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THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SUMMER!

We will be back in 2019 with another slate of fantastic technology camps for ages 6-14.

Here are the camps we offered in 2018.

Click the circles to read more about each camp

Early Coding

Ages 6-7

A fun and interactive camp that will result in working animations created by your child!

In this camp we learn coding basics while creating stories on the iPad. We talk about how computers and coding work, and introduce sequence, repetition, events, messages and more. Kids will also be able to add their own creative art and sounds to the projects.

In addition to coding, we play fun unplugged and iPad games that teach logic and sequential thinking.

This camp is suitable for all levels of readers.

Younger kids may repeat this camp to further absorb the concepts. Older kids may be ready to proceed to Scratch. Please ask your teacher for guidance.

Note: IPads are provided, but if you want to keep your work, please bring your own iPad or Android tablet, as files are saved locally on each device.

Code your own Video Games

Ages 7-11

Discover the thrill of creating your own entertainment!

Using Scratch, a kid-friendly programming language from MIT, kids can build space invaders, a virtual pet, geometry dash or any other kind of game they can imagine. Game programming develops skills such as logic, visual design, animation, sound design, storylines and more. It's a great way to take on new challenges while having lots of fun!

This is our core language, and we recommend that kids take multiple sessions of Scratch to practice and build their coding skills. It is possible to build quite large and complex projects in Scratch, so the language will grow with their skills.

Beginners will be taught to build projects step by step and learn to code starting from basics. Experienced Scratchers can select their own projects (we will help with ideas, if needed!) and work on improving their coding skills with challenges, coaching and mentorship provided by our teachers.

Coding and Sports Combo Camp

Ages 7-11

*NOTE: Kids will be grouped by age and experience.

Spend half the day in our "Coding Video Games and More With Scratch" camp, and half the day playing outside with professional coaches from We Got Game!

During the coding camp, students will make working video games, including ones that they love to play, like Agar.io, Crossy Road and Galaga, using the awesome Scratch language from MIT. New projects will be available for returning students and those attending multiple weeks.

We Got Game's multi-sport program is designed to introduce athletes to a variety of different sports including Basketball, Baseball, Football, Capture the Flag and Dodgeball in one fun-filled week. Athletes will learn the rules and essentials of each sport through skill-based games and scrimmages.

By the end of the week, your child will walk away with knowledge of multiple sports along with vital life lessons such as respect, teamwork, and self-discipline.

Middle School Coding

Ages 11-14

Middle School Sampler

Learn a little bit each of Python, Web programming and Mobile Apps, then pick your favorite to go deeper. Previous students can bring a project to work on and focus on that all week, with support and coaching from our instructors.

PYTHON

If you are fluent in Scratch and want to move to the next level in coding with a text-based programming language, this is the class for you! We will introduce Python commands with comparisons to Scratch, so you can easily transfer your knowledge.

Projects will include generating art, making and breaking secret codes, creating games and more.

WEBSITES

Learn the languages of the internet: HTML, CSS and Javascript. Students will build a website on a topic of their choice and learn to add text, headings, links, images and embedded content such as videos. We will add interactive elements, and also cover styling tools to make your pages look fabulous!

This class will focus on "raw" HTML, CSS and Javascript.

Minecraft Camps

Ages 7-13

MINECRAFT BUILDING & ENGINEERING

Kids will examine many aspects of Minecraft construction as they build structures, towns, transportation, redstone-powered contraptions and much more. We will provide themes for open building challenges, along with some step by step projects they can follow along with to increase their building and redstone skills.

MINECRAFT MODDING

Learn to code by modifying one of today's most popular games! In this class, we use exploding arrows, drones that build towers for you, pumpkins that drop random lucky items, and more cool projects to learn about how programming works. Previous coding experience is recommended.

Girl Power Coding

Grades 3-6

Learn to code in an all-girls camp with a female instructor!

Girls are awesome at coding, but sometimes they don't enjoy the number of boys in our camps. This camps will be a friendly and comfortable way to introduce coding to your daughter or other girl in your life.

We will focus on project ideas that are girl-centric and allow them to express their own ideas and world view freely. The class will use Scratch, which offers an easy-to-learn, highly effective coding environment, complete with graphics and sound capabilities for creative projects.

The class is aimed at beginners, but girls with previous coding experience are welcome and will be given appropriate challenges.