Rutgers Tech Camps

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Rutgers Summer Tech Camps

In Partnership with Fleming Tech Camps


Calling all creative kids entering grades 4-10:

Join us for a summer journey of learning, discovering, problem-solving, and playing with technology - from 3D game design to robotics and digital videos to web design!

Learn to code, create video games, explore virtual reality, build websites, make amazing Minecraft worlds, and so much more at Rutgers Tech Camps.


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5 Reasons to Choose Rutgers Tech Camps


  1. Our 21st century S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) summer camp programs focus on giving kids the tools they need to lead successful lives in the digital age. We will engage your child's creativity and problem solving abilities, while teaching them technology skills that will last a lifetime.

  2. Your child will gain hands-on experience with computers, robots, and other cool tools that encourage an interest in science, technology, computing, and engineering.

  3. Each week of camp features unique and specialized technology topics to choose from, led by expert instructors who will guide campers through a journey of learning, discovering, creating, and playing with cutting-edge tech!

  4. While our focus is on tech, we also believe in the importance of fresh air and exercise for kids. Campers participate in fun outdoor activities each day.

  5. Convenience! Our camp location on Rutgers' George H. Cook campus in New Brunswick is easily accessible from U.S. Route 1, the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Garden State Parkway. Plus, we offer the option for an extended camp day with late pick up at 5:25pm.



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2019 Tech Camp Schedule


Browse the 2019 Tech Camp schedule below to see last summer's offerings, and join our mailing list to receive the latest updates on camps for 2020!



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WEEK 1: JUNE 24-28

Virtual Reality: Designing 3D Worlds

Discover how to navigate through virtual space and design your own virtual objects!

Grade for Fall 2019: 4-10



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Have you ever imagined actually having the ability to walk in the shoes of your favorite character from a movie or video game? Have you ever wanted to walk on an alien planet, or fly above the clouds like a bird? With virtual reality (VR), you can do all of this and more.


In this camp, the adventurous and courageous will explore VR and dive into this amazing immersive experience. Explore strange new worlds, learn how to navigate through virtual space, and even design your own virtual objects.


Camper Goals:

  • Learn the difference between mobile VR, home/work VR, and augmented reality
  • Understand the role of VR in industry and what is possible with VR
  • Navigate 3D space
  • Build 3D objects in VR
  • Design in 3D using SketchUp
  • Explore Minecraft VR

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SOLD OUT

WEEK 2: JULY 8-12

3D Game Design – Featuring Portal 2 and Fortnite

If you like 3D-based video games, this camp is for you!

Grade for Fall 2019: 4-10


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Portal 2 is a puzzle-platform style game that challenges you to use your wits to solve complex problems. Fortnite is a fast paced E-Sports adventure game and one of the most popular games on the market today.


At camp, you'll compete in daily Fortnite battles and use the game as inspiration to design your own 3D adventures. To build your adventure, you will use 3D game engine design tools and Portal 2 to create an adventure that features intricate labyrinths, puzzles, and traps.


All skill levels are welcome.


Camper Goals:

  • Explore and build 3D game worlds, puzzles, and problems
  • Gain familiarity with Portal 2 game design tools and 3D design principles
  • Build a Rube Goldberg Machine (RGM)
  • Build a Parkour (Jumping and Falling) Map

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WEEK 3: JULY 15-19

Web Design 101

Learn the fundamentals of web design and create your very own website!

Grade for Fall 2019: 4-10



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The focus of this camp is HTML development and graphic design. Our expert camp leaders will provide design and development instruction for beginner, intermediate, and advanced campers. Individuals with prior experience can jump right in and start working on their projects. For beginners, no experience is necessary since you will be guided step-by-step through the creative process.


Camper Goals:

  • Gain familiarity with basic and intermediate HTML
  • Gain confidence working in Dreamweaver
  • Create graphic designs, tables, and columns
  • Create a website and add content

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SOLD OUT

WEEK 4: JULY 22-26

Game Design 101

Calling all future game developers: bring your video game ideas to life!

Grade for Fall 2019: 4-10


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Learn the ins-and-outs of how video games are designed and produced. Campers will use a number of software design tools to create Mario-like, platform-style video games.


Highlights include informational lectures, as well as the use of a hands-on game design lab where campers design, customize, construct, and test their creations.


Camper Goals:

  • Learn 2D Game Design principles
  • Review platform gaming
  • Develop Mario-like game worlds via Flash and XML-based tools
  • Build HTML5-base game worlds with Game Froot

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WEEK 5: JULY 29 - AUGUST 2

3D Printing and Sim City

Design 3D buildings and objects and explore Sim City!

Grade for Fall 2019: 4-10



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Dream it. Design it. Create it! This camp will introduce you to the basics of 3D design and architecture, with a focus on designing 3D buildings and objects. Discover cutting-edge technology as you learn and navigate 3D design software. Then, work together as a team of innovators to engineer cool three-dimensional cityscapes and other objects, devices, or gadgets. When not creating 3D worlds, explore city planning and development with Sim City.


No prior experience is necessary. All skill levels are welcome.


Camper Goals:

  • Learn about 3D art and modeling with SketchUp
  • Create dynamic and interesting 3D images
  • Build a 3D name tag to print
  • Design and build an invention, a futuristic vehicle, or self portrait and print on 3D Printer
  • Work in Sim City 4 and build a large-scale city

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NO CAMPS OFFERED AUGUST 5 - 9








WEEK 6: AUGUST 12-16

Digital Video: YouTube and Twitch

Calling all aspiring video producers! Learn how to be a star on YouTube and Twitch.

Grade for Fall 2019: 4-10



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Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a YouTuber or Twitch video producer? Learn the ins-and-outs of producing video content that is appropriate for showcasing on YouTube and Twitch. Create videos such as Let's Play, package openings, pop culture reviews, and interviews. Learn how to shoot and capture video, as well as develop editorial copy and edit your work.


Camper Goals:

  • Learn how to make films for YouTube and Twitch
  • Review principles of film making
  • Learn how to create a storyboard
  • Review the use of Go Pro camera and other video equipment
  • Learn the basics of filming and producing
  • Learn how to use video editing software
  • Discuss the etiquette of YouTube and Twitch

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WEEK 7: AUGUST 19-23

Robotics 101

Design and build a robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®!

Grade for Fall 2019: 4-10



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Explore the exciting world of Robotics! Program your robot to perform project-oriented tasks and challenges.


For novices, start with the basics of construction and programming. For the more experienced, develop sophisticated programming and engineering skills.


No prior experience with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® necessary. All skill levels welcome.


Camper Goals:

  • Learn to design and construct interactive, unique MINDSTORMS® robots
  • Learn to write code and program a robot using a "block" coding system powered by LEGO® MINDSTORMS®
  • Work on progressively more difficult challenges to increase your engineering and programming skills

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Tech Camp Details



CAMP TIMES

All camps run Monday-Friday.

  • Camp Activities: 9:00am - 4:00pm daily

    • Drop Off: 8:45am - 9:00am

    • Pick Up: 4:00pm - 4:15pm

    • Late Pick Up Option: 5:25pm

Campers spend approximately 3/4 of the day engaged with indoor tech projects. The rest of the day is spent participating in fun outdoor camp activities.


CAMP REGISTRATION FEES

  • Standard Fee: TBD

  • Multiple Child Discounted Rate: TBD

  • Multiple Camp Discounted Rate: TBD

  • Rutgers Faculty/Staff/Alumni Discounted Rate: TBD

Please note that we are unable to refund registration fees.


CAMP LOCATION

All camps will be held at the Lipman Learning Center, 71 Lipman Dr., New Brunswick, NJ 08901 on the George H. Cook Campus at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Parents can drop off their camper(s) directly in front of the building.


LUNCH & SNACKS

Campers should bring their own lunch and snacks to camp each day.


HOW TO REGISTER

STEP 1: Download the instructions (see link below), then click the Register Online button (see button below).

STEP 2: Complete the online permission forms FIRST.

STEP 3: After submitting the permission forms, use the link provided to access our online registration portal.

STEP 4: Follow the instructions to create your own account, then create "member" accounts for your child(ren).

STEP 5: Choose your camp fee, then confirm camp selection on the "register for workshops" page. Repeat this step for additional camps or additional children.

STEP 6: Review your selections, then check out to be taken to our secure online payment portal.


Need assistance with registration or payment? No problem! Simply fill out the online permission forms, then call our friendly registrars between 8am-4pm (EST) at 848-932-9271, option 2. They are happy to complete the registration or payment process for you!



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