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IT Camps held at UC Berkeley are special summer programs for children and teenagers, which include various programming directions and are aimed at obtaining valuable knowledge and active rest during the summer holidays. The camp is held on the campus of the University of California at Berkeley, the oldest and most prestigious in the University of California system, which unites 10 public universities in the State of California. The University of California Berkeley is the best state university in the world and one of the top 10 universities in the world. It is one of the best places for training specialists in programming, IT and computer science.
In the summer camp, adolescents from around the world, aged from 7 to 18, can take part - more than 40 different courses are available that cover 4 areas:
All programs are divided into three thematic camps:
The level of skills of participants can be any, but the level of English should be high enough - training and communication is conducted in English, so the child should be able to explain and understand English speech. Programs last one or two weeks, classes are held from Monday to Friday. Program participants receive supporting documents and in the 2 week Accademy courses a portfolio. Even short-term training at a Computer Science summer program held at UC Berkeley, a university highly regarded throughout the world, is a great advantage
Participants in the camp are located in the residences of the university and receive a balanced diet. They can also enjoy all the benefits of the campus and can count on effective support for all emerging issues. Located in Berkeley, a prosperous and developed city located on the East coast of the San Francisco Bay, camp participants have ample opportunities for interesting pastime and recreation. In their free time and on weekends children have an entertainment program - they can explore campus and nearby, participate in organized campus fun events by the summer program staff and have lots of fun meeting other students from all over.
Participation in the Computer Science summer program held at UC Berkeley is a great opportunity to not only to learn the latest computer skills but also to meet other students with the same interest and experience a full English immersion program.
Course participants will be able to create their own game after going through a full development cycle. In the first week, students will learn the basics of the C ++ programming language and work with the Blueprints application - these are two essential tools for working with the Unreal Engine gaming platform. The creation of game mechanics, coding skills, the theory of game design, creating additional dynamics - all this the student will be able to by the end of the first week. In the second week, teenagers will plunge deeper into the role of game creators, where they can launch their own project created by the team.
The course will help teenagers learn how to play programming - in the course of work, the guys will create their own prototype of the game created by a team of fellow students. Having studied the full product development cycle, students will be able to translate their ideas into a colorful game.
In the first week, the guys will learn to model three-dimensional objects using the Autodesk Maya tool - these are the scenery, furniture, cars and other details necessary to fill the game. The guys will also study the theory of game design for working on the platform in Unreal Engine 4. In the second week, students will already create their product (3D model), working in a team with other students.
The course will teach children to model their characters for the game. As part of the first week, students will gain 3D modeling skills with the Autodesk Maya tool - study the theory of game design and develop the artistic style of character models. The second week will allow you to apply the acquired skills in creating your own project and your characters.
Learn C # Coding to work on the Unity game development platform, where you can create mixed-reality games. The coding skill will improve the interaction with the virtual environment even through the phone screen. Create 3D models, complement virtual objects, erase the border between the real and virtual world.
The program will teach students to work with Roblox - one of the most popular platforms for creating games in the world. The guys will also study coding, develop games and create their own virtual worlds, studying the working principles of such tools as Roblox Studio, iD Roblox Cape, iD Small Class Guarantee. The Lua Coding app will allow young people to create their own game scripts.
Another training course on working with the popular Roblox game platform: using the Roblox Studio editor and the Lua programming language, young people will learn how to create game mechanics. Lua Coding is a good tool for creating new game scenarios that you can use for your games, or sell to other game designers.
The curriculum provides for students to work with the base of the Java programming language in Minecraft. To create Minecraft game mods, teens will use specialized applications and tools - IntelliJ, for example. This approach will help students gain basic knowledge about the Java language in an accessible format.
On the course, young people will work with Java coding, creating game designs, mods and maps on the Minecraft site. IntelliJ will also help future programmers design and create a personalized style.
Get to know robotics with the latest LEGO SPIKE Prime system, which contains more than 500 LEGO elements. This system is equipped with engines, sensors, a light matrix, therefore, it is a convenient design for immersion in robotics.
On this course, all game connoisseurs can learn how to broadcast on YouTube - the most popular video platform on the Internet. Additional tools (filming equipment and Adobe Premiere) will allow students to broadcast their favorite Let's Plays games. In the course, students will also learn about the mechanics of the process, adding audio or visual effects. The program is available for two age categories - 10-12 years old and 13-17 years old.
Such an educational course is also devoted to working with the YouTube video platform, however, attention is focused on creating a separate channel as an information brand. The channel can have short films, educational videos, game reviews. Students can shoot material on professional DSLR cameras, and you can edit using the Adobe Premiere service. The training course is available for two educational categories –10–12 years old and 13–17 years old.
On the course, students and teenagers will be immersed in the world of design and animation. To do this, the guys will learn the main applications - Adobe Creative Suite, Adobe Animate - and work out the acquired skills on Wacom professional graphics tablets. As part of the program, students will receive basic design knowledge, will learn to think critically and seek solutions to various problems.
The course is dedicated to the study of 3D modeling features. Students will go through all stages of product creation: designing a model from scratch through the Autodesk Maya application, and then printing a finished 3D object on a special Monoprice Select Mini V2 printer.
On the course, students will create game design at a professional level using popular industry tools: Autodesk Maya for creating 3D objects, a platform for creating game levels Unreal Engine 4, UE4 Blueprints - a system of visual scripts. On the program, everyone can make a good portfolio for admission to the relevant specialty.
Learn gameplay with Fortnite, a game development tool. Using the Unreal Engine platform from Epic Games, you can create your own Battle Royale levels, try new gameplay strategies, master the game mechanics, team building, learn the principles of building design through Fortnite.
The course offers an in-depth study of the Unreal Engine 4 game design application. Here, teens using Adobe Photoshop and Sequencer tools will make videos that have dynamics, good detail and character elaboration, high-quality sound and animation. The development process uses Blueprints, a visual programming language.
Create your own unique game using the popular Unreal Engine 4 gaming platform. This platform is traditionally used for multi-format games - for example, FPS, platform games or races. To simulate events within the game allows the virtual programming language Blueprints.
The curriculum will demonstrate to students how virtual reality is created. Using game objects, models or creating new virtual levels through Unity or Magica Voxel programs.
The program is aimed at gaining experience in creating code - this skill is indispensable in the modern IT market. Students will write code using the Python programming language, form neural networks, and gain experience in advanced computational thinking.
Here schoolchildren and teenagers will be held on the machine learning Python program will create a neural network through TensorFlow application. Students will also be able to do detailed virtual worlds based on statistics, data sets, probability, and other information.
Issues related to cybersecurity are considered to be one of the most relevant in the field of IT, so the course participants will closely study this topic. Teens will learn what methods of encrypting information exist, creating classified messages, protecting against cyber attacks, and other useful skills. When learning the topic, young people will work with applications such as Python or PyCharm.
As part of the course, students and teenagers will try their hand at creating voice applications for two well-known platforms - Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. To get the finished application, students will need to transfer the written program code to Voiceflow.
In the course, students will work with Minecraft-based Java code. Teenagers will be able to try themselves in the creation of new mods for the game or in working with live code. Young people will also learn about the available tools that are used to create game blocks.
The course is based on the study of Java programming used to create a wide variety of IT products - from game development to business applications. Another tool to work in this area is IntelliJ. The starting level of coding can be any, because students with a different knowledge base from initial to advanced can get new knowledge on the program.
This course is based on Java coding and game development practice. Learning a programming language, students by the end of the week will be able to independently create an arcade game. You can supplement the product with visual effects using tools such as IntelliJ or a processing library, and in order to add animation or graphics to the game, it is better to use Processing.
Studying C ++ programming code, which is actively used to perform various functions: for example, software design, game development, and more. To apply additional effects, Microsoft Visual Studio is also used.
This course continues the study of the C ++ programming language, but one level higher - now students will be able to create their own arcade games. In the learning process, students will receive the necessary information about all the game components: mouse control, artificial intelligence, the interaction of game elements and so on. Supplement the product with special elements will allow the application Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition.
On the course, students will receive a base in electrical engineering and autonomous robotics. The result of the training will be your own robot, created using the Arduino microcontroller. All students receive an autonomous robotic kit, and if it is integrated with Arduino, the object will receive a connection of sensors and the ability to navigate in the environment.
A training course in coding and the basics of robotics, where theoretical and practical knowledge is developed on the universal and programmable Sphero RVR robot. It is designed taking into account individual characteristics, therefore it has built-in sensors, professional control systems plus a powerful engine with tread patches.
Robotics training reaches a new level with the VEX Robotics design system. Customize, create or connect a base for your robot and just admire how it works! Using the VEX C ++ programming language and the VEX Coding Studio application, the student will be able to encode his robot for the implementation of autonomous tasks: going through a maze, moving objects, and so on.
A program where students learn how to create 3D models using the Autodesk Maya application. During the training, the guys will completely go through the printing process from and to: instructing on equipment maintenance, thread replacement, preparation of an assembly plate and other nuances. For printing 3D objects, the Monoprice Select Mini V2 printer is used.
The program is dedicated to working with 3D modeling tools and creating Snapchat filters. Autodesk Maya will allow users to create virtual models, characters or props for virtual reality. Snapchat Lens Studio program is usually used to create AR filters: it can be a mask made with a pencil, pet animation, a mask stylized as an art style and more.
In the course, students will learn how to work with the Java programming language, which is one of the most popular on the market. Encoding skills, creating Java applications, solving programming problems, gaining knowledge at the college level - all this awaits program participants.
Learning the basics of programming, writing codes using one of the most popular Java programming languages, creating games or applications, interacting with Processing, creating animations or graphics. The combination of interactive design and graphic manipulations will help you to immerse yourself in programming.
Learning coding and robotics using Sphero RVR - a standalone robot with numerous sensors and a professional control system. Students will learn how to program a robot to perform various tasks.
Complete the entire process of creating a product using a 3D printer: from the design stage and creating complex three-dimensional models to printing them directly. After that, students will only have to connect the power to the resulting models and watch how they can move.
On the course, teens will learn about what programs are there to create electronic music and how to work with them. With the Digital Music Kit app, students can create their own rhythms and upgrade them to the studio level. For this, the guys will work with audio equipment and create tracks with software.
Within the program, everyone will be able to learn the art of creating design and animation using the popular tools Adobe Creative Suite and Adobe Animate. To create new works of art, teens will use professional Wacom drawing tablets. The course will help with the creation of a portfolio for admission to a profile specialty.
In the course, students will learn how to create their Snapchat (AR) filters using the Autodesk Maya application. Using Snapchat Lens Studio, it's easy to create AR and work out your own mask style. Working with the listed tools, you can turn the created models into entertaining filters together with animation.
In the course, students and teenagers will learn how to work with one of the most popular Internet sites - create high-quality photos for Instagram, learn the principles of photography, work with DSLR professional cameras, including studying settings, exposure, and so on. Bringing images to the ideal is possible using Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. By the end of the training, students will create their gallery of landscape or portrait photos on Instagram.
This program will teach children to work with the YouTube video platform and create suitable content for it: instructional videos, short entertaining videos and other materials using professional DSLR cameras and the Adobe Premiere editor.
The course focuses on Python machine learning and creating your own neural network using the TensorFlow application. Here, students will set up schemes that allow them to learn without coding, and then train their skills with NVIDIA Jetson Nano. Young people can try to apply the acquired knowledge in the professional environment of Deepmind Starcraft 2 Learning Environment. The result of the course will be a good academic portfolio, which is suitable for college admission.
In the course, students will gain application development skills using the Unity tool and the popular C # development language: this will allow students to design workflows and create various applications. Students will work together on a team project, so at the end of the course they will be able to get a good digital portfolio in this direction.
At the cybersecurity laboratory, students will work with encryption and shorthand. Immersion in SHA and RSA encryption and decryption algorithms, training on the Python platform, using the Linux application, studying the aspects of cryptography, security and encryption - these and other skills will be acquired by students and teenagers in the course.
Learn game programming with the famous C ++! For practice, students will develop games with 2D graphics and user controls. There are special algorithms for creating a map and passing the path, which students will also learn about. In the second week, students will try to create their own games, and at the end of the course they will have on hand a good portfolio for college.
Build your game code with C ++! Students of the course will learn how to make a game cycle, will be able to add graphics, controls, develop APIs for creating game content, generate a basic code for using various ones. Game engines are an integral part of the development of games at a professional level, allowing you to change the elements of the game until they become ideal.
For the entire period of the program, children and adolescents are located in the residences of the university located on the campus. Comfortable dormitories for students are equipped with everything necessary. Characteristics of accommodation include:
All participants in the camp receive a full balanced three meals a day throughout the training period. The dishes are prepared exclusively from fresh products, there is an opportunity to choose the preferred dishes and cuisine.
During their free time, students have the opportunity to lead an active lifestyle and attend various recreational activities. The developed and modern city of Berkeley has many opportunities for recreation and interesting pastime. The camp staff organizes leisure activities for children on campus and might also organize supervised excursions off campus. Children might also visit nearby attractions that are walking distance from the camp locations,. A busy extra-curricular life will not let anyone get bored, help you relax and gain strength before new activities
The campus of the University of California at Berkeley can be envied by any university in the world: 178 acres of territory with numerous buildings and buildings, many trees, bushes and other vegetation. The campus is located 50 kilometers from the airports of San Francisco and Auckland, close to the campus is adjacent to the railway station. On the campus are located:
Participants in the camp are engaged, using the best equipment and software, enjoy all the benefits of the campus, have the opportunity to participate in sports, board games, video games and more.
The courses are held during the summer months and have different dates:
Camp for Girls
Game development Academy
IMPORTANT! To clarify the exact dates of the course you are interested in and if there is still availability, you can contact SMAPSE specialists
IMPORTANT! Since a large number of different courses are conducted in the camp, the requirements for a particular interested course should be clarified by our specialists.
|Language courses, schools and children's language camps||Primary and secondary education - private schools||Preparation programmes for entering universities - higher education||Higher education (after completing accredited programs A-level, IB, High School) - Bachelor, Master, MBA|
| - we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs) |
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program, |
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
| - we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program, |
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively
| - recommended submission one year before the start of the program, |
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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