Kids are sponges. Give them a subject and an easy way to learn it, and they’ll retain virtually all of the information. Teaching topics from an early age is a great way to build long-term support for the topic and to develop a community that is better prepared to embrace the subject. It makes sense, then, that blockchain technology be taught from an early age, and the Kids Crypto Camp in California looks to do just that.
The camp offers younger generations an opportunity to learn about blockchains, cryptocurrency, mining rigs and more. It teaches terms like decentralized application, nodes and Bitcoin, and even teaches how to build mining equipment.
The creator of the camp, Najah Roberts, understands what’s at stake and what needs to happen to build a better blockchain future. He explains, “If our children do not understand, what is happening right now and what is to come, they will not be able to take a seat at the global table,” adding, “[The kids] will be monetizing, mining cryptocurrency, they’re going to also be trading cryptocurrency. We’re teaching them to look at this world with a whole different set of eyes.”
According to the camp’s website, the camp is slated for December 30, 2019 to January 4, 2020. It will be held in Englewood, California and runs from 8 AM to 6 PM each day (January 1 is a day off). It is open to any child from 9 to 17 years old and offers programs designed for different age groups and education levels.
Kids Crypto Camp extends beyond the “Science, Technology, Engineering and Math” (STEM) program that the US Department of Education believes are the necessary skills that should be taught. In place of STEM, “BEAST” will go even further, offering Blockchain, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, Science and Tech-Virtual Reality education that are driving the future.
For what the camp is prepared to offer, the investment should be considered nominal. The price for participation is just $299, but participants will get some of that back. According to the site, “Not only will your child have an understanding of Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, and the new innovative ecosystems, your Child will receive [and] keep” a laptop, a drone, crypto wallets, a smartphone and more.
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