2018 We Build Tech Summer Camps – Coding Camps for Kids in the Nashville Area

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

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.

SPACE IS LIMITED! REGISTER NOW!

FAQs | 2018 Schedule & RegistrationLocations & Addresses | Participation Forms | Scholarship Form

 

Contact Information

Jacqui Logan, Programs & Events Manager
Telephone:  615-398-0608 / 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!

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

When are the camps?

Summer of 2018, of course!  Each of the camps lasts five days unless specified. They are scheduled between June 11 and July 20 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 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. Questions? Contact Erin Whitaker.

 

2018 We Build Tech Summer Camp Schedule

JAVA

Students will learn the basics of the Java programming language through reading code samples and creating their own code to solve varying problems and projects.  Through this week-long camp, students will also learn the art and process of problem-solving, while using java to demonstrate their solutions.  Students will then be able to apply this process to other classes and areas.  Students will also receive a “Java Cheat Sheet” to take home!

Suggested Age Range: Rising 9th – 12th graders

Experience Level: Intermediate

Student Tuition*: $200

Java Camps:
June 11 – June 15: Franklin High School, Williamson County

PROGRAMMING WITH DASH & DOT

Learn to program with Dash & Dot 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: Rising 3rd – 6th graders

Experience Level:  Beginner

Student Tuition*: $200

Scratch Programming + Dash Camps:
June 11 – June 15: Tech Hill Commons, Davidson County

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: Rising 6th – 8th graders

Experience Level:  Beginner & up

Student Tuition*: $200

Scratch Programming Camps:
June 18 – June 22: Pearl-Cohn High School, Davidson County

SPHEROS

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: Rising 3rd – 6th graders

Experience Level: Beginner

Student Tuition*: $200

Sphero Camps:
July 9 – July 13: Columbia State Community College, Williamson County (3rd- 6th)

ROBOTICS

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.

Suggested Age Range: Rising 7th – 12th graders

Experience Level: Beginner & up

Student Tuition*: $300 – includes lab fee

Robotics Camps:
June 18 – June 22: Tech Hill Commons, Davidson County

WEB DEVELOPMENT

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.

Suggested Age Range: Rising 7th – 12th graders

Experience Level: Beginner and up

Student Tuition*: $200

Wearables Camps:
June 25 – June 29: Stratford STEM Magnet High School, Davidson County

 

Locations & Addresses

 

2018 Code Camp Scholarship Inquiry Form

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