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Summer Middle School Coding Bootcamp at UC Berkeley

Dates and Tuition

Please check the course dates carefully as each course's schedule and holidays may be different.

Weekly course hours – 27

Age Range - 12-13 yrs

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This academic camp at UC Berkeley is the perfect gateway to Middle School Coding Bootcamp for 12 and 13 years olds.

Middle School Coding Bootcamp at UC Berkeley

This program combines academic courses, interactive labs, and recreational activities to give middle school students a supportive, fun, and enriching summer experience.

Course Overview

This program is a jam-packed week for middle school students interested in being introduced to the coding and programming fields with real hands-on experience and a comprehensive understanding of the topics. Our middle school program combines academic courses, interactive labs, and recreational activities to give middle school students a supportive, fun, and enriching summer experience. During this program students will design, build, and program a self-driving car with sensors that will follow a painted line. At the end of the program students will race their cars against each other.

Program Highlights

  • Develop foundational coding skills and gain exposure to a variety of technology fields that are shaping the technology revolution.
  • Learn concepts fundamental to all programming languages, such as variables, conditionals, booleans, loops, functions, and more.
  • Build and program a self-driving car that can drive forward, backward, accelerate, follow lines, and avoid obstacles.
  • Use computer-assisted design (CAD) software to design both functional and stylish parts of the car
  • Explore digital electronics and physics kinematics circuits, using them to control currents and voltages.
  • Perform commands on Arduino, an open-source electronics platform, in order to program the robot.

Topics you'll explore

Course Structure:

Hands on learning

  • Students will have the opportunity to engage with highly accomplished specialists in this field. Guest speakers will share their wealth of knowledge and encourage innovative thinking in this area of learning. Hands-on learning is experienced through company visits in and around the incredible Silicon Valley. Outside of course specific studies the students will explore all the Bay Area has to offer! With so much rich history, breathtaking sights, parks and famed landmarks at our fingertips there is something for everyone to discover!

Course Structure

  • There are four 3-hour class sessions over the one-week course. During the week, students have class from 9am-12pm, Monday - Thursday (program check-out is on Friday morning). Wednesday afternoon will be dedicated to additional academic time with possible excursions and/or guest speakers. ADDITIONAL INFO
  • The Middle School programs operate separately from Summer Springboard high school programs with separate staff, accommodations, classes, and a more structured environment. For students completing grades 6-8.

Excursions at UC Berkeley

Students may visit Stantec, one of the world’s top-tier design engineering firms. At Mission Bay, Stantec is helping the University of California, San Francisco transform cancer care. In Golden Gate Park, they partnered to design the California Academy of Sciences, one of the world’s greenest museums.

Activities & Trips

Since we are based in Berkeley, San Francisco and Silicon Valley are also at our doorstep. We will explore the world-class resources of the entire region to expose you to one of the most innovative and exciting areas in the entire world. Additionally, we’ll enjoy the fun attractions in the vicinity. All excursions are fully supervised by Summer Springboard staff.

Berkeley, California

  • As is true in most college towns, UC Berkeley is the community's arts and culture center. During your free time, you'll have time to explore the area around downtown Berkeley. Enjoy locally-sourced inspiration wherever you turn: scenic parks, famous stages, and renowned restaurants.

San Francisco & Golden Gate Bridge

  • What better way to explore a city than a scavenger hunt around San Francisco. As students travel through the city, they are tasked to take photos and some famous landmarks: Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf, Union Square, Ghirardelli Square, and a cable car!

Track-Specific Excursions

  • In order to take full advantage of everything the Bay Area offers, each academic program may also take subject matter specific excursions to help round out the student experience. Previous visits have included: Google, Facebook, Bloomberg TV, San Francisco Chronicle, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and more.

California's Great America

  • California's Great America is a 100-acre amusement park located in Santa Clara. The park has appeared in 1994 films Beverly Hills Cop III and Getting Even with Dad. One of its most notable attractions, Gold Striker, has been featured as a top-ranked wooden roller coaster in Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards publication.

UC Berkeley

Summer Springboard program for high school students on the campus of UC Berkeley.

Campus Overview

• Visit some of the most dynamic and innovative companies and organizations in Silicon Valley and across the Bay Area, such as Apple, Stanford University, and other institutions. • Explore some of the most famous landmarks in San Francisco: The Golden Gate Bridge, Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf, and more! • Cheer on the San Francisco Giants baseball team and enjoy America's favorite summer pastime. • Have fun at California's Great America amusement park featuring Gold Striker, a top-ranked wooden roller coaster.


Just like a college student at UC Berkeley, students share a dorm room with roommates and use a common bathroom. Floors are gender-segregated and rooms contain an extra-long twin size bed, desks, drawers, mirror and a closet. Your Resident Advisor (RA) will live on your hall to create a community, provide support, plan activities and help you get the most out of your stay at Berkeley. Other members of the Summer Springboard staff also live on campus and are available to support students and tackle emergencies, 24 hours a day.


All dormitories have 24-hour security and use electronic keys to enter each building and dorm room. Cal security is on 24-hour patrol and available to any student that may need assistance during the Berkeley summer program for high school students.


Your dormitory is part of a complex of buildings around a courtyard. Each building has laundry facilities, lounges and high speed wireless internet throughout. The university is committed to providing a healthy, smoke-free environment for students, faculty and staff. Accordingly, no smoking is permitted in student rooms or inside buildings, including lounges and balconies.


Most meals on campus will be at the local dining hall, conveniently located near our dormitory. We can accommodate diets such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, kosher, halal, or specific food allergies.

Session Dates

Any course for a student under the age of 18 includes a transportation option.
Our packages are designed to be all-inclusive. We will contact you after checkout with info of exact items included.

1 Week Full Board7/2/20237/7/20231 weeks$2,998.00
1 Week Day Course7/2/20237/7/20231 weeks$2,098.00
1 Week Full Board7/9/20237/14/20231 weeks$2,998.00
1 Week Day Course7/9/20237/14/20231 weeks$2,098.00
1 Week Full Board
Start Date7/2/2023
End Date7/7/2023
Duration1 weeks

1 Week Day Course
Start Date7/2/2023
End Date7/7/2023
Duration1 weeks

1 Week Full Board
Start Date7/9/2023
End Date7/14/2023
Duration1 weeks

1 Week Day Course
Start Date7/9/2023
End Date7/14/2023
Duration1 weeks
299 Fremont St, 2110, San Francisco, USA