*Note: Laptops will be provided throughout the week for all tech camps listed below
Design Your Own Video Game
Week of July 5
Do you enjoy playing video games? Have you ever wondered how they are built? Do you want to create your own? In this camp, students will have the opportunity not only to see how video games work, but to code their own. Using the Scratch coding platform developed at MIT (scratch.MIT.edu), students will design and code their own video games. Scratch uses intricate, pre-written blocks of code so the programmer can focus on the overall principles of coding and not the specific syntax. These types of coding platforms are used in introductory courses in major universities, such as Harvard and Berkley. Campers will acquire Computer Science knowledge that can be applied not only in that specific field, but in any area of study. Come and build your own fully functioning video game with us! No prior coding experience is required.
App Building 101
Week of August 16
Knowing how to design, engineer, and code apps for computers and mobile devices is a useful, fun and even marketable skill. In this camp, students will use a variety of app building platforms to learn how to create their own, fully functional apps. Learning the basic principles of Computer Science and app design helps students further develop their problem solving and computational thinking skills in a supportive and creative environment. This camp will guide students in creating their own apps from inception to completion. No prior coding knowledge is required to enjoy and create in this camp.