Dates & Registration

It’s time to sign up for Home Hacker Camp 2018! The last two years of camp were very successful and we are excited to be expanding again in our 3rd 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 kids in a fun and engaging way.

 

Camp Dates 2018

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 25 – Thursday June 28
  • Asheville Christian Academy, Swannanoa NC
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Grades 5th – 8th
  • $267 (Share a robot $167)
  • Level 1 Session 1 Registration

Level 1, Session 2

  • Monday, July 09 – Thursday, July 12
  • Asheville Christian Academy, Swannanoa NC
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Grades 5th – 8th
  • $267 (Share a robot $167)
  • Level 1 Session 2 Registration

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 16 – Thursday, July 19
  • Biltmore lake
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Grades 7th – 9th
  • $167 (Reuses robot from Level 1)
  • Level 2 Registration

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.

  • Monday, July 23 – Wednesday, July 25
  • Biltmore Lake
  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Grades 8th – 12th
  • Price $267
  • Level 3 Registration

Home School Sessions

Fall 2018 – We are considering adding sessions for homeschoolers and possibly holding a camp in the evenings during the school year.  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!

Questions?