App Development extended Camp

Tech Entrepreneurship: Extended Summer Camp, App Development

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Are you proficient in MIT App Inventor, have creative juices and an entrepreneurial bent??

Find your calling in our Entrepreneurial App Dev Camp this summer.

Design, Build, and develop visual marketing for your App. Enter in multiple competitions.

The Entrepreneurship Journey


Building mobile Apps is a journey that combines all the elements of a growing entrepreneur - conceptualizing an idea, designing the product, developing the initial structure, coding the actual product, refining the original product idea iteratively, marketing the product.

Many students have graduated from our extensive technology enrichment program over the years and have won many awards in various App Dev competitions. We are bringing all our experience to benefit the next generation of students who would be interested in developing an app (along with its marketing / advertising) for different competitions.

Coaching / learning model
  • Student Entrepreneurs are expected to lead this journey. Coaches will provide inputs, materials to help them along the way. Coaches will provide guidance on solving problems (but not the solution - we want students to understand that part of the responsibility of being an entrepreneur is to be able to solve key problems themselves)
  • The program will be supported by our senior students who have had many years of experience in this space, and have won many competitions. The broader oversight will be provided by our senior coaches who will guide the student coaches.
  • We will be using Discord as our interaction platform.
  • Students will get continuous guidance from our coaches (everything will be on the Discord platform which has very nice voice conference features).
The journey

We expect the journey to go through the months of July and August 2022.

It will be on a flex schedule. The students and coaches will interact and fix a time slot every week for their meetings.

Students will be advised on entering their app in the Congressional App Challenge in Fall.

A sample weekly structure may look like this:

Week 1:

  • Develop 2 app concepts and discuss feasibility with coach.
  • Start building the design.

Week 2:

  • Develop the first screen and basic functionality.
  • Trouble shoot errors with coach.
  • Evaluate if initial idea needs to be tweaked.

Week 3:

  • Finish off the first screen.

Week 4:

  • Start on the second screen.

Week 5:

  • Finish the second screen.

Week 6-7:

  • Finish the app.
  • Fix most of the identified bugs.

Week 7-8:

  • Produce the marketing video.
  • Complete app for submission.







Starting week of July 5th.


Mostly Virtual, pre-determined in-person meetings between student and coach.

  • Prior programming experience in MIT App Inventor required. If student does not have prior experience, they can attend a Summer camp on the week of June 20th (registration form below can be used to sign up for both)
  • Rising grades 6 and above. Rising grades 5 welcome but most competitions require students to be in 6th grade and above.

Students registered in Thinking Feet evening classes: $100

Students NOT registered in Thinking Feet evening classes: $400


If your child is currently registered for our evening classes, no need to register again. Just email us and we will add them to the camp.

Scroll down on the second page of the registration form (after filling out the first page and click next) to find this camp.


Thinking Feet’s main learning center is located in the Ballantyne area in Mecklenburg county. We are just minutes away from nearby Blakeney, Weddington, Marvin, Waxhaw, Pineville, Wesley Chapel, Piper Glen and Fort Mill, SC.​​