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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!


Cyber Camps (grades 9-12)

 

 

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 9th-12th grades in the fall of 2018.

Mon. - Fri., June 18-22
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aptos Campus - Room: 2502
Fee: $100
Mon. - Fri., July 16-20
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watsonville Campus - Room: C105
Fee: $100
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iPad Art Camp (ages 9-12)

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We all know that kids love using their iPads, but do they know how to use them to do more than watch movies and play games?

Fire up your child’s creativity and get them using their iPad to make drawings, sketches and paintings. This hands-on camp will introduce your child to the powerful creative tools they have at their fingertips and make true connections to the concepts they’ve learned at school - while having lots of fun in the process!

Students must bring their own iPad. Minimum requirements are an iPad Air (first generation: Released October 2013) Anything released after will be supported.

Prior to camp, parents will need to download three apps which cost approx. $15 total. For more information, visit our Class Resources webpage for full instructions.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 12 students each session.

Mon. - Fri., June 18-22
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1521 - Click HERE for a map of campus

Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
Mon. - Fri., August 6-10
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1521 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
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iPad Creativity Camp (ages 9-12)

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Love animated movies? Create one of your own! Learn to create drawings on your iPad and bring them to life using simple techniques such as timelines and keyframes. You will also learn to add music and text to create your own short film. This camp is full of opportunities to use your creativity and imagination! You’ll learn to create your own 3D character and on the final day you’ll bring all your creation to life in an eBook to share with friends and family.

Students must bring their own iPad. Minimum requirements are an iPad Air (first generation: Released October 2013) Anything released after will be supported.

Prior to camp, parents will need to download four apps which cost approx. $15 total. For more information, visit our Class Resources webpage for full instructions.

REGISTER EARLY! This camp is limited to only 12 students each session.

Mon. - Fri., June 18-22
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 1521
- Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
Mon. - Fri., August 6-10
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 1521 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
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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 CYSI since our first year.

Ages 11-13
Mon. - Fri., July 9-13
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1304 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
plus $15 materials fee at registration for tool kit
Ages 13-15
Mon. - Fri., July 16-20
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 1304 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $210
Register after May 31: $225
plus $15 materials fee at registration for tool kit
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Design and Create with Coding (ages 9-12)

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Implement design and express your creativity through coding! This camp introduces campers to JavaScript coding in a way that’s designed to let students lead their own learning. Students work 1 on 1 with educators to outline ideas, break them down, and learn the concepts necessary to bring them to life. Students learn at their own pace while creating a portfolio of projects that represent all that they’ve learned.

Materials fees include Code Naturally 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.

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

Mon. - Fri., June 18-22
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a map of campus

Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
plus $45 materials fee at registration
Mon. - Fri., June 18-22
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
plus $45 materials fee at registration
register online register online
Mon. - Fri., June 25-29
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
plus $45 materials fee at registration

Mon. - Fri., June 25-29
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
plus $45 materials fee at registration

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Generative Art and Game Design in JavaScript (ages 8-13)

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Code your way to creating your own unique projects. Programming is a process of relaying instructions to a computer to get the outcome you’re looking for. But you can't relay instructions if you don't know what you want it to do! So… plan before you program! Students will learn JavaScript, the planning process, problem solving, troubleshooting skills, as well as tools for collaborating with others.

This is a project-based camp. Students outline ideas for what they'd like to build and work with instructors to learn the concepts necessary to bring their ideas to fruition. 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 a portfolio of work based on their own unique and creative ideas.

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

Ages 8-10
Mon. - Fri., July 9-13
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
plus $45 materials fee at registration
Ages 11-13
Mon. - Fri., July 9-13
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
plus $45 materials fee at registration
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Girls Code! Generative Art and Game Design in JavaScript (ages 8-13)

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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, as girls learn to code their way to creating their own unique projects.

Programming is a process of relaying instructions to a computer to get the outcome you’re looking for. But you can't relay instructions if you don't know what you want it to do! So… plan before you program! Students will learn JavaScript, the planning process, problem solving, troubleshooting skills, as well as tools for collaborating with others.

This is a project-based camp. Students outline ideas for what they'd like to build and work with instructors to learn the concepts necessary to bring their ideas to fruition. 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 a portfolio of work based on their own unique and creative ideas.

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

Ages 8-10
Mon. - Fri., July 23-27
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
plus $45 materials fee at registration
Ages 11-13
Mon. - Fri., July 23-27
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 2502 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
plus $45 materials fee at registration
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Video Game Design 1.0 (ages 9-12)

 

 

 

Join Ashkan, a UCSC student pursuing a degree in Computer Science & Video Game Design, for this class held in Cabrillo’s state-of-the-art STEM Center to make the transition from playing video games to designing your own! Students will learn different skills and theories to conceptualize, develop prototypes, create, and tune a single level in one particular genre. In order to ensure that it is accessible to all levels of computer programming expertise, we will be sticking to the side scrolling genre, and helping students to focus on creating experience at their own level of development.

Familiarity with an editing tool like Tiled is recommended but not required.

AmirAshkan Nourkhalaj - see bio below

COMING SOON!
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 829
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $235
Register after May 31: $250
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration
COMING SOON!
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 829
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $235
Register after May 31: $250
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration
register online register online

 

 

Video Game Design 1.5 (ages 13-17)

 

 

Get ready to level up with Video Game Design 1.5! Join Ashkan, a UCSC student pursuing a degree in Computer Science & Video Game Design, for this class held in Cabrillo’s state-of-the-art STEM Center. Learn what games like Mario, Megaman, Super Meatboy, and Sonic The Hedgehog all have in common. They are all platformers! Video Game Design 1.5 will take students through the challenging, yet rewarding journey to develop a unique platformer. The class will draw upon the skills learned in Video Game Design 1.0 and teach students new skills in mechanics, dynamics, and aesthetics.

Having some proficiency in the software GameMaker by Yoyo Games is highly encouraged, but not essential.

AmirAshkan Nourkhalaj is a student at UCSC pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Video Game Design. He has been a gamer since early childhood and has tutored adults and kids. Intrigued by the science and art behind video games he has studied psychology, engineering, computer programming and game design to understand the psyche of the players. He uses game mechanics as metaphors and video games as the most interactive storytelling medium.

COMING SOON!
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 829
Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $235
Register after May 31: $250
Plus $10 material fee payable at registration
 
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