2010 Camps

Date Camp Type Location
June 7-11 Girls RoboCamp UNT - Denton
June 14-18 Boys RoboCamp UNT - Denton
June 14-18 RoboCamp Jumpstart* Carrollton / Farmers Branch ISD
June 21-25 Xbox Camp (co-ed) UNT - Denton
June 28 - July 2 Xbox Camp (co-ed) UNT - Denton
June 28 - July 2 RoboCamp Jumpstart* Lake Dallas ISD
July 5-9 Girls RoboCamp UNT - Denton
July 12-16 Boys RoboCamp UNT - Denton
July 19-23 Xbox Camp (co-ed) UNT - Denton
July 19-23 RoboCamp Jumpstart* Krum ISD

RoboCamp

The RoboCamp summer robotics camp is a one-week day camp that will engage middle and high school studen ts in team, project-oriented activities that utilize laptops and the SumoBot Robot (Produced by Parallax Inc. - www.parallax.com). Activities include creatively programming the robots to draw different shapes and imagery or performing music and dance routines, as well as Sumo competitions. The design of the project activities encourages team exploration as well as independent operations.

Xbox Game Programming Camp

The Xbox game programming camp is a one-week day camp that will engage middle and high school students in team, project-oriented activities that utilize laptops, XNA Framework (which is provided by Microsoft), an d Xbox 360 gaming consoles. Students will learn coding and programming principles and develop an understan ding of the role of physics and mathematics in game design. Students will have the opportunity to "play" t he games and therefore to see the results of their programming.

Robocamp Jumpstart

Robocamp Jumpstart camps are for 7th and 8th grade girls in the selected ISD's only. Registration will be conducted through the teachers in that ISD and not via the Robocamp web site. The Robocamp Jumpstart program is a pilot program with two goals: 1. to extend the Robocamp program into lower grades, and 2. to broaden the reach of the Robocamp program by enlisting local teachers as camp leaders and offering camps locally at the school district level in the DFW metroplex and beyond.

We are also participating in this year's UNT Grandparents University. This camp is a two day experience fo r ages 7-12 plus a grandparent. Please visit http://call.unt.edu/lifelonglearning and click on Grandparent 's University for more information. We will not be registering for this event on the Robocamp website. It is being hosted by a different department at UNT, we are just providing some of the activities.

We will also be hosting three Robocamp Jumpstart camps for 7th and 8th grade girls at three area schools (locations TBA). These camps will be administered by the chosen schools, including registration. If you are a teacher interested in hosting one of the camps, please contact David Keathly at david.keathly@unt.edu for more information. Teachers will receive training, stipend, and UNT student assistance to operate their own Robocamp program at their school. We will announce the schools chosen on our website in early May, but registration procedures and criteria will be determined and administered by the schools themselves. Teacher training will be in May.