Online High School Summer Courses

 

This summer, Geering Up is offering summer courses adjacent to our summer camps. These five-day courses aim to teach students necessary skills in coding through worksheets and a final project. If you are interested in a program that involves creative coding projects and a slower learning pace please check out our Software and Robotics Engineering camps instead. To find out more about the courses we’re offering this summer, click below!


 

All-Girls* camps are denoted in pink. Having trouble viewing the calendar? Click here to open it in a new tab.

 

 


  • Weekly Programming from JULY 4 to SEPT 1, 2022

  • Morning Sessions: 10AM – 12PM PST
    Afternoon Sessions: 1:30 – 3:30PM
    PST

  • ONLINE
    LINK WILL BE PROVIDED

Grade Levels: Grades 8-12 (varies by Course)

Materials Boxes: No boxes for our Python of Javascript courses.
*Students will require a laptop

Program Pricing: $144 for 4-day programs / $180 for 5-day programs
We believe that every person should be able to participate in our programs, and so we
are working hard to bring you summer courses through these challenging times. As such, please see the
information regarding our camp bursaries.

 

HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER COURSES:

Python

Sorry zoologists, this is not the python you are looking for. Geering Up’s Python courses are back! We are proud to announce that Geering Up will be offering Python Level 1 and Python Level 2!

Our Level 1 course is aimed towards newer programmers who have little to no experience with written code or have little to no experience with Python in particular. This is a great course for learning the basics of a written programming language and developing the critical thinking and experience that comes with learning to code in a new language.

Our Level 2 course is aimed towards those programmers who are familiar with Python and have a strong understanding of the materials covered in Level 1. This course will go further into detail on how to develop programs using the basics they already know with new additions such as classes, user interfaces, and data structures.

NOTE: It is STRONGLY recommended that your child have completed our Python Level 1 before taking Python Level 2. If they have not been in Python 1, they should have a very strong understanding of the basic structures of Python.

Note: our Python and Javascript programs are courses, and not camps. These programs aim to teach students necessary skills in coding through worksheets and a final project. If you are interested in a program that involves creative coding projects and a slower learning pace please check out our Software and Robotics Engineering camps. THESE COURSES DO NOT COUNT FOR CREDIT.

GRADE LEVELS: Grades 8-9, 10-12
MATERIALS BOX: No

Javascript

Sorry coffee lovers, this is not a course on how to misspell someone’s name on the cup of your frappuccino. The good news though is that Geering Up’s JavaScript courses are back! JavaScript has two courses, JavaScript Level 1 and JavaScript Level 2.

JavaScript Level 1 is an amazing introductory course for those new to coding or new to JavaScript. This course will teach the basics of JavaScript from the ground up and get campers excited about programming in a language used globally for application development.

JavaScript Level 2 is a more advanced course, offering the ability to build upon the skills learned in JavaScript Level 1 and develop richer, more in-depth programs. This course is perfect for those aiming to enter web development or who want a strong toolbox of programming languages at their disposal.

NOTE: We STRONGLY recommend that your child has completed JavaScript Level 1 before enrolling in Javascript 2. If they have not completed the specified course, please ensure they have a very strong basis in JavaScript before enrolling in this course.

Note: our Python and Javascript programs are courses, and NOT camps. These programs aim to teach students necessary skills in coding through worksheets and a final project. Our courses are taught at a faster learning pace, more similar to a high school course. If you are interested in a program that involves creative coding projects and a more relaxing learning pace please check out our Software and Robotics Engineering camps. THESE COURSES DO NOT COUNT FOR CREDIT.

GRADE LEVELS: Grades 8-9, 10-12
MATERIALS BOX: No

CAMP POLICIES

Please read the information below regarding our policies in place for courses this year.

Camps Cancellation Policy 2022

Date of cancellation Cancellation Fee
Before 8:00am on the Monday a week before camp begins $25*
After 8:00am on the Monday a week before camp begins 50% camp price
After 4:00pm on the Friday before camp begins 100% camp price

 

*For our online camps that have materials boxes a fee of $40 is applied if your materials box has already been shipped and you would like to cancel or transfer your camp registration


 


Have more questions?
You can reach us at onlinecamps.geering.up@ubc.ca.