Camp Codette 2019

The Rhodes College Department of Computer Science is happy to be hosting the 2019 Camp Codette for the week of June 17th-21st. The camp runs 9:00am - 3:00pm Monday-Friday, and aftercare can be added for those who need it. The camp is for rising middle and high schoolers. It will be held in the newly renovated computer science building at Rhodes, Briggs Hall.

What is Camp Codette? Camp Codette is an all girls computer science camp that was started by Rhodes students and faculty in 2015. This will be the 6th year of the camp and we hope you'll join in the fun. The purpose of the camp is to show young females how fun, engaging, and creative computer science is! It's taught and run by Rhodes College computer science faculty. Our curriculum changes each year so campers are welcome to come back year after year to learn something new.

What will campers do at Camp Codette this year? This year's camp, Computing for the Social Good, will highlight how to use data science techniques to explore social causes. We will teach students to write programs in Python that analyze different kinds of data sets. As always, with Camp Codette, no previous coding experience is necessary. However, we will have enough staff to keep everyone at different levels engaged. If you have some interesting data that you'd like to explore anaylzing, please bring it to camp!

The camp culminates in a friends and family exhibit on Friday afternoon. Parents, friends, and family members are invited to a poster session highlighting the results of our findings. At this camp, campers will learn to:

Who is involved in the camp? Rhodes computer science faculty members Betsy Sanders and Brian Larkins will be directing, teaching, and leading the camp. They have also developed the curriculum for this course. Rhodes undergraduates will also be staffing the camp.

What else will we do at the camp? We won't spend all our time in front of machines. We'll enjoy taking time to play games, get outside and move around, and enjoy swimming at the Rhodes pool. (We'll provide an alternate to swimming, if it's not the camper's cup of tea.) As always, we'll also take a break one day and tour our state of the art virtual reality (VR) lab here at Rhodes. We'll spend some time thinking about how VR could be used for the social good and explore some applications.

How much does it cost? Each camp is $220 which includes all supplies and a camp t-shirt. Rhodes faculty and staff pay a discounted rate of $195. A limited number of scholarships will be available to those who endure financial hardship (please see the application link for instructions).

What about food? Campers will be expected to a bring lunch/money to eat at the on campus cafeteria Monday through Thursday. Cafeteria lunches are $6.50 a piece. (Faculty/staff kids are welcome to use their own cafeteria meal plan.) Snacks will be provided. However, if there are dietary restrictions, we ask that you bring your own snacks. There will be pizza for lunch on Friday.

Important Information and Registration Instructions:

(Note that if you fall borderline between the ages of these camps sign up for what you feel comfortable)

Contact Us Send Email to Dr. Sanders.