The most immersive, inspiring, and educational coding experience in Boston.

JULY 9th - JULY 17th, 2023

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Zinkerz Camp: Coding Journey is an academically rigorous and fun-filled experience that lasts for 9 days.

A curriculum that is modified for the student’s skill level is the most effective way to help them learn to code.

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<Zinkerz Camp: Coding Journey is an academically rigorous, all-encompassing experience that lasts nine days. The curriculum is modified for each student based on their current coding knowledge and skill set. Students build a solid foundation in coding through lessons, challenges, and independent work while discovering exciting and enlightening opportunities in the greater Boston area.>

Suggested for students in or entering grades 9 and 10

{About_Zinkerz}

<Zinkerz is a Boston-based educational institution specializing in creating personalized paths for all students to help them reach their full potential. Our students learn through individually customized plans that are constantly adjusted to meet their specific needs. There are no “one size fits all” solutions in education, so no two learning paths should be the same. Our mission is to figure out what motivates and drives our students to succeed; by harnessing that energy, we provide a unique, custom-made experience that will catapult our students down the road toward achieving their ambitions and inspire them to DREAM, LEARN, and GROW.>

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#Code_Your_App

<Students in small classes can better interact with one another, complete assignments independently, and benefit from the teachers’ individualized attention.>

Why Coding? <Learning to code is similar to finding the key to a door that leads to an entirely new world.>

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#Educators

<While giving students time to explore, work collaboratively, and learn from mistakes, the professional, knowledgeable, and extensively trained coding experts who lead the classes guide them through the lessons.>

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Zachary has over 10 years of programming experience, having
worked in languages such as C/C++, Java, and Python. He also has
skill sets in web development, working in HTML/CSS/JavaScript
to design and build websites, and in machine learning.

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For eight years, Karly instructed high school students in the art of
computer programming. She is passionate about using apps and
games to introduce students to coding and has particular
expertise in Java.

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Scott has experience using Python and MATLAB for mathematics
research projects. He is also interested in database management,
and has some proficiency in SQL and R.

{Curriculum}

<Through various exercises in App Lab, students will become familiar with Java’s fundamentals and expand their understanding of the language.>

#We_will_explore

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#Explore_uncharted_territory in_the_realm_of_coding_and_AI.

<Explore AI: Your newly gained information will be connected to the development of AI through a specialized extension series on Artificial Intelligence in programming.>
  • Analyzing programs that create the backbone of artificial intelligence.
  • Understanding the limitations behind AI.
  • Determining ways to improve specific programs that use AI.
<Envision Your Future: Look at how your coding skills can influence your future.>
  • Coding fluency boosts your college resume.
  • A solid coding foundation creates countless career opportunities.
  • Skills learned can apply to all subjects.

{Grow}

#Discover_exciting_and educational_activities_in_Boston.

<Make connections with other students from different countries. Forge friendships that will last a lifetime by collaborating with new and exciting people.>
  • Small groups foster strong bonds.
  • A variety of activities offer different opportunities to connect with others.
  • Regrouping for classes expands exposure to other students and backgrounds.

#Explore_all_that_Boston_offers.

<Discover the rich history of Boston while participating in various activities that are not only fun but also educational and challenging.>

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#Accommodations:

<All students stay in college dorms at Emerson College, which are extremely comfortable. The suites sleep six students and have three double bedrooms, a common room, a bathroom, and a kitchen area.>

#Meals:

<All students at Zinkerz Camp receive three meals per day. We serve most meals in the college dining hall, with some served at alternative restaurants. All meals have options for dietary restrictions.>

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#Answers_to_all_your_questions!

<Questions? Please email us at hello@zinkerz.com, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have!>
Transportation
  • What transportation is provided to pick my child up from the airport?
    Zinkerz Camp staff will provide a shuttle to transport students to the dorm from
    the airport. (NOTE: Please make sure you arrive in the specified window to
    guarantee shuttle service.)
  • How will my child travel around and between locations while at Camp?
    Students will either walk or take the subway to activities in Boston. (NOTE: a
    subway pass will be provided to all students). For activities that are further away,
    Zinkerz will provide shuttles as transportation to and from the locations.
Food
  • Will meals be provided for my child?
    All meals will be provided for students during Camp. During certain outings,
    students will be given funds to purchase their meals from a venue of their choosing.
  • My child has a restricted diet, what will they eat?
    Notify us of any dietary restrictions, including allergies, during registration and we
    will make accommodations.
  • Where will students eat?
    Most meals will be at the dining hall and some will be at restaurants when outings
    are not nearby.
Lodging
  • Where will my child stay?
    Students will be staying in a college dorm room near the Zinkerz Office. Linens will
    be provided.
  • How many roommates will they have?
    Students will have either zero or one roommate.
  • Can roommates be requested?
    Yes! We will do our best to honor any roommate requests.
  • Are the dorm rooms co-ed?
    No, all rooms are male or female only. Additionally, bathrooms will only be used by
    other students of the same sex.
  • Will there be chaperones in the dorm?
    Yes! Zinkerz staff members will also be staying in the dorms and will have a room
    near the students.
  • Are there quiet hours and a curfew?
    Yes. There will be a set curfew for all students to be in their own rooms and quiet
    hours will be strictly enforced by staff from both Zinkerz and the college.
  • Is there a laundry room?
    The dorm has laundry and we will provide detergent to students.
Classes
  • How many students will study together per class?
    Class sizes will range from individual classes to 10 students, depending on the
    topic.
  • How are students placed in their classes?
    Upon arrival, students will take an assessment to give us insight into their
    strengths and the areas where they need improvement. Based on this assessment,
    they will be placed into the classes that will be the most beneficial to their current
    skill level.
  • What if my child’s abilities are stronger than the assessment shows?
    We constantly modify the groups as needed to ensure every student is getting the
    optimum opportunity and challenge in their learning.
  • Who are the educators?
    Experienced educators and specialists from our team will teach your child.
  • How will I get updates on my child’s progress?
    Students can monitor their progress through our
    technology constantly. A final progress report will be sent at the end of camp.
Technology
  • Are phones allowed during Camp?
    Yes! We encourage students to take photos and to be able to communicate with
    their families. Phones should be silenced during classes and certain activities,
    though.
  • Do you recommend students bring any additional technology to Camp?
    We recommend students bring their own graphing calculator.
General Organization
  • How will my child know when activities are happening?
    All students join a WhatsApp group and all notifications are sent through this group
    chat. They are also shared on a Google calendar that is updated daily with the
    schedule of activities.
  • Will you follow the schedule exactly as it is in the brochure?
    No. We do our best to follow the planned schedule, but occasionally need to
    modify (so students are not taking tours in the pouring rain). We will swap out
    activities based on weather and may need to shift certain full day schedules as
    well.
  • Are there chaperones during activities?
    All activities have members of our staff chaperoning the students.

Dream

Set Goals and Determine a Clear Path to Achieve Them.

Find Your Inspiration and See Your Future

College is just around the corner. Whether they’ve been thinking about it every day since middle school or keep putting it off, we encourage all students to focus on their goals at camp. Students gain motivation, a wake-up call, and a renewed sense of purpose. We’re here to help students discover their motivation and chart a course for the future.

College and University Visits

Does the student see themselves attending a small school with a gated campus outside of a city or a large school in the middle of a busy city? Do they prefer gothic architecture or more contemporary structures? Students can get a sense of which colleges in the New England area are suitable matches for them as they tour campuses in the area, including…

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