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University of Idaho

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cda

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DIG’NIT Camps

Computer Science is a fast-growing industry with good paying careers and dramatic impact on the economy of our state. The University of Idaho is committed to showing K-12 students statewide the excitement of computer coding and related skills through our summer camp program.

These camps target several different age groups. Explore the camp descriptions to find the perfect one for your needs then use the form below to register.

2017 Dig'nIT Camps

“Emulsify” your creativity with chemistry by spending a week studying, developing, and testing personal care products such as lip balm, lotion, deodorant and soap. Examine ingredients and properties of matter similar to professional cosmetic chemists. Consider if and how changing ingredients in personal products can make a healthier product for you and the environment.

2017 Camp Details

Date: Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23
Time: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Location: University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene (1031 N Academic Way)
Cost: Donation

For more details or to enroll for the camp, visit Eventbrite

The Air Force Association (AFA) CyberCamp program is designed to excite students new to cybersecurity about STEM career opportunities and teach them important cyber defense skills through hands-on instruction and activities.

Through the camp, students  will learn how to protect their personal devices and information from outside threats, as well as how to harden entire networks running Windows 7 and Ubuntu operating systems.

The AFA CyberCamp will culminate in an exciting final team competition that simulates real cybersecurity situations faced by industry professionals and mimics AFA’s CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition.

The camp is designed for students new to cybersecurity, not veteran CyberPatriot Competitors.

2017 Camp Details

Date: Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Multiple
Cost: Donation

For more details or to register for the camp, visit Eventbrite

This exciting summer educational camp for middle-school girls will focus on exploring digital innovation and information technology. The four-day camp will be held the week of June 26 and will focus on computer programming, website development, coding and graphic design. Girls will also get a chance to hear from speakers and play in “maker” style labs.

Applicants must be girls who will be in grades 6-9 during the 2017-2018 academic year (approximately 11-14 years old). Applicants must be able to commit to attending all four days of camp, June 26-29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

2017 Camp Details

Date: Monday, June 26 - Thursday, June 29
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene (1031 N Academic Way)
Cost: Free

For more details or to enroll for the camp, visit Eventbrite

Be inspired by energetic expert instructors and build critical 21st century STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) skills. Each STEAM Lab session will be focused on a specific topic targeting a particular age group. These daylong workshops are for various age groups and ability levels. They will be offered free of charge.

2017 Camps Details

Date: Monday, July 10 - Friday, July 14
Time: Various
Location: University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene (1031 N Academic Way)
Cost: Donation
Age Group: Various

Monday - Fun With Electronics
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Grades 9-12

Electronics makes it possible for us to live in our high tech world.  This workshop will introduce the participant to some basic electrical and electronics principles and do some fun demonstrations using electricity and sound.  Students will learn how to solder and do a project involving everyone’s contribution to a larger project called “Conway’s Game of Life”. Register online through Eventbrite.

Tuesday - Build Your Own Video Games
12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  
Grades 3-6

Would you like to create and design your own video game? It has never been simpler. Create characters, backgrounds and game levels with small colored blocks and then scan them onto your device.  Once scanned, you can add your pieces together to create your own video game and story. Librarians from the Hayden Library help you learn and explore. Register online through Eventbrite.


Wednesday - Build a Better World

12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.  
Grades 3-6

Can you build the tallest tower?  Can you design a Hex Bug maze?  Can you create the longest chain reaction?  Come put the “E” in STEAM with engineering and construction activities and challenges. Librarians from the Hayden Library will by your adventure guides. Register online through Eventbrite.

Thursday, July 13 - Storm Water Superheroes
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Grades 4-6

Help protect our water resources from the runoff rascals!  We will explore watersheds, analyze the water quality of a local stream, observe aquatic life under microscopes, design and build a water filtration system, and much more! Register online through Eventbrite.

Using Apple's iPad app Swift Playground, we'll introduce participants to a fun, app-based experience for learning how to code. Using Swift Playground, campers will solve interactive puzzles to learn the basics of coding the language Swift. Campers will participate in indoor and outdoor activities throughout the week and will wrap up the camp with a final showcase event. iPads will be provided for the duration of the camp. 

The curriculum is customized for beginner to intermediate students entering grades 6-9 in the 2017-18 school year. 

2017 Camp Details

Date: Monday, July 17 - Friday, July 21
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene (1031 N Academic Way)
Cost: Donation

For more details or to enroll for the camp, visit Eventbrite

Java Coding Workshop teaches the Java programming language using Processing 2.0. Participants complete fun projects throughout the week, including developing games, and get a taste for real-world programming. No previous programming experience required – just a love for computers and coding! The curriculum is customized for beginner to intermediate learners entering grades 9-12 in the 2017-2018 academic school year. The final day of the workshop features an opportunity for participants to present their projects.

2017 Workshop Details

Date: Monday, July 24 - Friday, July 28
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene (1031 N Academic Way)
Cost: Donation

For more details or to enroll for the workshop, visit Eventbrite

Explore the growing field of computer programing and coding using the on-line programming environment Scratch. Open to students enrolled in the Vallivue school district AVID program.

2017 Camp Details
Dates: Tuesday, July 11 to Friday, July 14, 2017
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Sage Valley Middle School (18070 Santa Ana Ave, Nampa, ID 83687)
Cost: Free

For more details or to enroll for the camp, visit Eventbrite.

University of Idaho

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cda

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