100+ Coding Camps in 11 weeks of Summer 2017 (tentative content)!
This page is specifically for coding camps @ UT Dallas campus. If you are looking for coding camps @ offsite locations, please visit utd.edu/k12/offsite.
Big picture: utd.edu/k12
Registration site: bit.ly/utdcscamp
(Click on this link, scroll down and click on Add To Cart to see the full registration form. Scroll down again to see the list of all available camps. We will remove the individual camp entries as they get filled.)
Residential option: utd.edu/k12/residential (campers need to pay both fees: one fee for the camp & another fee for residential portion)
Questions? [email protected] (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.
Fees will up by $25 and $50 exactly 2 weeks before each camp. Registration will be closed one week before the camp to enable us to handle the logistics smoothly. After this point, each registration request should come to [email protected] & it will be reviewed by the director and approved if possible. No exceptions. Registration fee will be $200 and $350 for half-day and full-day camps respectively & discount codes are NOT allowed with these late registrations. If you are not 100% sure about a specific week, you can register early and cancel later if needed.
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 protected] 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 protected] to get discount code to use, School teachers can send the copy of school ID badge to [email protected] to get discount code. Sorry, we do not offer any multi-camp or sibling discounts)
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 anyone 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. 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 & they cannot be reserved in advance – your child may have to share the loaner laptop with another camper in the worst case. So, try your best to send a laptop with your camper!
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 protected], 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.
Update: Since we are running out of rooms at UT Dallas and we are not comfortable to have K-5 graders in our buildings since almost all buildings have multiple entry/exit doors, we have moved all Level 0 and 1 camps to Harmony School of Business Dallas which is less than 2 miles away from UT Dallas campus. Due to kids’ allergy concerns and logistical difficulties, campers need to bring own lunch and snacks to Harmony. We will NOT be providing them.
Our administration has asked us to limit the on-campus camps to middle and high school students. So, each camper should be rising 6th grader or above to attend the coding camps @ UT Dallas. We are happy to provide custom camps for you at offsite location of your choice for younger campers. Email [email protected] if you are interested.
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 [email protected] – 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 protected] 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 5-16). 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.
Cyber Defense Camps
Email: [email protected] (preferred)