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What is the Digital Pathfinders Camp?

Are you wondering where your teen can explore the exciting world of Visual Programming, delve into Video Content Creation, unleash their inner artist through captivating Graphic Design courses, and gain insights into visual communication? Look no further! Welcome to our Digital Pathfinders Camp – the perfect opportunity for your teen to experience all this and more.

Not only will our campers become acquainted with the popular realm of Game Design, but they’ll also gain hands-on experience in creating their very own phone app and creating a web page. The camp offers a perfect blend of enriching tech experiences and thrilling outdoor activities, ensuring a well-rounded and balanced experience for each participant.

But that’s not all!

At Camp Genesis, we prioritize nurturing essential life skills. Our campers will have the chance to develop leadership qualities and teamwork skills while breaking free from their usual routines. They’ll forge deep connections with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds, encounter eye-opening experiences, all under the inspiring guidance of our esteemed Camp Director and the dedicated team from Algorithmics.

If you’re seeking a comprehensive and immersive camp that combines technology, creativity, and personal growth, Digital Pathfinders Camp is the ideal choice for your teen. Let them embark on an unforgettable journey of learning, exploration, and fun, becoming tech-savvy leaders of tomorrow while creating memories that last a lifetime.

Given the innovative and cutting-edge nature of this program, early booking is crucial. Our camp sessions fill up quickly, often months in advance. Secure your teen’s spot now to ensure they embark on this empowering journey, embracing a future-focused outlook.

RATES: For costs of camp and other eligible criteria, read our General Information page.

NEXT DATE: 20 – 28 September 2024

Program Overview

With this newest addition to our camp programs, campers will embark on an exciting journey through the ever-evolving world of digital innovation. The Digital Pathfinders Camp is sure to ignite the curiosity and passion for technology among the campers at Camp Genesis. Throughout this immersive 7-day camp, teens will not only acquire valuable computer skills but also discover their potential as tech-savvy leaders of tomorrow.

The camp offers a diverse range of activities, from mastering coding languages and understanding web development principles to exploring the realms of artificial intelligence and delving into the world of digital design. This allows campers to discover and nurture their unique interests and talents in the tech domain.

The program seamlessly blends thought-provoking talks by specialist Camp Genesis staff with engaging workshops facilitated by invited Algorithmics experts. In addition, the camp includes a series of testing challenges and action-packed activities that keep the campers engaged and excited throughout their journey of exploration and growth.

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7

Day 1

Overview of all courses that offered followed by lessons in Visual Programming
(From your first line of code to complete projects)

Day 2

For our avid youtubers, come explore the world of Video Content Creation
(From creating video content to effective growth on social media)

Day 3

Let your inner artist out during our Graphic Design course and get to know the world of
visual communication.

Day 4

Fancy yourself a Gamer? Get acquainted with the popular world of Game Design and your
first steps to a high prized profession

Day 5

Come learn website creation skills in our Website Development course & gain a competitive advantage that each child should have.

Day 6

Learn to create games, mobile applications, Al, Machine Learning & prepare for a sought-after profession as a Python Programmer in our
Python course.

Day 7

Develop your own 2D or 3D games & interactive simulations on a cross-platform game engine in our Unity Game Development course. Alternative course, to any of the above, is our new Front End Development course.

Participants will not only explore the dynamic world of technology but also gain a deeper understanding of their capabilities and potential. The camp is carefully crafted to empower campers with the skills and mindset needed to thrive in the digital age and beyond. Through a combination of interactive learning, outdoor activities, and mentorship, campers will embark on a journey of self-discovery, skill development, and personal growth, leaving them inspired to become the tech-savvy leaders of tomorrow. It adds up to an exciting new experience every day!

This immersive Digital Pathfinders Camp (DPC) is designed to:

  • Unleash creativity
  • Develop essential computer skills
  • Provide hands-on experience in cutting-edge technology
  • Foster problem-solving abilities
  • Build self-confidence
  • Raise self-esteem
  • Encourage motivation and a growth mindset
  • Improve communication skills through collaboration
  • Cultivate critical thinking
  • Develop individual leadership qualities
  • Foster effective teamwork and collaboration

Why do people choose Algorithmics?

  • The curriculums for all our courses are developed by a team of professional educators, pedagogues and psychologists.
  • Algorithmics’ facilitators talk to young adults in understandable language, love their subject and know how to captivate teens.
  • Our IT learning platform is 3 in 1: it’s a smart task book, an environment for creating projects, and a community of shared interests.
  • Over 515 partners across the globe trust us

      Algorithmics will provide:

      • Laptops for each student
      • Student logins
      • Certificates of attendance

      Activities

      In an increasingly competitive and stressful world, our campers may hesitate to try unfamiliar activities due to fear of embarrassment or failure. At Camp Genesis, we believe in exposing teens to a diverse range of activities, fostering healthy and rewarding ways to spend their time. Through this approach, campers acquire valuable life skills that will serve them well beyond their camp experience.

      We prioritize providing quality instruction and appropriate equipment to create an environment that respects and nurtures each camper’s abilities. At the same time, we gently encourage them to step outside their comfort zones and embrace new challenges.

      Our highlight activity days are not only great fun but also present campers with rewarding challenges. These days demand patience, fortitude, and teamwork skills, fostering personal growth and resilience in a supportive and enjoyable setting.

      These include:

      • Canoeing / Raft Building – an exhilarating experience
      • Obstacle Course – tough and challenging
      • Capture the Flag – energetic fun and team work
      • Climbing Wall – conquer your fear
      • Kloofing – outdoor adventure
      • Intension Sessions – empowering you to share positivity and celebrate the joys of life
      • The Amazing Camp Race – map reading and orienteering

      The Amazing Race Camp

      A competitive series of tasks/challenges that demand skill, application and multi-tasking. The tasks can be just about anything, construction related, skill related, memory related, fear related, eating, etc.  Everyone takes part in the experience.

      The program is designed around competitive contests with camper teams given places to find, sites to visit, items to collect and missions to accomplish.

      Other Activities

      Amongst the already mentioned highlights, we also have the following included activities:

      • Drumming
      • Talent Shows
      • Karaoke Challenge
      • Night Hikes
      • Minute-to-Win-It Games
      • Camp Craft & Cooking
      • Dancing Lessons
      • Storytelling

      Camp Fun

      Evaluation

      At the end of a camp session, campers fill out a survey evaluating their camp experience. Feedback is an important way for us to constantly improve our programming. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, comments or concerns that you may have, whether before, or after camp.

      Guest Speakers

      The quality of the renowned guest speakers continues to be the bedrock of the acclaimed DPC program.

      Shauvolon Petersen

      Better known as Shauvy, is the owner of Algorithmics International Programming School – Durbanville/Brackenfell & has been in the IT industry for over 2 decades.

      Shauvy is passionate about enhancing the current education system by providing children & young adults with the opportunity to learn relevant 21st century programming skills.

      Shauvy finds joy in making future-fit education available for the benefit of all young people to acquire programming & soft skills relevant to any career path they pursue.

      Jarrod de Jong

      Jarrod de Jong is a leadership coach, mentor and teacher.

      He is an exceptional motivational speaker, and equip teens with the tools on how to start taking responsibility & ownership for their choices and actions, how to set goals and achieve them, how to set boundaries, peer pressure, bullying and so much more.

      Thanks to his interactive approach, Jarrod captivates our young campers, ensuring that every participant is actively involved in his presentations and high-value teachings.

      Naomi Jordaan

      The owner of Aspire Coaching, is driven by her deep compassion for people’s dreams and well-being.

      She wholeheartedly embraces the opportunity to make a positive impact in the lives of others.

      Specializing in MLNP-coaching, she firmly believes it to be one of the most profound and effective coaching models presently available.

      Naomi finds immense gratification in helping individuals overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams.

      Accommodation & Venue

      Campers attending the Digital Pathfinders Camp are based at Buffalo Drift which is nestled on the Ruigtevlei Farm located 10 km outside the town of Gouda. The picturesque working farm is set on the banks of the Berg River only 1h30 minutes from Cape Town’s CBD – where this unique program has exclusive use of its ideal camping facilities and amenities.