Each day, students have fun with hands-on activities in a group of 40-55 other students and an instructor.
A typical day at TechTigers consists of:
Activities involving chemistry, math, engineering and science
Building a high-tech gadget
Learning the basics of web design
Conducting experiments in a state-of-the-art lab
Discovering what types of careers you may be interested in
After spending the day with other TechTigers in labs, classrooms and other hands-on activities, in the late afternoon and evening, students will participate in supervised group social activities such as:
Socializing and playing games with TechTigers campers
Enjoying recreational activities indoors and outdoors
Visiting an amusement park
Learning what it’s like to be a student at RIT/NTID
All the activities are supervised and allow students to have fun and make new friends at TechTigers!
Please complete and submit the online application, then immediately after completing it, mail the official transcript, the unaided audiogram and the essay to the address in the Apply Now! section of this page.
You and your family are responsible for arranging transportation to and from the program.
If you are flying, we recommend that you fly into the Greater Rochester International Airport (ROC), not to the airport in Buffalo. Why? Even though the flight to Buffalo may cost less, Buffalo is at least an hour away, and the ground transportation from there to Rochester actually makes the trip more expensive.
From the Rochester airport, train or bus station, shuttle transportation is available directly to RIT for $10.00 each way. Let us know if you want shuttle transportation, and we will make reservations for you.
The program fee for TechTigers is $700. Online payment form. All required forms can be found below.
After filling out the online application, please download and complete the forms below. Return completed forms to the address below by May 15, 2023. You must make your payment online (link to the online form can be found in the section above) before that deadline, or you may send a check made payable to NTID along with the forms, if you prefer.
Please send completed forms to:
NTID TechTigers Program
Rochester Institute of Technology
52 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623
If you are unable to download the forms or if you have questions, please fill out our contact form, or get in touch with us by e-mail, or by phone at 585-475-7695 (voice) or 585-286-4555 (VP).
Teachers, students and parents often ask for fundraising ideas to help defray the costs of travel to or registration for competitions or camps.
Here are a few ideas for individual fundraising:
Offer services in neighborhood such as:
or other labor intensive work
And if there are several students from your school coming to camp, here are some group fundraising ideas:
Check with a school counselor to inquire what other organizations at the school have done to fundraise.
Burger/Pizza Night Fundraising: ask a local franchise or restaurant to host a fundraising event on a particular date at a specific time. For example, if a parent of a student at the school owns a restaurant, they may allow you to hold a pancake breakfast fundraiser on a weekend morning.
Greeting card or calendar sale: students make and sell cards/calendars for special events.
Sell sweatshirts, t-shirts, jewelry, wristbands, or an assortment of those things with school mascot logo.