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Home Hacker Camp - Level 1

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Biltmore Lake

80 Lake Drive

Candler, NC 28715

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Home Hacker Camp is a great way to get you child up to speed on critcal STEM skills and it is time to sign up! We will be building robots and programming in Scratch to “train” the robot to perform specific tasks (like chase your cat or dog). The kids will program their robot to move through obstacle courses and perform tasks.

Our mission is to expose, educate and start a strong foundation in critical STEM skills for kids in a fun and engaging way.

In the camp Home Hackers will:

  • Build a robot (take it home to keep)
  • Program the robot to perform various tasks and challenges
  • Use Scratch programming language
  • Learn computer logic, commands, loops, etc.
  • Intro to command line programming
  • Receive printed program code to take home for later reference
  • Solder parts for an Arduino based sensor project (take it home to keep)
  • Edit command line scripting to modify sensor reactions
  • Get a brief introduction to 3D printing & how it works (each child will get a 3D printed toy)
  • Have a Q&A FaceTime with engineer in Shenzhen, China (maybe even learn a few Chinese words)
  • Play nightly "Tech Trivia" game with prizes
  • Receive nightly snack and outside time
The Home Hackers will have the robot; programming tools, code printouts and code knowledge when they leave camp so they can continue to modify and make the robots do fun things.
Home Hacker Camp is available to kids in 6th – 9th grade (2017-2018 year). If your child would like to attend, we need a 50% deposit to hold the spot and get the robots ordered.


Here is some of the feedback we received from HHC 2016:

" ... Our son, Holden, came home from camp the first night and proclaimed that his new passion was “coding!” And while I confess I know little about what that actually means, I do know enough to be thrilled that he has discovered an arena that may well shape his future! Amy Rosse

"...I wish everyone could see the group of children getting excited to learn about robotics, computer science and becoming more confident in their abilities. " Elaine Scherer

"... More importantly, I appreciate you being such a great role model to a bunch of 11 year olds. Your humor and patience really put my introverted child at ease, which in itself made the camp more enjoyable for her. It is clear that you put hours and hours of your personal time into making Home Hacker camp a success and I can’t thank you enough." Michaelene Blankenship


Level 1 (Beginner)

  • Grades (2017 - 2018): 6th, 7th, 8th
  • Location: Biltmore Lake
  • June 26 - 29 6-9 PM
  • $267.00* (Share a robot $167)

If this date does not work for you but your child would like to attend, please contact me!

Level 2 (Intermediate)

  • Grades (2017 - 2018): 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
  • Location: Biltmore Lake
  • July 17-20 6-9 PM Level 2
  • $167.00 (re-uses robots from Level 1)

Please share this with neighbors & friends who might be interested. Lastly, we are offering partial & full scholarships. If you need financial assistance please let me know.

Happy Hacking!

Francie Black

francie@homehackercamp.com

828-551-0750 c (call or text)

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