• Exposure to computer tech history, current and future trends
• Option to Participate in Hackathons
• Hands-on experiences

 

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Apprentice Summer Camp

Apprentices Build a Foundation

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

• Ages 12-17
• Mon - Fri - 9am to 5pm
• New and returning BYOC students
• Fall, winter or summer sessions
• Exposure to computer hardware, coding and circuitry
• Option to Participate in Hackathons
• Hands-on experiences

 

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Engineering Summer Camp

engineercamppicEngineers Go Deeper into Technology

Engineers learn the science of computer technology.  They build a new computer that they keep. For new and returning students.

• Ages 12-17
• Mon - Fri - 9am to 5pm
• New and returning BYOC students

• Fall, winter or summer sessions

• Coding, computer hardware, building
• Students build a computer that they keep
• Option to Participate in Hackathons
• From basics to advanced technologies

 

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What Parents/Students/Supporters Say

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

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

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

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. Ashley F. - Cincinnati, OH 2018

Ashley F.- 2018

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

Congratulations to 2020 Nation of Neighbors℠ recipient Robin Walker! Ms. Walker’s Cincinnati-based BYOC CAMPS and CLUBS-Build Your Own Computer encourages young people, especially minorities and underrepresented students, to get excited about technology and consider a potential career in computers. Learn more at https://bit.ly/3cRvmnx.

2020 Nation of Neighbors℠