Programming | TIC Camp - The perfect balance between technology and sports for kids 7-15
the perfect balance between technology and sports for kids 7-15

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Programming

Does your camper love video games? Do they enjoy thinking critically and creatively? In programming, they will learn the tools to bring their imaginations to life through specific commands, systematic analysis, and problem solving. We offer a variety of languages, including LOGO, Python, C++, and JAVA, depending on the camper’s experience level and age. Campers are not just limited to making computer games. They can create drawing programs, sports games, mazes, puzzles, mock databases — wherever their imagination takes them!

Campers typically begin with LOGO, learning the foundation of programming and how to execute commands such as if statements and loops. As they progress, campers can explore a series of more complex languages, deepening their skills in computer programming. Older, more experienced campers have the opportunity to explore advanced programming that focuses on more industry standard languages, preparing them for college and/or a future in the field.

Our teaching ratio is 4:1, and campers work in pairs on one computer, collaborating to enhance learning. Through experience, we know the personal interaction that occurs between kids and computers has positive benefits:  it can improve math and critical thinking skills, reading ability, and attitudes toward learning. Guided exploration on a computer can also hone intellectual skills, teach problem solving, and improve the ability to communicate. Find out all you might want to know about TIC’s Programming option by clicking here.

  • Requirements: Ability to work in pairs. Programming Information form completed at registration.
  • Level: Beg-Advanced (Juniors and Seniors)
  • Take home: Project files available on website for downloading.

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