Wayne State University

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Summer Camps

   

 

2015 Summer Camp registration has now opened!

 

Please click HERE to register online or copy and paste the following link into a new web browser.

 

Summer Camp Registration Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YUKeLE7eMACYU--EQr8jLcFAq60LjDyGHJcJFbSsiCU/viewform

CAMP OFFERINGS

  • Web Technology Camp 
  • Explorations in Robotics 
  • Creating Animation & Movies 
  • Explorations in Computer Gaming 
  • Creating Technological Toys 
  • Creating Android Phone Apps 

Wayne State University College of Engineering and Department of Computer Science is offering several camps designed to assist elementary, middle, and high school aged students in learning some of the skills needed to participate in the opportunities that are available by considering a career in Computer and Information Science. Wayne State University has been on the forefront of this computer revolution. These camps will provide some insight how your child can join in this revolution.

 

2015 PROGRAM DATES

July 6, 2015 to July 23, 2015

Monday through Thursday (No programs on Fridays)

9:00 am - 4:00 pm   

 

CREATING TECHNOLOGY TOYS CAMP (Ages 8 – 11)

  • Learn how to make a PicoCricket, a tiny computer, make things spin, light up, and play music
  • Use PicoCricket to create musical sculptures, interactive jewelry, dancing creatures and playful inventions
  • Learn how to plug lights, motors, sensors, and other devices into a PicoCricket, then program them to react, interact, and communicate

EXPLORATIONS IN ROBOTICS CAMP (Ages 11 – 14)

  • Work in pairs to solve challenges by building and programming robots using the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Invention System
  • Learn about mechanical and software design, project management and teamwork skills

CREATING ANIMATION & MOVIES CAMP (Ages 13 – 15)

  • Explore computer animation to create an original computer-generated movie
  • Learn how to use Alice, a 3-D virtual reality software program
  • Learn about mechanical and software design
  • Project management and teamwork skills

WEB TECHNOLOGY (Ages 13 – 15)

  • Make webpages come alive with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript
  • Learn HTML5 elements, using headers and footers, dynamic navigation menus, embedded audio and video, CSS3 styles, JavaScript, and JQuery animations 

CREATING ANDROID PHONE APPS CAMP (Ages 14 – 18)

  • Explore cell phone programming to create original Android applications
  • Learn how to use Android AppInventor software
  • Learn about mechanical and software design, project management and teamwork skills

EXPLORATIONS IN COMPUTER GAMING CAMP (Ages 14 – 18)

  • Write video games for game controllers such as the Xbox 360 controllers
  • Explore the program techniques behind games
  • Develop simple 2D and 3D graphics and sound

 

PROFESSIONAL STAFF 

Computer Science PhD students teach in the program. Trained undergraduate and graduate student assistants provide continuous individual assistance. Students will be supervised during all activities.

FIELD TRIPS

Students attend weekly field trips and extra curricular activities. Sample field trips and extra curricular activities include:

  • Michigan Science Center
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • WSU Fitness Center (Rock Climbing/Basketball/Volleyball) 

LUNCH 

Students have the option of bringing a packed lunch from home or purchasing a meal plan. The meal plan includes an all you can eat buffet style lunch featuring a salad bar, brick oven pizza station, home food station, deli station, dessert station, and more.

ORIENTATION / CLOSING CEREMONY

An Orientation Session for students and parents will be held prior to the program. During the orientation students will meet their instructors and camp counselors, receive instruction on drop-off/pick-up, room assignments, and program policy.

A Closing Ceremony is held on the last day of the program. Family and friends are invited to celebrate student’s accomplishments. During the Closing Ceremony there will be class presentations, an award ceremony, and a reception to follow.

PROGRAM COST

All Camps are $595. Fees include, t-shirt, lanyard, backpack, all supplies and field trips. Students have the option of bringing a packed lunch or purchasing a meal plan. Meal plans cost $84. Before and aftercare are available at an additional cost.

REGISTRATION

Registration is based on first come first served. To hold your child’s space in the program submit an application and $50 Deposit (non-refundable) by April 24, 2015. Deposits will be deducted from the camp balance. Full balance must be received by May 29, 2015.

DISCOUNTS

  • $50 Early Bird Discount will be provided to families that pay in full by April 24, 2015
  • $50 Green & Gold Discount will be provided to WSU Employee, Student, and Alumni, DMC Employee, C2 Pipeline, DAPCEP and returning families
  • $50 Sibling Discount will be provided to families with two or more students enrolled 

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Cashier’s check or money order payable to Wayne State University. Mail or drop-off at the College of Engineering 5050 Anthony Wayne Drive Suite 1100 Dean’s Office ATTN: Summer Camps Detroit, MI 48202 (M-F: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm).  Include camp application and indicate child's name on cashier's check or money order.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Limited partial need based scholarships may be available for C2 Pipeline and DAPCEP students. All families must submit a registration application and pay $50 deposit (non-refundable) to hold your child’s space by April 24, 2015.

BUS TRANSPORTATION 

We are considering offering bus transportation from select Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb county locations. Bus transportation and locations will be based on the number of interested families.

CONTACT US

Wayne State University 

College of Engineering

Community Engagement Office

5050 Anthony Wayne Drive

Detroit, MI 48202

(313) 577-0237

precollegeengineering@wayne.edu

www.engineering.wayne.edu

 
Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.