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

New for 2020 – Family Account!!!

Parents/guardians enrolling one or multiple kids in a youth program can now manage all tasks through one Family Account! Creating a family account allows for a higher level of self-service for parents/guardians:

  • Manage a family and its members (including adults) from one family account
  • Eliminates the need to remember user names and passwords for multiple student accounts
  • Perform multiple registrations for multiple family members at once
  • Manage invoices and payments for family members from one family account

A parent/guardian enrolling a child in a UNH youth program should set up a Family Account and manage future registration functions through that account.

There are a few steps involved in setting up the family account, but they only have to be done once! Review the Online Registration Instructions before enrolling!

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 contacepic@cs.unh.edu for questions.

students doing an experiment
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.
  • 4:15 p.m. - Pick up

2020 EPIC Sessions

Registration for the 2020 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.

2020 UNH EPIC Young Leader in Computing Technology Program 
The UNH EPIC Youth Leader in Computing Technology 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) summer camp. Our EPIC program staff will provide direct mentoring of a variety of computing-related topics such as robotics, physical computing while also encouraging individual initiative. The program aims to strike a balance between responsibility, learning and fun for young adults.  The program has two sessions available in 2020.  Applicants may sign up for a single or both weeks to work along our experience staff on a daily basis during UNH EPIC summer camp.
Session One: June 22 – 26 
Session Two: June 29 – July 3
 Both sessions run 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To apply, email a cover letter and your CV to EPIC@cs.unh.edu


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.

Session 1 June 22 to June 26            8:30am-4:15pm  Students Entering 4th - 6th  grade     $395

Session 2  June 29 to July 3              8:30am-4:15pm  Students Entering 4th - 6th  grade      $395

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. 

Session 1 June 22 to June 26         8:30am-4:15pm  Students Entering 5th - 7th  grade     $395

Session 2  June 29 to July 3           8:30am-4:15pm  Students Entering 5th - 7th  grade      $395