July 20-25, 2003
For students entering grades 10, 11, and 12
Students entering grades 10-12. Highly motivated students entering
ninth grade will be considered but must provide a teacher recommendation.
Students who have graduated from high school and plan to study
computer science in college may also benefit from enrolling in
Develop your logic and programming skills through immersion in
the fundamentals of the latest, popular computer programming language--Java.
This program is perfect for you if you've completed an introductory
high school programming course and two years of high school mathematics
(algebra and/or geometry). It is also suitable if you have taken
the Advanced Placement (AP) exam in C++ or if you're planning
to take the new, Java-based AP computer science exam in high school
this camp you should be able to:
locate and install free Java compilers
Java if statements, loops, and arrays
understand and use classes and objects in a Java program
write stand-alone Java console and graphical applications
create Java applets that execute within Web pages
simple graphics and existing libraries in Java programs
become familiar with the topics of the new, Java-based 2004
AP Computer Science A exam
Fees and Registration
Curt Minich is the K-12 computer department chairman
at the Wyomissing Area School District. He has been teaching
computer programming and advanced placement computer science
for more than ten years. Minich is also a computer science adjunct
instructor at Penn State Berks and the Web design program coordinator
at the Reading Area Community College.
The $445 fee includes housing, meals,
instruction, and materials.
The $345 fee covers instruction, lunch, and all program
may be paid by check, money order, American Express, Discover,
MasterCard, or VISA.
To register, a parent or guardian must complete the .pdf printable registration form or the Word.doc printable registration form and
return it with the fee to Penn State by July 1, or before
capacity is reached.
Fax registrations must be accompanied by credit card payment information.
You will be notified promptly of any cancellations or schedule
or program changes. Conferences and Institutes will confirm your
enrollment in the program and provide information on participant
pickup and drop-off locations, accommodations, and final registration
The University does not provide medical insurance for youth participants.
In the event of illness or injury requiring treatment, hospitalization,
or surgery, family medical insurance must be used. Parents or
guardians will be billed directly for any medical care given at
the Reading Hospital and Medical Center.
The University urges that participants be covered by some form
of personal medical insurance. Be sure to provide your insurance
The parent(s) or guardian(s) of a participant requiring medical
treatment at the Reading Hospital and Medical Center will be notified
of the treatment required. Because timely notification is crucial
for insurance claims, it is extremely important for you to list
the following in the Medical Treatment Authorization portion of
the registration form: your daytime and home phone numbers, your
pager or cell phone number (if applicable), and your physician's
name and phone number.
Staff members will refer medical emergencies and illnesses to
the Reading Hospital and Medical Center. A parent or guardian
must sign the Medical Treatment Authorization portion of the registration
form to grant permission for any medical attention required during
Refunds--All cancellations must be received
in writing by mail or fax. Refunds, minus a $50 administrative
fee, will be made for cancellations received fifteen days prior
to the first day of the program. Refund requests made after that
time will not be honored, and the participant or sponsoring organization
is responsible for the fee.
Access--Penn State encourages individuals
with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.
If you anticipate needing special accommodations or have questions
about the physical access provided, please contact the conference
planner at 814-863-5100 a minimum of seven days prior to your
Cancellation--The University may cancel or postpone
any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other
unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed,
the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held
responsible for any other related costs, charges, or expenses,
including cancellation/change charges assessed by airlines or
Confidentiality--For safety reasons, the University
will not release the names or phone numbers of other participants,
even to those who wish to carpool.
About program content
Director of Continuing Education
Penn State Berks
134 Franco Building
Reading PA 19610-6009
Chriss A. Schultz
Academic Youth Program Coordinator
The Pennsylvania State University
225 The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel
University Park PA 16802-7005