Paris Junior College is again offering a robotics coding camp made possible by the Texas Workforce Commission during June, July, and August. The free one-week coding camp is for students entering the sixth, seventh, or eighth grades in the 2023-24 school year. The Robotics Coding Camp allows students to explore science, technology, engineering, and math. Using a snap-together robotics system, students can design, build and code various robots, watch code come alive on a physical robot, and apply critical STEM skills. By familiarizing students with coding, programming sensors, and automation, they hone their computational thinking skills to succeed.
To apply, a parent or guardian and the student must complete the application form, and a parent or guardian must complete the Permission, Medical & Media Release Form. You must submit all documents by the deadline of ten (10) days before the first camp date for the chosen session. You can find the forms at https://www.parisjc.edu/downloads/coding-camp-flyer.pdf.
The dates and locations of those camps are:
June 19-23: Paris campus (Deadline: June 9, 2023)
June 26-30: PJC – Sulphur Springs Center (Deadline: June 16, 2023)
July 10-14: PJC – Greenville Center (Deadline: June 30, 2023)
July 17-21: Paris Junior College, Paris campus (Deadline: July 7, 2023)
July 24-28: PJC – Sulphur Springs Center (Deadline: July 14, 2023)
July 31-August 4: PJC – Greenville Center (Deadline: July 21, 2023)
Enrollment is limited, and foster youth and students with disabilities, students from low-income families, and students from populations underserved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) receive priority. Campers will work with Sphero Bolt Robots and RVR+ programmable robots each camp day. Students may later build upon and customize at the family’s discretion. They can take the RVR+ robots home after the camp ends.
Camps are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. Students may be dropped off at 8:45 am and picked up by 3:15 pm. We notify parents or guardians if we select their child. Applying does not guarantee your acceptance.
For questions or additional information, please get in touch with 903-782-0447. The application may be emailed to email@example.com, faxed to 903-782-0443, or dropped off at the PJC Continuing Education Department in Paris or the PJC-Greenville or PJC-Sulphur Springs by the deadline of 10 days in advance of each camp’s start.
The Texas Workforce Commission is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers, and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and its services in coordination with its local workforce development boards network, call 512-463-8942 or visit www.texasworkforce.org.