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Ages 13-17

The Demigod Institute Camp focuses on advanced innovation, stem and humanities subjects with interesting faculty and guest speakers. This will also serve as a week of portfolio project planning and creation. Demigod Institute is more of an IB/university level week of learning, designing and creating.

Demigod Institute Campers palettes’ range from science fiction and fantasy, often referred to as speculative fiction, to steampunk where 21st century technologies are re-imagined in the 19th century. They are also passionate about quests and stories which allow them to take journeys through different cultures and times, and fields which define human origins, behavior and thought embodied in anthropology, archaeology, and ethnographics, to name a few.  Many campers focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and design thinking.

Perhaps one of the most striking common threads our Camp Demigod Campers share is that they have amazing imaginations which allow them to mash up several different themes, intertwine current and futurist thinking with Victorian and other historical settings and inspirationally fuse original ideas with those flowing from literature and media. This provides a basis for infatiguable discussion and often a flow of expressive works in the form of improv, creative writing, music, games and film, among others. These discussions and creative works often lead to a championing of unique experiences for which Camp Demigod serves as a crucible and catalyst.

Many of you are familiar with the richness of DIGIVATIONS Camp DEMIGOD’s curriculum which integrates aural, visual and kinesthetic learning about topics as diverse as ancient Greece and other early civilizations, astronomy, architecture, advanced and biological computing, artificial intelligence, biomimicry, biotechnology, design thinking, engineering, genetics, physics ranging from celestial mechanics, Newton’s laws and quantum mechanics, virtual and augmented reality. The beauty underlying this learning is Campers’ applications in creating and making art, performing music, skits and plays, and writing a diverse array of literature. Most significantly is that Campers refine their critical thinking and problem solving skills, enhance their empathy and connect with and enliven their passions and imaginations which ingredients inspired Albert Einstein, the great thinkers and philosophers such as Aristotle, Plato and Socrates, and world transforming artists and musicians.

Camp Demigod is operated and led by world class faculty.  Camp Founders, Dr. Steven Lee Berman and Anne Deane Berman, PhD have been awarded three Summer of Innovation Awards by NASA, among many others.    
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Institute students work with Virtual Reality tools including the Microsoft VIVE.