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 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 November 12.

(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 everything for Level 0 camps and Littlebits camp – Windows laptop is required for all other camps. . Any typical laptop will do. 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 alongwith the registration. It will cost $20 to add laptop reservation to registrations later.

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.

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 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 Whole day camp.

Level

Camp Title

UT Dallas

Campus

Dallas
Downtown
location?

0

Explore Coding Tools

M

0

Fun with Robots

A

1

Animations using MIT Scratch

M

A

1

Playing with Robots

A

1

Circuits using MaKey MaKey kit

A

1

Light up with BBC micro:bit

A

M

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

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

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 or you want a custom camp in another week, 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 3+ campers, per-student will become reasonable. You can compute the fee @ utdallas.edu/k12/custom.