~100 Programming Summer Camps in 11 weeks of Summer!

 

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. 

 

Registration site:  bit.ly/utdcscamp
 

(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 register at regular rate, then send the copy of school ID badge to csk12@utdallas.edu to get the discount processed)

 

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

Fee: $100 for half-day, $200 for full-day (lunch included). Exceptions: Alice (CHAMP) camp, Research Experience camp & off-site camps @ Colorado cost $250. Off-site camps @ California cost $300.

 

Grade levels have 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 the grade level.

 

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!

 

Level

Camp Title

 

typical
grade
level

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

1

Animations using Scratch

3 & up

A

 

 

M

 

 

M

 

 

M

 

1

Advanced Scratch: Games & Music

3 & up

 

 

M

 

 

 

 

 

A

A

 

1

Fancy Drawings using Logo

3 & up

M

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

M

 

 

1

Playing with Finch Robots

3 & up

 

 

A

 

 

 

A

 

 

A

 

2

“Bring Math to Life” camp

5 & up

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

2

Alice (CHAMPS)

6 & up

 

F

 

 

F

F

 

F

 

 

 

2

Enjoyable Programming using JavaScript (Drawings)

6 & up

F

 

F

 

 

F

 

F

 

F

 

2

Mobile App development using MIT App Inventor

6 & up

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

 

A

 

M

2

Enjoyable Programming using Scribbler Robots

6 & up

 

A

 

M

 

A

 

 

M

 

A

2

Animation using Adobe Flash

6 & up

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Animation in Maya – STEAM camp

6 & up

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

2

Introductory GameMaker – STEAM camp

6 & up

 

 

F

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

F

2

Web page design

6 & up

 

F

 

 

F

 

 

F

 

 

 

3

Advanced GameMaker – STEAM camp

8 & up

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

F

 

 

 

3

Intro to Programming in Java

8 & up

F

 

F

 

 

F

 

F

 

 

F

3

Intro to Programming in C++

8 & up

 

F

 

 

F

 

 

 

F

 

F

3

Intro to Programming in Python & Robots

8 & up

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

3

Minecraft MODs development

8 & up

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

3

Game development in Java using Greenfoot IDE

9 & up

 

 

F

 

 

 

F

 

 

F

 

3

OOP in C++ with Robots

9 & up

 

 

F

 

 

 

F

 

 

F

 

3

Animation in Unity IDE – STEAM camp

9 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

4

Robotic Art – STEAM camp

9 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

F

 

4

Introduction to C#.NET programming

9 & up

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Prog Competition Problems
(different set in each session)

9 & up

 

 

 

F

 

 

F

 

 

 

F

4

Advanced Java & Andorid Application Development

9 & up

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

4

Objective C & iOS Application Development

9 & up

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Virtual Reality Game Design

9 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

4

Embedded programming with   Arduino & Rasperry Pi

9 & up

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

4

Web programming with PHP

9 & up

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Web programming with JavaScript

9 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

4

Web programming with Ruby on Rails

9 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

4

Game/App development & integration with Facebook

9 & up

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

ECS Research Experience

9 & up

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F

4

Databases & SQL programming!

9 & up

 

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Linux installation & command line usage

9 & up

 

 

 

F

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

New! 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

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

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

 

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

Application deadline is April 15th, decision by April 21st.

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

Email your application to csk12@utdallas.edu

 

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Off-site Summer Camps

Locations: Allen, Carrollton (CCL), Dallas, Richland College(RC), Cupertino (CA), Ft. Collins (CO) so far.

 

Here are the facilities we plan to use:

.

Facility

Address

Laptop Requirements*

Richland College (Flyer)

12800 Abrams Road

Dallas, Texas 75043

Laptop not needed for Level 1 and 2 workshops. Laptop is required for level 3 workshops.

Best in Class Education Center – Allen (Flyer)

2023 W McDermott Drive, Suite 130,
Allen, Texas 75013

Each participant needs to bring a laptop.

The Movie Institute – Dallas (Flyer)

Valley View Center at Dallas Midtown,
13331 Preston Road Suite 1134,
Dallas, TX 75240

Each participant needs to bring a laptop.

Aloha Mind Math – Carrollton (Flyer)

1500 West Hebron Parkway, Suite 106,
Carrollton,TX 75010

Each participant needs to bring a laptop.

Aloha Mind Math – Cupertino, California (Flyer)

10601 South DeAnza Blvd, Suite 303,
Cupertino, CA 95014

Each participant needs to bring a laptop.

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

4512 McMurry Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80525

Each participant needs to bring a laptop.

 

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

 

Off-site Programming Camps

in Summer 2014

typical
grade
level

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

3 & up

M @ RC

CA

M @ CCL

 

M @ Dallas

 

M @ RC,
CO

M @ Allen

 

M @ RC

 

Fancy Drawings using Logo

3 & up

A @ RC

CA

A @ CCL

 

A @ Dallas

 

A @ RC,
CO

A @ Allen

 

 

 

Advanced Scratch: Games & Music

3 & up

 

 

CA

 

 

 

 

M @ CCL,
CO

 

A @ RC

 

Playing with Finch Robots

3 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A @ CCL

 

 

 

Alice

6 & up

 

CA

CA

 

 

 

CO

CO

 

 

 

Mobile App development using MIT App Inventor

6 & up

 

CA

 

 

 

 

CO

 

 

 

 

Enjoyable Programming using JavaScript (Drawings)

6 & up

F @ RC

 

CA

 

F @ CCL

F @ Dallas

F @  RC

F @ Allen,
CO

 

F @ RC

 

Intro to Programming in Java

8 & up

F @ RC

 

CA

 

 

 

 

F @

CCL,
CO

F @ Dallas

F @ RC

 

Intro to Programming in C++

8 & up

 

 

 

 

 

 

F @ 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: 972-883-4241