CODE & GAMER CAMP (8 & OLDER)

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Target Age Range: 8+ year-olds
Class Duration: Half & Full Day

Course Summary:

An introduction to visual programming for school-aged children (3rd-8th grade). This camp will focus on the basics of how computers work, the elemnts of coding and how to design games. The camp is full of interactive projects, animations, and storytelling. Using TYNKER curriculum, students will work at their grade school level (entering Fall 2018) with pre-designed projects for the week. including:

  • Game Design Studio 1 (Gr 3-5)
  • Game Design Studio 2 (Gr 6-8)
  • Creative Coding Studio (Gr 3-8)
  • Animation Studio (Gr 3-8)
  • Mod Design Studio (Minecraft) (Gr 6-8)
  • 3D Game Design (Minecraft) (Gr 6-8)
  • Python Programming (Gr 7-8)
  • JavaScript Programming (7-8)

PRIOR TO CAMP. YOU WILL NEED TO DECIDE ON A SPECIFIC COURSE CURRILCUM. ONCE THIS IS ASSIGNED IT CANNOT BE CHANGED WITHOUT PAYING AN ADDITONAL LISCENCE FEE.  REVIEW THE SPECIFIC COURSES TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU FEEL IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR CAMPER. PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT COURSES FOR YOUR CHILD.

Projects are grade specific based on the curriculum designed by Tynker. Grade level is Fall 2018 and it is not recommened to leap frog grades. Please contact us with any questions about this camp.This camp's materials fee is higher than normal due to a licensing agreement with TYNKER. Students will be able to utilize the program with ther own home account, using the topic they have chosen.

Course Details:

We utilize the Tynker Learning Platform, which uses its own visual programming language. Focused on bringing better STEM education tools into classrooms, projects are pre-designed for specific grade levels. Learning to program, one of the most valued skills in the 21st century, means having a basic understanding of a language’s underlying computational logic. Courses include topics like loops, conditionals, events, motion, pen drawing, collision detection and will have kids working on kid-appropriate, actually fun projects. Stuff like creating cartoons, building mobile games, and building robots.

Based on a student's grade level (Fall 2018), choose from one of the following categories* for the week, and work within those specific projects. Your license is for those projects only and cannot be changed once assigned. Please contact us with any quesitons or if you need a further description of topics.

PRIOR TO CAMP. YOU WILL NEED TO DECIDE ON A SPECIFIC COURSE CURRILCUM. ONCE THIS IS ASSIGNED IT CANNOT BE CHANGED WITHOUT PAYING AN ADDITONAL LISCENCE FEE.  REVIEW THE SPECIFIC COURSES TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU FEEL IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR CAMPER. PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT COURSES FOR YOUR CHILD.

  • Game Design Studio 1 (Gr 3-5) - Learn coding basics, build arcade mini-games, animations, and platformers.
  • Game Design Studio 2 (Gr 6-8) - Build platformers, multiple levels, top-down RPGs, and physics games.
  • Creative Coding Studio (Gr 3-8) - Discover programming through art, music, and math.
  • Animation Studio (Gr 3-8) - Create animated cartoons just like the pros. Learn the basics of animation as you draw your own characters and bring them to life with code.
  • Mod Design Studio (Minecraft) (Gr 6-8) - Discover fundamental programming concepts while making cool mods and building games in your private Minecraft server, hosted by Tynker.
  • 3D Game Design (Minecraft) (Gr 6-8) - Learn to build Minecraft mini-games.
  • Python Programming (Gr 7-8) - Learn Python and build your own games for web and mobile platforms.
  • JavaScript Programming (7-8) - Learn JavaScript and build your own games for web and mobile platforms.

* - Projects are grade specific based on the curriculum designed by Tynker. Grade level is Fall 2018 and it is not recommened to leap frog grades. Please contact us with any questions about this camp.This camp's materials fee is higher than normal due to a licensing agreement with TYNKER. Students will be able to utilize the program with ther own home account, using the topic they have chosen.

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