This is a page on High Tech Summer Camps for Bellingham. I will add to this as I find more information. These are not online courses. WWU summer camp is the best local bet. UW links are below. There are other opportunities in Seattle. Camps are filling up fast. Here are some links:
WWU Summer Campshttps://admin.wwu.edu/pls/wwis/wwsktime.ListClass :
Study of computers, computer systems, and computer applications. Computer hardware and software fundamentals. Networking, telecommunications, and the Internet. Hands-on experience with a variety of standard computer applications. Computer-related social and ethical issues. Lab.
An introduction to computer game development for students with no programming background. Students use game development software to develop games of varying complexity, including graphics and sound, and extend to more complex games through the use of scripts.
This course provides an introduction to robotics for students with no programming background. Lego Mindstorms Team Challenge Set is used to build the robots. Students will learn to construct, control and program these robots. Students will gain first-hand experience in quantitative and symbolic reasoning through the course of learning.
UW Summer Campshttp://www.cs.washington.edu/outreach/k12/
This four-day, co-ed camp will expose high schoolers to the basic concepts of computing and programming through activities centered around physical computing using the .NET Gadgeteer platform. Students will learn to think computationally and solve problems using the skills and tools necessary for success in the field of computer science.
In this four-day camp, students will be introduced to the basic concepts of programming by developing simple video games using the Scratch platform. Students will learn to think critically about both the technical and non-technical aspects of game design, including the impact playing games can have on the player. Students will also learn about existing games and their design and implementation challenges, particularly games designed for education, social impact, or other purposes beyond simple entertainment. This camp is intended for students with no prior programming experience.
Alternate opportunities from http://camps.cs.washington.edu/ :
- Pacific Science Center camps: PacSci offers several computing-focused camps including some just for girls!
- Bots on the Sound: students gather on the campus of Mount Si High School to design, build, and program underwater robots made from LEGO and other components.
- UW Summer Courses: advanced K-12 students can take UW's introduction to computer science (CSE 142 and CSE 143).
- Seattle Central Community College: CSC 142 (M-Th 9:40-11:10 6/24-8/16) is a transfer course for UW's CSE 142. CSC 110 is an introduction to programming in Visual Basic.
- Lakeside summer programs: Computer Science I and Advanced Computer Science.
- UW Short Courses: programming in Java I and programming in Java II.
- Internal Drive Computer Camps.
- DigiGirlz High Tech Camp: a Microsoft camp for middle and high school girls.
- DigiPen summer workshops.
- For elementary school: Camp Kode Kids