Image for category

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.

Read More »
Ci 5.0 Career Night: Giving Campers a Vision for the Future Camp Infinity

Ci 5.0 Career Night: Giving Campers a Vision for the Future

A highlight of overnight camp each year is career night. On the Wednesday evening of overnight camp we bring in outside speakers from various industries or academia to help campers understand different career paths, available jobs, and the schooling needed in STEM. This helps campers find direction for the future and perhaps alerts them to fields they didn’t even know existed.   Over the years we’ve hosted rocket scientists, cyber security engineers, college deans, college math professors, the inventor of the MRI, and others. Each of these presenters has encouraged our campers to continue in STEM and has gladly answered any question they have (and they always have great questions!).   ...

Ci 5.0 Overnight Camp #1 a Success Camp Infinity

Ci 5.0 Overnight Camp #1 a Success

Our first week of overnight camp for Ci 5.0, our 2018 camp year, is in the books—and what a week it was! Our theme this year was environmental science and many of our STEM activities are structured around that theme. And, of course, we had our Ci staples—robotics, a tour of the Creation Museum and a secular museum, a trip to the Ark Encounter, zip line rides, delicious food, and accommodations at beautiful Potter’s Ranch.  Here are some of the STEM activities campers enjoyed during week one and those coming to weeks two and three can look forward to:  Global Warming – Campers will learn to use terminology about global warming ...

Is STEM Just About Knowledge? Camp Infinity

Is STEM Just About Knowledge?

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and a STEM camp, of course, teaches these inter-connected disciplines through hands-on activities. At Camp Infinity, we take that a step further and teach young people apologetics (faith defense) and how to think biblically about the issues of our day. But is STEM just about knowledge? Many people, especially young people interested in STEM, believe that it is. These young people are curious and hungry for information and answers—and we love it! Those are exactly the kind of campers we want to come to Ci. But STEM is much more than just ...

Three Days of STEM Activities and Teaching Camp Infinity

Three Days of STEM Activities and Teaching

Interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is booming. Kids love asking questions about the world around them and then being helped to discover the answers for themselves. This kind of hands-on learning sticks with kids and creates life-long learners who maintain their interest in STEM. When kids aren’t exposed to STEM on a continued basis, many lose interest or get discouraged and pursue a different path. But we need a generation of researchers and scientists who love God and his Word and who will work to solve some of the big problems of our day! That’s why many ...

Scientists Discover New Organ in the Human Body Technology

Scientists Discover New Organ in the Human Body

For centuries, researchers and scientists have been studying the human body and its processes to get a better of understanding of how we were designed. But, no matter how much they study, they never come to an end of discoveries to marvel over. And this year is no exception. Recently researchers announced they have discovered an organ inside our bodies that was previously unknown. When scientists are studying the human body, they often drain away bodily fluids in order to study the sample under a microscope. Because of this preparation method, scientists missed a fluid-filled organ, one of the largest ...

Summer STEM Camps Encourage Kids to Stay in STEM Camp Infinity

Summer STEM Camps Encourage Kids to Stay in STEM

Many children have a natural interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). They love knowing how things work and creatively coming up with solutions to their own problems. But, if their interest isn’t encouraged and they aren’t actively learning STEM, many kids lose interest and don’t end up studying and working in a STEM field. And statistically this is especially true of girls and minority groups. Reportedly, both women and various minorities are underrepresented in many STEM fields. So how can we encourage all children who show an inclination towards STEM—including women and those in minority groups—to continue studying ...

Director Dan Gets a Megaphone Camp Infinity

Director Dan Gets a Megaphone

Hang on to your hats everyone—we’ve got big news. Director Dan just got…a megaphone. And he certainly had a good time using it to keep everyone learning lots during a recent Robots & God workshop in Ohio. We’re not convinced giving him a megaphone was a great idea but time will tell! In the meantime, I decided to do some digging into how megaphones work. It’s one of those pieces of tech most people are familiar with (the concept anyway) but how does a megaphone actually amplify your voice? The iconic cone shape directs your voice towards your target audience. ...

Amateur Astronomer Finds Missing NASA Satellite Technology

Amateur Astronomer Finds Missing NASA Satellite

Have you ever lost something important? Your wallet, phone, or an expensive textbook? Well, how about losing a 132-million-dollar satellite? Whoops! Well, that’s what NASA did 13 years ago. In 2005, they lost track of their Image for Magnetopause-to-Aurora Global Exploration (IMAGE) satellite. This satellite, which was part of a $132 million project, was on a mission to observe earth’s magnetic field and how solar winds from the sun interact with it. But the satellite vanished—until just recently. An amateur astronomer located the rogue satellite and reported his find to NASA. Their investigations confirmed it was indeed IMAGE and that ...

What Makes “Robots & God” Unique?

What Makes “Robots & God” Unique?

Each year, Camp Infinity travels to over a dozen different states to present our Robots & God workshops. These hands-on workshops are popular with kids of all ages with schools, homeschool groups, and others often asking us to come back for more. It’s a great introduction to programming, building, and teamwork with something relatively familiar to most of them—Lego! (Lego Mindstorm EV3 Robotics Kits to be exact). Here’s what makes Ci’s Robots & God workshops stand out from other STEM workshops your child may have attended. When you buy your child a new Lego set, it always comes with a ...

Beating the Winter Blues: the Ark Encounter, Career Night, and Robotics Camp Infinity

Beating the Winter Blues: the Ark Encounter, Career Night, and Robotics

Are you ready for sunny days, pool parties, BBQs, and warm, pleasant evenings? We sure are! And we’re extra excited for winter to end and summer to arrive because summer means camp and camp means hands-on STEM activities, biblical apologetics training, fellowship with campers, counselors, and teachers who all love STEM, delicious food, and more. To help you beat the winter blues we’ve been previewing some of the things you can expect this summer at Ci 5.0 such as a fossil hunt, zip lining, and stargazing. Well here are a few more things you can start looking forward to: Tour ...

And the Theme for Ci 5.0 Is… Camp Infinity

And the Theme for Ci 5.0 Is…

And it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for! We’re excited to announce the theme for Ci 5.0. But first—a little background. Every year we choose 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 debated back and forth for quite a while last fall, trying to decide which of our proposed themes met these ...

Astronaut Food Made from Astronaut Waste Technology

Astronaut Food Made from Astronaut Waste

Last summer, for Ci 4.0, our camp theme was “space” and some of our campers even got to meet and chat with a real astronaut, Barry Wilmore, a captain of the International Space Station who has done a spacewalk. Hearing him talk about living in space is exciting and his passion for God’s creation is contagious. But there are some not-so-glamourous aspects of being an astronaut—like the food. One of the STEM activities we did last summer involved planning a trip to Mars and coming up with proposed solutions to some of the problems such a long trip would entail. ...

Beating the Winter Blues: Fossils, Zip Lines, and Stargazing

Beating the Winter Blues: Fossils, Zip Lines, and Stargazing

Recently, I wrote a blog about the “winter doldrums”—a condition that effects up to 25% of people. And we offered a solution to help you fight the winter blues: Create anticipation—plan something fun to look forward to. Research shows that people generally get a “greater boost of happiness from the anticipation of the trip than from the trip itself.”  And, of course, what could be more exciting to plan than a week with Camp Infinity in Northern Kentucky? (The answer is: nothing!) Here are just a few things you can look forward to if you’re joining us for an overnight ...

Why Did Women Stop Programming? Technology

Why Did Women Stop Programming?

Are you a girl who loves computers? You’re not alone! Especially if you look back to the beginnings of computers and computer programming. According to a podcast by NPR, many women were leaders in computer science in the early days, between 1970 and 1984. But something changed in the mid 80’s and their representation in the field of programming dropped dramatically. But a similar drop wasn’t seen in any other scientific or technical field. What happened? Well, in a word—advertising. In the 1980’s personal computers were starting to become a “thing” (and not the computers like we have today! These ...

Feeling Blah? Escape the Winter Doldrums!

Feeling Blah? Escape the Winter Doldrums!

Are you feeling lethargic? Craving carbs (mac n’ cheese, anyone?)? Feeling extra sleepy (*yawn!*)? If those symptoms sound familiar, you may be experiencing the “winter doldrums.” And you’re not alone in this. Some estimates say as many as 25% of people have the “I-can’t-wait-for-winter-to-end” feeling and its accompanying symptoms. Of course, the further you are from the equator, the more cold and darkness you experience, the greater your risk.     For approximately 11 million people, the winter doldrums turns into something more serious, seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. Researchers believe the much shorter days of fall and winter disrupts the ...

Campers Get Career Guidance During “Career Night” at Ci Camp Infinity

Campers Get Career Guidance During “Career Night” at Ci

During our overnight camps, we host a special “career night” for our campers. This evening provides a platform for campers to view a potential future in various STEM fields. They get to explore and ask questions about different science and research fields and perhaps learn about a new field they’ve never even heard of. Career Night is always popular with our campers. Our counselors, all of whom are either studying or working in a STEM related field, host this evening. This allows our campers to get to know their counselors better as they ask questions and learn about their counselors ...

God is Using Ci in Unique and Strategic Ways Camp Infinity

God is Using Ci in Unique and Strategic Ways

We love hearing stories from campers and their parents about how God is using Camp Infinity in their lives. It’s such an encouragement to us and we hope it’s an encouragement to other parents and our faithful supporters. I recently heard from one mom who said this: The first Ci publication arrived after we had been on a long trip. Cade had a stack of mail to open and the Ci publication was in that stack. He opened it and never said a word to me, just left it on the counter. He can be a bit shy about these ...

Why Celebrate STEM on National STEM/STEAM Day? Technology

Why Celebrate STEM on National STEM/STEAM Day?

Today is National STEM/STEAM Day here in the United States. This is a day meant to encourage and inspire kids to explore their interests and passions in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). Why is this celebration of STEM so important? Occupations in STEM related fields are expected to grow a whopping 70% faster than other occupations. As technology advances and jobs progressively become automated, STEM skills will become increasingly vital in the workplace and those people who possess STEM skills and knowledge will become increasingly valuable to employers. Many kids have a natural interest in all things STEM—after ...

Meet Sophia, the First Robot Citizen Technology

Meet Sophia, the First Robot Citizen

The kingdom of Saudi Arabia recently bestowed citizenship on a seemingly unlikely candidate…a legless robot with an expressive face named Sophia. This is a historic first for AI (artificial intelligence) and represents part of a shift in thinking about what makes us unique and what makes us human. As AI becomes increasingly intelligent it almost seems to become eerily human. But is our intelligence what makes us human? Intelligence = Consciousness? Writing for Business Insider, reporter Becky Peterson comments on her meeting with Sophia, whom she describes as seemingly speaking with “emotional intelligence.” At the end of the presentation Sophia ...

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a Feather

He said one of the things he likes most about Ci is that he meets and gets to work with other people who are like him. The teachers, counsellors, and campers all share things in common—a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), a love for God and His Word, curiosity, and a drive to solve problems and discover the truth.  Humans love to connect with people who are like themselves and who share common interests and passions—people who “get” them. Like the adage goes, “birds of a feather flock together.” Ci brings together teachers, counselors, and campers from ...

A Family Vacation Like No Other Camp Infinity

A Family Vacation Like No Other

What kind of vacation combines hands-on STEM activities, robotics, the Creation Museum, stargazing, and family together? Only Ci 5.0 Family STEM Camp at Camp Infinity!  Family + STEM + Apologetics = Awesome Vacation Why a STEM family vacation? I’ve found that many parents don’t understand the world of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) that has captivated their young person. They want to understand so they can connect better with their young person but they aren’t sure where to even begin. Our Family STEM Camp brings parents and their children together with hands-on STEM activities—you’ll even work alongside one another ...

Diamonds, Nuclear Waste, and Batteries? Technology

Diamonds, Nuclear Waste, and Batteries?

What do diamonds, nuclear waste, and batteries all have in common? They may just be part of “an entirely new kind of electrical generation system.” Let me explain, borrowing from this helpful article on Seeker.com: A group of chemists and physicists at the University of Bristol, in the UK, developed a way to harness nuclear power and turn it into battery energy. In British nuclear power plants, blocks of graphite are used for energy production. But, when they’ve been used up, they are highly radioactive and, as with any radioactive material, difficult to discard and store. This team from Bristol ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...