The University of Utah’s School of Computing just completed another successful year introducing young students to computing with its GREAT Computing Summer Camps.

In the GREAT (Graphics and Robotics Exploration with Amazing Technology) camps, students from 4th through 12th grades came to the U’s College of Engineering campus to learn about programming, graphics and even video game design. Students built robots out of LEGO building blocks and programmed them to navigate through a field and pick up objects. They also learned how to create two video games using the Python programming language.

About 400 students from all over the western U.S. participated in the camps, which were held once a week over five weeks in June and July. More than 35 of the students this year were sponsored by Hill Air Force Base, a military base near Layton, Utah.

“This has been a great year with some great kids, and we’re having a lot of fun,” said camp organizer, Dave Johnson, who is also an assistant professor (lecturer) in the U’s School of Computing.

Click below to see a gallery of photos from this year’s camps.