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Coding and Robotics Camp for Girls
Why A Computing Camp Just For Girls?
Misconceptions About Girls In Computing

Coding And Robotics Camp For Girls 
A two week camp at High Technology High School
Mr. Michael T. Roche at High Technology High School
Mr. Christopher Hanas at High Technology High School


Help Create Your 21st Century
Do you want to study medicine, biology, biotech or any other high tech area?  You'll need to understand Coding and Robotics.  A big part of the 21st century that you'll live in will be Robotics and Coding.  Coding creates the "brain" of the Robot while engineers create the "body".

This program will be a hands on adventure into the world of coding and Robotics. You’ll be exposed to coding and the use of sensors to gather information from the world around you and direct the robot. You need to be curious and interested in exploring. You don’t need to know computer programming.

One of our students invented a device to notify her mom when her baby sister's diaper needed changing.  Fun!  I bet you have other ideas!

We’re excited to be able to operate out of the research wing at High Technology High School this year. Mr. Roche and Mr. Hanas will be teaching the course assisted by their team of TAs who are current HTHS students.

This camp is for girls only so you'll learn coding and robotics in a team environment where everyone is learning together.  

Click here for our on-line application. The video above is from Code.org and does a great job of explaining why Coding (computing) and Robotics are important. If you'd like to try a little coding, try one of the tutorials on Code.org. They're fun!

What's going to happen?  
Our two week girls-only Coding and Robotics Camp for current 6th, 7th & 8th grade girls is hosted by High Technology High School. You’ll learn coding, discover basic principles of programming common to a number of different programming languages, and develop your first programs in Python.  You’ll experiment with a 3D printer and create your own simple apps to run on any Android phone or tablet. 
You’ll assemble a testbed of sensors to allow your VEX Robot to interact with the environment. This testbed will be used to introduce you to the VEX Robotics system and you’ll use your coding skills to program and control the robots as they interact with their environment.  Finally, you’ll use all your skills to participate in a remote-controlled game like the ones in the VEX Robotics Competitions.  

Explore these pages to see why we're doing a computing camp specifically for girls and how we plan to address many of the misconceptions girls have about Computing.

Dates and Times
Our program will meet for two weeks, Monday - Friday, from July 8-19, 2019. Classes will meet from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at High Technology High School on the Brookdale Community College Campus. 

Students must provide their own transportation to and from HTHS. Students should bring their own snacks and lunch.

Mr. Roche, research advisor and biology teacher at High Technology High School, will lead our Code Secrets computing camp.

Mr. Hanas, an engineering and computer science teacher at High Technology High School, will lead the course.

Application Deadline
The on-line application deadline is June 26.  We will send out "rolling acceptance emails" during the spring. Final acceptances will be sent on June 30 via email.

Tuition for the ten day course is $500.

The program is open to girls who will have completed the 6th  or 7th grade by June, 2019. Students must have earned a B or better in the current year's science course.

Application Process
Please fill out the on-line application. We'll send you an email acknowledgement that we received it.  


Coding and Robotics for Girls is being sponsored by CommVault. CommVault is a software company, right here in Tinton Falls, that is relentlessly focused on all things data. CommVault is dedicated to providing organizations worldwide with a radically better way to protect, manage and access data and information.