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Cabrillo Youth Computer & Technology Camps

We emphasize small class sizes so space is limited in each camp. Register Early!

Questions about classes or registration? Call (831) 479-6331. Interested in a scholarship? Click here for more information.

For a calendar of all Summer Youth Programs: Click here!


Make Your Own Movies! Storytelling with Digital Media (ages 9-12 & 13-15)


Kids love to read stories and watch movies, but they also love to invent their own own characters, tell their own stories, and make their own movies! This camp opens the door for students to use their imagination to develop colorful characters, create unique stories, and make their own movie magic using digital production tools! They will learn basic set design, story development, lighting, sound, and editing.

Using Stop Motion Studio, a movie making app, students will make a stop motion video using characters they love. We will explore claymation, creating original music with GarageBand, creating spiffy graphics with Adobe Spark, and learning to edit short videos with iMovie. Spend a week making movie magic and go home with skills to continue your digital media storytelling!

Each student will go home with a thumb drive with their completed digital projects and their custom made clay characters!

Wendy Milette, MFA, is a GATE mentor and Hi-Tech Innovation Lab Director at Pacific Elementary School, and the Director of Media Arts Education for the MY HERO Project, a globally connected learning community. To learn more go to myhero.com. She has been working with youth for over 30 years. Wendy lives in Davenport with her husband Chris and their cat, Tink.

Session 1: Ages 13-15
Mon. – Fri., July 8-12
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Room: VAPA 2021 - Click HERE for campus maps

Register before May 30: $225
Register after May 30: $240
Plus $10 materials fee at registration

Session 2: Ages 9-12
Mon. – Fri., July 22-26
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2021 - Click HERE for campus maps

Register before May 30: $225
Register after May 30: $240
Plus $10 materials fee at registration

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Python Programmers  (ages 9-12 & 13-15)


Want to learn the world’s fasted growing programming language, favored by Google, NASA, YouTube, and the CIA? Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with the fun content you create from start to finish!

Student-created games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the week.

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Black Rocket for these camps this summer. For more information please go to https://blackrocket.com/

Session 1: Ages 9-12
Mon. – Fri., July 15-19
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps.

Register before May 30: $225
Register after May 30: $240

Session 2: Ages 13-15
Mon. – Fri., June 17-21
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room: 516 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps.

Register before May 30: $225
Register after May 30: $240

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A Real Introduction to Programming (ages 9-12)


Implement design and express your creativity through coding! This camp introduces the JavaScript language in a way that is designed to let students lead their own learning and allows them to learn programming concepts that are fundamental in computer science.

Students learn at their own pace while creating a portfolio of projects that represent all they’ve learned and created through true programming with JavaScript. Students work one on one with educators to outline ideas, break them down, and learn the concepts necessary to bring them to life.

Materials fees include worksheets and guides to help students work independently, and a full year of access to the Code Naturally app to help them keep coding!  Handbook included.

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Code Naturally this summer. For more information please go to https://codenaturally.com/

Session 1:
Mon. – Fri., June 17-21
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2021 - Click HERE for campus maps

Register before May 30: $195
Register after May 30: $210
Plus $45 materials fee at registration

Session 2:
Mon. – Fri., July 8-12
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps

Register before May 30: $195
Register after May 30: $210
Plus $45 materials fee at registration

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Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 9-15)

 

 

 

 

Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting edge class, you will learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created.

VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset after class, students need access to an Android or Apple mobile device.

Students will work in pairs or teams and VR projects will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family.

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Black Rocket for these camps this summer. For more information please go to https://blackrocket.com/

Session 1: Ages 9-12
Mon. – Fri., June 17-21
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps.

Register before May 30: $225
Register after May 30: $240
Plus $20 fee at registration

Session 2: Ages 13-15
Mon. – Fri., July 8-12
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room: 516 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps.

Register before May 30: $225
Register after May 30: $240
Plus $20 fee at registration

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3D Game Labs with Unity (ages 13-15)


Are you an aspiring game designer, ready to take your skills to the next level? Using Unity, an industry-grade design software, students will learn level editing, 3D modeling, impactful gameplay creation, as well as how to utilize scripts and variables.

Student created games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs of teams for most of the program.

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Black Rocket for these camps this summer. For more information please go to https://blackrocket.com/

Mon. – Fri., June 24-28
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps.

Register before May 30: $225
Register after May 30: $240

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ROBLOX® Makers! (ages 9-12)

 

 

 

 

Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world Roblox® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design.

Student-created games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the week.

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Black Rocket for these camps this summer. For more information please go to https://blackrocket.com/

Mon. – Fri., June 24-28
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps.

Register before May 30: $225
Register after May 30: $240
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Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling (ages 9-12)


Watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in this unique course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Start with a concept, design the characters, and choose not just one ending, but many! Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Student-created games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the week.

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Black Rocket for these camps this summer. For more information please go to https://blackrocket.com/

Mon. – Fri., July 8-12
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps.

Register before May 30: $225
Register after May 30: $240

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Video Game Animation (ages 9-12)


Take your game design skills in GameMaker, an industry-grade software, to the next level by creating and animation your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds. Start with a name, then develop the character’s personality, signature moves, and special powers. Add in a storyline, and you’ve got a fully animated character to be used in your very own game.

Student-created games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the week.

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Black Rocket for these camps this summer. For more information please go to https://blackrocket.com/

Mon. – Fri., July 15-19
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps.

Register before May 30: $225
Register after May 30: $240

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2D Game Labs with GameMaker (ages 9-12)


Learn the basics of game design in this one-of-a-kind class that shows the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game using GameMaker, an industry-grade software. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary! Just come with you ideas and a desire to have fun

Student created games will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers; Mac versions can be created after the camp for a $15 conversion fee.  

Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the week.

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Black Rocket for these camps this summer. For more information please go to https://blackrocket.com/

Mon. – Fri., July 22-26
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps.

Register before May 30: $225
Register after May 30: $240


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App.IO: Make Your First Multiplayer App! (ages 9-12 & 13-15)


Become a creator of the hottest new apps: IO apps! In this class, explore .IO applications like Agar.io or Slither.io, learn to code your own app, and design your own multiplayer experience. Throughout, students will be using a specialized app & game development tool and explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps.

Student-created apps will be accessible on a password protected, private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores is not included. Students do not need to own a smartphone to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Black Rocket for these camps this summer. For more information please go to https://blackrocket.com/

Session 1: Ages 9-12
Mon. – Fri., July 29 - August 2
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps.

Register before May 30: $225
Register after May 30: $240
Session 2: Ages 13-15
Mon. – Fri., July 29 - August 2
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps.
Register before May 30: $225
Register after May 30: $240
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Generative Art and Web Apps in JavaScript (ages 13-15)

 

JavaScript is among the top 3 most popular coding languages worldwide and you can learn it too!  At our camp, you’ll learn to see math differently by making your computer do it for you. Write algorithms to create stunning works of art that would be near impossible by hand. As you develop your skills move on to building real-world application that you can actually use at home and share with friends. Students will learn JavaScript, the planning process, problem solving, troubleshooting skills, as well as tools for collaborating with others.

Students learn to write JavaScript within the Code Naturally web app and get their own account with a full year of access so they can continue coding from home both during and after the camp. Each student will create a portfolio of work based on their own unique and creative ideas.

Material fees include worksheets and guides to help focus their learning, and a full year of access to the Code Naturally app to help them keep coding! Handbook included.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 15 students each session.

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Code Naturally this summer. For more information please go to https://codenaturally.com/

Mon. - Fri., July 22-26
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: VAPA 2021 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps.
Register before May 30: $195
Register after May 30: $210
plus $45 materials fee at registration

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Girls Code! Generative Art and Game Design in JavaScript (ages 9-12 & 13-15)

 

In general, female and male students perform equally well in mathematics and science on standardized tests, although women remain underrepresented in the science and engineering workforce. Girls Code Camp aims to help change that by teaching girls to code their own unique projects with JavaScript. We want to teach girls to code in an environment that makes them feel encouraged and motivated to pursue computer science in the future.

This project-based camp allows students to outline ideas for what they’d like to build and work with instructors to learn the concepts necessary to bring those ideas to life, or the internet. Students learn to write JavaScript within the Code Naturally web app and get their own account so they can continue coding from home during the camp. Each student will create their first portfolio of programming work based on their own unique and creative ideas.

Materials fee include worksheets and guides and a full year of access to the Code Naturally app to help them keep coding! Handbook included.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 15 students each session.

Cabrillo Extension is proud to partner with Code Naturally this summer. For more information please go to https://codenaturally.com/

Ages 9-12
Mon. - Fri., June 24-28
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: VAPA 2021 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps
Register before May 30: $195
Register after May 30: $210
plus $45 materials fee at registration

Ages 13-15
Mon. - Fri., July 15-19

1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2021 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps
Register before May 30: $195
Register after May 30: $210
plus $45 materials fee at registration
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Explore Computer Building (ages 11-15)

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In this one week camp students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience disassembling and then reassembling a computer. Each student will take apart and re-build a computer system from beginning to end, learning all major and necessary component names and the functions of these components. Students will disassemble the computer to the smallest component, format/erase a disk , load and configure the operating system, and other tasks associated with getting a computer "user ready".

This is an in-depth look at all components of a computer system along with the necessary software. Students will finish the class with the pride and confidence of being able to build their own new computer! Students with an aptitude for discovery and inquiry, and who like hands-on problem solving, will enjoy this full week experience!

Steve Hardin has owned a small computer business (A+ Computer Repair) for over 10 years and has experience teaching different age groups in a variety of settings. He is an instructor in the Cabrillo Construction and Energy Management Department and has taught with our Summer Youth Program since 2012.

Ages 11-13
Mon. - Fri., July 8-12
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1304 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps.
Register before May 30: $210
Register after May 30: $225
plus $15 materials fee at registration for tool kit
Ages 13-15
Mon. - Fri., July 15-19
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1304 - Click HERE for a list of campus maps.
Register before May 30: $210
Register after May 30: $225
plus $15 materials fee at registration for tool kit
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Cyber Camps (grades 6-12)

 

 

Are you a middle or high school student with an interest in cybersecurity and computers? Would you like to learn more about securing networks and hardening Operating Systems? The Air Force Association’s Cyber Camp is the perfect first step towards learning more about cybersecurity.

The week-long Cyber Camps will teach students important skills in cybersafety and cybersecurity principles that are relevant and applicable to everyday life and will prepare them for the National Defense competition. The final day of the five-day camp serves as a day of mini competition.

This is a special grant-fund assisted opportunity for high school aged youth to learn about this exciting new field. Scholarships are available. To apply or for more information, please visit the Cabrillo CyberPatroit Youth Program website: https://www.cabrillo.edu/academics/cis/cyberpatriot.html

Required: Students should have basic computer skills and must not have graduated from high school by the time of camp. Students must be entering the 6th-12th grades in the fall of 2019.

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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aptos Campus - Room: 828
Fee: No fee for this camp
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watsonville Campus - Room: C105
Fee: No fee for this camp
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