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Coding Academy

Computers are electronic systems which simply execute and follow very specific sets of instructions.

We call these sets: computer programs. In this camp, we scratch the surface of programming in C++ which is a mid-to-high-level programming language. C++ is a powerful tool to write various applications and develop fundamental concepts. You will learn about data types, control flow, basic syntax, numbers, arrays, functions, and classes. Once completed, you will be able to design, code, and execute various programs in C++.

Age:  This camp is for incoming high school students through high school seniors.
Program:  CISC 104 03 SC
Credits:  1 Credit
Cost:  $150
Dates:  June 24 – 28, 2019
Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Location:  McCaskey High School East – 1051 Lehigh Ave, Lancaster, PA 17602
Instructor:  Saeed Esmaili-Sardari

Students should come to camp with food, snacks and drinks for the day.


Aquaponics

Aquaponics is a method of growing plants hydroponically by using waste water from aquaculture as the source of nutrients.

AgWorks @ Commonwealth Charter Academy in collaboration with Harrisburg University Faculty will serve as a living laboratory where students will explore biology, plant propagation, water chemistry, engineering design, and agricultural technology. In addition, students will explore career opportunities in emerging agricultural technologies.

Age:  This camp would be for students entering 7th-12th grades.
This camp is open to all students, regardless of your home School District.
Program:  INSC 055-02-SC
Credits:  Non-credit
Cost:  $150
Dates:  June 24 – 28, 2019
Hours:  9:00am – 3:00pm
Location:  Commonwealth Charter Academy AgWorks Facility – One Innovation Way, Harrisburg, PA 17112
Instructor:  HU Faculty and CCA Staff


Video Game Design

This weeklong intensive program is an opportunity for high school students to share their enthusiasm for games with their peers and learn about the creative process of making video games.

With no programming or previous coding experience required, students are introduced to the basics of games design, human-computer interaction, and prototyping. This camp is centered around learning the science behind what makes games fun instead of frustrating, teaching students how to craft digital experiences instead of write code. Applying these design principles to their own working prototypes, students gain firsthand experience with the games design process used in the industry. At the end of the week, students will present their games for family and friends and leave camp with their very own playable video game. This camp provides students with a useful skill set for future entrance into university programs focused on games design, interactive media, human-computer interaction, and purposeful games.

Age:  This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade.
Program:  IMED 055 08 SC
Credits:  Non-credit
Cost:  Funded by Southern York County School District
Dates:  July 8-12, 2019
Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Location:  Susquehannock High School – 3280 Fissels Church Road, Glen Rock, PA 17327
Instructor:  Ashley Rezvani


Lego Robotics I: Your own Robotic Manufacturing Company

In this camp, you will organize your own Robotic Manufacturing Company. Your company will have a designing, engineering, building and programming department.

The LEGO robotics kit will provide us with the blueprints, sensors and parts that we need. You will design, engineer and wire the Lego robotic manufacturing arm. As the owner of the company, you will learn how to organize each department, set a vision, assign responsibility, appreciate finance and understand profitability.

Age:  This camp is for students entering 6th-8th grade.
Program:  CISC 055 10 SC
Credits:  Non-credit
Cost:  Funded by Southern York County School District
Dates:  July 8-12, 2019
Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Location:  Southern Middle School – 3280 Fissels Church Road, Glen Rock, PA 17327
Instructor:  Victoria Brame


Video Game Design

This weeklong intensive program is an opportunity for high school students to share their enthusiasm for games with their peers and learn about the creative process of making video games.

With no programming or previous coding experience required, students are introduced to the basics of games design, human-computer interaction, and prototyping. This camp is centered around learning the science behind what makes games fun instead of frustrating, teaching students how to craft digital experiences instead of write code. Applying these design principles to their own working prototypes, students gain firsthand experience with the games design process used in the industry. At the end of the week, students will present their games for family and friends and leave camp with their very own playable video game. This camp provides students with a useful skill set for future entrance into university programs focused on games design, interactive media, human-computer interaction, and purposeful games.

Age:  This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade.
Program:  IMED 055 09 SC
Credits:  Non-credit
Cost:  $199
Dates:  July 15-19, 2019
Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Location:  Newport High School – 500 Caroline St, Newport, PA 17074
Instructor:  Ashley Rezvani


Drone Camp – Exploring Geospatial Technology 

This program involves hands on training on the flying, responsible use and many practical applications of the technology to agriculture.  

Students will learn how to plan missions, collect aerial images and create custom maps using Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) technologies. Particular attention is paid to how drones provide the ability to create highly accurate aerial photos and maps with GPS and GIS software. Students will learn how these aerial photos and maps can be used for environmental monitoring, time sensitive event mapping and vegetation analysis.”

Age:  This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade.
Program:  GSTC 055 03 SC
Cost:  $125 ($200 if you sign up for both AM/PM sessions)
Dates:  July 15-17, 2019
Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm (Monday and Tuesday), 9:00am – 12:00pm (Wednesday)
Location:  Carlisle Area High School – 623 W Penn St, Carlisle, PA 17013
Instructor:  Albert Sarvis


Drone Camp II – Advanced Exploration of Geospatial Technology  

Drone Camp II will extend the skills developed in Drone Camp I through use of more advanced GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing tools.  

The focus of this camp will be on completing an applied project where multiple tools, and techniques are used to solve a specific problem. This group project focuses on the use of near-infrared drone imagery for analyzing agricultural crop health.

Age:  This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade.
Program:  GSTC 055 04 SC
Cost:  $125 ($200 if you sign up for both AM/PM sessions)
Dates:  July 17-19, 2019
Hours:  1:00pm – 4:00pm (Wednesday), 9:00am – 4:00pm (Thursday and Friday)
Location:  Carlisle Area High School – 623 W Penn St, Carlisle, PA 17013
Instructor:  Albert Sarvis


3D Printing for Medicine

The biomedical industry is a multi-billion dollar market and is on the rise, and offers many future career opportunities. 

In recent years, use of 3D printing and Bioprinting technology has been a hot topic for improved healthcare. 3D printing has already established its use in creating medical models for surgical planning and functional prosthetic devices for a personalized fit. Additionally, its application for bioprinting (printing fully functioning organs/implants) has been successful for several cases.  In this introductory course, students will explore emerging careers in biomedical industry, with a focus on 3D printing, and its current/future applications. They will get hands-on experience in several aspects of 3D printing basics with focus on biomedical applications.

If you are creative and like innovation, this will be your chance to explore this fast growing topic in biomedical field that is going to shape the modern approach to healthcare.

Age:  This camp is for students entering 9th – 12th grade.
Program:  BTEC 055 07 SC
Cost:  $225
Dates:  June 17-21, 2019
Hours:  9:00am – 4:00pm
Location:  Carlisle Area High School – 623 W Penn St, Carlisle, PA 17013
Instructor:  Leena Pattarkine


Lego Robotics I: Your own Robotic Manufacturing Company

In this camp, you will organize your own Robotic Manufacturing Company. Your company will have a designing, engineering, building and programming department.

The LEGO robotics kit will provide us with the blueprints, sensors and parts that we need. You will design, engineer and wire the Lego robotic manufacturing arm. As the owner of the company, you will learn how to organize each department, set a vision, assign responsibility, appreciate finance and understand profitability.

Age: This camp is for students entering 6th – 8th grades.
Program: CISC 055 04 SC
Cost:  $175
Dates:  July 15-19, 2019
Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Infinity Charter School – 5405 Locust Ln, Harrisburg, PA 17109
Instructor:  Dabis Camero-Alzate