Early Coding with iPads & Robots


We have expanded our coding camp to create the new Early Coding with iPads & Robots Summer Camp. This camp for young kids is focused on hands-on exploration to see how coding works and how it is used to command robots and machines. Kids will work with robots and iPads to learn about how humans can use technology for work and play.

6 - 8
5 days, 3 hrs/day
Ages 6 - 8
Level Beginner
Technology ScratchJr
Theme Coding
Length 5 days
3 hrs/day
Price $349

What Kids Will Learn and Do

This is a fun, exploratory camp that will introduce a range of coding ideas in a hands-on, exploratory environment.

  • Learn what code is and how computers think in steps
  • Use ScratchJr on the iPad to build stories and animations using code
  • Discover ideas such as repeats, messages and events to increase the power and flexibility of code
  • Apply coding ideas to robots and see how different robots have their own languages

Summer 2020 North Shore Schedule

Jun 29 - Jul 3
9:00am - 12:00pm
Jul 13 - Jul 17
9:00am - 12:00pm

How Time is Structured

Camps are 3 hours long, and we break up the time into one hour blocks to work with kids' natural learning rhythms. In the middle hour, we take them outside and have unstructured playground time to build friendships and refresh young brains and bodies. The group walks a short distance to Lovelace Park in Evanston.

Class Size & Instructors

Camps are capped at 8 students, and will have a 4:1 ratio or better at this age group.

Our instructors are adults who are studying or have completed post-secondary education. We hire talented high school students as teaching assistants and to provide near-peer interactions.

All of our instructors have relevant coding or technology expertise.

Hardware, Accounts & Materials

Use of tablets, computers, robots and engineering supplies are all included.

ScratchJr is a free iPad/Android app, and projects are saved on your tablet. You may bring your own tablet if you choose.

If kids wish to bring a robot from home to show to the class, there will be a day for that.

After care Add-on (3:30-5:00pm)

Price: $15 per day

For families who need a longer day, we will be offering aftercare by the day throughout the summer.

Aftercare will take place outdoors in Lovelace Park, and you may pick up your child at any time during the window.

Students will be supervised by a member of the Power Up team, who may not be your child's daytime instructor.

Aftercare must be booked 24 hours in advance. Parents who are late picking up their child will be subject to a $40 late pick up fee.

Refunds & Price Adjustments

If you register in error, we have a 24 hour, no-fee cancellation policy. Just call us or email us within 24 hours and we will take care of it.

After that, you can receive a refund, less a $50 admin fee, up until 14 days before the camp starts.

There are no refunds within 14 days of camp start.

We offer a sibling discount for 2 children from the same family registered in the same program. The sibling discount is 10% and the code is SIBLING.

There is an Early Bird Discount of 10% on all registrations up to March 31. The discount will be applied automatically.

We do not offer price adjustments for missed days. Please select a week that works for your schedule.

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