Youth Technology Camp

Electronics for Beginners
This Arduino camp will walk high students through the basics of programming in a variant of the C++ language as well as leverage their critical thinking skills to come up with innovative designs.

See your design come to life! Learn how hardware and software are coupled together to create new tech with your very own kit.

You will also understand the foundational concepts of using a microcontroller, a physical programmable circuit board, and interactive electronic devices. You will keep your supplied Arduino kit to share and improve your creations with your family and friends.

Who should apply?
Richland County students who will be enrolled in grades 9-12 during the 2024-2025 school year. No experience is necessary.

The Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development and the 179th Cyberspace Wing are collaborating to provide Richland County students with an introduction to technology-based career pathways.

Monday, June 24 through Thursday, June 27, 2024
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center
890 W. 4th St.
Mansfield, OH 44903

Day 1: Introductions and Arduino Basics

Day 2: Kit Demos (see photo below)

Day 3: Work on projects

Day 4: Present your creation

179th Cyber Operations Group

Application Information


A maximum of 15 participants will be selected.


Candidates selected for the program will possess a sincere interest in Arduino programming and making a creation. A selection committee will review all completed applications and select those applicants who’s interests align closest with the goals of the camp.


This program is funded through a Microsoft TechSpark grant. There is no cost to participate.


An Arduino kit will be provided. Each participant must bring laptop that is running Windows OS to participate.


Students should commit to attending all four days of the camp and fully participating in the project.

Apply Today

Applications for the camp are due by Friday, March 29, 2024. Applicants will be notified of an admissions decision by Tuesday, April 30, 2024.