2020 Summer Camps

   
 

Summer Safety Plans

This Summer is different from any other. With all of the stress kids and families have been under we believe summer camps will give both an important respite from the past several months. Our number one priority at Techie Factory is the health and safety of all of our techies. In the vein we are taking several precautions to try and minimize the spread of Covid 19. Our Summer procedures will be as follows:

- All of our camps will be reduced to 9 students per camp and they will be spread out around the center and be several feet apart for the vast majority of the day. We will revisit this number at the end of June and might add more spots if conditions allow.

- Every morning we will go over procedures to stop the spread of germs.

- Children will be required throughout the day to wash hands and use hand sanitizer.

- Parents will drop Techies off outside the door and will not come in for pick up.

- Throughout the summer children will be given reusable masks to keep.

- If a child has a temperature or exhibits flu like symptoms we will call you and ask that you pick them up immediately. We will periodically check temperatures as needed.

- We will only provide single use snacks and sharing of lunches will not be allowed. 

- Every evening and throughout the day we will be cleaning and thoroughly disinfecting Techie Factory. 

- If your child is sick please don't send them to camp.  We will happily refund your tuition.

Camps are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 3:00pm - $399

Mini-Camps are select Mondays through Fridays, 3:30pm to 5:30pm - $149

After Care 3-5pm Daily - $129

Highlights of Techie Factory Summer Camps

- Full day camp experience allows campers to experiment, learn through trial and error until the achieve success in completing various fun projects
- Multiple, distinct themed classes each week provides variety
- Balanced creative learning and play time
- Fully trained Tech teachers
- Convenient location (Lovers Lane and Tollway) 

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    STEAM Party/Little Engineers - June 1-5
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    Get experience with all things STEAM including electronics, coding, maker projects, robotics, graphic design, engineering and more. And the fun doesn't stop there, because with our variety of challenging science projects and activities camp members will have a blast! Best for kids ages 5-10 years old. Shortened weeks will be pro-rated. 

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    YouTube Creators Camp - June 8-12, 22-26July 20-24
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    Become a YouTube sensation by learning how to write, produce, film, and edit your very own videos! You will get experience in all production roles and make short-length movies from pre-production to post. Lessons include sound effects, video editing and effects, and creating a private YouTube channel to show your parents and friends. Best for kids ages 6-12.

     

    Mini Camp - Beginner Python/Javascript  - June 8-12
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    Through up to date fun and interactive programs, as well as help and guidance from our instructors, Techies will begin their coding journey by learning the basics of their choice of the Python or Java Script coding languages. A valuable and marketable skill, coding will allow your child to bring any amazing thing they can think up to life, and are sure to have a blast! Best for kids ages 7-13

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    Video Game Creators Camp - June 15-19

    Why play video games all day when your child can learn so much by making one! This camp integrates fundamentals of coding, graphic design, math, STEAM, and design into a student-centered project that combines imagination, creativity, teamwork and problem solving skills as they design their own video game. Kids will program using Unity software. Best for kids ages 8-13

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    Mini Camp - Youtube Basics  - June 15-19

    Become a YouTube sensation by learning how to write, produce, film, and edit your very own videos! You will get experience in all production roles and make short-length movies from pre-production to post. Lessons include sound effects, video editing and effects, and creating a private YouTube channel to show your parents and friends. Best for kids ages 6-12.

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    Mini Camp - Beginner Python/Javascript  - June 22-26
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    Through up to date fun and interactive programs, as well as help and guidance from our instructors, Techies will begin their coding journey by learning the basics of their choice of the Python or Java Script coding languages. A valuable and marketable skill, coding will allow your child to bring any amazing thing they can think up to life, and are sure to have a blast! Best for kids ages 7-13

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    2D Digital Art and Animation - June 29- July 3

     

    For all of you aspiring artists and animators out there, this is the class for you! In this class, our techie students will learn the basics of digital drawing and design, as well as be introduced to tools and software that modern day animators, artists, and designers use to create unique and inspiring creations. Best for ages 9-13. 

    If you're going out of town for July 4th drop us a line. We're happy to prorate the camp.

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    Coding in Minecraft or Roblox - July 6-10
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    Whether your kiddo prefers Minecraft or Roblox, this is the camp for them. They will be able to choose their favorite of the 2 to use for the week. The Minecraft Techies will be learning Java. They'll be able to modify the Minecraft world using drag and drop code or for the more advanced, actual Java script. They will be able to invite their friends to join them in their newly created world. The Roblox Techies will be learning Lua either via drag and drop or actual Lua. By the end of the week they will be able to publish their games for the world to enjoy. Prior to the camp you will need to set up your own Minecraft or Roblox account. Best for ages 8-14
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    NEW CAMPS

    Digital Creators: Intro to eSports and Live Streaming -
    July 13-17, July 27-31
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    Your kiddo will learn how to work on an esports production team; from playing the game, directing, and being the shoutcaster in front of the camera.

    The program will help your child learn communication skills, problem solving, teamwork, and leadership skills.

    July 13th for ages 10-15 

    July 27 for ages 7-11

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    DJ/Music Theory Camp - August 3-7
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    Campers will have a blast learning how to DJ through the use of DJ hardware and software programs such as Serato and Pioneer’s Rekordbox. Campers will also explore different genres of music such as house, top 40, and instrumentals to illustrate different concepts. By the end of this camp students will have a foundational base to perform in the comfort of their bedroom or rock it live in front of a crowd!  Best for kids age 8-12

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    Junior LEGO Engineering & Robotics - August 10-14
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    Tiny techies will learn the basics of engineering. We will start with concrete objects in active, hands-on lessons using things like Lego's, Kinetic Sand, and Snap Circuits. Working with a partner, in groups and individually, your Junior Techie will develop critical thinking skills and basic coding. Best for kids age 4-8

      

    Offsite Options Info

      ESD/TF Camps

    https://www.esdallas.org/student-life/summer-camp

    -Video Game Creators: 6/22-6/26 9am-2pm
    -DJ Skool 7/20-7/24 9am-2pm

     

    Parish/TF Camps

    https://www.parishsummer.org/

    -Video Game Makers: 7/29-8/2 9am-12pm
    -2D Animation: 8/3-8/7 12:30pm-3:30pm
    -STEAM Party: 8/17-8/21 9am-12pm

    Good Shepard/TF Camps

    https://www.gsesdallas.org/
    -Youtube Creators: (6/15 8am-12pm), (6/29-7/2 8am-3pm)
    -Fortnite Camp: 6/15-6/19 12pm-4pm