Several camps are planned this summer at Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf, where deaf teenagers and teens with hearing loss will get hands-on experience building computers or other high-tech devices, learn which college majors and careers may be best suited for them, and meet other campers from around the country while enjoying recreational activities.
- Explore Your Future is a 6-day career awareness program for college-bound high school sophomores and juniors who are deaf or who have hearing loss. Students experience college life, enjoy hands-on activities, and get a taste of real world careers in the fields of art, business, computing, engineering, health sciences, and science. Two sessions of the camp are being offered this year: July 13-18, or July 20-25, 2013. Deadline to apply is April 30. For details, visit www.rit.edu/NTID/EYF.
- TechGirlz and TechBoyz are 6-day summer camps for deaf and hard-of-hearing girls and boys entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade, and who are interested in careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. Campers build high-tech gadgets to take home, conduct experiments in a high-tech lab, and more. Dates for these camps are July 28-August 2, 2013. Deadline to apply is May 31. For details, visit www.rit.edu/NTID/TechGirlz or www.rit.edu/NTID/TechBoyz.
- And Steps to Success is a weekend mini-camp for 7th, 8th, and 9th grade African American, Native American, and Latino students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Campers enjoy hands-on career-related activities and meeting new friends. Dates for this camp are July 26-28, 2013. Deadline to apply is May 31. For details, visit www.rit.edu/NTID/StepstoSuccess.