Summer Camp Policies and Procedures

Intro to Computer Coding Using Arcade Game Design
June 19-23 & June 26-30
9am-4pm (drop-off after 8am and pick-up until 5pm available)

Pre-Algebra/Basic Algebra/SAT Math Review Camp
July 10-14  9am-12noon
July 31- August 4  1pm-4pm

Algebra 1 Boot Camp
July 10-14 1pm-4pm
July 17-21 9am-12noon

Algebra 2 Boot Camp
July 24-28
9am-noon

AP Calculus AB Boot Camp
July 17-21 1pm-3pm
July 24-28 3:30pm-5:30pm

AP Physics 1 Boot Camp
July 17-21 3:30pm-5:30pm
July 24-28 1pm-3pm

College Essay Boot Camp
June 12-16 & July 31-August 4
9am-12noon

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Reserve your spot by phone, mail, or online. For assistance with course registration or general questions about the summer camp program, please call our office at 404-949-9373.

Register by mail by downloading the Summer Camp 2017 Registration Form and mailing it along with your payment

Register Online by filling in the form below, submitting your payment, and bringing a completed Summer Camp 2017 Registration Form on the first day of camp.

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Intro to Computer Coding through Arcade Game Design Camp

Computer Coding Camp caters to the beginners and to those with some experience by offering a two-week option. Both weeks are stand-alone experiences, so come for one, or both.  Instruction and design is from 9am-4pm. Drop-off from 8-9am and pick-up from 4-5pm are available.
In the first week, students learn and review fundamental computer programming concepts by building their own arcade game, including object-oriented coding / event-driven processing (like most modern platforms) and produce a working stand-alone product. The group will collectively build a game app archetype (a homage to an arcade classic) chosen for its accessibility and coding opportunities.  Participants will be supported and encouraged while developing their own individual “spin” on the mentor-directed project.
In week two, we explore the basics of other game types: block-puzzles, shooting gallery, the platform world (optionally with scrolling screens), vector graphic concepts/intro to 3D graphics, and 2.5D isometric constructs.  Rather than a fully developed mentor-directed app, participants will assemble a starter toolkit for building their own more advanced creations.
A real benefit from the class will be the sense of accomplishment that comes only from the completion of a task requiring hours of focused effort – along with the advantages of working with peers in reaching that goal.
Participants will need a Windows PC (XP, Vista, 7/8/10) and we provide the (open license) software. A limited number of laptops can be provided for in-house work for free, but students in that case should provide their own USB stick/thumb drive for maintaining projects (only ~64 MB will be used, at most).
For Ages 12-18
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Pre-Algebra/Basic Algebra/SAT Math Review Camp

Pre-Algebra Camp will review fundamental math topics from middle and early high school math classes that students need to have mastered for advanced math courses as well as to ensure success on the math portions of the SAT and ACT. Topics include:

Order of operations
The Distributive Property
Operations with, reducing, and simplifying fractions
Fraction and mixed number conversions
Operations with decimals
Decimal, percent, and fraction conversions
Working with exponents and square roots
Patios and proportions
Direct and inverse variation
Parallel and perpendicular lines
Ranges, means, medians, modes
Rate problems
Probability and odds
Simplifying, evaluating, and solving expressions
Solving radical, rational, and simultaneous equations
Solving inequalities
Writing systems of equations
Factoring and solving quadratics
Working with complex and imaginary numbers and absolute values
Graphing linear and quadratic functions
Basic geometry rules of lines, angles, circles, rectangles, polygons, and triangles
SOHCAHTOA
Pythagorean Theorem
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Algebra 1 Boot Camp

Algebra 1 Camp will review some of the most important concepts from Pre-Algebra and then go on to present topics from the beginning of the Algebra 1 curriculum including:

Real numbers
Operations with integers
Working with rational numbers
The percent proportion
Perimeter, area, volume, and surface area
Probability and odds
Mean, median, mode, range, and quartiles
Representing data
Variables and expressions
Order of operations
Properties of numbers
The Distributive Property
Equations, relations, and functions
Logical reasoning
Writing and solving one and multi-step equations
Ratios and proportions
Percent of change
Literal equations and dimensional analysis
Weighted averages

Each day, students will be taught a particular concept followed by a period of practice, or ‘homework’, on that topic. After a short break, the group will move on to the second, then third subject to be covered that day, also with periods of practice between them. No actual homework will be given unless requested by the student.
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Algebra 2 Boot Camp

Algebra 2 Camp will review some of the most important concepts from Algebra 1 and then go on to present topics from the beginning of the Algebra 2 curriculum including:

Representing functions
FOIL and factoring polynomials
The counting principle
Permutations and Combinations
Congruent and similar figures
The Pythagorean Theorem
Expressions and formulas
Properties of real numbers
Solving equations with and without absolute values
Solving inequalities, including compound and absolute value inequalities
Linear relations and functions
Rate of change and slope
Scatter plots and lines of regression
Parent functions and transformations

Each day, students will be taught a particular concept followed by a period of practice, or ‘homework’, on that topic. After a short break, the group will move on to the second, then third subject to be covered that day, also with periods of practice between them. No actual homework will be given unless requested by the student.
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AP Calculus AB Boot Camp

AP Calculus Camp will present topics in a discussion based format from the beginning of the AP curriculum with periods set aside to practice and drill each new concept. Those topics include:

Functions and Change
Exponential Functions
Functions: Composite, Stretches, Symmetry, and Inverses
Logarithmic Functions
Trigonometric Functions
Power Functions
Polynomials
Rational Functions
Continuity: Intermediate Value Theorem
Limits and Continuity
Average and Instantaneous Velocity
Derivative at a Point
Average Rate of Change
Definition of Derivative
Derivative Function
Interpretations of the Derivative
Alternative Notation
Second Derivative
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AP Physics 1 Boot Camp

AP Physics Camp will present topics in a discussion based format from the beginning of the AP curriculum with periods set aside to practice and drill each new concept. Those topics include:

Kinematics
Definitions
Position-time graphs
Velocity-time graphs
Acceleration
Algebraic kinematics
Projectile motion
Forces and Newton’s Laws
Force and Net Force
Solving problems with forces
A free-body diagram includes:
Mass and Weight
Normal force
Friction force
Inclined Planes
Newton’s Third Law
Gravitational force
Gravitational field
Gravitational and inertial mass
Uniform circular motion
Force of a spring
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College Essay Boot Camp

Essay Writing Camp is an intensive, week-long class dedicated exclusively to ensuring participants come away with completed, ready-to-submit college admissions essays. The camp is open to rising Seniors only. Students need only bring a laptop computer, however, it is recommended that those attending have an idea of their college list. Through small group work, discussion periods, and one-on-one sessions with a counselor, participants will first focus on their Common Application Personal Statement. Those finishing this first essay before the end of the week will move on to tackling supplemental questions. Camp directors will not write essays. Students are given guidance on choosing topics, organizing their information, and editing and revising drafts. Attendance does not guarantee a student will gain acceptance to a particular school. It is meant only to assist students through a difficult part of the admissions process and help them develop their writing skills so that they may communicate their unique story in a clear, concise, and polished essay.
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Summer Camp Policies and Procedures

Registration, Fees, and Refunds
All fees should be paid at the time of registration by check or through our online registration system.  Full refunds will be credited back to the original method of payment for cancellations made before June 1st.  After June 1st, refunds will be given at 75% for cancellations made more than one week before the start of the camp and at 50% for those made within one week.  No refunds will be given for cancellations made after the camp has begun or for missed days.  Tutors reserve the right to cancel any camp due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. If a camp is cancelled, registrants will be notified immediately and given a full refund of fees.

Pick-Up
Students must be picked up at the designated end time of each camp. Parents must inform tutors of all individuals authorized to pick up students from the program. Minors will not be released to anyone not designated by parent.

Lunch
A one hour break will be given for lunch. Students must either bring their own lunch or be responsible for purchasing one at any of the local restaurants.

Medications
Tutors may dispense medications to participants provided parents give written permission and instructions. Parents of students with severe allergies are required to give written notice prior to the start of the camp.

Behavior Expectations
Participants are expected to be respectful and courteous to one another and the tutors at all times and to take part in all scheduled activities. Misuse or damage of any property is unacceptable. Charges will be assessed for any such misconduct. All participants must abide by the following regulations and standards of conduct prohibiting:
Possession or use of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs
Possession of fireworks, guns, and other weapons
Stealing, disruptive behavior, or violence of any kind
Hazing, bullying, or harassment
Inappropriate use of cameras, imaging, and digital devices
Those in violation of any of the above will be withdrawn from the program and the parent contacted to pick up the child immediately.  No refunds will be given for students released due to rule violations.