Kids on Campus

I THINK Camps

Advanced Thinking, Creative Problem-Solving
I THINK camps offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity to be immersed in an environment that encourages advanced thinking, creative problem-solving, and independent thinking while in a social setting. Students will be required to demonstrate academic abilities by submitting a copy of their report card evidencing a 3.0 GPA or equivalent as well as a letter of recommendation from a school instructor. These camps are specifically designed for those students who are above average in the classroom.


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I THINK Kids Camp: Arduino; Build a Robot and Compete; Keep your Robot!

Learn how to build a line following robot. Students will learn to use the Arduino microcontroller, a powerful yet low cost single board computer with a large worldwide user community. Students will learn to program the Arduino in "C" which is a popular and powerful language used in colleges and industry. This course will teach students how to interface electronics to control or support their own projects. Students will design, build, program, test, and refine their designs. The course culminates in a competition, and students keep their robots at the end of the course. Interested students should send a one page application stating why they are interested in attending the camp to l.gittingscarlson@msubillings.edu, send in a copy of their report card, AND a letter from a teacher.

For kids entering grades 8 – 12

Instructors: Andrew Sullivan

Time & Date: July 7 -11, 2014; 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: City College Tech A061

Fee: $250.00

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I THINK Kids Camp LEGO Junior

Focused on building an interest in science and engineering, this hands-on camp, using LEGO Robotics, will capture young children’s inherent curiosity and direct it toward discovering the possibility of improving the world around them. A real-world challenge will be featured and students will be encouraged to solve it with critical thinking and imagination.

For kids entering grades 2 - 3

Instructor: Darla Williams & Paige Williams

Time & Date: June 21 – 22, 2014; 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Location: Broadway II Seminar Room

Fee: $145.00

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I THINK Kids Camp LEGO 1, Session 1

Experience the fun of working with technology and science through the use of LEGO robotics! Students will be introduced to LEGO Mindstorms, building and programming. Using their robots, students will complete different challenges.

For kids entering grades 4 - 8

Instructor: Darla Williams & Paige Williams

Time & Date: June 23 – 27, 2014; 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Location: Broadway II Seminar Room

Fee: $240.00

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I THINK Kids Camp LEGO 2 + Social Gathering

Know a lot about LEGO Robotics? Want to share what you know and learn even more? Join us for this unique LEGO Robotics camp. Prerequisite: I THINK Camp: LEGO 1

For kids entering grades 4 - 8

Instructor: Darla Williams & Paige Williams

Time & Date: June 28 – 29, 2014; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Broadway II Seminar Room

Fee: $176.00

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I THINK Kids Camp LEGO 1, Session 2

Using LEGO Mindstorms, students will advance their building and programming skills. They will be expected to complete LEGO robot challenges with precision.

For kids entering grades 4 - 8

Instructor: Darla Williams & Paige Williams

Time & Date: July 14 – 18, 2014; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Broadway II Seminar Room

Fee: $295.00

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I THINK Kids Camp Raspberry Pi Beginner

Do you want to build your own computer and learn to program it? How about storing all sorts of cool things on it like photos from your camera or phone, games, and be able to surf the Internet? During this 3-day camp, students will learn how to build and operate a Raspberry Pi computer; build and program an expansion board; program using SCRATCH; use their computer as a media center, web, and file server; and perform operating system maintenance from the command line.

For kids entering grades 6 - 9

Instructors: Bruce Brumley & Francisco Salivadar

Time & Date: June 23 – 25, 2014; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: City College Tech B043

Fee: $251.00

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I THINK Kids Camp Raspberry Pi Intermediate

Taking off from where we left off with the Raspberry Pi (Beginner) Summer Camp, this camp will get into more programming, both traditional and using SCRATCH. We will also use the Raspberry Pi as an external controller with electronic automation. Students will use the Raspberry Pi to build and control electronic projects and motor controls. Prerequisite: Raspberry Pi Beginning Camp.

For kids entering grades 6 – 9

Instructors: Bruce Brumley & Francisco Salivadar

Time & Date: June 26 – 27, 2014; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: City College Tech B043

Fee: $137.00

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I THINK Kids Camp Raspberry Pi One Day

Want to take the Raspberry Pi & Minecraft Camp but were unable to take the Beginning Raspberry Pi Camp? Take this one-day camp and you’re set to sign up for the Minecraft Camp! Couldn’t take the Raspberry Pi Beginner Camp? Take this one-day camp and learn more about Raspberry Pi! Anyone can take this course - they do not have to take the Minecraft camp afterwards. Please ask campers if they will be taking the Minecraft camp after this camp, or if they will just take the camp to build a Raspberry Pi. Please keep me informed on this. It will help Bruce plan.

For kids entering grades 6 – 9

Instructors: Bruce Brumley & Francisco Salivadar

Time & Date: June 30, 2014; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: City College Tech B043

Fee: $167.00

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I THINK Kids Camp Raspberry Pi Minecraft

This is an Intermediate camp for students who already know the game Minecraft, but want to learn more and share ideas with other like-minded players. Students must download Minecraft onto their Raspberry Pi before camp. “Minecraft” is a trademark of Notch Development AB. Prerequisite is either Raspberry Pi (Beginning) Camp or the One Day Raspberry Pi Camp before Minecraft.

For kids entering grades 6 - 9

Instructor: Bruce Brumley & Francisco Salivadar

Time & Date: July 1 – 2, 2014; 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: City College Tech B043

Fee: $125.00

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I THINK Kids Camp: STEM Engineering for Kids

Engineering involves the integration of science, technology, and mathematics by creating new ways to solve real-world problems.  Students during this camp will employ hands-on strategies to “live” the concepts and see their relevance in real-world applications.  STEM fosters communication, collaboration and problem solving through a structured approach that involves planning, creating, testing, and improvising.  During this camp, students will get a taste of engineering through the application of science, technology, and mathematics by engaging inn fun and creative STEM activities designed by amazing educators from across Montana.

For kids entering grades 4 - 5

Instructors:  Lisa Scott

Time & Date: July 21-24, 2014; 9:00 am – noon
Location: LA 302

Fee: $118.00  (The STREAM grant is helping to pay for this summer camp.  To learn more, go here

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I THINK Kids Camp: STEM Engineering for Kids

Engineering involves the integration of science, technology, and mathematics by creating new ways to solve real-world problems.  Students during this camp will employ hands-on strategies to “live” the concepts and see their relevance in real-world applications.  STEM fosters communication, collaboration and problem solving through a structured approach that involves planning, creating, testing, and improvising.  During this camp, students will get a taste of engineering through the application of science, technology, and mathematics by engaging inn fun and creative STEM activities designed by amazing educators from across Montana.

For kids entering grades 6 - 7

Instructors:  Lisa Scott

Time & Date: July 21-24, 2014; 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Location: LA 300

Fee: $118.00  (The STREAM grant is helping to pay for this summer camp.  To learn more, go here)

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