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

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Course Date:
Monday, June 6, 2022 to Friday, June 10, 2022
Course Date Info:

Day and Overnight Options Available
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Extended Day available until 5:30 p.m.
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 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Early drop off is available between 7:30 - 8:00 a.m. 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 - $450

  • Optional Lunch Voucher - $55
  • Optional Extended Day until 5:30 p.m. - $45
  • Overnight Camp - $600 additional

This course is appropriate for both beginners and students with some previous coding experience.


Jef WhatleyJef Whatley has dedicated his life to the study of emerging technology and helping others adapt to the ever-changing digital landscape. Jef has his MA in Instructional Technology from Piedmont University and a BA in German from the University of Alabama. He has spent over a decade as an instructional technologist and research librarian. His attitude towards learning focuses on the application of knowledge outside of the classroom and his main goal is to lead learners to communicate openly and work collaboratively to achieve greater accomplishments. Jef has also been a part of the Athens, GA music scene for nearly 20 years as a musician and staff member/manager at the 40 Watt Club. With additional background in numerous other fields, Jef is constantly looking for new perspectives and experiences that lead to growth and understanding.

What you need for camp/program: 

The Arduino Starter Kit is the preferred kit for Robotics Camp. As an alternative, students may choose to purchase the Elegoo Uno Super Starter Kit. Students are also encouraged to bring a charged computer, tablet, or smartphone to camp with them each day.