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Computer Science 101: Foundations of Computer Science using Scratch (Zatna)

Basking Ridge
3-5
7/11 - 7/15
Half Day
Partner Program
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$450 / week


Camp at a Glance

Programming 101: Foundations of Computer Science using Scratch

This course is designed for campers with no programming experience, and will feature Scratch programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab — MIT’s interdisciplinary research lab that encourages the unconventional mixing and matching of seemingly disparate research areas. This will be the first introduction to object-based programming. This class will build a strong foundation in computer science principles and concepts all while creating animations and video games.

Topics Covered

  •       Program Design
  •       Loops (Iteration)
  •       Conditional Statements
  •       Boolean Logic
  •       Variables
  •       Arrays (Lists)
  •       Events Synchronization and Coordination
  •       Dynamic Interaction
  •       Random Numbers
  •       Planning and Debugging

Camper’s Portfolio

  •       2D Animation
  •       2D Interactive Art
  •       2D Video Games
  •       Documentation
  •       Inspired future work

Dates

Weeks Times
June 28 – July 2 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lunch

Lunch is available as an add-on, or campers can bring a water bottle and a small nut-free snack.

Length

One Week

Camp Credentials

  • This camp is accredited by the American Camp Association!

Drop-off/Pick-up Location

Middle School Entrance

What to Pack

  • A water bottle

What to Expect

Robots and Coding and Data… OH MY! Zatna’s amazing certified instructors cover Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Technology, and Entrepreneurship.

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