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 9, 2018 to Friday, July 13, 2018
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
Extended Day (Pool) 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. 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 - $360

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

Overnight Camp - $830

Vilros Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit - Aprox. $75

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.


Laurel Bleich has been teaching middle school students math for the past 12 years. Additionally, she has taught Intro to Programming, and an engineering course. She also was a co-lab coordinator for the Innovation Space at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta where she was able to explore her new found passion of tinkering and physical computing. She has degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Indiana University as well as Masters and Specialist in Mathematics Education from the University of Georgia. This is Laurel’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 around $75, 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 two weeks before camp begins.