EKTO Academy

Update: Summer Camp enrollment open now!

New Summer Camp! August 5 - 9 and 12 - 16

We are experienced inventors, VR robotics engineers, and technology teachers who want to share the things we love with the next generation. You are invited to our Academy program, where your child will enjoy education in VR Game Design, Coding for Robotics, YouTuber Skills, Rapid Prototyping, and Entrepreneurship!

Our Academy Summer Camp is a week-long program for students ages 10 – 16 that provides a fantastic breadth of cutting edge technical skills with each day dedicated to an exciting and challenging topic!  A day at camp includes instruction, a self-contained shareable project, and a tie-in to real world applications at EKTO VR. Your learner’s experience will also include mentoring and social time with the inventor teaching the course and kids who share their interests.

Experienced roboticists & engineers teach and mentor!

The EKTO ACADEMY EXPERIENCE

 

  • Fun topics & valuable skills
  • Mentoring
  • Social time to build lasting relationships
  • Online Community Space
  • EKTO Academy Alumni Activities

EKTO Academy Alumni Club

 

 

Students will have access to future activities & events for EKTO Academy kids, and will be invited to an online community just for fellow alumni to stay in touch and collaborate on project extensions from their coursework.

Open House @ EKTO VR!

 

In Person

Monday, June 24 from 4 pm – 7 pm

Thursday, June 27 from 4 pm – 7 pm

Save $100 on tuition by attending!

 

Key Camp Logistics

 

When?

Camp runs Monday – Friday, 9 am – 3 pm . We are currently offering the weeks of August 5 – 9 and August 12 – 16, but may offer additional weeks based on demand.

Where?

Camp is held at EKTO HQ, 6101 Penn Ave, Suite #401. We’re near the Target in East Liberty.

How much?   

Tuition is $1,099 per student. We offer payment plans as well as open house, sibling, and referral discounts!

EKTO Academy Course of Study includes all of these topics:

 

VR Game Design

Coding for Robotics

YouTuber Skills

Rapid Prototyping

Entrepreneurship

 

FAQ

  • What age groups? 
    10-16 years old
  • What if you run out of space? 10 kids per camp week is a small group. 
    We will consider opening additional weeks.
  • Are there scholarships?
    We are actively seeking sponsors for scholarships, but we don’t have any at this time. Might your workplace or organization sponsor a child for EKTO Academy?
  • My learner has a disability or difference requiring accommodations, what do I do?
    Nearly all of our students have had a 504 plan, IEP, and/or GIEP. While we want to make sure we stay within the scope of care and services we are capable of offering, we have made it work with really lovely results for kids who have a variety of needs and would love to chat with you if you have any questions.
  • What makes the EKTO Academy different from other programs?
    We want to support a more whole-learner skill development that is rooted in mentorship with experts who have shared interests
    -Experts Passionate about the Field (not college kids, camp counselors, etc)
    -Mentoring & Social component with those of shared interests
    -Grouping 5 fun topics results in learners with a full toolkit of relevant skills
    -Online Community Space
    -EKTO Academy Alumni Activities
  • Will I need to help my learner with their projects?
    Nope. In-person instruction will be provided for the Summer Camp to prepare students for their in-class projects, and learners are welcome to extend and iterate on their work in free time if they choose, but we will work with your learner on their projects in class.
  • What topics are included in the EKTO Academy program? 
    • VR Game Design
    • Coding for Robotics
    • YouTuber Skills
    • Rapid Prototyping
    • Entrepreneurship
  • How is pricing determined?
    Asking families to pay a typical fair wage for our experts (us :-P) based on our education and experience on top of curriculum costs wouldn’t work – it would be far too expensive, so we’ve checked in with the hourly cost of the closest programs out there teaching similar skills, and priced it in the same ballpark (compare to iD Tech or similar).
  • Still have questions?
    Contact us for more information at Academy@ektovr.com