Tech Camp @ STAB
June 19 - 23, June 26 - 30, July 3 - 7, July 10 - 14, July 17 - 21, July 31 - Aug. 4
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., grades 2 - 12
$530/session, lunch and afternoon snack included with registration
Whether you are a beginner just getting started with creating tech or are more advanced and want to hone your skills - we’ve got you covered. St. Anne’s-Belfield School has embarked on a groundbreaking initiative to integrate computer science across the curriculum. At Tech Camp @ STAB you will have access to some of the amazing educators that are bringing this unique curriculum to life!
Michele Mathieson, the Technology Resource coordinator in the Learning Village, is running tech camps for rising second through fourth graders.
Kim Wilkens, the coordinator of the Computer Science Initiative in the Learning Village & founder of Tech-Girls is running the tech camps for rising fifth through eighth graders. She is passionate about transforming technology users into technology creators, collaborators & activists.
Zach Minster, the coordinator of the Computer Science Initiative in the Upper School, is running the tech camps for rising seventh through 12 graders.
Tech Camp is open to the community. We have camps for rising grades 2 - 4, rising grades 5 - 8, and rising grades 9 -12.
Will my child spend all day at a computer?
No! We love tech, but we also love to play outdoors and build things. We start the day with camp-wide community building activities outside (weather permitting). We also have breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon outdoors (weather permitting). Plus there are many unplugged activities planned throughout the week.
Where is Tech Camp and what are the hours?
Tech Camp runs 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and is located at the St. Anne's-Belfield Learning Village campus. All families will receive an e-mail approximately two weeks before the start date of camp, which will include a campus map and details on check in and dismissal.
What is the Friday Demo Party?
On Friday afternoon, we invite family and friends to come by before dismissal to check out all the cool creations from the week.
- Please bring any medication your child requires in a clear plastic zip bag labeled with your camper’s name plus the associated forms.
- Put sunscreen on before arrival. We are not authorized to provide sunscreen nor is your child allowed to administer it themselves.
- Lunch and an afternoon snack are provided. If your child does bring food, please be aware that we are a nut-free camp, so do not pack nut products.
- Water bottle.
- Headphones (not required, but if your child wants to bring headphones, they will come in handy).
- Laptop (not required, but those in grade 5 and up can bring their own laptop, if they want to).
- Treat others & their work with respect;
- Use technology appropriately;
- Follow directions & actively participate;
- Have a positive attitude and willingness to learn new stuff!
July 10 - 14
The Maker Party is all about making “stuff.” Get hands-on with tech as you make the connection between the virtual and physical worlds. We’ll create and design characters and sets and turn them into avatars and backgrounds. You will explore 3D printing, image editing, circuit making, stop motion animation and more!
- The Art of Code: Tech-Girls Experience
- Web & App Making
- Made with Code
- Game Design
- Photography & Image Editing
July 3 - 7
- CS Academy
- Computer Graphics & Audio
- Mixed Reality: Digital Meets Physical
- Programming in C++/Python
June 19 - 30 ($1,060)
This intensive, pre-college 2-week programming academy introduces students to the joy and beauty of computer science along with the wide variety of opportunities it can unlock for their future. This academy is a great fit for students who are looking to take their skills to the next level, who would like to prepare for taking a formal AP course next year, or who are planning to study independently to take the exam.
July 3 - 7
How do machines make art? How do design scientists use algebraic concepts to generate the beautiful snowflakes in Frozen? How can computers simulate entire worlds to render immersive, lifelike visuals? This camp serves as a practical introduction to the abstract field of computer graphics.
July 10 - 14
Learn how computers work from the ground up and build your own with circuits and wires. Pulling back the curtain on how technology works, we will first explore low-level circuitry and then explore applications including the Internet of things like smart lighting, home automation, health monitors, etc. Students will be provided with a lab kit they can take to continue the making at home.
July 17 - 21
Have you ever wondered how a computer works? What exactly is a programming language? Through learning the basics of C++ and Python, we explore what’s possible with the fundamental ideas of computer science. Rather than focusing on particular bits of syntax and programming, we target conceptual understanding while exploring exciting areas such as artificial intelligence and game design.
Aug. 7 - Girls only, separate application process & fees
This experience provides an opportunity for high school students to get a hands-on, behind-the-scenes peek at biomedical research happening right now at UVA. Special emphasis is placed on sharing projects and meeting researchers, faculty & students that help incorporate technology & engineering into the field. More info at http://www.tech-girls.org/bio-med.html.