Laura Fleming is an ordinary girl, with an unordinary story. As a participant in her family’s summer camp program, Fleming Tech Camps, she has taken a number of technology, digital arts and gaming camps over the years. Recently, she was selected to have one of her video games, The Cat Rescue, showcased in MathAlive!, an interactive S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering and math) exhibit, on display at Smithsonian International Gallery, in Washington, D.C.
“I’m really excited to have had my game in the Smithsonian and share it with so many people,” said Laura Fleming, the game’s designer. “I made a game about cats using technology that I learned at my family’s summer camp. In the game you rescue cats – it’s a really cool game.”
Fleming Tech Camps, a 21st century S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) summer camp program that focuses on giving kids the tools they need to lead successful lives in the digital age. Fleming Tech Camps are designed to provide kids with hands-on experiences with computers, VR, drones, robots, 3D printers and other cool tech that encourages an interest in science, technology, computing, and engineering. Since 2003, the camp’s founders, Ed and Sue Fleming, have hosted over ten-thousand kids.
”We are so proud of Laura,” said Ed Fleming, Laura’s father and co-founder of Fleming Tech Camps. “Laura worked really hard on the game, and when the people from MathAlive! selected her game to be part of the exhibit, our family couldn’t believe it. Having our daughter’s video game in the Smithsonian, and then travel around the world, is beyond words.”
MathAlive! provides visitors a hands-on experience with mathematical concepts – and a rare chance to explore their real-life relevance. With six unique, interactive galleries in tow, the exhibit has embarked on a multi-year tour to science centers and museums in dozens of American and international cities, and has reached millions of visitors.
“The MathAlive! exhibit was developed to showcase how math, science and engineering shape the world around us,” said Jennifer Wallace, project manager at Evergreen Exhibitions, the producers of MathAlive! “Laura, and Fleming Tech Camps, gave us a chance to showcase how even young kids can embrace the awesome power of math to create cool things like video games.”
Fleming Tech Camps offer day, and overnight, camp programs that engage your child’s mind through creativity, technology, science, play and exploration. If your child has a love for science, technology, computers, math, games, robotics, engineering, or just loves the summer, then its programs might be the perfect place for them to explore their passion. Fleming Camps offers summer camp programs that engage your child’s mind through creativity, technology, science, play and exploration.
“I really love where Fleming Tech Camps is headed with its mix of traditional, tech, robot and game camps – the programs are win-win for children and their parents” stated Fleming. “The kids love the camps because we are able to provide them with an amazing summer where they can learn and have fun at the same time. The parents love the camps because the skills we are teaching can be used in so many professions, such as the sciences, computing, medicine, the arts, bio-tech, management or any other 21st century professions.”
Fleming Tech Camps offers day and overnight summer camps at Cabrini University, in Radnor, and day camps at Manor College, in Jenkintown. Camps start in late June, and new sessions follow every week thereafter, through mid-August. For information on attending a Fleming Tech Camp visit FlemingCamps.com.