Innovative and Exciting Summer Tech Programs!
Ages 7-16 | Full or Half-Day

Waltham, MA

Held at


Bentley University 
175 Forest St 
Waltham, MA 02451

7-9 | Star Wars Droids + AR Design     

Young engineers use a variety of gizmos and gadgets to build a Star Wars droid and code it to follow their commands. + Want to see a spaceship in the parking lot? Step into the world of Augmented Reality (AR). Kids design images and videos that show their own creations interacting with the real world. 
 

Weeks Offered:  

Half-Day Mornings: 9:00-12:00 | *Free Early Drop-off: 8:30-9:00am 
Requirements: Personal Laptop Computer 
Includes: outdoor recreation, snack, t-shirt & certificate of completion (upon request)
Industry & Pathways: Computer Programming, AI/Robotics, Game Design & Music Production 

Course Code: WAL1AM

Cost: $339 | Early Bird Discount $309

7-9 | Minecraft + Circuitry + Drones     

Whether you’re a beginner or avid Minecrafter, get ready to level up your game!  We’ll code Mods and command blocks, create resource packs and engineer with Redstone. + Learn to build, invent and prototype with circuits and electronics, intended for next-generation designers, thinkers & tinkerers. + Experience the thrill of flight and accomplishment as you learn to program drones using an intuitive visual programming language.

 

Weeks Offered:  
Half-Day Afternoons: 1:00-4:30 Mon-Thu/Fridays 1:00-4:00pm Free Early Drop-off: 12:45-1:00
Extended-day 4:30-5:30pm $15-Day | Mon-Thu ONLY
 
Requirements: Personal Laptop Computer | Paid Minecraft Account for PC or Mac
Includes: outdoor recreation, snack, t-shirt & certificate of completion (upon request)
Industry & Pathways: Programming, Game Design, Engineering/Circuitry & Drones Technology
Course Code: WAL1PM 

Cost: $339 | Early Bird Discount $309

7-9 | Creative Code: Art, Music & Game Design     

Learn coding (rules, conditions, patterns & sequencing) to paint with light pixels, create unique music and choreograph dance moves for a digital robot. + Enter the fascinating world of 3D game design with an award-winning game development platform. Create a 3D world environment, unique characters, a rule system, storyline and more.


Weeks Offered:
Half-Day Mornings:  9:00-12:00pm | *Free Early Drop-off: 8:30-9:00am
Requirements: Laptop Computer | Rentals $25 per week 
Includes: outdoor recreation, snack, t-shirt & certificate of completion (upon request)

Industry & Pathways: Computer Programming, 3D Game Design & Music Production
Course Code: WAL2AM

Cost: $339 | Early Bird Discount $309

7-9 | Build & Code Robots                 

An interactive robotic building block system enables children to learn and retain coding skills for future real-world applications.  Kids engage in robotics with a variety of challenging builds and team coding activities daily. + Rescue a robot lost in space while learning coding basics like procedures, loops and conditional instructions in a game-style format.


Weeks Offered:  
Half-Day Afternoons: 1:00-4:30 Mon-Thu/Fridays 1:00-4:00pm |Free Early Drop-off: 12:45-1:00
Extended-day 4:30-5:30pm $15-Day | Mon-Thu ONLY
Requirements: Laptop Computer | Rentals $25 per week 
Includes: outdoor recreation, snack, t-shirt & certificate of completion (upon request)
Industry & Pathways: Computer Programming, Robotics & Artificial Intelligence
Course Code: WAL2PM  

Cost: $339 | Early Bird Discount $309 

10-12 | Game Design + Augmented Reality (AR)   

                                  

RPG Maker (a Japanese Role Playing Game) teaches students how to use icons, sprites, and basic graphic design while creating an immersive story, characters, and environment using a popular platform for developing 2D games. + Want to bring those gaming ideas to life? Step into the world of Augmented Reality (AR). Kids design images and videos that show their own creations interacting with the real world.

Weeks Offered:  

Half-Day Mornings: 9:00-12:00 | *Free Early Drop-off: 8:30-9:00am 
Requirements: Laptop Computer | Rentals $25 per week 
Includes: outdoor recreation, snack, t-shirt & certificate of completion (upon request)
Industry & Pathways: Computer Programming, Game Design, AR Design,
Video & Special Effects
Course Code: WAL3AM

Cost: $339 | Early Bird Discount $309

Ages 10-12 | Raspberry Pi & Python                           
Kids have FUN creating various hands-on projects using Raspberry Pi and Python programming. Sample Projects include creating a Flappy Bird Astronaut clone, building a Magic 8 Ball, constructing a cardboard robot with real flashing LED antenna, turning a gummy candy into a pressure-sensitive button that acts as a game controller and building an AIY Voice Kit from Google that lets you ask questions and issue voice commands to your programs!


Weeks Offered:   

Half-Day Afternoons: 1:00-4:30 Mon-Thu/Fridays 1:00-4:00pm |Free Early Drop-off: 12:45-1:00
Extended-day 4:30-5:30pm $15-Day | Mon-Thu ONLY
Requirements:
 Laptop Computer | Rentals $25 per week 
Includes: outdoor recreation, snack, t-shirt & certificate of completion (upon request)
Industry & Pathways: Computer Programming, Circuitry & Engineering 
Course Code: WAL3PM 

Cost: $339 | Early Bird Discount $309

13-16 | Game Design                                          

Game Maker is a professional platform used to program, design, and animate games for all modern computer platforms as well as mobile devices and consoles. Realistically animated characters are put in motion with a sophisticated physics engine. Students will be able to share their projects and will have the opportunity to distribute their games worldwide.


Weeks Offered: 

Half-Day Afternoons: 1:00-4:30 Mon-Thu/Fridays 1:00-4:00pm |Free Early Drop-off: 12:45-1:00
Extended-day 4:30-5:30pm $15-Day | Mon-Thu ONLY
Includes: outdoor recreation, snack, t-shirt & certificate of completion (upon request) 
Industry & Pathways: Computer Science, Computer Programming, 2D/3D Game Design
Course Code: WAL6PM

Cost: $339 | Early Bird Discount $309

Robotics Engineering & Coding (ROBOTC) | Ages 13-16
Learn to build and program VEX remote-controlled and autonomous robots using ROBOTC, the leading robotics programming language. Design robots to move objects and navigate mazes and obstacle courses in friendly team competitions. ROBOTC is a C-Based Programming Language.


Weeks Offered:  

Half-Day Afternoons: 1:00-4:30 Mon-Thu/Fridays 1:00-4:00pm |Free Early Drop-off: 12:45-1:00
Extended-day 4:30-5:30pm $15-Day | Mon-Thu ONLY
Includes: outdoor recreation, snack, t-shirt & certificate of completion (upon request) 
Industry & Pathways: Computer Science, Computer Programming, 2D/3D Game Design
Course Code: WAL7PM

Cost: $339 | Early Bird Discount $309

13-16 | Mobile App Development  

Use JavaScript, HTML and CSS to create mobile apps and web applications for different platforms using codepen and new App Inventor extensions. App Inventor is an open-source web application originally provided by Google, and now maintained by MIT. Codepen is an online platform for building mobile and web applications using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. 


Weeks Offered:  

Half-Day Mornings:  9:00-12:00pm | *Free Early Drop-off: 8:30-9:00am
Requirements: Laptop Computer | Rentals $25 per week 
Includes: outdoor recreation, snack, t-shirt & certificate of completion (upon request)
Industry & Pathways: Computer Science, Computer Programming & Game Design  
Course Code: WAL7AM

Cost: $339 | Early Bird Discount $309

13-16 | Python  101

Learn how to code in Python - the fundamental programming language for Machine Learning. By playing engaging games, you’ll learn basic syntax, arguments, strings, if statements, functions, and parameters. Use your new coding skills to place game objects, construct mazes, create your own shareable game, learn basic input handling and basic game AI.


Weeks Offered:   

Half-Day Mornings:  9:00-12:00pm | *Free Early Drop-off: 8:30-9:00am
Requirements: Laptop Computer | Rentals $25 per week 
Includes: outdoor recreation, snack, t-shirt & certificate of completion (upon request)
Industry & Pathways: Computer Science, Computer Programming & Game Design  
Course Code: WAL6AM

Cost: $339 | Early Bird Discount $309

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