(I have a duplicate thread of this in the Racing Forum, is this ok?)
Hey guys, I just wanted to put up a post about the Emagination RC Car Camp that ended 2 weeks ago. It was an incredible time to work there and the following is the video of the A and B Mains highlights that were held at the end of the camp.
I am posting this to get the word out that an RC Camp for kids that not only teaches them how to build, but everything about racing. The kids came crashers and bashers and left racers. It was an incredible transformation to see them trying to turn at full throttle at the start, but then at the end were putting up stellar times around our 34x68 foot track and using throttle control and their understanding of momentum.
The Emagination Computer Camp is a camp geared towards children and teens who love and want to learn more about technology. There are classes such as Flash Animation, Puzzle Game Design, Advanced Web Design with PHP, 3D Character Modeling, and many other classes on new technologies.
This year Emagination Computer Camps in Massachusetts has run the first ever Radio Controlled Car Camp where the main focus was to not only build, but experience what it's like to participate in a TCS race. The campers learned to tune and keep cars in running condition, how to drive on the racing lines on the track and proper marshaling when not running.
In the latter half of the week the campers ran practice laps together and then practice timed laps using the I-Lap Timing System, one of the camp's sponsors. Timed qualifiers were held to determine the A and B Mains and were held at the end of the camp.
In the slideshow part of the video we have a picture with RC Car Action. They sent us Hats, parts trays, magazines, stickers and the awesome banner. We have submitted pictures in hopes of an article soon!
Details about the camp are found here:
Hmm, I know it seems like I am being paid to write this and make the video, but I wasn't. I merely was one of the instructors and think it turned out much better than I really anticipated. Again, I was shocked by how much the kids improved and matured as racers (despite all the crashes that you see on the videos ).