Hy-Tech Camps

What are Hy-Tech Camps?

We believe it’s important to expose students to different areas of computer science at a young age. Each Hy-Tech Camp covers a specific technology topic, providing students in-person guidance at every session. They are designed to introduce students to a wide range of technology topics in order to help them find out what they like to do, or even what they may not like to do. The various camps cover some basics of coding, software testing and other subject areas within the technology industry. Our hope is that these Hy-Tech Camps will help remove barriers that may have prevented students from exploring their areas of interest.

When are Hy-Tech Camps offered?

Hyland will be offering several Hy-Tech Camps this summer. Camps occur in the evening from 5-8PM at Hyland’s headquarters in Westlake, OH. Once you complete registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail. E-mail reminders with additional information will be sent a week before the camp.

Who is eligible to sign up for Hy-Tech Camps?

Students entering 7th through 12th grades in Fall 2020 are eligible to sign up. Some of these camps have been offered in past years and the content hasn’t changed. If you have attended one in the past, please do not sign up for it again in order to allow new students a chance to participate.

How do I register?

Registration will open on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. Registration for these camps is free for students and they fill up on a first come, first serve basis. The registration link will go live on our website at 9AM on April 15. 

Please note: spots fill up very quickly once registration opens, sometimes within minutes. If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected].

Waitlist Information
If all spots have been filled and registration is closed for the Hy-Tech Camp(s) you want to attend, you can e-mail [email protected] to be placed on a Waitlist. Please include the names of the Hy-Tech Camps the student is interested in, the student’s first and last name, the student's Fall 2020 grade level, and the student and parent/guardian email addresses.


THE FOLLOWING HY-TECH CAMPS ARE FOR GIRLS:

Introduction to Data Science for Girls | July 21

Girls will learn the basics of data science through hands-on activities. They will perform a basic machine learning activity, while learning the fundamentals around data classification and prediction, and identifying assumptions and biases within data. There will be no computer programming, and no prior experience is needed. Curriculum and instruction provided by Pandata.

Girls Creating Interactive Stories with Twine | July 22

Girls will create an interactive story using Twine. Twine is an open-source tool for telling reader-driven nonlinear stories. The girls will write stories similar to Choose Your Own Adventure books. They will style their stories with CSS, and use variables to track story information.

Girls Building Robots | July 23

Girls will design and build programmable robots using high quality motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles, and other technical components. By using hands-on robotics, students will gain a better understanding of how technology works in real world applications. This camp is designed for girls with little to no experience with LEGO Mindstorms.

THE FOLLOWING HY-TECH CAMPS ARE CO-ED:

AI with Machine Learning For Kids | June 25 OR July 29

[PLEASE NOTE] This camp is being offered on two different occasions, only register for one date.

Students will use Machine Learning For Kids to create artificially intelligent programs. Students will learn the basics of Machine Learning, and then apply that knowledge to train a computer to recognize different types of data. They will also use programming to create a game with the computer's artificial intelligence.

Automated Software Testing for Beginners | June 18 OR July 29

[PLEASE NOTE] This camp is being offered on two different occasions, only register for one date.

Students will learn the fundamentals of automated software testing using the Cypress testing framework. Students will learn the basics of testing software and have an opportunity to get hands-on experience with an automated testing framework. No prior coding knowledge is required, but some light JavaScript code will be used for the hands-on section.

Building Robots | June 23 OR July 28

[PLEASE NOTE] This camp is being offered on two different occasions, only register for one date.

Students design and build programmable robots using high quality motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles, and other technical components. By using hands-on robotics, students will gain a better understanding of how technology works in real world applications. This camp is designed for students with little to no experience with LEGO Mindstorms.

Creating Interactive Stories with Twine | June 24

Students will create an interactive story using Twine. Twine is an open-source tool for telling reader-driven nonlinear stories. The students will write stories similar to Choose Your Own Adventure books. They will style their stories with CSS, and use variables to track story information.

Introduction to Data Science | June 17

Students will learn the basics of data science through hands-on activities. They will perform a basic machine learning activity, while learning the fundamentals around data classification and prediction, and identifying assumptions and biases within data. There will be no computer programming, and no prior experience is needed. Curriculum and instruction provided by Pandata.

Retro Games with MakeCode Arcade | June 29 OR July 30

[PLEASE NOTE] This camp is being offered on two different occasions, only register for one date.

Students will use MakeCode Arcade to create an 8-bit-style video game. Microsoft MakeCode Arcade is a web-based beginner-friendly code editor to create retro arcade games for the web and for dedicated hardware. Students will have the opportunity to create their own characters and gameplay while learning fundamental programming skills.

Web Development with JavaScript | June 30 OR July 8

[PLEASE NOTE] This camp is being offered on two different occasions, only register for one date.

Students will learn the basics of web development with JavaScript. The course briefly introduces HTML and CSS, which define the structure and style for websites. After building basic websites, the students will use JavaScript, the programming language of the web, to learn about fundamental programming concepts while making their websites interactive.