Youth Programs

Afterschool Programs and Camps for Teens in Durham NC

What is iNviTECH?

iNviTECH is a entrepreneurial technology summer camp for teens in Durham and afterschool program for children in the 6th-12th grade. Our summer program will teach
students how to make a wearable device as well as entrepreneurial skills. The summer camp is a 2-week Monday through Friday session that
starts July 18th. Our pride is in making learning fun and engaging for our participants. The main goal is to engross members in 21st century
practices and prepare them for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Participants will also be encouraged to explore innovation with the possibility of combining their STEM skills with entrepreneurial endeavors.
Education is key to the economic growth and future of the economy; at iNviTECH we will be nurturing the entrepreneurs of the future. We
look forward to providing a lifelong experience that will educate, inspire and engage young minds. We would love to meet your talented
child and have the opportunity to work with them!

iNviTECH – Technology Youth Camps in North Carolina

Our History

iNviTECH started with the board members of iNvictus Office Center and the mastermind director Ursela Jones. Mrs. Jones has a degree in Business Education:
Information Technology, BS and a Masters of Arts and Teaching: Business Education, MAT from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State
University (NCAT). She also received her teaching license for business education (6-12), computer education (K-5) and a licensure in educational
administration (K-12) from High Point University. Ursela was one of the Top Five Finalist for Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year 2015-16.

iNviTECH’s director is also currently a middle school Automation & Robotics teacher, magnet coordinator and STEM Scholars Coordinator for the
Howard N. Lee institute. For more information and to learn about Ursela Jones, please visit her personal website here.

What to Expect

Students will work in collaborative teams of five to implement the engineering design process and develop a wearable device. Two laptops will
be provided to each group. The computers will be WiFi assessable and members will need to download the Arduino programming software on
each. Information about this software can be found here:

Lunch: Lunch will be served daily from 12:00pm-1:00pm by the Renaissance Bistro Food Truck. Lunch is included in the price of the summer
camp. Make sure to include the your child s preferences on the registration form. Click here to register!

Guest Speakers: Guest speakers will also be joining us to help our participants make real life connections. Speakers will include business,
community and political affiliations with iNvictus Office Center, iNvictus Forward Outreach, and iNviTECH’s sphere of influence.

Wearable Devices: iNviTECH summer camp is guaranteed to be the highlight of your child’s summer! Campers in 6th-12th grades will be
submerged in a wearable devices journey. Using the Arduino LilyPad, your child will create and design a wearable device to monitor health

  • Why wearable devices? According to Juniper Research, wearable devices are one of the fastest growing categories in consumer electronics,
    the wearable technology market is predicted to be worth at least $19 billion by 2018. Some examples of this technology that is being
    used today are FitBit, SmartWatches, and Garmin Vivosmart.

As the sessions come to an end your child will participate in a Shark Tank style competition. The groups of children will present their ideas
to a panel and this panel and their peers will choose the winning group.

21st Century Skills

    • Members will learn collaboration & teamwork skills. Learning to work with a team when accomplishing a specific task is as a major asset
      in today’s global economy. At our program, children and youth are engaged in this process starting at the summer camp and going into
      the regular school year. Participants will learn that effective teamwork is essential to accomplishing any task.


    • Our program teaches critical thinking & problem-solving skills by stimulating innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. These are words
      that our member will hear and deeply understand daily. The students will be encouraged and celebrated when engaging in these such behaviors!


  • Participants will get a chance to strengthen their writing & presentation skills at iNviTECH. We have daily writing assignments about their
    experience through out the summer camp. An interactive reflective yearbook will be created about their experience at the summer camp.
    Students are taught strategies on how to improve their presentation skills. This is to prepare members for their final project which
    is a Shark Tank style competition with their wearable device creations!

iNviTECH Camp Programs

Camp Hours Meals Price Start Date End Date
Summer Camp Monday-Friday @ 8:00am to 5:30pm Lunch Included $295 Per Week July 18 July 29
Explorer Post 360 Monday-Friday @ 10:00am to 2:00pm Snack Included $25 Annually 9/17, 10/15, 11/19, 12/17, 01/21, 02/18 N/A

Campers are highly recommended to participate in both weeks of the summer camp for the full curriculum experience. Transportation will be
provided for students that are City of Durham residents and do not have transportation.

iNviTECH Afterschool Program

Camp Hours Meals Price Start Date End Date
After School Program Monday-Friday @ 3:30pm to 5:30pm Snack Included TBA Sept. 5 TBA

Students that attend iNviTECH afterschool will receive an overview of STEM disciplines with the opportunity to compete in various STEM competitions. Homework assistance and tutoring will be provided. iNvictus’ own K-TECH Vibes will prepare students to earn their A+ Comptia certifications, this approach will be hands-on ensuring successful completion of the assessment. At the completion of this training, students will take home the computer they have used as learning tools to prepare for the assessment.

Register Today

iNviTECH’s summer camp will be held at the Invictus Office Center 601 Fayetteville Street Suite 300 in Durham, NC 27701. Space is limited,
there are only 20 seats are available. Please complete your registration and submit your payment by clicking the button below or mail to
the listed address by May 30th, 2016. Make checks payable to iNvictus Forward Outreach. Contact Ursela Jones here or call (919) 695-3692 for scholarship information!


Invictus Office Center