200+ Coding Camps in 12 weeks of Summer 2019!

This page is specifically for coding camps at UT Dallas campus (most camps in ECSS building – click here for address & driving directions). If you are looking for Cyber Defense camps, visit utdallas.edu/k12/cyber. If you are looking for coding camps at offsite locations, please visit utdallas.edu/k12/offsite. You can conduct custom camps for you & your friends as well – details utdallas.edu/k12/custom. If you want to get the big picture about introducing your kids to coding, please visit utdallas.edu/k12.

Questions? [email protected] (preferred), 214-924-2148 (text)

Fee details

Camp fee is $150 for half-day one-week camp & $300 for full-day one-week camp. Registration closes one week before each week’s camps. Late registrations will be accepted only if there is space in specific camps, with additional fee of $50 – email [email protected] for pre-approval & payment mechanism for such late registrations. There is no separate registration fee for our camps. Cancellation fee is $25 until the camp start date. After the camp starts, prorated amount minus $25 fee will be refunded for cancellations.

(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. Detailed instructions about the discounts at the bottom of utdallas.edu/k12. Also, we do not offer any multi-camp or sibling discounts. Discount codes cannot be combined either.)

We provide the PCs/laptops for all level 0 & level 1 camps. For level 2 or higher level camps, Windows laptop or MacBook is required, unless explicit instructions are given in the camp description. Any typical laptop will do for most camps. 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 $25 along with the registration.

In the interest of making our camps more accessible to families, we will have additional buffer time for drop-off and pick-up before and after camp hours. Morning sessions start at 9am – you can drop your children as early as 8:30am. Afternoon sessions end at 4pm – you can pick-up your children as late as 5pm. With 1-day advance notice to [email protected], you can drop off earlier or pickup late. It will be $5 for every 30 minutes. Payment is due at the time of drop-off or pickup. Without the advance notification, late pickup fee will be $1 per minute beyond 5pm.

We will continue to serve snacks and meals for level 2-4 campers (mostly middle & high school students) as long as they don’t have any food allergies. UT Dallas administration has allowed us to run elementary kids’ camps again with the condition that each child brings snacks (and lunch if needed) from home. We are prohibited from serving any food items for these younger guests. Thanks for your understanding. We will provide complete supervision from sign-in to sign-out (one instructor will accompany the kids to restrooms as well, considering the “open” nature of college buildings) including the lunch-hour and taking the morning campers to afternoon camps (if they have signed up for both). Parents are required to sign-in and sign-out in the respective camp rooms.

Codes

Camp Camp Hours Check-in Time Check-out Time
Whole day (code W) 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Morning (code M) 9 a.m. to noon 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. noon to 1 p.m.
Afternoon (code A) 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. noon to 1 p.m. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • F – Full
  • HS – High school version (the same content is covered in a bit faster pace, then more examples and advanced content may be covered)

Note: There will be NO camp on May 27 & July 4. So, the camp hours will be increased to 8:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. during those weeks (May 28-31 and July 2-6).

Effective immediately, we no longer accept registrations for Level 0 camps. Our administration wants us to limit # of Level 0 campers at this point.

Level 0 Camps (no need to bring laptops)

Level 0 Camps Typical age range W1
May 28-31
W2
June 3-7
W3
June 10-14
W4
June 17-21
W5
June 24-28
W6
July 1-5
W7
July 8-12
W8
July 15-19
W9
July 22-26
W10
July 29 – Aug 2
W11
Aug 5-9
W12
Aug 12-16
Explore Coding Tools 6-7 MF AF MF AF MF
Fun with Robots 6-7 AF MF AF MF AF

Level 1 Camps (no need to bring laptops)

Level 1 Camps Typical age range W1
May 28-31
W2
June 3-7
W3
June 10-14
W4
June 17-21
W5
June 24-28
W6
July 1-5
W7
July 8-12
W8
July 15-19
W9
July 22-26
W10
July 29 – Aug 2
W11
Aug 5-9
W12
Aug 12-16
Animations using Scratch 8-10 M A M A M A M M
Light up with BBC micro::bit 8-10 A M A M A M A A
Advanced Scratch: Games & Music 8-10 M A A A M
Playing with Robots 8-10 A M A M A M A
Dancing Robots 8-10 M A A A
Circuits using MaKey MaKey kit 8-10 M A M A M A
LittleBits Circuits Design 8-10 A M A M M A
Alice for Elementary kids 8-10 M A M A M M
JavaScript for Elementary kids 8-10 M A M A A
Math & Scratch 8-10 A A M A M
Creative Writing (Select Special Half-day Camp) 8-10 A

Level 2 Camps (laptop needed)

Level 2 Camps Typical age range W1
May 28-31
W2
June 3-7
W3
June 10-14
W4
June 17-21
W5
June 24-28
W6
July 1-5
W7
July 8-12
W8
July 15-19
W9
July 22-26
W10
July 29 – Aug 2
W11
Aug 5-9
W12
Aug 12-16
Coding with Robots 11-13 A M A A M
Mobile Apps using MIT App Inventor 11-13 M A A M A
Bring Math to Life! 11-13 A M M A M
Art of Problem Solving 11-13 A M A
Coding with Drones 11-17 M A M M A
Dancing Robots 11-17 A M M
Coding with BBC micro:bit 11-17 W W W W W
Enjoyable Coding with Alice 11-13 W W W A W W A W W A W W
Enjoyable Coding with Alice – HS 14-17 W W W W
Enjoyable Coding with JavaScript 11-13 W W W W W A W W
Enjoyable Coding with JavaScript – HS 14-17 W W A W A W W A W
Learning to code with Minecraft (Python) 11-17 W W W W
Introductory GameMaker 11-13 W W W W
Web page design 11-13 W W W W W
Engineering Projects with Arduino Boards 11-13 W W W W W W
Robotic Art 11-13 W W W
Computer Architecture 11-17 W W
Introductory MS Excel 11-17 M A
Explore Coding with Art for middle school girls 11-13 W W W
Explore Coding with Art for high school girls 14-17 W W
Introductory GameMaker – HS 14-17 W W
Creative Writing (Select Special Half-day Camp) 11-17 M

Level 3 Camps (laptop needed)

Level 3 Camps Typical age range W1
May 28-31
W2
June 3-7
W3
June 10-14
W4
June 17-21
W5
June 24-28
W6
July 1-5
W7
July 8-12
W8
July 15-19
W9
July 22-26
W10
July 29 – Aug 2
W11
Aug 5-9
W12
Aug 12-16
Advanced GameMaker 14-17 W W
Advanced MS Excel 14-17 M M M
Programming in Java 14-17 W W W A W W A W W A W W
Programming in C++ 14-17 W W W
Programming in Python 14-17 W W W W W
Robotic Art – HS 14-17 W
Images & Games in Processing 14-17 W W W
Cyber Security & Ethical Hacking 14-17 W

Level 4 Camps (laptop needed)

Level 4 Camps Typical age range W1
May 28-31
W2
June 3-7
W3
June 10-14
W4
June 17-21
W5
June 24-28
W6
July 1-5
W7
July 8-12
W8
July 15-19
W9
July 22-26
W10
July 29 – Aug 2
W11
Aug 5-9
W12
Aug 12-16
Advanced Python Programming 14-17 W W
Object Oriented Programming in Java 14-17 W W W
Object Oriented Programming in C++ 14-17 W
Graphical Object Oriented Programming with Processing (Java) 14-17 W W W
Programming Contest Problems 14-17 W W W W
Android App Development 14-17 W W W
Embedded coding with Arduino & Rasperry Pi 14-17 W W
Data Structures & Algorithms 14-17 W W W
Linux Command line & Scripting 14-17 W W
Databases & SQL programming 14-17 W W
Machine Learning with Python 14-17 W
Virtual Reality App Design 14-17 W W

 

Coding Camps in your city/school/community?

You want us to come to your neighborhood/city to run a coding camp? Sure, work with your family, friends, school, church or community to find a space to run it (any public place, NOT a private residence, is OK) – Write to [email protected] – we will be happy to work with you to make it happen.

If your community/town is under-privileged (majority of the families cannot afford to pay our modest fees), no worries! Let us work together to get a corporate sponsorship & make the camps happen at a fraction of the total cost to your families! Email us soon and start the conversation!

Questions?

Email: [email protected] (preferred)

Phone: 214-924-2148 (text)