#BIGIDEA Comes to Houston

Friday, April 19, 2019
Posted by: Anna Shabtay, Director of Children and Camping

Bringing Israeli Tech and Innovation to Campers at the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC 

MusicWe are excited to bring this amazing program from across the globe to Houston this summer. In #BIGIDEA camps, creative and curious campers can choose from 10 different workshops including gaming, graphic design, coding, robotics, electronic DJ-ing, mobile app development, music video production and more. Campers are encouraged to explore, learn, engage and achieve in the spirit of Israel's high-tech industry. 

Our partner in bringing Israeli innovation to Houston is BIG IDEA Educational Projects, the leading Israeli tech education organizer since 2008. The program and instructors provide expertise in technology summer camps along with a commitment to launching the next generation of entrepreneurs and thinkers. Founder and CEO of #BIGIDEA, Dotan Tamir, explained, “The kids in our programs are hungry for learning and for them the workshops are exciting, innovative and a great place for them to explore new topics they won’t learn about in school.”

Robotics#BIGIDEA introduces campers to a new context for Israel as a world leader in tech development and innovation. At #BIGIDEA, campers gain new skills, explore new interests, meet new friends and appreciate a new view of Israel. Alongside everything they learn in their workshops, campers' will take pride in the story of modern Israel's success in technology as they create a meaningful connection to contemporary Israel that goes way beyond the days of falafel and camels.

Summer shouldn't feel like school; it's for experimenting and creating while having fun. BIGIDEA offers all of this and more. Each day blends time spent on computers with "unplugged" activities - swimming, sports and art. All workshops are interactive and campers need no previous knowledge to participate. Technology exploration takes place in small groups of no more than eight campers, allowing for individualized attention and collaboration. Instructors from Israel and the U.S. encourage campers to find their passions and then help take them to the next level.

“Campers in #BIGIDEA get the best of both worlds: an opportunity to explore, create and learn from some of the top innovators and creative minds coming all the way from Israel and the community of J Camps. Campers will create and explore Israeli Tech and get to participate in all camp activities, go swimming daily and meet new friends,” added Anna Shabtay, Director of Children and Camping.

Campers entering grades 3-7 in the fall can register for the two-week #BIGIDEA sessions that run from June 17-August 9. For more information about #BIGIDEA, visit our webpage or call the Camp Office at 713.595.8166.


Category: Childrens Programs