If your kids and teens are bored, and need something fun and exciting to do this summer, why not check into various AutoCAD drafting and design summer camps in your area? These camps are broken down by age group, normally 6 to 12, 12 to 14, and so on, depending on the location, availability, and diversity of programs and options.
During these special summer camps, kids and teens are introduced to product design in a fun, educational, and interesting manner. One type of summer camp course provides them with instruction and learning on how to sketch a drawing, transfer a 2D image into a 3D image on a computer, and then how to print a 3D prototype of their ideas!
Another summer camp session introduces kids and teens to 3D modeling concepts using CAD software applications, teaches them how to perform analysis and tests to ensure their designs do not contain flaws, and prepares their designs for printing on paper and using a 3D printer to create a prototype.
There is even a camp session completely devoted to 3D printing technologies, where kids and teens will learn how 3D printers are changing the shape of manufacturing, production, and other industries, and what it will mean for them in the future. They even get to discover many different types of 3D printers being used to print a wide array of products, from toys and clothing, to airplane and space station parts and components.
During these camps, kids and teens learn skills they can use in the real world, as well as advance their own personal developmental abilities, including:
- Working Together in Teams
- Discovering the Benefits of Critical Thinking
- 3D CAD Modeling/Drawing
- Developing Creative Problem Solving Skills
- Project Planning
- Project Development
- Rapid Prototyping with 3D CAD Software and 3D Printers
Depending on the educational provider, the summer camps might also include housing and meal options, where the kids and teens get to stay throughout the entire camp, giving parents a break. Plus, kids and teens get to make new friends who also share an interest in architecture, CAD drawing, and 3D technologies.
Not only do kids and teens of all ages get to gain valuable insight into potential careers in their future, but they are also learning essential skills they will use the rest of their lives. Further, with 3D technologies expected to continue to expand and grow for the foreseeable future over the next several decades, gaining these skills now sets them up for successful careers long before they even start high school or college. Who knows? You child or teen might just be the next “Steve Jobs” of his or her generation!
For all of your CAD and architectural drafting and design services, contact the experienced professionals at Q-Cad by calling 800-700-3305 today. We offer customizable solutions to fit your specific needs and budget!