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Education Unlimited - Computer Camp

Web design and software programming are perhaps the most sought-after skills in this hi-tech era. For tech-savvy students who want a leg up in the competition by building critical computer skills early in life, or for students who just love gaming, design and logic, Education Unlimited’s Computer Camp offers hands-on instruction in both creative and practical computer skills. Experienced instructors encourage students to use their imaginations while exploring fundamental and emerging technologies and software.

Why an Education Unlimited Computer Camp?

Individualized Instruction. EU seeks to offer the most personalized instruction possible, with separate sessions for elementary, middle and high school campers that break students into skill-level groups. Students are placed in small classes with remarkably low student to teacher ratios. On the first day, instructors assess each student’s previous experience and knowledge in order to challenge them appropriately and provide a fun, tailored learning experience.

A Computer for Each Student. Each student receives his/her up-to-date PC during the course of the program. 

Top Instructors. We recruit instructors from top Universities and/or hire experienced industry professionals. Each instructor has a specialty in some aspect of web programming and/or design, in addition to experience working with K-12 students.

University Campus Life. Students at Computer Camp live in the heart of American computer innovation- the San Francisco Bay Area. Participants eat in university dining halls and take classes on-campus. They play sports on sprawling green quads, watch movies in dorm lounges, and get a taste of the exciting life of a college student on a prestigious campus.

Challenging Core Curriculum. Each session gives students an opportunity to focus on a particular specialty. 

Our 2014 specialities include:

Web Design (June 22 - 27 at UC Berkeley and July 27 - Aug 2 at Stanford)

This component of our program’s curriculum equips students with the skills to construct their own web sites. Starting with HTML, the uniform language of web development, student will learn to code the bare bones of a webpage by hand. Once students are proficient in HTML, they will learn the more advanced components of building a website with software used by professionals. Advanced students may create and manipulate images with Adobe Photoshop, program sophisticated interactive commands to enhance textual, graphical, and structural components with DHTML, JavaScript, CSS and XHTML and Flash. Students may also work with industry standard software Macromedia Dreamweaver to create a polished webpage for evaluation.

Java Programming (July 27 - Aug 2 at Stanford)

Programmers universally use Java Programming language to code software applications and games. Our curriculum begins with teaching students Java syntax through Karel the Robot. Students learn about Java in the scope of mathematics and logic and eventually draw graphics with looping. The climax of the Java curriculum culminates with students designing and executing simple games by implementing the knowledge they have acquired about this sophisticated computer language.

Business and Technology (August 3 - 8 at Stanford)

This special focus week for middle school students allows campers to learn the fundamental software skills used in the corporate world, such as office suites, spreadsheets, and presentation sofrware. Fun activities allow students to apply the software skills to business problems. Examples of past projects include building a business plan, modeling the stock market on a spreadsheet, designing a business website, building a business database, developing a resume, and designing product packaging. Through hands-on instruction in business software, such as spreadsheets, Filemaker, and web-based SAS applications students gain practical skills that can be applied to class projects or to their entrepreneurial ambitions. Students will give a final showcase presentation to parents using Powerpoint, Preszi or other presentation software. 

Elementary Education Week (August 10  - 15 at Stanford)

Offered exclusively at Stanford University, this special session of Computer Camp is designed to meet the needs of younger students entering the 4-6 grades. Elementary Education students will study the same basic skills as standard Computer Camp students in a setting designed to encourage younger students’ enthusiasm for the activities. Our supportive and experienced staff lead fun educational activities and provide supervision that is appropriate for these younger students. Campers survey Web Design and Desktop Publishing. They create a web page on a topic of their own choosing, such as a favorite sport or cartoon. Students also work together to create a Camp Newsletter, each designing a page of their own. Classroom hours, recreational activities, and supervision are adjusted specifically for elementary school students. During this session, special commuter and extended care options are available, though students may also choose to stay in the campus dorms. Contact Education Unlimited for pricing details.

"The best feature of this camp was the amazing amount of time we spent doing practice applications with the programming language, gaining lots of hands on experience." -Murtaza Munaim, Computer Camper

“(The instructor) is fun and lets us learn hands-on and is there when we need help...I want to come back.” -Cathy McDermott, Computer Camper

2014 Computer Camp Staff Members Include:

Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2014 staff

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.

2013 Computer Camp Staff Members Include:

Education Unlimited - Navid Shaghaghi (Computer Instructor)

Navid Shaghaghi, Computer Instructor

Navid is a Computer Camp Instructor at Education Unlimited.

He is a graduate Sustainable Energy Engineering student at Santa Clara University and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor of science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) and a bachelor of arts in Philosophy. He also has seven associate degrees in Mathematics, Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, and Teacher Education Preparation. As a student leader, Navid was a student government senator, chairman of various committees, Inter Club Council President, and the founder of two student organizations and two campus political parties.

Professionally, Navid is a software engineer at Santa Clara University's Media Services, a web developer for UC Berkeley, and a veteran Education Unlimited computer camp instructor. Also, he has been a Math, Physics, and Computer Science Tutor for nearly a decade, and has worked as a Teacher Assistant, computer network designer, computer/web programmer, and Auto CAD contractor. His favorite programming language is Java and he enjoys teaching it the most because the language enables its developers to "write once, run anywhere", meaning that code written by Java programmers runs on any platform and does not need to be changed when used on platforms different from the one the code was written on. This, for him, captures the true essence of open source programming.

Navid currently lives in Berkeley, California and enjoys hiking, photography, movies, and philosophizing with fiends and old professors on his spare time. 

Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jun 22nd - Jun 27th 5th - 8th UC Berkeley $1,450.00 – $1,995.00
Jul 27th - Aug 2nd 9th - 12th Stanford University $2,020.00 – $2,375.00
Aug 3rd - Aug 8th 7th - 8th Stanford University $1,450.00 – $1,995.00
Aug 10th - Aug 15th 4th - 6th Stanford University $1,450.00 – $1,995.00