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Thank you for considering sending your child to our Engineering Expectations summer programs! We strive to provide the best possible experience for your child during their time at Engineering Expectations. In order to ensure a quality experience, we have created a variety of different programs that are suited for appropriate ages and maturity levels. If you are interested in your child learning about a specific engineering discipline, please review our Engineering Camps by Discipline Chart.

Please note: You must register by 5:00 p.m. the Wednesday before your program is to begin. Prices, content, dates, and times are subject to change without notice. Payment Plans are available for these programs.

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Ages 10-13:

Ages 14-17:


Ages 10-13


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Explore the world of computer programming with the Raspberry Pi - a low cost, credit-card sized computer that plugs into a computer monitor or TV and uses a standard keyboard and mouse. It is a capable little device that enables people of all ages to explore computing and to learn how to program in languages like Scratch and Python. The Raspberry Pi can interact with the outside world and has been used in a wide array of digital maker projects. During this camp, you will work with computer scientists to build a raspberry pi computer and design multiple small projects that utilize it. On the final day of camp there will be a project showcase for parents and you will take your Raspberry Pi home with you.

Activities: Create your own computer game in Scratch, program a song using Sonic Pi, and make your very own website with your Raspberry Pi.

Highlight: Take the knowledge you’ve gained along with your Raspberry Pi and electronic kit home after your parent presentation to continue the programming fun at home!

Girls on computer coding

Program Dates and Tuition

Program Dates and Tuition
Summer 2020 Dates: July 6 - 10, 2020
Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $435
Ages: 10-13
Gender: Co-ed
Click here to apply.

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Explore the world of computer programming with the Arduino - an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino senses the environment by receiving inputs from many sensors and affects its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. No previous experience is required as you will learn the basics of C/C++ coding and circuit construction. Learn how to control electrical components such as LEDs, resistors, motors, and LCD screens with your Arduino. On the final day of camp, there will be a project showcase for parents, and you will take your Arduino home with you.

Activities: Program your Arduino to display LCD messages and mix colors with LEDs.

Highlight: Take your Arduino and electronic kit home after your parent presentation to continue the programming and electronics projects at home!

Boy working on project

Program Dates and Tuition

Program Dates and Tuition
Summer 2020 Dates:

June 29 - July 2, 2020 (*4 Day Camp)

Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition: $405 ($90 of the program cost covers the Arduino Kits)
Ages: 10-13
Gender: Co-ed
Click here to apply.

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Explore the world of robotics using Lego Mindstorms. You and a partner will work with computer scientists to build your robot on the first day. Then you will learn computer programming skills that will allow you to control your robot to drive in specific shapes and patterns. Continue expanding your programming knowledge by learning more advanced commands that will allow you to program your robot to navigate mazes, explore the world autonomously, and even battle other robots. Learn how to use sensors to create an even smarter robot. Compete in some friendly competitions throughout the camp. Make a drag racing robot, program your robot to follow a flashlight, and shoot a basketball. On the final day of camp, you and your partner will demonstrate your robot in a parent presentation.

Activities: Create an autonomous robot that explores the world using a touch sensor, program your robot to follow a line using a color sensor, and complete our navigation challenges.

Highlight: Build your own “battle bot” and participate in our battle robot round robin competition.

Boy working on robot project

Program Dates and Tuition

Program Dates and Tuition
Summer 2020 Dates: July 27 - 31, 2020
Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Ages: 10-13
Tuition: $395
Gender: Co-ed
Click here to apply.


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Are you looking to develop your programming skills? Join us this summer as we explore the fundamentals of an in-demand coding language in our Playing with Python summer camp! No previous coding experience is required as you will start with the basics of project-oriented programming with Python. Learn how to store and manipulate data. Code functions to draw shapes. Design interactive games, like "Magic 8 Ball" and “Hangman."

On the final day of camp, there will be a project showcase for parents. Students will receive flash drives to take home project files after parent presentations. 

Activities: Draw shapes and patterns with Turtle

Highlight: Learn the fundamentals of Python programming.

Boy on computer

Program Dates and Tuition

Program Dates and Tuition
Summer 2020 Dates:

June 15 - 19, 2020

Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition:

$385

Ages: 14-17
Gender: Co-ed
Click here to apply.

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Coding skills are becoming more critical in the 21st century. Our Joys of Java camp will help take your skills to the next level. No previous coding experience is required as you will start with the basics of project-oriented programming with Java. Explore how computer scientists encrypt data with modern cybersecurity techniques. Learn about artificial intelligence and create interactive games.

Activities: Create your own game with scoring system.

Highlight: Learn the fundamentals of Java programming. .

Boy on computer

Program Dates and Tuition

Program Dates and Tuition
Summer 2020 Dates:

June 22 - 26, 2020

Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition:

$385

Ages: 14-17
Gender: Co-ed
Click here to apply.

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Are you ready to create your own video game? Enhance both your coding and design skills in our NEW Animated Gaming Development camp this summer! Start by learning the basics of interactive game design through analyzing the program structure of games such as, “Pac-Man” and “Snake”. Use your creativity while making graphics for your backgrounds and sprites. Learn how to program movements, calculate scores, transition screens, and more. Students will be using the user-friendly Python programming environment with the PyGame library to create their animated games.

On the final day of camp, there will be a project showcase for parents. Students will receive flash drives to take home project files after parent presentations.

It is recommended that you have previous programming experience or have attended at least one of our computer science summer/weekend programs.

Activities: Create functions and data structures to control the motion or your graphics.

Highlight: Learn the fundamentals of aminated game design.

Girl on computer

Program Dates and Tuition

Program Dates and Tuition
Summer 2020 Dates:

July 20 - 24, 2020

Time:
8:30am - 3:30pm
Tuition:

$385

Ages: 14-17
Gender: Co-ed
Click here to apply.

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