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What is App Camp?

App Camp is a fun and exciting summer experience where you can learn to develop your own Android apps. If you've ever wondered what it takes to develop your own app, then this camp is for you! The camp is a week long event held at the Utah State University campus, where you'll not only learn how to create Android apps, but also experience some of the wonderful culture on the USU campus. App Camp is exclusively for girls entering 10th & 11th grade. 11th grade volunteers will be mentors during the week of camp, and are trained during the week of June 27 - July 1. In addition to all you will learn, mentors are also awarded a $200 stipend. App Camp for 10th grade girls will be held July 11 - July 15 where mentors and other staff will teach them all they need to know to build their own apps.

Sign Up for App Camp

If you want to participate in App Camp then signing up is easy. If you'd like to participate as a mentor you can sign up by clicking here and following the instructions on the sign up page. For campers there is a separate sign up page which you can find here. Simply fill out the registration form and make sure to also fill out any consent forms and return them to your GEAR UP coordinator at your school. If you have any specific questions about the camp you can learn more on the App Camp website, located here, or you can ask your GEAR UP coordinator directly.

What to Expect at App Camp

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Below is the schedule planned for the mentor training camp scheduled June 27 - July 1. The schedule for campers is coming soon!

 
  • 9:45 - 10:15: Arrival & Check In at Dorms

  • 10:15 - 10:30: Welcome to USU & Orientation (Rules & Safety

  • 10:30 - 12:30: App Coding Lab Time

  • 12:30 - 1:15: Lunch

  • 1:30 - 4:30: App Coding Lab Time

  • 4:30 - 5:30: Welcome & Get to Know You Games

  • 5:30 - 6:30: Dinner

  • 6:30 -7:15: Small Group Work / Reflection

  • 7:30 - 9:30: Scribble Bots

  • 9:30: Prepare for Bed - Lights Out at 10:30
  • 8:00 - 8:45: Breakfast

  • 9:00 - 12:00: App Coding Lab Time

  • 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch

  • 1:00 - 3:00: App Coding Lab Time

  • 3:15 - 4:15: Museum Tour

  • 4:15 - 5:00: Small Group Work / Reflection

  • 5:00 - 6:00: Dinner - Big Blue Cookout

  • 6:00 - 7:30: Rocket Building

  • 7:30 - 9:30: Water Volleyball & Games

  • 9:30: Prepare for Bed - Lights Out at 10:30
  • 8:00 - 8:45: Breakfast

  • 9:00 - 12:00: App Coding Lab Time

  • 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch

  • 1:00 - 3:00: App Coding Lab Time

  • 3:15 - 4:15: Campus Tour

  • 4:15 - 5:00: Small Group Work / Reflection

  • 5:00 - 6:00: Dinner

  • 6:00 - 9:30: Movie, Games, & Snacks

  • 9:30: Prepare for Bed - Lights Out at 10:30
  • 8:00 - 8:45: Breakfast

  • 9:00 - 12:00: App Coding Lab Time

  • 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch

  • 1:00 - 3:00: App Coding Lab Time

  • 3:15 - 5:15: Sports on the QUAD

  • 5:15 - 6:15: Dinner - The Marketplace

  • 6:15 - 7:00: Small Group Work / Reflection

  • 7:00 - 9:30: Games in the LLC Lounge

  • 9:30: Prepare for Bed - Lights Out at 10:30
  • 8:00 - 8:30: Check Out

  • 8:30 - 9:15: Breakfast

  • 9:30 - 12:00: App Coding Lab Time

  • 12:00 - 1:00: Lunch

  • 1:00 - 3:00: App Coding Lab Time

  • 3:05 - 3:25: Closing - Speaker, Slideshow, Goodbyes

  • 3:25 - 3:45: Load Bus & Depart