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2017 Computing Camps & Programs for Children & Teens

Discover Opportunities in Computing & Technology for Students in Massachusetts

Check back for updates, and if you have information about a computer science camp in Massachusetts you'd like listed, contact caite@cs.umass.edu.

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Please refer to the related websites for current and accurate information.

 

Multi-track spring camps and events

 

Multi-track summer camps and events

 

Single spring programs & events

GIRLS STEM SUMMIT 2017
Date: April 2
Time: 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Location: Regis College, Weston
Who: Girls in grades 8-12
Fee: $60
Register/info: http://www.juniortech.org/2016/08/girls-stem-summit-statewide-2017/  
Sponsored by: Jr. Tech, Inc.

4th ANNUAL CENTRAL MA SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Date: April 15
Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
Who: All ages
Fee: $0
Register/info: http://bgcfl.org/event/central-ma-science-festival-2/
Sponsored by: Boys & Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

FAMILY SCIENCE DAY
Date: April 21
Time: 2:30 - 6 p.m.
Location: Framingham State University, O'Connor Hall
Who: All ages
Fee: $0
More info: http://christa.org/science-festival/
Sponsored by: McAiliffe Center, Framingham State University

BOTBALL TOURNAMENT AND BOTFEST EXHIBITION
Date: April 29
Time: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: UMass Lowell
Who: Robot builders of all ages
Fee: $0
Register/info: https://botfest.wiki.uml.edu/home
Sponsored by: UMass Lowell Community Partnerships Program

SCRATCH DAY
Date: May 13
Location: MIT Media Lab, Cambridge
Register/info: https://www.media.mit.edu/projects/scratch/events/
Sponsored by: MIT Media Lab, Cambridge

METROHACK II - CODE, COLLAB, AND COMPETE
Date: May 20-21
Time: 24 hours
Location: Warrior Ice Arena, Boston
Who: High school
Fee: $0 Free food, mentors and swag
Register/info: http://metrohacks.co
Sponsored by: Metrohacks

 

Single summer programs & events

CODEBREAKERS
Date: July 10 – August 4
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; M-F
Location: Boston University College of Arts & Sciences
Who: Female students entering grades 10 or 11 in the fall of 2017 at a school in greater Boston
Fee: $0 tuition; $100 nonrefundable application fee
Deadline: May 1
Apply/infowww.bu.edu/lernet/cyber
Sponsored by: Boston University Learning Resource Network (LERNet)

ARTEMIS PROJECT (coding, robotics, artificial intelligence, etc.)
Date: July 10 – August 11
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; M-F
Location: Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary's Street
Who: Female students entering grade 9 in fall 2017 at a school in greater Boston
Fee: $0 tuition; $100 nonrefundable application fee
Deadline: May 1
Apply/infowww.bu.edu/lernet/artemis
Sponsored by: Boston University Learning Resource Network (LERNet)

SUMMER IMMERSION CODING PROGRAM
Date: July 10 – August 25
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Akamai Boston, Cambridge & Trip Advisor Boston, Needham
Who: Girls in grades 10-11
Fee: $0 Free 7-week program, M-F
Register/infohttps://girlswhocode.com/summer-immersion-programs/
Deadline: March 17
Sponsored by: Girls Who Code

GRAPHIC ARTS EXPLORATIONS & TECHNOLOGY!
Date: July 17, 18, 19, 20
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; M-Th
Location: Cape Cod Regional Technical School
Who: Entering grades 6-9
Fee: $198
Registerhttp://juniortech.org/graphic-arts-explorations/

COMPUTER QUEST
Date: July 24-28
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Mass Academy of Math & Science, Worcester
Who: Entering grades 6-8
What: Mobile apps, video game design, and robotics
Fee: $350
Register/info: www.massacademy.org/camps.html
Sponsored by: Mass Academy of Math & Science

MAKERSPACE
Date: July 26-27
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Tufts University, Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, Medford
Audience: Teachers of grades K-4 with no prior LEGO experience
Fee: $275
Registertiny.cc/summermakerspace
Paymenttiny.cc/summerteacherpay
More info: https://sites.google.com/site/ceeooutreach/

INTRO TO COMPUTER GAME PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT – LEVEL 1 (SECOND WEEK OFFERING STILL AVAILABLE)
Date
: July 31, August 1, 2, 3
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; M-Th
Location: Upper Cape Cod Regional Tech
Who: Entering grades 5-8
Fee: $255
Registerhttp://juniortech.org/intro-to-computer-game-programming-and-development-level-1-second-offering/

3D MODELING, 3D PRINTING, AND ROBOTICS WORKSHOP
Date
: August 1, 2, 3
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.; M-Th
Location: Osterville Village Library
Who: Entering grades 6-9
Fee: $287
Registerhttp://juniortech.org/3d-modeling-3d-printing-and-robotics-workshop/

BEGINNER EV3
Date: August 7-11
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Tufts University, Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, Medford
Audience: Any K-12 teacher, informal education provider, volunteer, or member of industry interested in learning about LEGO Engineering
Fee: $650
Registertiny.cc/beginnerinstitute
Paymenttiny.cc/legoinstitutepay
More info: https://sites.google.com/site/ceeooutreach/

COMPUTER GAME PROGRAMMING AND DEVELOPMENT – LEVEL 2
Date
: August 7, 8, 9, 10
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; M-Th
Location: Sturgis Charter Public School - West Campus
Prerequisite: Level 1 thru Jr. Tech or another program
Fee: $205
Registerhttp://juniortech.org/computer-game-programming-and-development-level-2

MAKER MOVEMENT
Date: August 7-11
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Cape Cod Community College
Who: Entering grades 6-8
What: Electricity & magnetism, computer science, and robotics
Fee: $275
Register/info: https://www.capecod.edu/web/ccpe/summer-of-science  
Sponsored by: The Center for Corporate and Professional Education

INTERMEDIATE EV3
Date: August 14-18
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Tufts University, Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, Medford
Audience: Any K-12 teacher, informal education provider, volunteer, or member of industry interested in learning about LEGO Engineering
Fee: $650
Registertiny.cc/intermediateinstitute
Paymenttiny.cc/legoinstitutepay
More info: https://sites.google.com/site/ceeooutreach/

INTRO TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING AND ALGORITHMS USING PYTHON SOFTWARE
Dates
: August 14, 15, 16, 17
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; M-Th
Location: Sturgis Charter Public School - West Campus 
Who: Entering grades 8-12
Fee: $198
Registerhttp://juniortech.org/intro-to-computer-programming-algorithms-python-software/

 

Single fall programs & events

WOMEN IN ENGINEERING & COMPUTING DAY
Date: Monday, October 23
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Location: UMass Amherst
Who: Female students considering engineering or computing as a field of study
Register: Registration will open in late August