Summer 2017

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Our summer camps introduce middle and high school students to computer science & engineering topics in a fun, inclusive week of learning.

Our camps run from 9am until 4pm from Monday - Friday. We provide lunch and snacks at no extra cost to the student. All camps take place in the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering on the Seattle Campus of the University of Washington. Scholarships are available - students who qualify will be notified in their acceptance to the camp.

Cost is 220$, including a non-refundable 40$ deposit. Scholarships available.

Web Design

Learn to create web pages and websites with themes and design that interest and appeal to your audience, present information using fonts and graphics that communicate without distracting, and develop usability and interactiveness with HTML, Java applets, and multimedia. Learn coding essentials without losing focus on the intent behind a well-designed and interesting website.

For students entering grades 7, 8, and 9 in Fall 2017

August 14 - August 18 Session 1 is full! Waitlist

August 21 - August 25 Apply Now

Mindstorms Robotics

Learn how to design, program and animate LEGO® robots using fun, kid-friendly software while developing mechanical, engineering, and problem solving abilities. Student teams will explore the exciting world of robotics using a powerful microcomputer brick, digital sensors, and intuitive drag-and-drop programming software. Students will be creating robots on the first day, all while building interpersonal skills through working in a collaborative team setting. Classmates work as a team to complete projects and win games created specifically for their age level and the Mindstorms robots.

For students entering grades 7, 8, and 9 in Fall 2017

August 7 - August 11


Beginning Game Programming in the Quorum Language

The Quorum Language is designed to be easily learned by anyone including people with various disabilities. Please visit the Quorum website to learn more, In this session students will learn the basics of programming, then apply what they have learned to create games that include physical properties such as gravity, friction, and collisions. Students will work in teams to design and build computer games.

For students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 in Fall 2017

June 26 - June 30


High School Girls Leadership in Tech Camp

Participants will learn leadership and communication skills critical for success in college CS programs and tech internships. The girls will also hone core coding skills through teaching and working on a final project. During the first week, participants will learn leadership skills and develop a coding lesson. The second week, the participants will become leaders, teachers, and mentors by teaching the lesson they developed to coding novice middle school girls.

Applicants should be comfortable with CS basics including variables, conditionals, lists, and loops. The specific programming language does not matter.

For students entering grades 9, 10, 11, and 12 in Fall 2017

July 10 - July 14 and July 17 - July 21 (one session, two weeks m-f)


Middle School Girls Creative Coding Camp

Participants will learn basic coding skill using Processing JS to draw & animate. We will use Khan Academy to allow students to access their work and continue to learn after camp is over. Coding will be taught primarily by experienced high school girls under the guidance of the camp leader and counselors. Participants will be paired with high school mentors for individualized guidance.

Applicants should be rising middle school students (entering grades 6-8) with little or no coding experience and an interest in using computers in an artistic way.

For students entering grades 6, 7, and 8 in Fall 2017

July 17 - July 21


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:

Please note that these are not associated with the Paul G. Allen School or DawgBytes, but are other programs in the region