Creative Computing Camp 2018

Date
Monday, Jul 30, 2018 at 8:30AM Archived
Location
Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre Rural Innovation Centre, 24 University Avenue, Wolfville, NS
Hosted By
Creative Computing is a series of workshops for kids interested in computer science.

Creative Computing Camp is a week long adventure into the world of Computer Science. Using the popular Scratch programming environment to master the basics of software development, we will build interactive artwork and stories, video games, and software that interacts with the physical world. Through our exploration of the creativity of software development, we will learn about where ideas come from, and how to turn ideas into action. Campers will also connect with Computer Scientists in our community who are changing the world one algorithm at a time.

Format

Format

Creative Computing Camp will start at 9:00 AM, with an early drop off at 8:30. Pickup will be from 4:30 to 5:00PM. Each day will focus on building new skills and applying knowledge to a unique camper project. Camp will take place on the Acadia University campus. A combination of in class and outdoor activities will make up the camper’s day.

Wednesday we will be presenting our work at the Wolfville Farmers’ Market in the format of an arcade. The Wednesday Market supper runs from 4 to 7PM. Besides presenting their work, kids will also eat supper at the Market too. Pickup will be from 6:30 to 7PM at the Wolfville Farmers Market.

Parents, take a break. We can provide lunch for campers too. Just ship ‘em off with a snack.

Camp Size

Class Size

The camp is capped at 20 kids between the age 8 to 11. Where historically such camps tend to be predominantly male, we are limiting spots for boys to 50% in order to promote diverse gender participation.

Registration

Requirements

The suggested cost for the camp is $130 per camper, or $180 including lunch. We realize that this fee will not scale to meet everyone’s budget and will provide financial assistance as needed.

Campers will also need to bring a laptop to camp. The laptop needs to be able to run a modern web browser such as Google Chrome. A mouse is also highly recommended. Laptops are available for kids who do not have access to their own.

To register, fill out the below form, or open the registration form directly.

Special Thanks

Big tip of the hat to the Acadia Entrepreneurship Centre for hosting our camp.

Hosted by Creative Computing. A series of workshops for kids 8 to 13 interested in computer science.