Fun Activities Camps 2015


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Become a Gong Fu Panda: Chinese Language and Culture Summer Camp

Camp activities feature Chinese language skills, painting and calligraphy, Kung Fu, Taichi and crafts classes. Three levels of immersion language classes will enable students to learn quickly and at an appropriate level.

Sponsored by UT Dallas Confucius Institute

Date & Time
Age Requirement & Contact
Registration Deadline & Cost

June 8-July 3

8:30am-4:30pm

Ages: 12+

Contact:
Sharon Yang
972-883-4860
confucius@utdallas.edu

$740, if paid before April 1
$790, if paid before June 8
$840, if paid after June 8

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Chess Camp

Make the right move for your child this summer! Chess develops your child’s reading and math ability, critical and analytical thinking skills, and builds character and self-esteem. But don’t tell the kids...they think chess is fun!

Sponsored by UT Dallas Chess Program

Date & Time
Age Requirement & Contact
Registration Deadline & Cost

June 8-12
June 15-19
July 13-17
July 20-24

Session Times:
Morning Session
9:00am-12:00pm

Afternoon Session
1:00pm-4:00pm

Ages: 7-14

Contact:
James Stallings
972-883-4899
james.stallings@utdallas.edu

Deadline: Open until the beginning of camp. However, there are required forms that need to be submitted at time of registration.

Either Morning or Afternoon Session:

$215, if paid before April 1
$245, if paid before June 8
$265, if paid after June 8

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Competitive FLL Robotics

This week-long, full-day session is an introduction to robotics using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 System. It is intended to prepare campers to successfully compete in the FIRST Lego League competition in the fall 2015 season.

Sponsored by UT Dallas Science and Engineering Education Center

Date & Time
Age Requirement & Contact
Registration Deadline & Cost

August 10-14

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages: 9-13

Contact:
Dr. Kenneth Berry
972-883-4591
seec@utdallas.edu

Early Registration: April 6
Regular Registration: May 31

Early Registration: $325
Regular Registration: $375

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Competitive FTC Robotics

This week-long, full-day session is an introduction to robotics using the TETRIX System; the camp is intended for individuals wanting to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) competition in the 2015-2016 season.

Sponsored by UT Dallas Science and Engineering Education Center

Date & Time
Age Requirement & Contact
Registration Deadline & Cost

August 3-7

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages: 13-16

Contact:
Dr. Kenneth Berry
972-883-4591
seec@utdallas.edu

Early Registration: April 6
Regular Registration: May 31

Early Registration: $325
Regular Registration: $375

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LEGO Mindstorms Robotics

This two-week, half-day session is an introduction to robotics using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 System. This camp will give a basic foundation of robotics and EV3 building and programming for students.

Sponsored by UT Dallas Science and Engineering Education Center

Date & Time
Age Requirement & Contact
Registration Deadline & Cost

June 8-19

1:00pm-4:00pm

Ages: 9-13

Contact:
Dr. Kenneth Berry
972-883-4591
seec@utdallas.edu

Early Registration: April 6
Regular Registration: May 31

Early Registration: $325
Regular Registration: $375

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Quadcopter Camp

This two-week, full day session is an introduction to Quad-Copters including how they work, and how they can be used. Students will learn how to safely fly quadcopters as well as work in groups to compete in engineering challenges.

Sponsored by UT Dallas Science and Engineering Education Center

Date & Time
Age Requirement & Contact
Registration Deadline & Cost

July 13-24

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages: 13-18

Contact:
Dr. Kenneth Berry
972-883-4591
seec@utdallas.edu

Early Registration: April 6
Regular Registration: May 31

Early Registration: $625
Regular Registration: $675

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Rocketry

This is a two-week, half-day session. Campers will learn how to design, build, and fly a model rocket built from scratch. We will be building a variety of rockets including: match rockets, water bottle rockets, and solid fuel model rockets.

Sponsored by UT Dallas Science and Engineering Education Center

Date & Time
Age Requirement & Contact
Registration Deadline & Cost

June 8-19

9:00am-12:00pm

Ages: 9-13

Contact:
Dr. Kenneth Berry
972-883-4591
seec@utdallas.edu

Early Registration: April 6
Regular Registration: May 31

Early Registration: $325
Regular Registration: $375

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Solar Car Camp

During this 3-week session, campers will build a solar car capable of completing a 100 mile road trip. We will learn various aspects of solar power, battery power, software, and mechanical design.

Sponsored by UT Dallas Science and Engineering Education Center

Date & Time
Age Requirement & Contact
Registration Deadline & Cost

June 15-July 2

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages: 13-18

Contact:
Dr. Kenneth Berry
972-883-4591
seec@utdallas.edu

Early Registration: April 6
Regular Registration: May 31

Early Registration: $1,000
Regular Registration: $1,050

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Space Launch: Rocketry & Weather Balloon

During this 2-week session, campers will learn about the basics of space flight using a launch simulator, various rockets, and a weather balloon. Participants will design, build, and fly a model rocket built from scratch as they learn about the physics of rocket flight.

Sponsored by UT Dallas Science and Engineering Education Center

Date & Time
Age Requirement & Contact
Registration Deadline & Cost

July 27-August 7

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages: 13-18

Contact:
Dr. Kenneth Berry
972-883-4591
seec@utdallas.edu

Early Registration: April 6
Regular Registration: May 31

Early Registration: $625
Regular Registration: $675

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TETRIX Robotics

During this week-long session, campers will work together and learn how to build a TETRIX robot, a more complex and robust robot than LEGO robots. They will also learn to program their robot using RobotC.

Sponsored by UT Dallas Science and Engineering Education Center

Date & Time
Age Requirement & Contact
Registration Deadline & Cost

June 22-26

9:00am-4:00pm

Ages: 13-16

Contact:
Dr. Kenneth Berry
972-883-4591
seec@utdallas.edu

Early Registration: April 6
Regular Registration: May 31

Early Registration: $325
Regular Registration: $375

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