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Software and sneakers at SFU Surrey summer camps

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May 20, 2003
Simon Fraser University Surrey – known for its innovative research and courses in interactive arts and technology – will be teaching the next generation of computer scientists and artists at two computer camps this summer, one for girls and the other for aboriginal children.

Children will work in teams to create multimedia projects, learn about creating computer games, safe web surfing and careers in technology and digital arts. Thanks to a partnership with Surrey School District 36, they’ll also participate in recreational activities such as wall climbing, swimming and sports.

Girl Power: Computers and Creativity, is open to girls in Grades 6 and 7. It will be offered twice, July 7 – 18 and July 21 – August 1. Super Technology Camp for Aboriginal Children is open to aboriginal youth aged 10 and up. It will take place from July 21 to August 1.

Cindy Poremba, a graduate student and researcher at SFU Surrey, is coordinating the camp for girls. "Girls will get the opportunity to tell their own digital stories using video, sound and interactive technology. The focus is on creativity, teamwork, and above all, having fun," she says.

For more information, call 604.291-4307 or check out the SFU Surrey Summer Camp website at http://www.surrey.sfu.ca/about/summercamps

Contact
Terry Lavender, Media & PR,Surrey: 604.268.7488: terry_lavender@sfu.ca