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Advanced Computer Camp: Raspberry Pi Projects

Camp Dates: June 15-20, 2014

Online registration

Purpose:
The Raspberry Pi device is a single board computer designed to bring the "home-brew" back into electronics — getting away from the pre-packaged products, which lack the spirit of technical adventure. The Raspberry Pi Foundation exists to promote the study of computer science and related topics, especially at school level, and to put the fun back into learning computing. At this camp, you will be constructing your own computer and creating your own Raspberry Pi Project!

Eligibility:
This camp is for students who will be entering grades 9 through 12 in the fall. You must have attended a previous Transylvania academic camp or taken some programming classes at your high school. If you do not have this background, please consider registering for our Introduction to Java Programming Camp.

Duration:
Five days and nights (Sunday night through Friday morning)

Cost:
$395 per camper. A registration fee of $100 must accompany the completed application and be received by the May 9 deadline. The registration fee will be refundable until May 1. The remaining $295 will be due upon arrival at camp. Applicants will be notified if they are accepted to camp by May 15. If you are not selected for the camp, your deposit will be refunded in its entirety.

Accommodations:
Campers will live in Transylvania’s residence halls and will be served three meals daily in the cafeteria. The first meal served will be breakfast on Monday.

Facilities:
Transylvania’s library, computer laboratories, recreational facilities, and classrooms will be available to camp participants.

Computing Facilities:
Transylvania has an extensive computing network with terminals and micro-computers available for campers. Each student will have an assigned computer during the camp.

Instruction:
Kenny Moorman, professor of computer science, and Mike LeVan, associate professor of mathematics, will serve as instructors. Transylvania students will supervise the computer laboratories and will live with campers in the residence halls.

Daily Schedule:
7 – 8 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 – 11:15 a.m. Computer Lecture and Laboratory
11:15 – 11:45 a.m. Computer Recreation
11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m. Lunch and Study
1:15 – 3:15 p.m. Additional Computer Lecture
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Recreation (swimming and other sports)
5 – 6 p.m. Dinner
6:30 – 8 p.m. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
8 – 11 p.m. Study and Recreation
11 p.m. Supervised Lights Out

Enrollment:
Enrollment will be limited to 40 campers.

Additional Information:
The camp is coeducational. Campers, their parents, and relatives agree to abide by the rules and regulations established for the health, safety, and welfare of the campers. Conduct judged not in the best interest of the camp will result in a camper's dismissal without refund of camp fees.

There will be no allowance for refund for late arrival or early departure. The camp is not responsible for loss of personal property.

The parent or guardian grants Transylvania University the right to use, for publicity or advertising purposes in any medium, the camper's name and hometown as well as any camp-related photographs, statements, and letters involving the camper.

For more information, please contact Kenny Moorman (859) 233-8245, Mike LeVan (859) 233-8603, or Charlotte Taraba (859) 233-8228. Read the brochure for further application requirements.

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