BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The LA Remote Sensing & Geographic Information System Institute (LA RS & GIS Institute) is offering a "Maps & Apps" summer camp to kids ages 11-17. The organization believes that in a world so driven by technology, it's important to educate kids in the field, but of course, in a fun way.
Fran Harvey, founder of the Institute, says, "A 12-year-old who learns to operate a drone at one of our camps this summer may well be designing the next advances in GIS technology. A 17-year-old who learns the links between mapping and microenterprise may be the next Bill Gates. We're here to create those possibilities."
The camp has locations in Baton Rouge, Gonzales, Lafayette, New Orleans, West Feliciana, and St. Tammany. The four-day sessions will run through the next five weeks. A week-long camp (Monday-Thursday) costs $250 per child and runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
"In summertime, kids look for fun and parents look for engaging ways to keep their children's minds engaged. Our camps provide both," Harvey closes.