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Computer Science Summer Camp

We regret to announce that due to staffing, there will be no summer camp in 2022.  Please check back next year for a potential camp in 2023.

Our programs focus on introducing students to computational thinking and programming using old-fashioned board games as a motivator. Students explore ideas in searching and sorting, algorithm complexity, and graphical user interfaces by using a variety of tools including Linux, Python, Scratch and others. We welcome students from all areas and all levels of experience! Please make us part of your summer plans!

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Computer Science Has Never Been So Much Fun!

Join us on our adventure with computer science! Campers work in small teams to use programming to solve real-world problems, relying on professional practices, teamwork, and near-peer mentors to help them achieve their goals. A student participating in this camp will gain hands-on experience with programming, algorithms, and problem solving.

Purdue's camp is open to students who are entering grades 6-11. No previous computer science or programming expertise is necessary, but campers should be comfortable using a computer. Return campers are welcomed and encouraged to build on the skills they have developed at previous camps.


  • Computer activities will take place in the Lawson Computer Science Building. These activities will be led by Purdue University's computer science K-12 outreach coordinator. Joining will be a mix of K-12 educators, Purdue computer science faculty, camp counselors and staff.

  • Purdue students serve as both lab assistants and camp counselors. The campers will be under 24-hour supervision as provided by camp staff. This is a residential, overnight camp with students staying in our dormitories overnight. 

  • All campers will be held to our discipline policy, and those in violation will be removed from camp. The safety of our campers is of paramount importance to us.
  • Camp will conclude with a project show-and-tell and a recognition luncheon that family may attend for an additional cost.

  • Camp is sponsored by the Purdue University Department of Computer Science in cooperation with our Corporate Partners Program. Special thanks are owed to the Capadona family for their generous financial contribution.

Last Updated: Jan 7, 2022 10:30 AM

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