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.

Registration

Registration link: bit.ly/wb-utd

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.)

Camp Details

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.

Cancellation policy

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.

Levels

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

Day Codes

  • 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 Introductory GameMaker W
2 Mobile App design with MIT App Inventor W
2 Engineering Projects with Arduino W
2 Animation & Drawings with JavaScript 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.