Summer Computer Camp offered at the Chathams Library

One of the most important skills to have in the future will be computer literacy. This week-long summer camp held at the Chathams Library will be taught by experienced high school students and will help prepare students, regardless of their initial skill level, for our technologically dependent future.

When: August 15-20, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Chathams Library
What do I bring: computer and lunch
The library can provide a limited number of laptops – please call the Children’s Room at 973-635-0603

programming boot camp – A perfect beginners course for anyone new to programming! Learn how to use block programming in Scratch to create games and use important programming concepts. This course will then be transferred to textual programming with Python, one of the most used programming languages.
Qualifications: None!

Robotics – Students will learn to code using Sony KOOV Coding Blocks. Young innovators will use their imaginations to build and code vehicles, cameras, animals, and more. and bring them to life using sensors. They will learn skills that they will eventually use to create and code their own robots.
Qualifications: None!

Application development – In this course, students will use to create a variety of applications. This course requires no prior programming experience and is a great starting point for anyone interested in software development! This course will end with a final project where they can create their own application from scratch.
Qualifications: None!

Java Basics – This course covers the basics of the Java programming language and develops prior computer knowledge. In addition to developing an understanding of syntax, students will use Java to learn skills such as taking user input, printing results, and performing calculations. Students will complete many fun and interactive projects during this course, such as a guessing game, a cash register program, and MadLibs!
Qualifications: Basic prior experience with a text-based programming language (e.g. Python, HTML, C++)

Artificial Intelligence and Data Science – For more advanced programmers, this course will use Python and important libraries to analyze datasets and train a deep learning model to make predictions. This course will include a multitude of projects where they can use and demonstrate their AI skills. Be part of the future of self-driving cars, facial recognition and more!
Qualifications: Previous experience with Python

One-hour lunch break that includes fun activities like a movie or outdoor games. Students must bring their own lunch.

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