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ACF 2024 Bay Area Summer Camps

Registration for Summer 2024 Camps is now OPEN!

Basic Information

  • all camps are held in-person

  • all camps are a duration of 1 week (Mon-Fri)

  • most camps are full day 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

  • select few camps are half day 9:00 am - 12:00 pm or 1:00pm - 4:00 pm

Locations

  • Los Altos @ 625 Magdalena Ave, Los Altos, CA 94024

  • Belmont @ 617 Mountain View Ave Ste 1 & 2, Belmont, CA, 94002

Extended Care Available

  • before camp from 8:30 am - 9:00 am

  • after camp from 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

UPDATE: based on your feedback, we have extended our after-camp extended care hours from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.

Why ACF Summer Camps?

​ACF (Applied Computing Foundation) believe in the process of Learn, Build, Apply.

We pride ourselves in our hands-on, practical, and personalized approach to learning.

Our curriculum has been crafted by industry experts and top-university coaches and tested by countless students.

5:1 Student Coach Ratio

Personalized

Learning

Expert-Developed Curriculum

Engagement

Beyond Camp

Camps Calendar

Eligibility / camper groups are general recommendations and are flexible.

eg) TK / K are able to sign up for Junior Lego Robotics as long as they have a passion for Lego and can follow teacher instructions!

 

For any inquiries and assistance in choosing the right camp(s) for your child, please reach out to contact@applied-computing.org or 480-200-9799.

Grades 1 - 3

Grades 3 - 5

Grades 5 - 7

Grades 6 - 8

Click on the cell of each camp to go to the registration page for it.

**all cells without text are full day (9-3) at our Los Altos location**

Camp Offerings

We offer 11 different camps in 4 categories:

  • Lego Robotics

  • Arduino Robotics

  • Design & Entrepreneurship (D&E)

  • Game Development

10% off (~3/31) : a@fi!>dc@mp

Lego Robotics

Explore, build, and code with Lego Robotics!

Our foundational series of Lego Robotics.

 

Pathway:

Junior Lego Robotics > Lego Robotics Wizard I & II > Advanced Lego Mindstorm Robotics > FLL / Arduino Robotics

Lego Robotics

$550

Junior lego robotics

$625

advanced lego mindstorm robotics

$550

lego robotics wizard I

$625

FLL (2023-2024 masterpiece mission)

$550

Lego Robotics wizard II

Arduino

Arduino Robotics

Our Arduino Robotics series

Super Arduino

Arduino - Self-Driving Car​

 

Pathway: Super Arduino / Arduino - Self-Driving Car >

$600

super arduino

varies

arduino - self driving caR

Design & Entrepreneurship (D&E)

Our D&E series prepares your student for 

 

Design and entrepreneurship complement STEM disciplines by fostering creativity, collaboration, and user-centric innovation, ultimately leading to more impactful solutions to complex challenges. 

combines practice of design tools (2D Wireframing and 3D Modeling) with business and entrepreneurial skills

Both camps will culminate in a business pitching competition on the last day. 

Moonshot: App Design & Entrepreneurship focuses on using 

EcoCity: 3D Design & Entrepreneurship

Pathway: Design & Entrpreneurship camps > ACF Startup Team

 

D&E

$600

moonshot: app design & Entrepreneurship (Figma)

$600

ecocity: 3d Design & Entrepreneurship (tinkercad)

Game Development

Want to deep dive into game-making?

Our Game Development camp series consists of 

VR Game Development ​

Next Steps:

VR Game Dev --> Math + Python Startup Team / 1:1 Python classes

 

Game Dev

$625

vr game development

$325

pygame game development

FAQ

What are the prerequisites? Does my student need prior coding knowledge?

Pre-requisites can be viewed above in the Camp Offerings section.

Can I sign up for multiple weeks of the same camp? I don't want to sign them up for multiple weeks if the curriculum is the same.

​Yes! ACF's curriculum is designed to progressively build upon students' experience and understanding week by week. As our lesson plan is project-based, we can easily individualize the learning experience for each student. We assess each student on the first day of the camp and customize the lessons for them.

If you have certain goals in mind for your student, please let us know. We will work with you to accomplish them.

 

Even for the same camp, we have unique curriculum every week so that returning students can stay engaged! You can view the week-by-week differences in our Camp Offerings section.

Learning at ACF is always personalized. If you are interested in signing up for multiple camps, we are more than happy to help you with the right sequence of camps for your student.

Do you provide lunch and snacks?

​We do not.

When is the registration deadline?

Our camps are open registration, with no deadline. Register any time before the start of camp.

What is the class size? What is the student to teacher ratio?

On average, class size is 8 - 12 students. The student to teacher ratio is about 5 to 1.

What opportunities or pathways does ACF provide after summer camp?

​Check Camp Offerings section for our many post-camp opportunities. Our summer camps are not just a one-time experience, but rather a launchpad for further learning. We are happy to discuss how ACF's offerings fit into your student's learning in the long-term.

Do the camps provide support for students with disabilities?

Absolutely! In fact, at our Los Altos location in particular (Los Altos Christian School), ​we

Are payment plans available?

Yes. Please check the individual camp pages on our registration platform for options.

Policies

Cancellation Policy

Camp can be cancelled prior to start with a $45 processing fee deduction. 

After camp starts, camper can be transferred to other programs but no refund is permitted. Camp credit will be given for the prorated amount. 

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