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Fun Coding Summer Camp for Grades 1 through 8

The Big News: Finally, Panda Programmer is able to announce registration for our 2021 Summer Camp season!  Summer Camp 2021 will be similar to pre-pandemic years (in-person coding and fun) yet distinctively “safe” (masks, 6’ distancing, and unfortunately no ukulele or foreign language lessons this year…). Our in-person Summer Camps are a mixture of coding, fun, exploration, game-design, coding, and fun! See information below for details on our week-long Half-day and Full-day sessions of summer camp.  Each summer camp session is 5 days long, and serves grades 1 through 8.

Photos of our previous years’ camps!

Camp Location:  We are using a wonderful location for our 2021 Summer Camp.  We will be at the Kol Shalom synagogue at 9110 Darnestown Road, Rockville MD 20850.  It is less than a mile from Route 270 (Exit 6) and easy to reach.  The classrooms are huge, allowing us to easily space campers out by 6’ or more.  There is a protected backyard area for lunches and fresh air.  The building itself is quite modern, having been constructed 9 years ago.

Our 2021 Summer Camp will be conveniently located at synagogue Kol Shalom, at 9110 Darnestown Road, Rockville MD 20850

2021 Summer Camps are here!

Camp Sessions:  Camp sessions are one week in duration, from Monday through Friday.  We are offering 10 one-week sessions throughout the entire MCPS summer vacation.  The first week of camp begins on June 21, which is the first Monday of MCPS summer vacation.  The final week of camp concludes August 27 which is the last Friday of MCPS summer vacation.  Full-day camp runs from 9 am through 4 pm and costs $435.  Half-day camp runs from 9 am to noon, or from 1 pm to 4 pm.  Half-day camp costs $270.   

Discounts:  We are offering multi-week and sibling discounts.  You can create your own custom summer camp, choosing whichever week(s) make sense for your family’s plans this summer.  The second, third, fourth, etc. weeks of camp that you sign your child up for will be discounted by 10%.  And if you have 2 or more siblings in the same camp week, the second, third, fourth, etc. children will be discounted by 10%.  And yes, you can take advantage of both the multi-week and the sibling discounts together for a total discount of 20%.

Summer Camp Costs

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One week of Full-day Camp is $435
One week of Half-day Camp is $270

Summer Camp Discounts

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10% off for siblings attending the same Online camp
10% off for multiple camp registration

Summer Camp Curriculum:  Our curriculum is our typical Panda Programmer curriculum, which consists of the following topics:

Scratch JR  Scratch Jr is a great introduction to block programming and logical thinking for our younger students (typically grades 2 and below) to get the knack of programming. Scratch JR students do not nead to type in order to master the topic

Scratch  Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and website targeted primarily at children to help learn code. Users of the site can create online projects using a block-like interface. The service is developed by the MIT Media Lab, has been translated into 70+ languages, and is used in most parts of the world. It is fully a “real programming language” and features variables, boolean logic, functions, operators, and powerful graphics capabilities

Advanced Scratch   Projects in Advanced Scratch can involve sophisticated functions, natural language processing, artificial intelligence, 3 dimensional graphics, and more

Robots  Coding and computer science is challenging and fun, but when our students use their programming skills to control physical machines like robots, their sense of accomplishment reaches entirely new levels. 

Python   Python is a high-level and general-purpose programming language. Python’s design philosophy emphasizes code readability and efficiency. Python is the programming language of choice for many professional computer programmers

JavaScript/HTML   Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard markup language for documents designed to be displayed in a web browser. JavaScript is a scripting language used to create and control dynamic website content,including animated graphics and interactive forms

Advanced robotics seminar  Is your middle-schooler ready for a more advanced and challenging experience with robotics?  Let us know, and we can take a small group of like-minded campers on a journey to create a robot from scratch.  Motors, sensors, advanced CAD for design-  it’s all part of our advanced robotics seminar

Covid Safety:  We are very conscious of the fact that Covid is still around.  Specific precautions that we will be taking to protect our campers and ourselves from Covid include:

  • We check the temperature of each camper upon arrival. Panda Programmer reserves the right to refuse entry into camp for any temperatures above normal, or any symptoms of Covid.
  • 6’ distancing and masks when parents and children line up for registration
  • Masks are worn at all times unless the campers are outside with 6’ or more social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer will be used upon entering the facility
  • Panda instructors have been vaccinated!
  • Work areas are set up with 6’ distancing. The 6’ distancing may be violated for brief amounts of time for interactions with instructors and other campers.
  • Campers will be kept in separate “cohorts” of 12 or fewer children.
  • 2 Strike rule: One mistake with the masks/social distancing and Panda Programmer reserves the right to send the camper home immediately. If a camper is allowed to return on a later day, any additional mistake can result in being expelled from our camp program.
  • No refunds shall be given if a camper is dismissed from camp due to symptoms or unacceptable behavior.

Online Classes:  And… if you and your family are not quite ready yet for the in-person camp experience, no problem!  We will continue to offer our online classes throughout the summer, as we have been doing for more than 12 months now.  Just sign up for the class(es) you are interested in on our web-site. 

Questions? Feel free to e-mail us at info@PandaProgrammer.com or call us at 443-26-PANDA.

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