What is MiBytes Computer Camp?

MiBytes is a computer summer camp for high school students sponsored and run by the University of Michigan Computer Science and Engineering Division. With program content developed and taught by UM faculty and students, MiBytes is a great way for students to learn about computer science in a fun and engaging way!

Don’t just be a consumer of technology!
Be an inventor of technology.

Learn collaboratively and make friends!

Is there a mobile app that you’ve always wished existed? Have you always wondered how organizations get hacked? Then MiBytes is the computer summer camp for you! Computer science is integral to every aspect of our lives – from using a computer, to playing with apps on our smart phones, to launching a rocket into space. The world would be so different without computer science and engineering. Enrich your summer by attending the MiBytes computer science summer camp for high school students.

MiBytes has something for everyone.
Tinkering with Mobile Apps is a week of fun and hands-on introduction to computer science. This program is perfect for students curious about exploring the basics of computer science. This program introduces the fundamental principles of computer science by building a working mobile app with MIT App Inventor. Express your creativity and discover what they are capable of in this program.

Game Design & Development is an exciting week of game development. If you have ever wanted to learn about the process of game design, then this camp is for you.

Hacking in a Digital World is designed to cover a broader range of topics in an exciting 2-week period. Campers will learn about robotics, app development, microcontrollers and even cybersecurity. Learn how to keep your information secure online, and what it’s like to hack a website. Experience with computers or programming is encouraged before attending this program, but not required.

MiBytes is a non-residential program that still immerses students in a college and technology experience by providing campus recreational activities and field trips to local tech companies.

Get more detailed program information from our program page.

Why Attend MiBytes Computer Camp?

MiBytes is offered by the University of Michigan, a leading institution in the Computer Science and Engineering field. As a MiBytes camper, you will have the opportunity to attend classes taught by UM faculty, and to interact with UM computer science undergraduates. The undergraduate students can answer questions on the process of getting into college and share their experiences of being a college student! Students will tour the campus and meet professionals who will share what it is really like to work in the high-tech industry.

Computer science is so much more than just programming. Students can sharpen their critical thinking and problem solving skills, learn how to work collaboratively, and communicate their ideas effectively. All these skills are critical for any career path a student chooses to pursue. Still wondering why learning computer science is important? Learn more here.