Frequently asked questions

 

What sets Kinet-X apart from other tech camps?

Everybody's goal at Kinet-X is to help students reach their potential. We want our students to leave the program with more knowledge / experience than they had prior to joining. We teach an in-depth and comprehensive curriculum that combines engineering, computer science, and design to give students all the tech fundamentals they need in one course. Class sizes are extremely small, with a 1:5 mentor student ratio. This results in tailored attention to each of our students, and an incredibly unique program modeled after real-life accelerators, designed to train and inspire students to learn technology. 

How much do your programs cost?

  • Full tuition for our Virtual Reality Summer 2019 program is $1790.

  • Full tuition for our Robotics 3.0 Summer 2019 program is $1590.

  • Full tuition for our Advanced 3.0 Summer 2019 program is $1490.

  • Full tuition for our Starter X/S Summer 2019 programs are $1390.

  • If your family has financial difficulties, we provide need-based scholarships. If you've been accepted, we'll do everything in our power to make sure you attend. 97% of our past students who wouldn't have been able to attend otherwise participated in Kinet-X due to scholarships.

  • If you sign up for two programs, you'll receive a $200 discount. Refer another family and receive $200 off.

  • Returning students receive 10% off for their next program.

 

What does tuition cover?

Tuition helps us provide you with materials, activities, laptops, snacks, a fantastic space, and talented mentors. 

When is the application deadline?

Our final application deadline is April 30, but admissions are rolling. That means you can submit an application any time between now and April 30 and receive a decision asap. Applicants are highly advised to apply early!

Do I need any prior experience to attend?

We don't expect you to have any knowledge of robotics, engineering, or CS when you join. However, if you do have experience in any of those areas, our robotics course is extremely flexible and our mentors will be glad to customize the program for you.

When and where is Kinet-X taught?

Our program will be hosted at the Pine Street School. The Starter X/S and Virtual Reality classes begin on July 22nd and run through August 2nd from 10am-3pm. The Advanced 3.0 and Robotics 3.0 classes begin on August 5th and run through August 16th. Students are welcome to stay after for extra help or to just continue working on their projects. Our mentors generally leave at ~4pm.

Are there any age requirements?

We generally teach students from the ages 9-15. If you're outside this age range but still want to attend a Kinet-X program, no fear! Just drop us an email and we can talk.

Who will be teaching me at Kinet-X?

Our mentors are bright, talented people with a passion for helping younger students succeed. They themselves have vast experience in the education system, attending schools from Caltech to the University of Chicago.

What if I have more questions?

We'd love to answer them! Just contact us here