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Silicon Valley Summer Camp with IT and programming

Address: 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Description Silicon Valley Summer Camp with IT and programming

  • Age of participants: 7-17, 13-18, 7-19 
  • Location: Stanford (Palo Alto suburbs), Santa Clara County, California, the USA
  • Skills:beginner-advanced
  • Duration: 1 week or 2 weeks
  • Dates: June 21- August 14

Silicon Valley Summer Camp with IT and programming 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 in a full English immersion program.

The camp is held on the basis of Stanford University - one of the best universities not only in the USA, but also in the world, which regularly ranks high in various world rankings. Even short-term summer courses at the one of the most famous university in the world is a great advantage!

Programs are provided for students 13 to 18 years: groups are formed according to age-specific criteria - the level of skills for participation can be anything from elementary to advanced. Examples of courses offered:

  • Learn visual coding with Sphero
  • Build cybersecurity skills sought by the NSA
  • Discover visual programming & machine learning
  • Learn algorithms & develop game engines

Classes are held from Monday to Friday. During this time, students can get acquainted with Palo Alto, develop and improve their knowledge and skills, actively work on the tasks set. Classes are conducted by highly qualified instructors; employees of the camp monitor safety and provide all necessary assistance to students. Program participants receive supporting documents and in the 2 week Accademy courses a portfolio

During the program, the students are accommodated in residences on the campus of the university, occupying 33 square kilometers near the town of Palo Alto, and enjoy all its facilities and infrastructure:

  • residences
  • catering facilities
  • scientific laboratories
  • parks
  • sports grounds, etc.

The camp provides participants with everything necessary and organizes extra-curricular activities. In their free time and on weekends students 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 world.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Silicon Valley Summer Camp with IT and programming

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
21.06.2020 -31.07.2020
13-18
from 6 149 $ / 2 weeks

C ++ Programming and Unreal Game Development

  • Age: 13-18 years old
  • Skill Level: beginner-advanced
  • Duration: 2 weeks

Kickstart your career as a Gameplay Programmer by building your own game prototype with a team of peers. Learn the full development cycle of production as you work together to turn your ideas into a playable game.

In week one, prepare to build your game by learning the fundamentals of C++ and Blueprints, two essential tools for development with Unreal Engine. Implement game mechanics and build coding skills to become an indispensable asset to your team. Finish the week by diving into game design theory, learning how to create themed experiences, crafting compelling dynamics, and scoping your projects.

During week two, dig into your role and get into the full swing of game production by launching an indie studio with your team. Work together to create your combined vision and organize your tasks in order to collaborate effectively. Add new coding skills tailored to your project and prepare to show off your work at the end of the week.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn C++ basics then build upon them with Unreal Engine 4's C++ API
  • Implement a game loop
  • Learn game design principles and write a game design document
  • Use Unreal Engine 4's Blueprints to build game mechanics
  • Learn effective techniques to work with a team

Your tuition includes:

  • Personalized learning
  • Completed game prototype
  • College-ready digital portfolio
  • University campus experience + meals and housing
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Academy diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, sling bag
21.06.2020 -31.07.2020
13-18
from 6 149 $ / 2 weeks

Unreal Engine 4 Level Design

  • Age: 13-18 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-20)
  • Skill Level: beginner-advanced
  • Duration: 2 weeks

Launch your career as a level designer as you build your own game prototype with a team of peers. Learn the full development cycle of production as you work together to turn your ideas into a playable game.

In week one, learn how to design levels using Unreal Engine 4. Create breathtaking environments while learning world-building techniques to amp up your visual storytelling. Hone your moment-to-moment gameplay design skills like level pacing and balancing. Finish the week by delving further into game design theory.

In week two, dig into your role and launch an indie studio with your team to create your combined vision. Learn how to organize your tasks and collaborate effectively. Add new level design skills tailored to your game and prepare to show off your work at the end of the week.

In this course, you will:

  • Build levels and environments using geometry
  • Learn game design principles and write a game design document
  • Place actors such as lights, weapons, and meshes
  • Use Blueprints visual programming language
  • Learn effective techniques to work with a team

Your tuition includes:

  • Personalized learning
  • Completed game prototype
  • College-ready digital portfolio
  • University campus experience + meals and housing
  • Small Class Guarantee
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Academy diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, sling bag

3D Modeling: Environment Art with Autodesk Maya

  • Age: 13-18  (Must turn 13 by 12-31-20)
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Skill Level: beginner-advanced.

Launch your career as a character modeler and work to build a game prototype with a team of your fellow students. Learn the full development cycle of production as you work together to turn your ideas into a playable game.

In week one, learn 3D modeling using Autodesk Maya. After mastering the basics, you'll dive into character design. Brainstorm your ideas with hand-drawn or digital concept art. Finish the week by learning game design theory, exploring themes, and developing the art style of the player and non-player character models!

In week two, dig into your role and launch an indie studio with your team to create your combined vision. Learn how to organize your tasks and collaborate effectively. Apply rigs and animations to your custom-modeled character as you prepare to show off your work at the end of the week.

In this course, you will:

  • Use polygon and curve modeling tools
  • Learn the character design pipeline, from concept to finished character
  • Unwrap and texture your character for import into Unreal Engine 4
  • Learn game design principles and write a game design document
  • Learn effective techniques for working with a team

Your tuition includes:

  • Personalized learning
  • Completed game prototype
  • College-ready digital portfolio
  • University campus experience + meals and housing
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Academy diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, sling bag
05.07.2020 -17.07.2020 21.06.2020 -03.07.2020
13-18
from 6 149 $ / 2 weeks

3D Modeling: Character Design with Autodesk Maya

  • Age: 13-18 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-20)
  • Skill Level: beginner-advanced

Launch your career as a character modeler and work to build a game prototype with a team of your fellow students. Learn the full development cycle of production as you work together to turn your ideas into a playable game.

In week one, learn 3D modeling using Autodesk Maya. After mastering the basics, you'll dive into character design. Brainstorm your ideas with hand-drawn or digital concept art. Finish the week by learning game design theory, exploring themes, and developing the art style of the player and non-player character models!

In week two, dig into your role and launch an indie studio with your team to create your combined vision. Learn how to organize your tasks and collaborate effectively. Apply rigs and animations to your custom-modeled character as you prepare to show off your work at the end of the week.

In this course, you will:

  • Use polygon and curve modeling tools
  • Learn the character design pipeline, from concept to finished character
  • Unwrap and texture your character for import into Unreal Engine 4
  • Learn game design principles and write a game design document
  • Learn effective techniques for working with a team

Your tuition includes:

  • Personalized learning
  • Completed game prototype
  • College-ready digital portfolio
  • University campus experience + meals and housing
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Academy diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, sling bag
21.06.2020 -31.07.2020
13-18
from 6 249 $ / 2 weeks

Esports Player Development and Data Science

  • Age: 13-18 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-20)
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Skill Level: beginner-advanced.

Launch your career in professional esports and data science in this elite Academy experience.

During week one, practice playing esports while collecting and documenting data to improve your gameplay. These skills and techniques apply to any esport you're passionate about: League of Legends, Overwatch, Hearthstone, and more. You'll learn to study the tactics of pro players, analyze replays, and objectively assess your own skills and data to make strategic improvements in your play.

In week two, you'll put in some serious drill and practice time. With dedication to improving your skills in a systematic fashion, you'll approach your favorite games from a whole new angle. In addition to having your own data and experience, you'll be surrounded by like-minded players with the same goal as you: to be the very best. Along this journey, you'll develop into a tight-knit group that sticks together on the difficult but rewarding path to becoming esports pros.

In this course, you will:

  • Track statistics and gameplay data to study and improve upon
  • Develop eSports and team communication skills
  • Learn data science principles that can be applied to multiple games
  • Create infographics that effectively communicate your findings

Your tuition includes:

  • Personalized learning + take-home project
  • College-ready digital portfolio
  • University campus experience + meals and housing
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Academy diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, sling bag
19.07.2020 -31.07.2020
13-18
from 6 249 $ / 2 weeks

Augmented Reality Mobile App Development

  • Age: 13-18 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-20)
  • Skill Level: beginner-advanced
  • Duration: 2 weeks.

Every day, millions of people play mixed reality (MR) games that blur the boundaries between reality and virtual reality. Get started in this up-and-coming field by studying C# coding and Unity—an industry-standard game development engine—to implement next-generation sensing and imaging technologies in your own mobile game.

Using your strong coding foundation, boost your game to interact with a virtual environment as you view the world through your phone's camera. From tracking locations to multiple real-life targets, manipulate and augment virtual objects to enhance and build upon the real world around you.

In this course, you will:

  • Use cameras, game objects, and models to create AR environments
  • Program mobile touch input and interactions with C#
  • Think in 3D to learn how augmented reality works
  • Develop coding and design skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Personalized learning
  • Completed game
  • College-ready digital portfolio
  • University campus experience + meals and housing
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Academy diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, sling bag
22.06.2020 -21.08.2020
10-12
from 2 149 $ / week

Roblox Entrepreneur: Imaginative Game Design

  • Age: 10 - 12 (Must turn 10 by 12-31-20)
  • Skill Level: beginner-advanced.

Roblox is one of the fastest-growing game creation platforms on the planet, with more than 100 million players per month and top developers making over $1 million a year. Use Roblox’s built-in editor to create 3D worlds. Publish, share, and play games with friends on any platform from console to mobile. Study games that have been runaway hits and learn how to implement some of the same monetization strategies in your own games.

In this course, you will:

  • ​Create and publish games to the Roblox website
  • Practice programming fundamentals with Lua
  • Learn game design fundamentals
  • Monetize projects with in-game items

Your tuition includes:

  • ​Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Roblox Cape
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt

Roblox Entrepreneur: Lua Coding and Game Scripts

  • Age: 10 - 12 (Must turn 10 by 12-31-20)
  • Skill Level: beginner-advanced.

Roblox is one of the fastest-growing game creation platforms on the planet, with more than 100 million players per month and top developers making over $1 million a year. Use Roblox’s built-in editor to create 3D worlds, then use Lua—a powerful and fast programming language—to code game mechanics. Lua enables you to create scripts either for your own game or to sell to other designers!

In this course, you will:

  • ​Practice programming fundamentals with Lua
  • Use programming logic to create gameplay mechanics and design 3D worlds
  • Learn how to make stand-alone scripts for anyone to use
  • Monetize projects with in-game items

Your tuition includes:

  • ​Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Roblox Cape
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -21.08.2020
10-17
from 2 149 $ / week

Java Coding: Build Mods with Minecraft

  • Age: 10 - 12 (Must turn 10 by 12-31-20)
  • Skill Level: beginner-advanced.

Dig into the Minecraft source code to explore the fundamentals of the Java programming language. You’ll integrate custom tools, blocks, and mobs into your version of this open-ended game. This course introduces Java programming in an accessible way that's sure to prepare you for a future in coding.

In this course, you will:

  • Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft
  • Code in Java
  • Create Minecraft mods
  • Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt

Java Coding: Custom Blocks and Maps in Minecraft

  • Age: 10 - 12 (Must turn 10 by 12-31-20)
  • Skill Level: beginner-advanced.

Use Java code to add personalized, modded flair to Minecraft! Create your own items and blocks, then design and build an adventure map to incorporate your awesome additions into the game. Practice Java coding and game design to create mods and maps to share with friends.

In this course, you will:

  • Create Minecraft adventure maps and mods
  • Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft
  • Code in Java
  • Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills

Your tuition includes:

  • ​Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -14.08.2020
10-12
from 2 149 $ / week

Coding and engineering 101

  • Age: 10 - 12 (Must turn 10 by 12-31-20)
  • Skill Level: beginner-advanced.

Coding and engineering collide in this versatile, dynamic course. Begin with the foundation of a computer—the hardware—and then combine that knowledge with object-oriented programming concepts. Next comes learning to program with the micro:bit, an interactive, pocket-sized computer that’s yours to take home. With JavaScript, the micro:bit can detect motion, send messages, and make games. Get ready to level up your real-world hardware and coding skills.

In this course, you will:

  • Use the micro:bit to code games and apps
  • Code in JavaScript and build simple logic circuits
  • Learn how programs work and what code does
  • Develop logical thinking skills

Your tuition includes:

  • ​Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • micro:bit student kit
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt

 

22.06.2020 -21.08.2020
10-12
from 2 449 $ / week

Robotics and Sensors with Take-Home Sphero RVR

  • AGES: 10-12 (Must turn 10 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Robotics

Get a head start in autonomous robotics with the revolutionary Sphero RVR, a programmable robot that's ready to drive right out of the box. With a diverse range of sensors, a professional-level control system, and a powerful motor complete with all-terrain treads, the Sphero RVR is a highly customizable bot. See where your imagination will take it!

In this course, you will:

  • Use Sphero RVR to learn coding and robotics engineering
  • Program your robot to complete tasks
  • Create basic AI behaviors
  • Develop problem-solving skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Sphero RVR
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Tech diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -14.08.2020
10-12
from 2 249 $ / week

LEGO SPIKE Prime Robotics and Visual Coding

  • AGES: 7-9 (Must turn 7 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Robotics

This just in: A one-of-a-kind robotics engineering experience awaits you, built around the brand new LEGO SPIKE Prime Education Set! Explore the boundless world of mechanical creation and design with drag-and-drop visual coding, and dive into the dynamic possibilities of the LEGO building system. You’ll get immersed in an environment that encourages teamwork, friendship, and creativity while getting hands on with the hottest robotics tools out right now.

In this course, you will:

  • Explore visual programming with the SPIKE Prime software
  • Build robots that use motors
  • Program and utilize different sensors
  • Develop structural design skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Video footage of robotics challenge
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -14.08.2020
10-12
from 2 249 $ / week

YouTube Gamecasting and Video Production

  • AGES: 10-12 (Must turn 10 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Creative

Passionate about gaming? Create an engaging online presence as a gamecaster on YouTube! With this massively popular video style, you can stream Let's Plays of your beloved video games, or jump into production fundamentals to engineer audio and visuals for an engaging online experience to broadcast to the world. Let's Plays are the perfect combination of gaming and video production, instilling a variety of exciting, real-world skills.

In this course, you will:

  • ​Produce gameplay videos for YouTube
  • Use screen capture software and edit video and audio
  • Create an online brand
  • Practice digital citizenship

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt

Video Production: Start Your Own YouTube Channel

  • AGES: 10-12 (Must turn 10 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Creative

Establish a brand and become a YouTube star! From vlogs to tutorials to short films, you have the ultimate freedom to curate your online presence. Begin with the fundamentals of pre-production and composition before bringing your vision to life, filming with professional-grade equipment. Polish your footage to perfection with the power of Adobe Premiere's drag-and-drop editing software, taking your projects to the next level. Your path to video production starts here!

In this course, you will:

  • Create video content using production fundamentals
  • Use professional DSLR cameras to capture footage
  • Create a unique online brand
  • Practice digital citizenship

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -14.08.2020
10-12
from 2 249 $ / week

Creative Design Studio with Adobe Animate

  • AGES: 10-12 (Must turn 10 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Game Dev, Creative

Bring your imagination to life in vivid detail. Begin with the same fundamental principles of art and animation used by professionals across the game design and animation industries. You'll then utilize premium software like Adobe Animate, and a suite of other Adobe products, to unleash your inner visionary. By instilling skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, and composition planning, this course will leave you with a solid foundation in design principles and creative solutions—necessary skills to succeed in your future as a creator.

In this course, you will:

  • Design art and animation using drawing fundamentals
  • Use professional Wacom drawing tablets to create art
  • Practice visual storytelling through concepts and planning
  • Develop a digital portfolio

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt

3D Printing and Modeling with Take-Home Printer

  • AGES: 10-12 (Must turn 10 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Creative

Build a foundation in 3D modeling by designing simple models, then watch them print out right before your very eyes. Create your model from scratch in Autodesk Maya, or import a more intricate design to use as a starting point. As you create your masterpiece, you'll learn to operate and maintain your 3D printer. The best part? You'll take home everything you printed out and have the skills and tools to keep going.

In this course, you will:

  • Complete the entire 3D printing process
  • Use best practices for effective 3D print creation and troubleshooting prints
  • Work in 3D space and design 3D models
  • Develop visuospatial abilities

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • 3D printed models
  • Monoprice MP Select Mini 3D Printer voucher
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -21.08.2020
13-17
from 2 149 $ / week

Game Design and Development 101

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Intermediate
  • PATH: Game Dev, Creative

Get an in-depth look at professional video game design using some of the industry’s hottest tools. Start the week by learning how to create 3D objects in Maya and design levels in Unreal Engine 4, then combine your new skills to create a fully realized world. Import your Maya models into Unreal, then customize your world and add in unique coded elements with UE4's Blueprints Visual Scripting system. Leave this comprehensive course with your own professionally designed level to showcase in your portfolio.

In this course, you will:

  • Build levels and environments from meshes and geometry
  • Design and create 3D models for your level
  • Use Blueprints visual scripting to move objects
  • Develop essential game design skills and creativity

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -14.08.2020
13-17
from 2 199 $ / week

Fortnite Camp and Unreal Engine Level Design

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Game Dev

This summer, don't just play Fortnite—unleash the power of the game development tool used to create it. With Unreal Engine by Epic Games, you'll design your own Fortnite-inspired levels while discovering gameplay strategies, game mechanics, team-building, and level-design analysis in Fortnite. Use your new skills to build Battle Royale levels and kickstart your future as an Unreal Engine pro.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn Fortnite gameplay and level design principles
  • Build levels and environments out of geometry and landscape
  • Populate your levels with actors and meshes
  • Develop with Blueprints visual programming language
  • Gain essential real-world game development skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt

Level Design and Cinematics with Unreal Engine 4

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Game Dev, Creative

Develop an entire world as you design in Unreal Engine 4—the world-class, photoreal game engine used to craft award-winning titles. Using Sequencer, a real-time cinematic editing and animation tool, you’ll create dynamic cutscenes with highly detailed characters, animations, and sounds. Unleash your imagination and craft intricate stories!

In this course, you will:

  • Build levels and environments out of geometry and landscape
  • Populate your worlds with meshes and actors
  • Create cinematics with Sequencer
  • Develop with Blueprints visual programming language
  • Gain essential real-world game development skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt

Program Gameplay Mechanics with Unreal Engine 4

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Game Dev

Push boundaries and create unique games while working with the full suite of tools in Unreal Engine 4—an industry-leading game engine used to create award-winning titles. Explore how to develop traditional game types such as FPS, platformers, and racing games. Then use Blueprints, a visual programming language, to modify and create gameplay events like moving platforms and checkpoints. Polish your design skills on your path to an exciting career in level design.

In this course, you will:

  • Build levels and environments out of geometry
  • Populate your worlds with meshes and actors
  • Use Blueprints, Unreal Engine's visual programming language to implement gameplay mechanics
  • Develop player interactions
  • Gain essential real-world game design skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -21.08.2020
13-16
from 2 499 $ / week

VR Design with Unity and Oculus Go

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Game Dev

Don't just play games, step directly into them with virtual reality and the Oculus Go. This all-in-one VR system—no wires or cords attached—pairs with Unity, an industry-standard game engine. Create awesome worlds you can see, hear, and lose yourself in. After you've built your experience, take home your designs and your Oculus Go to continue crafting and improving your immersive, interactive virtual realms.

In this course, you will:

  • Use game objects, models, and levels to create VR environments
  • Program interactions with C#
  • Think in 3D to create virtual reality experiences
  • Develop coding and design skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Oculus Go
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -14.08.2020
13-17
from 2 199 $ / week

Intro to Python Coding for Machine Learning

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Intermediate
  • PATH: Coding

Coding skills are among the most in-demand in today’s job market—get your real-world experience with this introduction to computational thinking. Once you have the basics, go further to see how your coding knowledge applies to machine learning! You’ll start with logic games and Python—the fastest-growing programming language available—then move into object-oriented concepts. As your understanding of coding deepens, explore creating simple neural networks and prepare for more advanced machine learning courses!

In this course, you will:

  • Code with Python
  • Learn about basic neural networks
  • Prepare for more advanced machine learning content
  • Gain computational thinking skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -21.08.2020
13-17
from 2 229 $ / week

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding

What if your code could turn pictures of horses into zebras, tell the difference between cats and dogs, and beat world champions at chess? Step aside sorcery, machine learning is here and it’s performing tasks people used to believe were only possible in fantasy worlds. Dive into this developing field using data sets, probability, statistics, and more. With tools like Python and TensorFlow (which helps computers emulate the way a brain works) you’ll turn yesterday's dreams into reality.

In this course, you will:

  • Use TensorFlow to create a neural network
  • Explore machine learning with Python
  • Train models to learn without being directly coded
  • Develop coding and logical thinking skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -14.08.2020
13-17
from 2 229 $ / week

Cybersecurity and encryption

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding

The history of encryption dates all the way back to the time of Caesar, yet is more relevant now than ever! In this course, you will discover how to hide information, create secret messages, and share plans with your classmates, always staying one step ahead of would-be cyber attacks. Learn how to encrypt data with programs and computers and see how cryptography principles relate to modern cybersecurity, then explore the functionality and write implementations of algorithms like SHA and RSA core to security on modern computer systems. Like they always say: Lo cebo dy nbsxu iyeb Yfkvdsxo.

In this course, you will:

  • Encrypt messages and keep information secure
  • Decrypt encrypted messages
  • Create and analyze small programs for security
  • Develop a security mindset

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt

Voice Apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding

Take voice applications to the next level. In this unique course, you’ll have the power to design an app for Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Whether you want your app to play a voice game or stream music to rooms or devices, Voiceflow's drag-and-drop coding makes your voice-activated app dreams a reality. Design the next record-breaking app and post it online to share with the world.

In this course, you will:

  • Create voice apps and interactions
  • Learn how to work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • Use drag-and-drop program design and visual workflows

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -21.08.2020
13-17
from 2 149 $ / week

Code Apps with Java

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding

Learn the fundamentals of Java, one of the most relevant and long-standing programming languages in the world today. Java has dozens of uses, from game development to business apps. No matter where you are in your coding journey—just starting out, preparing a college résumé, or prepping for the AP Computer Science exam—you’ll hone your Java skills with console applications and programming challenges.

In this course, you will:

  • Code projects in Java
  • Use arrays, loops, and if statements
  • Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors
  • Solve programming challenges with logic and code skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -21.08.2020
13-17
from 2 149 $ / week

Java Coding and Game Development

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Game Dev

Discover the intersection of coding and graphics! Using Java, one of the world's most popular coding languages, you'll learn the fundamentals of programming through building arcade style games. Move beyond text-based programs and create visual interactions using the Processing library. With engaging graphics pushing your programs beyond console basics, you'll build a portfolio colleges will notice.

In this course, you will:

  • Code games in Java
  • Identify variables, if statements, loops, classes, and constructors
  • Create graphics and animations using Processing
  • Apply game design practices
  • Solve programming challenges with logic and code skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -14.08.2020
13-17
from 2 149 $ / week

Code Apps with C ++

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding

Learn the fundamentals of C++, one of the world's most essential programming languages, with applications spanning from system software design to game development. C++ opens the door to the vast world of coding and development, no matter what you want to create. Using your newfound coding skills, create projects and test your growing knowledge with job interview-style coding challenges.

In this course, you will:

  • Declare, initialize, and use variables
  • Work with strings, characters, and algorithms
  • Solve programming challenges with logic and code
  • Read and respond to user input

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -14.08.2020
13-17
from 2 149 $ / week

Develop and Code Games with C ++

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Game Dev

Take C++ to the next level by implementing imagery in your games. Using graphics libraries to do some heavy lifting, you'll create your own arcade style games in one of the world's most popular programming languages. You'll focus on implementing keyboard and mouse controls, basic AI, and collision detection to make game elements interact—all the foundational components of game creation. Jump-start your game programming career while using the industry-standard Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition to create impressive projects.

In this course, you will:

  • Declare, initialize, and use variables
  • Work with strings, characters, and algorithms
  • Use graphics libraries to add visuals to games
  • Read and respond to user input

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt

Take-Home Autonomous Arduino Robot and Sensor Kit

  • ​​AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Robotics

Get hands-on and build your very own take-home, autonomous robot. Using basic circuitry and frame components, construct a base for your robot, attach an Arduino, and bring it to life with your code. An Arduino is a popular microcontroller, perfect for prototyping, allowing you to create new electronic devices and integrate sensors for your robot to understand and navigate its environment. Acquire the college-level STEM principles of hands-on mechanics, critical thinking, and collaboration—vital skills for any future in robotics. You can’t get this iD Tech original robot anywhere else!

In this course, you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of electrical engineering
  • Explore the basics of autonomous robotics
  • Code with Arduino
  • Build an Arduino-powered robot
  • Gain college-level mechanics, critical thinking, and collaboration skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Arduino-powered robot
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -14.08.2020
13-17
from 2 499 $ / week

Autonomous Robotics with Take-Home Sphero RVR

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Robotics

Dive into the world of autonomous robotics with the Sphero RVR, a durable, versatile, programmable robot that's ready to go right out of the box. Designed with customization in mind, the Sphero RVR has many built-in sensors, a professional-level control system, and a powerful motor paired with all-terrain treads. This is more than your average programmable 'bot; it’s a next-level, hardware-interfacing, hands-on robotics and engineering experience.

In this course, you will:

  • Use Sphero RVR to learn coding and robotics engineering
  • Read data from sensors
  • Create basic AI behaviors
  • Utilize programming logic and computational thinking

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Sphero RVR
  • SparkFun Basic Autonomous Kit for Sphero RVR
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -14.08.2020
13-17
from 2 249 $ / week

Robotics Engineering and Coding Lab with VEX

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Robotics

Take your real-world robotics skills to the next level with the VEX Robotics Design System. Customize, build, and wire a base for your robot, then watch it go. Work in teams to adapt your robot to compete in dynamic, user-piloted challenges like obstacle courses. Using VEX Coding Studio and VEX C++, the robotics coding language, you'll code your 'bot to complete autonomous tasks like navigating a maze or stacking and moving objects with its claw arm. May the best 'bot win!

In this course, you will:

  • Use proper gear ratios to create speed or torque
  • Implement analog and digital sensors to accomplish tasks
  • Identify programming control structures
  • Participate in robotics challenges similar to popular robotics competitions

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Video footage of robotics challenge
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt

3D Printing Modular Devices with Take-Home Printer

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Robotics, Creative

Discover the rapidly expanding world of 3D printing! Create intricate 3D models with Autodesk Maya, then design moving parts powered by a motor. Experience the printing process from start to finish: learn proper maintenance and safety procedures, change filament, then clean and prep the build plate to make the best possible print. After you watch your prints take shape layer-by layer, connect your motors to watch your creations come alive!

In this course, you will:

  • Complete the entire 3D printing process
  • Use best practices for effective 3D print creation and troubleshooting prints
  • Work in 3D space and design 3D models
  • Create moving 3D printed models

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • 3D printed models
  • Motor & accessories
  • Monoprice MP Select Mini 3D Printer Voucher
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
22.06.2020 -21.08.2020
13-17
from 2 249 $ / week

Snapchat Filters and 3D Modeling with Maya

  • AGES: 10-15 (Must turn 10 by 12/31/2020), All-Girls
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Creative

Begin your journey into 3D modeling with Autodesk Maya—the standard for making animations, models, and more. Unleash your design muse and inspiration to turn your models and animations into entertaining filters that can be shared and used across the globe. With Snapchat Lens Studio, creating AR is more efficient than ever, giving you the ability to focus on crafting a meaningful message and developing your personal visual style. With Snapchat's reach and Autodesk Maya's power, the creative potential is limitless.

In this course, you will:

  • Use polygon and curve modeling tools
  • Develop environment and hard surface modeling techniques
  • Create Snapchat filters
  • Add lighting and materials
  • Translate visual inspiration into successful 3D models

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Alexa Café diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, hair band, water bottle, cinch sack

Digital Video Production: Start a YouTube Channel

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Creative

YouTube is the place to bring your innovative visions to life. Make vlogs, gamecasts, tutorials, and more to establish an online presence and dive into video production. Capture footage with professional equipment and use Adobe Premiere to enhance your project. Advanced students can push their skills even further with Adobe After Effects. Pull your creative endeavors together into a polished channel that's sure to draw followers.

In this course, you will:

  • Gain experience with professional equipment, including DSLR cameras
  • Edit video and audio tracks
  • Use screen capture software
  • Practice digital citizenship

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt

Video Production and Special Effects for YouTube

  • AGES: 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Creative

Unleash your imagination and become a YouTube sensation! In this course, you’ll learn the stages of production by planning and storyboarding your digital shorts, then collaborate with your peers and film with professional equipment. Use the power of Adobe Premiere to edit clips into your own visionary experience, then add custom-made animations and special effects with Adobe After Effects. It's time to take your videos to the next level.

In this course, you will:

  • Use professional equipment, including DSLR cameras
  • Edit video and audio tracks and use screen capture software
  • Create special effects and animations
  • Practice digital citizenship

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt
13.07.2020 -14.08.2020
10-15
from 2 049 $ / week

Code Cafe: Create Apps with Java

  • AGES: 10-15 (Must turn 10 by 12/31/2020), All-Girls
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding

Java is one of the most relevant and in-demand programming languages on the market today. Kickstart your future as a computer scientist as you develop essential coding skills, build Java applications, and implement advanced, college-level concepts in this dynamic course.

In this course, you will:

  • Code projects in Java
  • Use arrays, loops, and if statements
  • Identify variables, data types, classes, and constructors
  • Solve programming challenges with logic and code skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Alexa Café diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, hair band, water bottle, cinch sack

Code Cafe: Interactive Game Development with Java

  • AGES: 10-15 (Must turn 10 by 12/31/2020), All-Girls
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Game Dev

Using Java, one of the world's most popular coding languages, learn the fundamentals of programming to build engaging apps and even games with graphics. Move beyond interacting with the console and text-based programs by creating rich interactions with Processing. Prioritize visual and user feedback to optimize the user experience. Through graphical manipulation and interactive design, this course will provide a fun and immediate understanding of programming through visual implementation.

In this course, you will:

  • Code games in Java
  • Identify variables, if statements, loops, classes, and constructors
  • Create graphics and animations using Processing
  • Apply game design practices
  • Solve programming challenges with logic and code skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Alexa Café diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, hair band, water bottle, cinch sack
13.07.2020 -14.08.2020
10-15
from 2 349 $ / week

Print Shop: 3D Printing for Physical Devices

  • AGES: 10-15 (Must turn 10 by 12/31/2020), All-Girls
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Robotics, Creative

From prosthetic limbs to rocket engine parts, 3D-printed objects are changing the world and being used in countless industries—the possibilities to shape the future are endless. In this course, you'll use Autodesk Maya to design and create intricate 3D models. Get hands on with the 3D printer; first you'll learn best practices for safety and maintenance, then see your design come into being. Finally, attach your models to a DC motor and watch your creations spring to life.

In this course, you will:

  • Complete the entire 3D printing process
  • Use best practices for effective 3D print creation and troubleshoot your prints
  • Work in 3D space and design 3D models
  • Create moving 3D printed models

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • 3D printed models
  • Motor & accessories
  • Monoprice MP Select Mini 3D Printer Voucher
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Alexa Café diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, hair band, water bottle, cinch sack
13.07.2020 -14.08.2020
10-15
from 2 149 $ / week

Jam Band: Digital Music Creation

  • AGES: 10-15 (Must turn 10 by 12/31/2020), All-Girls
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Creative

Unleash your inner composer with electronic music creation! Get your start in this ever-expanding genre, which encompasses everything from EDM and synthpop, to dreampop and more. Whether you want to groove to sparkly dance pop like BTS or chill out with lush electropop like Billie Eilish, you'll use professional software to realize your creative potential. Create your own custom beats and polish them to studio-level quality. With electronica at your fingertips, you’ll dive into the world of digital music production.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn the fundamentals of digital music creation
  • Work with external audio equipment
  • Edit and compose audio tracks with software

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Alexa Café diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, hair band, water bottle, cinch sack

Art Gallery: Creative Design with Adobe Animate

  • AGES: 10-15 (Must turn 10 by 12/31/2020), All-Girls
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Creative

Give your inspiration form and shape, whether you're creating a digital short, designing the next big product, or anything in between. You'll bring the awesome imagery of your mind's eye to center stage using a full suite of creative Adobe products, including Adobe Animate. Once you've learned the fundamentals of composition and critical thinking, solve fun design challenges while your boundless creativity blooms!

In this course, you will:

  • Design art and animation using drawing fundamentals
  • Use professional Wacom drawing tablets to create art
  • Practice digital citizenship and online marketing
  • Develop a digital portfolio

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Alexa Café diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, hair band, water bottle, cinch sack
13.07.2020 -14.08.2020
10-15
from 2 179 $ / week

Photo Booth: Pro Photography for Instagram

  • AGES: 10-15 (Must turn 10 by 12/31/2020), All-Girls
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Creative

Find, take, and curate the perfect shots to build your own personal portfolio! Learn photography principles to capture the world around you with a DSLR camera, then use editing fundamentals to enhance your images in Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop. Post your polished photos to Instagram to craft a personal brand and a follow-worthy online presence.

In this course, you will:

  • Capture images with a DSLR camera
  • Change exposure with aperture and ISO settings
  • Edit images in Photoshop
  • Create an Instagram gallery with portrait and landscape photography

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Alexa Café diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, hair band, water bottle, cinch sack
21.06.2020 -14.08.2020
13-18
from 6 479 $ / 2 weeks

Autonomous and Self-Driving Robotics Lab

  • AGES: 13-18 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Robotics

Get hands-on with your own autonomous robot. Use basic circuitry and frame components to construct the foundation of your 'bot. Arduino, a popular microcontroller for creating new electronic devices, brings your robot to life. Integrate sensors to let your robot understand and navigate its environment.

After you've created your take-home robot, use an advanced camera and MicroPython—a slimmed down version of Python for microcontrollers—to delve into computer vision. Now you and your robot will be able to get ahead of the self-driving curve! Acquire college-level STEM principles of hands-on mechanics, critical thinking, and collaboration—vital skills for any future robotics engineer.

In this course, you will:

  • ​Learn the fundamentals of electrical engineering
  • Explore computer vision and autonomous robotics
  • Code with Arduino and MicroPython
  • Build an Arduino-powered robot
  • Gain college-level mechanics, critical thinking, and collaboration skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Personalized learning + take-home project
  • Arduino-powered robot
  • College-ready digital portfolio
  • University campus experience + meals and housing
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Academy diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, sling bag
21.06.2020 -14.08.2020
13-18
from 6 299 $ / 2 weeks

Machine Learning: Coding Deep Neural Networks

  • AGES: 13-18 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Robotics

If you had to choose between a computer or a doctor to detect and analyze early signs of cancer, which would you choose?

Why not both? Machine learning methods, while formalized in the 1950s, have only recently become powerful enough to make a huge impact. These deep learning methods have performed better at early cancer detection than professional radiologists! From image detection and Snapchat filters to Natural Language Processing and Siri, machine learning is ready to push our technology into the future.

Start with Python, TensorFlow, and a lot of data to build neural networks and reward your computer for succeeding at its goals! Tweak your reward schemes and process your data so you can see your computer improve its learning. Then, put your skills to the test in environments used by professional researchers like Deepmind's Starcraft 2 Learning Environment.

In this course, you will:

  • Use TensorFlow to create a neural network
  • Explore machine learning with Python
  • Train models to learn without being directly coded
  • Optimize learning rates
  • Develop coding and computational thinking skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Personalized learning + take-home project
  • Jetson Nano
  • College-ready digital portfolio
  • University campus experience + meals and housing
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Academy diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, sling bag
21.06.2020 -14.08.2020
13-18
from 6 299 $ / 2 weeks

Hackathon: Team-Based App Creation with Unity

  • AGES: 13-18 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Game Dev, Creative

Get a taste for real-world app development with this two-week, elite Academy experience. You'll create a polished app with a team of peers!

In the first week, discover the basics of app development with Unity—an industry standard development tool—and C#. Build up your UX/UI expertise while working on coding interactions that help people interface with technology they already own.

Once you've mastered the basics, you'll work in a collaborative team environment to realize a shared vision. You’ll also be checking-in and checking-out code in online repositories, learning about branches, and actively versioning code in a live project. Your experience will culminate in an app, or even a game, that's ready for the big-time. Work together and keep coming back to add more polished content to your portfolio with something new and exciting in each session.

In this course, you will:

  • Create apps and design workflows
  • Code and develop in C#
  • Learn effective techniques to work with a team

Your tuition includes:

  • Personalized learning + take-home project
  • College-ready digital portfolio
  • University campus experience + meals and housing
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Academy diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, sling bag
21.06.2020 -14.08.2020
13-18
from 6 199 $ / 2 weeks

Cybersecurity Lab: Encryption and Steganography

  • AGES: 13-18 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding

In our globally connected and tech-driven world, the demand for knowledgeable cybersecurity professionals has never been greater. This course introduces cryptographic elements and obfuscation of information via complex puzzles and ciphers. See how encryption turns numbers, text, images, and sounds into a scrambled stream—and puts them all back together again. Then take a look into modern cybersecurity to see how these time-proven methods are still protecting information in the digital age.

After you've received your security clearance, learn how information can be hidden and stored in digital mediums like pictures, music, and videos. Dive into hashing algorithms like SHA and RSA, use Linux, and discover the aspects of cryptography, security, and encryption needed to speak this new language. Set out on your professional journey into this growing field.

In this course, you will:

  • Use Python to encrypt and decrypt messages
  • Utilize multiple encryption methods
  • Develop security and analytical skills
  • Hack hardware devices and solve cryptographic puzzles

Your tuition includes:

  • Personalized learning + take-home project
  • Prototype HARP
  • College-ready digital portfolio
  • University campus experience + meals and housing
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Academy diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, sling bag
21.06.2020 -14.08.2020
13-18
from 6 199 $ / 2 weeks

C ++ Game Programming: Algorithms and AI

  • AGES: 13-18 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding

Open the door to the vast world of programming and development by learning the syntax of C++. Develop games with 2D graphics and custom controls throughout the session as you master this essential programming language.

As you continue into your second week, make your games smarter with algorithms crucial to game development, like pathfinding and map generation. Whether you choose to build games or apps or just want a head start for college, C++ can get you there.

In this course, you will:

  • Read user input and print formatted output
  • Implement a game loop
  • Use algorithms to help solve problems like pathfinding and map creation

Your tuition includes:

  • Personalized learning + take-home project
  • College-ready digital portfolio
  • University campus experience + meals and housing
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Academy diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, sling bag
21.06.2020 -14.08.2020
13-18
from 6 199 $ / 2 weeks

Game Engine Development With C++

  • AGES: 13-18 (Must turn 13 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Game Dev

Jump straight into C++ to create your first game—and that's only the beginning. Explore commonalities between games to find similarities in how the code is structured, diving deeper to discover which elements help you implement new content quickly and efficiently.

This knowledge will form the foundation for creating your own game engine. Learn what code to keep and what to cut as you build the starting point for multiple projects. Game engines don't just save time; they're an essential part of professional game development, enabling iteration on mechanics and balance until the game is perfect.

In this course, you will:

  • Read user input and print formatted output
  • Implement a game loop
  • Add graphics and controls to a game
  • Design an API for creating game engine content
  • Build foundational code that can be used for a variety of games

Your tuition includes:

  • Personalized learning + take-home project
  • College-ready digital portfolio
  • University campus experience + meals and housing
  • Small Classes
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official Academy diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, stainless steel water bottle, sling bag
21.06.2020 -31.07.2020
16-19
from 12 799 $ / 3 weeks

Advanced Laboratory for Emerging Technologies

  • AGES: 16-19 (Must turn 16 by 12/31/2020)
  • SKILL LEVEL: Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Game Dev, Robotics, Creative

This is the culminating experience. We're gathering an elite team of the best and brightest students to join us as we solve seemingly insurmountable, real-world problems with radical solutions, using breakthrough technologies.

Over the course of three weeks, this coalition of dreamers and doers will use the latest in deep learning, data science, coding, artificial intelligence, and machine learning to make the world a better place. The changemakers of tomorrow that are selected for this program will have the freedom to learn what they want, led by our finest faculty, inspired by industry experts, and scouted by top Silicon Valley recruiters who help fill their talent pipeline.

After registering for this course, students will be required to submit a Skills Verification Survey. Students who don't respond to the survey or meet the minimum requirements may be required to register for a different experience.

In this course, you will:

  • Implement source control techniques to effectively work in a team
  • Develop coding, computational thinking, and real-world problem-solving skills
  • Explore a variety of advanced topics like machine learning, data science, cybersecurity, and entrepreneurship

Your tuition includes:

  • Personalized learning + take-home project
  • Internship-ready digital portfolio
  • Immersive university experience + meals and housing
  • Off-campus corporate tours and fun excursions
  • Industry contacts and recruitment opportunities
  • 12 exclusive online Master Classes ($300 value)
  • Official diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, hoodie, water bottle, sling bag, mug
13.07.2020 -14.08.2020
10-15
from 2 349 $ / week

Pit Crew: Robotics with Your Own Sphero RVR

  • AGES: 10-15 (Must turn 10 by 12/31/2020), All-Girls
  • SKILL LEVEL: Beginner-Advanced
  • PATH: Coding, Robotics

Ignite your ingenuity with the Sphero RVR, a revolutionary autonomous robot packed with a wide range of features to spark your inner maker. Robotics beginners and experts alike will love working with the RVR, with it's complete suite of sensors and professional-level control system that handles the basics so you can focus on bigger challenges. Explore the world of robotics and create the one-of-a-kind 'bot of your dreams.

In this course, you will:

  • Use Sphero RVR to learn coding and robotics engineering
  • Program your robot to complete tasks
  • Create basic AI behaviors
  • Develop problem-solving skills

Your tuition includes:

  • Customized at-camp curriculum + take-home project
  • Sphero RVR
  • Small Classes
  • Official Alexa Café diploma + course transcript
  • Limited edition t-shirt, hair band, water bottle, cinch sack

Accommodation, housing and food

For the entire period of the summer camp participants are accommodated in the residences of the university, which have all the necessary conditions for comfortable and safe living, studying and rest. Residences are equipped according to the most modern standards, always maintained in proper technical condition and are located not far from classrooms. The staff of the camp and the staff of the residences monitor the order and safety around the clock and are always ready to help students solve all the issues. 

  • Dorms with furniture
  • Bathrooms (separate or shared)
  • Common areas (kitchen, living room)
  • Recreation areas and games
  • Internet access

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included and take place in the university dining hall. Once a student have enrolled, he should notify instructors of any special dietary needs, and they will make everything to make a student feel convenient.

Events Silicon Valley Summer Camp with IT and programming

The camp staff organizes leisure activities for students on campus and might also organize supervised  excursions off campus. Students 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.

A typical day

Instructional time 

  • 5+ hours per day with frequent breaks and plenty of social time
  • Maximum 10 students per instructor for personalized learning
  • Master new tech skills and collaborate with peers in the labs
  • Go home with a final project, new friends and new skills.

Non-instructional time 

  • About 2 hours per day to get outdoors, eat lunch, make new friends outside of lab time, and experience campus life. Students are always supervised

Flex time 

  • About 1 hour per day to finesse your project, unwind with a board game with friends or take a snack break.
Time Activities
8am Wake up and enjoy breakfast at the university dining hall.
9am–12pm Instruction, studio tour, or guest industry speakers
Noon Lunch in the dining hall
1–2pm Free time to explore campus, participate in gaming tournaments, or do outdoor activities
2–6pm Instruction, course hacks, studio tour, or guest industry speakers
6pm Dinner in the dining hall
7pm Portfolio building, outdoor activities, hackathons, and gaming tournaments fill the last structured hour.
8pm Relax and hang out with new friends until lights out.

 

Advantages

  • A large number of professional programs
  • Qualified instructors and camp staff
  • Latest software and hardware
  • Practical focus
  • Comfortable accommodation and full board
  • Busy extra-curricular life.

Perfect for teens with a passion for coding

  • Beginner or advanced, you’ll take your coding and engineering skills to the next level.

Intensive, cutting-edge courses

  • Discover AI and machine learning, cryptography, game programming with C++, robotics engineering, etc.

A pathway to your dream career

  • With your specialized skill set and solid portfolio, you’ll be ready to impress colleges and future employers—or launch your own startup.

Equipment Silicon Valley Summer Camp with IT and programming

The summer camp provides access to the university infrastructure. The university campus occupies 33 square kilometers and is practically a separate suburb of Palo Alto. Classes are held in well-equipped, bright and spacious classrooms. Students use the highest quality and professional software. Modern infrastructure includes: 

  • Computer and technical laboratories
  • Scientific centers
  • Open areas and walking paths
  • Canteens, cafes and restaurants.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

The programs of the summer camp operate throughout the three summer months and have different dates for each individual camp and program. To clarify the exact dates of the course and tuition fees you are interested in and if there is still availability, you can contact SMAPSE specialists

 

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

To clarify the requirements for a particular course of interest, please, contact SMAPSE specialists at any time and they will answer all your questions.

 

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Insurance, flights, residence permits, citizenship and other services

Silicon Valley Summer Camp with IT and programming reviews

Abychek Dima
We have two children with completely different interests. We turned here to find a summer camp that would be interesting for every child. I understand why we so wanted to send the children to summer camp together, if they have completely different interests. Thank you for opening our eyes and choosing a silicon valley summer camp for our older daughter, and a stanford kids summer camp for our younger daughter. The children were delighted with such a holiday.
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Negivov Alex
The company made a positive impression. We wanted to arrange a child for a summer camp abroad and here they helped us figure out what and where is better. Our son is very fond of technology and we were offered a stanford tech camp, we read about him and other options already and did not look for it. The son was completely delighted with the time spent, he arrived in a completely different person: independent and with new knowledge. Many thanks to you.
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