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Tech Cats Summer Coding Day Camp

For 3rd to 8th graders

Join us for a week learning the basics of computer programming, computer science and robotics through fun and creative activities. The goal is to enhance critical thinking and problem solving skills while engaging their interest in the relevance of technology for future academic and career plans. Campers will also get some outside recreation. No experience necessary!

2017 Dates and Rates
$295 per week per camper

  • Session 1: June 26-30, 2017Register
  • Session 2: July 10-14, 2017Register
  • Session 3: July 31 – August 4, 2017Register

For more information, please contact Katrin Schenk, kschenk@randolphcollege.edu, 434-947-8489.

Daily Schedule

  • 8- 9 a.m. Parents may drop off children anytime within this window. They will have Legos and many other educational games will be available for play.
  • 9 a.m. – 12:30  Highly interactive, computer science and coding coursework.
  • 12:30 – 1 p.m. Lunch featuring 2-3 STEM related guest speakers (participants provide their own lunches)
  • 1 -1:45 p.m. Outdoor play in gym or active games outside
  • 1:45 – 4 p.m. Robotics programming activity
  • 4 – 6 p.m. Legos and games Note: Children will also be allowed to work on their robotics projects during this time.

TC3 Kids Code and Cake Party

At 7 p.m. on the last day of camp (Friday) we will have our Code and Cake where kids (on a voluntary basis) will present their coding projects to their family and friends. Dessert will be served!

Instructor

Katrin Schenk, Associate Professor of Physics, Randolph College

Professor Schenk holds a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics and an M.S. in Experimental Physics from Cornell University and a B.S. in Physics from University of California at Los Angeles. She also completed a Sloan-Swartz Fellowship in Theoretical Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco, in 2004. During her undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral, and faculty tenure she has gained 25 years of experience as a computer programmer in multiple, highly used languages such as Python, Matlab, Labview, C, C++, PHP, Perl, Perl CGI. She has taught classes in programming at Cornell University, the University of California, San Francisco, and most recently at Randolph College. Professor Schenk is dedicated to helping make computer science and programming accessible to kids of all ages. She also runs several workshops for children during Randolph College’s Annual Science festival and developed and taught the highly popular and successful Tech Kids Coding Camp at Holy Cross School in the summer of 2014 and at Randolph College in the summer of 2015.