Monday, July 10, 2017 at 9:00 AM CDT
Friday, July 14, 2017 at 4:00 PM CDT

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St. Mary's University 
1 Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX 78228

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Debi Pfitzenmaier 
Youth Code Jam 


APPLY: Youth Code Jam Programming and Advanced Math Summer Intensive

Apply to Youth Code Jam's week-long summer intensive for programmers and mathematically talented middle and high school students held at St. Mary’s University. During our time together, you will encounter new ideas, improve problem-solving and computational skills, learn lots and lots of coding and math (the two really do go hand in hand), and hone your overall thinking skills. You'll meet others like you who share your interests.  

Our camp is open to young men and women who are interested in diving deep. You don’t have to have super human skills, just an insatiable curiosity about computing and math and enthusiasm in your approach to learning. And you have to have completed Algebra 1 with a B or higher. If you are advanced, there’s more to learn. And, if you are not quite a master yet, we’ll help get you there. We just need your brain to be on when you get to camp each morning. We can totally work with that.

About our camp:

July 10-14, 2017
9 am to 4 pm daily

In the mornings, we'll cover computer programming in C. Afternoons will be immersed in mathematical problem solving and thinking to strengthen your skill set. And we'll have a campus tour, just for fun!

Cost: $360

Tuition includes all materials and snacks. Students may bring their own lunch or have the option to purchase a box lunch for an additional $55. Students will receive a $30 early application discount if online payment is made by April 14.


Youth Code Jam will award partial scholarships for students with financial need. If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, simply check the appropriate box on the application. If you qualify for free lunch, there is a fee waiver.

Tech specifications 

Students may bring their own laptops with a Windows operating system to the camp or borrow a laptop for paired programming (two students per computer).

Our faculty: 

 Dr. Carol Luckhardt Redfield, St. Mary’s University

  • professor of computer science 
  • graduate program director of computer science and computer information systems 
  • inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame in Science
  • former senior research engineer in artificial intelligence at Southwest Research Institute
  • character in an Isaac Asmov book series is named after her
  • guest of honor speaker at Star Trek conventions
  • Ultimate Frisbee champion

Refund Policy

In the event you must cancel your reservation, you will receive a refund as defined below:

  • Cancellation notice must be submitted in writing.
  • Application fees are non-refundable.
  • Refund will be issued in the same manner payment was made. 
  • 90% of tuition paid will be refunded if written notice is received by June 1.
  • Cancellations received after June 1 forfeit full tuition.
  • Students who leave during a camp session will not receive a refund.
  • We are unable to issue credit for future camps upon cancellation or withdrawal.