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New Computer Camp

21st Century Skills

The Discovery Camps and Redesigned Computer Camp brings 3D printing and true computer coding!!

Computer Camp

The computer world continues to evolve and as school districts elevate their computer curriculum, Cal Poly Pomona responds with a redeveloped camp designed to push campers even further. We now implement Alice as our primary programming software, in order for campers to develop more complicated apps, worlds and animnations. Campers will also utilize Autodesk software to produce 3D printable objects. Whether is scanning objects and meshing them into different forms (Level 1) or using Computer Assisted Design (CAD) software to build objects from scratch. Campers will be able to take home a fabrication of their own design and production. Campers will be exposed to program Raspberry Pi computers.

Children ages 10-15 will have an animated experience during our 5-day camp. Campers will learn software and techniques to create both 2D and 3D animation. These skills are then used to construct virtual worlds with 3D objects, characters and stories. Through different platforms, campers will continue into videogame programming to produce games or apps that can be shared. Other highlights of the camp include the use of commercial software for the use in 3D printing & app programming. Our Computer Science Camps are a fantastic way to both develop real-world skills, as well as produce a great deal of enjoyment for your young campers.


The Computer Camp is designed for ages 10 and above. Age restrictions will be strictly enforced with the addition of Alice software to the curriculum.

Session Dates and Pricing

The Computer Camps have seven sessions (weeks) available. Camp times are from 9:00am – 4:00pm, with extended care occurring from 7:30-9am and 4:00-5:30pm.

Session Dates (2018)
Early Bronco
By April 1
4/2 - 6/17
6/18 - on
Week 1

6/18 - 6/22




Week 2

6/25 - 6/29




Week 3

7/2 - 7/6
(4-day week)




Week 4

7/9 - 7/13




Week 5

7/16 - 7/20




Week 6

7/23 - 7/27




Week 7

7/30 - 8/3




Our camps are tuition-for-service programs based on confirmed enrollments and secured deposits. As an option to Full Payment, a non-refundable/non-transferable ($75) deposit, per session per child, is required at the time of registration to hold your child's place in our program. However, FULL PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN THE MONDAY START OF CAMP. Families enrolling in Computer camps are encouraged to advantage of the Early Bronco Discount and register by April 1, 2018. Extended care, daily lunch, an afternoon snack, and a downloadable group photo are included in the price.

Refunds are not available for vacations, special events, illnesses of three or fewer days, or other personal commitments that prevent attendance. A refund may be available for extended illness of four or more consecutive program days. A doctor’s note and written note from the parent or guardian explaining the situation must be received within seven days from the first day of absence.

Daily Computer Schedule and Program

7:30 - 9:00 am

Arrival and Morning Care

9:00 - 9:30 am

Opening Ceremony

9:30 - 11:30 am

2D & 3D objects, animation, constructing virtual worlds and gaming

11:30 am - 12:15 pm
12:15 - 12:25 pm
Back to camp
12:25 - 2:25 pm

Computer programming & design

2:25 - 2:35 pm
2:35 - 3:45 pm

3D Printing (Mesh or CAD design)

3:45 - 4:00 pm

Clean up

4:00 - 5:30 pm

Camper pick-up and Evening Care


What To Bring

For your camper to have the best experience at the Computer Camp, it is important that s/he receive a good night’s sleep. It is also extremely important that your camper have a hearty meal for breakfast in order to participate in camp activities in a spirited and lively manner. We want your child to gain the most out of their journey into camp activities, computers and fun!

We recommend that campers dress in comfortable clothing that takes into account the high temperatures of summer in the Pomona area. Please insure that your camper arrives with the following:

  • Tennis shoes for light walking to Los Olivos for lunch
  • Refillable Water Bottle


Los Olivos Dining

Lunch meals are provided by the Los Olivos Dining Services, which serve our student population year-round. Whether your camper is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, lactose intolerant or simply wants a healthy, balanced diet, Los Olivos will fulfull her/his needs with many tasty options. Registration forms contain areas to identify special dietary needs.

Extended Care (included in price)

Discovery Camp staff appreciates that families operate on different schedules. We therefore offer an Extended Care program to best serve the daily schedule of families. For families that cannot drop-off their campers just before 9:00am or pick up their campers at 4:00pm, our counselors involve the campers in board games, reading and team activities during Morning Care (7:30–9:00am) and Evening Care (4:00–5:30pm) programs. Counselors are not available for Extended Care before 7:30am. If a camper has not been picked-up by 5:30pm, the Discovery Camp staff charges $1/minute for extended care in order to cover facility and salary costs.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 30 days before start date of your session will be refunded in full. Cancellations made less than 30 days will be refunded only if your space is filled by a wait-listed camper, otherwise no refund can be given.

For more information, email the Discovery Camps at discovery@cpp.edu.