July Summer Camps

July Camp Information

  • Dates: July 15 – 19, 2024
  • Days: Monday – Friday
  • Times: 9:00am – 3:30pm
  • Cost:
    • $150 per camp
      • $75 for students who qualify for Free Lunch
      • $90 for students who qualify for Reduced Lunch
  • Location: Innovation Center (33 Quail Road, Longmont CO, 80501)
  • Guest Speakers:
    • National Secuirty Agency
    • CU Boulder
    • Northrop-Grumman
    • SVVSD
  • Field Trip Included to CU-Boulder Campus

Camp Descriptions

  • Open to middle and high school students (Grades 6-12)
  • No prior experience with cybersecurity is necessary.

Interested in learning about cybersecurity?  This week-long summer course introduces students to cybersecurity and concludes with a national cybersecurity competition for middle and high school students.  The course is designed for students who have not previously participated in cybersecurity competitions and have not previously taken a cybersecurity course.  Some experience in computer science is helpful but not required.  The camp is based on the national CyberPatriot program. Topics will range from how and why to set passwords to setting security policies in both Windows and Unix.  By the conclusion of the course, you will be familiar with cybersecurity, be able to apply the concepts to both Windows and Unix operating systems, and will have the opportunity to test your skills against other beginning teams from around the country in a CyberPatriot competition.  

Questions? Contact Beth Cerrone ([email protected])

This week-long course is designed for high school students with cybersecurity experience.  Students who have taken a cybersecurity course or participated on a competitive cybersecurity team will be challenged to take their skills to the next level.  The course will challenge students to better understand cryptographic techniques, apply adversarial thinking to scenarios, identify and manage risk, and improve the cybersecurity of both traditional IT systems and the growing set of Internet of Things devices.  Participants will be practicing their skills using Capture the Flag activities.

Questions? Contact Beth Cerrone ([email protected])

  • – Participants must have prior experience with Cybersecurity through the participation on a competitive CyberPatriot team, completion of a high cybersecurity course, or other documented experience in cybersecurity.
  • – Instruction by educators from St. Vrain Valley School District and Jeffco Public Schools
  • Open to middle and high school students (Grades 6-12)
  • This class is geared towars students with some basic experience with either coding or robotics, but no expertise in either is required.

Robots are magic. The opportunity for them to do useful things is large but has been limited to the world of roboticists. Now, with Misty II, students can learn how to unleash their potential by bringing the magic of social robots to life. 

Misty II provides a new world of opportunities with robots for business, personal, research and educational use. She has a lot of capabilities for students to explore: movement, speech, and even vision recognition. This camp will teach students the tools to start developing their own skills on the Misty II while learning about all the different ways social robots are being used in our society. 

Students will be able to code Misty either through Blockly, a block-based program, or text-based languages Python and Javascript. This class is geared towards students with some basic experience with either coding or robotics, but no expertise in either is required.

Questions? Contact Axel Reitzig at [email protected]

  • Open to middle school students (Grades 6-8)

Are you a jack of all trades who wants to hone in on your passion? In this week-long camp, rising 6th-8th grade students will have the opportunity to explore various areas of interest to find one that speaks to them. They will work with their peers, as well as experts in that field, to immerse themselves in what could potentially become a career of interest. Ranging from filmmaking and production to programming and business, students can learn about many different career paths through interactive workshops, guest speakers, and mini competitions among their peers. Join now, and you will be able to experience a versatile set of future career paths to find ones that appeal to you!

Question? Contact Axel Reitzig ([email protected])

  • Open to middle and high school students
  • July 15-19, 2024
  • 9:00-3:30pm

Students will get an introduction to Artificial Intelligence and get hands-on experience with machine learning. They will train their 1/18th scale race car to prepare to race in the virtual world by training the models in a 3D racing simulator. By the end of the week, students will test their skills by racing on a physical course. In the process, students will train, evaluate, and tune RL models in the online simulator, and deploy their models onto AWS DeepRacer for a real-world autonomous experience. Some familiarity with python would be helpful but not necessary. Students will also get an introduction to AWS cloud services and will also be granted an account during the duration of the camp.

Refunds

We will be happy to offer you a full refund on July camps up until June 19, 2024. After this date refunds will not be issued. To request a refund, please reach out to the Innovation Center at 303-702-8200 or email Socorro Marquez at [email protected]

Registration

Registration for July camps will be open from March 1 – June 21, 2024. If a camp is full, you can still fill out a registration questionnaire and be put on the waitlist. If a spot opens up, someone from our team will reach out to confirm whether you’d still like to enroll. You will not be charged until you are enrolled in the camp.

Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools