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4-H Code Camp

State 4-H Contacts: Joshua Meadows and David Hartley

PURPOSE: Smartphone apps, robots, video games, movies – the world runs on code. Software jobs are predicted to grow 34 percent in the next few years, making coding and app development the world's most in-demand skills. During the 4-H Code Camp, campers will work on fun hands-on projects while learning how computer science can be topics like drones, cyber security, and computer animation. Classes are for new coders with no experience, as well as intermediate and advanced coders.

WHO: West Virginia youth currently in 6th–12th grade aged 11-17 at the time of the event. Space is limited.

WHEN: February 21-23, 2020

WHERE: WVU Jackson's Mill 

REGISTRATION: Online registration opens January 6, 2020. The deadline to register for 4-H Code Camp Weekend online is February 7, 2020. No paper registrations will be accepted. Partial payment of $20 is required to register and full payment must be received by February 7, 2020, to be eligible to attend. No walk-ins accepted.

REFUNDS:  Cancellations and request for refunds must be emailed to Rachel.Griffith@mail.wvu.edu and must be received by February 7, 2020. There is a $35 fee for all refunds. NO REFUNDS will be made for no-shows.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:  Students will choose two courses, one for the morning coding classes and one for the afternoon physical computing classes. Each class description lists any needed background experience. New coders with little or no computer science experience should not sign up for classes listed as intermediate or advanced. Each class has a limit of 12 participants.