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Why choose Zatna Tech Camps?

Zatna Tech Camps are designed to provide students with advantage in computer science, engineering and entrepreneurship skills they can use throughout their life. Our curriculum is developed with highest standards and always at the bleeding edge of Computer Science education. Computer science programs include: Tickle, Scratch, Snap, Game Salad, Touch Develop, Alice, App Inventor, Game Maker, Unity, Python, Java and C#. Engineering programs include: Lego WEDO 2.0, Lego Mindstorms EV3 and TETRIX. We also have various maker and coding half-day programs.

Be a creator. Be a builder. Be the future!


Certified Computer Science Instructors

Our certified instructors live and breath tech. We code. We build. We care.

Open Badges

Full-day campers earn verifiable skills, interests and achievement digital badges.

Computer Science Teachers Association Institution Member

We are an active institutional member of Computer Science Teachers Association.

Beyond Camp

Camp doesn’t end after camp. Campers identify challenges to tackle after camp themselves.

Camp Offerings

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All Pingry Hi-Tech Camps

Programming: Spheros & Drones

This course is designed for campers with no programming experience. The camp will use a programming language designed to work with real world objects, including Parrot drones, Spheros and Ollies. This course will provide an easy entry to the world of computer science principles and concepts using iPads to create and interact.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/03 - 07/07
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Variables
  • Operators
  • Boolean Logic
  • Events
  • Conditional Statements
  • Loops
  • Lists
  • Programming Design
  • Planning
  • Debugging
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Scratch

This course is designed for campers with no programming experience. The camp will use Scratch programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab. This will be the first introduction to object-based programming. This class will build a strong foundation in computer science principles and concepts all while creating animations and video games.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/03 - 07/07
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Program Design
  • Loops (Iteration)
  • Conditional Statements
  • Boolean Logic
  • Variables
  • Arrays (Lists)
  • Events Synchronization and Coordination
  • Dynamic Interaction
  • Random Numbers
  • Planning and Debugging


Camper’s Portfolio

  • 2D Animation
  • 2D Interactive Art
  • 2D Video Games
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

App Development: Game Salad

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will use GameSalad to give the first experience of creating games for mobile platforms. Campers will build a foundation in basic computer science concepts while creating apps similar to the ones might get published in mobile application stores.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Some programming experience
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/17 - 07/21
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Program Design
  • Loops (Iteration)
  • Conditional Statements
  • Boolean Logic
  • Variables
  • Arrays (Lists)
  • Events
  • Synchronization and Coordination
  • Dynamic Interaction
  • Random Numbers
  • Planning and Debugging


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Game App
  • Possibly published in mobile application stores, including App Store and Google Play Store
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

App Development: Touch Develop

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will use Touch Develop created by Microsoft Research. This will allow campers to creating apps for multiple platforms. Campers will build a foundation in basic computer science concepts while creating apps similar to the ones might get published in mobile application stores.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Some programming experience
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 08/07 - 08/11
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Game Design
  • Data Types and Variables
  • Expressions
  • Conditional Statements
  • Loops
  • Actions
  • Events
  • Pages
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Apps for various mobile platforms
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Alice

This course is designed for campers with limited or no programming experience. The camp will use Alice programming language developed by Carnegie Mellon University. Campers will be programming in a 3D object environment with tiles that correspond to standard statements in programming languages such as Java and C++.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/10 - 07/14
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Variables
  • Procedures and Functions
  • Parameters
  • Control Flow Statements
  • Sequential or Concurrent Instructions
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Events and Event Handling
  • Global and Class Level Variables and Methods
  • Graphic Manipulations
  • Inheritance


Camper’s Portfolio

  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Games
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

App Development: App Inventor

This camp is designed specifically for campers with experience in programming. The camp will use MIT App Inventor to develop Android applications that will be published in the Google Play Store. Campers will experience a real time process of creating an app, testing, debugging and publishing.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/24 - 07/28
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • User experience design
  • Event handlers
  • Conditionals
  • Sprite animation/drawing
  • Variables
  • Timed activity
  • Processing/Iterating through a list
  • Defining procedures
  • Testing/debugging
  • App publishing


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Android Apps
  • Publish in Google Play Store, world’s largest and most popular app market
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Game Development: GameMaker

This course is designed for campers with experience in programming. The camp will use Game Maker Studio to give a first experience of creating games, which might be published for various platforms including PlayStation, Xbox, Windows, Mac and mobile devices. Campers will learn about various game design and development process.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior Programming Knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/26 - 06/30
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Game design
  • Variables
  • Types
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops
  • Objects/sprites
  • Scopes of variables
  • Functions
  • Modules
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various game projects
  • Possibly published for different platforms including PlayStation, Xbox, Windows, Mac and mobile devices
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Web Development

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will cover HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This course will take also use GitHub for cooperative work, version control and pre-production. This course will provide an experience and knowledge required to produce a website.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/26 - 06/30
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • HTML Basics
  • Essential HTML5 Tags
  • CSS Basics
  • CSS Rules Conflict Resolution & Text Styling
  • The Box Model & Layout
  • Responsive Design
  • Designing User Interface
  • Good Practices in Web Development
  • JavaScript Basics
  • JavaScript Types and Common Language Constructs
  • Arrays, Closures & Namespaces
  • DOM Manipulation
  • Introduction to AJAX
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various web projects shared on GitHub
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Python

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the Python programming language. It is recommended that campers have had some prior knowledge of programming concepts; however, it is not mandatory. Campers will be working on projects incrementally utilizing the concepts they have learned over two weeks. Campers will also work on independent projects and learn the idea of abstraction – the process of taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Dates: 06/26 - 07/07
  • Price: $1,760

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Topics Covered

  • Algorithmic thinking
  • Variables
  • Types
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops
  • Recursions
  • Data structures
  • Scope of the variables
  • Objects and member methods
  • Data abstraction
  • Control abstraction
  • Conditional statements
  • Recursive and iterative loops
  • Data structures: lists, dictionaries
  • Functions
  • Procedures
  • Modules
  • Object oriented concepts
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various Python projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: JAVA

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the Java programming language. It is recommended that campers have had some prior knowledge of programming concepts; however, it is not mandatory. Campers will learn object oriented programming concepts by working on mini projects during the first week. They will learn to create their own classes and learn the concepts of inheritance and polymorphism during the second week by working on independent projects. During the second week the campers will create groups to team teach eachother and learn the concepts of inheritance and polymorphism. Also, they will work on independent projects.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Dates: 07/10 - 07/21
  • Price: $1,760

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Topics Covered

  • Statements
  • Primitive Types
  • Variables/Literals
  • Conditional Blocks
  • Loop Blocks/Nested Loop Blocks
  • Boolean Expressions
  • Arithmetic Expressions
  • Methods
  • Random Numbers
  • Objects – String/Array/ArrayList
  • Coding Conventions
  • Scopes
  • Defining Classes
  • Inheritance
  • Interfaces
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various Java projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming/Game Development: C# & Unity

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the C# programming language by developing games in Unity Environment. The camp will use Unity, the most popular toll for indie game developers, to create multiplatform 3D games and interactive experiences. It is recommended that campers have prior knowledge of programming concepts. Campers will learn the basic programming constructs with mini projects during the first week and work on independent projects during the second week. Programming concepts such as game physics, abstraction, functional, object-oriented programming and component-oriented programming will also be introduced to the campers.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Dates: 07/24 - 08/04
  • Price: $1,760

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Topics Covered

  • Data types
  • Variables
  • If statement
  • Switch statement
  • Loops
  • Functions
  • Function parameters
  • Arrays
  • Collections
  • Strings
  • File Operations
  • Properties
  • Constructors & Destructors
  • Method overloading
  • Static members
  • Inheritance
  • Abstract classes
  • More abstract classes
  • Interfaces
  • 2D and 3D Game Design
  • Vector Math
  • Inheritance
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various C# and Unity projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Advanced CS Topics: Data Structures & Algorithms

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the advanced data structures and algorithms in Java. Campers need to have prior expericence in Java. I would suggest starting with our Programing Java camp before moving on to this one. Campers will be introduced to different algorithmic techniques such as greedy, divide and conquer, and the idea of dymamic programming. They will be exposed to data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues and trees.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Must have completed our JAVA camp or college level JAVA program
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 08/07 - 08/11
  • Price: $1,760

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Robotics: Lego Mindstorms EV3 Level 1

This course is designed for campres with no robotics experience. The camp will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to give the first introduction to robotics. Campers will work with structurally-sound building techniques, different types of sensors and motors, and basic robotics programming using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/10 - 07/14
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Gear trains
  • Servo motors
  • Touch sensors
  • Ultrasonic sensors
  • Light sensors
  • Sound sensors
  • Design Planning & Reviews
  • Design Tradeoffs
  • Prototyping
  • Programming from the Brick
  • Intro to Mindstorms EV3 Software


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Understanding of how different components work
  • How to build structurally sound robots
  • Ability to program robots
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Robotics: Lego Mindstorms EV3 Level 2

This course is designed for campers with some robotics experience. The camp will reinforce basic engineering skills, with a strong emphasis on programming. Campers will be learning from the basic programming constructs. Campers will build advanced robots with custom programs using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/24 - 07/28
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Design planning
  • Design reviews
  • Design tradeoffs
  • Prototyping
  • Loops
  • Conditional statements
  • Controlling input/output: sensors and motors (event handling)
  • Variables
  • Parameters
  • Software Planning and Debugging


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Advanced robotics programming
  • Advanced robotics design and development
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Robotics: TETRIX

This course is designed for campers with robotics experiences. The camp will use Tetrix robotics systems. Tetrix robotics supports advanced robotics engineering builds and programming. Campers will build different robots to familiarize themselves with the components. The week will culminate with a final project to demonstrate their mastery.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming & robotics knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/31 - 08/11
  • Price: $880

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Tech Entrepreneurship: Think Up Level 1

Registration for this program is usually by invitation only.

This is a week-long program for advanced campers who have completed at least four of the full day Pingry Hi-Tech camps. The campers will dive deep and discover different elements of developing and formulating ideas. The campers use their entrepreneurial spirit to develop viable solutions and possible business plans. The campers prepare and deliver fine-tuned pitche and presentation.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of Four full-day Pingry Hi-Tech camps
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/17 - 07/21
  • Price: $1,320

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Tech Entrepreneurship: Think Up Level 2

Registration for this program is usually by invitation only.

This is a week-long program for advanced campers who have completed at least four of the full day Pingry Hi-Tech camps. The campers will dive deep and discover different elements of developing and formulating ideas. The campers use their entrepreneurial spirit to develop viable solutions and possible business plans. The campers prepare and deliver fine-tuned pitche and presentation.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of Four full-day Pingry Hi-Tech camps
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/31 - 08/04
  • Price: $1,320

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Programming: ScratchJr

This camp is designed specifically for campers in kindergarten to second grade to introduce coding, the new literacy for the modern world. Campers will learn to code using Scratch Jr. Campers will be using symbol-based user interface to teach their characters to behave in a manner that they want, creating stories and interactive media.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 6/12- 06/16 (PM), 06/26 - 06/30 (AM), 07/17 - 07/21 (PM)
  • Price: $450

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Programming: Hopscotch

This camp is designed specifically for campers in third to fifth grade and is the third of the enrichment programming camps. Campers will be using Hopscotch. Hopschotch is a powerful drag and drop programming environment. It facilitaes learning simple to complex programming concepts such as sequencing, abstraction, values, and conditionals. If they can think it, they can make it.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/19 - 06/23 (PM), 07/03 - 07/07 (AM), 07/24 - 07/28 (PM)
  • Price: $450

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Programming: Spheros & Drones Level 0

This course is designed for campers in third to fifth grade and is the fourth of the enrichment programming camps. The camp will use a programming language designed to work with real world objects, including Parrot drones, Spheros and Ollies. This course will provide an easy entry to the world of computer science principles and concepts using iPads to create and interact.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/12 - 06/16 (PM), 07/10 - 07/14 (AM), 08/07 - 08/11 (PM)
  • Price: $450

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Programming: Scratch Level 0

This course is designed for boys and girls in third to fifth grade and is the fifth of the enrichment programming camps. This half-day camp will use Scratch programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab. This will be the first introduction to object-based programming, building a foundation of computer science principles and concepts while creating animations and video games.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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Robotics: Lego WEDO Animals & Adventures

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. Campers will build, program, and play with various themed robots. The campers create various wild animal robots such as a hungry alligator, flying bird, and roaring lion. The campers will also participate in adventure stories such as helicopter rescue, giant escape, and sailboat storm.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/19 - 06/23 (PM), 06/26 - 06/30 (PM), 07/17 - 07/21 (AM)
  • Price: $450

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Robotics: Lego WEDO Motors & Mechanisms

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. Campers will build, program, and play with various themed robots. The campers will experience various soccer themed robots such as goal kicker, goal keeper, and cheerful fans and work with mechanism themed robots such as dancing birds, smart spinner, and drumming monkey.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/12 - 06/16 (PM), 07/03 - 07/07 (PM), 07/24 - 07/28 (AM)
  • Price: $450

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Robotics: Mindstorms EV3 Level 0

This course is designed for campers with no robotics experience. The camp will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to give an introduction to robotics. Campers will work with structurally-sound building techniques, different types of sensors and motors, and some basic robotics programming using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/19 - 06/23 (PM), 07/31 - 08/04 (PM)
  • Price: $450

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Electrical Engineering: Inventor School

This camp is designed specifically for campers in in kindergarten to fifth grade to introduce electrical engineering using Makey Makey, an invention kit that can turn everyday objects into interact-able components for the computer and LittleBits, electronic building blocks that empower everyone to create inventions. Campers will work a wide variety of projects.

  • Grades: K - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/10 - /07/14 (PM), 08/07 - 08/11 (AM)
  • Price: $450

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Full Day

Full Day Pingry Hi-Tech Camps

Programming: Spheros & Drones

This course is designed for campers with no programming experience. The camp will use a programming language designed to work with real world objects, including Parrot drones, Spheros and Ollies. This course will provide an easy entry to the world of computer science principles and concepts using iPads to create and interact.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/03 - 07/07
  • Price: $880

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Variables
  • Operators
  • Boolean Logic
  • Events
  • Conditional Statements
  • Loops
  • Lists
  • Programming Design
  • Planning
  • Debugging
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Scratch

This course is designed for campers with no programming experience. The camp will use Scratch programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab. This will be the first introduction to object-based programming. This class will build a strong foundation in computer science principles and concepts all while creating animations and video games.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/03 - 07/07
  • Price: $880

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Program Design
  • Loops (Iteration)
  • Conditional Statements
  • Boolean Logic
  • Variables
  • Arrays (Lists)
  • Events Synchronization and Coordination
  • Dynamic Interaction
  • Random Numbers
  • Planning and Debugging


Camper’s Portfolio

  • 2D Animation
  • 2D Interactive Art
  • 2D Video Games
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

App Development: Game Salad

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will use GameSalad to give the first experience of creating games for mobile platforms. Campers will build a foundation in basic computer science concepts while creating apps similar to the ones might get published in mobile application stores.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Some programming experience
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/17 - 07/21
  • Price: $880

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Program Design
  • Loops (Iteration)
  • Conditional Statements
  • Boolean Logic
  • Variables
  • Arrays (Lists)
  • Events
  • Synchronization and Coordination
  • Dynamic Interaction
  • Random Numbers
  • Planning and Debugging


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Game App
  • Possibly published in mobile application stores, including App Store and Google Play Store
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

App Development: Touch Develop

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will use Touch Develop created by Microsoft Research. This will allow campers to creating apps for multiple platforms. Campers will build a foundation in basic computer science concepts while creating apps similar to the ones might get published in mobile application stores.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Some programming experience
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 08/07 - 08/11
  • Price: $880

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Game Design
  • Data Types and Variables
  • Expressions
  • Conditional Statements
  • Loops
  • Actions
  • Events
  • Pages
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Apps for various mobile platforms
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Alice

This course is designed for campers with limited or no programming experience. The camp will use Alice programming language developed by Carnegie Mellon University. Campers will be programming in a 3D object environment with tiles that correspond to standard statements in programming languages such as Java and C++.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/10 - 07/14
  • Price: $880

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Variables
  • Procedures and Functions
  • Parameters
  • Control Flow Statements
  • Sequential or Concurrent Instructions
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Events and Event Handling
  • Global and Class Level Variables and Methods
  • Graphic Manipulations
  • Inheritance


Camper’s Portfolio

  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Games
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

App Development: App Inventor

This camp is designed specifically for campers with experience in programming. The camp will use MIT App Inventor to develop Android applications that will be published in the Google Play Store. Campers will experience a real time process of creating an app, testing, debugging and publishing.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/24 - 07/28
  • Price: $880

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • User experience design
  • Event handlers
  • Conditionals
  • Sprite animation/drawing
  • Variables
  • Timed activity
  • Processing/Iterating through a list
  • Defining procedures
  • Testing/debugging
  • App publishing


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Android Apps
  • Publish in Google Play Store, world’s largest and most popular app market
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Game Development: GameMaker

This course is designed for campers with experience in programming. The camp will use Game Maker Studio to give a first experience of creating games, which might be published for various platforms including PlayStation, Xbox, Windows, Mac and mobile devices. Campers will learn about various game design and development process.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior Programming Knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/26 - 06/30
  • Price: $880

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Game design
  • Variables
  • Types
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops
  • Objects/sprites
  • Scopes of variables
  • Functions
  • Modules
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various game projects
  • Possibly published for different platforms including PlayStation, Xbox, Windows, Mac and mobile devices
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Web Development

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will cover HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This course will take also use GitHub for cooperative work, version control and pre-production. This course will provide an experience and knowledge required to produce a website.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/26 - 06/30
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • HTML Basics
  • Essential HTML5 Tags
  • CSS Basics
  • CSS Rules Conflict Resolution & Text Styling
  • The Box Model & Layout
  • Responsive Design
  • Designing User Interface
  • Good Practices in Web Development
  • JavaScript Basics
  • JavaScript Types and Common Language Constructs
  • Arrays, Closures & Namespaces
  • DOM Manipulation
  • Introduction to AJAX
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various web projects shared on GitHub
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Python

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the Python programming language. It is recommended that campers have had some prior knowledge of programming concepts; however, it is not mandatory. Campers will be working on projects incrementally utilizing the concepts they have learned over two weeks. Campers will also work on independent projects and learn the idea of abstraction – the process of taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Dates: 06/26 - 07/07
  • Price: $1,760

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Topics Covered

  • Algorithmic thinking
  • Variables
  • Types
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops
  • Recursions
  • Data structures
  • Scope of the variables
  • Objects and member methods
  • Data abstraction
  • Control abstraction
  • Conditional statements
  • Recursive and iterative loops
  • Data structures: lists, dictionaries
  • Functions
  • Procedures
  • Modules
  • Object oriented concepts
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various Python projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: JAVA

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the Java programming language. It is recommended that campers have had some prior knowledge of programming concepts; however, it is not mandatory. Campers will learn object oriented programming concepts by working on mini projects during the first week. They will learn to create their own classes and learn the concepts of inheritance and polymorphism during the second week by working on independent projects. During the second week the campers will create groups to team teach eachother and learn the concepts of inheritance and polymorphism. Also, they will work on independent projects.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Dates: 07/10 - 07/21
  • Price: $1,760

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Topics Covered

  • Statements
  • Primitive Types
  • Variables/Literals
  • Conditional Blocks
  • Loop Blocks/Nested Loop Blocks
  • Boolean Expressions
  • Arithmetic Expressions
  • Methods
  • Random Numbers
  • Objects – String/Array/ArrayList
  • Coding Conventions
  • Scopes
  • Defining Classes
  • Inheritance
  • Interfaces
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various Java projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming/Game Development: C# & Unity

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the C# programming language by developing games in Unity Environment. The camp will use Unity, the most popular toll for indie game developers, to create multiplatform 3D games and interactive experiences. It is recommended that campers have prior knowledge of programming concepts. Campers will learn the basic programming constructs with mini projects during the first week and work on independent projects during the second week. Programming concepts such as game physics, abstraction, functional, object-oriented programming and component-oriented programming will also be introduced to the campers.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Dates: 07/24 - 08/04
  • Price: $1,760

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Topics Covered

  • Data types
  • Variables
  • If statement
  • Switch statement
  • Loops
  • Functions
  • Function parameters
  • Arrays
  • Collections
  • Strings
  • File Operations
  • Properties
  • Constructors & Destructors
  • Method overloading
  • Static members
  • Inheritance
  • Abstract classes
  • More abstract classes
  • Interfaces
  • 2D and 3D Game Design
  • Vector Math
  • Inheritance
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various C# and Unity projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Advanced CS Topics: Data Structures & Algorithms

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the advanced data structures and algorithms in Java. Campers need to have prior expericence in Java. I would suggest starting with our Programing Java camp before moving on to this one. Campers will be introduced to different algorithmic techniques such as greedy, divide and conquer, and the idea of dymamic programming. They will be exposed to data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues and trees.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Must have completed our JAVA camp or college level JAVA program
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 08/07 - 08/11
  • Price: $1,760

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Robotics: Lego Mindstorms EV3 Level 1

This course is designed for campres with no robotics experience. The camp will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to give the first introduction to robotics. Campers will work with structurally-sound building techniques, different types of sensors and motors, and basic robotics programming using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/10 - 07/14
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Gear trains
  • Servo motors
  • Touch sensors
  • Ultrasonic sensors
  • Light sensors
  • Sound sensors
  • Design Planning & Reviews
  • Design Tradeoffs
  • Prototyping
  • Programming from the Brick
  • Intro to Mindstorms EV3 Software


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Understanding of how different components work
  • How to build structurally sound robots
  • Ability to program robots
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Robotics: Lego Mindstorms EV3 Level 2

This course is designed for campers with some robotics experience. The camp will reinforce basic engineering skills, with a strong emphasis on programming. Campers will be learning from the basic programming constructs. Campers will build advanced robots with custom programs using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/24 - 07/28
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Design planning
  • Design reviews
  • Design tradeoffs
  • Prototyping
  • Loops
  • Conditional statements
  • Controlling input/output: sensors and motors (event handling)
  • Variables
  • Parameters
  • Software Planning and Debugging


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Advanced robotics programming
  • Advanced robotics design and development
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Robotics: TETRIX

This course is designed for campers with robotics experiences. The camp will use Tetrix robotics systems. Tetrix robotics supports advanced robotics engineering builds and programming. Campers will build different robots to familiarize themselves with the components. The week will culminate with a final project to demonstrate their mastery.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming & robotics knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/31 - 08/11
  • Price: $880

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Tech Entrepreneurship: Think Up Level 1

Registration for this program is usually by invitation only.

This is a week-long program for advanced campers who have completed at least four of the full day Pingry Hi-Tech camps. The campers will dive deep and discover different elements of developing and formulating ideas. The campers use their entrepreneurial spirit to develop viable solutions and possible business plans. The campers prepare and deliver fine-tuned pitche and presentation.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of Four full-day Pingry Hi-Tech camps
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/17 - 07/21
  • Price: $1,320

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Tech Entrepreneurship: Think Up Level 2

Registration for this program is usually by invitation only.

This is a week-long program for advanced campers who have completed at least four of the full day Pingry Hi-Tech camps. The campers will dive deep and discover different elements of developing and formulating ideas. The campers use their entrepreneurial spirit to develop viable solutions and possible business plans. The campers prepare and deliver fine-tuned pitche and presentation.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of Four full-day Pingry Hi-Tech camps
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/31 - 08/04
  • Price: $1,320

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Half Day

Half Day Pingry Hi-Tech Camps

Programming: ScratchJr

This camp is designed specifically for campers in kindergarten to second grade to introduce coding, the new literacy for the modern world. Campers will learn to code using Scratch Jr. Campers will be using symbol-based user interface to teach their characters to behave in a manner that they want, creating stories and interactive media.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 6/12- 06/16 (PM), 06/26 - 06/30 (AM), 07/17 - 07/21 (PM)
  • Price: $450

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Programming: Hopscotch

This camp is designed specifically for campers in third to fifth grade and is the third of the enrichment programming camps. Campers will be using Hopscotch. Hopschotch is a powerful drag and drop programming environment. It facilitaes learning simple to complex programming concepts such as sequencing, abstraction, values, and conditionals. If they can think it, they can make it.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/19 - 06/23 (PM), 07/03 - 07/07 (AM), 07/24 - 07/28 (PM)
  • Price: $450

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Programming: Spheros & Drones Level 0

This course is designed for campers in third to fifth grade and is the fourth of the enrichment programming camps. The camp will use a programming language designed to work with real world objects, including Parrot drones, Spheros and Ollies. This course will provide an easy entry to the world of computer science principles and concepts using iPads to create and interact.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/12 - 06/16 (PM), 07/10 - 07/14 (AM), 08/07 - 08/11 (PM)
  • Price: $450

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Programming: Scratch Level 0

This course is designed for boys and girls in third to fifth grade and is the fifth of the enrichment programming camps. This half-day camp will use Scratch programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab. This will be the first introduction to object-based programming, building a foundation of computer science principles and concepts while creating animations and video games.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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Robotics: Lego WEDO Animals & Adventures

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. Campers will build, program, and play with various themed robots. The campers create various wild animal robots such as a hungry alligator, flying bird, and roaring lion. The campers will also participate in adventure stories such as helicopter rescue, giant escape, and sailboat storm.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/19 - 06/23 (PM), 06/26 - 06/30 (PM), 07/17 - 07/21 (AM)
  • Price: $450

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Robotics: Lego WEDO Motors & Mechanisms

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. Campers will build, program, and play with various themed robots. The campers will experience various soccer themed robots such as goal kicker, goal keeper, and cheerful fans and work with mechanism themed robots such as dancing birds, smart spinner, and drumming monkey.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/12 - 06/16 (PM), 07/03 - 07/07 (PM), 07/24 - 07/28 (AM)
  • Price: $450

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Robotics: Mindstorms EV3 Level 0

This course is designed for campers with no robotics experience. The camp will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to give an introduction to robotics. Campers will work with structurally-sound building techniques, different types of sensors and motors, and some basic robotics programming using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/19 - 06/23 (PM), 07/31 - 08/04 (PM)
  • Price: $450

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Electrical Engineering: Inventor School

This camp is designed specifically for campers in in kindergarten to fifth grade to introduce electrical engineering using Makey Makey, an invention kit that can turn everyday objects into interact-able components for the computer and LittleBits, electronic building blocks that empower everyone to create inventions. Campers will work a wide variety of projects.

  • Grades: K - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/10 - /07/14 (PM), 08/07 - 08/11 (AM)
  • Price: $450

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K - 2nd

K- 2nd Grade Pingry Hi-Tech Camps

Programming: ScratchJr

This camp is designed specifically for campers in kindergarten to second grade to introduce coding, the new literacy for the modern world. Campers will learn to code using Scratch Jr. Campers will be using symbol-based user interface to teach their characters to behave in a manner that they want, creating stories and interactive media.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 6/12- 06/16 (PM), 06/26 - 06/30 (AM), 07/17 - 07/21 (PM)
  • Price: $450

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Robotics: Lego WEDO Animals & Adventures

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. Campers will build, program, and play with various themed robots. The campers create various wild animal robots such as a hungry alligator, flying bird, and roaring lion. The campers will also participate in adventure stories such as helicopter rescue, giant escape, and sailboat storm.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/19 - 06/23 (PM), 06/26 - 06/30 (PM), 07/17 - 07/21 (AM)
  • Price: $450

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Robotics: Lego WEDO Motors & Mechanisms

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. Campers will build, program, and play with various themed robots. The campers will experience various soccer themed robots such as goal kicker, goal keeper, and cheerful fans and work with mechanism themed robots such as dancing birds, smart spinner, and drumming monkey.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/12 - 06/16 (PM), 07/03 - 07/07 (PM), 07/24 - 07/28 (AM)
  • Price: $450

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Electrical Engineering: Inventor School

This camp is designed specifically for campers in in kindergarten to fifth grade to introduce electrical engineering using Makey Makey, an invention kit that can turn everyday objects into interact-able components for the computer and LittleBits, electronic building blocks that empower everyone to create inventions. Campers will work a wide variety of projects.

  • Grades: K - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/10 - /07/14 (PM), 08/07 - 08/11 (AM)
  • Price: $450

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3rd - 5th

3rd - 5th Grade Pingry Hi-Tech Camps

Programming: Spheros & Drones

This course is designed for campers with no programming experience. The camp will use a programming language designed to work with real world objects, including Parrot drones, Spheros and Ollies. This course will provide an easy entry to the world of computer science principles and concepts using iPads to create and interact.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/03 - 07/07
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Variables
  • Operators
  • Boolean Logic
  • Events
  • Conditional Statements
  • Loops
  • Lists
  • Programming Design
  • Planning
  • Debugging
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Scratch

This course is designed for campers with no programming experience. The camp will use Scratch programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab. This will be the first introduction to object-based programming. This class will build a strong foundation in computer science principles and concepts all while creating animations and video games.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/03 - 07/07
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Program Design
  • Loops (Iteration)
  • Conditional Statements
  • Boolean Logic
  • Variables
  • Arrays (Lists)
  • Events Synchronization and Coordination
  • Dynamic Interaction
  • Random Numbers
  • Planning and Debugging


Camper’s Portfolio

  • 2D Animation
  • 2D Interactive Art
  • 2D Video Games
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

App Development: Game Salad

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will use GameSalad to give the first experience of creating games for mobile platforms. Campers will build a foundation in basic computer science concepts while creating apps similar to the ones might get published in mobile application stores.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Some programming experience
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/17 - 07/21
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Program Design
  • Loops (Iteration)
  • Conditional Statements
  • Boolean Logic
  • Variables
  • Arrays (Lists)
  • Events
  • Synchronization and Coordination
  • Dynamic Interaction
  • Random Numbers
  • Planning and Debugging


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Game App
  • Possibly published in mobile application stores, including App Store and Google Play Store
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

App Development: Touch Develop

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will use Touch Develop created by Microsoft Research. This will allow campers to creating apps for multiple platforms. Campers will build a foundation in basic computer science concepts while creating apps similar to the ones might get published in mobile application stores.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Some programming experience
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 08/07 - 08/11
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Game Design
  • Data Types and Variables
  • Expressions
  • Conditional Statements
  • Loops
  • Actions
  • Events
  • Pages
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Apps for various mobile platforms
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Robotics: Lego Mindstorms EV3 Level 1

This course is designed for campres with no robotics experience. The camp will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to give the first introduction to robotics. Campers will work with structurally-sound building techniques, different types of sensors and motors, and basic robotics programming using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/10 - 07/14
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Gear trains
  • Servo motors
  • Touch sensors
  • Ultrasonic sensors
  • Light sensors
  • Sound sensors
  • Design Planning & Reviews
  • Design Tradeoffs
  • Prototyping
  • Programming from the Brick
  • Intro to Mindstorms EV3 Software


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Understanding of how different components work
  • How to build structurally sound robots
  • Ability to program robots
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Tech Entrepreneurship: Think Up Level 1

Registration for this program is usually by invitation only.

This is a week-long program for advanced campers who have completed at least four of the full day Pingry Hi-Tech camps. The campers will dive deep and discover different elements of developing and formulating ideas. The campers use their entrepreneurial spirit to develop viable solutions and possible business plans. The campers prepare and deliver fine-tuned pitche and presentation.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of Four full-day Pingry Hi-Tech camps
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/17 - 07/21
  • Price: $1,320

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Programming: Hopscotch

This camp is designed specifically for campers in third to fifth grade and is the third of the enrichment programming camps. Campers will be using Hopscotch. Hopschotch is a powerful drag and drop programming environment. It facilitaes learning simple to complex programming concepts such as sequencing, abstraction, values, and conditionals. If they can think it, they can make it.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/19 - 06/23 (PM), 07/03 - 07/07 (AM), 07/24 - 07/28 (PM)
  • Price: $450

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Programming: Spheros & Drones Level 0

This course is designed for campers in third to fifth grade and is the fourth of the enrichment programming camps. The camp will use a programming language designed to work with real world objects, including Parrot drones, Spheros and Ollies. This course will provide an easy entry to the world of computer science principles and concepts using iPads to create and interact.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/12 - 06/16 (PM), 07/10 - 07/14 (AM), 08/07 - 08/11 (PM)
  • Price: $450

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Programming: Scratch Level 0

This course is designed for boys and girls in third to fifth grade and is the fifth of the enrichment programming camps. This half-day camp will use Scratch programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab. This will be the first introduction to object-based programming, building a foundation of computer science principles and concepts while creating animations and video games.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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Robotics: Mindstorms EV3 Level 0

This course is designed for campers with no robotics experience. The camp will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to give an introduction to robotics. Campers will work with structurally-sound building techniques, different types of sensors and motors, and some basic robotics programming using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/19 - 06/23 (PM), 07/31 - 08/04 (PM)
  • Price: $450

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Electrical Engineering: Inventor School

This camp is designed specifically for campers in in kindergarten to fifth grade to introduce electrical engineering using Makey Makey, an invention kit that can turn everyday objects into interact-able components for the computer and LittleBits, electronic building blocks that empower everyone to create inventions. Campers will work a wide variety of projects.

  • Grades: K - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/10 - /07/14 (PM), 08/07 - 08/11 (AM)
  • Price: $450

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6th - 8th

6th - 8th Grade Pingry Hi-Tech Camps

Programming: Alice

This course is designed for campers with limited or no programming experience. The camp will use Alice programming language developed by Carnegie Mellon University. Campers will be programming in a 3D object environment with tiles that correspond to standard statements in programming languages such as Java and C++.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/10 - 07/14
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Variables
  • Procedures and Functions
  • Parameters
  • Control Flow Statements
  • Sequential or Concurrent Instructions
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Events and Event Handling
  • Global and Class Level Variables and Methods
  • Graphic Manipulations
  • Inheritance


Camper’s Portfolio

  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Games
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

App Development: App Inventor

This camp is designed specifically for campers with experience in programming. The camp will use MIT App Inventor to develop Android applications that will be published in the Google Play Store. Campers will experience a real time process of creating an app, testing, debugging and publishing.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/24 - 07/28
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • User experience design
  • Event handlers
  • Conditionals
  • Sprite animation/drawing
  • Variables
  • Timed activity
  • Processing/Iterating through a list
  • Defining procedures
  • Testing/debugging
  • App publishing


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Android Apps
  • Publish in Google Play Store, world’s largest and most popular app market
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Game Development: GameMaker

This course is designed for campers with experience in programming. The camp will use Game Maker Studio to give a first experience of creating games, which might be published for various platforms including PlayStation, Xbox, Windows, Mac and mobile devices. Campers will learn about various game design and development process.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior Programming Knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/26 - 06/30
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Game design
  • Variables
  • Types
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops
  • Objects/sprites
  • Scopes of variables
  • Functions
  • Modules
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various game projects
  • Possibly published for different platforms including PlayStation, Xbox, Windows, Mac and mobile devices
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Web Development

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will cover HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This course will take also use GitHub for cooperative work, version control and pre-production. This course will provide an experience and knowledge required to produce a website.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/26 - 06/30
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • HTML Basics
  • Essential HTML5 Tags
  • CSS Basics
  • CSS Rules Conflict Resolution & Text Styling
  • The Box Model & Layout
  • Responsive Design
  • Designing User Interface
  • Good Practices in Web Development
  • JavaScript Basics
  • JavaScript Types and Common Language Constructs
  • Arrays, Closures & Namespaces
  • DOM Manipulation
  • Introduction to AJAX
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various web projects shared on GitHub
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Python

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the Python programming language. It is recommended that campers have had some prior knowledge of programming concepts; however, it is not mandatory. Campers will be working on projects incrementally utilizing the concepts they have learned over two weeks. Campers will also work on independent projects and learn the idea of abstraction – the process of taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Dates: 06/26 - 07/07
  • Price: $1,760

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Topics Covered

  • Algorithmic thinking
  • Variables
  • Types
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops
  • Recursions
  • Data structures
  • Scope of the variables
  • Objects and member methods
  • Data abstraction
  • Control abstraction
  • Conditional statements
  • Recursive and iterative loops
  • Data structures: lists, dictionaries
  • Functions
  • Procedures
  • Modules
  • Object oriented concepts
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various Python projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: JAVA

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the Java programming language. It is recommended that campers have had some prior knowledge of programming concepts; however, it is not mandatory. Campers will learn object oriented programming concepts by working on mini projects during the first week. They will learn to create their own classes and learn the concepts of inheritance and polymorphism during the second week by working on independent projects. During the second week the campers will create groups to team teach eachother and learn the concepts of inheritance and polymorphism. Also, they will work on independent projects.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Dates: 07/10 - 07/21
  • Price: $1,760

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Topics Covered

  • Statements
  • Primitive Types
  • Variables/Literals
  • Conditional Blocks
  • Loop Blocks/Nested Loop Blocks
  • Boolean Expressions
  • Arithmetic Expressions
  • Methods
  • Random Numbers
  • Objects – String/Array/ArrayList
  • Coding Conventions
  • Scopes
  • Defining Classes
  • Inheritance
  • Interfaces
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various Java projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming/Game Development: C# & Unity

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the C# programming language by developing games in Unity Environment. The camp will use Unity, the most popular toll for indie game developers, to create multiplatform 3D games and interactive experiences. It is recommended that campers have prior knowledge of programming concepts. Campers will learn the basic programming constructs with mini projects during the first week and work on independent projects during the second week. Programming concepts such as game physics, abstraction, functional, object-oriented programming and component-oriented programming will also be introduced to the campers.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Dates: 07/24 - 08/04
  • Price: $1,760

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Topics Covered

  • Data types
  • Variables
  • If statement
  • Switch statement
  • Loops
  • Functions
  • Function parameters
  • Arrays
  • Collections
  • Strings
  • File Operations
  • Properties
  • Constructors & Destructors
  • Method overloading
  • Static members
  • Inheritance
  • Abstract classes
  • More abstract classes
  • Interfaces
  • 2D and 3D Game Design
  • Vector Math
  • Inheritance
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various C# and Unity projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Advanced CS Topics: Data Structures & Algorithms

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the advanced data structures and algorithms in Java. Campers need to have prior expericence in Java. I would suggest starting with our Programing Java camp before moving on to this one. Campers will be introduced to different algorithmic techniques such as greedy, divide and conquer, and the idea of dymamic programming. They will be exposed to data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues and trees.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Must have completed our JAVA camp or college level JAVA program
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 08/07 - 08/11
  • Price: $1,760

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Robotics: Lego Mindstorms EV3 Level 2

This course is designed for campers with some robotics experience. The camp will reinforce basic engineering skills, with a strong emphasis on programming. Campers will be learning from the basic programming constructs. Campers will build advanced robots with custom programs using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/24 - 07/28
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Design planning
  • Design reviews
  • Design tradeoffs
  • Prototyping
  • Loops
  • Conditional statements
  • Controlling input/output: sensors and motors (event handling)
  • Variables
  • Parameters
  • Software Planning and Debugging


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Advanced robotics programming
  • Advanced robotics design and development
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Robotics: TETRIX

This course is designed for campers with robotics experiences. The camp will use Tetrix robotics systems. Tetrix robotics supports advanced robotics engineering builds and programming. Campers will build different robots to familiarize themselves with the components. The week will culminate with a final project to demonstrate their mastery.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming & robotics knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/31 - 08/11
  • Price: $880

Register Now

Tech Entrepreneurship: Think Up Level 2

Registration for this program is usually by invitation only.

This is a week-long program for advanced campers who have completed at least four of the full day Pingry Hi-Tech camps. The campers will dive deep and discover different elements of developing and formulating ideas. The campers use their entrepreneurial spirit to develop viable solutions and possible business plans. The campers prepare and deliver fine-tuned pitche and presentation.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of Four full-day Pingry Hi-Tech camps
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/31 - 08/04
  • Price: $1,320

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Camps By Week

Basking Ridge

06/26 - 06/30

Programming: Python (Full Day, 2 Weeks)

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the Python programming language. It is recommended that campers have had some prior knowledge of programming concepts; however, it is not mandatory. Campers will be working on projects incrementally utilizing the concepts they have learned over two weeks. Campers will also work on independent projects and learn the idea of abstraction – the process of taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics.

  • Grades: 5th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Price: $1,760

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Algorithmic thinking
  • Variables
  • Types
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops
  • Recursions
  • Data structures
  • Scope of the variables
  • Objects and member methods
  • Data abstraction
  • Control abstraction
  • Conditional statements
  • Recursive and iterative loops
  • Data structures: lists, dictionaries
  • Functions
  • Procedures
  • Modules
  • Object oriented concepts
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various Python projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Web Development (Full Day)

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will cover HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This course will take also use GitHub for cooperative work, version control and pre-production. This course will provide an experience and knowledge required to produce a website.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $880

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • HTML Basics
  • Essential HTML5 Tags
  • CSS Basics
  • CSS Rules Conflict Resolution & Text Styling
  • The Box Model & Layout
  • Responsive Design
  • Designing User Interface
  • Good Practices in Web Development
  • JavaScript Basics
  • JavaScript Types and Common Language Constructs
  • Arrays, Closures & Namespaces
  • DOM Manipulation
  • Introduction to AJAX
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various web projects shared on GitHub
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Game Development: GameMaker (Full Day)

This course is designed for campers with experience in programming. The camp will use Game Maker Studio to give a first experience of creating games, which might be published for various platforms including PlayStation, Xbox, Windows, Mac and mobile devices. Campers will learn about various game design and development process.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior Programming Knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $880

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Game design
  • Variables
  • Types
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops
  • Objects/sprites
  • Scopes of variables
  • Functions
  • Modules
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various game projects
  • Possibly published for different platforms including PlayStation, Xbox, Windows, Mac and mobile devices
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: ScratchJr (Half Day, AM)

This camp is designed specifically for campers in kindergarten to second grade to introduce coding, the new literacy for the modern world. Campers will learn to code using Scratch Jr. Campers will be using symbol-based user interface to teach their characters to behave in a manner that they want, creating stories and interactive media.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

Register Now

Robotics: WEDO Animals & Adventures (Half Day, PM)

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. Campers will build, program, and play with various themed robots. The campers create various wild animal robots such as a hungry alligator, flying bird, and roaring lion. The campers will also participate in adventure stories such as helicopter rescue, giant escape, and sailboat storm.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

Register Now

07/03 - 07/07

Programming: Python (Full Day, 2 Weeks)

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the Python programming language. It is recommended that campers have had some prior knowledge of programming concepts; however, it is not mandatory. Campers will be working on projects incrementally utilizing the concepts they have learned over two weeks. Campers will also work on independent projects and learn the idea of abstraction – the process of taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics.

  • Grades: 5th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Price: $1,760

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Algorithmic thinking
  • Variables
  • Types
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops
  • Recursions
  • Data structures
  • Scope of the variables
  • Objects and member methods
  • Data abstraction
  • Control abstraction
  • Conditional statements
  • Recursive and iterative loops
  • Data structures: lists, dictionaries
  • Functions
  • Procedures
  • Modules
  • Object oriented concepts
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various Python projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Scratch (Full Day)

This course is designed for campers with no programming experience. The camp will use Scratch programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab. This will be the first introduction to object-based programming. This class will build a strong foundation in computer science principles and concepts all while creating animations and video games.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Program Design
  • Loops (Iteration)
  • Conditional Statements
  • Boolean Logic
  • Variables
  • Arrays (Lists)
  • Events Synchronization and Coordination
  • Dynamic Interaction
  • Random Numbers
  • Planning and Debugging


Camper’s Portfolio

  • 2D Animation
  • 2D Interactive Art
  • 2D Video Games
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Spheros & Drones (Full Day)

This course is designed for campers with no programming experience. The camp will use a programming language designed to work with real world objects, including Parrot drones, Spheros and Ollies. This course will provide an easy entry to the world of computer science principles and concepts using iPads to create and interact.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $880

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Variables
  • Operators
  • Boolean Logic
  • Events
  • Conditional Statements
  • Loops
  • Lists
  • Programming Design
  • Planning
  • Debugging
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Hopscotch (Half Day, AM)

This camp is designed specifically for campers in third to fifth grade and is the third of the enrichment programming camps. Campers will be using Hopscotch. Hopschotch is a powerful drag and drop programming environment. It facilitaes learning simple to complex programming concepts such as sequencing, abstraction, values, and conditionals. If they can think it, they can make it.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

Register Now

Robotics: WEDO Motors & Mechanisms (Half Day, PM)

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. Campers will build, program, and play with various themed robots. The campers will experience various soccer themed robots such as goal kicker, goal keeper, and cheerful fans and work with mechanism themed robots such as dancing birds, smart spinner, and drumming monkey.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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07/10 - 07/14

Programming: Alice (Full Day)

This course is designed for campers with limited or no programming experience. The camp will use Alice programming language developed by Carnegie Mellon University. Campers will be programming in a 3D object environment with tiles that correspond to standard statements in programming languages such as Java and C++.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Variables
  • Procedures and Functions
  • Parameters
  • Control Flow Statements
  • Sequential or Concurrent Instructions
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Events and Event Handling
  • Global and Class Level Variables and Methods
  • Graphic Manipulations
  • Inheritance


Camper’s Portfolio

  • 3D Animation
  • 3D Games
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: JAVA (Full Day, 2 Weeks)

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the Java programming language. It is recommended that campers have had some prior knowledge of programming concepts; however, it is not mandatory. Campers will learn object oriented programming concepts by working on mini projects during the first week. They will learn to create their own classes and learn the concepts of inheritance and polymorphism during the second week by working on independent projects. During the second week the campers will create groups to team teach eachother and learn the concepts of inheritance and polymorphism. Also, they will work on independent projects.

  • Grades: 5th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Price: $1,760

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Statements
  • Primitive Types
  • Variables/Literals
  • Conditional Blocks
  • Loop Blocks/Nested Loop Blocks
  • Boolean Expressions
  • Arithmetic Expressions
  • Methods
  • Random Numbers
  • Objects – String/Array/ArrayList
  • Coding Conventions
  • Scopes
  • Defining Classes
  • Inheritance
  • Interfaces
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various Java projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Robotics: Mindstorms EV3 Level 1 (Full Day)

This course is designed for campres with no robotics experience. The camp will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to give the first introduction to robotics. Campers will work with structurally-sound building techniques, different types of sensors and motors, and basic robotics programming using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Gear trains
  • Servo motors
  • Touch sensors
  • Ultrasonic sensors
  • Light sensors
  • Sound sensors
  • Design Planning & Reviews
  • Design Tradeoffs
  • Prototyping
  • Programming from the Brick
  • Intro to Mindstorms EV3 Software


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Understanding of how different components work
  • How to build structurally sound robots
  • Ability to program robots
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Programming: Spheros & Drones Level 0 (Half Day, AM)

This course is designed for campers in third to fifth grade and is the fourth of the enrichment programming camps. The camp will use a programming language designed to work with real world objects, including Parrot drones, Spheros and Ollies. This course will provide an easy entry to the world of computer science principles and concepts using iPads to create and interact.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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Electrical Engineering: Inventor School (Half Day, PM)

This camp is designed specifically for campers in in kindergarten to fifth grade to introduce electrical engineering using Makey Makey, an invention kit that can turn everyday objects into interact-able components for the computer and LittleBits, electronic building blocks that empower everyone to create inventions. Campers will work a wide variety of projects.

  • Grades: K - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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07/17 - 07/21

Programming: JAVA (Full Day, 2 Weeks)

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the Java programming language. It is recommended that campers have had some prior knowledge of programming concepts; however, it is not mandatory. Campers will learn object oriented programming concepts by working on mini projects during the first week. They will learn to create their own classes and learn the concepts of inheritance and polymorphism during the second week by working on independent projects. During the second week the campers will create groups to team teach eachother and learn the concepts of inheritance and polymorphism. Also, they will work on independent projects.

  • Grades: 5th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Price: $1,760

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Statements
  • Primitive Types
  • Variables/Literals
  • Conditional Blocks
  • Loop Blocks/Nested Loop Blocks
  • Boolean Expressions
  • Arithmetic Expressions
  • Methods
  • Random Numbers
  • Objects – String/Array/ArrayList
  • Coding Conventions
  • Scopes
  • Defining Classes
  • Inheritance
  • Interfaces
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various Java projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

App Development: Game Salad (Full Day)

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will use GameSalad to give the first experience of creating games for mobile platforms. Campers will build a foundation in basic computer science concepts while creating apps similar to the ones might get published in mobile application stores.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Some programming experience
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $880

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Program Design
  • Loops (Iteration)
  • Conditional Statements
  • Boolean Logic
  • Variables
  • Arrays (Lists)
  • Events
  • Synchronization and Coordination
  • Dynamic Interaction
  • Random Numbers
  • Planning and Debugging


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Game App
  • Possibly published in mobile application stores, including App Store and Google Play Store
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Tech Entrepreneurship: Think Up Level 1 (Full Day, By Invitation Only)

Registration for this program is usually by invitation only.

This is a week-long program for advanced campers who have completed at least four of the full day Pingry Hi-Tech camps. The campers will dive deep and discover different elements of developing and formulating ideas. The campers use their entrepreneurial spirit to develop viable solutions and possible business plans. The campers prepare and deliver fine-tuned pitche and presentation.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of Four full-day Pingry Hi-Tech camps
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $1,320

contact us

Robotics: WEDO Animals & Adventures (Half Day, AM)

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. Campers will build, program, and play with various themed robots. The campers create various wild animal robots such as a hungry alligator, flying bird, and roaring lion. The campers will also participate in adventure stories such as helicopter rescue, giant escape, and sailboat storm.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

Register Now

Programming: ScratchJr (Half Day, PM)

This camp is designed specifically for campers in kindergarten to second grade to introduce coding, the new literacy for the modern world. Campers will learn to code using Scratch Jr. Campers will be using symbol-based user interface to teach their characters to behave in a manner that they want, creating stories and interactive media.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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07/24 - 07/28

Programming/Game Development: C# & Unity (Full Day, 2 Weeks)

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the C# programming language by developing games in Unity Environment. The camp will use Unity, the most popular toll for indie game developers, to create multiplatform 3D games and interactive experiences. It is recommended that campers have prior knowledge of programming concepts. Campers will learn the basic programming constructs with mini projects during the first week and work on independent projects during the second week. Programming concepts such as game physics, abstraction, functional, object-oriented programming and component-oriented programming will also be introduced to the campers.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Price: $1,760

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Data types
  • Variables
  • If statement
  • Switch statement
  • Loops
  • Functions
  • Function parameters
  • Arrays
  • Collections
  • Strings
  • File Operations
  • Properties
  • Constructors & Destructors
  • Method overloading
  • Static members
  • Inheritance
  • Abstract classes
  • More abstract classes
  • Interfaces
  • 2D and 3D Game Design
  • Vector Math
  • Inheritance
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various C# and Unity projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

App Development: App Inventor (Full Day)

This camp is designed specifically for campers with experience in programming. The camp will use MIT App Inventor to develop Android applications that will be published in the Google Play Store. Campers will experience a real time process of creating an app, testing, debugging and publishing.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • User experience design
  • Event handlers
  • Conditionals
  • Sprite animation/drawing
  • Variables
  • Timed activity
  • Processing/Iterating through a list
  • Defining procedures
  • Testing/debugging
  • App publishing


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Android Apps
  • Publish in Google Play Store, world’s largest and most popular app market
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Robotics: Mindstorms EV3 Level 2 (Full Day)

This course is designed for campers with some robotics experience. The camp will reinforce basic engineering skills, with a strong emphasis on programming. Campers will be learning from the basic programming constructs. Campers will build advanced robots with custom programs using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $880

Register Now


Topics Covered

  • Design planning
  • Design reviews
  • Design tradeoffs
  • Prototyping
  • Loops
  • Conditional statements
  • Controlling input/output: sensors and motors (event handling)
  • Variables
  • Parameters
  • Software Planning and Debugging


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Advanced robotics programming
  • Advanced robotics design and development
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Robotics: WEDO Motors & Mechanisms (Half Day, AM)

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. Campers will build, program, and play with various themed robots. The campers will experience various soccer themed robots such as goal kicker, goal keeper, and cheerful fans and work with mechanism themed robots such as dancing birds, smart spinner, and drumming monkey.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

Register Now

Programming: Hopscotch (Half Day, PM)

This camp is designed specifically for campers in third to fifth grade and is the third of the enrichment programming camps. Campers will be using Hopscotch. Hopschotch is a powerful drag and drop programming environment. It facilitaes learning simple to complex programming concepts such as sequencing, abstraction, values, and conditionals. If they can think it, they can make it.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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07/31 - 08/04

Programming/Game Development: C# & Unity (Full Day, 2 Weeks)

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the C# programming language by developing games in Unity Environment. The camp will use Unity, the most popular toll for indie game developers, to create multiplatform 3D games and interactive experiences. It is recommended that campers have prior knowledge of programming concepts. Campers will learn the basic programming constructs with mini projects during the first week and work on independent projects during the second week. Programming concepts such as game physics, abstraction, functional, object-oriented programming and component-oriented programming will also be introduced to the campers.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Price: $1,760

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Topics Covered

  • Data types
  • Variables
  • If statement
  • Switch statement
  • Loops
  • Functions
  • Function parameters
  • Arrays
  • Collections
  • Strings
  • File Operations
  • Properties
  • Constructors & Destructors
  • Method overloading
  • Static members
  • Inheritance
  • Abstract classes
  • More abstract classes
  • Interfaces
  • 2D and 3D Game Design
  • Vector Math
  • Inheritance
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various C# and Unity projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Robotics: TETRIX (Full Day, 2 Weeks)

This course is designed for campers with robotics experiences. The camp will use Tetrix robotics systems. Tetrix robotics supports advanced robotics engineering builds and programming. Campers will build different robots to familiarize themselves with the components. The week will culminate with a final project to demonstrate their mastery.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming & robotics knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/31 - 08/11
  • Price: $880

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Tech Entrepreneurship: Think Up Level 2 (Full Day, By Invitation Only)

Registration for this program is usually by invitation only.

This is a week-long program for advanced campers who have completed at least four of the full day Pingry Hi-Tech camps. The campers will dive deep and discover different elements of developing and formulating ideas. The campers use their entrepreneurial spirit to develop viable solutions and possible business plans. The campers prepare and deliver fine-tuned pitche and presentation.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Completion of Four full-day Pingry Hi-Tech camps
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $1,320

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Programming: Scratch Level 0 (Half Day, AM)

This course is designed for boys and girls in third to fifth grade and is the fifth of the enrichment programming camps. This half-day camp will use Scratch programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab. This will be the first introduction to object-based programming, building a foundation of computer science principles and concepts while creating animations and video games.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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Robotics: Mindstorms EV3 Level 0 (Half Day, PM)

This course is designed for campers with no robotics experience. The camp will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to give an introduction to robotics. Campers will work with structurally-sound building techniques, different types of sensors and motors, and some basic robotics programming using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/03 - 07/07 (PM), 07/24 - 07/28 (AM)
  • Price: $450

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08/07 - 08/11

Advanced CS Topics: Data Structures & Algorithms (Full Day)

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the advanced data structures and algorithms in Java. Campers need to have prior expericence in Java. I would suggest starting with our Programing Java camp before moving on to this one. Campers will be introduced to different algorithmic techniques such as greedy, divide and conquer, and the idea of dymamic programming. They will be exposed to data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues and trees.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Must have completed our JAVA camp or college level JAVA program
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $1,760

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Robotics: TETRIX (Full Day, 2 Weeks)

This course is designed for campers with robotics experiences. The camp will use Tetrix robotics systems. Tetrix robotics supports advanced robotics engineering builds and programming. Campers will build different robots to familiarize themselves with the components. The week will culminate with a final project to demonstrate their mastery.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming & robotics knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/31 - 08/11
  • Price: $880

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App Development: Touch Develop (Full Day)

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will use Touch Develop created by Microsoft Research. This will allow campers to creating apps for multiple platforms. Campers will build a foundation in basic computer science concepts while creating apps similar to the ones might get published in mobile application stores.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Some programming experience
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $880

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Topics Covered

  • Game Design
  • Data Types and Variables
  • Expressions
  • Conditional Statements
  • Loops
  • Actions
  • Events
  • Pages
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Documentation


Camper’s Portfolio

  • Apps for various mobile platforms
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

Electrical Engineering: Inventor School (Half Day, AM)

This camp is designed specifically for campers in in kindergarten to fifth grade to introduce electrical engineering using Makey Makey, an invention kit that can turn everyday objects into interact-able components for the computer and LittleBits, electronic building blocks that empower everyone to create inventions. Campers will work a wide variety of projects.

  • Grades: K - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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Programming: Spheros & Drones Level 0 (Half Day, PM)

This course is designed for campers in third to fifth grade and is the fourth of the enrichment programming camps. The camp will use a programming language designed to work with real world objects, including Parrot drones, Spheros and Ollies. This course will provide an easy entry to the world of computer science principles and concepts using iPads to create and interact.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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Short Hills

06/12 - 06/16

Programming: ScratchJr (Half Day, PM)

This camp is designed specifically for campers in kindergarten to second grade to introduce coding, the new literacy for the modern world. Campers will learn to code using Scratch Jr. Campers will be using symbol-based user interface to teach their characters to behave in a manner that they want, creating stories and interactive media.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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Programming: Spheros & Drones Level 0 (Half Day, PM)

This course is designed for campers in third to fifth grade and is the fourth of the enrichment programming camps. The camp will use a programming language designed to work with real world objects, including Parrot drones, Spheros and Ollies. This course will provide an easy entry to the world of computer science principles and concepts using iPads to create and interact.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/10 - 07/14 (AM), 08/07 - 08/11 (PM)
  • Price: $450

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Robotics: Lego WEDO Motors & Mechanisms (Half Day, PM)

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. Campers will build, program, and play with various themed robots. The campers will experience various soccer themed robots such as goal kicker, goal keeper, and cheerful fans and work with mechanism themed robots such as dancing birds, smart spinner, and drumming monkey.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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06/19 - 06/23

Programming: Hopscotch (Half Day, PM)

This camp is designed specifically for campers in third to fifth grade and is the third of the enrichment programming camps. Campers will be using Hopscotch. Hopschotch is a powerful drag and drop programming environment. It facilitaes learning simple to complex programming concepts such as sequencing, abstraction, values, and conditionals. If they can think it, they can make it.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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Robotics: Lego WEDO Animals & Adventures (Half Day, PM)

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. Campers will build, program, and play with various themed robots. The campers create various wild animal robots such as a hungry alligator, flying bird, and roaring lion. The campers will also participate in adventure stories such as helicopter rescue, giant escape, and sailboat storm.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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Robotics: Mindstorms EV3 Level 0 (Half Day, PM)

This course is designed for campers with no robotics experience. The camp will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to give an introduction to robotics. Campers will work with structurally-sound building techniques, different types of sensors and motors, and some basic robotics programming using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Price: $450

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Meet the Director


Aung Nay

Director of Zatna

Aung Nay is the Director of Zatna, an education organization that specializes in Computer Science, Engineering and Entrepreneurship summer programs, and Executive Director of Anargat, an education organization that specializes in STEAM afterschool programs. He is also a Computer Science Teachers Association K-8 Taskforce member. He has developed, implemented and evaluated several successful after-school and summer programs since 2008. Nay works collaboratively with schools, teachers, and volunteers to efficiently identify students’ needs and creatively provide solutions.