Summer STEM Opportunities

For the first time ever, Champions of the Web is offering some unprecedented summer STEM opportunities with a focus on students aged 14 to 19. We will be focusing on a variety of topics, often at the point where artistic skills meet technical application.

These camps all explore some of the unique and interesting ways that technology has leaked into the world of artistic expression.

Each week-long camp focuses on one specific topic with a focus to complete at least one project over the course of the week.

STEM Camp Offerings

Dive into the future of technology at our STEM Camp, designed exclusively for teens aged 14 and up. Hosted by Champions of the Web at the scenic Eukarya Christian Academy in Stephens City, VA, this unique camp offers you the chance to bring your own AI personal assistant to life. With a keen focus on Python and generative AI technologies, this camp is your gateway to mastering the art of creating a digital companion that responds uniquely to you.

Why Join Us?

  • Tailored Learning: Limited to 15 students per session, our camp ensures personalized attention, fostering an intimate and impactful learning environment.
  • Expert Guidance: Led by Dan Kolansky, a tech visionary with over 25 years of experience, you'll be learning from someone who has not only excelled in the tech industry but also shares your passion for innovation.
  • Hands-On Experience: Dive deep into Python programming and generative AI, building a project that you'll be proud to showcase.
  • Community and Connection: With a minimum of five campers, you're guaranteed to meet like-minded peers, making new friends and building a community of tech enthusiasts.

Camp Details:

  • Date: June 10 - 14
  • Time: 9 AM to 3 PM ET
  • Location: Eukarya Christian Academy, Winchester VA
  • Price: $250 per person (Deposit: $50)
  • Registration Deadline: May 1st

What You Will Achieve:

  • Build Your AI: From conception to execution, develop a personal assistant that understands and responds to your commands via voice and text.
  • Skill Development: Enhance your Python coding skills and understand the mechanics behind generative AI.
  • Project Portfolio: Complete the camp with a project that demonstrates your newfound abilities and creativity.

Join Us for an Unforgettable Summer of Innovation! Ready to turn your fascination with technology into a tangible project? Secure your spot at our STEM Camp and step into the role of an AI developer. With limited spaces available, register by May 1st to ensure you don't miss out on this unique opportunity to explore, learn, and create.

Transform your passion into skills this summer—where fun meets the future of technology.

Elevate Your Stories to Epic Proportions

Dive into the dynamic world of video editing and turn your visual stories into cinematic masterpieces with our Video Editing Camp, tailored for teens aged 14 and up. Champions of the Web, led by the seasoned Dan Kolansky, introduces an exclusive journey into the art of video production, utilizing the powerful capabilities of DaVinci Resolve. Whether you aspire to captivate audiences on YouTube or cherish memories with friends in a new light, this camp is your gateway to mastering the craft of video editing.

Program Highlights:

  • Focus on Excellence: Engage in a hands-on exploration of video editing, color correction, and visual effects using both the free and paid versions of DaVinci Resolve, a leading industry tool.
  • Targeted Learning: Designed specifically for teenagers eager to enhance their video production skills. With a cap of 15 students per camp, you're guaranteed personalized attention and an environment conducive to creativity.
  • Professional Instruction: Benefit from the expertise of Dan Kolansky, a tech maestro with over 25 years of experience, who brings a treasure trove of knowledge and a passion for mentoring the next generation of digital creators.

Camp Experience:

  • Curated Curriculum: From capturing engaging footage to mastering editing, color grading, and an introduction to visual effects (VFX), this camp covers the essentials and beyond.
  • Collaborative Environment: Work alongside like-minded peers to create, critique, and celebrate your collective creativity, all within the supportive surroundings of Eukarya Christian Academy in Stephens City, VA.
  • Practical Projects: Dive deep into real-world projects, ensuring that by the end of the camp, you'll have a portfolio piece to showcase your newfound skills.

Why Choose Our Video Editing Camp?

  • Exclusive Setting: Limited to 15 students, our camp offers an intimate setting that fosters creativity, collaboration, and personalized learning.
  • Affordable Investment: At just $250 per person, including a deposit of $50, you're investing in a skill that could open doors to future opportunities in the digital world.
  • Convenient Schedule: Running from June 17th to 21st, from 9 AM to 3 PM ET, our camp fits perfectly into your summer plans, providing a productive and fun learning experience without compromising your leisure time.

Ready to Transform Your Creative Ideas into Reality?

Secure your spot before the registration deadline on May 1st and embark on a journey that promises not just to teach you the intricacies of video editing but to inspire a lifetime passion for storytelling through the lens of technology. With Champions of the Web, you're not just attending a camp; you're joining a community of future innovators and storytellers.

Register Now and Unleash Your Creative Potential!

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Dive into the fascinating world of 3D animation this summer at Champions of the Web's 3D Animation Camp! Designed specifically for teens aged 14 and up, this immersive camp offers a unique opportunity to explore the realms of creativity and technology combined. For just $250 per person, you'll embark on a journey from conceptualization to animation, using industry-standard tools like Blender and Cascedeur.

What You'll Experience:

  • Focused Learning: With a cap of 15 students per camp, you'll receive personalized guidance and support from our experienced instructors, ensuring that your ideas come to life just the way you envision them.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: Start with the basics of Blender to design your own low poly model. Then, elevate your creation by exporting it to Cascedeur, where you'll rig and animate it, bringing your model to dynamic life.
  • Real-World Skills: Gain hands-on experience in 3D animation that can serve as a stepping stone to careers in animation, game design, and other creative tech fields.
  • Collaborative Environment: Engage with like-minded peers in a collaborative, supportive environment that fosters creativity and innovation.

Why Choose Champions of the Web's 3D Animation Camp?

  • Expert Instruction: Learn from Dan Kolansky, a seasoned technology enthusiast with over 25 years of experience across various industries. Dan's passion for technology and education ensures an enriching learning experience tailored to young tech enthusiasts.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Hosted at Eukarya Christian Academy in Stephens City, VA, our camp provides access to excellent facilities conducive to learning and creativity.
  • Building Community: This camp is not just about learning; it's about creating connections. Forge lasting friendships as you collaborate on projects, share ideas, and inspire each other.
  • Balanced Experience: While the focus is on education, we believe in the importance of fun! Enjoy a mix of learning and leisure as we explore the exciting world of 3D animation.

Important Details:

  • Ages: 14 and up
  • Price: $250/person (Deposit: $50)
  • Max Students: 15 per camp
  • Min Students: 5 per camp
  • Registration Deadline: May 1st
  • Camp Duration: June 24-28, from 9am to 3pm ET

Ready to Transform Your Summer?

Don't miss out on this chance to turn your passion for animation and technology into skills for the future. Spots are limited, and registration closes on May 1st. Secure your place in the 3D Animation Camp and step into a summer of creativity, learning, and unforgettable experiences. Register now and let your creativity soar with Champions of the Web!

Dive into the Future of Art and Music with Generative AI!

This summer, Champions of the Web invites teens aged 14 and up to a groundbreaking STEM camp at Eukarya Christian Academy in Stephens City, VA. For just $250 per person, you can unlock the door to a world where technology meets creativity, blending the lines between art, music, and AI innovation. With a cap of 15 students per session, this intimate camp setting ensures personalized attention and an immersive learning experience from July 8th to 12th, 9am to 3pm ET.

Program Highlights:

  • Focus on Generative AI: Explore the fascinating realm of artificial intelligence and discover how it can be harnessed to create stunning visual art and captivating music.
  • Exclusive Tools & Technologies: Get hands-on with the latest AI platforms, including MidJourney, Stable Diffusion, Suno.AI, OpenAI ChatGPT, and more. These tools are at the forefront of digital creativity, offering endless possibilities for artistic expression.
  • From Random to Targeted Creations: Learn the workflow secrets that take you from generating random pieces to crafting targeted artworks and musical compositions. This camp demystifies the process, making it accessible and engaging.

Why You Should Join:

  • Tailored for Teens: Specifically designed for those 14 and up, this camp bridges the gap between youthful creativity and sophisticated technology.
  • Elite Instruction: Led by Dan Kolansky, a tech aficionado with over 25 years of experience, participants will learn from a seasoned expert passionate about sharing his knowledge with the next generation.
  • Small Group Advantage: With a maximum of 15 students, our camp promises a personalized and focused learning environment, ensuring everyone gets the most out of their experience.
  • State-of-the-Art Venue: Hosted at the Eukarya Christian Academy, participants will enjoy a conducive learning environment equipped with the necessary tech and resources.

Camp Experience:

  • Hands-On Projects: Engage in practical, hands-on projects that let you apply new skills in real-time, creating your own art and music pieces using AI.
  • Collaborative Learning: Work alongside peers who share your passion for technology and creativity, fostering a community of innovation and friendship.
  • Balance of Fun and Learning: While the focus is on educational content, we ensure a fun-filled experience with plenty of opportunities for games and creative exploration.

Key Information:

  • Dates: July 8 - 12
  • Time: 9am to 3pm ET
  • Location: Eukarya Christian Academy, Stephens City, VA
  • Price: $250/person (Deposit: $50)
  • Registration Deadline: May 1st

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Unleash Your Creativity with Our Adventure Game Design Camp!

Dive into the world of video game creation this summer at Champions of the Web's exclusive Adventure Game Design Camp. Perfect for teens aged 14 and up, this camp is your ticket to unlocking the mysteries behind 3D game development using the industry-leading Unreal Engine. With a focus on hands-on learning and creativity, we offer an unparalleled opportunity to step into the shoes of a game designer and bring your own adventure game to life!

Program Description: This five-day journey, from August 5th to 9th, is designed to introduce participants to the fundamentals of game design and 3D development. Partnering with Eukarya Christian Academy in Stephens City, VA, we've crafted a curriculum that lets you dive deep into Unreal Engine, exploring its capabilities by creating a single-level adventure game from scratch. You'll get to import assets, design your world, and script interactions to create an immersive gaming experience.

Who Should Attend:

  • Teens 14 years and older with a passion for video games and technology.
  • Individuals looking to explore careers in game development or digital art.
  • Creative minds eager to translate their visions into playable game experiences.

Benefits of Attending:

  • Gain hands-on experience with Unreal Engine, a top-tier platform in game development.
  • Learn the basics of 3D modeling, world-building, and game mechanics.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills through interactive design challenges.
  • Showcase your creativity by designing and playing your own adventure game.

What You'll Experience:

  • Expert Instruction: Learn from Dan Kolansky, a tech enthusiast with over 25 years of experience across various industries, and his team of skilled mentors.
  • Collaborative Environment: Work alongside a small group of up to 15 participants, ensuring personalized attention and an intimate learning experience.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Enjoy access to the modern amenities and computer labs at Eukarya Christian Academy, providing the perfect backdrop for innovation and creativity.
  • Community Building: Connect with like-minded peers, sharing ideas and forging friendships that last beyond the summer.

Camp Details:

  • Price: $250 per participant (includes a $50 deposit to secure your spot)
  • Registration Deadline: May 1st
  • Schedule: 9 AM to 3 PM ET, ensuring a full day of learning and fun.
  • Location: Eukarya Christian Academy, Stephens City, VA

Ready to Jump Into Game Design? Spaces are limited to ensure a quality learning experience for all. Don't miss your chance to transform your passion for video games into real-world skills this summer. Register now and take the first step towards becoming a game development wizard!

Capturing the Moment: A Unique Experience Awaits

Dive into the world of photography and emerge with not just pictures, but stories told through your lens. Our exclusive Photography Camp, designed for teens aged 14 and up, offers an unparalleled opportunity to explore the art and science of photography. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Eukarya Christian Academy in Stephens City, VA, this camp promises a blend of creativity, adventure, and learning.

Focused Learning for Aspiring Photographers

For a comprehensive fee of $250 per participant, our camp ensures personalized attention with a maximum of 15 students per session. The journey from novice to skilled photographer takes place from August 12th to 16th, starting at 9 am and wrapping up by 3 pm ET each day. Our program is meticulously crafted to introduce and delve into the core fundamentals of photography, ensuring each participant grasps the essence of visual storytelling.

What Awaits You:

  • Photography Fundamentals: Engage in hands-on studio shoots, learning the intricacies of lighting, composition, and more. We will setup some advanced studio shoots utilizing advanced lighting equipment to capture some truly unique shots.
  • Studio Mastery: Engage in hands-on studio shoots, learning the intricacies of lighting, composition, and more. We will setup some advanced studio shoots utilizing advanced lighting equipment to capture some truly unique shots.
  • Nature's Canvas: Weather permitting, we will embark on scenic outdoor photo walks designed to inspire and challenge your photographic vision.
  • Artistic Framing: Master the art of framing and setting up captivating shots, transforming ordinary scenes into extraordinary memories.
  • Exclusive Learning Environment: With a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 15 students, expect an intimate setting that fosters creativity and personalized guidance.

Your Guide on This Journey

Under the expert guidance of Dan Kolansky, a seasoned technologist with over 25 years of experience across various industries and 10 years working as a professional photographer, participants will not only learn the technical aspects of photography but also the joy of creating art. This camp is a reflection of Dan's vision to empower teens with the tools and knowledge to explore their passions in technology and arts.

Ready to Capture the World?

With a registration deadline of May 1st and a deposit of $50 to secure your spot, the time is now to turn your passion for photography into unparalleled skill. This August, let's embark on a journey of discovery, creativity, and friendship at our Photography Camp.

Camp Details

Location: Eukarya Christian Academy has graciously offered the use of their computer lab and STEM facilities which we will be utilizing over the course of these camps.

What to expect: Each camp is 5 days long (Monday - Friday) with a 3 hour block in the morning and a 2.5 hour block in the afternoon. We will cover a variety of topics over the course of the camp with an overarching goal that we will be gunning for (specific to each camp). You can see camp details below.

Space Available: We are hoping for ~10 students per week but require a minimum of five to ensure we can run the course. Of course no charge will be made if we cannot find the requisite number of participants. In order to maintain the best learning environment, camps will not accept more than 15 students / camp. So sign up soon in order to claim your place!

Want to do more than one camp? We offer discounts on multiple camps! $25 off each if two camps and $50 off each if you do three or more camps!

Is your camp full? Get on the waiting list. We will adjust as best we can to accommodate all students.


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