Camp Innovation

Camp Innovation

Camp Innovation

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

Registration opens April 1 @ 6:00 a.m.

Register Here

or go to www.bitly.com/AISDCampReg

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.

www.tynker.com/blog/articles/ideas-and-tips/10-reasons-kids-should-learn-to-code

Camp Dates and Descriptions

Week 1: June 24-27
Currently in Grades 6-9 (2018-19 school year)

  • Drone Commanders
  • Microbit Masters & Sphero Wizards
  • Robotics using Lego Mindstorm EV3s

Rotation Descriptions

Drone Commanders

Learn to master the art of navigating a hovercraft vehicle then progress to flying and programming indoor aerial drones to complete tasks that include aerial photography, challenging obstacle courses, real-world simulations, and more. We’ll hone your programming and math skills as you learn the art and science of piloting and programming indoor drones.

Microbit Masters & Sphero Wizards

Get ready to level-up your coding skills! We’ll start by programming Microbits 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. Once we’ve mastered programming those, we will literally roll to the next level by transferring and building on those basic coding skills to program the all-new Sphero Bolts. We will leverage the Bolt’s sensors (Infrared, light sensors, accelerometers, magnetometers) and the all-new 8 x 8 LED matrix inside the ball to programmatically maneuver the ball 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 not your grandma’s Sphero! This is the all-new Sphero Bolt that will take your coding to the next level!

Week 2: July 8-11
Currently in Grades 5-6 (2018-19 school year)

  • Sphero Olympics
  • Coding Playground
  • Robotics using Lego Mindstorm EV3s

Rotation Descriptions

Sphero Olympics

Just like in the Olympics, students will work as a team to code robots to compete in a Sphero Olympics. Students will participate in opening ceremonies, various Olympic events, and medals will be awarded at closing ceremonies.

Coding Playground

Students will brainstorm, design, and construct fun creations using various programming languages while navigating playful programming challenges.

Week 3: July 15-18
Currently in Grades 4-5 (2018-19 school year)

  • Adventures in Coding
  • Lights, Camera, Action!
  • Robotics using Lego Mindstorm EV3s

Rotation Descriptions

Adventures in Coding

Campers will experience adventures in coding through various robots. Campers will brainstorm and build code to solve hands-on challenges to help them master coding!

Lights, Camera, Action!

Take One - Students will use video and camera features to create short films. Take-Two - Students will use green screen technology to create an award-winning masterpiece.

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 North side of the building. The fee for Camp Innovation 2019 is $100 per student.

Camp Innovation includes:

  • 4 days of camp (Monday-Thursday from 8:00 am - 3:30 pm)
  • Camp 2019 T-Shirt
  • Breakfast and Lunch each day plus snacks

Scholarship Information:​

Partial scholarships will be awarded to students on an as-needed basis. Parents must complete the scholarship request information on the registration form to be considered for a scholarship.

Payment Information

Children coding on an iPadPayments can be made only AFTER your registration is approved. Registrations are approved on a first-come, first-served basis and will be contacted through email.

  • Any registrations over our maximum capacity will be added to the wait-list and contacted via email.
  • Payments can be made online. Instructions will be sent with camp forms via email. (Credit Card or Checking account required for online payments). 

Payments can also be made in person by bringing cash or check to:

District Administrative Annex
1203 W. Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76013
(682) 867-4611

Please do not send cash or check via mail. Please do not send money to school with your student, as campuses are not currently set up as payment locations.

All payments for Camp Innovation 2019 will be due no later than May 20, 2019. Registration will be canceled if payments are not received by end of business on the 20th.


For more information contact:

Susan Anderson
Technology Integration Specialist
sanderson@aisd.net
682-867-7551

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