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Updated Jul 10, 2012 - 7:40 am

Game on! Kids learn tech skills at ASU camp

TEMPE, Ariz. — Hundreds of kids are at summer camp in the Valley, but there’s one that’s a bit different than the others.

About 300 kids are at App Camp at Arizona State University. One day, they could create a video game or mobile app

“They’re making video games, they’re actually developing iPhone apps, they’re learning robotics, programming,” said Karen Thurn Safran of ID Tech Camps. The California-based company runs the camp and others like it nationwide.

“It’s pretty amazing what they can do in just one week.”

The camp is for kids 7-17.

“The goal is really a S.T.E.M. focus, which is science, technology, engineering and math,” said Safran. “It’s a huge initiative all of the way from the Obama administration to get kids into these fields and get excited about them so that they will pursue careers in these areas.”

Camp started in June, but kids can still sign up. Cost is about $750 for one week.

To learn more visit the website.

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