Elementary Program Introducing Computing

EPIC logoEPIC is designed to inspire the next generation of computing innovators by engaging young students in learning computational thinking skills and programming fundamentals. We offer various levels of classes that help students build their confidence in computing technologies in a well-balanced learning environment. Our hands-on activities are designed to promote problem solving and logic thinking skills as well as to encourage social interactions, participation, and fun!  Let the kids’ imagination soar as they collaborate with new friends and guided by our experienced tech-savvy staff.

Contact Information

Please email - epic@cs.unh.edu

Summer 2022

*All Summer 2022 sessions are full.

Robotic Programming Explorer 

Our campers will work on building and programming LEGO EV3 Mindstorms robots to tackle simulated real-world challenges. The activities are designed to stimulate creativity in young students, while showing them what computer science is about and how it impacts our daily life through innovations. Students will work together, make friends, and create robots from day one. No prior programming experience is required. Includes both indoor and outdoor activities.            

Date August 1 - 5 (8:30am - 4 p.m.)     

Grades:4 - 6

Cost: $275

Physical Computing Creation      

Join us to learn about basic computing concepts through interactive physical media. The activities include building mobile apps or working with programmable electronic devices, e.g., Micro:bit. Instead of just being a consumer of technologies, you will become a creator of fun computing artifacts. Work together, make friends and learn the fundamentals of computer science through fun projects. Some prior programming experience (Mindstorm, code.org, Scratch, etc.) is recommended but not required. Includes both indoor and outdoor activities.               

Date: August 8 - 12 (8:30am to 4 p.m.)

Grades: 5 - 7               

Cost: $275

We use kids-friendly programmable electric circuit boards to teach programming and basic circuitry on platforms such as here and here. Campers will build their own projects with these systems along with craft materials, while learning the principles of programming (using either block-based or text-based languages) A light-activated sun visor and a sound-controlled dancing belt, are among the projects our campers had created during this week-long program. 

To register for the programs, please visit https://www.unh.edu/youthprograms/course/epic-elementary-programming

A limited number of counselor-in-training positions are available for high school students entering the 10-12th grade. This position may be 1-week or 2-week long, and students will earn volunteer hours in addition to a fun and rewarding experience at EPIC camp. Please contact epic@cs.unh.edu for more information.