Technology Summer Camps for Grades 5-9

2019 DigiDudes and TechDivas Technology Programs

A University of Arizona tradition since 2005, the Eller College is again offering summer technology camps for girls and boys in grades 5-9.

The Eller College summer camps follow a business-oriented approach. This means that the camps will not only focus on technical skills, but they will also incorporate other important skills such as teamwork, strategy, presentation, design and more. This fun new take on the camps allows each and every camper's individual talents and preferences to be appreciated and developed, creating a better camp experience for everyone!

If you're looking for a program that will show campers entertaining and hands-on yet practical technology skills and how to apply technology to achieve goals, all while having fun, then look no further than the DigiDudes and TechDivas program!

Camps are for 5th through 9th graders and will take place during each week in June on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson.

The Eller College is home to the top-ranked Department of Management Information Systems. We have developed fun ways for students entering grades 5-9 to explore technology through exercises that appeal to students. During our camps, students are given the opportunity to work with these powerful programs and concepts, and are encouraged to use them in a safe and responsible manner. It is our hope that the technology program helps develops each student’s confidence and knowledge with technology and aids them academically.

Summer Camp Topics

Our grades 5-9 summer technology camp topics this year include:

  • Wilbur's Business Leaders of Tomorrow

  • Computer Safety, Science, and Software 

  • Animation and the Visual Arts

  • Wilma's Wild Tech 

In addition to these topics, the program will also cover important fundamental technological knowledge, including internet protocols, and how to ensure your safety and personal data is kept private.

Summer Camp Cost

Cost is $350 for each week-long camp or all four camps at a discounted price of $1,000.

This cost includes:

  • All materials necessary for the camp

  • Two snacks per day

  • Rewards and prizes

  • Pizza lunch on Friday

Camps Overview

The DigiDudes and TechDivas technology camps focus on building teamwork, problem solving and developing technological skills through fun lessons and hands-on projects.

The age range is approximately grades 5-9. Camp times are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday (with the exception of Camp 1, which will take place Tuesday through Friday).

Learn more about each camp:

The Eller College of Management is a world-renowned entity of the University of Arizona and is consistently one of the top-rated business schools in the country. The introductory week of Eller's 2019 Tech Camp begins with Wilbur's Business Leaders of Tomorrow. This week campers will be introduced to the realm of business and entrepreneurship and will develop their own mock e-commerce site where groups will work together employing what they've learned to earn 'Wilbucks' to be traded in for fun prizes! The focus of this week is to teach campers about the inner workings of their favorite types of businesses while encouraging the application of each topic with fun projects!

As technology grows and evolves, so too does the opportunity to hack today's technological devices. This camp will expose campers to the fundamentals of cyber security and software. This week will also cover all there is to know about the basics of programming. Campers will become masters of their consoles as they learn to code in Python and learn the basics of web development as they are introduced to HTML and CSS. They'll learn the importance of strong design, cyber-security, and internet safety. We will touch on both software and hardware development and campers will also learn the inner workings of a computer as they learn to assemble and dissemble a PC! This week will culminate with a group programming project that employs knowledge of the essential logic they’ve learned throughout the week.

For those wanting to create worlds of their own and often find themselves lost within their own creativity, this week will encompass some of the most intriguing ways that technology can aid and facilitate all forms of art. Campers will capture photos and edit them within Photoshop, be taught the basics of animation with Scratch and Processing, and learn to compose automated synth masterpieces as they're introduced to the concepts behind game development and game design through fun Unity templates. Ultimately, campers will weave together all they've been taught for a culmination game project at the end of the week.

The final week of camp explores ways to use technology like never before. Campers will learn tips, tricks, hacks, and facts in many fields of technology (including, robotics, computing, and communications). Examples include discovering computer vision and sound powered projects by Arduino. Or experimenting with the many projects within the computing power of a Raspberry Pi, such as creating a weather station or building a robot. They will be led through hands on tech projects to develop practical technical skills that they'll couple with their own creativity to take with them for the rest of their careers.


Calendar

Sessions are held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at McClelland Hall on the University of Arizona campus (view map and directions). Some portions of the camp may also be held in the Fred Fox School of Music, located just on the other side of the Speedway Boulevard / Olive Avenue underpass.

Date Camp Technology Program Time
May 28 - May 31, 2019 (4-day week) Camp 1 Wilbur's Business Leaders of Tomorrow 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
June 3 - June 7, 2019 Camp 2 Computer Safety, Science, and Software 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
June 10 - June 14, 2019 Camp 3 Animation and the Visual Arts 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
June 17 - June 21, 2019 Camp 4 Wilma's Wild Tech 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Early drop-off at 7:30 a.m. and late pick up until 5:15 p.m. available!


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