March 4, 2019

Charleston Digital Corridor Offers Summer Camp For Middle And High Schoolers

Charleston Digital Corridor

The Charleston Digital Corridor is pleased to announce CODEcamp Kids - CS Upstart, a summer camp for middle and high school students. CS Upstart is a week-long, half-day camp designed to promote an interest in computer science and tech careers while expanding on the core STEM concepts from their other classes. Students will have expanded options for 2019 with three class offerings – Robotics and Hardware Programming, Intro to Web Development and Intro to App Dev.

The class is once again being taught by 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 12-15 students, will be offered the weeks of July 8, July 15 and July 22, 2019.

The camps will be held at the Charleston Digital Corridor's Flagship – Bridge Incubator at 385 Meeting Street in Downtown Charleston. Equipment required for the class will be provided and students will receive 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.

"It is no secret that a career in the technology industry is exciting and lucrative," said Digital Corridor Director, Ernest Andrade. "Today, more than ever, students need to be introduced to the basic concepts of computer software, robotics and app development to discover the challenging and exciting world of software development."

Scholarships for under-represented students are available from the Digital Corridor's annual iFiveK race.