On March 30th, 2014 Camp PALS teamed up with Archetype to host a “Technology Adventure Day” at Rider University of NJ and present a seminar for young adults with Down syndrome on the importance of technology. The day was geared around using technology for the next stages in life such as emailing bosses and professors, keeping touch with friends and family and preparing to enter the working world.
The day consisted of 3 sessions run by Archetype consultants: Email/Calendar, Social Networking/Video Chatting and Resumes/interviews. Each session focused on both technical skills and basic edict, such as - Who to write an email to? What is Spam? Who should we be video chatting with? Each Camper also focused on creating a resume to take home.
After a long day of learning, the Campers all competed in a beanbag toss bracket style tournament to stretch their legs and have some fun. To wrap up the day, each camper was presented with a certificate of completion to bring home.
We had a wonderful time and can’t wait for the next PALS Adventure! Thanks to Archetype for sponsoring this event and all of the wonderful volunteers that joined us from Archetype, Rider University and PALS!
- Shane and Ollie