Elementary Program Introducing Computing

EPIC camp is designed for students entering grades 4-7 in Fall 2017. Children will learn how to think logically and creatively through fun games, challenging puzzles, and visual programming. Students will also be engaged in building and programming Lego Mindstorm robots to tackle mini real-world challenges. The camp will show why computer science is fun and how it helps our everyday life through innovations and technologies. Activities are designed to engage students in problem solving and enhance student’s critical reasoning skills. Students are encouraged to think creatively as well as to work collaboratively in a team.

Start creating your robotic pal on the first day!

  • No prior programming experience is required.
  • 8:1 student to instructor ratio guaranteed. Qualified camp instructors. 
  • Take breaks with supervised outdoor play and techtivities. 
  • Daily lunch included (at UNH dining hall).  

Sample Daily Schedule

8:30 am. - Check-in for campers.

8:45 a.m.  to 10 a.m.- Let’s start the fun of programming.

10 to 10:30 a.m. - Morning break.

10:30 to 11:50 a.m. -  Return to the labs. Let’s create!

12 to 1 p.m. -  Lunch break @ UNH dining hall.

1:10 to 2:30p.m. - Creation and challenge.

2:30pm to 3p.m. -  Afternoon break.

3 to 3:45p.m. - Review and wrap up.

4 p.m. - Pick up

2017 Sessions Info

Session 1:  June 26-30, Robotic Programming Explorer
Students will be engaged in EV3 Mindstorms robots to tackle mini real-world challenges. The camp will show why computer science is fun and how it helps our everyday life through innovations and technologies. Students will work in teams, make friends, and create robots from day one. No prior programming experience is required.
For students entering 4-6th grades .
Cost: $385

Session 2: July 3-7, Advanced Robotic Programming (No class on July 4th)
Students will learn more advanced techniques in both robotic programming and mechanical design. Topics include sensors, subroutines, and advanced logic. Students will work in small teams to design and program robots to complete tasks similar to those found in the FIRST LEGO League competitions.
For students entering 5-7th grades.
Students should have prior knowledge to the following skills in order to participate in this camp.
− experience with Mindstorms EV3 or NXT
− turning a robot and moving robots a given distance
− basic knowledge of sensors (wait or do-until block)
Cost: $320

Session 3: July 3-7, Create My Own Mobile App (No class on July 4th)
Learn to create Android Mobile apps using intuitive drag-and-drop visual programming environment. Student will create their own Android mobile apps from scratch, and to take home and use. Students will work in teams, make friends, and create apps from day one. No prior programming experience is required.
For students entering 5-7th grades.
Cost: $320

 

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
*Afternoon extended care available till 5pm for additional cost. 

Location: Kingsbury Hall, UNH Durham

Refund policy: Tuition is fully refundable for any reason two weeks prior to the start date of the program and 50% refundable before the program starts. Tuition is not refundable after the program starts.