The Summer Intensive Web Development and Media course revolves around the creation of a Web site based on the outdoor adventures of CampInteractive's participants.
Before stepping into nature, students attend a week-long orientation where they learn to use Canon Rebel XTs (digital photo cameras), Panasonic Camcorders, and Flip Cams, which they are entrusted during their wilderness experience. They also get acquainted with the Mac desktops and Dell PCs at the Tech & Trek Center in the Bronx.
When they return to the city, students enter Tech & Trek with enthusiasm to tell their stories. During the first four days, students learn the basics of XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets using Adobe Dreamweaver. This is followed by a two-day crash course in photo-editing using Adobe Photoshop and video-editing using iMovie or Final Cut Pro. In the final week, students fine-tune their sites for launch.
Many of the values instituted in the outdoor portion of the program are brought back and built on in the tech classroom including working as a team, responsible decision making, stepping out of comfort zones, and utilizing positive conflict resolutions.