100+ Programming Summer Camps in 11 weeks of Summer

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Lots of changes for 2014 Summer Camps! Residential option (stay on-campus) for campers, more frequency for popular camps, expansion to Elementary & middle school students, introduction of 1/2 day camps, 12 off-site camps and class size limit to 20 students! We plan to run ~100 camps in 11 weeks! Each camp will run for the whole week (Exception: Week 4 camps will end on Thursday, since Friday July 4th is a holiday). Half-day camps will meet in the mornings or evenings as specified in the schedule below. 

 

 

Big picture:  utd.edu/k12 

 

Registration site:  bit.ly/utdcscamp 

 

(This link is only for camps @ UTD campus, scroll down to see the registration links for off-site locations. Sorry, site may not work well with mobiles/tablets/iPad – please use laptop or PC)

 

Logistics (room #, parking pass, etc): bit.ly/sc-logistics 

  

Feedback on camps: bit.ly/sc-feedback 

 

(After the camp is over, discuss with your family & let us know how we did. Specifically, let us know how we can improve. Thanks!)

 

Questions?  Email csk12@utdallas.edu
 

(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: LOWINCOME – need to send the proof after registration to csk12@utdallas.edu, School teachers should email a copy of school ID badge or another school document to csk12@utdallas.edu to get the authorization to register at lower rate. See the bottom of utd.edu/k12 for instructions to use discount codes)

 

Advance Registration fee: $100 per week for half-day camps, $200 per week for full-day camps (lunch included). Exceptions: Alice (CHAMP) camp, Research Experience camp & off-site camps @ Colorado cost $250. Fee goes up by $25/$50 two weeks before each camp.

 

Typical age has been provided below only as recommendation. Since every student learns differently, we recommend every one to start at the appropriate level and graduate at next level at own pace.  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.

 

See utd.edu/k12/directions for driving directions to ECSS, ATC and SPN buildings in UT Dallas campus. Participants need not bring laptops for level 0 and 1 workshops. Laptops are required for all higher levels (Level 2 and above). 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 (1:30 to 4:30), W – whole day (9-4:30), X – Cancelled

 

Level

Camp Title (click on it for full description)

 

typical
AGE

 

W1
June
9-13

W2
June
16-20

W3
June
23-27

W4
June 30
– July 3

W5
July
7-11

W6
July
14-18

W7
July
21-25

W8
July 28-
Aug 1

W9
Aug
4-8

W10
Aug
11-15

W11
Aug
18-22

0

Animate, Draw & Explore using Scratch! 

5 – 7

 

A

 

 

M

 

 

A

 

 

M

1

Animations using Scratch

8 & up

A

 

 

M

 

 

M

 

A

M

A

1

Advanced Scratch: Games & Music

8 & up

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

A

A

 

1

Fancy Drawings using Logo

8 & up

M

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

M

 

 

1

Playing with Finch Robots

8 & up

 

 

A

 

 

 

A

 

 

A

 

1

Circuits with MaKey MaKey kit

8 & up

 

 

 

 

 

A

M

 

 

M

 

1

“Made with Code” projects

8 & up

 

 

 

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

M

2

“Bring Math to Life” camp

10 & up

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

2

Alice (CHAMPS)

10 & up

 

W

 

W

W

 

W

 

W

W

2

Enjoyable Programming using JavaScript (Drawings)

10 & up

W

 

W

 

 

W

 W

W

 

W

W

2

Enjoyable Programming using Processing

10 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

2

Mobile App development using MIT App Inventor

10 & up

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

 

A

 

M

2

Enjoyable Programming using Scribbler Robots

10 & up

 

A

 

M

 

A

 

 

M

 

A

2

Animation using Adobe Flash

11 & up

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Animation in Maya – STEAM camp

11 & up

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

2

Introductory GameMaker – STEAM camp

11 & up

 

 

W

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

W

2

Web page design

11 & up

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

W

 

3

Advanced GameMaker – STEAM camp

13 & up

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

 

3

Intro to Programming in Java

13 & up

W

 

W

 

 

W

 

W

 

W

3

Intro to Programming in C++

13 & up

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

 

W

 

W

3

Intro to Programming in Python & Robots

13 & up

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

3

Minecraft MODs development

13 & up

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

3

OOP & Games in Java using Greenfoot IDE

14 & up

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

3

OOP in C++ with Robots

14 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

3

OOP in Java with Robots

14 & up

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Animation in Unity IDE – STEAM camp

14 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

4

Robotic Art – STEAM camp

14 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X

W

 

4

Introduction to C#.NET programming

14 & up

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Prog Competition Problems
(different set in each session)

14 & up

 W

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

 

W

4

Advanced Java & Andorid Application Development

14 & up

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

W

4

Objective C & iOS Application Development

14 & up

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

4

Virtual Reality Game Design

14 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

4

Embedded programming with Arduino & Rasperry Pi

14 & up

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

4

Embedded Systems with TI-MSP430 Microcontroller LaunchPads

14 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Web programming with PHP

14 & up

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

4

Web programming with JavaScript

14 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

4

Web programming with Ruby on Rails

14 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

4

Game/App development & integration with Facebook

14 & up

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Hands-on tour of Computer Programming

14 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

4

Grand Tour of Computer Science Concepts

14 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 W

 

4

ECS Research Experience

14 & up

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W

4

Databases & SQL programming!

14 & up

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 W

 

4

Linux installation & command line usage

14 & up

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 W

 

“Explore Coding Camps” for middle & high school girls!

 

We are happy to announce several one-day camps specifically for rising middle and high school girls. Goal is to introduce the world of Computer Programming to more girls in DFW metroplex. Session for middle school girls will be held in ECSN classroom 2.120 and the session for high school girls will be held in ECSN classroom 2.126.

 

Date

Camp

Monday, August 4

Explore Coding using Scratch (2D animations & drawings)

Tuesday, August 5

Explore Coding using Alice (3D animations & games)

Wednesday, August 6

Explore Website Design

Thursday, August 7

Explore Coding using Scribbler Robots

Friday, August 8

Explore Mobile App development (MIT App Inventor)

 

See the full description of these camps @ utd.edu/k12/desc. Each day will start with check-in at 8:30am, morning session will run from 9am to 12 noon, lunch at 12 noon, interaction with women from IT industry at 12:30pm, and afternoon session will go from 1:30-4:30pm. Location: UT Dallas main campus (room number TBD).

 

We welcome all middle school & high school girls who are new to Computer Programming to take advantage of these camps to explore Computer Programming. There is no sequencing requirement – you can attend any camp you want. If you are already busy with lots of activities, try to attend at least one morning session of a camp you like. We are confident that you will have a blast!

 

All these camps will be taught by experienced UTDallas girl students who have already taught similar camps. Windows laptop is required. A limited # of loaner laptops will be available for students without Windows laptops.

 

Registration link: bit.ly/explore-coding-girls

 

Fee: $20 per day (includes lunch and snacks). No refunds on these special camps.

Reduced fee of $10 applies for families of UTD faculty/staff/students (use promotional code UTDFAMILY) and $5 for students of low income families that get reduced rate/free meals in their schools (use promotional code LOWINCOME). See the details at the bottom of utd.edu/k12 

 

Go Girls Coding Camp – August 1 & 2 – SOLD OUT!

 

o Go Girl Coding Camp is a girls-only camp that will be held on August 1st and 2nd. As a part of a Girl Scout Gold Award Project, this camp will introduce girls to computer science, teach girls to code, and show that it can be a lot of fun!

Friday August 1st: 9-10 AM Check In; 4 PM Departure
Saturday August 2nd: 9 AM Arrival; 4-5 PM Check Out

Eligibility: Any girl 11 to 15 years old (Girls entering 6th , 7th , or 8th grade in Fall 2014); No programming experience necessary.
Tuition: $15.00 (Includes 2 lunches, snacks, activities, and facilities). Note that the $15 fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Activities:
- Animation in Alice using Drag-and-drop programming
- Lunch with cool women in the technology field
- Introduction to web development and online courses
- Technology based activities, games, and instruction
- Mobile application development
- Entrepreneurship and presentation skills with end of camp showcase

Technology Requirements: Student must bring a laptop computer.

Questions? Send an email to jessica.ouyang@gmail.com. 

 

 

Techy Girls Residential Camp

 

This girls-only camp will run from 9 am on July 14 9 am to 1pm.

Arrive: Monday July 14th at 9 am

Depart: Thursday July 17th at 1pm

 

COST: $175.00 (Includes three nights in dorm and all meals & activities). Actual cost of running this camp comes close to $250-$300 per participant. Difference is covered by UT-Dallas Computer Science dept. Note that $175 fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

 

Eligibility: Any girl 16 to 18 years old (Girls entering 11th or 12th grade in Fall 2014); No programming experience necessary.

 

Following topics will be covered:

 

- Animation in Alice using Drag-and-drop programming

- Fancy Drawings using JavaScript

- Controlling Robots using Python

- Mobile Application Development

 

Technology Requirements: Student must bring a laptop computer

 

You need to download all the forms from http://www.utdallas.edu/~jstraach/TechyGirlsCampForms/. Print all the forms, 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. Don’t be disappointed though! We hope to do it again next summer and increase the capacity too. If you have any questions about this residential camp, please contact Dr. Janell Straach (jstraach@utdallas.edu) directly.

 

“Advanced Problem Solving using Java” course by Dr. Ivor Page

 

Description:  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. The class will meet two times each week for four weeks. Each session will comprise one hour of in-class instruction and ninety minutes of problem solving.

 

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.

 

Unlike previous summers, this course will run just for 2 weeks (June 9 – 20). There will be 2 sessions: Morning session and Afternoon session – you can pick your favorite one when you register. Advance registration is required @ bit.ly/utd-algo. Registration fee will be $50 for students. See utd.edu/k12#discounts for information on discounts for UTD families, low income families and school teachers.

 

4-week Cyber Defense Summer Camp for high school students!!

 

UT Dallas Computer Science department and Cyber Defense Center are thrilled to announce 4-week Cyber Defense Summer Camp @ UT Dallas for gifted high school students. See the full details in the flyer: utd.edu/~jeyv/flyers/CSC-flyer.pdf. This camp will run 9am to 5pm every weekday in a classroom in ECSS building.

Session #1: June 30 – July 25 (4 weeks)

Session #2: July 28 -August 22 (4 weeks)

 

Application: utd.edu/~jeyv/flyers/CSC-application.docx

Camp fee: $400 (payment due upon acceptance), limited # of scholarships will be available for low income families.

Email your application to csk12@utdallas.edu A few more spots left…Registration will close as soon as all spots are filled.

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Off-site Summer Camps

Locations: Allen, Coppell (COP), Richland College(RC), Fort Worth (HSA & HSI), BOMLA Dallas (BOM), Ft. Collins (CO) so far.

 

Here are the facilities we plan to use: 

Facility

Address

Registration site

Laptop Requirements

Richland College (Flyer)

12800 Abrams Road

Dallas, Texas 75043

bit.ly/richland-utd

Laptop is not needed for Level 1 camps. Laptop is required for all other camps.

Best in Class Education Center – Allen (Flyer)

2023 W McDermott Drive, Suite 130, 

Allen, Texas 75013

bit.ly/allen-utd

Each participant needs to bring a laptop.

Aloha Mind Math – Carrollton 

 

 

Cancelled

IXL Academy – Coppell (Flyer)

773 S MacArthur Blvd #225, 

Coppell, TX 75019

bit.ly/coppell-utd

Each participant needs to bring a laptop.

The Movie Institute – Dallas 

 

 

Cancelled

Harmony Science Academy Ft. Worth (Flyer)

 

5651 Westcreek Dr., 

Ft. Worth, TX 76133

bit.ly/ftw-utd

Laptop not needed since we will use PCs in computer labs instead.

Harmony School of Innovation Ft. Worth (Flyer)

 

8100 S. Hulen St. 

Fort Worth, TX 76123

bit.ly/ftw-utd

Laptop not needed since we will use PCs in computer labs instead.

Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy, Dallas (Flyer

4730 S. Lancaster Road, 

Dallas TX 75216

bit.ly/bomla-utd

Laptop not needed since we will use PCs in computer labs instead.

T.R. Paul Academy of Arts & Knowledge, Ft Collins, Colorado (Flyer)

4512 McMurry Ave. 

Fort Collins, CO 80525

bit.ly/co-utd

Each participant needs to bring a laptop.

 

Unlike the camps @ campus, participants need to bring their own lunch & snacks. 

Codes: M – Morning (9-12), A – Afternoon (1:30 to 4:30), W – whole day (9-4:30)

 

Off-site Programming Camps

in Summer 2014

typical
AGE

W0
June
2-6

W1
June
9-13

W2
June
16-20

W3
June
23-27

W4
June 30
– July 3

W5
July
7-11

W6
July
14-18

W7
July
21-25

W8
July 28-
Aug 1

W9
Aug
4-8

W10
Aug
11-15

W11
Aug
18-22

Animations using Scratch

5-7

M @
HSA

M @
HSA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Animations using Scratch

8 & up

M @ HSA,
A @ HSA

M @ RC,

M @ COP

 

 

 

 

M @ RC,
W @ CO

M @ Allen

 

M @ RC

 

Fancy Drawings using Logo

8 & up

A @ HSA

A @ RC

 

 

 

 

M @ COP

A @ RC,
W @ CO

A @ Allen

 

 

 

Advanced Scratch: Games & Music

8 & up

 

M @ HSA,
A @ HSA

 

 

 

 

 

 

W @ CO

M @ COP

A @ RC

 

Playing with Finch Robots

8 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alice

11 & up

 

A @ HSA,  
W @ BOM

W @ COP,
W @ HSI

 

 

 

 

W@ CO

W @ CO

 

 

 

Mobile App development using MIT App Inventor

11 & up

 

 

W @ COP

 

 

 

 

W @ CO

 

 

 

 

Enjoyable Programming using JavaScript (Drawings)

11 & up

 

W @ RC

 

W @ HSI, 
W @ BOM

 

 

 

W@ COP

W @  RC

W @ Allen,
W @ CO

W@ COP

W @ RC

 

Intro to Programming in Java

14 & up

 

W @ RC

W @ COP

 

W @ BOM 

 

 

 

 

 

W @ CO

W@ COP

W @ RC

 

Intro to Programming in C++

14 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

W @ COP

W @ RC

 

 

 

 

 

 

You want another week or another workshop? Simply round up a few of your friends and email us (csk12@utdallas.edu) ASAP. We will try to make it happen! If you need financial help to attend the camps, visit www.utdallas.edu/summercamps/summer-camp-experience-scholarship.html for scholarship application. Typically the application deadline is April 1st.

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Teacher Training Camps

 

We will be happy to work with any ISD or school and offer custom-designed hands-on teacher training camps over Summer. We would recommend to cover one topic each day (Scratch, Alice, JavaScript and Java are good topics!). What about the fee? We are flexible and we will be happy to do it for a reasonable fee your ISD/school can afford. Contact us to get started!

 

Questions?  Email: csk12@utdallas.edu  Phone: 214-725-9422