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A Theology of Technology

Fusing ideas from science and creation apologetics.

On our blog, Dan Wooster and other friends of Camp Infinity connect STEM and a biblical worldview.

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Camp Director's Perspective

Camp Director's Perspective

We like to say we attract "smart kids". To Ci, a smart kid is one who 1) loves to learn 2) doesn't give up easily. It is not necessarily reflected in his/her grades in school. We believe these two qualities in a person bring glory to their Creator, Jesus Christ. God has gifted each child with certain abilities, interests, passions. Our unique camps are designed to bring out the best in kids like this. Each summer we create a new program by carefully selecting a different STEM theme. Be it energy or biodiversity or space or sports science or the environment, ...

Ci 5.0 Overnight Teen Camp for $99/month! Camp Infinity

Ci 5.0 Overnight Teen Camp for $99/month!

  We constantly hear folks say how much their children love Camp Infinity, but sometimes it’s hard to come up the funds to send them to our week long overnight teen STEM camp. We are trying to make it as easy as possible so for Ci 5.0 (Summer 2018) here’s what we are doing to help. Register before end of summer (Sept 22) at a greatly reduced rate of $99/month (10 months) plus $99 deposit. That’s a reduction of $310 off the Ci 5.0 rate. After Sept 22, the rate will be $1399.  Are you not sure which of our 3 ...

Are Hurricanes Increasing Because of Climate Change?

Are Hurricanes Increasing Because of Climate Change?

Wild storms have been dominating the news lately with Hurricane Harvey ferociously dumping 50 inches of water on Texas and Hurricane Irma devastating tropical islands and Florida with Hurricane Jose not far behind. The media has been quick to lay the blame for these disasters squarely on our shoulders. They claim man-made climate change is responsible for the severity of these storms and Harvey and Irma are just a harbinger of what’s coming. A Groaning World But before we look at the question of climate change, let’s look at what causes a hurricane. From a biblical perspective, the only reason ...

What's a Smart Kid Look Like? Camp Infinity

What's a Smart Kid Look Like?

This is what I share with parents when I have the privilege to tell them about our unique STEM & apologetics camps. At Camp Infinity we believe smart kids have 2 distinct characteristics that makes them smart. They are: an appetite to learn keep trying attitude Give us a child who loves to learn and doesn't easily give up and we will have a blast with them. They will love our teachers and counselors and hands on STEM activities. They will come home and say things like the following (comments from past campers and parents): My daughter is intelligent, curious, loves ...

Is Your Child Gifted? Camp Infinity

Is Your Child Gifted?

In a previous blog, we asked (and answered) the question, “To whom do your child’s gifts belong?” But, is your child gifted? “I Have a Question!” How many times a day do you hear that exclamation in your home? For many of us, it can drive us absolutely crazy! Is your child always asking and trying to figure out why things work? “Yes,” you say! Then, we would say he or she is gifted. Camp Infinity is looking for young people to inspire to discover wonder and amazement in everything they see in the world around them. We love teaching ...

To Whom Do Your Child’s Gifts Belong? Camp Infinity

To Whom Do Your Child’s Gifts Belong?

I’m often asked the question, “What kind of child is the ideal Ci camper?” My response is “gifted ones with insatiable curiosity.” Is your child gifted? If so–and by the way, the answer is YES–then what are gifts and to whom do they belong? What is a Gift? It’s a good thing to be reminded about the simplest of questions. A gift is something that is given. Gifts are not earned or even something we deserve. As believers, we recognize that our Creator God has given each of certain abilities to put on display His creativity and goodness in the ...

DNA: The New Digital Information Storage System?

DNA: The New Digital Information Storage System?

As the amount of available information explodes, information storage becomes an increasingly important area of innovation and research. Where do you store all this information and make it accessible? Hard drives work for now, but collective human knowledge is expected to eventually double every twelve hours! Where will this increasing knowledge be kept and how will it be made accessible to future generations as technology rapidly changes and old storage systems (e.g. floppy disks) become obsolete? Well, what do many scientists and researchers do when they have a difficult problem to solve? They look to God’s creation to see how ...

Summer Isn’t Over–And Science Proves It

Summer Isn’t Over–And Science Proves It

The last official last day of summer is Friday, September 22.  Read more on the science and math of summer.  We’re coming off a great camp season. Ci 4.0 was an overwhelming success! We define success by the transformation we see in campers’ lives. Over the last several weeks, we’ve received dozens of testimonies of the impact this year’s Space Exploration theme and apologetics teaching has had. Kids are equipped, encouraged, and going deeper with what they learned! Our staff is working on the theme for Ci 5.0, and we’re excited to share that information with you soon. What I can tell you ...

Camp Infinity’s “Infinitude Award” and a House Fire Tragedy Stories

Camp Infinity’s “Infinitude Award” and a House Fire Tragedy

I recently travelled back to Northern Kentucky from my home in Greenville, South Carolina to finish up a few things from Ci 4.0 and start making preparations for Ci 5.0—we have to start our plans a year in advance! As I was heading home, I happened to check my email and saw a message from a camper’s mom. Here’s what she wrote: We had a house fire recently and we lost a lot including our pets—praise God, we are all ok. My son is upset about his wooden Camp Infinity [Infinitude Award] that they got during the closing ceremonies and ...

The Science & Math of Summer Creation

The Science & Math of Summer

I think most of us would agree that summer is over once kids are back in school and summer vacations have ended. Days are getting shorter. Weather a bit cooler (depending on how far away from the equator we live, of course). But from a scientific perspective, something we love to do at Camp Infinity, summer isn't over until September 21 or 22  or 23 or 24. It has to do with the earth's tilt and somethings called solstices and equinoxes. The year is divided into the four seasons based on the two equinoxes and the two solstices. The summer ...

Mathematics and the Search for Exoplanets

Mathematics and the Search for Exoplanets

I love mathematics! Patterns, numbers, and formulas all combine to help us make sense out of the myriad of observations we are able to make about the fascinating world of outer space. Mankind has long been intrigued by looking upward at the stars and wondering. What’s out there? Are there other life forms? Are they like us? What do they look like? Can they talk like us? Do they reason like us? Could we communicate with them?  One of the many ways we look for life in space is to look for what are called exoplanets, planets orbiting stars outside ...

Academic Scholarships for Camp Infinity Camp Infinity

Academic Scholarships for Camp Infinity

Like most camps, we also offer scholarships. But a quick Google search shows that most camps are actually giving out financial aid. Of course, there is nothing wrong with that, we also offer financial aid, but even our financial aid requires campers to do at least one academic scholarship project. You see, we believe, the type of campers for which our programs are best-suited, are "smart" kids. At Ci we believe a smart kid is one that 1) loves to learn 2) is persistent at figuring things out. As such, we give ALL of our campers, those financially needy and those ...

Math and the Solar Eclipse

Math and the Solar Eclipse

I hope you got a chance to enjoy the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. I was at Bob Jones University, in Greenville, SC, which was along the path of totality. They had a wonderful eclipse event and we had a great time looking at the heavens and being awe-struck by what God has made. We’re not the first people to be stunned by the beauty of a total solar eclipse. What God has placed in the heavens is incredible and down through time people have been fascinated by what they’ve seen. I was reading an article recently that ...

Most College Students Won’t Finish School in Four Years—Why?

Most College Students Won’t Finish School in Four Years—Why?

Ask one of my young grandchildren what they want to be when they grow up and they will probably give you a different answer each time you ask. Sadly, this indecisiveness isn’t just limited to 4-year-olds. According to Dr. Fritz Grupe, “Eighty percent of college-bound students have yet to choose a major.” With the buffet of options available for majors and programs—not to mention trying to choose a school in the first place—it can be confusing to know where to focus your education. Since most college students enter school with only a vague idea of what they want to do or ...

Fact, Fiction, or Future: A Look at the More Fantastic Side of Popular Culture Camp Infinity

Fact, Fiction, or Future: A Look at the More Fantastic Side of Popular Culture

Introduction Almost everyone has a favorite television show, movie, or book. There are many genres; two of the most famous being science fiction and fantasy. Giants like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings permeate our cultural imagination. For most, these are modes of entertainment, a way to relax from life and its stresses. It is called fiction after all, meaning not reality, but could it ever be? What happens when the science fiction we view on our television screens loses the second word? Fact, Fiction, or Future? Fact, Fiction, or Future is a unique discussion created by Camp ...

Solar Eclipse–Yeah, There’s an App for That!

Solar Eclipse–Yeah, There’s an App for That!

Millions of Americans can’t wait for Monday when “The Great American Eclipse” takes it’s track across across the contiguous states. This will be the first time in 38 years that a total eclipse has been viewable in the US, so we’re a just little excited too! Here are a few tips for viewing Monday’s celestial event, and yes, there’s an app to help you plan! Know What to You’re Seeing A solar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes in front of the Sun, thus blocking out its light. The Moon is only ¼ the size of Earth, so it pales ...

Does Technology Make Bullying Easier?

Does Technology Make Bullying Easier?

According to a recent poll, six in ten adults believe bullying is more prevalent in school than when they attended.  Not surprisingly, Millennials are much more likely to have experienced cyberbullying than any generation. So, what is cyberbullying and how can we as parents and grandparents help our children prevent it? According to the United States Department of Health & Human Services, the first thing you can do is talk with your children about these issues regularly. Awareness of what your kids are doing online is key.  Know the websites your kids visit. Ask where they’re going, what they’re doing, ...

NASA Astronaut Barry Wilmore Speaks to Ci 4.0 Campers

NASA Astronaut Barry Wilmore Speaks to Ci 4.0 Campers

  But the most remarkable thing about Barry is not his time in space or his spectacular career—it’s his faith in Christ. He’s a committed Christian who loves God and His Word, and it shows. And, what’s more, he’s a biblical creationist! We were thrilled our campers got the once in a lifetime opportunity to hear from such a unique individual and experience firsthand his love for God’s Word and belief in what the Scriptures teach. We need more people like Barry serving the Lord in various STEM fields—including in NASA! Barry also recently visited the Creation Museum and spoke ...

“I So Hope I Can Go Next Year!” Camp Infinity

“I So Hope I Can Go Next Year!”

We’re halfway through Ci 4.0 and we’re thankful for the many teaching opportunities we’ve had with dozens of young people. It’s been great to see their excitement as they learn new things about science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and, most importantly, God’s Word. Here are some of the rave reviews we’ve received from parents, grandparents, and family camp attendees: We are super-excited about Ci; even more since we attended camp. God used you all to minister and speak to us. We are very grateful. - Pastor from Family Camp J is "over the top" with his enthusiasm and excitement about Ci. ...

Ci Father Reveals His Heart Stories

Ci Father Reveals His Heart

This time of year, several things all come together to make Camp Infinity a very special experience for our campers. The philosophy, program and people intersect along with the "stuff" needed to make it all happen - T-shirts, cinch bags, STEM activity supplies, robots, ipads, computers, water bottles and much much more. For a camp director this can be a very busy and stressful time. What a blessing when I received the following email list this one from one of our parents, thank us for starting Ci. Seems the Lord knows just when this type of encouragement is needed. This ...

20,000 Miles Driven and 1,000 Campers Reached with Robots & God Workshop Camp Infinity

20,000 Miles Driven and 1,000 Campers Reached with Robots & God Workshop

Most people know Camp Infinity (Ci) as a summer camp…so what do we do in between summers to keep busy? Answer: we do Ci Mini, Ci Mobile, and Ci Remote camps! Ci Mobile camps take place where the campers are, whether the campers be a homeschool, public, or Christian school students or part of a church group. Over the course of Ci 4.0 (which began in August, 2016), we’ve travelled to: south Florida Jacksonville, FL Cleveland, OH Pittsburgh, PA Nashville, TN Atlanta, GA Rogers, AK Sandusky, OH Grand View Camp, AZ Union, KY West Harrison, IN  and Greenville, SC. Now ...

Concerned About Safety at Camp Infinity? Get the Facts! Camp Infinity

Concerned About Safety at Camp Infinity? Get the Facts!

I recently had a phone conversation with a mom from Indiana who was considering sending her inquisitive nine-year-old to one of our camps this summer. As many moms rightfully are, she was concerned about the physical safety of her little girl while away from home at camp. We had a great conversation and I was able to put her mind at ease by explaining the training and precautions we take at Camp Infinity (Ci)—at the end of our conversation, she decided to enroll her daughter.   My assistant, Emily Barney, handles safety at Ci. And, let me tell you, as ...

Thankfulness and Trust Camp Infinity

Thankfulness and Trust

Each year I trust God to bring together what He wants for a successful camp–people, program, place. It's an exciting process to be part of as we see how he connects us with counselors, teachers, a program manager and most of all campers.  I am thankful for the team He has selected. We start our training camp this Sunday evening. It'll be the first time the entire team comes together. They are extra excited because we're getting to stay right across the street from Ark Encounter.  I'm thankful for the program the team is put to gather. Space Exploration will ...

What happens to your brain when you have fun? Camp Infinity

What happens to your brain when you have fun?

According to neurologist (and educator) Judy Willis, “The highest-level executive thinking, making of connections, and ‘aha’ moments are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of ‘exuberant discovery,’ where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.”  When our brains respond to laughter, our increased volume in breathing causes endorphins, adrenaline, and dopamine to be released. As a result, students are more alert and the information that’s being presented to them is attached to their memories as a positive emotional event.  One of our favorite things about STEM (science, technology, engineering, ...

3 Ways to Build a Love of STEM in Your Kids Technology

3 Ways to Build a Love of STEM in Your Kids

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields are the jobs of the future. We need to encourage young people who are interested to pursue study and careers in these rewarding fields. Here are three ways you, as a parent, can encourage a love of STEM in your kids: Do STEM activities outside school. Your young person shouldn’t just be doing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics within the four walls of his or her school. Foster a love of learning and experimentation within your home through coding apps, cooking or baking, experiments, or even playing Lego. Visit museums and science centers. ...

What to Expect at Camp Infinity This Summer Camp Infinity

What to Expect at Camp Infinity This Summer

If you’ve attended one of our summer camps here at Camp Infinity (Ci) before, you may be wondering what to expect as you come back for another week this summer. Will the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) activities be challenging? Will I learn something new again and be pushed academically? The answer to both these questions is a resounding “yes!” I have over 30 years’ experience teaching at the college level and I work with two amazing science teachers who together have over 40 years’ experience teaching. This combined experience means we effectively know how to communicate and integrate ...

Collaboration is not a 21st century skill, it is a 21st century essential Robotics

Collaboration is not a 21st century skill, it is a 21st century essential

“Collaboration is not a 21st century skill, it is a 21st century essential.” I read that quote a while back and was intrigued. Collaboration, the action of working together to create or produce something (especially in an intellectual endeavor), is considered an essential skill in the modern job market. A great historic example of collaboration is the story of the Wright Brothers. These two brothers successfully invented heavier than air flight, one of the greatest "could never be done" problems of the 20th century. They used a collaboration technique to help conquer engineering barriers called “forging.” It’s sort of like ...

Robots & God Workshops Robotics

Robots & God Workshops

We have found one of the best ways to promote our unique STEM & apologetics camp is to go on the road with our technology (robots, computers, software) and theology (uniqueness of man, Creation, salvation, role of technology in a fallen world, God creation vs man made, humans are created in the image of God, machines are made by man, the creation mandate). Here's a summary of the things we cover in each of our Robots & God workshops.  Theology of Technology -- our desire is to inspire each student to consider the greatness of our Creator, so we start each ...

Rockets, Space Suits, and Microbes: What to Expect at Ci 4.0 Camp Infinity

Rockets, Space Suits, and Microbes: What to Expect at Ci 4.0

Ci 4.0 is almost here! Are you curious to know what kind of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities you’ll be doing this summer? Well, don’t rely on what you did if you were with us last year—we change the activities each year (but there’s always our popular robotics program!). Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect at Ci 4.0. But first—a little bit about our system of how we decide what activities to include each summer. We start out by deciding on a theme to structure our activities around. This year’s theme is space exploration, an ...

May the Fourth Be with You Camp Infinity

May the Fourth Be with You

Now, we won’t be fighting droids with light sabers or protecting the galaxy from unbridled evil, but we will be programming robots and looking to see what God’s Word says about the idea of extraterrestrial life. Each of our campers who attend any of our summer camps (teen overnight, teen day, kids camp, and family camp) will get to travel off to far away galaxies and stars themselves through the immersive experience of the Stargazer’s Planetarium at the Creation Museum. And those who attend teen overnight or family camp will also get to use world-class telescopes to look at the ...

What is Science? Video

What is Science?

At Camp Infinity, we teach students a biblical worldview of what science is so they can do REAL science and make a difference in the world for God's glory! This video lays the foundation for what is wrong in so-called science today. Historical science (i.e. origins) is confused with observational science.

3 Ways Grandparents Can Invest in STEM-Minded Grandkids Stories

3 Ways Grandparents Can Invest in STEM-Minded Grandkids

Some grandparents are as tech-savvy as they come. When visiting their grandkids, they whip out an iPhone or iPad, snap some selfies with their grandkids, upload them to Facebook, and even email them to Aunt Dorothy in Arizona with nary a problem. Other grandparents…not so much—they don’t even own a smart phone and Twitter is what birds do. But whether you’re a grandparent who’s on Snapchat and can walk circles around your grandkids in Bejeweled, or you don’t even know how to open that email account your grandson set up for you, as a grandparent you have can have a ...

Fighting the Curse: Soft Robot Could Help Hearts Beat Technology

Fighting the Curse: Soft Robot Could Help Hearts Beat

Your heart pumps around 2,000 gallons of blood throughout your body each day, probably without you ever giving it much thought. But for those who have had a heart attack, or perhaps who have heart disease or heart problems, it’s hard work for the heart to get that blood where it needs to go. Thankfully, technology has come a long way in helping hearts do their job in a sin-cursed world where things so often go awry. But most heart-helping mechanical technology is rather invasive and involves touching the blood within the blood vessels. This can cause clots so users ...

Scholarship Opportunities Still Available! Camp Infinity

Scholarship Opportunities Still Available!

Camp Infinity (Ci) is dedicated to offering only the highest quality camps to give students the best possible experience. Our camps truly are like none other with their blend of hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) training and practical biblical apologetics. Campers will hear from Answers in Genesis apologetics speakers, learn from counselors who are pursuing science degrees, tour the world-class Creation Museum and a secular science museum, build and program a robot, and participate in exciting and challenging STEM activities that change every year. Young people love our camps and go home with a more biblical worldview regarding ...

Creation Scientists—They’re Real Scientists! Creation

Creation Scientists—They’re Real Scientists!

As Christian young people enter STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education, training, or careers, they may hear this common mantra, “creationists don’t do real science!” or “creationists can’t be scientists!” Nothing could be farther from the truth. You don’t have to adopt a naturalistic, usually atheistic, interpretation of the evidence to be a great scientist. You can start with the Bible, as many scientists in the past did and many today still do. If you join us this summer here at Camp Infinity, you’ll get to do real science. We don’t shy away from it—we love science! We specifically ...

Is your future determined by an algorithm or effort? Camp Infinity

Is your future determined by an algorithm or effort?

Just about every one of us who has shopped on websites like Amazon.com has experienced re-targeted advertising messages that seem to show up on just about every other website they visit. If you haven’t experienced this phenomenon, then just look up a pair of shoes and notice how they seem to appear! Predictive software is not only changing the way marketers reach prospective customers, it could also have a big impact on how students are perceived in the classroom. Developers of such programs contend that could open new opportunities to students, where they can’t help but succeed. But what is ...

Biblical STEM Teaching at the Creation Museum Camp Infinity

Biblical STEM Teaching at the Creation Museum

Drones. Robotics. Ziplines. Space exploration. Biblical teaching. That’s what you can expect (and much more!) this summer at Camp Infinity, a biblical creation STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) camp taking place at the Creation Museum. This camp for science-minded and academically-driven young people combines hands-on STEM training and activities with apologetics teaching from Answers in Genesis scientists and Camp Infinity counsellors and staff.    The biblical truth taught throughout the Creation Museum and, new this year, at the Ark Encounter, forms the backdrop to show campers how to view the world through the lens of God’s Word. They’ll learn ...

Being “Down-to-Earth” Might Make You Snore

Being “Down-to-Earth” Might Make You Snore

So, how does the topic of snoring relate to Space Exploration? According to flight surgeon, Dr. J.D. Polk, there is less airway obstruction in space, so the likelihood of snoring is space is greatly diminished. Dr. Polk says, "Earthly snoring occurs when gravity pulls the tongue and soft tissues in the rear of your mouth backward. If your airway is partially obstructed, you get these tissues flapping. In microgravity, the tongue and the jaw do not fall back in the throat, so there is less airway obstruction in space."  Certainly, our campers are “out of this world,” but we can’t ...

Extraterrestrial Life – Evolution Demands It Camp Infinity

Extraterrestrial Life – Evolution Demands It

Scripture proclaims that “the heavens declare the glory of God.” For the believer, when it comes to the thought of how vast the universe is, and how we haven’t even tapped the surface of its size, it can’t help but give us cause to worship our Creator. We hear much in the media about the idea of extraterrestrial life. For many, the idea of the purpose of exploring other worlds (and the universe in general) is driven by thoughts of “Is there life out there?” and, “Could mankind survive on another planet someday?” The idea of there being intelligent life ...

5 Things Christians Should Remember on Darwin Day Creation

5 Things Christians Should Remember on Darwin Day

Today, two hundred and eight years ago, the naturalist Charles Darwin was born. In recent years there’s been a push to celebrate his life and work by commemorating his birthday as Darwin Day. There has even been a push to celebrate Darwin in the church. The Clergy Letter Project, led by atheist Michael Zimmerman, promotes Evolution Weekend, a celebration of the supposed harmony between religion (by which they mean any religion but not those who stand on the authority of God’s Word) and science (by which they mean evolution). Because Darwin Day, February 12, falls on a Sunday this year, ...

Out of Balance? Stories

Out of Balance?

Many of us have experienced some sort of motion sickness. Whether it’s in an automobile or a fast moving boat, there are certain precautions that help “reign-in” the symptoms. Medication, deep breathing, and other methods can help. Space Adaptation Syndrome (SAS) is different in that gravity plays a crucial role in our spatial orientation. While traveling in a weightless environment like space, it can be difficult for astronauts to adapt to the different physiological processes that help them keep their balance. Symptoms of SAS include nausea (similar to what we experience when we have motion sickness), the feeling of being disoriented, ...

5 Affordable Ways to Make the Camp Infinity Investment Camp Infinity

5 Affordable Ways to Make the Camp Infinity Investment

Director Dan’s Notes: Don’t spend $100K (or more) for a college education without making sure your child is actually interested in that field of study.  Here are 5 easy ways to make the Camp Infinity STEM education investment affordable for your student . . . Early Bird Registration - register your child by Jan 1 and receive up to $50 off his tuition fee (details) Scholarships - we are looking for students who have an appetite for knowledge so we offer up to $150 for scholarship reports (details) Financial Aid - if your family qualifies, you can receive up to $100 in ...

And the Ci 4.0 Theme is ... [insert drumroll] Camp Infinity

And the Ci 4.0 Theme is ... [insert drumroll]

We’re excited to announce the theme for Ci 4.0. Every year we chose a new theme to structure our various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities around. This theme has to meet four criterion: Involve all four areas of STEM to show how different fields come together to solve a common problem, Have a biblical apologetics focus, Be relevant to the 21st century, And have a broad interest. We’ve been releasing teasers each day on our Facebook page, encouraging prospective Ci 4.0 campers to guess the theme. See if you can put the clues together and discover the theme: ...

The Exploration of Space Camp Infinity

The Exploration of Space

Twenty-one years ago today, Space Shuttle Discovery launched in what was the first evening blast-off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This mission was not only historic because a female pilot was at the helm, but it was the first shuttle mission that docked with the Russian space station, Mir. Perhaps one of the reasons we enjoy the benefits of so many technologies is the result of our desire to explore. Objects like our smartphones, digital watches, and calculators are examples of the result technological innovations that we can attribute to the space program. According to NASA’s website, the skills ...

Our Minds—Shaped by Information Tools Technology

Our Minds—Shaped by Information Tools

It’s just a few weeks after the new year began. Most of us probably began the year with resolutions to eat healthier, exercise more, or start training for that marathon we’ve always wanted to run. The most common new years resolutions (which are usually quickly broken!) use physical tools to change and shape our bodies. This brings us to truth number seven in our truths of technology series. Our body is changed by physical tools; our mind is changed by informational tools.  The physical tools we have designed shape our bodies. For example, riding in a car or sitting in front ...

Help Us Send More Kids to Camp Infinity Camp Infinity

Help Us Send More Kids to Camp Infinity

Camp Infinity is an eternal investment in the hearts and lives of young people. At Camp Infinity we have the joy and honor of pouring into the lives of academically-gifted young people, many of whom will go on to post-secondary education to work in STEM careers. In our day STEM is largely controlled by an atheistic, naturalistic worldview. Our young people need to be equipped with a biblical worldview so they can stand strong against this naturalistic teaching. But running a high-quality STEM camp, especially one that integrates STEM activities with apologetics teaching and a low camper to counselor ratio, ...

Build and Program Your Own Lego Robot @ Home Robotics

Build and Program Your Own Lego Robot @ Home

Lego just announced the upcoming release of Lego Boost, a kit of motors and programmable bricks that works with the colored bricks many children already own. The three special Boost bricks include “a tilt sensor, a color and distance sensor and a motor.” Also included in the kit are 843 Lego pieces and a special play mat for robotic creations to move around on. Kids, age seven and up, can build one of four robots included in the kit or dig into their Lego buckets and design their own motorized or motion-sensing cars, planes, cranes, or whatever else they can ...

December 2016 Newsletter Stories

December 2016 Newsletter

A BIT of News from Ci Merry Christmas from Camp Infinity Christmas Meditation Ci 4.0 Summer Schedule -- Accepting Applications Ci 4.0 Fall Events -- Growing Ci Ci 4.0 Recruiting -- Building Ci 4.0 Summer Team Creation Under the Stars -- Ci Remote Camps are Born! Ci Community Outreach -- Coaching FIRST Lego League Team Ci on Social Media  Ci Blogs  Ci by the Numbers Blessings & Needs Scholarship Needs Christmas Meditations Christmas -- The One who created everything, the Infinite One, loves me so much that He was willing to separate Himself from His only legacy, His son Jesus Christ, in ...

Technology—Fighting the Curse Technology

Technology—Fighting the Curse

The Bible tells us why. God created a perfect world (Genesis 1:31) but mankind rebelled against God. This rebellion brought death and suffering into Creation (Genesis 3). It broke what God had made perfect. As part of the punishment for sin, God cursed creation. All of creation now suffers and groan under this Curse (Romans ). In His mercy, God has provided ways for us to have temporary relief from the effects of the Curse. This brings us to our sixth truth of technology in our nine-part series: Technology can only give us temporary salvation from the immediate effects of ...

What Was Your Most Memorable Christmas Gift? Stories

What Was Your Most Memorable Christmas Gift?

How about a summer camp experience they won’t soon forget? An overnight or day camp with Camp Infinity (Ci) means hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities (including robotics) and solid apologetics teaching. Your young person will be strengthened in their faith as they discover more about God’s creation with other like-minded young people. Talk about a memorable experience! When I was thinking about Ci as an unforgettable experience for your child, it had me reminiscing about the most memorable Christmas gift I received as a child: As a kid I was always intrigued by electronic gadgets. Of course, ...

"Technology Made Me Do It!" Technology

"Technology Made Me Do It!"

When God called them out for their sin, Adam shifted the blame to his wife and, ultimately, God: “The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I ate” (Genesis 3:12). When God challenged Eve, she pointed the finger at the serpent that tempted and deceived her, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate” (Genesis 3:13). But did God accept their excuses? No way. He punished the serpent, Eve, and Adam for their sin. They bore the blame for their part in the wrongdoing. In our technological age it might be easy to blame technology ...

Cutting-Edge Research on an Allosaurus Skull at the Creation Museum Creation

Cutting-Edge Research on an Allosaurus Skull at the Creation Museum

Taking a look inside the brain cavity of a dinosaur takes some specialized equipment. Only a handful of engineering companies even have the necessary technology. Answers in Genesis (AiG) partnered with 3D Engineering Solutions of Cincinnati, Ohio, to perform a CT scan of the Allosaurus skull. As far as AiG knows, this is the first time an Allosaurus skull has ever been scanned. This scan shows the size and shape of the brain case, as well as the lines where the bones fused as Ebenezer grew. This is exciting research! Ebenezer’s skull is one of the best-preserved Allosaurus skulls ever uncovered. It is 97% complete and includes 53 teeth. What ...

A Gift They’ll Remember for Decades to Come Camp Infinity

A Gift They’ll Remember for Decades to Come

Are there Christmas gifts you received when you were growing up that you remember fondly? Aside from getting a tube sock (you know, the ones with three thick stripes that you could pull up way over your knees?!) full of apples, oranges, and whatever else grandma could fit in there, I remember well an erector set that my parents purchased for me. Imagine how excited your inquisitive teen will be when they see their Certificate of Registration and choice of Camp Infinity T-Shirt or “Nick Newton is Not a Genius”* book under the tree this Christmas!  Certainly, the prospect of ...

How to Delight Your STEM-Minded Kid for Christmas Camp Infinity

How to Delight Your STEM-Minded Kid for Christmas

There are so many fun and interesting gift ideas in the STEM fields. Here are several ideas you might want to consider this Christmas season for your child (and, perhaps for yourself, too!) . . . Flybricks: Build your own drones using Lego® bricks (all ages) Flybrix is a very cool idea (and, has left us wondering, ‘Why didn’t we come up with it?’). You can build and design your own drone using Lego® bricks. The drone has a computer system that students can program to make it completely customizable! [image source: https://flybrix.com]   Think & Learn Code-a-pillar® from Fisher-Price ...

Earth Science Week Activity – Hurricane Analysis

Earth Science Week Activity – Hurricane Analysis

Even before the Fall of mankind, God gave Adam and Eve the responsibility of stewarding the Garden of Eden. All humans have a God-given responsibility to use the resources around us to subdue the Earth, so earth science is something that all of us can engage with and celebrate! Here’s a project on the Earth Science Week website that you can do from home [http://www.earthsciweek.org/classroom-activities/analyzing-hurricanes-using-web-and-desktop-gis]! Hurricanes have been in the news recently. Using the Internet, you can analyze the paths and activity of past hurricanes to see if there are patterns. We’d love to hear your analysis. Also, do you ...

A Homeschool Convention for Everyone in Your Family Camp Infinity

A Homeschool Convention for Everyone in Your Family

Over the past two decades, the homeschool movement has gone from being a “counter-cultural” practice to the preferred way millions of families choose to educate their young people. More and more, it’s not just the select few Christians who have no other options, except to perhaps enroll their children in the local public school. Both believers and non-Christians alike, are holding to the belief that education begins in the home, and that home is their preferred choice in educating the next generation. As more and more people choose home education, more and more secular thought is being promoted to the ...

What Would Happen If . . . You Brought Your Bible to School? Stories

What Would Happen If . . . You Brought Your Bible to School?

This Thursday, you have the opportunity to join tens of thousands of other kids, who love Jesus and have a passion for His Word, by bringing your Bible to school. Focus on the Family’s “Bring Your Bible to School Day” is Thursday, October 6. Here are just a few ways bringing your Bible to school could have an impact in your own life . . . as well as the ones around you! Bringing your Bible to school is a simple way to show that you’re not ashamed of God and His Word. Jesus promised, “Whoever confesses Me before men, ...

Join Us for Ci 4.0 Camp Infinity

Join Us for Ci 4.0

We offer a variety of camps for different ages but all of our camps have one purpose—to grow a love for God’s Word, Jesus Christ, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) in young people. Through a variety of hands-on activities, which change every year (although the ever-popular robotics is always a staple), campers grow in their knowledge of God’s creation and how it works. They learn about technology from a biblical perspective and are taught to think on all subjects starting with God’s Word. Many parents are scared of or worried about their child’s love for science because secular ...

8 Reasons to Register Early Camp Infinity

8 Reasons to Register Early

gives you and your child first pick  Each of our weeks of camp has a limit based upon our desire to keep a low camper to counselor ratio in order to give each camper the best possible experience learning STEM from a biblical worldview.   so we can hire the right number of counselors To get the best STEM college majors, we begin recruiting in September.  Our goal is to have the Summer Team selected by Dec 31. It helps us tremendously to hire the right number when we can get a feel for how many campers we will have each week.   save ...

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5:1 - Our Equation for Building Up STEM-Minded Campers

Our campers not only receive solid teaching and the adventure that comes along with the facilities we use, they get the one-on-one attention that will have a lasting effect in their personal, academic, and professional lives going forward.  All of us have heard about the importance of a low student to teacher ratio in school. Here are some ways we see how the low ratio (5:1) at Camp Infinity benefits our campers.  Scientifically-Minded Campers Are Challenged Oftentimes, scientifically-minded students are held back or overlooked in large classroom settings. Camp Infinity was specifically created for these students. They will not only ...

Robots & God -- What This Looks Like @ Ci Robotics

Robots & God -- What This Looks Like @ Ci

STEM is all about teamwork and problem solving. Bringing folks with different talents and personalities together to focus on solving problems. Nothing exposes kids to these aspects of STEM than building a robot. That's why one of the biggest activities in our summer camps is our Robots & God Adventure Workshop. Here are some pictures to help tell the story. Preparations -- before each workshop we first start with setting up the software tools the students will need. This involves iPads, laptops and LEGO Mindstorm EV3 Robot Kits; making sure each device has the latest software updates, clearing off files from the ...

“Science Guy” to Host New Program on Netflix Creation

“Science Guy” to Host New Program on Netflix

According to “Variety,” the new program will “tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.” It’s interesting to note that the title of this new program is called, “Bill Nye Saves the World.” Really? What is Mr. Nye saving the world from? During his visit to the Creation Museum, one of our campers asked him about some of life’s most important questions. When asked about humankind’s purpose, Nye responded, “our main purpose in existence is passing on genetic material.” He also ...

Technology—A Substitute for God? Technology

Technology—A Substitute for God?

Mankind has accomplished much in the few thousand years we’ve been on this planet. Just the amount we’ve done in the last few decades is astounding and there’s no end in sight. It may seem like we can accomplish anything, that there are no limits. For those of us who love STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) this mindset can be a big temptation. That leads us to the eighth truth in our Truths of Technology series: One of the greatest temptations we face with technology is to use it as a substitute for God.  It’s tempting to replace God, ...

Farmbot: Fighting the Thorns and Thistles of the Curse Technology

Farmbot: Fighting the Thorns and Thistles of the Curse

I recently came across a really neat video on Facebook featuring something called “Farmbot.” This is a robot, described on their website as “humanity’s first open-source CNC farming machine,” that plants and tends to a vegetable garden in your backyard. You use a smart phone, computer, or tablet to program and control your Farmbot. This robot makes me seriously want to consider getting a 3D printer for Camp Infinity and building one of these! Apparently this machine, if used all year, can grow enough food to feed one person for a year and can even be taken off the grid ...

New Technology, New Choices Technology

New Technology, New Choices

In a series of blog posts I’ve been sharing the nine truths of technology we teach campers. Truth number five is: New technology gives us new choices we never had before. New technology continually gives us new ways to solve problems. For example, robots are increasingly replacing the skilled hand of the surgeon to help reduce the risk of complications and recovery time after surgery. Many of the problems we face in our generation—pollution, ever increasing amounts of plastic waste, energy consumption—will surely be answered by new technologies just waiting to be developed. But with these new technologies come new ...

There’s No Such Thing As Perfect Technology Technology

There’s No Such Thing As Perfect Technology

But, despite all the awe-inspiring things we’ve made, the effects of the Curse taint all technology—there is no perfect technology. The past few weeks we’ve been looking at nine truths of technology and this blog brings us to number three—there is no perfect technology. Hammers still give us blisters; computers fail; rovers get stuck. Since technology is made by sinful humans beings living in a sin-cursed world, fighting the Curse, it’s no surprise that there’s no such thing as perfect technology. Humans have a tendency to want things to be perfect. Read reviews of any product out there and you’ll ...

Technology, Culture, and Change Technology

Technology, Culture, and Change

In my blog we’ve been looking at what I call the “truths of technology.” At Camp Infinity, we use these nine truths to help young people develop a biblical worldview about technology. Last time we saw that: God is working through the tools of the day to accomplish His redemptive plan for mankind. The second technology truth is: A change in technology always results in a change in our culture. A cursory look at history shows that as technology changes, so does the culture. The Industrial Revolution, and all that has quickly followed, has allowed for those in the first world ...

God’s Plan and Technology Technology

God’s Plan and Technology

I posted a blog recently about the truths of technology. We use these nine truths to help young people at Camp Infinity develop a biblical worldview about technology, an increasingly important part of our lives. As technology develops ethical questions arise: Should we try and clone humans? How and where should we utilize renewable resources? What about stem cell research? Young people are the future of developing technology and they need to know how to think biblically about it. Our first truth of technology is: God is working through the tools of the day to accomplish His redemptive plan for ...

Nine Truths of Technology Technology

Nine Truths of Technology

We want to teach the next generation to think biblically about technology. One way we do that is by teaching them principles that they can apply to questions about technology. We call these the “truths of technology.” They help campers look to God’s Word for wisdom and discernment on the use of technology. Here are the nine truths of technology we teach campers at Camp Infinity: 1. God is working through the tools of the day to accomplish His redemptive plan for mankind. (read more ...) 2. A change in technology always results in a change in our culture. (read ...

Making the Most of Every Opportunity Creation

Making the Most of Every Opportunity

I recently travelled to the Pueblo Grande ruins in Phoenix, Arizona during a father-son trip with my son who’s getting married soon. This site features a museum and an archaeological park showcasing the history (or supposed history in some cases) of the Hohokam people. While we were there we saw many signs about how things were many thousands of years old or how these people were “prehistoric.” Here’s one sign I snapped a picture of during our tour: The text reads: “Are they dinosaur bones? No! There are stone tools with the Mammoth bones below. People began hunting these large ...

Ci 4.0 -- BIG ANNOUNCEMENT Camp Infinity

Ci 4.0 -- BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

  Announcing Ci 4.0 Dates NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS We are pleased to announce our 2017 summer schedule AND open our Ci 4.0 application/registration process.  dates, prices, tuition reduction options now accepting applications adding Ark Encounter to our apologetics and STEM curriculum (for overnight youth camps) combined overnight camps to offer several 6-day camps and made it more affordable so more kids can experience STEM from a biblical worldview moved Family Camp to holiday allowing more families to be able to come offering junior and teen day camps same time as Family Camp Overnight Youth Camp -- June 26 - July 1 ...

August 2016 Newsletter Stories

August 2016 Newsletter

  Ci 3.0 SUMMERy Another camp summer is history. We praise the Lord for the team, the program, the campers, the families and most of all the eternal results of Ci 3.0.  Our theme for Ci 3.0 was energy. We looked at what it is, where it comes from, what we do with it, how it works. Some of the favorite STEM activities were the following: Energy Theater - Campers acted out energy transformations and transfers as a unit of energy. Solar Oven - Campers designed and created an object that would use the energy from the sun to cook s’mores. Food Energy ...

Seven Reasons to Send Your Child to Camp Infinity Camp Infinity

Seven Reasons to Send Your Child to Camp Infinity

The director opened with a quote from the former president of Harvard University, “I have the conviction that a few weeks in a well-organized summer camp may be of more value educationally than a whole year of formal school work.” He then proceeded to give five reasons parents should send their kids to camp. I would like to borrow his five reasons and add on two of my own that are unique to Camp Infinity. For adventure. At Camp Infinity (Ci) young people are in for an adventure—an adventure of hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning as they ...

Ci Fossil Sluice Opens at Ark Encounter Camp Infinity

Ci Fossil Sluice Opens at Ark Encounter

Here’s how the sluice works: young people and adults alike purchase a bag of dirt, empty it into a mining tray, and pan for fossils in an authentic mining sluice. Each person is guaranteed to find multiple fossils such as shark teeth or various shells to take home as souvenirs or to expand a personal collection. Each person also receives an identification card to take home so they can identify and learn more about the fossils they’ve found. This card gives a biblical perspective on fossils and explains how they are not the result of millions of years of slow ...

Technology and Creativity Technology

Technology and Creativity

Computer programs help artists create something beautiful, cameras capture moments in time or allow directors, actors, and producers to work together to make a production, recording equipment preserves the talent of musicians, and 3D modeling helps architects and designers plan buildings. Even the process of inventing technology is an outlet of creativity. Creation displays God’s creativity and, as image bearers of the Creator, it's no surprise humans are incredibly creative. I recently saw this video and it immediately reminded me of how humans use technology to express creativity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Viwwetf0gU These guys rigged a drone to carry a useable, running chainsaw (not ...

Teen Day Camp: A Week of Fun, Fellowship, and Learning Camp Infinity

Teen Day Camp: A Week of Fun, Fellowship, and Learning

It’s been a busy summer at Camp Infinity as we welcome new and returning campers each week for a different camp—it’s certainly keeping us on our toes! Well, we recently completed our Teen Day Camp at the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky. It was an exciting week of fun, fellowship, and learning. Campers participated in a host of hands-on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) activities, heard from apologetics speakers, and had a great time working together in teams to solve problems. The theme for Ci 3.0 was energy and many of our activities were structured around this idea. Here ...

The Pokémon Go Craze and Your Heart Technology

The Pokémon Go Craze and Your Heart

By now you or dozens of your friends with smartphones have downloaded the Pokémon Go app. The augmented reality mobile game that was released in the United States on July 6, yes, just over a week ago, has already been downloaded onto over 7.5 million Android and iOS devices. The game has overtaken Twitter in the number of daily active users. So, what’s the big deal, and is Pokémon Go something you, or your children, should participate in playing? How Do You Play? Pokémon Go is a free app that’s very simple to download on either Google Play or iTunes. You ...

Camp Infinity Campers Meet Bill Nye “The Science Guy” Camp Infinity

Camp Infinity Campers Meet Bill Nye “The Science Guy”

Several weeks ago during a Facebook live video, Ken Ham, Answers in Genesis’ president and CEO of the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter, publicly invited TV personality and engineer Bill Nye to tour the full-size Noah’s Ark. The two were familiar with one another from their well-watched debate on origins at the Creation Museum in 2014. Well, Bill Nye took Ken Ham up on his offer and got a personal tour of the Ark soon after it opened. After his visit to the Ark, Nye toured the Creation Museum where he met up with a group of Camp Infinity students. ...

Junior Day Camp a Big Success! Camp Infinity

Junior Day Camp a Big Success!

Junior camp is a three day camp and many of the campers’ families came with them and enjoyed touring the Creation Museum and visiting other attractions in the area while their young person performed experiments, built robots, and was equipped to think biblically about STEM. Our theme for all of the Ci 3.0 summer camps is energy and many of our activities are structured around this idea. As junior campers participated in their activities they often had to work together to accomplish tasks so they learned the important lesson of teamwork. Here are some of the various activities these young ...

Faith-building 5-Day Overnight STEM Camp Camp Infinity

Faith-building 5-Day Overnight STEM Camp

But there are solid answers for the skeptical questions of our day! And young people need to be equipped with these answers so they can stand boldly on the Word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ. That is what Camp Infinity (Ci) exists to do. We want to help science-minded young people realize that God’s Word can be trusted from the very first verse and equip them to think biblically in all areas, including science. If you have a science-minded young person in grades 7-12, consider sending them to Camp Infinity’s 5-day overnight camp this summer, July 11-15. ...

Teen Day Ci Experience @ Creation Museum Camp Infinity

Teen Day Ci Experience @ Creation Museum

Do you have a teen who is curious about God’s creation, loves STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), and wants to learn more about how God’s Word provides a foundation for thinking about science? If you do, consider sending them to Camp Infinity (Ci) teen day camp this summer from June 27-July 1, 2016 for an incredible learning opportunity. Teen campers, grades 7-12, will participate in biblical apologetics activities, a CSI adventure, STEM activities led by college counselors, and robotics adventures. Each of these activities teaches your curious teen more about science, God’s creation, and how to think biblically about ...

Join Us for Family Camp Camp Infinity

Join Us for Family Camp

Moms, dads, and kids of all ages love family camp. Parents get to learn all about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) during special demonstrations, helping them understand the field that has captivated the interest of their child. And kids of all ages get to learn more about STEM by doing daily hands-on activities and experiments including things like robotics, geocaching, straw towers, egg drop, and geodesic dome. And the activities change every year, bringing families back for more.   Families get to tour the world-class Creation Museum together and attend special creation apologetics sessions with speakers with degrees in ...

Ken Ham Visits a Ci Robots & God Workshop Robotics

Ken Ham Visits a Ci Robots & God Workshop

At a recent Ci Mobile Robotics Camp we hosted at the Atlanta Teach Them Diligently Homeschool Convention we were joined by Answers in Genesis’ (AiG) president Ken Ham! For a live Facebook video, he interviewed me about our Ci robotics workshops and then chatted with some of the kids and got them to show off their creations. The kids were having a great time and were eager to show off what they had made. Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chwogggnZtY&feature=youtu.be Ci Mobile camps are a great way of introducing kids to the excitement of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Research ...

Family STEM Camp - Why? Camp Infinity

Family STEM Camp - Why?

I enjoy asking campers and counselor applicants a very simple question - "Why?" It makes people think. So I decided to ask, and hopefully answer, that question for myself - why am I starting a Family Camp this summer? Here are the primary reasons: To fulfil the request of Ci families who have been asking for this since Ci 1.0 To encourage and equip families with STEM-talented young people To provide early exposure of STEM to younger child To expose more families to the value of combining STEM & biblical worldview To help families prepare their children for their future overnight ...

Biblical Creationist Invents Life-Saving Technology Technology

Biblical Creationist Invents Life-Saving Technology

Just a few days ago I had my semi-annual brain scan using Dr. Damadian’s world-changing invention, the MRI scanner. His technology worked. Using a strong magnet, a magnetic field, and pulses of radio wave energy, the scanner takes pictures of internal structures such as organs. As the body is scanned, radio waves force naturally occurring hydrogen atoms to realign themselves. As they straighten back into position, they emit energy that the MRI scanner is then able to capture and turn into an image. This method of scanning does not do any damage to the body and is completely non-invasive. It ...

Worship Earth or Earth’s Creator? Creation

Worship Earth or Earth’s Creator?

Because they start with man’s opinion, rather than God’s Word, evolutionists do not have a proper understanding of the purpose of this earth or our proper place in it. They view earth as the result of natural processes over million of years and often see humans as a blight on the earth. Everything was fine until mankind evolved to come along and wreck it. They elevate nature above mankind and worship it as if it were some kind of god. Sadly many young people will be taught this perspective today in public schools as they participate in Earth Day activities. ...

Two Ministries; One Mission Camp Infinity

Two Ministries; One Mission

Answers in Genesis (AiG) is a well-known creation ministry headed up by president Ken Ham. In Northern Kentucky, they have built the world-class Creation Museum (visited by over 2 million guests) and are building the coming Ark Encounter, a full-size Noah’s Ark opening July 7, 2016. AiG employs full-time, PhD creation research scientists, publishes Answers magazine as well as a scholarly, peer-reviewed journal, Answers Research Journal. They even have a vibrant international ministry reaching out to Christians and unbelievers all around the world. AiG’s mission is biblical authority. They seek to equip the church, families, and individual Christians to stand ...

Fighting the Curse Technology

Fighting the Curse

Our theology of technology says that technology exists to help us temporarily fight against the immediate effects of the Curse. Everyday people struggle with poor health or medical issues, environmental calamities that make living and growing food difficult, and life-threatening emergencies. These are all effects of the Curse on creation that was brought about by sin. Our best efforts can temporarily fight these effects but they can never fully cure them. This helps us realize God has provided the only permanent solution to the Curse through Jesus Christ. Health care technology is an excellent example. As a type 2 diabetic, ...

Ci by the Numbers Camp Infinity

Ci by the Numbers

March 2016 Last Month   % increase from last year   Last Month   % increase from last year 1297 Facebook Likes 67%   6 Weeks of Camp 50% 912 Twitter Followers new   132 Camper Applications 60% 1073 Instagram Followers new   89 Camper Registrations 56% 1646 Newsletter Recipients 94%   34 Alumni Returning 70% 4080 Visitors to Website 70%   6 Staff 50% 15,862 Pageviews 501%   13 Summer Staff 18% 22,888 Facebook Reach 206%   $32,290 Donations 42% 335,238 Google Impressions 1085%   4 Blogs Published 50% 2271 Google Clicks 3623%   232 Charlie Bot Friends 190% ...

GPS: Life-saving Technology Technology

GPS: Life-saving Technology

GPS is one of the technologies we have highlighted at Ci in the past. Here’s how it works, according to Garmin, a major producer of GPS systems: GPS relies on information from highly precise satellites in orbit around the Earth to track the exact location of the user. The satellites send information to GPS receivers, which compare the time the signal left the satellite with the time it reached the GPS receiver. The more satellites the GPS can contact, the more accurate the information, but it must contact at least three. Using the information from all three (or more) satellites ...

Introducing Kids to Robot Programming Robotics

Introducing Kids to Robot Programming

You can encourage your young person in their interest in computer programming through robotics programming (also known as coding). This is a valuable skill that teaches problem solving. Young people are presented with a problem, something that needs to be automated or interface where information is needed, or perhaps apps that need to talk to one another. They have a computer that knows certain commands or instructions such as, in the case of robotics, move forward, turn left, turn right, or read sensor. They then create a sequence of instructions to solve the problem using the commands—this is the challenging ...

Introducing Ci Staff Members Camp Infinity

Introducing Ci Staff Members

A lot of work goes on behind the scenes to successfully run Camp Infinity. Having incorporated just two years ago, I am thrilled that the Lord has blessed us with a growing team of six people who work year round to build and grow Ci. Of course, during the summer when we have campers, there are a lot more than six people who keep all the wheels turning! But during the (somewhat) quieter off-season months, the six of us are hard at work getting ready for next year. I’d like to introduce you to each of them, telling you a ...

Is STEM Just for Boys? Technology

Is STEM Just for Boys?

Dr. Georgia Purdom, a molecular geneticist who works at Answers in Genesis, recently sent me an excellent article about girls in STEM. The author writes, “Many well-meaning teachers still have a misconception that boys are better at math or are more likely to have higher IQ’s. These ideas have been proven false by research and can be very harmful to students who might otherwise excel in math and science.” The author goes on to say that girls are often discouraged from showing interest in STEM and eventually they just lose interest. Also, research shows that biases and negative stereotypes affect girls’ ...

Upcoming Ci 3.0 Camps Camp Infinity

Upcoming Ci 3.0 Camps

Robots + Zipline + Learning God's Word + Good Food + Tons of Fun = Camp Infinity Summer Camps! - Conflicting Worldviews College Camp: Coming up quickly, May 15-19, 2016, this camp is designed for college students who want to be thoroughly equipped to stand on God’s Word through the onslaught of anti-biblical teaching they’ll hear in college (sadly, often times even in Christian colleges!).  - Kids Camp: It’s never too early to start learning about God’s Word and God’s creation! This three-day camp is designed for curious 3-6 graders. Through fun, hands-on learning, they will see the power and creativity of the ...

Exciting Gift Matching Opportunity Camp Infinity

Exciting Gift Matching Opportunity

This Fossil Find will allow kids of all ages to dig for their own fossils to take home with them. Included with any fossils the kids find is a card that gives them the biblical explanation for fossils (where else in the world would you find this mix of science and truth?). So they learn about God’s Word and science while having fun! This is sure to be a popular attraction with families. In sponsoring the Fossil Find, Camp Infinity will get incredible exposure allowing more families to learn about our camps. The attraction will be named “Camp Infinity Fossil Find,” and ...

STEM—God’s Gift! Creation

STEM—God’s Gift!

God is the Creator of science. He designed the universe to operate in a logical, orderly fashion that we can study, observe, and make conclusions about. It’s because of our Creator that we can even do science! Young people, especially those interested in STEM, need to know the truth that they were created and that science glorifies God and confirms His Word. That is what Camp Infinity (Ci) exists to do. Through summer camp programs, they show young campers how to view science from a biblical worldview perspective. Utilizing STEM, campers are encouraged to learn more about God’s creation through ...

Building Team Ci 3.0 Camp Infinity

Building Team Ci 3.0

A lot of planning, miles traveled, and prayer goes into assembling the Camp Infinity summer team! Here's a taste of what it takes. . .  The Right Timing Camp director Dan & his assistant Emily, begin the plans to build the next summer team in early October, months before camp begins. This is an exciting and challenging time as they begin connecting with college STEM students who are passionate about their field of study and about connecting STEM with a biblical worldview.  The Team travels to several colleges around the East Coast to let faculty and students know about Ci’s ...

6 Affordable Ways to Make the Camp Infinity Investment Camp Infinity

6 Affordable Ways to Make the Camp Infinity Investment

Director Dan’s Notes: Don’t spend $100K (or more) for a college education without making sure your child is actually interested in that field of study.  Here are 6 easy ways to make the Camp Infinity STEM education investment affordable for your student . . . Early Bird Registration - register your child by Feb 1 and receive up to $55 off his tuition fee (details) Tuition Lock - each year your child returns, his tuition will remain the same as his prior year (details) Scholarships - we are looking for students who have an appetite for knowledge so we offer ...

Why I took a Drone Apart (3 Times) So You Don't Have To! Technology

Why I took a Drone Apart (3 Times) So You Don't Have To!

Director Dan’s Notes: “I took a Typhoon Q500 4K drone apart 3 times, so you don’t have to!”  In the case of learning about drones and the lingo associated with the technology behind them, I took one apart and rebuilt it. In so doing, I’ve learned about ESC’s, motors, firmware updates for drones, controller and cameras, gyroscopes, GPSs, satellites, barometers, wifi networks (yes, there’s more than one per drone), ESC/motor assignment, compass calibration, and so much more.  We're going to have a great time this summer using some of the new terms and flying skills I've been learning . . . ...

You’ll Know How to  “Speak Drone” After Reading This Technology

You’ll Know How to “Speak Drone” After Reading This

Director Dan’s Notes: “Don’t ever be too proud to ask ‘What does that mean?’” New technologies create new cultures of people who embrace them. Think about it, 15 years ago, only a small percentage of Internet users even knew what the term “Google it” meant! On top of that, learning the acronyms associated with language can be just as crucial–we see that efficiency every day when we send text messages! When learning new acronyms, don’t ever be too proud to ask “What does that mean?” We all know what LOL means now, but there was a time when some of ...

2 Special Men of God @ Ci Summer Camps Creation

2 Special Men of God @ Ci Summer Camps

Another man of God which we are priviledged to know is the man God used to invent the MRI scanner, Dr. Raymond Damadian. Here is a blog written by Ken Ham about Dr Damadian's endorsement of Ci. Having men like Ken Ham and Raymond Damadian speak to our campers is one of the things that makes our STEM camp stand apart from all other STEM camps.  We look forward to having Dr. Damadian as one of our key speakers this summer at our 7-Day & 5-Day Overnight STEM camps. Apply today for a limited number of openings. Scholarships and other tuition ...

Programming Apps for Kids for THIS Decade Robotics

Programming Apps for Kids for THIS Decade

Let's start with a couple of definitions. Algorithmic work is routine. A process has been defined and the work simply involves following the well defined steps in this process. The worker is taught the process and expected to follow it without error. I am reminded of the work I did at Jeep Corporation while paying my way through college. Most of the jobs I did involved algorithmic work. One way to look at algorithmic work is that which can be automated by a computer or robot. There isn't much of a future for humans who do algorithmic work.  Heuristic work requires ...

Bionic Ears Technology

Bionic Ears

For over twenty years, my hearing had been progressively declining. I could not hear birds sing, crickets chirp, or my young daughter whisper. Hearing aids weren’t enough. I couldn’t even do the simplest things, like having a conversation in a restaurant or talking on the phone. They were nearly impossible. When I was a child, my ears functioned normally. They faithfully performed the incredible task of translating sound waves into electrical signals, then sending them to my brain. First, the outer ear collected the sounds and directed them to an amplifier in the middle ear. These vibrations then moved to ...

More Like College than Camp -- Apply Today! Camp Infinity

More Like College than Camp -- Apply Today!

Being an academic camp, it is our desire to insure that campers come to our Ci Summer Camps understanding and want our unique approach to STEM & biblical worldview. Therefore, we require each camper's parent to submit an application before we allow registration. This is not intended to scare away any would-be campers, but is meant to help parents assess if the Ci Summer Camp experience is a good fit for their young person.  Here’s an outline of the process for a student to attend one of our Ci Summer Camps: create family account * create a camper account * apply ...

Season 3.0 is Underway Stories

Season 3.0 is Underway

A BIT of News from Ci Season 3.0 is Underway Ci 3.0 Accepting Applications Ci 3.0 Fall Camps Ci 3.0 Recruiting Ci 3.0 Drone Activity (exciting camp announcement)  Ci Community Outreach  Ci Expands on Social Media  Ci by the Numbers Blessings & Needs Investors Needed Ci 3.0 Accepting Applications We are excited to be able to announce our new and improved online registration system is officially open!! We are accepting applications for all 6 of our Ci 3.0 Summer Camps. Since opening camper acceptance 2 days ago, we have received several applications. Some from former Ci campers and some from new ...

STEM Jobs in Demand Technology

STEM Jobs in Demand

One of the most challenging, not to mention, rewarding roles we have as parents is to help our children see how they may use their talents and gifts for service in God’s Kingdom.  Recently, as I was preparing a talk for a Christian school state teacher's conference, I came across this graphic which stated that for every 1 unemployed person, there are 1.7 STEM-related jobs available (Conversely, in the area of non-STEM jobs, there are 4.1 unemployed persons for every job). While I was aware the demand for STEM employees was growing, I hadn't realized the extent to which it has ...

Ci 2.0 Reflections Stories

Ci 2.0 Reflections

A BIT of News from Ci Ci 2.0 Reflections Ci 2.0 Reflections Theology of Technology Talks Child Safety Ci by the Numbers Blessings & Needs Ci on Facebook Ci 3.0 Plans Ci 2.0 Reflections At the end of a summer of camps, it is becoming my tradition to get away for a few days to a family farm in Ohio. It gives me time to reflect on the parallels between camps and farms. The Ci 2.0 Team had worked hard since January creating an amazing 5 programs that combined new STEM activities, biblical apologetics speakers, museum tours and much more. Then ...

We Provide More Than Summer Camps Camp Infinity

We Provide More Than Summer Camps

My name is Dan Wooster. I am the founder and director of a brand new camp that I think might be of interest to your young people. It is called Camp Infinity and it is located near the Creation Museum in the greater Cincinnati area. Ci is an unprecedented camp, which uniquely combines the academics of STEM along with the biblical apologetics of a young earth creation worldview.  Camp Infinity is unlike any other camp. By combining elite STEM education with strong biblical apologetics, we seek to inspire young people to discover wonder and amazement in everything they see in ...

The Ci Advantage Stories

The Ci Advantage

A BIT of News from Ci The Ci Advantage Ci Advantage:  Partnering with Parents Ci 2.0 College Camp - Huge Success! Theology of Technology Talks Child Safety Filming @ Creation Museum Ci by the Numbers Blessings & Needs Ci on Facebook Where in the World is Charlie Bot? Still Have Room for Ci 2.0 Campers Ci Advantage:  Partnering with Parents I enjoyed having a conversation with a camper's parent last weekend as we discussed the investment value of camp and compared it with the cost of higher education.  This mom's evaluation was that the Ci investment was valuable to her because ...

Ci Connects Families to the Creation Museum Camp Infinity

Ci Connects Families to the Creation Museum

One of the joys I have as the director of Camp Infinity is connecting families to the ministry of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum. I've loved this ministry for the past 20 years after being first introduced to it by one of my college students, Nathan Ham, son of Ken and Mally. I started Ci because I have a strong desire to see young people, especially ones with an interest in STEM, be equipped like Daniel of the Old Testament. So they are competent to stand before the kings of their culture and proclaim God's Truth and point ...

Ci 2.0 Promoting and Progress Stories

Ci 2.0 Promoting and Progress

A BIT of News from Ci Ci 2.0 Promoting and Progress Ci 2.0 != Ci 1.0 Theology of Technology Talks Staff Recruitment Child Safety Conference School Year Programs Continue to Grow  Meet Ci 2.0 Team Ci by the Numbers Blessings & Needs Ci on Facebook Where in the World is Charlie Bot? Help us Promote Ci 2.0 Ci 2.0 != Ci 1.0 One of the questions Ci 1.0 parents ask about Ci 2.0 is "Will my child be challenged given they attended Ci 1.0?"  While we recognize that this is a valid concern, we want to put everyone's mind to rest on ...

Ci 2.0 Preparations Underway Stories

Ci 2.0 Preparations Underway

A BIT of News from Ci Ci 2.0 Preparations Underway New Trade-Show Booth Cedarville University Recruiting & Tour Higher Ground Camp & Conference Center Tour Answers in Genesis Planning  Help Us Promote Ci 2.0 Meet Ci 2.0 Team Ci by the Numbers Blessings & Needs Perspectives on Giving New Trade-Show Booth One of the requirements to grow Ci is putting together a highly qualified and trained summer staff team. It is our summer staff team, primarily the counselors, who connect closely with our campers to deliver C.A.M.P. (Creation Apologetics Made Personal). We maintain a much lower camper to counselor ratio than most ...

Science & Economics of Genetically Modified Seeds Technology

Science & Economics of Genetically Modified Seeds

I love spending time here in the cornfields of central Ohio. My most recent trip I received an education on the science and economics of GMO seeds (genetically modified organisms). I smell a future Ci camp program in the works!! Here's a simple overview of how it all works: The positive side of the story: Seed companies learned how to make seeds that were resistant to herbicides (a.k.a., RoundUp) and insects. They applied for and received patents to protect their discovery. Farmers saw an economic benefit to using GMO seeds. Now the twist: The bugs and the weeds adapted. This ...

Ci Activity: Physics Zipline Adventure Camp Infinity

Ci Activity: Physics Zipline Adventure

Unforgettable and mentally engaging - words that describe our Physics Zipline Adventure which is one of our many STEM activities designed to challenge the mind and engage the heart this summer at our Ci 2.0 7-day experience. The Physics Zipline Adventure was one of the most favored STEM activities of Camp Infinity. Here is a summary of the STEM that students experienced in this event: build a clinometer used a straw, string, metal washer and protractor to make enables the user to measure an angle from horizontal   measure the height of the towers measure the distance from where you ...

Tuition Reduction Program: Scholarship Camp Infinity

Tuition Reduction Program: Scholarship

STEM camps are very engaging, but with all the activities, technologies, and accommodations, it can stretch a family budget. So, Camp Infinity has created 8 ways for a family to help offset some of this investment cost. Earned scholarships is one of them. Here are the guidelines: Each student attending a 7-day camp can earn up to $150 to apply against his tuition. Each student attending a 5-day camp can earn up to $100 to apply against his tuition. Select one of the books from the list below. Read the book and write a 400-500 word report.   Reports will be ...

Ken Ham Endorses Ci 2.0 Stories

Ken Ham Endorses Ci 2.0

Ci & Answers in Genesis Ci strives to inspire young people to learn STEM and develop solid Bible answers to guard their heart and present God's truth to their culture. One of the organizations we are very proud to be strongly aligned with is Answers in Genesis. AiG's focus is to provide answers to questions about the Bible—particularly the book of Genesis—regarding key issues such as creation, evolution, science, and the age of the earth. The Creation Museum, a ministry of AiG, provides Ci the perfect place to give our students hands-on exposure to both STEM and apologetics (answers).  AiG's founder ...

Amazing Story of God's Provision for a Ci Camper Stories

Amazing Story of God's Provision for a Ci Camper

When I started Ci, I had no idea what a blessing was in store as I get a front row seat to the stories of God's amazing grace as He works in the hearts of our campers! This one just came in before Christmas and I felt it appropriate to share as we have requested donations for our Camper Scholarship Fund.Here is the story as shared by the mother of one of our Ci 1.0 campers: I wanted to let you know about a change in his application for this coming year. We had requested financial assistance, but our son ...

Announcing Ci 2.0 Details Stories

Announcing Ci 2.0 Details

A BIT of News from Ci Announcing Ci 2.0 Details Ci 2.0 Summer Camp Details Ci Registration Process NEW Tuition Reduction Program NEW Ci Investment Video for Parents Ci by the Numbers Blessings & Needs Ci 2.0 Summer Camp Details This summer we are offering several STEM camps for junior high, high school and college students. We are pleased to announce the dates, programs, pricing & our newly-designed Tuition Reduction Program so our campers and their families can plan a Ci Experience into their summer schedules. Explore CampInfinity.com for more details on our schedule for next summer. Ci Registration Process Explore our website for more details ...

New Approach to Scholarships Camp Infinity

New Approach to Scholarships

Our first summer, thanks completely to the generosity of the friends of Ci, 65% of our campers received a $300 scholarship allowing them to afford STEM camp. It was a great first summer, but as we looked to the future, the Lord has laid on our heart, a slightly different approach. We want to share this with our donors to see if the Lord would have you partner with us for Ci Scholarships. We have created 6 different ways in which a family can help reduce their young person's tuition. If you are interested in learning more about them, explore our ...

Ci 2.0 Fall & Summer Ci 2.0 Fall Camps Camp Infinity

Ci 2.0 Fall & Summer Ci 2.0 Fall Camps

  A BIT of News from Ci Ci 2.0 Fall & Summer  Ci 2.0 Fall Camps Ci Mini: Conflicting Worldviews Ci Mobile: Robotics 101 Adventure Ci 2.0 Summer Camps Ci by the Numbers  Blessings & Needs Ci 2.0 Fall Camps We conducted our first Fall camps last month, running a Ci Mini: Conflicting Worldviews Camp and a Ci Mobile: Robotics 101 Adventure Camp. Both of these camps were very well received as confirmed by the data we received from the post event surveys. Both of these camps provide our team with excellent ways to extend the mission of Ci during ...

Ci 1.0 Experiences & Ci 2.0 Events Stories

Ci 1.0 Experiences & Ci 2.0 Events

A BIT of News from CiCi 1.0 Experiences & Ci 2.0 Events  Ci 2.0 Events Ci 1.0 Apologetics Applied Ci 1.0 STEM Experienced Ci by the Numbers  Blessings & NeedsCi 2.0 PlansBased upon the success of Ci 1.0, we are happy to announce plans for Ci 2.0.  Ci Mini - program designed to give Christian schools & home school groups a 2-3 day Ci experience of STEM + Creation Apologetics Made Personal; starting in October; contact us via email for more details ([email protected]) Ci Mobile - program designed to bring a taste of Ci to your campus or home school ...

We Want God's Guidance Stories

We Want God's Guidance

As we look back on the months which led up to a most successful Ci 1.0, we can confidently say "To God be the Glory!" There were many folks praying and we believe the spiritual fruit that is growing in the lives of the counselors & campers is evidence to God answering their prayers!Our desire as we begin the process of creating Ci 2.0, is to ask God's people who are interested in the mission of Camp Infinity, to partner with us in prayer. Here are a few specific requests we would like to share. We believe strongly that when others ...

Ci 1.0 Investment Report Stories

Ci 1.0 Investment Report

Having made my livelihood working in business most of my life, I understand the importance of sharing reports like this to investors. An investor, by definition, is a person who allocates capital with the expectation of a financial return. While each of you fit the first part of this definition, you have allocated to Ci some of your financial capital, we would agree that the second part of the definition does not fit this context. Most folks would use the term "eternal investment" to distinguish. Therefore, this report, by God's amazing grace, will focus on the eternal returns we saw from ...

Collaboration Through Robotics Robotics

Collaboration Through Robotics

We often hear about "21st century job skills" - things people should know in order to be best prepared for jobs today. This phrase recently caught my attention "Collaboration is not a 21st Century Skill, it is a 21st Century Essential."  Collaboration, what is it? the action of working together to produce or create something to work jointly with others or together especially in an intellectual endeavor Part of the idea is that "two heads are better than one." I enjoyed reading the book The Wright Way. It presented a great historic example of collaboration. The Wright Brothers, created one of the ...

Ci 1.0 Reflections & Preparations Stories

Ci 1.0 Reflections & Preparations

A BIT of News from Ci Reflections & Preparations  Prayer Yields Fruit Ci by the Numbers Camper Survey Results  Blessings & Needs Prayer Yields FruitIt seems hard to believe that three weeks of camp are over.  Months of preparation have gone into these three weeks which included the following:  creating a new curriculum, training counselors, promoting an unprecedented new camp, acquiring suitable accommodations, making arrangements with three museums, creating more than a dozen STEM activities. After preparing,  I realized that it was the prayers of God's people that gave the strength for us to fulfill our mission to be effective ...

Cornfields, Campers & Contentment Camp Infinity

Cornfields, Campers & Contentment

One of the many blessings in my life has been to marry into a farm family. Growing up in the city exposed me to digital technology at an early age. While marrying a farm girl, has given me a great understanding of farming and a great appreciation for it. Having just completed three of the most engaging, energy-demanding weeks of my life, the launch of Camp Infinity, it has been a very special break to come to the farm and reflect for a few days about the last three weeks. I enjoy walking along the corn fields here in central Ohio ...

First Week of Ci is HIStory! Stories

First Week of Ci is HIStory!

A BIT of News from CiFirst Week of Ci is HIStory I thought I would take advantage of the 25 hours of "rest" between week 1 & week 2 of Ci to give you a brief overview from our first week. God gave us a gang of geeks who love the Bible! They enjoyed every activity we had designed - STEM & apologetics. Each camper was highly-engaged, very inquisitive and articulate. They asked good questions of each of our 12 speakers. Staff at the Creation Museum mentioned to me they had not seen this level of intense learning and engagement ...

Ci by the Numbers Stories

Ci by the Numbers

One would expect a camp named infinity to spend some time with numbers. So here you are. Praise God by the numbers! 38 - number of campers God has given us to inspire to glorify the Creator thru STEM + CAMP (creation apologetics made personal) 10 - number of godly STEM college majors who love God and desire to impact junior high campers to achieve all God wants them to be for His glory  5 - number of staff who are helping execute the vision The Lord has given for Ci 143 - number of hours of hands-on STEM and ...

Praise + Prayer = Promise Stories

Praise + Prayer = Promise

With less than four weeks until Ci's very first program, this morning I awoke with a sickening feeling in the pit of my stomach. There is so much to do it seems! This has hit me before. When it does, I find that reflecting on God's provisions of the past, gives me a promised expectation that, by keeping my trust and focus on Him, He will bring to pass all that is needed. This brings a calmness to my spirit and soon the pit of my stomach feels better. :-)What helps me the most is knowing God has placed upon ...

Sneak Preview Day @ Ci Stories

Sneak Preview Day @ Ci

The Ci Team has been busy creating a fun, memorable and challenging 7 days of STEM + CAMP (Creation Apologetics Made Personal) activities. We thought you might like to take a sneak peak at one 25 hour period. 0700 Rise & Shine 0800 Breakfast 0830 Sword & Shield Time (CAMP) 0900 Transportation Science Activity (STEM) 1000 CSI Adventure @ Creation Museum (CAMP) 1200 Dr Georgia Purdom (STEM/CAMP) 1300 Lunch with Dr Purdom (STEM/CAMP) 1400 Physics Zipline Adventure (STEM) 1630 CSI Adventure @ Creation Museum (CAMP) 1800 Nutrition Science (STEM) 1900 Ken Ham (CAMP) 2000 Dr Danny Faulkner (STEM/CAMP) 2100 Planetarium ...

Thanks to Our Scholarship Fund Donors Camp Infinity

Thanks to Our Scholarship Fund Donors

Starting a STEM + Faith camp has taught me much about trusting in God's provision. My heart has been deeply touched and overwhelmed to see how the Lord has burdened the hearts of His people to give gifts. Here are the names of businesses and individuals who have given to our 2014 Ci Scholarship Fund. Ted Allston Marc Chetta, MD Derrick Christ Alan & Erika Cropsey Marian Cropsey Janice Diehl CUI Distribution Andrew Gerber Harvest Baptist Church, Rock Hill SC Tim Joiner Andrew Law Tim Loudenslager Kevin McGee Masterbooks Publishing Tim Morgan Tim & Wendy Nanney John Neal Jaclyn Ong Jan & Bill Parker Jon & ...

Thanks to Our Sponsors Camp Infinity

Thanks to Our Sponsors

We would like to thank the following organizations for donating tools and supplies to assist Camp Infinity in its inaugural year. provided iPads for each camper to keep a daily journal of what they learn provided laptop computers for programming the robots provided the tools for an engineering activity to explore tension and compression provided tree slices for an activity to explore dendrochronology provided complimentary design and creativity consulting services for our brand, website and advertising creations  

Turing Test Has Been Passed After 64 Years? Technology

Turing Test Has Been Passed After 64 Years?

Since 1950, when the famous mathmetician and computer scientist Alan Turing proposed a test of computer intelligence named the Turing Test, one of the most intreguing questions about the future of computers has been "Will a computer become as intelligent as a human?". According to some sources like the Washington Post, Foxnews , the famous Turing Test was passed by a computer this past Saturday.  Turing's original question was "Can machines think?" The challenge with this question is coming up with a clear & measureable definition of what it means to "think." So Turing modified his original question with this one "Are there ...

God Knows How to Count II Camp Infinity

God Knows How to Count II

I had a cool "God Knows How to Count" story happen this weekend for Camp Infinity. I shared this with our supporters. It has been a blessing to many on Facebook (our most viewed post) so I thought it would be good to share it here.  Friday night, a father who had received a $300 scholarship for his child, emailed me and said God provided all the finances he needed to send his son to Ci. He wanted to know if I could give the scholarship to somebody else. Not knowing what was about to happen the next morning, I ...

What do robots have in common with dinosaurs? Robotics

What do robots have in common with dinosaurs?

You arrive for your very first visit at the acclaimed Creation Museum, ready to learn about dinosaurs and the Bible, but instead you are greeted in the main lobby by a pair of battling robots. What's going on here?? Having taught college computer science for the past 30 years, I saw a need to creatively engage precollege students to consider going into one of these disciplines. So about 12 years ago, I assembled a STEM Team at Bob Jones University. The team was designed to use Lego Mindstorm Robotics Kits and travel around to high schools showing young people that robotics ...

Sponsor a Gifted Child to Camp Infinity Camp Infinity

Sponsor a Gifted Child to Camp Infinity

Many people who explore our website are curious as to why Ci is a larger investment than the average church camp.  I would like to clarify the value behind this investment.  We believe in setting up a cost structure that covers the costs to do a STEM camp right. This includes making the best technology available exposing the campers to experts in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math well-trained counselors in STEM & biblical creation apologetics very low camper:counselor ratio exposing campers to information presented though excellent museums of both the biblical and secular world views attracting highly skilled ...

Preparations Continue for Ci 1.0 Stories

Preparations Continue for Ci 1.0

God Knows How to Count! Promoting Ci Across America Blessings & Needs Ci by the Numbers How God is Providing in Amazing Ways!Through starting Camp Infinity, God is teaching us very clearly that HE KNOWS HOW TO COUNT! This was our reaction the other day when we received a scholarship gift for exactly the number of scholarships we had given out earlier that day! (read more) Enhanced Strategies for PromotionWe are purposing to reach home schoolers and are having flyers handed out to everyone who attends Teach Them Diligently conferences in DC and Dallas. If you plan to attend either ...

God Knows How to Count! Camp Infinity

God Knows How to Count!

Through starting Camp Infinity, God is teaching me very clearly that HE KNOWS HOW TO COUNT! This was my reaction the other day when we received a scholarship gift for exactly the number of scholarships we had given out earlier that day! I've been in business most of my life, from selling lemonade alongside the road, mowing lawns and blowing snow off driveways to building software and developing property. But there's something very different about starting a non-profit Gospel ministry like Camp Infinity. Don't get me wrong.  No matter what the venture, for-profit business or not-for-profit Gospel ministry, if a ...

Camp Infinity Investment Camp Infinity

Camp Infinity Investment

Many people who explore our website are curious as to why Ci is a larger investment than the average Christian camp. I would like to clarify the value behind this investment. In order to accomplish all of the activities that I believe God would have us accomplish in the lives of the campers, here’s a summary of how we arrive at our costs for each camp. It is the sum of fixed costs and variable costs. fixed costs (costs we incur regardless how many campers we have) each counselor & teacher  is receiving a week of apologetics training from AiG to ...

Science on the Beach Creation

Science on the Beach

Beaches along the ocean are full of life and science and mystery and intrigue. This week I had the privilege of experiencing the beach at St Simons Island, Georgia, from a very different perspective. The well-known Farmer's Almanac has this advice for when one goes to the beach. A real friend is someone who takes a winter vacation on a sun-drenched beach and does not send a card. I want to share this unique experience so I'm going to challenge their advice. :-) This week, was Living Science Expedition 2014: Science on the Beach. The founder of Living Science, Lance ...

STEM’s Synergy Technology

STEM’s Synergy

STEM is not just doing an activity or lesson that involves science, technology, engineering or mathematics.  STEM is taking the benefits that come from implementing all four of those content areas into an activity.  You are no longer isolating content that is just scientific or mathematical.  The synergy of STEM occurs when the core academic content of the nature and process of Science, the application of Technology, the designing qualities of Engineering, and the universal language of Mathematics interacts to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects. These effects should increase the STEM literacy for ...

Do You Have a Gifted Child? Camp Infinity

Do You Have a Gifted Child?

When asked what type of young people are ideal for Camp Infinity, my typical response is "gifted ones with insatiable curiosity." Then I quickly follow up with "gifted in the sense of James 1:17." A gift is not something we earn or deserve. Gifts are given. Therefore, whatever abilities a young person has, they were given to him/her as a gift from the Creator. So the issue isn't if we have gifts, it is: What gifts were given to our children? Why were they given these gifts? What are we doing to teach and prepare them to invest those gifts? Camp ...

Digital Chalk Talks Camp Infinity

Digital Chalk Talks

BITS, Binary Digits, ones and zeroes, have totally transformed the way we live. They have changed the way we do business, listen to music, watch videos, navigate the roads, and even the way we tell stories and share truth. This summer at Camp Infinity, one of our guest speakers is my good friend, Jon Taylor. Jon is an excellent artist who has dedicated his talents to serving the Lord at Answers in Genesis. He has been working with a team of experts on the exhibit designs for the new Ark Encounter, which is having its groundbreaking May 1, 2014!   Jon has ...

There is a God Who Reveals Mysteries Camp Infinity

There is a God Who Reveals Mysteries

Daniel is probably one of the most loved of all the Bible's Old Testament characters. Taken from his home in Jerusalem into Babylonian captivity around 600BC, he was an excellent example of why we are starting Camp Infinity. His refusal to eat the king's food and willingness to be tested for his God-given abilities in science and literature, would make him an excellent STEM student today. We are excited to be putting together the program for this summer's first STEM+Faith program @ Ci. Our focus is on the book and life of Daniel. I absolutely love his proclamation to King ...

An Introduction to the Theology of Technology Blog Technology

An Introduction to the Theology of Technology Blog

We live in a culture driven by technology. It touches everything around us. It plays a critical role in our daily productivity. In short, technology can either make or break the individual. The purpose of this blog is an extension of one of the goals of the Camp Infinity. We want to educate the believer in the proper use of technology for God's glory. This may mean several things: Celebrating the AdvancesIf you're looking for a blog that looks down on new technology, you've come to the wrong place. God has gifted us with extraordinary technological advances over the years. ...

The Backstory: Why We Started Camp Infinity Camp Infinity

The Backstory: Why We Started Camp Infinity

Well, God has been preparing me for years for this exciting and challenging task. Through my work as a computer science professor, board member at Answers in Genesis and The Wilds Christian Camp and Conference Center, and as cofounder of The Worthwhile Company, the necessary ideas and skills for Camp Infinity have all come together. Here’s the “short version” of our backstory.   A Computer Science Professor I love computer science and new technologies. I invested 30 years of my life as a professor of computer science at a Christian university. I’ve always believed creating software is one of the ...

Developing a Theology of Technology Technology

Developing a Theology of Technology

New technology does not force me to do anything, however it does give me new choices I never had before. This thought leads me to say, this is why it is incumbent upon parents to teach their children discernment. How to make those choices. Our children will face more and more of these choices during their lifetime. We must help them learn what is technology and what is their responsibility.Camp Infinity exists to partner with Christian parents to help equip their children to have solid Bible answers to these questions. I call these the theology of technology. Here are a ...