Middle School Coding Bootcamp

This program combines academic courses, interactive labs, and recreational activities to give middle school students a supportive, fun, and enriching summer experience.

Program Highlights

Develop foundational coding skills and gain exposure to a variety of technology fields that are shaping the technology revolution.
Learn concepts fundamental to all programming languages, such as variables, conditionals, booleans, loops, functions, and more.
Build and program a self-driving car that can drive forward, backward, accelerate, follow lines, and avoid obstacles.
Use computer-assisted design (CAD) software to design both functional and stylish parts of the car
Explore digital electronics and physics kinematics circuits, using them to control currents and voltages.
Perform commands on Arduino, an open-source electronics platform, in order to program the robot.
coding together at Thunkable office
Tuition:

Residential Tuition:
$2,798 Tuition will increase to $2,998 on December 1

Commuter Tuition:
$1,998 Tuition will increase to $2,098 on December 1

Dates:

Session 1:
July 2, 2023 July 7, 2023

Session 2:
July 9, 2023 July 14, 2023

Location:

University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, CA

Course Overview

This program is a jam-packed week for middle school students interested in being introduced to the coding and programming fields with real hands-on experience and a comprehensive understanding of the topics. Our middle school program combines academic courses, interactive labs, and recreational activities to give middle school students a supportive, fun, and enriching summer experience. During this program students will design, build, and program a self-driving car with sensors that will follow a painted line. At the end of the program students will race their cars against each other.

Meet your instructor

Courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.

Topics you'll explore

Hands on learning


Students will have the opportunity to engage with highly accomplished specialists in this field. Guest speakers will share their wealth of knowledge and encourage innovative thinking in this area of learning. Hands-on learning is experienced through company visits in and around the incredible Silicon Valley. Outside of course specific studies the students will explore all the Bay Area has to offer! With so much rich history, breathtaking sights, parks and famed landmarks at our fingertips there is something for everyone to discover!

Girls coding at Thunkable offices

Course Structure


There are four 3-hour class sessions over the one-week course. During the week, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Thursday (program check-out is on Friday morning). Wednesday afternoon will be dedicated to additional academic time with possible excursions and/or guest speakers.

ADDITIONAL INFO
The Middle School programs operate separately from Summer Springboard high school programs with separate staff, accommodations, classes, and a more structured environment. For students completing grades 6-8.

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