TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 17, 2014) – Tallahassee Community
College has helped to present an innovative camp for area students at the
Florida A&M University Regional Institute for Math and Science.
Students at the Creators Camp, which wrapped up Tuesday,
July 8, built Web sites around their original ideas. TCC Workforce Development
sponsored the camp, along with Cumulus Media and Tallahassee State Bank.
Creators Camp, powered by MASSIVE Corporation, helps K-12
students unlock, build and demonstrate creative confidence. Campers explore
different creative fields under the guidance of industry professionals.
Through its skilled counselors and hands-on group projects, Creators
Camp seeks to protect and build the creative spirits of children, according to
MASSIVE Corporation CEO Vincent Hunt.
“It’s about building confidence in a place, within a child,
where magic happens,” Hunt said. “Creators Camp is not just a ‘camp,’ or a
‘brand’ for that matter. Creators Camp is a movement.”
The students at Creators Camp also gain a deeper
understanding of how each of the camp’s three areas of practice—writing, visual
design and programming—fit into the modern marketplace.
“This is a great opportunity for students to learn life
skills while creating a tangible product,” said Kimberly Moore, TCC vice
president for workforce development. “They are able to develop skills needed in
the workforce. Creators Camp brings a new approach to teaching and training.”
Future Creators Camp sessions will venture beyond the three
currently featured disciplines. Hunt said robotics, animation and other
creative fields may become part of the curriculum as Creators Camp expands all
over the country.