Education: Camps for Computers

Snakes and frogs are discarded for BASIC and PASCAL

The summer camp in the woodsy countryside near Moodus, Conn., has the usual hiking trails, volleyball courts and swimming area. But the youthful campers are reluctant to test the great outdoors. Says Director Michael Zabinski: "We encourage the kids to go swimming, but we don't require it. After all, it's air-conditioned inside and it's hot and muggy outside."

Coming from most camp directors that statement would be heresy. But it is a typical attitude among staffers and their charges at the nation's newest form of...

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