Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Camp Types:
A: We offer two different types of camps: Summer Weekly Theme Camps and Computer Programming & Design Camps.
- Summer Weekly Theme Camp runs from 8:30am to 6:30pm. Students can select Full Day, Short Day or Half Day programs.
- Each Computer Programming & Design Camp is 3 hours a day, 5 days a week. There are morning camp (9:00am -12:00pm) and afternoon camp (1:00pm -4:00pm). Computer Programming & Design Camp requires full week enrollment.
Q: Who are the teachers?
A: Our teachers either have California teaching credential, college teaching experience or at least 3 years camp teaching experience.
Q: My child doesn’t have programming skill, which classes can he attend?
A: We have quite a few of computing classes are designed for your kid in both camps.
Summer Fun Camp has scratch to get young kids get started with fun programming practice and experience.
In Computer Programming & Design Camp, we have the following for beginners:
We recommend the following sequence for best learning experience:
- Alice3 Introduction to Java Programming
- Java Programming
- Minecraft™ Mod with Java
Q: Should I bring my own computer?
A: No. We will provide all the learning materials for all of our camps. Please DO NOT allow students bring valuables to inGenius camp. We are not responsible for lost or damaged items.
Q: Does my child need to take Alice 3 – Introduction to Java before she takes Java Programming?
A: Alice 3 is highly recommended for Java. We teach Alice 3 before Java so that students can easily understand object concept. in addition, Alice is a lot of fun and kids starting with it will fall in love with programming instead of being discouraged by syntax errors.
Q: Can I drop my kid(s) earlier than 8:30 am at the camp location?
No. Our camp starts 8:30 am.
Q: How many break time and outdoor activity time on campus during summer?
Before Class (8:30-9:30): morning reading or outdoor activities
Lunch Break (11:30-1:00 or 12:00-1:00): after lunch, movie/craft time or outdoor activities
Snack Break (3:00-3:30): snack and outdoor activities
Free Activates (5:30-6:30) : reading/craft time or outdoor activities
Q: What is the sun screen policy?
Families are responsible for applying the first layer of sunscreen prior to morning drop-off. Our camp is stocked with Banana Boat spray/lotion sunscreen SPF 50 Broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection for use by any student that does not supply their own. Please tell your child to come to office after lunch for reapplying sunscreen.