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Academic and Computer Camp: Introduction to Java Programming

Camp Dates: Junes 22-27, 2014

Online registration

This is a camp with two components: computer programming and academics.

  • Computer Programming: The camper is introduced to the Java programming language. This will be a “learn at your own pace” style of teaching. You will be given a manual which outlines the basic syntax and commands of the language, as well as a set of problems for you to complete. There will be instructors available to help you out if you hit a snag. As long as you are giving a good effort in learning the material, we won’t care if you finish one problem or if you finish 25 problems. The purpose is to introduce you to the realm of programming.

  • Academics: Campers will attend classes taught by various Transylvania faculty. You might receive a lecture in music, chemistry, or philosophy, to name a few. We want to give you a college experience. Many of the lectures you will hear are actual lectures the professors use in the classroom! This will hopefully give you a good idea as to what to expect by the time you hit a college campus. Evening classes will prepare campers for ACT and SAT exams. There will be two evenings of math preparation and two evenings of verbal preparation.

This camp is for students who will be entering grades 8 through 12 in the fall. It is not a prerequisite that you have any programming knowledge prior to our camp. It is geared for beginners as well as those who have attended our camps previously.

Five days and nights (Sunday night through Friday morning)

$380 per camper. A registration fee of $100 must accompany the completed application form and be received by the May 9 deadline. The registration fee will be refundable until May 1. The remaining $280 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.

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.

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.

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 the 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. Micro-Course on One Academic Area
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Recreation (swimming and other sports)
5 – 6 p.m. Dinner
6 – 7:30 p.m. ACT/SAT Preparation
7:30 – 11 p.m. Study and Recreation
11 p.m. Supervised Lights Out

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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