2019 NTC Technology Summer Camps

The NTC Technology 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.

FAQs | 2019 Schedule & RegistrationLocations & Addresses | Participation Forms | Scholarship Form

 

Contact Information

Jacqui Logan, Director of Programs & Events
Telephone:  615-398-0680 / Email: jacqui.logan@technologycouncil.com

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What kinds of camps do you offer?

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

  • Rocketry
  • Programming with Dash Robots
  • Robotics
  • Scratch Programming
  • Sphero
  • Web Development

When are the camps?

Summer of 2019, of course!  Each of the camps lasts five days unless specified. They are scheduled between June and July 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 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 at the bottom of this pagePlease submit your request prior to registering. One inquiry per camp.

 

2019 We Build Tech Summer Camp Schedule

 

Rocketry Camp – June 3rd – 7th – Location: Tulip Grove Elementary

During this summer camp, campers will learn the basic physical properties of rocketry. Campers will design and launch virtual rockets through Whitebox learning. When the children have perfected their virtual rockets, they will print designs and construct a bottle rocket to launch on the final day of camp. Campers will learn the history of rockets; create paper and straw rockets all while preparing for the final launch.

Age Range: 3rd-5th grade

Student Tuition*: $200

Sphero Robotics – June 3rd – 7th – Location: Tulip Grove Elementary

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.

Age Range: 3rd-5th grade

Student Tuition*: $200

Dash Robotics – June 10th – 14th – Location: Stratford High School

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.

Age Range: 3rd-5th grade

Student Tuition*: $200

Scratch for Beginners – June 10th – 14th – Location: Stratford High School

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.

Age Range: 6th -8th grade

Student Tuition*: $200

Scratch for Beginners – June 17th – 21st – Location: Stratford High School

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.

Age Range: 6th -8th grade

Student Tuition*: $200

Robotics – June 17th – 21st – Location: Dodson Elementary School

This camp will provide an introduction to programming, hardware & software, as well as problem-solving strategies. Students will work in teams to design, build & test different types of robots and have the opportunity to compete against other groups! Students will use computers, batteries, cables, LED’s, DC motors, gears & more. Topics covered include motor assembly, gear ratios, torque, friction, sensors, timing, programming, logistics, critical thinking and binary numbers.

Age Range: 6th -8th grade

Student Tuition*: $300 (includes lab fee)

Web Development – June 24th – 28th – Location: Stratford High School

HTML, CSS, JavaScript & more! Create your own unique interactive webpage by using HTML, CSS, and Java Script. 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.

Age Range: 7th -12thgrade

Student Tuition*: $200

Artiphon Rock Band – June 24th – 28th – Location: Antioch High School

Technology and music come together in this session centered around a digital instrument called the Artiphon Instrument 1 (artiphon.com). Through exploration of this versatile music-making tool, students will learn or refresh basic music and composition skills and use computer-based music editors to complete music-based challenges and create individual masterpieces of their own favorite genre.

Age Range: 7th -12thgrade

Student Tuition*: $200

Designing an App – July 8th – 12th – Location: TBD

In this introduction to basic computer science concepts, campers will use the 4 step problem-solving process with a variety of activities, ending with proposing and designing an app to solve a real world problem. With step-by-step instructions, and through the identification of the problems they encounter in everyday life, campers will be empowered to create and share their proposed apps.

Age Range: 7th-8th grade

Student Tuition*: $200

Dash Robotics – July 8th – 12th – Location: TBD

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.

Age Range: 7th-8th grade

Student Tuition*: $200

Sphero Robotics – July 15th – 19th – Location: TBD

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.

Age Range: 3rd-5th grade

Student Tuition*: $200

Locations & Addresses:

Tulip Grove Elementary: 441 Tyler Dr. Hermitage, TN 37076

Stratford High School: 1800 Stratford Ave, Nashville, TN 37216

Antioch High School: 1900 Hobson Pike, Antioch, TN 37013

Dodson Elementary School: 4401 Chandler Rd, Hermitage, TN 37076

 

Thank you for your interest in scholarships. If you have any questions, please send an email to Jacqui Logan.