June 13-17 (Online registration closes June 3. Call 303-492-7188 to register after this date.)
Location: CU Boulder Main Campus
This hands-on camp is an introduction to physical computing using the popular Arduino microcontroller platform. Learn how to put together simple electronic circuits and write programs (Arduino "sketches") to create projects that light up, move, and make sound. We’ll be using the Seeed Studio Grove Beginner Kit for Arduino which is very easy to use while also being expandable and flexible for future projects. Added bonus: You'll be taking home your Arduino kit at the end of the camp to continue adding to your project! No previous experience necessary.
In accordance with updated guidance from the CDC around COVID-19 transmission prevention, CU Science Discovery encourages, but does not require student participants and staff to wear masks throughout all programs. While this is the current policy of CU Science Discovery, we will continue to monitor the situation and make the best possible decisions in the interest of safety for participants and staff. When considering policy changes around COVID-19 transmission prevention, CU Science Discovery will adhere to all campus, county and Public Health guidelines. (Updated 3/7/22)
What to Bring: Because this is an in-person camp, participants are required to bring the following each day:
- Backpack for carrying their personal items and any camp materials they will be taking home. Note: In order to limit individual interactions, all participants will be required to keep their items together.
- Filled water bottle.
- 1-2 snacks, depending on the child's needs.
- All programs spend a portion of each day outside. Please send your child with clothing appropriate for the weather (jacket, sweatshirt and/or rain jacket.).
- Optional: A mask and any additional Personal Protective Equipment the child will be utilizing.
Grade Policy: Careful consideration is used to determine grade levels for all camps and classes. To provide the highest quality experience for all students, it is necessary to adhere to the specified grade range for this program.
Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Science Discovery has designed its cancellation policy to minimize the number of program spots that are unused due to last-minute cancellations. Cancellations made more than 15 business days prior to the start of the program will incur a $35 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 15 business days of the start of the program. In the event that a program is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 15 days prior to the start of a program will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 15 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.