Georgia Junior Hackers

If you love tablets, smart phones and game devices, this camp just might channel that passion into a digital career. You’ll get a blast out of creating technology instead of just using it! You’ll start by building your own computer with the wildly popular Raspberry Pi (buy it through UGA or on your own). It’s jam packed with the acclaimed Raspberry Pi “brain,” a power supply, operating system, memory, HDMI cable, and everything else you need to get going as a technology guru. Then you’ll learn to code your new computer to draw, make music, build your own games, turn on a coffee pot with a light switch, or whatever. The possibilities are endless in this awesome camp for emerging hackers!

Ages: 11-14

Course Number:


Course Date:
Monday, July 15, 2019 to Friday, July 19, 2019
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day available until 5:30pm
Overnight students check-in on Sunday night at residence hall

UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
Location Info:

Overnight students will check in at the residence hall on Sunday evening and check out on Saturday morning. Day students will check in on Monday morning between 8-8:30am. Early drop off is available between 7:30-8:00am. Classrooms are located around campus, and students may travel by foot, bus or university vehicle to get to classrooms or other camp activities. More details will be available in your confirmation email and in the welcome email sent out three weeks before camp begins.


Day Camp - $390

  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30pm - $35

Overnight Camp - $870

Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit - Aprox. $80

This course is appropriate for both beginners and students with some previous coding experience. Students must have access to a Raspberry Pi for this camp. See the section below titled “What you need for camp” for further details.


Yolanda Payne is a veteran teacher with 20 years’ experience. After discovering a love for computers, Ms. Payne pursued degrees from Mississippi State University, the University of Florida and the University of Georgia in Instructional/Educational Technology. Having worked as a webmaster and teacher, Yolanda loves integrating technology into her lessons. Currently a Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, she enjoys working with the minicomputer to see what can be made. This is Yolanda’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

Kylie Anderson is going into her third year at UGA with a double major in Computer Science and Sculpture along with the sustainability certificate. She has been mentoring and leading robotics teams for four years. Her academic interests include agro robotics, kinetic sculpture, and machine learning. This is Kylie’s first year as a Summer Academy instructor.

What you need for camp/program: 

In this camp, we will use the Raspberry Pi to make our computers. You have several options on how to purchase the kit:

If you purchase the kit through us:
You will pay $80, and will receive the Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit. If you purchase the kit through us, you will receive it on the first day of camp, and you can take it home with you at the end of the week.

If you buy the kit on your own:
You will need to purchase the Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit and have it with you when you arrive for camp. We recommend purchasing the kit through Amazon. We leave this option especially open for those who already own the kit or may be able to borrow it from another source. If you have any questions about the kit, please contact us.

A more detailed list of supplies needed for your camp program will be emailed to you three weeks before camp begins.