100+ Coding Camps in 11 weeks of Summer 2016!
Fee reduction for low income families & Off-site Summer Camps for underprivileged communities are sponsored by
Big picture: utd.edu/k12
Registration site: bit.ly/utdcscamp
(Use this link to register with iPad & mobile devices).
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 (preferred), 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 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,UTDALUMNI – need to provide degree and graduation details during 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. 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 group & MS – Middle School group
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 drop-off or pickup. Without advance notice, late pickup fee will be $1 per minute beyond 5pm.
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 6-17). 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 (TBD)
This camp is sponsored through a generous donation by National Center for Women & IT (NCWIT.org) and Microsoft Research.
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
– 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.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred)