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
(This link is only for camps @ UTD campus. Visit utd.edu/k12/offsite for all other locations).
Residential option: utd.edu/k12/residential
Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get discount code to use, School teachers can send the copy of school ID badge to email@example.com 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. 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 to 4), W – Whole day (9-4)
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-previleged & 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.
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 July 20th at 9am
Depart: Thursday July 23rd at 1pm
COST: $175.00 (Includes three nights in dorm and all meals & activities). Actual cost of running this camp is much higer. 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
- 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.
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 972-357-6893