Hands-On Technology Camps

See our exciting lineup of summer, intersession, and trackout camps, including drones, digital creativity, game design, and PC building! In Durham and Raleigh. Ages 11-18.

Computer Classes for Beginners

Mondays from January 22 to February 5
6 – 8 pm

FREE. Ages 18+

These four classes will help new computer users learn basic skills and get comfortable using Microsoft Windows, office programs, and the Internet. These classes are great for beginners with little or no computer experience.

  • Computer Basics. Learn how to use Windows, including basic programs, multitasking, saving, copying, and deleting files, organizing folders, and using USB drives.
  • Office Programs. Learn how to use free LibreOffice programs to create simple documents, including text formatting and page layout. Get an introduction to creating spreadsheets and presentations.
  • Internet Basics. Learn how to browse websites, find good info using Google searches, complete forms and send files, and use email.
  • Social Media and Smart Sharing. Learn about social media sites, protecting your privacy, avoiding scams, and enjoying and sharing photos, music, and videos.

Arduino Basics Workshop

Saturday, Jan. 13, 1 pm – 4 pm
$15. Ages 14+

Get a hands-on introduction to the Arduino, the hugely popular microprocessor platform. You’ll build Arduino hardware projects using electronic component kits and modify simple programs to control them. A great intro for hobbyists and electronics DIYers.

Introduction to Programming

Jan. 18 and Jan. 25, 6 – 8 pm
$15. Grades 6-8

Middle schoolers: join us to experience the joy of coding! Use Java to make fun games as you write code and experiment. The coding concepts you’ll learn will give you a head start on any programming language. This hands-on class runs for two evenings. No coding experience needed.

Internet Security and Privacy

Saturday, February 3, 1 – 3 pm
$10. Ages 16+.

Are you doing enough to protect yourself online and keep your personal info safe? Increase your Internet savvy in this workshop. We’ll explain jargon and technical terms in plain English and give you clear “next steps” you can take immediately. Bring your own laptop to try out tips. At NC State McKimmon Center in Raleigh.

Our digital literacy and technology training program inspires success by teaching critical computer and Internet skills.

Questions? Contact us at classes@kramden.org.

Scholarships: Many Kramden classes are free. Need-based scholarships are available for other classes. To apply for a scholarship, email us for an application form.

Volunteer as an assistant instructor or even lead a class. Email us to find out how you can help.

Kramden’s classes are taught in the Lenovo Learning Lab at our office in Durham. Get directions.