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
(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? email@example.com, 972-357-6893
Logistics (room #, parking pass, etc): bit.ly/sc-logistics
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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com to get discount code to use, School teachers can send the copy of school ID badge to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com, you can drop off earlier or pickup late. It will be $5 for every 30 minutes. Payment is due at the time of dropoff or pickup. Without advance notice, late pickup fee will be $1 per minute beyond 5pm.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org – 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 email@example.com 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 girl 16 to 18 years old (Girls 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
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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 (email@example.com) directly.
Cyber Defense Camps
Visit utd.edu/k12/cyber for details.
High School CS Research Experience course
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 referals 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 referal refund will NOT be credited towards other Summer Coding Camp fees. All refunds will be processed only after the course is over. Referal 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 Langauges, Network computing, Mobile apps, Embedded programming, UI design, Robotics, the software process, and so on.
Class will meet on Mondays & Wednesdays 9am-12noon. Finalize teams. Each team should select a project to work ON. UTD graduate students will be assigned as mentors for each team.
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.
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
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 972-357-6893