100+ Coding Camps in 11 weeks of Summer!

 

Fee reduction for low income families & Off-site Summer Camps for underprivileged communities are sponsored by

This page is only for the coding camps conducted at UT Dallas. Click on the links below for information about all other camps:

Big picture:  utd.edu/k12

 

Registration site:  bit.ly/utdcscamp

(Backup: use bit.ly/utdcamp2 in case that link does not work. Find the appropriate item and click on Add To Cart to get started.

Use this link to register with iPad & mobiles. These links are only for camps @ UTD campus. Visit utd.edu/k12/offsite for all other locations).

Residential option: utd.edu/k12/residential (campers need to pay both fees: one fee for the camp & another fee for residential portion)

Questions?  csk12@utdallas.edu, 972-357-6893

Logistics: bit.ly/sc-logistics

(current registration counts, closed camps, room #, parking pass, etc)

Fee details: Advance registration fee is $125 for half-day one-week camp & $250 for full-day one-week camp.
Fee will go up by $25/$50 during the final 2 weeks before each camp. Sorry, we do not offer any multi-camp or sibling discount at this time. Cancellation fee is $25 until the camp start date. After the camp starts, prorated amount minus $25 fee will be refunded for cancellations. Registrations are not transferable to others, but you can transfer to another camp in another week. Email csk12@utdallas.edu with order # for all cancellation/transfer requests.

(Discount codes for immediate families of UTD faculty/staff/students: UTDFAMILY – UTD email address should be used for registration, low income families that get reduced rate meals at schools need to send the proof after registration to csk12@utdallas.edu to get discount code to use, School teachers can send the copy of school ID badge to csk12@utdallas.edu to get discount code)

Age ranges have been provided only because several parents have asked us for recommendation in the past (Level 0 is for K-2 graders, level 1 is for 3-5 graders, level 2 is for middle schoolers and levels 3 & 4 are for high school students). Since every student learns differently, we recommend every one to start at the appropriate level and graduate to next level camps at own pace (you can ignore age range recommendations).  So, please discuss with your child and decide on the most suitable camps – we will NOT stop any one from attending the camps based on age or other considerations.

See utd.edu/k12/directions for driving directions to ECSS and SPN buildings in UT Dallas campus. Windows laptop or MacBook is required for each camp, unless explicit instructions are given in the camp description. If we manage to assign a computer lab for a camp, we will let you know – then the laptop will be optional. Any typical laptop will do for most camps (Minecraft camps do require bit higher end machine). You can buy a decent laptop for ~$200 now – HP Stream 11 laptop is a good example. Limited # of loaner laptops will be available – please email your request during the weekend before the camp so that we will be prepared to provide one.

You can combine two Level 1 (Morning & Afternoon) camps to make it full-day camp – all campers & instructors will hang out in the lunch area during the break. We encourage all Level 1 full-day campers to attend with a friend so that they can hang out together!

Codes: M – Morning (9-12), A – Afternoon (1 to 4), W – Whole day (9-4), HS – High School

In the interest of making our camps more accessible to families, we will have additional buffer time for drop-off and pick-up before and after camp hours. Morning sessions start at 9am – you can drop your children as early as 8:30am. Afternoon sessions end at 4pm – you can pick-up your children as late as 5pm. With 1-day advance notice to csk12@utdallas.edu, you can drop off earlier or pickup late. It will be $5 for every 30 minutes. Payment is due at the time of drop-off or pickup. Without advance notice, late pickup fee will be $1 per minute beyond 5pm.

Level

Camp Title

typical
age
range

W1
June
8-12

W2
June
15-19

W3
June
22-26

W4
June 29
– July 3

W5
July
6-10

W6
July
13-17

W7
July
20-24

W8
July
27-31

W9
Aug
3-7

W10
Aug
10-14

W11
Aug
17-21

0

Animate, Draw & Explore
using ScratchJr!
 

5-7

 

A

 

 

M

 

 

A

 

 

M

0

Explore Coding Tools

5-7

 

M

 

 

A

 

 

M

 

 

A

1

Animations using Scratch

8-10

M

 

 

A

 

 

M

 

 

A

M

1

Advanced Scratch: Games
& Music

8-10

 

 

A

 

 

M

 

 

A

 

 

1

Playing with Robots

8-10

 

 

M

 

 

A

 

 

M,A

 

 

1

Circuits
using MaKey MaKey kit

8-10

A

 

 

M

 

 

A

 

 

M

 

1

Learning with Minecraft

8-11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M,A

M,A 

2

Bring Math to Life!

10-13

M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

2

Kodu Game Lab

10-13

A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M

2

Enjoyable Programming with Alice / Alice (CHAMPS)

11-13

W

W

W

W

W

 

W

W

W

 

W

2

Enjoyable Programming with Alice / Alice (CHAMPS): HS

14-17

 

W

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

W

 

2

Enjoyable Programming using JavaScript

11-13

 

W

 

W

 

W

 

W

 

W

 

2

Enjoyable Programming using JavaScript: HS

14-17

W

 

W

 

W

 

W

 

W

 

W

2

Advanced drawings &
animations with Processing

14-17

 

 

 

M

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

2

Alice 3.1 programs –> Java applications

14-17

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

M

 

 

 

2

Mobile App development
using MIT App Inventor

11-13

 

M

 

 

A

 

 

A

 

 

M

2

Coding with Robots

11-13

 

A

 

 

M

 

 

M

 

 

A

2

Introductory GameMaker

11-13

 

W

 

 

 

W

 

W

 

W

 

2

Web page design

11-13

W

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

2

Animation in Maya

11-13

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Engineering Projects with Arduino Boards

11-13

W

 

 

 

 

 

 W

 

 

 

2

Animation in Maya: HS

14-17

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

2

Introductory GameMaker: HS

14-17

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Advanced GameMaker

14-17

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

W

 

 

3

Programming in Java

14-17

W

W

 

W

W

 

W

W

 

W

W

3

Programming in C++

14-17

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

3

Programming in Python

14-17

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

4

Advanced Python Programming

14-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Minecraft MODs development

14-17

 

W

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

W

 

4

Games in Java using
Greenfoot IDE

14-17

 

 

W

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

W

3

Robotic Art

11-13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

4

Robotic Art : HS

14-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

4

C#.NET programming

14-17

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Programming Contest Problems

14-17

W

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

 

W

4

Advanced Java & Android
Application Development

14-17

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

4

Objective C & iOS Application
Development

14-17

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Web programming with PHP

14-17

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Web programming with JavaScript

14-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

4

Web programming with Ruby on Rails

14-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

4

Embedded programming
with Arduino & Rasperry Pi

14-17

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

4

Embedded Systems with TI-MSP430 & Quadcopter Design

14-17

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

4

Data Structures & Algorithms

14-17

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Databases & SQL programming

14-17

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

4

ECS Research Experience

14-17

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Off-site Coding Camps

We are working with several ISDs and community facilities around the city to bring the coding camps close to your homes! See utd.edu/k12/offsite for updates/details.

Coding Camps in your city/school/community?

You want us to come to your neighborhood/city to run a coding camp? Sure, work with your family, friends, school, church or community to find a space to run it – Write to csk12@utdallas.edu – we will be happy to work with you to make it happen.

If your community/town is under-privileged & majority of the families cannot afford to pay our modest fees, no worries! Thanks to generous sponsorship from State farm, we are ready to work with you and make the camps happen at a fraction of the total cost! Write to csk12@utdallas.edu to request for financial support to run our camps in your community.

Advanced Problem Solving Course using Java

This is a course for high school and senior high school students and teachers who wish to extend their problem solving and computer programming skills. We will use the Java programming language but, our approach is much less regarding language features than it is about confidence and correctness when problem solving in any procedural high level language. This course will run weekday mornings 9am-12noon during the first 2 weeks of Summer break (June 8-19). Each session will comprise one hour of in-class instruction and ninety minutes of problem solving. Click this link for more details.

Prerequisites: Students should be proficient in using a PC or a MAC & bring a laptop to the class. They should be able to use simple tools such as an editor and an IDE, such as Eclipse or Net Beans. They should be able to program well in Java.

Advance registration is required @ bit.ly/utd-algo. Registration fee will be $100 for students, $50 for low income students, $60 for UTD families and $10 for school teachers.

Techy Girls Residential Camp

This camp is sponsored through a generous donation by National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT.org) and Microsoft Research.

Arrive: Monday June 22 at 9am

Depart: Thursday June 25 at 1pm

COST: $175.00 (Includes three nights in dorm and all meals & activities). Actual cost of running this camp is much higher. Difference is covered by UT-Dallas Computer Science dept. Note that $175 fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Eligibility: Any under-represented students 16 to 18 years old (under-represented students entering 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2015); No programming experience necessary.

Following topics will be covered:

– Animation in Alice using Drag-and-drop programming

– Fancy Drawings using JavaScript

– Robotic programming

Technology Requirements: Student must bring a laptop computer

You need to download all the forms from http://utdallas.edu/~jstraach/TechyGirlsCampForms/, print, fill them out, scan them and send by email to Dr. Janell Straach (jstraach@utdallas.edu). She will review the forms and send you the approval code and the instructions for paying $175 fee. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

We have limited capacity at this time, so it is better to apply soon! Once all the spots are filled, we will stop processing the applications and let you know. If you have any questions about this residential camp, please contact Dr. Janell Straach (jstraach@utdallas.edu) directly.

 

Cyber Defense Camps

Visit utd.edu/k12/cyber for details.

High School CS Research Experience course

This course has been cancelled due to low enrollment – it has been replaced by a 2 week course that will cover the core CS topics (June 22 to July 3). It will be taught by CS graduate students. Same registration link will still work – Course fee will be $250.

This course is ONLY for rising high school juniors and seniors who have excellent coding skills in C++/Java/Python.

This 8-week course (June 22 – August 15) is modeled based on UTDesign project course taken by UT Dallas CS seniors just before graduation. In UTDesign course, teams of 3-4 students are formed and each team works on projects using the latest edge technologies/tools/APIs available in Software Industry. Successful completion of such projects demonstrate the students’ technical skills gained through their coursework and their readiness for software industry.

Registration site: bit.ly/hscs-research-utd

Registration fee: $495

Special $50 refund will be processed for convincing each of your friend/contact to join. You need to register first & give your order # to them – they should include it in their registration – no other form of referrals will be accepted.  In other words, if you promote this course to 10 friends and make them register, you can attend this course for FREE! Sorry,
you cannot earn money by convincing more friends – we will not do any payouts :-) Also, this referral refund will NOT be credited towards other Summer Coding Camp fees. All refunds will be processed only after the course is over. Referral discount will be voided if the student does not complete the course. $50 processing fee will be assessed for all cancellations. Once the course starts, only the prorated fee for remaining weeks will be refunded.

Weeks 1 & 2:
June 22-July 3

Class meets every weekday 9am-12noon – one CS faculty will give a presentation on core CS
topics:  Data Structures & Algorithms, Evolution of Programming Languages, Network computing, Mobile apps, Embedded programming, UI design, Robotics, the software process, and so on.

Students should work ON forming teams and selecting a project in Week 2.

Week 3:
July 6-11

We will help to finalize the projects for each team. UTD graduate students will be assigned as mentors for each team.

Weeks 4-7:

July 13-August 7

Teams can work on the projects in their own schedule. Each team should meet with the mentor at least one per week and provide status update every week as well.

Weeks 8:

August 10-15

Get ready with the project demo & presentation on Saturday, August 15th. We will invite the
industry folks and families. Judges will select the top 3 projects and prizes will be given. We expect the participants to meet minimum attendance requirements and reasonable progress in projects to earn the completion certificates.

While we expect the most participants to be local students, we do have the residential option (utd.edu/k12/residential) for
out-of-town students.

Questions?  Email: csk12@utdallas.edu  Phone: 972-357-6893