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Learningtech.org Summer Camps

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Learningtech.org's 2018 summer camps preserve the best of our previous camps, while adding some exciting new elements. Campers choose one of three major strands: Coding, Making, or Robotics. Most of the day will be spent working on projects within the strand they have chosen for the week. Additionally, campers will be given an age-appropriate small computing device, which is theirs to keep for ongoing exploration after camp. Young campers will receive a Makey Makey GO; older campers will receive a BBC micro:bit. Everyone will begin the day with about 45 minutes in a small-group coding activity involving these state-of-the-art tools, since coding and computational thinking have emerged as critical underpinnings for nearly all STEM fields. During this activity, campers will be organized into small groups (maximum 8) based on age and prior experience, led by a Learningtech.org Coding Counselor.

After the morning coding activity, older campers proceed to their chosen strand. Some may have chosen coding itself as their strand, while others may have chosen focus on robotics or making, with coding being less of an emphasis. Young campers are offered a rich variety of age-appropriate activities that encourage creativity, computational thinking, design thinking, perseverance, and collaboration. After lunch, exploration breaks - both indoor and outdoor - provide opportunities to learn about a variety of short topics and to enjoy some fresh air and light exercise, before returning to the camper's main strand for the rest of the afternoon.

Age Considerations: The Young Campers program is aimed at students who will be 6 or 7 years old as of July. The Coding, Making, and Robotics strands are aimed at students from ages 8 to 14. Small coding groups will be based on age and also account for experience. Parental input and student preferences will also be taken into consideration. We recognize that every young person is unique and we will help them to proceed at their own pace.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our 2018 summer camp offerings are as follows:

Our first three weeks in San Carlos are the largest camps with the widest range of activities and ages.

San Carlos Summer Camps -- Week of July 9, 2018

A 10% discount is available for families enrolling several children or for several weeks. If this applies to your family, please click on Enter Promotional Code in the area below and then enter the code SeveralKidsorWeeks. Then click on APPLY CODE. Please repeat this procedure for each week to be enrolled. Your discounts should then appear; otherwise, our system will not notice that your family is eligible for this discount. Our Independence Day discount of 15% is available until midnight on Sunday, July 8. Click on Enter Promotional Code, type in the word independence, then click on APPLY CODE.

San Carlos Summer Camps -- Week of July 16, 2018

A 10% discount is available for families enrolling several children or for several weeks. If this applies to your family, please click on Enter Promotional Code in the area below and then enter the code, SeveralKidsorWeeks. Then click on APPLY CODE. Please repeat this procedure for each week to be enrolled. Your discounts should then appear; otherwise, our system will not notice that your family is eligible for this discount. Our Independence Day discount of 15% is available until midnight on Sunday, July 8. Click on Enter Promotional Code, type in the word independence, then click on APPLY CODE.

San Carlos Summer Camps -- Week of July 23, 2018

A 10% discount is available for families enrolling several children or for several weeks. If this applies to your family, please click on Enter Promotional Code in the area below and then enter the code, SeveralKidsorWeeks. Then click on APPLY CODE. Please repeat this procedure for each week to be enrolled. Your discounts should then appear; otherwise, our system will not notice that your family is eligible for this discount. Our Independence Day discount of 15% is available until midnight on Sunday, July 8. Click on Enter Promotional Code, type in the word independence, then click on APPLY CODE.

San Carlos Summer Camps -- Week of July 30, 2018

This final week in San Carlos is a smaller camp for students entering at least 3rd grade. It provides an opportunity for serious campers to pursue longer projects, additional topics, and more advanced coding, making, or robotics activities.

A 10% discount is available for families enrolling several children or for several weeks. If this applies to your family, please click on Enter Promotional Code in the area below and then enter the code, SeveralKidsorWeeks. Then click on APPLY CODE. Please repeat this procedure for each week to be enrolled. Your discounts should then appear; otherwise, our system will not notice that your family is eligible for this discount. Our Independence Day discount of 15% is available until midnight on Sunday, July 8. Click on Enter Promotional Code, type in the word independence, then click on APPLY CODE.

Daly City Camp

A smaller, one-week camp is planned for the week of June 25 at Roosevelt Elementary School, in cooperation with DC Partners. Enrollment information will be provided here shortly.

City of San Mateo Camp

A smaller, one-week camp is also planned for the week of June 25 at Fiesta Gardens School, in San Mateo, in cooperation with the Police Activities League. A possible second PAL camp, the week of July 2, is currently under discussion. Enrollment information will be provided here shortly.

Frequently Asked Questions