200+ ONLINE Coding Camps in 15 weeks of Summer 2021!

Given the current situation, we have decided to continue with ONLINE coding camps for 2021 Summer as well. We will reassess the situation as we get close to the summer. If the situation drastically improves in the next few months & UT Dallas administration decides to allow in-person camps at the campus, we will add a set of in-person camps and provide an option for “registered” campers to transfer to in-person camps. Visit k12.utdallas.edu/cyber for cyber security related camps.  If you do not want to attend Online Camps, you sign up for Private Online Tutoring & progress in your own pace & schedule – details @ k12.utdallas.edu/custom.

Also, we prefer NOT to make the campers to sit with the computer 6 hours per day. So, all our online camps will be provided in half-day format. Since many students prefer to get up bit later in Summer & we also get campers from the west coast, we have decided to delay the morning camps by 1 hour. Morning camps will run 10am-1pm and afternoon camps will run 2-5pm.

We have also expanded the # of weeks for the summer camps since every ISD seems to have bit different schedule. For example, summer break starts for Frisco ISD students very early (May 22), whereas Dallas ISD schools will likely start late, around September 2nd week. Also, we do get students all the way from East Coast to West Coast! So, we have decided to run 15 weeks of coding camps!!

Registration site: events.circuitree.com/UTD or bit.ly/utdcamps 
Here are the step-by-step instructions to register.

(If your child qualifies for reduced rate or free meals in the school, you can email the documentation to [email protected] to get the code for 50% discount to register. See the bottom of the utdallas.edu/k12 page for more details. Any misuse of discount codes will result in automatic cancellation of registration.)

Big picture: k12.utdallas.edu (scroll down to see the video & image)

Questions?  [email protected] (preferred), 214-924-2148 (text)

Fee details: Advance registration fee is $250 for one-week full-day camp, $125 for one-week half-day camp ($75 for very young kids’ short camps). There is an automatic early bird discount of 20% until February 28 & early discount of 10% until April 30.

Low income families get additional 30% discount (register for camps first and reach the payment screen, then email the supporting documentation like free/reduced rate lunch document from your school or last year’s tax document to [email protected]) and current UTD faculty/staff/students get additional 10% discount (register for camps first using UTD email address and reach the payment screen, send an email to [email protected] with the proof for your UTD status). Sorry, there will be NO sibling discounts this year. During the week before each camp week, registration will close on Wednesday. We cannot accommodate any late registrations beyond Wednesday due to UTD rules. Cancellation fee is $25 per transaction. Prorated amount will be refunded for cancellations after the camp start date.

We expect to have 3-6 campers in Elementary kids’ camps & we expect to have 6-12 campers in a typical camp for middle & high school camp to ensure high quality and to ensure that each camper gets the necessary attention from the instructor. Windows laptop or MacBook is required for all camps (Chromebook does work for most camps as well), unless the camp name or description says a specific requirement. You can buy a decent laptop for ~$200 now – HP Stream 11 laptop is a good example.

 

Codes for camp timings: All times are in US Central time (Dallas time):

 

Mornings

M 10am-1pm

M* 10am-12noon

M** 10am-11am

Afternoons

A 2-5pm

A* 2-4pm

A** 2-3pm

Whole day

W 10am-5pm

 

 

 

Camps for 2-3 graders
$75 each
(Age range 7-9)

W1

May
24-28

W2

May 31-
June 4

W3

June

7-11

W4

June

14-18

W5

June

21-25

W6

June 28
-July 2

W7

July
5-9

W8

July

12-16

W9

July

19-23

W10

July

26-30

W11

Aug
2-6

W12

Aug
9-13

W13

Aug
16-20

W14

Aug
23-27

W15

Aug 30
-Sep3

Explore Coding with code.org
Pre-requisite: none

 

M**

A**

 

M**

A**

 

M**

A**

 

M**

A**

 

M**

A**

Hour of Code Projects (Basic)
Pre-requisite: none

 

 

 

M**

 

 

A**

 

 

M**

 

 

A**

 

 

Camps for 3-5 graders
$125 each

(Age range 8-11)

W1

May
24-28

W2

May 31-
June 4

W3

June

7-11

W4

June

14-18

W5

June

21-25

W6

June 28
-July 2

W7

July
5-9

W8

July

12-16

W9

July

19-23

W10

July

26-30

W11

Aug
2-6

W12

Aug
9-13

W13

Aug
16-20

W14

Aug
23-27

W15

Aug 30
-Sep 3

Animations using Scratch
Pre-requisite: none

M*

A*

 

M*

A*

A*

 

M*

A*

 

M*

A*

 

M*

A*

Light up with BBC micro::bit
Pre-requisite: none

A*

 

M*

 

M*

 

A*

 

M*

 

A*

 

M*

 

M*

Hour of Code Projects
Pre-requisite: none

 

M*

 

A*

 

M*

 

A*

 

M*

A*

M*

 

 

 

Game Development with Kodu (Windows required)
Pre-requisite: none

 

 

M*

 

A*

 

M*

 

A*

 

M*

 

 

 

 

Swift Playgrounds
(Mac or iPad required)

Pre-requisite: none

 

 

A*

 

M*

 

A*

 

M*

 

A*

 

 

 

 

Advanced Scratch
Pre-requisite: Animations using Scratch

 

M*

 

A*

 

 

M*

 

 

A*

 

M*

 

A*

 

Math & Scratch
Pre-requisite: Animations using Scratch

 

 

A*

 

 

M*

 

A*

 

M*

 

 

A*

 

 

Modding with Minecraft+
Pre-requisite: reasonable Minecraft game player experience

A*

A*

Camps for Middle School Students –
$125 each

(Age range 11-14)

W1

May
24-28

W2

May 31-
June 4

W3

June

7-11

W4

June

14-18

W5

June

21-25

W6

June 28
-July 2

W7

July
5-9

W8

July

12-16

W9

July

19-23

W10

July

26-30

W11

Aug
2-6

W12

Aug
9-13

W13

Aug
16-20

W14

Aug
23-27

W15

Aug 30
-Sep 3

Enjoyable Coding with Alice (Windows or Mac required)
Pre-requisite: none

M

A

M

A

M

A

 

M

A

 

M

A

 

M

A

Drawings & Animations with JavaScript
Pre-requisite: Enjoyable Coding with Alice

A

M

A

M

A

 

M

A

 

M

A

 

M

A

 

Games with JavaScript
Pre-requisite: Drawings &
Animations with JavaScript

 

 

A

M

A

 

M

A

 

M

A

 

M

A

 

Bring Math to Life!
Pre-requisite: none

 

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

A

 

 

Drawings with Logo
Pre-requisite: none

 

 

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

 

 

Web page design
Pre-requisite: none

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

Data processing in MS Excel
Pre-requisite: none

 

A

 

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

 

M

 

 

 

Game Design with Roblox+
(Elementary kids with some Roblox experience is OK too!)

Pre-requisite: none

A

A

Explore Coding for middle school girls
(Reduced fee of $50 thanks to State Farm Sponsorship)
Pre-requisite: none

M

A

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

 

A

 

M

A

 

Camps for High School Students – $125 each

(Age range 14-18)

W1

May
24-28

W2

May 31-
June 4

W3

June

7-11

W4

June

14-18

W5

June

21-25

W6

June 28
-July 2

W7

July
5-9

W8

July

12-16

W9

July

19-23

W10

July

26-30

W11

Aug
2-6

W12

Aug
9-13

W13

Aug
16-20

W14

Aug
23-27

W15

Aug 30
-Sep 3

Gentle Introduction to Coding 
Pre-requisite: none

 

M

A

 

M

 

A

 

 

M

 

 

A

 

 

Engineering & Robotics+
Pre-requisite: none

A

A

A

Explore Coding for high school girls (Reduced fee of $50 thanks to State Farm Sponsorship)
Pre-requisite: none

 

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

A

 

 

M

 

 

 

Creative Coding with JavaScript
Pre-requisite: Scratch, Alice or any basic Coding

M

 

 

A

 

M

 

M

A

 

M

A

 

M

A

Artificial Intelligence Bootcamp (offered in partnership with Mark Cuban Foundation)
Pre-requisite: Scratch, Alice or
any basic Coding

A

M

A

A

M

 

Java Basics (Sequence, Selection & Loops)
Pre-requisite: Creative Coding with JavaScript

A

M

A

M

A

M

A

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

A

Intermediate Java (Arrays, Recursion)
Pre-requisite: Java basics

 

 

M

A

M

A

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

A

 

C++ Basics (Sequence, Selection & Loops)
Pre-requisite: Creative Coding with JavaScript

M

A

M

A

M

A

 

A

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

Intermediate C++ (Arrays, Recursion)
Pre-requisite: C++ basics

 

 

A

M

A

M

M

 

A

 

M

 

A

 

M

Python Basics (Sequence, Selection & Loops)
Pre-requisite: Creative Coding with JavaScript

A

M

A

M

A

M

A

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

A

Intermediate Python (List, Dictionary, Recursion)
Pre-requisite: Python basics

 

 

M

A

M

A

 

M

 

A

 

M

 

A

 

Advanced Camps for High School Students – $250 each (Age range 14-18)

W1

May
24-28

W2

May 31-
June 4

W3

June

7-11

W4

June

14-18

W5

June

21-25

W6

June 28
-July 2

W7

July
5-9

W8

July

12-16

W9

July

19-23

W10

July

26-30

W11

Aug
2-6

W12

Aug
9-13

W13

Aug
16-20

W14

Aug
23-27

W15

Aug 30
-Sep 3

Object Oriented Programming (OOP) in Java

Pre-requisite: Intermediate Java

 

W

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

W

 

 

 

Object Oriented Programming (OOP) in C++
Pre-requisite: Intermediate C++

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Python Programming
Pre-requisite: Intermediate Python

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

Advanced Visual Programming in Processing (Java)

Pre-requisite: Java basics or JavaScript

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction to Programming Contest Problems
Pre-requisite: Java/C++/Python basics

 

W

 

W

 

W

 

W

 

W

 

W

W

 

 

Advanced Level Contest Problems in Java
Pre-requisite: Intro to Programming Contest Problems

 

 

W

 

W

 

W

 

W

 

W

 

 

 

 

Complex Data Structures
(Concepts)

Pre-requisite: Java/C++/Python basics

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

Computer Algorithms
(Concepts)

Pre-requisite: Java/C++/Python basics

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

 

Android App Development

Pre-requisite: OOP Java

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

Machine Learning with Python

Pre-requisite: Advanced Python

 

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

Linux Command line & Scripting

Pre-requisite: Java/C++/Python basics or JavaScript

 

 

 

W

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Databases & SQL programming
Pre-requisite: Java/C++/Python basics or JavaScript

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

W

 

 

 

 

 

  

Camps marked with + are arranged through a special partnership with Wize Computing Academy.

9 week Online Deep-dive AI workshop

UTD CS is thrilled to offer Artificial Intelligence Online Workshop for 9 weeks (June 8 to August 6, 2021) for College Students & Advanced Level High School Students. This camp actually runs Monday to Friday for all 9 weeks (10am-5pm) with lunch break for an hour.

Lead Instructor: Professor Kamran Khan, CS faculty, UT Dallas Registration fee: $1000. Look at the top of this page for possible discounts. We will send a camp certificate and t-shirt to each camper. We will also send a write-up/ recommendation letter based on the student’s performance.

Pre-requisites: Familiarity with Python programming, and high school level math. Willing to invest time & energy to learn advanced coding, data analysis skills and apply them to a real life project.

LIST OF TOPICS:

1. Introduction to Python programming, tools for data analysis such as numpy, pandas, graphics.

2. Getting started with data processing – various file formats, loading into dataframes and performing basic statistical operations.

3. Introduction to machine learning, with examples and real life scenarios.

4. AI/ML model building – decision trees, neural networks, etc.

5. Deep Neural Nets using TensorFlow

6. Convolution Neural Nets(CNN) and Recursive Neural Nets (RNN)

7. Model Evaluation – accuracy, error, ROC curve

8. Project Activities

You can apply at bit.ly/ai-9wks Once your application is reviewed, we will let you know – you need to register by the specified date to keep your spot. In case you change your mind later & decide not to attend this program, there is just $25 cancellation fee – remaining amount will be refunded back to you. Also, pro-rated amount will be refunded if you decide to stop in the middle of the program.

 

Questions? Email: [email protected] (preferred) Phone: 214-924-2148 (text please)