Dynamic Coding Camp

 During robotics class, all students had a hands-on learning experience where they programmed Dash and Dot robots to play basketball and learned how to use the Blocky app, the Go app, and so much more!
During robotics class, all students had a hands-on learning experience where they programmed Dash and Dot robots to play basketball and learned how to use the Blocky app, the Go app, and so much more!
Supervised by South Huntington teachers, our summer student tech interns provided one-on-one instruction enabling our campers to get the most out of their experience.
Supervised by South Huntington teachers, our summer student tech interns provided one-on-one instruction enabling our campers to get the most out of their experience.
Flying a Kite seems simple enough, but designing and building your own from scratch introduces campers to essential engineering principals.
Flying a Kite seems simple enough, but designing and building your own from scratch introduces campers to essential engineering principals.

This summer, students from South Huntington and other districts across Long Island were energized and inspired to create technology and solve problems by means by coding, robotics, and the engineering design process. Welcome to South Huntington’s Summer Coding Camp.

Each day during the camp, students participated in three unique learning experiences where they were transformed into coders, engineers, and designers, allowing them to imagine, plan, and create digital- and non-digital products. 

Students had dynamic experiences with plenty of variety.  A parent was impressed about her son’s experience, "This camp was WONDERFUL. I am hopeful that it showed him that he could be both an athlete and an academic and be proud of both. He was so happy every day to attend camp and excited to tell me in detail everything he learned. He is also building with his Legos and programming his robot again! This makes me so happy. Thank you so very much for such a dynamic camp. It did wonders for my son!"

Camp director Ms. Janine D’Elia gave us some details about what students got to experience as follows:

During our coding class, older students interacted with Google CS First and learned Scratch, a computer programming language. Our younger coders learned the basics of computer science with Scratch Jr. All students also interacted with the App Lab and Game Lab on Code.org. These labs taught students how to create apps, animations, and games that they were able to share and feature their new game for others to see and play.

During robotics class, all students had a hands-on learning experience where they programmed Dash and Dot robots to play basketball and learned how to use the Blocky app, the Go app, and so much more! Our younger students also programmed Colby The Mouse with the Code and Go activity.

During the engineering and design class, students interacted with LEGO WeDo 2.0, which is a robotics hardware and software platform. The WeDo 2.0 software provides an excellent platform for science learning, offering an innovative way for students to model reality, conduct investigations, and use design skills.

Programming is an important part of 21st-century learning, and the WeDo 2.0 software teaches programming in an intuitive way – letting students bring their creations to life while sharpening computational thinking skills like logical reasoning, pattern recognition, and modeling simulations.”

The camp was a tremendous amount of fun and the students came away with important life-long skills all inspired by technology.