2020 High School Summer Camps
*Please note that the schedule below is a DRAFT only. Please check back for changes and additions. We will let you know when the schedule is set.
* Please note: We no longer do program transfers with KidSpirit.
OSU Summer Transportation Institute * Entering Grades 9-12 * July 6-10 * -9AM-4PM * N/C (Lunch Provided) * Have you ever wondered how transportation systems are planned, designed, constructed, operated, and maintained? Are you curious about how disruptive technologies such as connected and automated vehicles, ride sharing, big data analytics, and micro-mobility will change the way people and goods get around? In this camp, students will engage in a wide variety of hands on learning and field trips. Field trips may include a visit to the Yaquina Bay Bridge, site of a $25 million dollar rehabilitation project lead by the ODOT, time in the Driving and Bicycling Simulator Laboratory operating full scale driving, bicycling and heavy vehicles simulators. Hands on activities will include modules on the degradation of driver performance from distracted driving and training on how to generate meaningful outcomes from simple programing tasks. Note: This program has received substantive external funding from FHWA and ODOT and will be offered at no cost to participating students. Students will need to apply for this camp using a separate registration link. Acceptance into this camp will depend on their application.
Web Design Camp * Entering Grades 9-12 * July 13-15 * 9:30AM-3:00PM (sack lunch break outside from 12:00-12:30) * $160 * Web development has come a long way in the past 25 years! In this camp you'll be given an introduction into what it takes to build interactive web sites in 2019 and where you might fit in! Do you enjoy art and creativity? Come learn what it means to be a "Front End" developer, with a focus on design and user interactions. Would you enjoy diving deep into code and creating specialized logic that reads from a database and powers functionality in apps? You can learn about "Back End" developers and how they do what they do. If you, instead, want to know how web sites and apps are hosted in the cloud and how apps are launched and maintained, that's the job of a "Dev Ops" engineer. We'll talk about this role as well. In this industry, you can see there are many options! Through a review of the three major areas of the industry, some study of real life examples, as well as hands-on coding and practice deploying apps, this camp will offer you the opportunity to see where your best fit is for your own future in web design and development. Note: Students need to bring their own sack lunch or will go with a staff member to pick up a school district sack lunch delivered to a campus location. NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAMP!
NW Cyber Camp 2020 * Entering Grades 9-12 * July 20-24 * 8:30AM-4:00PM Monday-Thursday & 8:30AM-2:00PM Friday * $300 ($250 after automatic discount) * Interested in learning more about the exciting field of cybersecurity? Join us for 5 days to know more about how computers work, cyber threats, cybersecurity principles, cyber ethics, basic Windows security policies and tools, Ubuntu terminology and concepts, basic command line security and so much more. This camp is a part of the NW Cyber Camp happening simultaneously across multiple locations in Oregon. The program will include guest speakers with deep experience in cyber security technologies and careers, as well as cyber security educators. Note: While the actual cost of the camp is $300, camp sponsors have provided funds to reduce the camp cost for all participants. Therefore, an automatic $50 discount will be applied at the time of registration for all participants. In addition to the discount, there are additional needs-based scholarships funds that can be applied to the remaining $250.
Science Exploratory Camp * Entering Grades 9-10 * July 27-31 * 9AM-Noon * $160 * Students will explore some of the many fields of science () and what their studies’ entail. An understanding of each science will be developed through hands-on activities as well as through peer discussions, talks from professionals, and visits to labs. Through developing an understanding of these fields, students will be exposed to possible career paths and the daily duties and responsibilities associated with them. Come join the adventure!
ADVANCED NW Cyber Camp 2020 * Entering Grades 9-12 * July 27-31 * 8:30AM-4:00PM Monday-Thursday & 8:30AM-2:00PM Friday * $300 ($250 after automatic discount) * The Advanced NW Cyber Camp will continue with the information and tools that you learned in the NW Cyber Camp. The campers will delve deeper with the graphical user interface and command line tools to harden Linux and Windows operating system. The campers will also explore Cisco networking. This year, the advanced camp will be located in multiple locations. Prerequisites: Must have already attended one of the following events or, a teacher recommendation: NW Cyber Camp, Cyber Patriot Camp, any other organized cyber camp or event that covers basic security concepts. Note: While the actual cost of the camp is $300, camp sponsors have provided funds to reduce the camp cost for all participants. Therefore, an automatic $50 discount will be applied at the time of registration for all participants. In addition to the discount, there are additional needs-based scholarships funds that can be applied to the remaining $250.
“Blender” Computing Camp * Entering Grades 9-12 * August 3-7 * 9AM-NOON * $160 * Are you in awe of the 3D computer graphics you see in movies, TV shows, and games? Do you wonder what it takes to do that? Do you think that you can be creative like that too, if only you could just get started? Have we got a camp for you! Blender is a totally awesome software package that allows you to do your own 3D modeling, rendering, and animation. In this camp, you will use it to learn 3D viewing, moving objects in 3D, creating 3D geometry, coloring, lighting, rendering, and animation. It’s demanding computer work, but the results will amaze you! Best of all, Blender is free, so you can keep using it long after the camp is over. This camp will move through subject material quickly and is designed for those students who will enjoy a high-intensity computing experience. Be sure to bring a flash drive! NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR THIS CAMP!