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Gardner-Webb Computer Science Camp

Students attending the Stonecutter Foundation Computer Science Camp will investigate the fascinating world of computer science.


Camp is designed for students in grades 7–12. We will start from the beginning, learning the basics of computer science, and then delving into the specifics of artificial intelligence, cloud computing, social networking, mobile networking, and big data. The Camp will also cover basic programming using Alice, an innovative 3D programming environment used to create animation, play interactive games, and produce videos to be shared on the Web. No computer science experience is required to attend this Camp. The cost covers all materials, a t-shirt, lunch each day, and field trips.


July 25-29, 2022

Tentative Daily Schedule:

  • 9–10 a.m. – Investigating an area of computer science (like AI, cloud computing, or big data)
  • 10 a.m.–12 p.m. – Learning programming with Alice in a computer lab
  • 12–1 p.m.- Lunch (Provided by GWU)
  • 1–3 p.m.- Working on an independent Alice project in the computer lab or a field trip



The Camp, valued at $200 per participant, is only $25 per participant thanks to a generous donation by the Stonecutter Foundation.


Student Application:

  • Students who are entering 7–12 grade.
For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Miroslaw Mystkowski at [email protected].
Apply here: 
Leadership Rutherford
  • Rising Seniors can apply
Each year, Leadership Rutherford brings together 20-25 select individuals recognized as established or emerging leaders to participate in its annual educational leadership program. Class member selection is based on leadership experience and/or potential, as well as community involvement. Other factors taken into consideration include geographic representation, job sector, ethnicity, age, gender, and other dimensions of diversity to ensure that Leadership Rutherford cohorts accurately represent the county.

​Graduates of the program will be better equipped to affect positive change throughout the county because they have a greater understanding of the area's political, social, financial, and institutional structures and have a larger network of resources.
Applications for rising seniors are due June 30, 2022