2017 We Build Tech Code Camps – Summer Coding Camps for Kids in the Nashville Area

The NTC We Build Tech Summer Camps allow students to learn the basics of programming. Our curriculum immerses kids in an engaging, real-world environment in which they are challenged to create with code. By giving students the resources needed for success, we hope they will become leaders of the high-tech workforce.

Our camps go beyond the code by:

  • Encouraging creativity
  • Building collaboration skills
  • Improving digital literacy and computing skills
  • Creating an exciting and fun educational environment
  • Instilling problem-solving & logical thinking

Throughout the week, they will meet professionals from the technology industry who can speak with students about education, computer science, technology & more. At the end of the week, we will host a “Demo Day” for parents and friends.

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Contact Information

Erin Whitaker, Programs & Events Manager
Telephone:  615-398-1417 / Email: erin.whitaker@technologycouncil.com

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of camps do you offer?

Ten different technology camps are available this summer for ages 8-18!

  • Building Web Applications NEW
  • Building Web Pages / Create for the Web
  • Filmmaking 101 NEW
  • Game Building in Unity
  • Programming with Dash Robots NEW
  • Raspberry Pi + Scratch Robotics
  • Scratch
  • Sphero
  • Tynker NEW
  • Vex Robotics
  • Wearables NEW

When are the camps?

Summer of 2017, of course!  Each of the camps lasts five days unless specified. They are scheduled between May 30 and July 28 and will meet from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  We do not offer an extended-care option. 

Where are the camps?

Camps are available in Davidson, Williamson, & Montgomery Counties.  Check out each of the individual camps to find one near you!

What to bring to camp?

Students will need to bring a packed lunch each day.  All students will need to have an email address to use in order to save their work throughout the week.  All other equipment and supplies will be provided unless specified in the camp description.

Who are the code camp Instructors?

All of our Instructors are either school teachers or experienced professionals. They are extremely knowledgeable in their subject areas, and have prior experience with kids & classroom management.

How do I register my child for camp?

Each week of camp has an individual registration page. After choosing your preferred camp, please register with parent/guardian information as well as the student’s information. It is important we have both email addresses for communication purposes.

How do I apply for a scholarship?

You can submit a scholarship inquiry form here. Please submit your request prior to registering. One inquiry per camp. Questions? Contact Erin Whitaker.

 

2017 We Build Tech Summer Camp Schedule

 

Building Web Applications NEW

Learn to create a simple web application with Ruby on Rails in this one-week course. The first half of the week we will go over the programming language Ruby. In the second half of the week, we will be building our web application with Ruby on Rails.

Suggested Age Range: 7th – 12th grade

Experience Level: Beginner and up

Student Tuition*: $200

Building Web Applications Camps:
June 19 – June 23: Nossi College of Art, Davidson County (9th – 12th)

Building Web Pages

Create your own unique interactive webpage by using HTML, CSS, and Java Script. This class uses three languages Hyper- Text- Markup (HTML), Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Java Script and will help a student create a portfolio site to show what they know. This camp is designed to build from the basics but can also provide a challenge to students who have some familiarity with the language of the web.

Suggested Age Range: 7th – 12th grade

Experience Level: Beginner and up

Student Tuition*: $200

Building Web Pages Camps:
June 19 – June 23: Stratford High School, Davidson County (7th – 12th)

Create for the Web

Create a variety of web projects including graphics, animations, games, user input forms, and digital portfolios while building interactive and responsive website using CORE web programming languages: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Suggested Age Range: 9th – 12th grade

Experience Level: Beginner and up

Student Tuition*: $200

Create for the Web Camps:
June 5 – June 9: Columbia State Community College, Williamson County (9th – 12th)

Filmmaking 101 NEW

This course will teach students the basics of filmmaking. Students will learn about storytelling, types of camera shots, lighting, audio, composition & more. Campers will collaborate with one another to effectively learn what it’s like to produce a film.

Suggested Age Range: 7th – 12th grade

Experience Level: Beginner and up

Student Tuition*: $200

Filmmaking 101 Camps:
June 12 – June 16: Nossi College of Art, Davidson County (7th – 12th)

 

Game Building in Unity

Learn to navigate this Integrated Development Environment, scenes, manipulate assets and  a couple of light script in C# to bring your games to life. This camp will introduce students to a complex development environment with a separate scripting component.  Some coding experience such as an after school coding club, or a scratch camp is helpful but not required.  Student who selects this camp will need the ability to sit patiently with problems and persist until they are solved working with other students to find solutions.

Suggested Age Range: 7th – 12th grade

Experience Level: Beginner and up

Student Tuition*: $200

Game Building in Unity Camps:
June 26 – June 30: Northeast High School, Montgomery County (7th – 12th)

 

Programming with Dash Robots NEW

Learn to program with Dash Robots! Dash responds to voice, navigating objects, dancing, singing, and more. Students will learn the basics of coding while designing behaviors & interactions with Dash. These robots provide a fun way of learning essential skills of collaboration, communication and digital literacy.

Suggested Age Range: 3rd – 6th grade

Experience Level:  Beginner

Student Tuition*: $200

Scratch Programming + Dash Camps:
June 12 – June 16: Hattie Cotton Elementary, Davidson County (3rd – 6th)

Raspberry Pi + Scratch Robotics

Build a robot and take it home with you! Raspberry Pi is a micro-computer which can be turned into so many different things. Learn about this versatile, inexpensive quad core device and build some Pi projects over a week while learning about Scratch. This camp culminates in building a robot to take home with you.

Suggested Age Range: 6th – 12th grade

Experience Level: Beginner and up

Student Tuition*: $300 – includes lab fee

Raspberry Pi + Scratch Robotics Camps:
July 17 – July 21: West End Middle, Davidson County (6th – 12th)

Scratch Programming

Scratch is a great introduction to computer programming. Students will generate more than a dozen different programs in this drag and drop educational language. Students will also learn how to create their own blocks, debug faulty code and push their projects up to a shared space. A strong primer for someone who is new to coding or just needs a refresher course.

Suggested Age Range: 3rd – 12th grade

Experience Level:  Beginner

Student Tuition*: $200

Scratch Programming Camps:
May 30 – June 2: Bellevue Middle Prep, Davidson County (6th – 8th) *Please note this is a 4-day camp
June 5 – June 9: Bellevue Middle Prep, Davidson County (9th – 12th)
July 10 – July 14: Ravenwood High School, Williamson County (3rd – 6th)
July 17 – July 21: Freedom Intermediate, Williamson County (5th – 6th)
July 17 – July 21: Freedom Middle, Williamson County (7th – 9th)

Sphero

Sphero is a ball shaped robot which follows the directions of a “blockly program” similar to Scratch.  Blockly helps make this camp accessible to people who have never programmed. This one week camp will teach you how to think linearly to help Sphero conquer a series of challenges, such as mazes, bowling, racing, battling, geometry, painting & more

Suggested Age Range: 3rd – 6th grade

Experience Level: Beginner

Student Tuition*: $200

Sphero Camps:
July 10 – July 14: Nossi College of Art, Davidson County (3rd – 6th)

Tynker

Another great introduction to computer programming. Students will learn fundamental programming concepts with a Lego-like visual language. Throughout the week, students will solve coding puzzles, learn sequencing logic, build games and more.

Suggested Age Range: 3rd – 6th grade

Experience Level: Beginner

Student Tuition*: $200

Sphero Camps:
June 19 – July 23: Northeast High School, Montgomery County (3rd – 6th)

VEX Robotics

This camp will teach students about the Vex Robotics system. Students will learn to use a computer aided drafting program, learn robot design, assemble their robot and program the bot in easy C or Robot C. Some coding experience such as an after school coding club, or a scratch camp is recommended. Without prior experience your student will need to be able to keep up with multiple new details, learn a completely new way of thinking, and conquer a broad vocabulary base. Any student who selects this camp will need the ability to sit patiently with problems and persist until they are solved.

Suggested Age Range: 7th – 12th grade

Experience Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Student Tuition*: $300 – includes lab fee

VEX Robotics Camps:
July 24 – July 28: McGavock High School, Davidson County (7th – 12th)

Wearables NEW

Calling all girls! Join us in this unique experience to explore where design and technology meet. Learn the engineering design process, computer programming, basic circuitry, sewing and enjoy a new experience in creating a personalized e-textiles or unique accessories using your new skills in design and engineering.

Suggested Age Range: 6th – 10th grade

Experience Level: Beginner and up

Student Tuition*: $200

Wearables Camps:
May 31 – June 2: Columbia State Community College, Williamson County *Please note this is a 3-day, girls only camp

Locations & Addresses

Camp Venues Addresses
Nossi College of Art 590 Cheron Rd, Nashville, TN 37115
Stratford High School 1800 Stratford Ave Nashville, TN 37216
Columbia State Community College  1228 Liberty Pike, Franklin, TN 37067
Hattie Cotton Elementary School 1033 W Greenwood Ave, Nashville, TN 37206
Ravenwood High School 1724 Wilson Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027
Bellevue Middle Prep 655 Colice Jeanne Road, Nashville, TN 37221
Brentwood High School 5304 Murray Ln, Brentwood, TN 37027
Northeast High School 3701 Trenton Road, Clarksville, TN 37040
McGavock High School 3150 McGavock Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
Freedom Intermediate School 840 Glass Lane, Franklin, TN 37064
Freedom Middle School 750 New Highway 96 West, Franklin, TN 37064
West End Middle School 3529 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37205

 

 

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