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University of Maryland Computer Science Summer Camp

Address: College Park, MD 20742, United States
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Description University of Maryland Computer Science Summer Camp

  • Location Maryland, USA
  • Ages 7-18
  • Co-ed programs
  • Weeklong camps and 2-week academies
  • Programs run June 22 to August 07

IT camp offers children, adolescents of all skill levels to discover programming, artificial intelligence, machine learning, video, robotics, game design, developing the required skills necessary for working in technology companies. 

Camp participants get several advantages: small classes, qualified staff, efficient curriculum that gives amazing results.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in University of Maryland Computer Science Summer Camp

Program name
Date
Age
Cost
22.06.2020 -31.07.2020
10-12
from 2 648 $ / week

Roblox Entrepreneur: Imaginative Game Design

  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, game development, creative
  • Tools: Roblox, Roblox Studio.

Roblox is one of the fastest growing gaming platforms on the planet, attracting more than 100 million players every month, leading developers earn more than $ 1 million per year. Participants will use the built-in Roblox editor to create three-dimensional worlds, publish, share, play on any platform, from the console to the mobile phone. By studying games that have become hits, participants will learn how to implement gaming monetization strategies.

In this course you will:

  • Create, publish games on Roblox website
  • Practice the basics of Lua programming
  • Learn the basics of game design
  • Monetize projects filled with in-game items.

Roblox Entrepreneur: Lua Coding and Game Scripts

  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, game development, creative
  • Equipment: Roblox, Roblox Studio.

Roblox is a global, fast-growing platform for creating games, more than 100 million players enter the game every month, leading developers receive more than $ 1 million annually. Young people will learn Roblox built-in editor for creating three-dimensional worlds, then Lua - a powerful, fast programming language for coding game mechanics. Lua allows you to create scripts of your own games, for sale to other designers.

Learning Content:

  • Lua programming basics practice
  • Using programming logic to create game mechanics, design three-dimensional worlds
  • Create offline scripts for any user
  • Monetization of projects with in-game items.
29.06.2020 -31.07.2020
10-12
from 2 648 $ / week

Java Coding: Build Mods with Minecraft

  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, Game Dev
  • Features: Minecraft, Java, IntelliJ.

The Java Coding: Build Mods with Minecraft course will allow you to learn Minecraft source code, the basics of the Java programming language, integrate custom tools, blocks, mobs, creating your own version of this open game. Students will learn Java programming in an accessible way, prepare for future programming.

Course Composition:

  • Using variables, functions, control structures, Minecraft settings
  • Java coding
  • Creating Minecraft Mods
  • The development of logical thinking.
06.07.2020 -07.08.2020
10-12
from 2 648 $ / week

Game Creation and AI with JavaScript

  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, game development, creative
  • Tools: JavaScript, HTML5.

95% of all sites in the world use JavaScript, a powerful language for learning the basics of coding when creating fun interactive games. Programming projects with vivid graphics, reading input data, reconstructing your favorite games - participants will try their hand at machine learning, try to include voice, sound, image recognition in the game. With the help of artificial intelligence, JavaScript, HTML, students will create the next generation of games, begin to program.

The program allows you to:

  • Use programming logic to create game mechanics
  • Compose games from start to finish
  • Practice the principles of game design.
22.06.2020 -07.08.2020
10-12
from 2 698 $ / week

Coding and engineering 101

  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, Robotics
  • Equipment: JavaScript, micro: bit.

A universal, dynamic course combines coding, robotics. Students will start with the basics of computer hardware, combine this knowledge with the concepts of object-oriented programming. Next up is learning programming with micro: bit, an interactive handheld computer that can be taken home. JavaScript micro: bit can detect movement, send messages, create games. Beginners will have to level up their practical coding skills and apply hardware.

The program teaches:

  • Use micro: bit to encode games, applications
  • JavaScript coding, creating simple logic diagrams
  • Learn how programs work, what code does
  • To develop logical thinking skills.
20.07.2020 -07.08.2020
10-12
from 2 948 $ / week

Robotics and Sensors with Take-Home Sphero RVR

  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, Robotics
  • Provision: Sphero RVR with an advanced sensor kit.

Participants in the Robotics and Sensors with Take-Home Sphero RVR program will start working with autonomous robotics using the revolutionary Sphero RVR bot, a programmable robot ready to work immediately after installation. Sphero RVR is a customizable bot with a wide range of sensors, a professional-level control system, a powerful engine with treadmills.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Using Sphero RVR to learn coding techniques, robotics
  • Robot programming, task setting
  • The formation of the basic behavior of artificial intelligence.
22.06.2020 -17.07.2020
10-12
from 2 748 $ / week

Creative Design Studio with Adobe Animate

  • 10-12 liters
  • Game Dev, Creative
  • Tools: Adobe Creative Suite.

Young people will start with the same fundamental principles of art and animation that game design professionals use. Participants will use premium software - Adobe Animate, a set of other Adobe products, will be able to reveal their inner vision. By instilling skills in problem solving, critical thinking, composition planning, the course will form a solid foundation for designing, creative solutions - the necessary skills to succeed in the future as a designer.

In this course you will:

  • Learn design art, animation using the basics of drawing
  • Use professional Wacom drawing tablets
  • Practice visual storytelling by creating your own concepts
  • Develop a digital portfolio.
22.06.2020 -07.08.2020
13-17
from 2 648 $ / week

Game Design and Development 101

  • 13-17 l.
  • Game Dev, Creative
  • Equipment: Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine 4.

Participants will learn more about professional video game design and will use the most popular tools in the industry. Young people will learn the rules for creating 3D objects, apply Maya, design levels using Unreal Engine 4, then the participants will combine new skills to create a thoughtful world. By importing Maya models into Unreal, students will develop their own world, add unique encoded elements using the UE4 Blueprints visual scripting system. Participants will complete this comprehensive course by developing their own professional gaming level and updating their portfolio.

Course Composition:

  • Creating levels, environments
  • Design, creation of 3D models
  • Using Visual Scripting Blueprints
  • Development of the necessary skills for game design, creativity.

Level Design and Cinematics with Unreal Engine 4

  • 13-17 l.
  • Game Dev, Creative
  • Equipment: Unreal Engine 4, Adobe Photoshop.

When developing Unreal Engine 4, students will create a full-fledged world, will use the world-class photorealistic game engine used to create award-winning games. Using Sequencer, a tool for editing, real-time animation, young people will create dynamic clips, detailed characters, animation, sound.

The objectives of the training course:

  • Create Levels, Environments
  • Fill the worlds with actors
  • Create a video using Sequencer
  • Develop visual programming language Blueprints
  • Get basic game development skills.

Program Gameplay Mechanics with Unreal Engine 4

  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding, Game Dev
  • Provision: Unreal Engine 4.

The Program Gameplay Mechanics with Unreal Engine 4 course will teach you how to create unique games, work with the full Unreal Engine 4 toolkit, the leading game engine used to create award-winning products. Students learn how to develop traditional types of gameplay projects - FPS, platformers, racing games, use Blueprints, a visual programming language for changing, creating events - moving platforms, control points.

The program includes:

  • Game Level Creation
  • Filling worlds with actors
  • Using Blueprints, Unreal Engine's Visual Programming Language to Implement Game Mechanics
  • User interaction development
  • Obtaining the necessary design skills.
06.07.2020 -07.08.2020
13-17
from 2 349 $ / week

VR Design with Unity and Oculus Go

  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding, Game Dev
  • Tools: Unity, Magica Voxel, Oculus Go.

The program VR Design with Unity and Oculus Go allows you to immerse yourself in virtual reality using Oculus Go. This virtual all-in-one system without connected wires or cords is combined with Unity, a standard engine, which allows you to create amazing worlds in which you can see, hear. Pupils get a new experience, take home designed projects, Oculus Go, continue to create and improve the interactive virtual space.

Study Objectives:

  • Use of game objects, models for creating virtual environments
  • Program Interactions with C #
  • 3D learning, virtual reality experience
  • Development of coding skills, design capabilities.
06.07.2020 -24.07.2020
13-17
from 2 049 $ / week

Intro to Python Coding for Machine Learning

  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding
  • Equipment: Python, Tensorflow, PyCharm.

Participants will master coding skills - one of the most popular in the modern labor market, will receive real experience of introduction to computational thinking. After learning the basics, participants will go further, apply the acquired knowledge in the field of coding, apply to machine learning. At the first stage, students will practice logic games, Python is the fastest growing programming language available. Next, the participants will move on to object-oriented concepts, study the creation of simple neural networks, and prepare for more advanced machine learning courses.

Training will allow:

  • Writing Python Programs
  • Get to know the basic neural networks
  • Prepare for more advanced machine learning content
  • Get skills in computational thinking.
27.07.2020 -31.07.2020
13-17
from 2 079 $ / week

Cybersecurity and encryption

  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding
  • Provision: Python, PyCharm.

Participants will learn how to hide information, create secret messages, share plans with their classmates, always staying one step ahead of potential cyber attacks. Teenagers will learn how to encrypt data using programs, computers, see how the principles of cryptography are related to modern cybersecurity, learn functionality, write down the implementation of algorithms - SHA, RSA core, for security, modern computer systems.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Message encryption, information storage
  • Text decryption
  • Creation, analysis of small security programs.
20.07.2020 -24.07.2020
13-17
from 1 999 $ / week

Advanced Minecraft Modding with Java

  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding, Game Dev
  • Tools: Minecraft, Java, IntelliJ.

Advanced Minecraft Modding with Java allows you to move on to production Java coding with Minecraft. Pupils will change the live code base of a popular game, create their own tools, blocks, mobs, reveal the capabilities of Java, and gain skills to solve critical problems necessary for a future career, personal projects.

The program allows you to:

  • Use variables, functions, control structures to configure Minecraft
  • Java Programming
  • Create Minecraft Mobs
  • Develop logical thinking.
22.06.2020 -07.08.2020
13-17
from 1 999 $ / week

Code Apps with Java

  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding
  • Hardware: Java, IntelliJ.

Learning the basics of Java, one of the oldest programming languages, is still relevant today: Java has many uses, from game development to business applications. Regardless of the level of student programming, he will be able to advance his skills through console applications, programming tasks.

Course results:

  • Java Project Coding
  • Using arrays, loops, if statements
  • Definition of variables, data types, classes, constructors
  • Solving programming problems using logic, code.
22.06.2020 -07.08.2020
13-17
from 1 999 $ / week

Java Coding and Game Development

  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding
  • Software: Java, IntelliJ.

Learning the basics of Java, one of the most relevant and long-standing programming languages, will allow you to develop games, business applications. Regardless of the level of coding skills, students will be able to expand their field of application, using console applications, apply programming tasks.

The curriculum includes:

  • Java project programming
  • Using arrays, loops, if statements
  • Definition of variables, data types, classes, constructors
  • The solution to programming problems.
29.06.2020 -17.07.2020
13-17
from 1 999 $ / week

Code Apps with C ++

  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding
  • Provision: C ++, the Microsoft Visual Studio community.

Learn the basics of C ++, one of the most important programming languages in the world, with applications covering system software design, game development. C ++ opens up a huge world of coding, development, regardless of what the student wants to create. Using new coding skills, he will create projects, test the acquired knowledge in an interview format.

The objectives of the program:

  • Initialization, use of variables
  • Work with strings, characters and algorithms
  • Solving programming problems
  • Ability to respond to user input.
29.06.2020 -17.07.2020
13-17
from 1 999 $ / week

Develop and Code Games with C ++

  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding, Game Dev
  • Tools: C ++, the Microsoft Visual Studio Community.

Participants will take C ++ ownership to a new level, introduce new images into their games, use graphic libraries, and learn how to create their own arcade games in a popular programming language. Participants will focus on the implementation of keyboard, mouse, basic artificial intelligence controls, collision detection for the interaction of game elements. The training will be the beginning of the career of a game programmer, allowing you to use the standard edition of Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition to create projects.

Course Outline:

  • Initialization, use of variables
  • Work with strings, characters, algorithms
  • Using graphic libraries to add visual effects
  • Skills of responses to user input.
13.07.2020 -17.07.2020
13-17
from 2 349 $ / week

Autonomous Robotics with Take-Home Sphero RVR

  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding, Robotics
  • Equipment: Sphero RVR with an advanced set of sensors.

Young people will plunge into the world of autonomous robotics with the help of Sphero RVR, a durable, versatile, programmable robot, ready to work immediately after installation. Able to take into account individual characteristics, Sphero RVR has many built-in sensors, a professional-level control system, a powerful engine, and off-road protectors. Sphero RVR is more than a regular programmable bot; it is a new level of interaction with hardware, practical robotics, and engineering.

Study allows you to:

  • Use Sphero RVR, learn coding techniques, robotics
  • Read Sensor Data
  • Create basic AI behavior
  • Use programming logic.
19.07.2020 -31.07.2020
13-18
from 6 099 $ / 2 weeks

Machine Learning: Coding Deep Neural Networks

  • iD Coding & AI Academy | 2 weeks
  • Features: NVIDIA Jetson Nano, PyCharm, TensorFlow

Machine learning methods showed the best results in the early detection of cancer, made it possible to create images, Snapchat filters, analyze natural language, develop Siri - deal with future technologies.

Participants will master Python, TensorFlow, analyze a lot of data, build neural networks, process data, improving computer support. Children test their skills in environments used by professional researchers, such as the Deepmind Starcraft 2 Learning Environment.

Learning Content:

  • Using TensorFlow to Create a Neural Network
  • Learning Python Machine Learning
  • Machine Learning Speed Optimization
  • Development of coding skills.

Training includes using Jetson Nano.

19.07.2020 -31.07.2020
13-18
from 6 099 $ / 2 weeks

Hackathon: Team-Based App Creation with Unity

  • Coding, game development, creative
  • Tools: Unity, C #, Adobe Photoshop.

Teenagers will create a real application, working with a team of peers, learn the basics of application development. Students will use Unity, a standard development tool, C #, gain experience in UX / UX, check code based on online repositories, actively create versions of real project code, and develop an application or game. Work on the course will add interesting projects to your portfolio.

Study will allow:

  • Create applications, design workflows
  • Coding, evolving in C #
  • Learn effective techniques for working with a team.
19.07.2020 -31.07.2020
13-18
from 5 999 $ / 2 weeks

Cybersecurity Lab: Encryption and Steganography

  • Coding
  • Equipment: Python, PyCharm, HARP prototype.

A modern, globally connected, technically oriented world creates a high demand for knowledgeable cybersecurity professionals. The course introduces cryptographic elements, protects information with the help of complex puzzles, ciphers, learn how encryption converts numbers, text, images, sounds into a scrambled stream, combines them again. Participants will get acquainted with modern cybersecurity, see how these time-tested methods protect information in the digital age.

Novice programmers will learn how information can be hidden, stored on digital media, master hash algorithms (SHA, RSA), use Linux, discover the aspects of cryptography, security, encryption needed when communicating in a new language.

Course Outline:

  • Using Python to encrypt, decrypt messages
  • Using multiple encryption methods
  • Development of security skills, analytics
  • Hacking hardware devices, solving cryptographic puzzles
  • Work on the Prototype HARP solution.
19.07.2020 -31.07.2020
13-18
from 5 999 $ / 2 weeks

C ++ Game Programming: Algorithms and AI

  • Coding
  • Equipment: C ++, Microsoft Visual Studio.

Learning is concentrated around programming, development, and studying C ++ syntax: students will develop games with 2D graphics and user controls throughout the session, mastering the necessary programming language. Students will use algorithms for improving games (rpg, creating maps).

In this course you will:

  • Read user input, print formatted output
  • Implement a complete game loop
  • Use algorithms to create adventure games, quests, and map making (Map Making).
19.07.2020 -31.07.2020
13-18
from 5 999 $ / 2 weeks

Game Engine Development With C ++

  • Coding, Game Dev
  • Software: C ++, Microsoft Visual Studio.

Using C ++, participants will create their first game, learn the similarities in the structure of the code, and learn the elements that help quickly, efficiently implement new content.

The knowledge gained will become the basis for creating your own game engine, choosing the delete / save elements when creating the starting point of several projects. Game engines do not just save time - they are an integral part of professional game development, allowing you to iterate mechanics, balance until the game becomes perfect.

Study results:

  • Read user input, print formatted output
  • Game cycle implementation
  • Adding graphics, controls to games
  • Developing an API for creating game engine content
  • Creating basic code that you can use when creating various games.

Accommodation, housing and food

Young people live in a traditional hostel, apartments.

Events University of Maryland Computer Science Summer Camp

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.

Advantages

  • Instructors are carefully selected candidates, talented specialists who could be accepted at Google, Apple, EA, Disney
  • Students will shape the future, acquire skills demanded by such companies as Apple, Google, Facebook, NASA, Tesla. Participants explore the mechanics of startups, master the latest software. 
  • Program participants receive supporting documents and in the 2 week Academy courses a portfolio

Equipment University of Maryland Computer Science Summer Camp

Participants use the most modern software and hardware, master innovative professional equipment using the latest tools from Adobe, Epic Games, Autodesk, VEX, Sphero, Roblox.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Technical Camp 

  • Jun 22-26
  • Jun 29-Jul 3
  • Jul 6-10
  • Jul 13-17
  • Jul 20-24
  • Jul 27-31
  • Aug 3-7

Coding Academy 

  • Jul 19-31

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 250 USD

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

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Scholarships University of Maryland Computer Science Summer Camp

The summer camp offers scholarships to students from underprivileged communities to help bridge the digital divide. Scholarships are sponsored by corporate partners, so future scholarship holders fulfill additional requirements for admission, scholarship programs are specialized.

The deadline for submitting applications for participation in the Assistance Program is December 1 - April 15.

Group assistance applications are accepted year-round. The application does not guarantee scholarships. The earlier the application is received, the higher the probability of receiving a reward.

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- 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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