|Updated: 7/29/2012 10:36 pm
||Published: 7/28/2012 4:25 pm
This weekend, boys and girls at Little Rock Air Force Base will learn how to build computers. It's part of the Geek Squad Summer Academy, and the hope is the classes will encourage kids to go into technology-related career fields.
Micah Jordan McCullough, 10, built a computer Saturday for the second time in his young life.
"I did it last year and it was really fun. We got to know where the chips go into, and it was just pretty fun," he says.
Micah will also learn how to use green screen technology, make stop motion videos and even build video games this weekend. Micah's dad likes what the Geek Squad teaches his son.
"It broadens their horizons in terms of what they may be interested in doing as they get older," says Micah's father.
"Originally, it was designed to help empower females in technology. There weren't enough females in technology when the founder of summer academy started it," says Geek Squad Brian Hodge.
Now co-ed, the idea is to get kids interested in learning how technology works so they might be interested in pursuing it as a career.
This weekend marks Hodge's 15th camp, and he enjoys seeing kids at the Little Rock Air Force Base like Micah learn.
"At every camp from the beginning where the kids don't know much about what they're doing, they're like I don't know how to use a computer, I don't know how to use a camera, to when they graduate and they hae a completed video, a completed game and they're like thank you Mr. Geek this was so cool, I want to do it again next year. That's what's awesome," says Hodge.
The Geek Squad does forty camps every summer across the country.