Winter Break Coding Camps: January 2019
Since majority of the schools are closed for the first week of January, we will be offering several 3-day workshops in parallel during the break (Wednesday-Friday, January 2-4, 2019) at UT Dallas campus. 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. See utdallas.edu/k12/directions for driving directions to ECSS building in UT Dallas campus.
Camp registration fee is $75 for half-day camps & $150 for full day camps. Registration fee will go up by $25 after advance registration closes on December 27.
(Discount codes for immediate families of current UTD faculty/staff/students: UTDFAMILY – UTD email address should be used for registration, immediate families of UTD alumni: 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 for them to attend the camps – it is NOT for their families. Also, we do not offer any multi-camp or sibling discounts.)
We will provide the PCs/laptops for all level 0 and level 1 camps. All level 2/3/4 campers should bring their own Windows laptop. You can buy a decent laptop for ~$200 now – HP Stream 11 laptop is a good example. Limited # of loaner laptops are available & they can be reserved in advance by paying $10 along with the registration. It will cost $20 to add laptop reservation to registrations later.
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.
We understand that your schedule may change due to various reasons. So, we have very reasonable cancellation policy: $10 processing fee for each cancellation. Prorated amount minus $10 fee will be refunded for cancellations received during the camp dates. Laptop reservation fee will be refunded ONLY if the whole registration is cancelled – it cannot be refunded separately.
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
- W – Whole days
- M – Mornings
- A – Afternoons
Note: You can select a Morning camp & an Afternoon camp to make your own Whole day camp.
Listing of Camps
|Level||Camp Title||Day Code|
|0||Explore Coding Tools||M|
|0||Fun with Robots||A|
|1||Animations using MIT Scratch||M|
|1||Playing with Robots||A|
|1||Circuits using MaKey MaKey kit||A|
|1||Light up with BBC micro:bit||A|
|1||LittleBits Circuit design (Computer not needed)||M|
|1||Advanced Scratch: Games & Music||W|
|2||Explore Coding with Art for middle school girls||W|
|2||Animation & Games using Alice||W|
|2||Coding with BBC micro:bit||W|
|2||Coding with Robots||W|
|2||Mobile App design with MIT App Inventor||W|
|2||Engineering Projects with Arduino||W|
|2||Introductory MS Excel||W|
|3||Images & Games in Processing (Java based)||W|
|3||Programming in Java||W|
|3||Programming in Python||W|
|3||Coding with Drones||W|
|3||Advanced MS Excel||W|
|3||Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking||W|
|4||Object Oriented Programming (OOP) in Java||W|
|4||Programming Contest Problems||W|
|4||Machine Learning with Python||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 at bit.ly/utd-club-req. If you have 3+ campers, per-student will become reasonable. You can compute the fee at utdallas.edu/k12/custom.