YEREVAN — How children spend their summer vacation is an issue that most parents plan out months ahead of time. Those days should be fun yet educational, exciting yet safe and, ideally, encourage a deeper understanding of culture. The TUMO summer camp is designed with those priorities in mind.
Camp TUMO gives teens from around the world the chance to take part in the innovative TUMO educational program where they can learn animation, filmmaking, web development and game development at TUMO’s state-of-the-art facilities and with teachers from around the world. They can also build on these areas by mastering a range of complementary skills such as robotics, photography, drawing or 3D modeling. By the end of just one week, TUMO campers will have learned enough to complete their own project in in their chosen area.
TUMO Center for Creative Technologies is an after-school and summer program where participants are mentored by coaches, have access to cutting-edge technology and work side-by-side with industry professionals. Students explore topics and learn independently through a specially designed interface called TUMO Path while also participating in workshops, taught by TUMO staff, and learning labs, taught by field specialists from around the world. Over 14,000 students have taken advantage of the TUMO learning system since its launch less than five years ago.
Camp TUMO takes the TUMO program and fits it into jam-packed weeks filled with learning and adventure. From June 20 to July 30, 2016, students take part in high-intensity versions of TUMO’s workshops and learning labs, tour some of the breathtaking sites of Armenia, rub elbows with notable professionals in the country and make lifelong friends in the process. Participants can choose to stay for just one week and all the way to a full six weeks. Each week has unique lessons and activities, so each week a student participates provides an opportunity to add to their knowledge, expand their skill sets and deepen their experience.
But perhaps most importantly, teens see a modern Armenia that is on the cutting edge of art and technology. With Camp TUMO, Armenia becomes the place where they learn to build robots, design video games and work their way to becoming the innovators of the future.