Camp Innovation 2024

Camp Innovation is a week-long camp that allows students to be creative using technology in a variety of ways. Each camp will include robotics, programming and a lot of other fun activities. Camp Innovation serves students in grades 4th-9th.

At Camp Innovation we want to expose students to a variety of innovative technologies and learning experiences, designed to:

  • Build foundational knowledge and skills for computer science readiness
  • Develop the thinking and problem-solving processes required for coding
  • Provide hands-on opportunities to develop coding skills
  • Participate in enrichment opportunities with technology that emphasizes communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity

Why learn about coding? 

When it comes to preparing your children for the future, there are few better ways to do so than to help them learn to code! Coding helps kids develop academic skills, build qualities like perseverance and organization, and gain valuable 21st-century skills that can even translate into a career.

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Dream Builders: Camp Innovation Gives Students Hands-on Technology Experience


Camp Dates

Week 1: June 3 - 6 Week 2: June 10-13 Week 3: June 17-18, 20-21
Butler Blanton Adams
Ditto Burgin Amos
Dunn Corey Anderson
Ellis Duff Ashworth
Jones Foster Atherton
Larson Hill Bebensee
Little Key Beckham
Miller McNutt Berry
Peach Moore Bryant
Pope Morton Crouch
Sherrod Short Crow
Speer South Davis Farrell
Webb Swift Fitzgerald
Wimbish Wood Goodman
Lamar Bailey Johns
Martin Boles Patrick
Nichols Gunn Pearcy
Shackelford   Rankin
Young   Remynse
    Sam Houston

Program Descriptions

Grade 5

Let the Good Times Roll!

Put your coding skills, teamwork, and creativity to the test as you experience all that Sphero robots can offer! You will learn how to draw and program the Sphero to complete challenges and compete against others. You will take on the role of a soccer player, swimmer, world traveler, and more as you control the Sphero using apps for driving and block coding. 

Adventures in Coding

Are you ready to learn more about coding? Join us for adventures in coding where you will learn more about coding using robots and apps. You will explore how these robots work and learn how to drive and code them while competing in challenges and fun competitions like Capture the Kingdom, Pac-Man, and Hungry, Hungry Dashes! Working with a partner or with teammates, you will be able to test your newly learned skills and just might be declared a winner in adventures in coding!

Grade 6

The Big Dance Party

Code your own Dance Party! Before dancing the night away, you will first learn how to make your robot move using various coding sequences. Then you will add music to create a solo dance performance. Since dancing alone is only so much fun, you will work in teams to choreograph your robots dancing together to music! 

Sphero Summer Olympics 2024

You will work in teams to code and compete in the Sphero Summer Olympic Games. You will participate in various Olympic events using Spheros’ different coding methods: Drive, Draw, and Block. We shall see which teams make it to the awards podium as you compete in events such as wrestling, archery, soccer, and more! 

Grade 7

Top Gun: A Competitive Drone Experience

You will fly and program Tello drones as you compete and level up against other pilots. Various challenges, including blind search & rescue, emergency simulations, pizza delivery, precise flying patterns and other obstacle avoidance maneuvers, will separate the Rookies from the Master Commanders!

Spaceballs: Programming Robotic Spheres

Get ready to level-up your coding skills! We will learn how to leverage the sensors (Infrared, light sensors, accelerometers) and the all-new 8 x 8 LED matrix inside the robotic ball to programmatically maneuver the sphere based on dynamic variables and display images on the matrix. This will allow us to build games, participate in simulations, broadcast messages between robots, build variable-controlled animations, and so much more! This is the all-new Sphero Bolt that will take your coding to the next level!

Ready Player 1: Makey Makey

Create your own old-school style video games using MakeCode Arcade and invent your own controllers for the games you code with Makey Makey! 

Grades 8 - 10

Top Gun Maverick: Advanced Drone Programming

You will jump right into flying drones and programming them to complete tasks using block programming. Then, you’ll progress to writing Python code, like an authentic programmer, to convert text into flight commands as you complete a series of progressively more difficult challenges.

Close Encounters: A Coding Challenge

Get ready to level-up your coding skills! We’ll be programming Microbits with block and text coding to sense the world around them, process those inputs, then respond using sound and the built-in LED matrix to build interactive games, animations and more. You’ll work through various challenges using this small, hand-held device that students all over the United Kingdom are using to learn programming!

Ready Player 1: Makey Makey

Learn how to use this invention kit with wires and a circuit board to turn everyday objects into computer controllers! Control your favorite block-coded game with everyday materials like play-doh, fruits, pennies, paper clips, foil, etc. while you build your coding skills.

Camp Information

Camp Innovation will be held at the AISD Dan Dipert Career and Technology Center (CTC) at 2101 Browning Dr. Arlington, TX 76010. The entrance to Camp Innovation will be on the Northside of the building.

Camp Innovation includes:

  • 4 days of camp (Monday-Thursday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm except during week 3 when days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday due to District Holiday)
  • Camp 2024 T-Shirt

Camp Costs

Camp Innovation 2024 will be free for all students.


Transportation may be available for all students from the nearest Elementary campus.

For more information contact:

Susan Anderson
Technology Integration Specialist