At iCamp our mission is to give our campers the tools they need to become life-long learners, problem solvers and innovators
Technology develops at an exponential rate. And kids have the ability to keep up with this development, as long as they are given the opportunity. We want to give each child this opportunity.
We believe that in the future every company will be a technology company. Regardless of the industry that our campers decide to join, technical skills will be crucial for success. Especially, if they plan to disrupt that industry with innovative technology that they have dreamt up themselves.
At iCamp, campers will be exposed to the technology poised to disrupt society over the next decade. But more importantly, they will be encouraged to think about the ethical and responsible applications of these technologies.
Campers will learn what it means to be an innovator and entrepreneur. Then they will be given the tools necessary to execute their vision.
iCAMP was co-founded by parents and tech-enthusiasts Lulu and Brendan Manley in the summer of 2018. The couple was looking for a meaningful way to contribute to their community when they came up with the idea. They have two young kids who they are raising in Southampton, which makes this project very personal for them. Their goal is to create a STEAM program that appeals to both parents and children equally, and does more than any other program in preparing its students for the future.
iCAMP was co-founded by science and technology veteran, Vivian Zhang. She is also the founder and CTO of a highly reputable data science program: NYC Data Science Academy. She has two young kids, Olivia and Kris, who already are following in her footsteps. Vivian’s goal is to create a STEAM learning program that is easily accessible for all types of parents both in-person and online. She wants to provide young scholars, like her kids, with the resources to develop skills and curiosity for the future world.
Meet the people whose dedication makes this all possible
Kieran holds a BFA in Digital Design from The University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an A.S in Media Studies from Greenfield Community College in Massachusetts. Kieran builds learning experiences and physical solutions to design problems. His mission is to share different perspectives and encourage the critical thinking necessary for positive change.
Hope is a Technology Integration Teacher for two STEM schools in Norwich, CT. She has over eleven years of experience as a classroom teacher. In addition to a Master’s Degrees in Elementary Education and Higher Education Administration, Hope also has a Computer Programming Certificate. She is passionate about STEAM and loves finding new ways to use technology in her classroom.
Logan is a NYC Mathematics Teacher with a BS in Mathematics and a MST in Adolescent Education. He has been working with children for over a decade which has allowed him to explore many different learning styles. Through mathematics, he explores his passions of science, engineering, and biology using methods that inspire creativity and critical thinking. As an educator his goal is to cultivate curiosity in children and then provide them with the tools to explore.
Dr. Wilson holds a BS in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, an MS in Computer Science from Virginia Tech, and a Ph. D. in Learning, Design and Technology from The University of Georgia. Dr. Wilson builds learning environments that promote interdisciplinary collaboration, challenge-based learning, entrepreneurship, and design thinking. His mission is to empower people to develop solutions that positively impact the world.