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Summer Coding Camps

While we’re mostly an after-school custom-learning coding shop, we also offer Summer Camps! Our in-person coding camps can be a great way to keep your kids learning computer science through their time away from school. theCoderSchool’s camps target kids’ interests, from video game development to robotics to minecraft to roblox to javascript with html/css and even mobile game development.

How We Teach at Our Camps

Our camps are all low-ratio, with typically six campers to each instructor. Camp instructors are often our regular year-round Code Coaches® who have lots of experience teaching coding skills to kids throughout the year. Each camp has recommendations around age and skill level, but all are open to discussion based on your child’s experience with coding.

How Our Camps Are Run

Each day camp runs for a full week, usually starting mid-morning and finishing early afternoon, although some camps are offered as a half-day. While we’ll do lots of on-computer learning, we’ll also take plenty of breaks and take a walk outside or other indoor activities. At the end of the week, students give demos to show off their hard work from the week and their newfound critical thinking skills.

Our Coding Camps

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We’re excited for another year of Summer Coding Camps! Our summer camps are run in our school in North Berkeley (across the street from the CVS parking lot) from 9 am to 3 pm Mon-Fri (optional after care until 6 pm available for $180/week, $144 for 4-Day camps and $108 for 3-Day Camps). Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! Kids code throughout the week and get an awesome pizza lunch on Friday (most dietary restrictions honored), then demo their week's creations later that afternoon at our camp showcase. Additionally, ALL of our 2024 Summer Camps will include a daily hour of outdoor team-building activities (Mon-Thu) led by X-Fit Training of El Cerrito. Before lunch, we'll head over to Live Oak Park for some fun, active, cooperative games. We're happy to be partnering with X-Fit to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for all our campers. Don’t worry if your plans change. Camp registration may be canceled up to 30 days prior to the first day of the start of camp for a full refund. Cancellations made up to 14 days prior are eligible for a 50% refund.

GAME DEVELOPMENT (Ages 7-10)

We'll be using the cool drag n' drop coding language Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from Game Dev B. (3 days) Learn More

6/5-6/7 In Person 3-Day | Game Dev A (3-Day), $449 (Add to Wait List) Sold Out
6/17-6/21 In Person 4-Day | Game Dev B (4-Day), $549 (Add to Wait List) Sold Out
7/1-7/5 In Person 4-Day | Game Dev A (4-Day), $549 (Add to Wait List) Sold Out
7/22-7/26 In Person | Game Dev B, $649 (Add to Wait List) Sold Out
8/5-8/9 In Person | Game Dev A, $649 (Add to Wait List) Sold Out

PYTHON STARTUP (Ages 10+)

We don't have a pet snake for our schools, so we'll settle for introducing you to Python, one of the most popular coding languages today. Start slowly or code fast, this camp is for our intermediate coders – no Python experience necessary! Learn More

6/10-6/14 In Person | Python Startup, $649 (Add to Wait List) Sold Out
6/17-6/21 In Person 4-Day | Python Art (4-Day), $549 (Add to Wait List) Sold Out
7/8-7/12 In Person | Python Startup, $649 (Add to Wait List) Sold Out
7/22-7/26 In Person | Python Startup, $649 (Add to Wait List) Sold Out
7/29-8/2 In Person | Python for Girls, $649

WEBROX (Ages 9+)

Everything's about the web these days, and that's why Web Rocks! Code with all the base web technologies like HTML/CSS and Javascript, learn how the internet and file transfers work, and get your pages uploaded to our servers for public viewing! Novice or intermediate coders. (3 days) Learn More

6/5-6/7 In Person 3-Day | WebRox (3-Day), $449 (Only 2 spots left!)
7/1-7/5 In Person 4-Day | WebRox (4-Day), $549 (Add to Wait List) Sold Out

Roblox! (Ages 9+)

Using the Lua coding language, learn to make real games on the popular Roblox platform. Campers will use their creativity to build their own game that they can publish and allow the world to play! Designed for intermediate coders. Learn More

6/24-6/28 In Person | Roblox Remix, $649 (Add to Wait List) Sold Out
7/8-7/12 In Person | Roblox Remix, $649 (Add to Wait List) Sold Out
8/5-8/9 In Person | Roblox Remix, $649 (Add to Wait List) Sold Out

MOBILE MADNESS (Ages 10+)

From the day Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, smart phones have been slowly taking over all of our worlds. Our Mobile Madness camp gets our intermediate coders introduced to the world of mobile app development by coding mobile apps loaded on an Android-based mobile phone. Each student will receive a basic Android phone that they can keep. Intermediate coders only, please. Learn More

7/15-7/19 In Person | Mobile Madness, $749

PI JAM (Ages 10+)

Jam to the coolest credit card sized gadget, the Raspberry Pi 4. Explore cool stuff you can do with a tiny computer, which may include controlling physical stuff like light sensors, Python with Minecraft or other fun stuff! Each student will receive a Raspberry Pi computer (exact model TBD based on availability) that they can keep. Intermediate coders only, please. Learn More

6/24-6/28 In Person | Pi Jam, $749

RISE OF THE MACHINES (Ages 10+)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest buzzwords today, and we're ready to help you tackle it. What is AI? Why is it taking over the world? When will the Terminator come back and take down John Connor?? We'll talk about AI use cases, dive into some fundamental algorithms and create some basic AI apps. Intermediate coders only, please. Learn More

7/29-8/2 In Person | Rise of the Machines, $649 (Only 2 spots left!)

Other Camps

This location also offers other camps that aren't a part of theCoderSchool's standard offerings. For full descriptions, please see the Camp Schedule below.

7/15-7/19 In Person | Girls Are Awesome (Ages 7-10) $649 Sold Out
6/10-6/14 In Person | Mighty Micro:bit (Ages 8-10) $749 Sold Out
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Welcome to theCoderSchool, a place that teaches coding camps and a whole lot more during the school year. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, theCoderSchool believes every kid is unique, and we treat them that way. Our core program revolves around a mentor relationship with experienced coders, Code Coaches who can guide our students through their amazing - and custom - technical journey. To find out more about our regular after school program during the school year, fill out our form!

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Camp Schedule By Week

We’re excited for another year of Summer Coding Camps! Our summer camps are run in our school in North Berkeley (across the street from the CVS parking lot) from 9 am to 3 pm Mon-Fri (optional after care until 6 pm available for $180/week, $144 for 4-Day camps and $108 for 3-Day Camps). Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! Kids code throughout the week and get an awesome pizza lunch on Friday (most dietary restrictions honored), then demo their week's creations later that afternoon at our camp showcase. Additionally, ALL of our 2024 Summer Camps will include a daily hour of outdoor team-building activities (Mon-Thu) led by X-Fit Training of El Cerrito. Before lunch, we'll head over to Live Oak Park for some fun, active, cooperative games. We're happy to be partnering with X-Fit to promote an active and healthy lifestyle for all our campers. Don’t worry if your plans change. Camp registration may be canceled up to 30 days prior to the first day of the start of camp for a full refund. Cancellations made up to 14 days prior are eligible for a 50% refund.
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Week Format Camp Ages Price
6/5-6/7 In Person 3-Day Game Dev A (3-Day) We'll be using the cool drag n' drop coding language Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from Game Dev B. (3 days) Learn More Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $449
(Add to Wait List)
6/5-6/7 In Person 3-Day WebRox (3-Day) Everything's about the web these days, and that's why Web Rocks! Code with all the base web technologies like HTML/CSS and Javascript, learn how the internet and file transfers work, and get your pages uploaded to our servers for public viewing! Novice or intermediate coders. (3 days) Learn More Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $449
(Only 2 spots left!)
6/10-6/14 In Person Mighty Micro:bit Controlling stuff can be serious fun! Get an introduction to micro-controllers and learn to code LED lights, sensors, buttons, motors and more! Each camper will receive a micro:bit controller kit that will work with any computer and will include a bunch of cool accessories. For beginners and intermediate coders alike. Ages 8-10 Ages 8-10 $749
(Add to Wait List)
6/10-6/14 In Person Python Startup We don't have a pet snake for our schools, so we'll settle for introducing you to Python, one of the most popular coding languages today. Start slowly or code fast, this camp is for our intermediate coders – no Python experience necessary! Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
(Add to Wait List)
6/17-6/21 In Person 4-Day Game Dev B (4-Day) We'll be using the cool drag n' drop coding language Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from Game Dev B. (4 days, off Wed, 6/19/24) Learn More Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $549
(Add to Wait List)
6/17-6/21 In Person 4-Day Python Art (4-Day) Did you know Python doesn't just output text and numbers, it can make visual art too? In Python Art Camp, we'll deep-dive into the visual turtle library to make some gnarly, sometimes hypnotic designs and illustrations. In this camp, we will see how Python code can also be beautiful. For beginners and intermediate coders alike. (4 days, off Wed, 6/19/24) Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $549
(Add to Wait List)
6/24-6/28 In Person Pi Jam Jam to the coolest credit card sized gadget, the Raspberry Pi 4. Explore cool stuff you can do with a tiny computer, which may include controlling physical stuff like light sensors, Python with Minecraft or other fun stuff! Each student will receive a Raspberry Pi computer (exact model TBD based on availability) that they can keep. Intermediate coders only, please. Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $749
6/24-6/28 In Person Roblox Remix Using the Lua coding language, learn to make real games on the popular Roblox platform. Campers will use their creativity to build their own game that they can publish and allow the world to play! Designed for intermediate coders. Learn More Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $649
(Add to Wait List)
7/1-7/5 In Person 4-Day Game Dev A (4-Day) We'll be using the cool drag n' drop coding language Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from Game Dev A. (4 days, off Thu, 7/4/24) Learn More Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $549
(Add to Wait List)
7/1-7/5 In Person 4-Day WebRox (4-Day) Everything's about the web these days, and that's why Web Rocks! Code with all the base web technologies like HTML/CSS and Javascript, learn how the internet and file transfers work, and get your pages uploaded to our servers for public viewing! Novice or intermediate coders. (4 days, off Thu, 7/4/24) Learn More Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $549
(Add to Wait List)
7/8-7/12 In Person Python Startup We don't have a pet snake for our schools, so we'll settle for introducing you to Python, one of the most popular coding languages today. Start slowly or code fast, this camp is for our intermediate coders – no Python experience necessary! Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
(Add to Wait List)
7/8-7/12 In Person Roblox Remix Using the Lua coding language, learn to make real games on the popular Roblox platform. Campers will use their creativity to build their own game that they can publish and allow the world to play! Designed for intermediate coders. Learn More Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $649
(Add to Wait List)
7/15-7/19 In Person Girls Are Awesome Getting girls involved in tech at an early age is needed to close the gender gap in tech so this camp is for girls only. Girls will use Scratch to build games, art and animation to explore coding in a fun, supportive & friendly environment. Aimed at newbie and novice coders. Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $649
(Add to Wait List)
7/15-7/19 In Person Mobile Madness From the day Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007, smart phones have been slowly taking over all of our worlds. Our Mobile Madness camp gets our intermediate coders introduced to the world of mobile app development by coding mobile apps loaded on an Android-based mobile phone. Each student will receive a basic Android phone that they can keep. Intermediate coders only, please. Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $749
7/22-7/26 In Person Game Dev B We'll be using the cool drag n' drop coding language Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from Game Dev A. Learn More Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $649
(Add to Wait List)
7/22-7/26 In Person Python Startup We don't have a pet snake for our schools, so we'll settle for introducing you to Python, one of the most popular coding languages today. Start slowly or code fast, this camp is for our intermediate coders – no Python experience necessary! Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
(Add to Wait List)
7/29-8/2 In Person Python for Girls Getting girls involved in tech at an early age is needed to close the gender gap in tech so this Python camp is for girls only. We'll introduce girls to Python, one of the most popular coding languages today, in a fun, supportive & friendly environment. Start slowly or code fast, this camp is for our intermediate coders – no Python experience necessary! Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
7/29-8/2 In Person Rise of the Machines Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the hottest buzzwords today, and we're ready to help you tackle it. What is AI? Why is it taking over the world? When will the Terminator come back and take down John Connor?? We'll talk about AI use cases, dive into some fundamental algorithms and create some basic AI apps. Intermediate coders only, please. Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
(Only 2 spots left!)
8/5-8/9 In Person Game Dev A We'll be using the cool drag n' drop coding language Scratch to create some awesome new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Content will be different from Game Dev B. Learn More Ages 7-10 Ages 7-10 $649
(Add to Wait List)
8/5-8/9 In Person Roblox Remix Using the Lua coding language, learn to make real games on the popular Roblox platform. Campers will use their creativity to build their own game that they can publish and allow the world to play! Designed for intermediate coders. Learn More Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $649
(Add to Wait List)

Experience Interactive STEM Learning

We design our coding camps to help kids understand STEM topics through interactive, hands-on experiences. Our engaging approach makes sometimes complex concepts palatable for younger students. Hands-on STEM learning is highly valuable for students, giving them skills they can use for years to come—even if they don’t become computer programmers. Some of the useful skills they’ll pick up include:

Making STEM fun and interesting is our specialty at theCoderSchool, and we’re confident that your child will come away with a newfound appreciation for computer programming through our immersive learning experience.

Coding Camps for Kids FAQ

What is a coding camp?

Coding summer camps are week-long coding courses in a variety of topics, from robotics to artificial intelligence to video game design and development. We also teach an Intro to Python Programming camp, one of the fastest growing programming languages in the world!

What makes theCoderSchool camps different?

Our coding camps at theCoderSchool are unique because they are taught in small groups and very hands-on, giving campers a more immersive experience in which to improve their technical skills.

How does a coding camp help kids?

Coding camps help our campers learn in a collaborative way. Not only are they picking up useful teamwork skills, but they’re also learning the fundamentals of a valuable STEM subject in a fun and engaging way.

What is the best coding camp for kids?

We know how different kids are from one another, and our camps help reflect that diversity. You'll find camps that focus on javascript and HTML/CSS for web development, use Scratch for game design, game development, and animations, we even have camps that teach algorithms for basic artificial intelligence and data science. We also employ a project-based learning experience.

How do I find a camp near me?

Our coding schools are scattered around the US, so be sure to find a kids’ coding camp near you to discover what options are available in your area and for enrollment.
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What is theCoderSchool? We are an after-school drop-off (and virtual) program for kids learning to code - a coding school! There's after-school kung fu. There's after-school music lessons, sports, art, tutoring, Chinese, you name it, it's out there. But coding classes for kids? Founded in 2013, we're the first of many, and the largest in Silicon Valley with more locations on the way around the country. The future will be ever more dependent on technology so let's get our young generation ready. Learn to Code, Change the World®.

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