At iCamp our mission is to give our campers the tools they need to become life-long learners, problem solvers and innovators
Technology develops at an exponential rate. And kids have the ability to keep up with this development, as long as they are given the opportunity. We want to give each child this opportunity.
We believe that in the future every company will be a technology company. Regardless of the industry that our campers decide to join, technical skills will be crucial for success. Especially, if they plan to disrupt that industry with innovative technology that they have dreamt up themselves.
At iCamp, campers will be exposed to the technology poised to disrupt society over the next decade. But more importantly, they will be encouraged to think about the ethical and responsible applications of these technologies.
Campers will learn what it means to be an innovator and entrepreneur. Then they will be given the tools necessary to execute their vision.
Innovators Camp was founded by year-round resident, Brendan Manley. Brendan, who is a software engineer by trade, was looking for a meaningful way to contribute to his community when he came up with the idea for this camp. He has two young kids himself who he is raising in Southampton, which makes this project very personal for him. His goal is to create a STEAM learning center that will benefit both full-time and part-time Hamptons kids alike. Along with the help of his amazing team, Brendan has put together a lab and program that both parents and children will find fascinating. This program will provide kids with fun ways to learn the skills they will need for their future.
Meet the people whose dedication makes this all possible
Hope is a Technology Integration Teacher for two STEM schools in Norwich, CT. She has over eleven years experience as a classroom teacher. In addition to Master’s Degrees in Elementary Education and Higher Education Administration, Hope also has a Computer Programming Certificate. She is passionate about STEM and loves finding new ways to use technology in her classroom.
Logan is a NYC Mathematics Teacher with a BS in Mathematics and a MST in Adolescent Education. He has been working with children for over a decade which has allowed him to explore many different learning styles. Through mathematics, he explores his passions of science, engineering, and biology using methods that inspire creativity and critical thinking. As an educator his goal is to cultivate curiosity in children and then provide them with the tools to explore.
During the school year, Nicki is full time student studying Mechanical Engineering by day and being an avid tinkerer by night. His love for teaching all things creation began when he attended his first Makerspace class for welding in Rotterdam. Since then Nicki has worked in multiple Makerspaces and Fab Labs. The maker mentality is something that he cherishes and looks forward to sharing with the next generation of inventors, artists, and scientists alike.
Dr. Wilson developed our Future Tech and Media Immersion curriculum. He holds a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, an MS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech and a Ph. D. in Learning, Design and Technology from The University of Georgia. Dr. Wilson builds learning environments that promote interdisciplinary collaboration, challenge-based learning, entrepreneurship, and design thinking. His mission is to empower people to develop solutions that positively impact the world.