Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How do I enroll my child to inGenius summer camp?
Please click this link to create an account. Once you login to the Parent Portal, you can enroll your child to summer camp, check schedule and print receipt.
Q: Which grade should I enroll my child in?
It will the same entering grade for your child in the fall of this year.
Q: How do I get my receipt for tax purpose?
Login to Parent Portal and click “Print Receipt”. The receipt contains the inGenius Tax ID number and your payment information.
Q: Camp Types:
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: What is inGenius cancellation policy?
There will be a $50 cancellation fee within two weeks prior to the start date of the camp. We will be happy to accommodate your schedule change. If you need to change classes and/or cancel certain classes, please just email us in advance and we will do our best to help you.
Q: Who are the teachers?
A: Our teachers either have California teaching credential, private school teaching experience or college teaching experience.
Q: Language requirements
All of our camps are conducted in English. We expect students to be proficient in the English language at or above grade level.
Q: My child doesn’t have programming background. Which classes do you recommend?
A: We have many programming classes designed for your kids. You may want to start them with Robotics, Scratch and Alice 3, Computational Thinking. Later you can then enroll them into text-based language such as Java and Python.
Please take a look at some of the offerings here.
Here is an article explaining our view of learning programming language, data structure and algorithm for youth: From Computational Thinking to Competitive Programming
Q: Should I bring my own computer?
A: There is no need. We will provide all the learning equipment and materials for all of our camps. Please DO NOT 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 he or she takes Java Programming?
A: Alice 3 is highly recommended for Java. We teach Alice 3 before Java so that students can easily understand fundamental programming concepts. In addition, Alice is a lot of fun and kids 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 are there 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: Where do I find classroom information?
Before camp starts (early June), we will provide the room numbers for all classes. You can find the classroom information in your summer camp schedule in Parent Portal.
Q: How do I purchase lunches for my child?
Lunch can be purchase from this lunch menu online in Parent Portal.
Students may also bring their lunches from home or purchase. We highly recommend students who have food allergy, please bring your own lunch from home.
Q: Do you offer FREE snacks?
Yes. We offer free snack (Ritz, Cheez-IT, Pretzels) at 3:00pm.
Q: Lost and found
Items lost on campus are kept in a box by the sign-in table until the end of summer camp.