Mobile Apps & Entrepreneurship

2020 SUMMER CAMP

You can learn to create real mobile apps and games this summer! These apps will use phone features such as the camera, accelerometer, GPS, touch gestures and more. We will also cover many key coding concepts including variables, functions, lists, conditionals, properties and events.

Ages
10 - 13
Level
Beginner, Intermediate
Technology
Thunkable/App Inventor
Theme
Coding
Length
5 days, 3 hrs/day
Price
$349
Ages 10 - 13
Level Beginner, Intermediate
Technology Thunkable/App Inventor
Theme Coding
Length 5 days
3 hrs/day
Price $349

What Kids Will Learn and Do

  • Learn to use a block-based app coding language, and how to export your mods onto a mobile device for testing
  • Work with fundamental coding concepts, such as variables, lists, functions, conditionals, loops and more
  • Design and build several apps using mobile phone components such as the camera, accelerometer, pedometer, and more
  • Learn techniques for game programming on a mobile device, using components such as a clock, canvas and sprites

Apps can run on Android or iOS devices. We will provide Android devices for use during camp, but kids may bring their own device if preferred. Personal devices are brought at your own risk.

Summer 2020 Chicago Schedule

Jun 29 - Jul 3
9:00am - 12:00pm
Aug 10 - Aug 14
9:00am - 12:00pm

How Time is Structured

Camps are 3 hours long, and we give brains and bodies a chance to recharge with a 20 minute outdoor break. This may include walks around the neighborhood, social 'hang-out' time at a green space, or casual games such as frisbee or basketball at our nearby park

Class Size & Instructors

Camps are capped at 8 students, and will have a 4:1 ratio or better at this age group.

Our instructors are adults who are studying or have completed post-secondary education. We hire talented high school students as teaching assistants and to provide near-peer interactions.

All of our instructors have relevant coding or technology expertise.

Hardware, Accounts & Materials

Apps can run on Android or iOS devices. We will provide Android devices for use during camp, but kids may bring their own device if preferred. Personal devices are brought at your own risk.

A Google account is required to access the coding site used in this camp. CPS Google accounts do not work on this site. Please set up your Google account at home prior to the first day of camp, as Google requires parents to supervise accounts for kids under the age of 13.

The coding site is free to continue using after camp is over.

Swim & Sports Add-On (12:00-3:30pm)

Price: $250 per week

For the perfect mix of exercising mind and body, we are pleased to offer the option to add a half day of swimming and sports to any morning camp. This program is only open to Power Up students who are participating in our morning camps.

The swimming and sports will be led by a professional and experienced coach, and will focus on keeping the kids active and having fun. Activities will vary each day, and may include a mix of "real" sports and fun outdoor games. There will not be a training program for any particular sport.

Activities will take place at Hamlin Park, and will include swim time each day, weather permitting. Dry activities will be accommodated for kids who do not wish to swim.

Kids in this program should bring a lunch. They will have a lunch break with some free time on the playground before the sports program starts.

After care Add-on (3:30-5:00pm)

Price: $15 per day

For families who need a longer day, we will be offering aftercare by the day throughout the summer.

Aftercare will take place outdoors in Hamlin Park, and you may pick up your child at any time during the window.

Students will be supervised by a member of the Power Up team, who may not be your child's daytime instructor.

Aftercare must be booked 24 hours in advance. Parents who are late picking up their child will be subject to a $40 late pick up fee.

Refunds & Price Adjustments

If you register in error, we have a 24 hour, no-fee cancellation policy. Just call us or email us within 24 hours and we will take care of it.

After that, you can receive a refund, less a $50 admin fee, up until 14 days before the camp starts.

There are no refunds within 14 days of camp start.

We offer a sibling discount for 2 children from the same family registered in the same program. The sibling discount is 10% and the code is SIBLING.

There is an Early Bird Discount of 10% on all registrations up to March 31. The discount will be applied automatically.

We do not offer price adjustments for missed days. Please select a week that works for your schedule.

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