2017 Summer Camps

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The mission of our summer camps is to expose elementary, middle school, and high school students to the creative side of computing so that they may add computing to their creative tool set and use it as a lifelong means of expression. In addition to computing, campers are introduced to a bit of the college life as they go on campus tours, eat lunch in one of our cafeterias, and swim in our recreation center. (All of these experiences and a t-shirt are included in the cost of the camp.)

 

Summer Camp Schedule

Camp

Date

cost($)

Web Design

May 30 - June 2 (4 days)

$350

Robotics I

June 5 - June 9

$400

Java Programming (AP CS A Exam Prep)

June 5 - June 9

July 10 - July 14

$375

$375

Minecraft

June 12 - June 16

July 17 - July 21

$400

$400

Computer Game Design

June 19 - June 23

July 10 - July 14

$400

$400

Programming Games with Unity: High School

(FULL - Waitlist Only)

June 19 - June 23

$375

Mobile Applications

June 26 - June 30

$400

Stop Motion Movies

July 5 - July 7 (3-day week)

$300

Robotics II

July 24- July 28

$400

Creating Music through Coding

July 31 - August 4

$400

Our Summer Camps are for rising 3rd grade (must be 8 years of age by 9/1/2017) through rising 12th grade.

Web Design

Rising 3rd - Rising 8th

The internet is a platform on which creative ideas can be shared instantly around the world. Our Web Design Camps expose campers to the tools and skills that will allow them to express themselves via this world changing medium. Campers in grades 3-5 will build their own websites using templates and drag-n-drop technology. Older campers will be using web development tools and writing code to construct websites that expresses their own ideas.

Robotics I

Rising 3rd - Rising 8th

Robotics affects nearly every aspect of modern life. This camp gives students a peek behind the curtain by allowing them to build and program creations that sense and react to their surroundings. Campers will be exposed to basic computing and problem solving techniques via LEGO creatures that follow lines, seek and hunt, and find their way through mazes. Elementary school students will work with LEGO NXT and middle school students will work with LEGO EV3 robotics kits.

Minecraft

Rising 3rd - Rising 8th

Learn to solve problems like a programmer and how to think like a computer scientist as you make creative modifications (Mods) to the popular Minecraft world. Minecraft is not just a game but a powerful educational platform. In this camp, campers will use Minecraft to learn fundamental coding principles and functionality. They will utilize ScriptCraft and JavaScript (one of the world’s most widely used programming languages) to code a world based on their own imagination. No prior experience in coding necessary.

Computer

Game Design

Rising 3rd - Rising 8th

Playing games can be fun and even educational. However, making your own game is empowering! Campers will learn the creative and computational side of game making. They will apply math skills, problem solve, think critically, and communicate with others as they make their own game creations.

Programming Games with Unity: High School 

Rising 9th - Rising 12th 

(FULL - Waitlist Only)

Unity is one of the industry standard development environments for game design in 3D. In this course we will work through the game development pipeline as we design environments, characters, and program game interactions within the Unity development environments. The class will also explore elements of successful and engaging game experiences and study the design and software development process. Students will also work with programming in C# and Javascript.

Mobile Applications

Rising 3rd - Rising 8th

Do you want to create an App you can run on your own phone and share with others? App Studio is a free online tool for learning JavaScript and creating interactive Web based programs that can run on computers or on mobile devices. In this camp students will learn how to create interactive mobile applications using the JavaScript Language. Graphics, buttons, sliders, canvas, and text boxes will be employed while learning about the design process. Elementary school campers will focus on elements of motion and interaction and middle school campers will focus on app design.

Stop Motion Movies

Rising 3rd - Rising 8th

Stop-motion animation is an art nearly as old as movies themselves. By stringing together pictures, animators are able to give life to puppets and clay figures. In this camp, you will create your own short film by constructing props and scenery and directing your inanimate actors. But of course, no movie is complete without post production. You will also learn special effects techniques that will enable you to put the finishing touches on your cinematic masterpiece.

Robotics II

Rising 3rd - Rising 8th

Elementary School: In Robotics II campers will work with Lego EV3 robots and focus on using sensor data such as color, light, touch, and sonar to have the robot make its own decisions and action choices. The EV3 Robotics system features a faster processor and more memory allowing for more complex robot behaviors. In addition students will research and develop more complex builds. Middle School: Are you ready to move beyond Lego Mindstorms Robotics? Increase sophistication in building with robust materials using metal, bolts, screws, and high powered DC motors in the Tetrix and VEX building systems. We will also explore text based programming systems such as RobotC and Python for robot control. Other topics for the camp include computer vision and Artificial Intelligence algorithms such as localization. This camp will help prepare you for competition in VEX or First Tech Challenge robotics tournaments.

Creating Music through Coding

Rising 3rd - Rising 8th

Musical expression is common to most everyone. Combining that expression with computing exposes campers to whole new world of creativity. With no prior experience in music or computer programming needed, campers will express themselves through the creation of their own computer generated musical compositions.

Java Programming (AP CS A Exam Prep)

Rising 9th - Rising 12th

This camp is designed to engage in topics of computer science and equip students with the tools of a high level programming language and object-orientated programming. Students will learn programming concepts using the Java language and work to establish skills and facility that can be applied to the AP Computer Science exam. Students will employ iteration, arrays, randomness, and control structures to design programs of increasing complexity. In addition, students will engage in projects designed to connecting programming to relevant real world situations and needs.

Program Details

Time

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

8a-9a

Arrival & Activities

Arrival & Activities

Arrival & Activities

Arrival & Activities

Arrival & Activities

9a-12p

Instruction

Instruction

Instruction

Construction

Construction

12p-1p

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1p-2p

Instruction

Construction & Activities

Pool Play

Construction & Activities

Showcase Preparation

2p-3p

Construction

Construction & Activities

Pool Play

Construction & Activities

Showcase for Parents

3p-3:30p

Car Pool

Car Pool

Car Pool

Car Pool

Car Pool

3p-6p

After Care

After Care

After Care

After Care

1.Drop-off will run from 8:00AM - 9:00AM. Upon drop off, students will be taken to camp rooms for pre-camp activities. If you are dropping off from your vehicle, please do not park or get out of your car. A camp facilitator will be there to assist your student. If you need to park your car, please do so in the area designated on the map below and walk your camper into the building and all the way to the camp rooms located on the third floor. Please keep in mind that GA Tech is an open campus. Please do not drop off your child unattended. Please review the on campus parking section of this document.

2. Car Pool will begin at 3:00PM. Students who are not in After Care will be escorted to car pool by a camp facilitator. (The Car Pool location is the same as the Drop-off location). NO campers will be released from the car pool line as walkers until car pool is over.

3. Walk-In Pick-Up will occur in Room 345 of the College of Computing Building, (The same building as Drop-off.) Please park in the location indicated in the Map section of this document. Please review the on campus parking section of this document.

4. Car Pool and Pick-Up will run from 3:00PM - 3:30PM. Any camper picked up after 3:30PM will be considered to be in After Care. The parent must park in the location indicated in the Map section of this document and come to room 345 to get their camper. In addition there will be a Late Pick-Up Fee of $15/hr accrued the first minute of each hour for each hour an unregistered After Care student participates in After Care. (See table below)

5. Fees are due no later than the following morning at Drop-Off. Your camper will not be accepted back into camp until fees are paid. Your payment must be made via the same online payment process used for registration.

6. We understand that Atlanta traffic can be quite heavy and spontaneous at times, but we ask that you make plans to ensure your child can be picked up during at the appropriate time. Our staff will be departing at 6:00PM. To ensure their safety, campers not picked up by 6:00PM will be escorted to the Georgia Tech Police Station. Arrangements for pick-up will then be made through Georgia Tech Police Department located at 879 Hemphill Avenue Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30318. (www.police.gatech.edu, (404) 894-2500)

Fee Schedule for Late Pick-Up

3:31PM - 4:00PM

$15

4:01PM - 5:00PM

$30

5:01PM - 6:00PM

$45

After 6:00PM

Camper will be dismissed from the program with no refund of camp fees.

Activities such as board games; arts & crafts; puzzles and movies will be coordinated between 8:00AM and 9:00AM to awaken our campers' minds for a day of learning experiences.

1. Lunch will be provided each day as part of the camp experience. Campers who register late (less than 2 weeks in advance) will be responsible for paying for their lunch.

2. Camp participants will either eat lunch at the food court in the Student Center or enjoy lunch outdoors in a shady location.

3. There are many options for lunch including Chick-fil-A, Subway, and Pizza Hut. Please see a list restaurants here:https://www.gatechdining.com/dining-choices/retail/foodcourt.html

4. Students will receive a $9 lunch card each day of camp.

5. The student will be responsible for paying anything above their daily limit. Unfortunately, balances do not carry over to the next day.

6. If you have not done so already, please inform us of any food allergies your child may have by email at oecoutreachevents@gmail.com

7. If your child misplaces/loses their meal card, we will be unable to pay for lunch for the remaining camp sessions, with the exception of Friday when we order pizza for everyone.

8. Unless the camper has indicated dietary restrictions, snacks will be provided during morning and afternoon instruction and activities. Those with dietary restriction can bring their own snacks to be eaten during these time periods. If a camper is not able to eat pizza, they are responsible for bringing their own lunch on Friday (no refund is made for this meal).

1. On Wednesdays, campers will have the opportunity to enjoy the campus indoor leisure pool which is equipped with swim lanes; water play area; lazy river; a water slide and a staff of lifeguards.

2. Campers who will be participating in pool activities will need to bring a bag containing their swim clothes; towel; pool shoes or flip-flops. Campers may also bring wearable floaties and goggles if desired. This bag will hold their regular clothes while they are swimming. Please label the bag and all of its contents with your camper's name.

3. Campers will be carrying their bag and wearing their pool shoes or flip-flops to the pool as we will be leaving their camp shoes and any other valuable belongings locked in the classroom. Campers will change into and out of their swim clothes in the recreational center locker rooms.

4. We will contact you to fill out the necessary swimming permissions form prior to attending camp.

5. Activities such as board games; arts & crafts; puzzles and movies will be coordinated for campers who do not wish to swim.

1. After Care will be offered from 3:00PM-6:00PM, Monday-Thursday each week (see notes below for exceptions) for a fee of $60 per week the exceptions below

**Week 1 (May 30 - June 1) fee is $45 for the week**

**Week 6 will begin on Wednesday, July 5. After Care will be provided Wednesday and Thursday only, fee is $30 for the week.**

2. After Care payments need to be made via the same online payment process used for registration, no less than one week before the beginning of camp. An additional $15 per week will be charged for After Care fees paid after Monday, before the week of your child’s camp.

3. Cancellations a month in advance will be refunded. Less than one month in advance, no refunds will be made.

4. We will not have After Care on Fridays as students are expected to leave with their parents after the Parent Showcase.

5. Week 1 will begin on Tuesday, May 30. After Care will be provided from Tuesday to Thursday.

6. Week 6 will begin on Wednesday, July 5. After Care will be provided from Wednesday to Thursday.

7. Car pool ends at 3:30PM. So, parents picking up during After Care must park and come to room 345 to get their camper.

1. The last day of each camp (Friday) will end in a Parents' Showcase from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.

2. This is an opportunity for each camper to show off his or her creations.

3. This is also an invitation for parents to observe the creative learning environment that our camps offer.

4. If attending, parents should park in the designated lot or parking deck.

5. Students are expected to leave with their parents at the end of the Parent Showcase.

Student Expectations

The expectations below are included in the summer camp application. Both you and the student must acknowledge that you understand these expectations by digitally signing the contract.

  1. Georgia Tech computers should NOT be used to look up any materials deemed inappropriate in nature. Any violations will result in actions being taken to include (but not limited to) notification of the parent, the Dean’s Office, and/or Georgia Tech Police.
  2. Respect the property and feelings of fellow summer program students, teachers and student assistants as well as all others not directly associated with summer programs.
  3. Always act in a manner that will promote a classmate's opportunity to learn in a safe and supportive environment.
  4. Have a positive attitude about learning and involvement during the summer program.
  5. Politely communicate any concerns directly to summer program instructors or student facilitators.
  6. As we are doing a great deal of arts and crafts as well as handling small building materials, campers will be expected to keep their work areas as clean as possible during the day. Camp instruction and activities will end at 2:50PM to include a cleaning of all workstations and the room in preparation for the following morning of camp. The hour before the Parent Showcase will be used in part to clean in preparation for the event.
  7. No "horseplay", inappropriate behavior or language of any kind will be tolerated. Students are representatives of Georgia Tech during their involvement with the summer programs, and they should act accordingly.
  8. No drugs or tobacco are permitted on the Georgia Tech campus by summer program participants. If your child requires prescribed medications, please include a note that indicates the name of the medication and when it should be administered. The medication must be in the correct prescription container.
  9. No weapons of any kind are permitted in our camps. This includes guns, knives, switchblades, pocketknives, and any other instruments that could be used as weapons. Any student who brings a weapon to a summer program or uses Georgia Tech computers inappropriately will be handed over to the campus police and immediately dismissed from the program.

Violation of these expectations will result in the immediate dismissal from the camp without a refund of camp fees. Dismissed campers will not be allowed to return to OEC camps in the future.

What to and not to

  1. Campers will be moving around a classroom doing arts and crafts. Wear clothes that are comfortable and are OK for glue and spills.
  2. Some activities as well as the walk to lunch will be outside. Wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather.
  3. Please send your camper with a swimsuit, towel and goggles if needed. They will need a pair of pool shoes or flip flops to wear to the pool as we will be leaving their camp shoes and any other valuable belongings locked in the classroom. Campers will change into and out of their swim clothes in the recreational center locker rooms. We are not responsible for any lost or damaged items.
  1. Expensive jewelry, clothes or shoes that may get messy or lost.
  2. Open toes shoes except when going to the pool on Wednesdays.
  1. On Wednesday, campers who will be participating in pool activities will need to bring a bag containing their swim clothes; towel; pool shoes or flip-flops. Campers may also include wearable floaties and goggles if desired. This bag will hold their regular clothes while they are swimming. Please label the bag and all of its contents with your camper's name.
  2. Each camper should bring a water bottle that can be refilled during the day at our water fountains.
  3. Although lunch is provided, campers may bring a lunch.
  4. Campers may bring cell phones only to be used outside of instruction and activity times or to be used in cases of emergencies. We are not responsible for lost or damaged phones.
  1. Pool toys
  2. Snacks are not needed unless the camper has indicated dietary restrictions. Morning and Afternoon snacks will be provided.
  3. Toys; Electronics games or devices; Tablets or Personal Computers
  4. Money is not needed unless the camper wants to bring a few extra dollars to spend in excess of the money provided for lunch.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made prior to a month in advance of the camp and after care fees will be issued a full refund. Any cancellation occurring after the one-month deadline will result in the forfeiting of camp and after care fees.

On Campus Parking

Please be advised that most parking on campus is by permit only. Parking in the designated visitors' lots (see below) and paying the parking rates is the best way to avoid possible tickets, booting and impound fees. We will not reimburse for the fines.

  1. Visitors Area 4: State Street & Ferst Drive (closest lot to the CoC)=$2 an hour
  2. Visitors Area 5: North Campus Parking Deck (State Street) (alternate lot when other is full)
    0-1 hour=$1.50, 1-2 hours=$3.00, 2-3 hours=$4.50, 3-4 hours=$6.00, etc. Lost Ticket fee=$20

Due to construction carpool routes will be updated at a later date.