It’s time to sign up for Home Hacker Camp 2019! The last three years of camp were very successful and we are excited to be expanding again in our fourth year! We are now offering Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3 (Advanced) camps!

Our mission is to expose, educate and start a strong foundation in critical STEM skills for youth in a fun and engaging way.

Camp Dates 2019

Level 1

In Level 1 camps we build robots and use the computer programming language Scratch to “train” the robot to perform specific tasks (like chase your cat or dog) and complete challenges.  We will learn about programming logic, loops, conditional statements and more.  We work with both visual programming and command line programming.  We will lean how to upload the programs to our computerized robots.  In addition to the robot, we will be building and programming a sound reactive “Disco Dot” – an Arduino based sensor project.  Soldering & programming are key components of the project.

Level 1, Session 1

  • Monday, June 24 – Thursday June 27
  • Asheville Christian Academy, Swannanoa NC
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Grades 5th – 8th
  • $287 (Share a robot $215)
  • Level 1 Session 1 – Registration opens January 2019

Level 1, Session 2

  • Monday, July 08 – Thursday, July 11
  • Asheville Christian Academy, Swannanoa NC
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Grades 5th – 8th
  • $287 (Share a robot $215)
  • Level 1 Session 2 – Registration opens January 2019

Level 2

Level 2 Home Hackers will take their programming skills to the next level.  We will program the robots to use advanced sensor technology to avoid obstacles and follow specific programming rules.  We teach a fun introduction to Java programming lesson using a video game.  On the last night each camper builds an Alexa type home voice response system!
  • Monday, July 15 – Thursday, July 18
  • Asheville Christian Academy, Swannanoa NC
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Grades 7th – 9th
  • $187 (Share a robot $215)
  • Level 2 – Registration opens January 2019

Level 3

Level 3 Campers will build their own handheld gaming system! This involves programming, assembling & soldering components and putting it all together in a 3D printed case.  This session is geared toward students 8th – 12th grade.  Students keep the hand held system that they build from scratch.

  • Monday, July 22 – Thursday, July 25
  • Asheville Christian Academy, Swannanoa NC
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Grades 8th – 12th
  • Price $295
  • Level 3 – Registration opens January 2019

Home School & Other Sessions

If you are a home school group, charter school, private school or any other group that would like to hold a session, please contact us.  We hold camp and class sessions for special groups.   If you have an interest, please inquire!

More Camp Details

Our camps are fun, interactive and offer a great learning environment.  We will have the 3D printer running throughout camp and each child will receive a 3D printed item.  We will also:

  • Host a 15 min Face Time Q&A session with a robotics engineer in China, NASA or Georgia Tech Engineer
  • Play Tech Trivia each night to reinforce tech concepts
  • Build and program robots and Arduino projects that the campers get to take home & keep

Each child will have the robot programming tools and code knowledge when they leave camp so they can continue to modify and make the robots do fun things!

Scholarships & Sponsors

Lastly, we offer scholarships.  If you need financial assistance PLEASE let us know.   Please support and thank our sponsors!  They allow those with financial needs to attend the camp.  THANK YOU SPONSORS!