Western to host 2 affordable Computer Science Summer Camps in July

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Western to host 2 affordable Computer Science Summer Camps in July

May 20, 2019
 

At Western Colorado University, students crave adventure both in and out of the classroom. Summer camps are no different.

In both the Day Camp and Overnight Camp this July on Western’s campus, Computer Science campers will spend parts of each day learning about computer programming, software and technology. The other half of the day will be spent enjoying the great outdoors surrounding campus. The camps are open to any high school student entering eighth grade or above. Each camp is limited to 20 campers.

What’s more? Both camps are super affordable, compliments of state funding. Weeklong day camp: $50 registration fee. Weeklong overnight camp: $125 registration fee.

Western’s Computer Science Day Camp: July 8-12, 2019

Each day on Western’s campus from Monday, July 8 to Friday, July 12, campers will spend the morning and afternoon learning the basics of arcade-style game programming in the beginner-friendly language Python from Western faculty and students. In between, the campers are treated to lunch as well as a taste of outdoor adventure.

That's right: Nearly each day, Western's own Wilderness Pursuits office will guide the campers on an outdoor-recreation adventure. The camp culminates with a BBQ dinner with yard games and student presentations at the end of the week. Cost: $50 (for the entire week!).

Western’s Computer Science Overnight Camp: July 14-19, 2019

Starting Sunday evening, July 14, overnight campers get the full Western experience, including life in Ute Hall. Of course, there will be Computer Science classes and lab sessions in the morning and afternoon. Between those, campers are treated to lunch as well as a taste of outdoor adventure, guided as in the Day Camp by Western’s renowned Wilderness Pursuits office.

After dinner, campers will enjoy the Gunnison “nightlife”—pizza night, movie night, frozen yogurt at local favorite Jermaine’s and much, much more. Then it’s lights out. The camp culminates with a BBQ dinner with yard games and student presentations at the end of the week. Cost: $125 (for the entire week!).

For more information about Western’s Computer Science Summer Camps, including daily schedules and registration information, contact Western’s Welcome Center at visit@western.edu or 970.943.7083.