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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

Dig'nIT Camps

“Emulsify” creativity using chemistry concepts. Spend a week developing and testing personal care products such as lip balm, lotion, deodorant and soap. Guided by seasoned local science teachers, campers will examine ingredients and properties of matter, just like professional cosmetic chemists, and determine how to make products healthier for people and the environment by adjusting ingredients. Campers will create cosmetics to take home for family and friends to test. Working in teams, campers build their own unique brand and develop pitches to present to family at the end of the week.

Camp Eligibility
Girls age 11-14 who have never attended this camp before
Must commit to attending all five days of camp

Location
U of I Coeur d'Alene, Harbor Center, 1031 N. Academic Way, Coeur d'Alene

Schedule
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 24 through Friday, June 28, 2019
*On Friday, campers will host a showcase at approximately 2:15 p.m. for parents, family and friends to hear the pitch presentation campers developed during the week.

Register for Cosmetic Chemistry Camp

Registration Deadline
June 16, 2019

The University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene has partnered with Chinese organizers iDVENTURE to create the Panda Ambassador Youth Program. Launched in 2018, this initiative brings middle-school aged students from China to Coeur d’Alene to participate in a week-long summer camp.

Chinese students and local American youth pair up to learn Swift coding. They also participate in STEAM lab and outdoor activities. Each day after camp, the group visits local sites such as Gizmo-CDA Makerspace, the Gathering Garden, the Coeur d’Alene Carousel and the Coeur d’Alene Farmer’s Market. Through these adventures, Chinese and American students learn, play and contribute to the community together.

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Schedule
Standard camp: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, July 15 through Friday, July 19, 2019
After-camp outings: begin around 3:30 and run until 5-5:30 p.m. Schedule updates will be provided as plans firm.

*On Friday, campers will host a showcase at approximately 3 p.m. for parents, family and friends attend to see a presentation on all the fun activities of the week.

Location
University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene, Harbor Center, 1031 N. Academic Way, Coeur d'Alene

Camp Eligibility
Youth ages 11-15
Must attend all five days of camp; after-camp activities are optional
Interest in working with international peers who will speak English in varying degrees of proficiency and sharing your perspective on life in the U.S.

Register for Panda Ambassador Camp

Registration Deadline
July 7, 2019

The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene and the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County have teamed up to bring the U of I Coding Camp experience to club locations in Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene.

New for the summer of 2019, U of I CDA will offer two of its flagship Dig'nIT camps out into the community rather than hosting them at the Harbor Center. The traditional Girls Coding Camp curriculum will be offered to both boys and girls the week of July 22-26 at the Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene Boys & Girls Club locations. The traditional Swift Coding Camp curriculum will be offered at the two locations the week of July 29 to Aug. 2.

Scratch Coding Camp Session Details
July 22-26
Coeur d'Alene club sessions, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Post Falls club sessions, 1-3 p.m.

Registration for these camps is managed by the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County. Contact the club directly to enroll.

The University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene and the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County have teamed up to bring the U of I Coding Camp experience to club locations in Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene.

New for the summer of 2019, U of I CDA will offer two of its flagship Dig'nIT camps out into the community rather than hosting them at the Harbor Center. The traditional Girls Coding Camp curriculum will be offered to both boys and girls the week of July 22-26 at the Post Falls and Coeur d'Alene Boys & Girls Club locations. The traditional Swift Coding Camp curriculum will be offered at the two locations the week of July 29 to Aug. 2.

Swift Coding Camp Session Details
July 29 to Aug. 2
Coeur d'Alene club sessions, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Post Falls club sessions, 1-3 p.m.

Registration for these camps is managed by the Boys & Girls Club of Kootenai County. Please contact the club directly to enroll.

STEAM Lab Week is a series of single, half-day labs focusing on different topics relating to science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEAM). Each lab is designed for different age ranges and interests. Attendees can sign up for more than one lab in the week so long as they are within the correct age range. Each lab runs 9 a.m. to noon.

Review the information about each lab, then register your STEAM Lab participants.

2019 STEAM Lab Week topics:

Monday July 29: Be a Water Super Hero!

Ages 8-12 | Help protect our water resources from the runoff rascals! Attendees 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! Lab led by Marie Schmidt, U of I Coeur d’Alene Community Water Resource Center Specialist. Attendees will learn and conduct experiments both indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the outdoors and wear close-toed shoes!

Register for "Be a Water Super Hero".

Tuesday July 30: Fun with Electronics

Ages 13-18 | In this workshop participants will learn some basic electronics principles and experience some fun demonstrations using electricity and sound. Students will then learn how to solder, complete an independent soldering project that will contribute to a larger program called “Conway’s Game of Life”. Lab led by Bob Rinker, Associate Chair of Computer Science, College of Engineering.

Register for "Fun with Electronics".

Wednesday: Adventures with a Wildland Fire Scientist

Ages 13-18 | Spend the morning with a wildland fire scientist learning about the health of our forests and how forestry experts prevent wildland fires. Participate in fun, hands-on activities like tree coring, prescribed burn simulations and more. Lab led by Leda Kobziar, Associate Clinical Professor of Wildland Fire Science & MNR Program Director, College of Natural Resources. Attendees will learn and conduct experiments both indoors and outdoors. Please dress for the outdoors and wear close-toed shoes!

Register for "Adventures with a Wildland Fire Scientist".

Thursday: Build a Better World

Ages 8-12 | 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! Lab Led by Nick Madsen, Youth Education Specialist, Community Library Network Hayden Library.

Register for "Build a Better World".

Camp Eligibility
Varying — see individual lab descriptions
Separate registrations for each lab day required

Location
University of Idaho Coeur d'Alene Harbor Center: 1031 N. Academic Way, Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Schedule
Individual sessions each day Monday, July 29 through Thursday, Aug 1, 2019, 9 a.m. to noon

Registration Deadline
July 25, 2019

Campers who attended the Coding Swift Camp in 2017, 2018 or 2019 now have a chance to dive back into the Swift Coding language! Picking up where they left off, campers will start to "think like an app developer," applying what they've learned to the design process and even learning more complex components through the same Swift Playgrounds app. Campers will also participate in fun STEAM lab activities and hear from industry professionals! The week will conclude with a casual open house where campers can show off their work to their family.

Schedule
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug 5 through Friday, Aug. 9

On Friday, parents, guardians, and family are welcome to arrive as early as 2:45 p.m. for a casual open house to see what the campers have worked on throughout the week.

Location
U of I Coeur d'Alene, Harbor Center, 1031 N. Academic Way, Coeur d'Alene

Camp Eligibility
Youth ages 11-14
Must commit to all five days of camp
Campers must have attended one of the following: 2017 Swift Coding Camp, 2018 Swift Coding Camp, 2018 Panda Ambassador Camp, or 2019 Panda Ambassador Camp*

*If your child has not attended an original Swift Coding Camp but has experience with the Swift Playgrounds app and would benefit from this camp, contact Kary Wells, kary@uidaho.edu to discuss further. This camp is not recommended for campers who have already completed the Learn To Code 3 lessons.

If you have read and confirmed your camper meets the prerequisite requirements, register them for Swift Coding 2 Camp.

Registration Deadline
August 1, 2019

Computer Science is a fast-growing industry offering high-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.

Explore the camp descriptions to find the perfect one for your needs. Visit the U of I Coeur d'Alene Eventbrite page to register. All campers must submit the summer 2019 waiver upon arriving at the first day of camp.

If you have questions or would like more information on the Dig'nIT program, please contact us.

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

U of I CDA Directory Directions