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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 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 2018.

Mon. - Fri., June 18-22
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Aptos Campus - Room: 828
Fee: No fee for this camp
Mon. - Fri., July 16-20
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Watsonville Campus - Room: C105
Fee: No fee for this camp
register online register online

 

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now (ages 7-12)

 

 

 

 

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.

Alicia Bierson received her B.S in Earth Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2013, and her M.A. in Teaching from USC in 2015. When not teaching, Alicia's most likely found collecting interesting rocks or digging up dinosaur bones.

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 7-9
June 18-22
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 515 - click HERE for a map of campus

Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
Plus $25 fee
at registration

Session 2: Ages 7-9
Mon. – Fri., June 18-22
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 515 - click HERE for a map of campus

Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
Plus $25 fee at registration

Session 3: Ages 10-12
Mon. – Fri., July 23-27
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 515 - click HERE for a map of campus

Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
Plus $25 fee at registration
  register online register online

 

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.

Mon. - Fri., June 18-22 - CAMP CANCELLED
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 - CAMP CANCELLED
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
   

 

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.

Mon. - Fri., June 18-22 - CAMP CANCELLED
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 - CAMP CANCELLED
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 1521 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
   

 

 

Design and Create with Coding (ages 9-12)

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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

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  
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

register online register online

 

3D Printing Inventors Camp - (ages 8-10)

3d printer kid

Bubble blowers, bubble-ology, stomp rockets, digital fabrication, and creativity! We’ll use the amazing tools in the all-new Makerspace to design and produce a bubble blower, mix your own bubble formula, and make a 3D printed stomp-rocket.

Learn the basics of Tinkercad and 3D design to make and print your own creation. Students will have their own Tinkercad account to practice at home. Come ready to learn, create, and fabricate! 

Steve Seffinger has a Master’s Degree is Education Technology and Education Administration, he has been an elementary school teacher for 3rd through 6th grade for over 30 years, and he loves teaching coding, LEGO robotics and 3D Printing. 

 

Mon.- Fri., July 23 – 27
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Room: 2502 -
NEW ROOM!
Click HERE for a map of campus, click on the buildings to see room numbers.
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
Plus $20 fee at registration

register online  

 

 

Create Your Own Chess Set (ages 8-10)


Design and fabricate a chess set in the new Cabrillo Makerspace and Fab Lab. Learn the fundamentals of Tinkercad and 3D printing, including the board and all the pieces. Make a knight riding a dragon or a rook that looks like a castle. For beginners, the basics of chess will be taught at the end of the week. If you are experienced you will have the chance to play with your own designer set!

Steve Seffinger has a Master’s Degree is Education Technology and Education Administration, he has been an elementary school teacher for 3rd through 6th grade for over 30 years, and he loves teaching coding, LEGO robotics and 3D Printing. 

Mon.- Fri., July 23 – 27
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Room: 2502 - NEW ROOM!
Click HERE for a map of campus, clock on the buildings to see room numbers.
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
Plus $20 fee at registration

register online  


 

Make Your First Video Game! (ages 8-14)

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If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind class that shows the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. 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 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 $15 conversion fee.  

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

Alicia Bierson received her B.S in Earth Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2013, and her M.A. in Teaching from USC in 2015. When not teaching, Alicia's most likely found collecting interesting rocks or digging up dinosaur bones.

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 8-10 -
Mon. – Fri., June 25-29

9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 515 - Click HERE for a map of campus

Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
Session 2: Ages 11-14
Mon. – Fri., June 25-29

1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 515 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
register online

 

 

ROBLOX® Makers - Coders - Entrepreneurs! (ages 8-14)

 

 

 

 

Discover how to code in the Lua language while playing and designing worlds in ROBLOX®, an online universe where you can create anything you dream of. This new camp combines game design concepts, coding, and fun! Young entrepreneurs will also learn how to navigate Roblox’s fast growing marketplace to publish their games.

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.

Alicia Bierson received her B.S in Earth Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2013, and her M.A. in Teaching from USC in 2015. When not teaching, Alicia's most likely found collecting interesting rocks or digging up dinosaur bones.

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 8-10
Mon. – Fri., July 7-13

9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 515 - Click HERE for a map of campus

Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
Session 2: Ages 11-14
Mon. – Fri., July 7-13

1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 515 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
register online register online

 

 

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

 

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.

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

Ages 8-10
Mon. - Fri., July 9-13
CANCELLED
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
  register online

 

 

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

 

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.

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

Ages 8-10
Mon. - Fri., July 23-27
9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 1097 -
NEW ROOM!
This room is behind the library.
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus,
click on buildings to see room numbers.
Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
plus $45 materials fee at registration

Ages 11-13
Mon. - Fri., July 23-27
CANCELLED
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 1097
This room is behind the library.
Click HERE for an interactive map of campus,
click on buildings to see room numbers.

Register before May 31: $195
Register after May 31: $210
plus $45 materials fee at registration
register online  

 

 

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: 2501
NEW ROOM!
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: 2501 NEW ROOM!
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
register online register online

 

Minecraft© Designers (ages 8-14)

 

 

If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this camp is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends.

To access their project at home, students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software.

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

Alicia Bierson received her B.S in Earth Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2013, and her M.A. in Teaching from USC in 2015. When not teaching, Alicia's most likely found collecting interesting rocks or digging up dinosaur bones.

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

Ages 8-10 CANCELLED
Mon. - Fri., July 16-20
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 515 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
Ages 11-14
Mon. - Fri., July 16-20
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 515 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240

  register online

Program Your Robot! (ages 8-12)

 

 

Learn to program a robot with your team to overcome daily class challenges using visual and text based programming. You will see firsthand how your program translates into action as you attempt to control your robot sensors and maneuver around obstacles. With a teammate, you will apply different coding concepts while using the scientific method to formulate, observe, experiment, test, and modify your robot.

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

Alicia Bierson received her B.S in Earth Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2013, and her M.A. in Teaching from USC in 2015. When not teaching, Alicia's most likely found collecting interesting rocks or digging up dinosaur bones.

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 23-27 - CAMP CANCELLED
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 516 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $245
Register after May 31: $260

register online  

 

 

App Attack! Mobile App Design (ages 8-14)

 

 

Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app & game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. <pstyle:cdb>Student-created apps will be accessible on a secure website and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class.

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/

Ages 11-14 CANCELLED
Mon. - Fri., July 23-27
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 515 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $235
Register after May 31: $250
Ages 8-14
Mon. - Fri., July 23-27
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 515 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $235
Register after May 31: $250

  register online

 

 

Make Your First 3D Video Game! (ages 8-14)

 

 

 

 

Go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling.

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.

Alicia Bierson received her B.S in Earth Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2013, and her M.A. in Teaching from USC in 2015. When not teaching, Alicia's most likely found collecting interesting rocks or digging up dinosaur bones.

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 8-10
Mon. – Fri., July 30-August 3

9:00 am - 12:00 Noon
Room: 515 - Click HERE for a map of campus

Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
Session 2: Ages 11-14
Mon. – Fri., July 30-August 3

1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 515 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
register online register online

 

Minecraft© Modders(ages 8-14)

 

 

Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft.

Student projects will be available on a password protected website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible.

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

Alicia Bierson received her B.S in Earth Sciences from the University of Chicago in 2013, and her M.A. in Teaching from USC in 2015. When not teaching, Alicia's most likely found collecting interesting rocks or digging up dinosaur bones.

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

 

Ages 8-10
Mon. - Fri., August 6-10
9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Room: 515 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240
Ages 11-14
Mon. - Fri., August 6-10
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 515 - Click HERE for a map of campus
Register before May 31: $225
Register after May 31: $240

register online register online

 

 

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
 
register online  



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