SUMMER PROGRAMS 2020

Students can exlore a variety of topics this summer at PEER's tech and media workshops!   Kids will discover, create, communicate, research, and innovate alongside our program leaders who guide them through fun learning opportunities.  Workshops are available in the morning or afternoon with an option to select "full day" and attend both sessions.   Workshops will be structured such that, in addition to theme projects, students will have an opportunity to be exposed to other subjects. Dates and subjects are listed below.

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Summer Camps

Tech Boot Camp - Grades 3-4 and Grades 5-8

This program is intended to expose students to a variety of technical disciplines while engaging them in fun learning activities, most of which, can be continued at home after the camp is over.  The disciplines they will explore include 3D Printing, Robotics, Game Design, Mobile App Design, Physical Computing with both Arduino and micro:bit.  The intent is to expose students to these activities so they will get a sense of where their interests lie and where they might like to continue their adventures in exploring technology.  The camp is designed to be taken either in the AM, PM or both.

Hackerz Camp - Grades 6-8

In this program students will be challenged, working in teams, to come up with an idea that solves a real-world problem and develop a Shark Tank like "funding" presentation.  They will be challenged to develop a prototype.   In the process they will learn basic concepts related to business, marketing and technology.  They will learn to work in teams and to leverage the various interests and strengths of their team member partners. 

Game Design Camp - Grades 5-8

In this camp, students will learn to design games using two, very different, development platforms,  The camp is designed to be taken either in the AM, PM or both.

Game Design with code.org’s Game Lab (AM):

Game Lab is JavaScript packaged by code.org to learn coding in the context of game development.  Students will learn common coding structures (i.e., variables, conditionals, loops, etc.) as well as game-specific concepts such simulating gravity, collisions and more.

Game Design with Gamefroot (PM):

Gamefroot is a platform that was designed to help educate kids in game design.  It comes with “assets” (i.e., characters, backgrounds, etc.) that the designer selects and programs for the behavior desired to play the game.  Because  of this, the design progress can move more quickly, and designers can create more complex games in a shorter period of time.

Multimedia and Stop Motion Animation - Grades 3-4 and 5-8

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