Summer Camp 2020

Virtual AI Summer Camp

Make it a Real AI Summer

For all skill levels, 2nd - 9th grade (recommended)

School is out! Keep your student learning with ReadyAI

Learn Artificial Intelligence this summer in your own home with our experienced instructors. Design and code your own project, and participate in the World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth with AI-enthusiasts around the world.  

A camp for the curiosity-driven, impact-focused, future leaders: students will not only learn about technical concepts such as machine learning, but they also will actively debate the impact of technology on people and society. 

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2 weeks (includes project + WAICY)

For all skill levels, 2nd – 9th grade (recommended)

  • 20 hours of live instruction with our experienced instructor: 2 hours per day.

  • 20 hours of self-paced project development time and office hours: we provide personal feedback to each student while they are building their AI project.

  • Learn the hottest topics in artificial intelligence: including machine learning, self-driving cars, data bias, etc. 

  • Combine computational thinking and critical reasoning by learning the technical concepts as well as the impact of technology.

  • Participate in WAICY 2020 – a world level AI competition for youth – and showcase your work to students from all over the world at the end of the camp. 

In This Camp, Your Student Will

Learn Six AI Applications

Understand Five Big Ideas in AI

Engage in Project-based Learning

Positively Impact Society

Share a Vision of a Better World

  • Facial Recognition
  • Object Recognition
  • Object Manipulation
  • Landmark-based Navigation
  • Speech Generation
  • Speech Recognition
  • Perception
  • Representation & Reasoning
  • Machine Learning
  • Human – AI Interaction
  • Societal Impact

Bring ideas to life! This year we provide a virtual world where students can program a robot to do simulated tasks at home! ReadyAI’s curriculum sparks curiosity and builds confidence.

Create projects that use AI to help address society’s greatest needs in healthcare, transportation, public safety, and many more areas.

Students will be able to participate in WAICY 2020 which will take place virtually at the end of their camp session.

Virtual Camp Schedule

June 1st - June 12th

Class 1: 10:00-noon EST (class)1:00-3:00 pm EST (office hours)
2nd to 5th grade (recommended)

Class 2: 1:00-3:00 pm EST (class)
3:00-5:00 pm EST (office hours)

6th to 9th grade (recommended)

Week 1


Introduction to AI

Using examples from students’ lives such as voice assistants, we discuss the Five Big Ideas in AI (Perception, Representation and Reasoning, Learning, Human-AI Interaction, Social Impact) and leave with ideas of how to use AI to improve our lives.


Machine Learning

This engaging lesson teaches how AI learns to categorize things (sorting spam vs. nonspam emails) by solving a puzzle. Students will learn about decision trees, a machine learning technique and train their own model!


AI Programming – Path Planning

Students take their first dive into AI programming! They will learn about the technology behind self-driving cars, or how they navigate in the real world to reach a destination. They will code a virtual robot to chase after a block.


AI Programming – Path Planning with Object Manipulation

Applying the principles of speech recognition, students will learn to navigate their AI units to objects and then manipulate the objects. In this lesson they will also expand on previous programs and learn more complex logic.


AI Programming – Speech Recognition

Students experiment with the Google Speech demo and learn about how the computer translates sounds into text while taking context and grammar into consideration. Then, students practice coding conversations with the virtual AI.

Week 2


Calypso – Path Planning with Walls

Building upon previous lessons, students will build their own maze and have the robot solve the maze in real time! This lesson on representation and reasoning in AI prepares them to build their own WAICY project.


Project Building – Design Your Project

Students begin to plan their project, identifying the societal challenge they would like to address in their demo. The instructor and TAs will work closely with students as they come up with a project plan.


Project Building – Programming and Debug

Students spend time coding and debugging their project while receiving feedback from their instructors. The projects should feature all applications of AI that they have mastered.


Project Building – Presentation

As part of the holistic skills development, students prepare and rehearse their presentation that they will give at WAICY, along with their coding demo.


WAICY 2020

The day is here! Students come together to showcase their AI projects, speak about the societal challenge they are focused on with fellow students. At the end of WAICY, awards for different categories (i.e. design, presentation, programming) will be presented.