Our brand new Code & Build Amazing Gadgets Summer Camp introduces kids to an integrated approach to electronics, robotics and coding with a series of hands-on, creative projects. You will create and code exciting gadgets that move, light up, make sounds, and react to your touch. Includes items you can take home to keep creating with!
|Level||Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced|
|Technology||Scratch, MakeCode, Makey Makey, Circuit Playground Express|
|Theme||Coding, Electronics, Robotics|
This camp is offered at both our Chicago location (2867 N Clybourn Ave) and our North Shore location (3434 Central St, Evanston, inside Unity Church on the North Shore), serving Evanston, Skokie, Wilmette and neighboring areas.
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 Hamlin Park in Chicago or Bent Park in Evanston.
No pre-made kits here! This camp shows kids what they can do with some cardboard, wires and their own creativity. Electricity used in these projects is at very low, safe levels.
Note: Available in Chicago only
For dates between June 24 and Aug 16, we are pleased to offer the option to add a half day of sports and games with our partner, We Got Game.
Sports will primarily take place at Burley Elementary and may include swim time at Hamlin Park (dry activities will be accommodated for kids who don't swim).
The add-on includes lunch hour supervision at Hamlin Park, and an escorted walk between the two camps.
Please note that you will drop off in the morning at one camp and pick up in the afternoon at the other.
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.
Computers and electronic supplies are all included.
Kids will get to take home all the non-electronic compoments they have built, along with their choice of a Makey Makey or Circuit Playground Express at the end of the week, to keep creating at home.
Scratch & MakeCode are both free and fully available for kids to continue coding at home during and after the camp.
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.