May 16, 2018

Charleston Digital Corridor Offers Summer Camp for Middle Schoolers

Charleston Digital Corridor

The Charleston Digital Corridor is pleased to announce CODEcamp Kids - CS Upstart, a summer camp for kids. CS Upstart is a week-long, half-day camp designed for middle school students to promote an interest in computer science and tech careers while expanding on the core STEM concepts from their other classes. Students will learn the fundamentals of web development (HTML, CSS and Javascript) and entry-level robotics.

The class is being taught by two rising high school seniors, Nicholas Ermolov of Glenbrook South High School, outside of Chicago and Parker Thompson of Charleston School of the Arts. The sessions, limited to nine students, will be offered the week of July 16 and July 23, 2018 and will be held at the Charleston Digital Corridor's FS2 Incubator Mac Lab at 78 Alexander Street. Computers and supplies will be provided, as well as a snack and drink each day.

"We're really working to reach students who are at the prime age to learn about computer science," Ermolov said. "With programs like CS Upstart, we believe we can have a meaningful impact on how students view STEM," Thompson added.

"With over a million high-wage jobs in technology going unfilled and this trend expected to grow, introducing middle school students to an exciting career path in the technology industry is paramount" said Digital Corridor Director, Ernest Andrade.