Full Sail launches new camps for coding, robotics, gaming, and more

By Laura Devaney
December 14th, 2015

Full Sail Labs, an educational experience designed for students from 1st to 12th grades with a focus on technology, science, art and media

full-sail-labsFull Sail University on Dec. 11 unveiled Full Sail Labs, a series of week-long summer camp for students from 1st to 12th grades. Students can take one of 11 camp sessions focusing on topics such as gaming, robotics, or animation at its campus near Orlando.

Developed by Full Sail University with the goal of creating an engaging and open learning environment that allows children and teens to explore creativity through storytelling, art, and technology, Full Sail Labs provides young creative talent with the knowledge to become digital content creators.

Through this experience, young students have the opportunity to explore the techniques used for filmmaking, coding, animation, gaming, robotics, and much more in a fun and collaborative environment.

“Today’s students discover and understand technology at a very young age. We believe Full Sail Labs allows these students the chance to explore their interests and express themselves through the power of technology sooner than ever before,” said Luis Garcia, Vice President, Full Sail University. “We are thrilled to see what children can create when supported by knowledge and cutting-edge tools.”

Housed within a 4,800 square foot facility adjacent to Full Sail University’s campus, this educational space fosters exploration, creativity, collaboration and fun. The facility contains fully equipped innovative and engaging educational areas including a multi-purpose lab that can be transformed for young students to participate in various digital creative projects. It also features a lounge area for parents, allowing them to observe, in addition to homework stations for siblings.

Full Sail Labs originally launched in May 2015 offering eleven 1-week Summer Camps. Over 170 campers participated in the 2015 Summer Camp sessions for an exciting week of creation where each child explored the process of filmmaking, gaming, music, or robotics.

In September, the Full Sail Labs 2015–2016 School-Year Program began, providing a technology-driven enrichment program in the after-school hours and Saturdays. During that same month, Full Sail Labs partnered with One School of The Arts, a private school in Longwood, FL, and facilitated a 2-week program for their high school students at the Full Sail Labs Winter Park-based facility. In October, a partnership with Windermere Preparatory School began, which now provides a customized Full Sail Labs program and presence on their campus.

Last month Full Sail Labs further expanded by offering a specially designed program for the Central Florida home-school community, as well as launching an Electronic Music Production and Game Design programs specifically for teenagers.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura