The Microbits Come to PS 93

a microbitZero Day Camp is happy to collaborate with PS 93 in Bed-Sty Brooklyn to present a 5 week after school CS introduction program using the Microbit. Physical computing is a great way to engage young learners and being to understand how computers and code can affect the world around them. The Microbit is a small computer which supports input connections using alligator clips and comes packed with multiple sensors. To learn more visit: microbit.org.

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Zero Day Camp and The Campus in Brownsville

For almost a year now Zero Day Camp’s directors have been working with New York State Senator Jesse Hamilton’s office to contribute to the launch of “The Campus” technology and wellness hub centered in the public housing and community schools of Brownsville, Brooklyn. We are excited about The Campus, which has brought together key community organizations and local youth technology and media non-profits to work towards creating a high tech training and development center in one of the poorest and often neglected corners of New York City. Continue reading “Zero Day Camp and The Campus in Brownsville”

Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

drawing of Ada Lovelace October 11th is Ada Lovelace Day so let’s celebrate! Ada is known by some to be the first computer programmer, born in 1815.  She was an avid mathematician and theorized about computer programs that could be used for purposes beyond mathematics. Her “computer programs” came decades before the  first computer known as the “Analytical Engine” which Ada had a hand in developing along with Charles Babbage. To find out more about this special lady, check out this video.

Code Club Summer 2016

This summer Code Club will launch an exciting program filled with fun computing and building projects for girls and boys. Our week long camp will challenge your children with a series of hands-on, collaborative activities. Our projects include writing computer code, building with electronics and robotics, and solving problems with design thinking.
Quick Overview

  • 4th through 6th graders (based on grade in Fall 2016)
  • Location is 639 Classon Ave @ Dean Street in Crown Heights
  • $500 per week
  • Class is 9am-3pm Monday- Friday
  • Sibling rate and after care available
  • Dates: August 22-26
  • space is limited—only ten seats available
scratch program what you will learn at code club

ruby the robot

Maker Studio Details, August 22-26

Animatronics is the name of the game in the maker studio. Working with embedded computers, campers will design and build their own robotic stuffed animals, toys, cars, and other inventions. They will learn the programming skills to read sensors and control motors, while also working to sew and craft their own whimsical, unique designs.
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FAQS:

How old does my child need to be?
Code campers must be entering 4th, 5th, or 6th grade in Fall 2016.
How much does it cost?
Camp costs $500/week (first child).
Siblings cost $250.
Payment is due at the time of registration.
There is no day-rate, or pro-rating if you must miss some days.
Extended day is available for an additional fee.
My child doesn’t know how to build robots/write code/sew/solder/weld. Is that OK?
First, there won’t be any welding going on…
Second, no, there’s no prior experience needed.
My child is already an awesome hacker, is this too basic for her?
Our team projects are designed with a low floor and high ceiling.
Our small camp size ensures there will be plenty of opportunities to work 1:1 with our expert staff.
Who are the counselors/instructors?
The camp directors design and run all the session together.
Loreto Dumitrescu is a NYC DOE occupational therapist and assistive tech expert who’s been building cool tech for her students to use for years.
David Frackman is an inventor, roboticist, and expert programmer who coaches the Flying Bison FLL Robotics Team and also teaches computer science as an adjunct faculty member at Adelphi University.
Matt Curinga is associate professor of educational technology at Adelphi University where he teaches multimedia design, computer science, and learning theory. He studies how kids and adults best learn computer science.
What is the child to teacher ratio?
The ratio is about 5 children to one adult staff member.
When is drop-off?
Doors open at 8:45am. Camp start at 9:00am.
When is pick-up?
Normal camp ends at 3pm.
Extended day ends at 6pm.
When should I sign up for extended day?
If you pay for a full week of extended day during registration, the cost is $30/day.
Emergency extended day (notify us at or before drop-off) will be available for $40/day.
What will the kids do during extended day?
Extended day will be relaxed. Kids may read (from our library or books they bring), play one of our board/card games, or work on their programming or robotics projects. If the weather’s nice, we may take them outside.
What should my child bring each day?
A packed lunch (no nuts or peanuts)
A snack (and extra snack for extended day)
A water bottle
Hat, rain jacket, & sunscreen if needed (we will go outside every day)
(optional) A book for extended day
Where is Code Camp?
The address is 639 Classon Ave between Dean and Pacific
We have our own floor in the Electropositive Coworking Space
There’s easy public transit access from the Franklin Ave C and Shuttle, 2/3 at Eastern Parkway, the B65 bus, and Nostrand Ave LIRR
Will they get to go outside?
Yes, every day will include at least 2 outdoor breaks. For some days we will be spending even more time outside.
Where do you go outside?
We will walk to Prospect Park and other area parks and playgrounds
What is your cancellation policy?
There are no refunds once camp registration is complete.