Summer Camp 2014

This summer we offer two types of camps for the engineer in your child:  Learn to Code and Forces and Machines. Exploring Forces and Machines is the place to be for any student who loves building and inventing or is curious about physics.  Programming is great, well, for everyone.  As this video explains, coding camp is the new rage all over the United States.  American kids are discovering what their counterparts in China and India have known for some time:  Programming is powerful and fun!  (And can get you a great job some day.)

Learn to Code:  Introduction to Computer Programming 1 and 2.

Suitable for students entering grades 6 and up.

A week-long camp that offers a gentle and fun introduction to programming, employing elements of Scratch, Bootstrap, and Java. We will learn some basic syntax, do some coding, and consider the differences between the older procedural and more recent object-oriented styles of programming.

Explore Forces and Machines. 

Suitable for students entering grades 4 through 8.  Each session limited to 8 students.

Enthrall your budding engineer with an exploration of energy conversion and conservation, diverse class levers, and a variety of pulley systems as we work through a series of K’Nex construction projects.  Limit 12 students.

Schedule:

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All camps meet daily from 9:30 to 3:30.

Intro to Programming  From 9:30 to 12:30 is programming. After lunch, we take a stretch outside, explore some classic strategy games, and/or program some more depending on the kids’ preferences.

Explore Forces and Machines  From 9:30 to 12:30 we build and analyze our constructions. After lunch, we take a stretch outside, explore some classic strategy games, or build some more depending on the kids’ preferences.

Dates and Rates:

July 7- 11: Intro to Programming 1

July 14-18: Explore Forces and Machines

July 21-25: Intro to Programming 1

July 28- Aug.1: Intro to Programming 2

Cost: $400

Instructor: Garry Channing

Garry Channing has enjoyed thinking mathematically for as long as he can remember, and has taught math and mathematical problem solving for nearly twenty years. He got his start in computer programming back in the 1970s by arranging access to the sole computer in h
is elementary school.

Garry has taught math, computer science, and strategy games to a wide range of students from age 7 to college and beyond.  This February he led the PVC Middle School’s MathCounts team to compete at Pace University.  He has coached Math Olympiads at CET Elementary School in Croton and St. Augustine’s School in Ossining.  He holds masters degrees in mathematics (University of Wisconsin (Madison)) and computer science (Columbia University) and has taught Linear Algebra, Calculus 2 and Calculus 3 at the University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign).  He is the Director of Think on Hudson and also serves an adjunct professor of mathematics at Pace University.

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