2023 Summer Camp Offerings
We’re BACK in person at the Good Shepherd Center! In our legendary Creative Coding Camps, first offered in 2013, your child will create and share their own custom video games and animations, in small group classes for 8-12 year olds Monday-Friday, Your child will have more FUN at Creative Coding’s legendary summer camp AND learn more than at the big institutional “camp factories.” In the 10+ years since we revolutionized kids coding by introducing the idea of having them write their own video games, many have imitated us. But nobody comes close to our magic mix of a friendly space for all genders, creative freedom, positive encouragement, peer recognition, and… joy. Our talented, dedicated teachers truly care. Our level of quality doesn’t “scale,” but if you’re looking for the best “first coding experience” possible for your child, then congrats. You’ve found us. They’ll find our camps fun and supportive. And they’ll love socializing with other kids throughout the week! Don’t blame us on Friday if they don’t want to come back next week! This is normal.
Click here to see more information and to join our waitlist to reserve your sport before registration goes live shortly!
If you have any questions at all, e-mail parentsupport@creativecoding.
- Fun! The most important thing is to make sure the kids are having fun, and fully engaged with their own creative project. We celebrate successes and mistakes. It’s all a part of their coding adventure. If they’re having fun as they create, we literally cannot stop them from learning!
- Creativity. Every class confronts your child with the question “What do you want to make?” Then we help them do it! Nothing is more exciting than your child’s own ideas. Every session is a non-sequential learning experience driven by their own project.
- Teaching Kids to Teach Themselves. Our teachers engage with students over video chat, and are trained to see non-verbal signs of frustration. They aren’t there to give answers, but to lead your child through the process of finding answers. By jumping in at the right time with effective questions, your child will discover and create their own solutions for bugs or new features. We are teaching them to teach themselves.
- Persistence. Coding is hard. Your child will fail a million times before they succeed – but it feels incredible when they face adversity and emerge victorious with a solution they discovered on their own! Our teachers give students guidance during this emotional cycle and help them navigate barriers. After taking our class, your kids will get excited about facing a tough problem because they’ve developed a taste for success. They’ll think, “Wow this is really hard… and it’ll feel GREAT when I succeed!”