the camp

2012 schedule

Sunday: June 16

4:45pm - 7:00pm: Opening Banquet Dinner Included(Schedule)

Week 1: Hardware

Instructor: Stevie Viaene
Teacher: Cheryl Burnor


During week one, campers will learn about computer hardware. We will take apart a variety of devices—cell phone, computer keyboard, GPS, hair dryer, LCD Monitor.  Last year's camp made Wikispace pages to share what they learned, multi-media content, and how devices work. Campers were taught how to take, edit, and upload their pictures to a computer, or to our social network, G2CS Friends. To get the campers ready for the curriculum of week two, campers learned about binary numbers and error detection and correction. Pairs of campers designed t-shirts to wear during field trips and everyone voted for the best design to have on our 2012 camp shirts!

Week one includes a field trip to Intel.

Thursday: June 20 Intel

Time: 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Week 2: Programming with Alice

Instructor: Gayathri Iyer
Teacher: Kory Langley


Campers will experience making animated three-dimensional movies with the Alice program. Last year, each pair of campers made a story line and animated it with Alice. The movies were themed around the Fourth of July holiday. Every presentation was very interesting and there was a high level of variety in the fifteen story lines.

One camper wrote in her blog post,

“Programming week was the best, at least in my opinion. We were introduced to the programming language Alice, which is totally cool. We got to make our own programs and present them to each other. We also got to go to Vernier. We played with their LabQuests and made ice cream!”

This week we will have an overnight trip to seattle to visit Microsoft, University of Washington, and Facebook.

Thursday: June 27 Microsoft

Time: 10:45 am-4:00 pm

Friday: June 28 University of Washington

Time: 9:00 am -11:00 pm

Friday: June 28 Facebook

Time: 12:00 pm -3:00 pm

Week 3: Robotics


Instructor: Jill Hubbarb,

Teacher: Christine Fledderhohann

Week three camp curriculum is robotics programming! The campers will be challenged to program their robots to shoot a ball when motion was detected, follow a straight line, and trace a circle using sensors. Campers will chose between an alligator, humanoid, and shooter bot robots to put together, program, and present their programming skills. Last camp, there were some very funny story lines to go along with the movements the robots were able to do!

We did robotics, and worked on a lot of challenges with our robots. We went to Intel, and got to learn about what they do, and we also got to do an activity with robotics, and another activity with building an electric circuit.”

Week three includes a field trip to Vernier Software & Technology.

Monday: July 1 Vernier Software Technology

Time: 10:00 am-3:00 pm

Last camp, Vernier Software & Technology hosted G2CS for a field trip. After the Vernier staff gave a presentation on hand dynamometers and motion detectors, we experimented with the Vernier technology and manipulating velocity. The LabQuest device tested the camper’s knowledge of velocity by displaying a velocity graph and having them try to reproduce it with their motion pattern and distance from the wall. Campers were also really excited when they got to ride the Segway and make homemade ice cream using temperature sensors!

Thursday: July 4

No Camp! Happy Fourth of July!

Week 4: Web Design

Instructor: Janice Levenhagen-Seeley
Teacher: Jessie Bader
Intern: Suzanne

This week will be a feild trip to Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) and Flying Rhino, WebMD. Last year at OPB we learned how to ask open-ended, leading question during an interview to get rich feedback. We also learned what goes into the making of a television broadcast by watching Geoff Norcross perform a news preview for Morning Edition!

Wednesday: July 10 Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Time: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Thursday: July 11 WebMD and Laika

Time: 10:00 am- 3:00 pm

Friday: July 12

1:00pm - 5:00pm: Prepare Final Projects
7:00pm - 9:00pm: Closing Reception

Oregon Public Broadcasting Pacific University: Berglund Center for Internet Studies Oregon Public Broadcasting