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

Karen Jin

Summer Day Camps

Pizza lunch will be provided. Each session has different activities and the session number doesn’t indicate its level of difficulty. Registration will open in the end of February. Please contackaren.jin@unh.edu for questions.

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, discussion and wrap up.
  • 4 p.m. - Pick up

2019 EPIC Sessions

Registration for the 2019 sessions will begining in February. You can register here: https://www.unh.edu/youthprograms/course/epic-elementary-programming

Please review the UNH Summer Youth Program Payment & Refund Procedures. It is the family responsibility to understand these procedures. We strongly encourage parents to review the Online Registration Instructions before beginning the enrollment process. We also reccomend families be familiar with all other information on the Youth Programs website. A Family Guide is available that will answer many general questions about attending a UNH summer youth program.

Robotic Programming Explorer

Students will be engaged in building and programming 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 together, make friends, and create robots from day one. No prior programming experience is required. Extended care till 5pm is available. *No camp held on July 4.

Session 1 June 24 to June 28            8:30am-4:15pm  Students Entering 4th - 6th  grade     $395

Session 2  July 1 to July 5*              8:30am-4:15pm  Students Entering 4th - 6th  grade      $330

Micro:bit Magic               

Students will learn basic programming and electronic concepts on the tiny but powerful BBC micro:bit device and Microsoft MakeCode platform.   They will work on hands-on projects that inspire their creativity while having fun with hands-on activities and games.  By the end of the week, students can take home their micro:bit along with access to the project files they created and continue coding at home!  Some prior programming experience (e.g. Mindstorm, code.org, Scratch) is recommended but not required.  Extended care till 5 pm is available.  *No camp held on July 4.

Session 1 June 24 to June 28            8:30am-4:15pm  Students Entering 5th - 8th  grade     $395

Session 2  July 1 to July 5*               8:30am-4:15pm  Students Entering 5th - 8th  grade      $330

Weekend Programming (New)

Computing Fun Weekend Workshops (Grades 5-7)

Let kids explore the exciting world of basic programming and circuitry
combined with arts and craft. Participants will play with small yet powerful
physical computing devices such as Micro:bit and Circuit Playground, and
build a creative project using both computer software and hardware.
  • Open to all students currently in Grade 5-7
  • Some experience with Scratch or Code.org will be nice, but not necessary
  • Lead by experienced staff
  • Workshop is free
  • Sunday, April 14 - Micro:bit Magic I (UNH Durham Campus)
  • Sunday, April 28 - Circuit Playground I (UNH Manchester Campus)
  • Saturday, May 11 - Saturday Circuit Playground II (UNH Durham Campus)
  • Sunday, May 19 - Micro:bit Magic II (UNH Manchester Campus)
  • Saturday, June 1 - Micro:bit Magic III (UNH Durham Campus)

All sessions are 9:30-noon. Pizza lunch will be provided. Each session has
different activities and the session number doesn’t indicate its level of difficulty.
Registration will open in the end of February. Please contact karen.jin@unh.edu
for questions.

Youth Leader in Computing Program (High School Students)

The UNH EPIC Youth Leader in Computing Program offers rising 9th through rising 12th graders an opportunity to build their competence in computing technology and leadership skills through working with our professional staff in UNH Elementary Program Introducing Computing (EPIC) youth program.

Our EPIC program staff will provide direct mentoring of a variety of computing-related topics such as robotics, mobile app design and creative physical computing while also encouraging individual initiative. The program aims to strike a balance between responsibility, learning and fun for young adults. We also encourage collaboration and teamwork among the students.

Application deadline: March 22, 2019
Notification of acceptance will be sent by April 1, 2019

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