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Girls' week-long camps

Spend a week on the beautiful University of Washington campus making new friends and exploring the exciting field of computer science!

Faculty members, students and industry members will lead a variety of presentations, games and hands-on projects. Our primary focus will be on creating artistic programs using the Processing environment. Lunch will be provided every day and parents will be invited to a closing ceremony. See pictures from last year's high school camp.

PLEASE NOTE: these camps are meant for students who are new to computing and have NOT completed a previous camp. Returning students should consider our advanced camps.

Girls entering grades 7, 8, 9
Jun 23-27 or Aug 4-8
9am - 5pm
$220 ($60 with scholarship)

Both sessions full! Waitlist

Girls entering grades 10, 11, 12
Jul 21-25 or Aug 18-22
9am - 5pm
$220 ($60 with scholarship)

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Co-ed novice offerings

We will offer co-ed sessions again this summer! These camps will focus on two themes: building games and physical computing. Like our girls' camps, they are intended for students with no previous computer science or programming experience. Camps will be led by Brett Wortzman, computer science teacher at Issaquah high school.

Physical Computing

This four-day, co-ed camp will expose high schoolers to the basic concepts of computing and programming through activities centered around physical computing using the .NET Gadgeteer platform. Students will learn to think computationally and solve problems using the skills and tools necessary for success in the field of computer science.

Entering grades 10, 11, 12 and new college freshmen
Jul 8-11 or Jul 29-Aug 1
9am - 4pm
$220 ($60 with scholarship)

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Game Programmming

In this four-day camp, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of programming by developing simple video games using the Scratch platform. Students will learn to think critically about both the technical and non-technical aspects of game design, including the impact playing games can have on the player. Students will also learn about existing games and their design and implementation challenges, particularly games designed for education, social impact, or other purposes beyond simple entertainment. This camp is intended for students with no prior programming experience.

Entering grades 7, 8 and 9
Aug 12 - 15 9am - 4pm
$220 ($60 with scholarship)

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Co-ed advanced offerings

Due to demand, we will offer advanced co-ed sessions this summer! These camps will focus on web programming. Students will learn how to implement creative designs using CSS and make them interactive using Javascript. Unlike our other offerings, we do expect students who attend our advanced offerings to have some prior experience. Students who have attended one of our other summer camps, have done over a week of programming in school or who have spent time programming at home will have enough experience. Students should not have prior web programming experience beyond having experimented a bit with HTML and CSS.

Entering grades 7, 8, 9
July 21-25 9am - 3pm
$220 ($60 with scholarship)

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Entering grades 10, 11, 12
Jul 28-Aug 1 9am - 3pm
$220 ($60 with scholarship)

Session full! Waitlist

Grades 3-6: Scratch adventures

Using Scratch, a visual programming language, campers will design and program their own interactive stories, games, music, and art projects. Campers will collaborate in teams, practice critical thinking and problem solving skills while building their self-confidence. On the last day of camp, campers will present their new skills and creations to their friends and family.

This camp is designed for campers with no previous experience using Scratch. Camp leaders are Susan Evans, computer science teacher at Cleveland high school, and Johanna Melamed, local educator and sound designer.

Entering grades 3, 4, 5, 6
Aug 11-15
9am - 12pm (grades 3, 4)
1pm - 4pm (grades 5, 6)
$110 ($40 with scholarship)

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Alternate opportunities

We recognize that our camps do not meet everyone's needs. Here are alternate summer opportunities for K-12 students in the Puget Sound interested in computing: