Winter Break Coding Camps

We will have the camps in 3 different during Winter Break! Week 1 will be before Christmas (Monday to Thursday, December 18-21, 4 days – Coppell, Garland, Frisco & Richardson ISDs are closed this week), Week 2 will be after Christmas (Tuesday to Friday, December 26-29, 4 days – all ISDs are closed this week) and Week 3 will be in the new year (Wednesday to Friday, Jan 3-5, 3 days – Dallas, Allen, Carrollton-Farmers Branch & McKinney ISDs are closed this week). Morning session will run 9am to 12noon and afternoon session will run 1-4pm on each day. Students can be dropped as early as 8:30am and picked up as late as 5pm. Earlier drop-off or late pickups can be arranged with additional fee.

Since UT Dallas will be shut down from December 22 to Jan 2, second week will be held ONLY at Offsite location. Here are the Offsite locations we will use for Winter break camps.

Best in Class Frisco-McKinney: 1800 Independence Pkwy #130, McKinney, TX 75070 (Weeks 1 and 2)

Best in Class Allen-Plano: 2023 W McDermott Dr, Allen, TX 7501 (Week 3)

Registration link: bit.ly/wb-utd (Advance registration will close exactly one week before each week’s camps – fee will go up by $50).

All offsite camps need to make the minimum enrollment of 5 students for each camp to run. Otherwise, the camp will be cancelled. Alternate choices will be given or full refund can be processed. There is no minimum requirement for camps @ UT Dallas – even if there is only one registration, camp will run!

We recommend you to start the children at the appropriate level based on the grade level, then let them progress in their own pace & enjoy the learning experience! Please do not rush them through the levels.

Level 0

K-2 graders

Level 1

3-5 graders & younger graduates of Level 0

Level 2

6-8 graders & younger graduates of Level 1

Level 3

9-12 graders & younger graduates of Level 2

Level 4

9-12 graders & younger graduates of Level 3

Codes: W – Whole days, M – Mornings and A – Afternoons. You can select a Morning camp & an Afternoon camp to make your own Level 1 Whole day camp. Sorry, there is no Whole day option available for Level 0 campers.

Lunch & snacks will be provided to the campers, as long as they do not have any food allergies. UTD administration prohibits us from serving any lunch/snack items to the kids with any type of food allergies. Please inform your children so that they won’t be disappointed – send the snacks & lunch as well.

Level

Camp Title

UT Dallas
Campus
Week 1
Dec 18-21

Best-in-Class
Frisco-McKinney
Week 1
Dec 18-21

Best-in-Class
Frisco-McKinney
Week 2
Dec 26-29

UT Dallas
Campus
Week 3
Jan 3-5

Best-in-Class
Allen-Plano
Week 3
Jan 3-5

0

Explore Coding Tools

M

A

M

M

A

1

Animations using MIT Scratch

M

A

M

M

A

1

Playing with Robots

A

A

1

Circuits using MaKey MaKey kit

A

A

1

Light up with BBC micro:bit

A

M

A

M

1

LittleBits Circuit design (Computer not needed)

M

A

M

1

Advanced Scratch: Games & Music

W

W

2

Animation & Games using Alice

W

W

A

W

W

2

Coding with BBC micro:bit

W

W

W

2

Coding with Robots

W

W

2

Introductory GameMaker

W

2

Mobile App design with MIT App Inventor

W

M

W

M

2

Engineering Projects with Arduino

W

W

2

Animation & Drawings with JavaScript

W

W

W

W

2

Introductory MS Excel

W

W

3

Programming in Java

W

W

W

3

Coding with Drones

W

W

3

Advanced MS Excel

W

W

4

Object Oriented Programming in Java

W

W

You would like to see another camp in UT Dallas? Email [email protected] – we will be happy to add if you can do it. Also, if you live far away from UT Dallas, no problem – we got you covered – Gather a few friends, select a topic, choose the timing and run a private camp near your place. Submit your request @ bit.ly/utd-club-req. If you have 5+ campers, fee will become reasonable. You can compute the fee @ utdallas.edu/k12/custom.