March 15-19, 2021

Harmony-UTD Virtual Spring Break Camps

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5 days of engaging camps to explore Coding & Biology!

The goal of these camps is to provide an opportunity for all the students of Harmony Charter Schools to get exposed to the world of software development & pre-medical biology curriculum.

Registration for Camps:

Review the listing of all the camps below - pay attention to the timing and pre-requisites. You can also visit Camp Descriptions tab to see the detailed descriptions, setup details and the sample camp agendas. When a camp has a pre-requisite, We do not recommend taking a camp & its pre-requisite camp together - you can take the pre-requisite camp now, take the second camp in the next break. Also, after completing the camps for the camper's grade level, it is OK to sign up for the higher grades' camps if the camper feels confident to advance and try them out. There is no approval needed to do so. Also, since these camps are fast-paced & it is easy to forget the details after a few months, some campers may find it useful to repeat the camps, even the ones for lower grade levels. There is no need to race to reach the top - we prefer each student to progress in his/her own pace & enjoy the camp content.

We will use a Google form to complete the registration (Registration site will be closed on Monday, March 8th). As part of the registration, you need to visit UTD payment site to pay the camp fees ($10 for one camp & $20 for two camps). Once you get the confirmation email from the Google form, your registration is complete! Email if you encounter any issues.

Due to the deep discounted fees, all the camp fee payments are non-refundable. However, you can transfer to another camp for FREE. You can click on a link in the confirmation email to change your camps if you change your mind - you can also email If you completed the registration for one camp first & decided to add a second camp later, make a new registration.

Morning Camps for Grades K-2 (10am - 11am)

Explore Coding with

Pre-requisite: None

Afternoon Camps for Grades K-2 (2-3pm)

Hour of Code projects (2-3pm)

Pre-requisite: None

Morning Camps for Grades 3-5 (10am - 12 noon)

Animation with Scratch

Pre-requisite: None

Math & Scratch

MIT Scratch

Afternoon Camps for Grades 3-5 (2-4pm)

Light up Coding with Microbit

Pre-requisite: None

Advanced Scratch

Pre-requisite: MIT Scratch

Morning Camps for Grades 6-8 (10am-1pm)

3D Animations with Alice (PC or Mac needed)

Pre-requisite: None

Drawings with Logo

Pre-requisite: None

Bring Math to Life! (Scratch & JavaScript)

Pre-requisite: None

Afternoon Camps for Grades 6-8 (2-5pm)

Drawings & Animations with JavaScript

Pre-requisite: Alice

Games with JavaScript

Pre-requisite: Drawings & Animations with JavaScript

Web Page Design

Pre-requisite: None

Data processing in Google Sheets

Pre-requisite: None

Morning Camps for Grades 9-12 (10am-1pm)

Creative Coding with JavaScript

Pre-requisite: Scratch, Alice or Block based coding

Java Basics (IF statements, loops & methods)

Pre-requisite: JavaScript

Intermediate Java (Arrays & Recursion)

Java Basics

Afternoon Camps for Grades 9-12 (2-5 pm)

Block based coding for Beginners

Pre-requisite: None

Python Basics
(IF statements, loops & functions)

Pre-requisite: JavaScript

Intermediate Python (Lists & Dictionaries)

Python Basics

Pre-Health Biology camp

Pre-requisite: None

College & Career Prep Webinars (6-7pm daily):
All campers & parents are welcome to attend!

Title says it all. Campers are welcome to attend any # of these talks! Bring your questions related to each topic and get clarifications & guidance!!

College Application Process

March 15 9am-10am

Resume building, extra-curricular activities, volunteer hours, and more...

March 16 9am-10am

Summer Opportunities for high school students

March 17 9am-10am

Self-awareness & career guidance

March 18

Effective study skills in an online environment

March 19

Interaction with Professionals (1-2pm daily):
All campers are welcome to attend!

We have lined up several speakers from various industries outside the camp hours. Each speaker will give a short presentation about their life journey (education & work) and give you an opportunity to ask questions! You are welcome to attend any # of these talks.

Speaker #1

March 15 1-1:30pm

Speaker #2

March 15 1:30-2pm

Speaker #3

March 16 1-1:30pm

Speaker #4

March 16 1:30-2pm

Dr. Leyla Nourian

Nourian Dental

March 17 1-1:30pm

Speaker #6

March 17 1:30-2pm

Dr. Molly Martinez Licensed Psychologist, Specialists in OCD & Anxiety Recovery

March 18 1-1:30pm

Speaker #8

March 18 1:30-2pm

Speaker #9

March 19 1-1:30pm

Speaker #10

March 19 1:30-2pm

Questions? Email (Dr. Jey Veerasamy, Director, Center for CS Education & Outreach, The University of Texas at Dallas)