Elementary Week: SNAP

Campers will learn about algorithms, loops, debugging, conditionals, and events in activities and in programming using Snap, the drag-and-drop visual programming language. Engaging activities both on the computer and off will prepare the students to dive into other programming languages moving forward. 

Campers will spend 2/3 of the time learning about the programming concepts and applying them using Snap. In addition, they will also spend 1/3 of the time learning about web design and get to create their own web page.

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This special session of Computer Camp is designed to meet the needs of younger students entering grades 4-6. Elementary Education students will study the same basic skills as older 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 age-appropriate. Campers survey Web Design and Desktop Publishing. They create a web page on a topic of their choosing and work together to create a Camp Newsletter. Classroom hours, recreational activities, and supervision are adjusted specifically for elementary school students.

From online camps to day and residential programs there is an computer program to meet every need!

  • Option 1: Day Campers:  Attend in-person from 9 am to 5 pm and have lunch on campus
  • Option 2: Extended Day Campers: Attend in-person from 9 am to 9 pm and have lunch and dinner included in the campus dining hall
  • Option 3: Overnight Campers: Live on campus in the university residence halls and have breakfast, lunch, and dinner included in the dining
  • Option 4: Online Campers:  Interactive courses are taught live via Zoom and Google Classroom in small groups. The average class size is 6 students.

  • Program Grades Location Start Date End Date Price Options Register

    Sample Schedule Middle School

    7:30 am Overnight campers - wake up!
    8:00 am Breakfast in the dining hall (overnight campers)
    9-9:15 am Extended day camper check-in
    9:00 am Camp meeting & warm up
    9:15 am Morning class time - lecture & discussion
    12:00 pm Lunch in the dining hall (included for overnight & extended day campers;
    day campers can purchase an optional lunch package or bring a lunch)
    1:00 pm Afternoon class time - small group project work & individual consultations
    5:00 pm Day camper check-out
    5:30 pm Dinner in the dining hall (overnight & extended campers)
    6:30 pm Team leadership & project planning class
    7:45 pm Evening recreation & activities
    8-9:00 pm Extended day camper check-out
    9:30 pm Floor check (overnight campers get ready for bed)
    10:00 pm Room check & lights out

    Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

    Jason Blalock - Instructor

    Jason Blalock is a computer and science teacher who has been teaching middle school students since 2009.  Since 2011, he has been teaching science to 6th and 7th-grade students in the Moraga School District, where he has also taught computer technology and coding for the past five years.  He has extensive experience teaching programming fundamentals such as circuits, logic gates, and binary. He also teaches classes which focus solely on the Python programming language.  In addition to teaching students, Jason has developed computer curriculum, trained other teachers on coding instruction, and founded his own coding summer camp.

    In addition to his BCLAD Teaching Credential, Jason received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology from San Francisco State University.