Summer Camp 2018

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Come code with us!

GlobalHack youth programs give students hands-on experiences with computer science. We offer one-of-a-kind learning opportunities that get students excited about programming by showing them how fun, creative, and empowering coding can be. During our summer camp, you’ll learn how to build your own game, explore the basics of coding, and so much more. From game design to web development, we’ve got a variety of courses that will fit your interest and experience level. You’ll build new skills, make new friends, and have a fun time doing it!

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About the Camp

Dates: Every week from June 4th to August 3th (Off July 2nd to July 6th)
Location: University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL)
Ages: 10-13, and 14-18
Time: Camp lasts from 9 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday. Drop-off starts as early as 8 am and goes until 9 am. Pick up will go from 4 pm to 5 pm.
Cost: $299 per week.  Scholarships are available for students that qualify. Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and a camp t-shirt are included.
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Questions? Contact Alicia Smith, Summer Camp Director, at alicia.smith@globalhack.org or (314) 517-3161.

Learn New Skills

From game design to web development, we’ve got a variety of courses that will fit your interest and experience level. You’ll sharpen existing skills and learn new ones along the way!

Meet New Friends

Sometimes the best technology projects are those that you build together!  You’ll get a chance to meet other students have interests in STEM, coding, gaming, and beyond.

Explore Careers in Software

Software powers our digital world. During our summer camp, you’ll get a chance to meet the industry professionals who build and work with software and technology on a daily basis.

Hands-On Experiences

At GlobalHack, we believe in learning by doing! We aim to strike a balance between instruction and exploration, making sure you have plenty of time to experiment and work on your projects.

About UMSL

With nearly 17,000 students, UMSL is the largest public research university in eastern Missouri. It provides excellent learning experiences and leadership opportunities to a diverse student body whose influence on the region upon graduation is immense.

UMSL is spread across 470 acres in suburban St. Louis County. It has a mix of modern and historic academic buildings as well as a variety of student residence halls, condominiums, and apartments. It’s the perfect setting for students to gain unique insights from outstanding faculty and work experience from internships at companies and organizations found only in this world-class metropolitan region.

UMSL graduates can be found in all 50 states and 63 countries. But their greatest impact is felt right here in St. Louis. More than 65,000 UMSL alumni call the St. Louis home. They drive the region’s economy and contribute mightily to its social well-being.

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Summer Camp FAQs

Why should students learn to code?

Learning to code enhances skills like mathematics, problem-solving, pragmatism and computational thinking. Computational thinking helps us to tackle large problems by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable problems, and allows us to create feasible models for complex systems. Over the next 10 years it is estimated that there will be 1.4 million jobs in computer sciences and only around 400,000 graduates qualified to do them. Jobs not directly linked to computer sciences – such as banking, medicine and journalism – will also be affected by the need for at least an understanding of programming and coding. Exposure to coding will help prepare your child for 21st-century careers in a world shaped by technology.

Are scholarships available?

Yes!  GlobalHack is committed to creating an inclusive community of young coders.  Full scholarships, including transportation assistance, are available for families that qualify for free or reduced lunch.  We also offer partial scholarships.  Apply for scholarships here.  After applying, GlobalHack will contact you within three weeks with scholarship status and information on how to register.  Please note:  for each week of camp, we do require a $20 deposit to save the spot.  This $20 will be fully refunded after successful completion of the week of camp.

Does my son or daughter need to bring their own computer?

If your camper has a laptop that he or she can bring, then we encourage you to do so, as long as they have the permission to download specific software. If not, we’ll have computers available for campers to use during the session.

Does my son or daughter need prior coding experience?

No previous experience is required, with the exception of our Coding in Python course. Prior knowledge of algebra, including variables, integers, and evaluation of functions, is a prerequisite for this class only. Whether your child has never written a line of code before, or if they are experienced, aspiring software developers, we have courses that fit both beginners and advanced students alike.  

What is your cancellation/refund policy?

Cancellations will result in a $25 fee per week scheduled. Requests for camp schedule changes must be processed in writing via email. Switching weeks after May 18, 2018 will also result in a $25 processing fee, and no refunds will be issued for any changes made after May 18.

My child can only attend camp on certain days. Will you adjust the price of the camp?

We are unable to adjust the price of a session for part-time attendance.

Can I register my child for all eight weeks of camp?

Each specific course is offered twice during the summer.  While students are welcome to take the camp a second time to build on their prior knowledge, it will introduce concepts they have already learned.

What if my child has dietary restrictions?

There is a place to note dietary restrictions when registering.

What supplies does my child need to attend this summer camp?

We do ask that students bring their own laptop if they have one. If not, we will have some available for loan. They will also need permission to install certain software, and they will need access to a valid email address.

How do I register?

Registration for the GlobalHack 2018 Summer Camp is easy! Check out our list of available courses and dates and register for your son, daughter, or student online. If you are looking to sign up for multiple courses, you will need to go through the registration process again for each additional session. Each session is capped to maintain a healthy instructor-to-student ratio, so be sure to register ahead of time!

How do I get to University of Missouri - St. Louis?

UMSL is readily accessible by car or via MetroLink.  Before the start of the summer camp, we will email information on directions, parking, child drop-off and pick-up, as well as public transit accessibility.

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