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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  • Good bye, Summer! 08/19/2017
    It’s about that time for us to split up for the summer. We want to thank all of our dauntless directors for all of their guidance and direction throughout each session. We would like to thank our captivating counselors for providing their time, patience and energy all summer. We want to shoutout our creative and carefree […]
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    Well guys, that’s it for this summer. Our time here has ran out :(. But what a summer! Lots of cool projects, fun games, sunny skys, and good times came from this session.Net year, we’ll be right here waiting for you! Our door is always open. Last, but not least, here are the award recipients for […]
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Programming

For campers who want to learn programming, especially GAME DESIGN, this is the way to go! We offer a variety of languages, including LOGO, JAVA, Python, and Unity, depending on the camper’s experience level. 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. Technology interest form completed at registration.
  • Level: Beg-Advanced (Juniors and Seniors)
  • Take home: Project files available on website for downloading.

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