Why choose Computer Science
Summer Programs with Zatna?

Formerly Pingry Hi-Tech Camps, Computer Science Summer Programs with Zatna are designed to provide students with advantage in computer science, engineering and entrepreneurship skills they can use throughout their life. Our curriculum is developed with highest standards and always at the bleeding edge of Computer Science education. Computer science programs include: Tickle, Scratch, Snap, Game Salad, Touch Develop, Alice, App Inventor, Game Maker, Unity, Python, Java and C#. Engineering programs include: Lego WEDO 2.0, Lego Mindstorms EV3 and TETRIX. We also have various maker and coding half-day programs.

Be a creator. be a builder. be the future!

 


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Our certified instructors live and breath tech. We code. We build. We care.

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We are an active institutional member of Computer Science Teachers Association.

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Full-day campers earn verifiable skills, interests and achievement digital badges.

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Camp doesn’t end after camp. Campers identify challenges to tackle after camp themselves.


Program Calendar

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Program Offerings

+ PROGRAMMING: GREENFOOT

This course is designed for campers with limited or no programming experience. The camp will use Greenfoot programming environment to learn their first text programming langugue by making games and simulations while learning various fundamental principles of Computer Science.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/09 - 07/13
  • Price: $880

+ PROGRAMMING: HOPSCOTCH

This camp is designed specifically for campers in third to fifth grade and is the third of the enrichment programming camps. Campers will be using Hopscotch. Hopschotch is a powerful drag and drop programming environment. It facilitaes learning simple to complex programming concepts such as sequencing, abstraction, values, and conditionals. If they can think it, they can make it.

  • Grades: 3 - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/02 - 07/06 (PM) OR 07/23 - 07/27 (AM)
  • Price: $450

+ PROGRAMMING: JAVA

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the Java programming language. It is recommended that campers have had some prior knowledge of programming concepts; however, it is not mandatory. Campers will learn object oriented programming concepts by working on mini projects during the first week. They will learn to create their own classes and learn the concepts of inheritance and polymorphism during the second week by working on independent projects. During the second week the campers will create groups to team teach eachother and learn the concepts of inheritance and polymorphism. Also, they will work on independent projects.

  • Grades: 6th - 12th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day (PM)
  • Length: 2 Weeks (Full Day)
  • Dates: 07/16 - 07/27 (Full Day)
  • Price: $1,760

Topics Covered

  • Statements
  • Primitive Types
  • Variables/Literals
  • Conditional Blocks
  • Loop Blocks/Nested Loop Blocks
  • Boolean Expressions
  • Arithmetic Expressions
  • Methods
  • Random Numbers
  • Objects – String/Array/ArrayList
  • Coding Conventions
  • Scopes
  • Defining Classes
  • Inheritance
  • Interfaces
  • Documentation

Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various Java projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

+ PROGRAMMING: PYTHON

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the Python programming language. It is recommended that campers have had some prior knowledge of programming concepts; however, it is not mandatory. Campers will be working on projects incrementally utilizing the concepts they have learned over two weeks. Campers will also work on independent projects and learn the idea of abstraction – the process of taking away or removing characteristics from something in order to reduce it to a set of essential characteristics.

  • Grades: 6th - 12th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day (PM)
  • Length: 2 Weeks (Full Day) or 3 Weeks (Full Day)
  • Dates: 07/02 - 07/13 (Full Day) or 06/25 - 07/13 (Full Day)
  • Price: $1,760

Topics Covered

  • Algorithmic thinking
  • Variables
  • Types
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops
  • Recursions
  • Data structures
  • Scope of the variables
  • Objects and member methods
  • Data abstraction
  • Control abstraction
  • Conditional statements
  • Recursive and iterative loops
  • Data structures: lists, dictionaries
  • Functions
  • Procedures
  • Modules
  • Object oriented concepts
  • Documentation

Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various Python projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

+ PROGRAMMING: SCRATCH

This course is designed for campers with no programming experience. The camp will use Scratch programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab. This will be the first introduction to object-based programming. This class will build a strong foundation in computer science principles and concepts all while creating animations and video games.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/09 - 07/13
  • Price: $880

Topics Covered

  • Program Design
  • Loops (Iteration)
  • Conditional Statements
  • Boolean Logic
  • Variables
  • Arrays (Lists)
  • Events Synchronization and Coordination
  • Dynamic Interaction
  • Random Numbers
  • Planning and Debugging

Camper’s Portfolio

  • 2D Animation
  • 2D Interactive Art
  • 2D Video Games
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

+ PROGRAMMING: SCRATCH JR

This camp is designed specifically for campers in kindergarten to second grade to introduce coding, the new literacy for the modern world. Campers will learn to code using Scratch Jr. Campers will be using symbol-based user interface to teach their characters to behave in a manner that they want, creating stories and interactive media.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/16 - 07/20 (AM) OR 07/30 - 08/03 (PM)
  • Price: $450

+ PROGRAMMING: SPHEROS & DRONES

This course is designed for campers with no programming experience. The camp will use various programming language designed to work with real world objects, including Parrot drones, Spheros and Ollies. This course will provide an easy entry to the world of computer science principles and concepts using iPads to create and interact.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/23 - 07/27
  • Price: $880

Topics Covered

  • Variables
  • Operators
  • Boolean Logic
  • Events
  • Conditional Statements
  • Loops
  • Lists
  • Programming Design
  • Planning
  • Debugging
  • Documentation

Camper’s Portfolio

  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

+ PROGRAMMING: WEB DEVELOPMENT

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will cover HTML, CSS and JavaScript. This course will take also use GitHub for cooperative work, version control and pre-production. This course will provide an experience and knowledge required to produce a website.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/25 - 06/29
  • Price: $880

Topics Covered

  • HTML Basics
  • Essential HTML5 Tags
  • CSS Basics
  • CSS Rules Conflict Resolution & Text Styling
  • The Box Model & Layout
  • Responsive Design
  • Designing User Interface
  • Good Practices in Web Development
  • JavaScript Basics
  • JavaScript Types and Common Language Constructs
  • Arrays, Closures & Namespaces
  • DOM Manipulation
  • Introduction to AJAX
  • Documentation

Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various web projects shared on GitHub
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

ADVANCED CS TOPICS: DATA STRUCTURES & ALGORITHMS

This course is designed for campers who want to learn the advanced data structures and algorithms in Java. Campers need to have prior expericence in Java. I would suggest starting with our Programing Java camp before moving on to this one. Campers will be introduced to different algorithmic techniques such as greedy, divide and conquer, and the idea of dymamic programming. They will be exposed to data structures such as linked lists, stacks, queues and trees.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Must have completed our JAVA camp or college level JAVA program
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/30 - 08/03
  • Price: $1,320

+ ADVANCED CS TOPICS: DATA SCIENCE PROGRAMMING (R)

This course is designed for campers with prior programming knowledge. Campers will get an introduction to R programming language for effective data analysis. The course will also cover some statistical tools and testing methods. Campers will get to work on real analytical projects and use the skills back in school.

  • Grades: 6th - 12th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Must have completed our JAVA camp or college level JAVA program
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 08/06 - 08/10 (PM)
  • Price: $675

+ APP DEVELOPMENT: APP INVENTOR (ANDROID)

This camp is designed specifically for campers with experience in programming. The camp will use MIT App Inventor to develop Android applications that will be published in the Google Play Store. Campers will experience a real time process of creating an app, testing, debugging and publishing.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/25 - 06/29
  • Price: $880

Topics Covered

  • User experience design
  • Event handlers
  • Conditionals
  • Sprite animation/drawing
  • Variables
  • Timed activity
  • Processing/Iterating through a list
  • Defining procedures
  • Testing/debugging
  • App publishing

Camper’s Portfolio

  • Android Apps
  • Publish in Google Play Store, world’s largest and most popular app market
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

+ APP DEVELOPMENT: GAME SALAD (APPLE IOS)

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will use GameSalad to give the first experience of creating games for mobile platforms. Campers will build a foundation in basic computer science concepts while creating apps similar to the ones might get published in mobile application stores.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Some programming experience
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/30 - 08/03
  • Price: $880

Topics Covered

  • Program Design
  • Loops (Iteration)
  • Conditional Statements
  • Boolean Logic
  • Variables
  • Arrays (Lists)
  • Events
  • Synchronization and Coordination
  • Dynamic Interaction
  • Random Numbers
  • Planning and Debugging

Camper’s Portfolio

  • Game App
  • Possibly published in mobile application stores, including App Store and Google Play Store
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

+ APP DEVELOPMENT: SWIFT (APPLE IOS)

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will use Apple's Swift programming language to develop iOS apps while learning real time process of creating an app, testing, debugging and publishing to the Apple App Store.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 08/06 - 08/10
  • Price: $880

+ APP DEVELOPMENT: TOUCH DEVELOP

This course is designed for campers with some programming experience. The camp will use Touch Develop created by Microsoft Research. This will allow campers to creating apps for multiple platforms. Campers will build a foundation in basic computer science concepts while creating apps similar to the ones might get published in mobile application stores.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Some programming experience
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/02 - 07/06
  • Price: $880

Topics Covered

  • Game Design
  • Data Types and Variables
  • Expressions
  • Conditional Statements
  • Loops
  • Actions
  • Events
  • Pages
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Documentation

Camper’s Portfolio

  • Apps for various mobile platforms
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

+ ENGINEERING 1: INVENTOR SCHOOL

This camp is designed specifically for campers in in kindergarten to fifth grade to introduce electrical engineering using Makey Makey, an invention kit that can turn everyday objects into interact-able components for the computer and LittleBits, electronic building blocks that empower everyone to create inventions. Campers will work a wide variety of projects.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/09 - 07/13 (PM) OR 07/30 - 08/03 (PM)
  • Price: $450

+ ENGINEERING 2: INVENTOR SCHOOL

This camp is designed specifically for campers in in kindergarten to second grade to introduce electrical engineering using different invention kits. The camp will use LittleBits, Raspberry Pi and Arduino to explore different projects and work on one final invention.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/25 - 06/29
  • Price: $880

+ ROBOTICS JR: LEGO WEDO 2.0 ANIMALS & ADVENTURES

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. Campers will build, program, and play with various themed robots. The campers create various wild animal robots such as a racing frogs, silly butterflies, and roaring dinosaurs. The campers will also participate in adventure stories.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/25 - 06/29 (AM)
  • Price: $450

+ ROBOTICS JR: LEGO WEDO 2.0 MOTORS & MECHANISMS

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. Campers will build, program, and play with various themed robots. The campers will experience various robots such as helicopter, drag racer, and earthquake simulators and work with mechanism themed robots.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/09 - 07/13 (AM) OR 07/23 - 07/27 (PM)
  • Price: $450

+ ROBOTICS 0: MINDSTORMS EV3

This course is designed for campers with no robotics experience. The camp will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to give an introduction to robotics. Campers will work with structurally-sound building techniques, different types of sensors and motors, and some basic robotics programming using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 06/25 - 06/29 (PM) OR 08/06 - 08/10 (AM)
  • Price: $450

+ ROBOTICS 1: LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

This course is designed for campres with no robotics experience. The camp will use Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots to give the first introduction to robotics. Campers will work with structurally-sound building techniques, different types of sensors and motors, and basic robotics programming using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 3rd - 5th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/16 - 07/20
  • Price: $880

Topics Covered

  • Gear trains
  • Servo motors
  • Touch sensors
  • Ultrasonic sensors
  • Light sensors
  • Sound sensors
  • Design Planning & Reviews
  • Design Tradeoffs
  • Prototyping
  • Programming from the Brick
  • Intro to Mindstorms EV3 Software

Camper’s Portfolio

  • Understanding of how different components work
  • How to build structurally sound robots
  • Ability to program robots
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

+ ROBOTICS 2: LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

This course is designed for campers with some robotics experience. The camp will reinforce basic engineering skills, with a strong emphasis on programming. Campers will be learning from the basic programming constructs. Campers will build advanced robots with custom programs using the EV3 software.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/23 - 07/27
  • Price: $880

Topics Covered

  • Design planning
  • Design reviews
  • Design tradeoffs
  • Prototyping
  • Loops
  • Conditional statements
  • Controlling input/output: sensors and motors (event handling)
  • Variables
  • Parameters
  • Software Planning and Debugging

Camper’s Portfolio

  • Advanced robotics programming
  • Advanced robotics design and development
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

+ ROBOTICS 3: TETRIX

This course is designed for campers with robotics experiences. The camp will use Tetrix robotics systems. Tetrix robotics supports advanced robotics engineering builds and programming. Campers will build different robots to familiarize themselves with the components. The week will culminate with a final project to demonstrate their mastery.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 2 Weeks
  • Dates: 07/30 - 08/10
  • Price: $1,760

+ GAME DEVELOPMENT: GAMEMAKER

This course is designed for campers with experience in programming. The camp will use Game Maker Studio to give a first experience of creating games, which might be published for various platforms including PlayStation, Xbox, Windows, Mac and mobile devices. Campers will learn about various game design and development process.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior Programming Knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/02 - 07/06
  • Price: $880

Topics Covered

  • Game design
  • Variables
  • Types
  • Conditional statements
  • Loops
  • Objects/sprites
  • Scopes of variables
  • Functions
  • Modules
  • Documentation

Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various game projects
  • Possibly published for different platforms including PlayStation, Xbox, Windows, Mac and mobile devices
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

+ GAME DEVELOPMENT: UNITY WITH C#

This course is designed for campers who are interested in developing games in Unity Environment. The camp will use Unity, the most popular toll for indie game developers, to create multiplatform 3D games and interactive experiences. It is recommended that campers have prior knowledge of programming experience. Campers will work on games while getting exposed to C# programming language.

  • Grades: 6th - 8th (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: Prior programming knowledge
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/16 - 07/20
  • Price: $880

Topics Covered

  • Data types
  • Variables
  • If statement
  • Switch statement
  • Loops
  • Functions
  • Function parameters
  • Arrays
  • Collections
  • Strings
  • File Operations
  • Properties
  • Constructors & Destructors
  • Method overloading
  • Static members
  • Inheritance
  • Abstract classes
  • More abstract classes
  • Interfaces
  • 2D and 3D Game Design
  • Vector Math
  • Inheritance
  • Planning and Debugging
  • Documentation

Camper’s Portfolio

  • Various C# and Unity projects
  • Documentation
  • Inspired Future Work

+ ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THINKUP

This is a week-long program for advanced campers who have completed at least fours full day camps. The campers will dive deep and discover different elements of developing and formulating ideas. The campers use their entrepreneurial spirit to develop viable solutions and possible business plans. The campers prepare and deliver fine-tuned pitche and presentation.

  • Grades: 3rd - 8th
  • Prerequisites: Must have completed at least 4 full-day camps
  • Complexity: Medium to Complex
  • Camp Type: Full Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 08/06 - 08/10
  • Price: $1,320

+ ENRICHMENT: AROUND THE WORLD

This course is designed for campers in kindergarten to second grade. The camp will use a programming language designed to work with real world objects, including Parrot drones, Spheros and Ollies. This course will provide an easy entry to the world of computer science principles and concepts using iPads to create and interact.

  • Grades: K - 2nd (Recommended)
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Complexity: Simple to Medium
  • Camp Type: Half Day
  • Length: 1 Week
  • Dates: 07/02 - 07/06 (AM) OR 07/16 - 07/20 (PM)
  • Price: $450

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Additional Camp Info

Location

131 Martinsville Road, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

Time

Full Day: 9:00 - 4:30

Half Day (AM/PM): 9:00 - 12:30 and 1:00 - 4:30

Drop Off & Pick Up

Middle School Entrance


MEET THE DIRECTOR

Aung Nay

Director of Zatna

Aung Nay is the Director of Zatna, an education organization that specializes in Computer Science, Engineering and Entrepreneurship summer programs, and Executive Director of Anargat, an education organization that specializes in STEAM afterschool programs. He is also a Computer Science Teachers Association K-8 Taskforce member. He has developed, implemented and evaluated several successful after-school and summer programs since 2008. Nay works collaboratively with schools, teachers, and volunteers to efficiently identify students’ needs and creatively provide solutions.