2014 Alabama Summer Computer Camps
UPDATE: We are currently in waitlist mode for all three weeks of camps. It is possible that spots may open, so please consider applying and we will place your name on the waitlist. We are still early in the waitlist such that it may be possible for additional spots to open.
The University of Alabama Department of Computer Science within the College of Engineering will host a series of Computer Science camps from July 21st-August 8th, 2014.
A week-long middle school camp is available for commuting campers and two weeks of camps (commuter or residential dorm) are available for high school students. Students will be taught multiple topics of Computer Science while learning to program a computer in several exciting contexts (e.g., game programming and robotics at the middle school camps; and Java, robotics control and smartphone apps at the high school camps). The Computer Science camps are taught in a manner that encourages self-exploration across multiple projects.
The flyer describing the camps is available here. Please use the navigation bar above for additional information.
Camps are open to students from all parts of Alabama, the United States. We also welcome applications from international students. Previous camps hosted students from 13 states, as well as Hong Kong and Beijing.
The high school camps are offered to rising sophomores through seniors (i.e., those currently in 9th-11th grades during Spring 2014). A middle school camp is available for rising 7th-9th graders. Some rising sophomores may also be allowed to attend the middle school camp if it is determined to be helpful for background preparation.
All camps are taught by UA faculty and staff in our College of Engineering labs.
Both commuter and dorm-based options are available. Those students from outside of the commuting range to Tuscaloosa may reside in our dorms throughout the week (high school camps only).
In the past, some parents have also stayed in local hotels with their children.
The camps begin at 9am and end at 3:30pm each day of the week. Students will be given an hour lunch break with planned social events for those staying in our dorms.
Seating restricted to 30 students per week; please apply early!
Below are the dates of the camps:
- Middle School Week 1 (August 4-8, 2014): Game Programming with Scratch; Robotics
- High School Week 1 (July 21-25, 2014): Introduction to Programming with Java
- High School Week 2 (July 28-August 1, 2014): Smartphone Programming (Android App Inventor) and Robotics
Other Events in the Department: 2014 Robotics Competition
On April 5, 2014, the Department of Computer Science hosted our Third Annial robotics competition for all Alabama schools across all grade levels. More information about the 2014 Robotics Competition is available here.
We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors for providing support to the Summer Camps: