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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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Let's get ready for coding camps 2023 - 2024! Our camps are run in our school from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri. Enrollment in our In-Person camps is strictly limited due to the need to create a safe learning environment for our kids and staff. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! Kids code throughout the week then demo their week's creations Friday afternoon. Please feel free to bring friends and family to see their amazing creations at the show case. What better way to get your kids out of your hair during the breaks?!And don't forget to use coupon code150OFF when enrolling for Summer Camp'24.

GAME DEVELOPMENT (Ages 7+)

We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create us some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. And while taking break we can be outside or play Rocket League while making new friends.

6/26-6/28 Full day | Summer Break Games are Awesome with Rocket League camp, 379 $229 (3 day camp)
7/1-7/3 Full day | Summer Break Game Design camp, 379 $229 (3 day camp)
8/5-8/9 Full Day | Summer Break Game Design camp, 499 $349 (Limited seats)

PYTHON STARTUP (Ages 9+)

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!

6/26-6/28 Full day | Summer Break Python Startup camp, 379 $229 (3 day camp)
7/15-7/19 Full day | Summer Break Lego Mindstorms Python Coding camp, 524 $374 (Limited seats)
7/22-7/26 Full day | Summer Break Python, Pottermania and Minecraft camp, 499 $349 (Limited seats)

Minecraft! (Ages 7+)

Learning to code the mods like exploding arrows, boat races or even the Hunger games and playing them on Minecraft is what we look forward to in this camp. During the break we will be playing Roblox with friends or even having them try out our mods. Please ensure that you have a working account for Minecraft Java Edition. Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp.

7/15-7/19 Full day | Summer Break Minecraft Modding and Roblox camp, 499 $349 (Limited seats)
7/22-7/26 Full day | Summer Break Minecraft Redstone Coding camp, 499 $349 (Limited seats)
7/22-7/26 Full day | Summer Break Python, Pottermania and Minecraft camp, 499 $349 (Limited seats)
7/29-8/2 Full day | Summer Break Minecraft Modding and Roblox camp, 499 $349 (Limited seats)

Roblox! (Ages 7+)

Learning to code the mods like exploding arrows, boat races or even the Hunger games and playing them on Minecraft is what we look forward to in this camp. During the break we will be playing Roblox with friends or even having them try out our mods. Please ensure that you have a working account for Minecraft Java Edition. Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp.

7/15-7/19 Full day | Summer Break Minecraft Modding and Roblox camp, 499 $349 (Limited seats)
7/29-8/2 Full day | Summer Break Minecraft Modding and Roblox camp, 499 $349 (Limited seats)
8/19-8/23 Full day | Summer Break Roblox Rockers camp, 499 $349 (Limited seats)

ROBOCODE (All ages are welcome)

The field of robotics is growing faster than ever, appearing everywhere from our homes to video games to drones. Learn to build and program a variety of small and large robots (including Lego Mindstorm EV3) through hands-on projects that will culminate in a demo at the end of the week.

7/1 - 7/3 Full Day | Summer Break Robocode camp - 3 day, 379 $229 (New Camp)
7/8-7/12 Full day | Summer Break Make it Go with Robots camp, 524 $374 (Limited seats)
8/12-8/16 Full day | Summer Break Robotics camp, 524 $374 (Limited seats)

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.

8/5-8/9 Full day | Summer Break 3D Printing and Coding Mashup camp (Ages 7+) 524 $374
8/5-8/9 Full day | Summer Break Animation Studio camp (Ages 9+) 524 $374
8/19-8/23 Full Day | Summer Break Intro to ChatGpt camp (All ages) 499 $349
8/26 - 8/30 Full Day | Summer Break Mixed Bag Coding camp (All ages welcome) 524 $374
7/29-8/2 Full day | Summer Break YouTube Studio camp (Ages 9+) 524 $374
7/8-7/12 Full day | Summer Break YouTube Studio camp (Ages 9+) 524 $374
8/12-8/16 Full day | Summer Break YouTube Studio camp (Ages 9+) 524 $374
Welcome to theCoderSchool

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

Let's get ready for coding camps 2023 - 2024! Our camps are run in our school from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri. Enrollment in our In-Person camps is strictly limited due to the need to create a safe learning environment for our kids and staff. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! Kids code throughout the week then demo their week's creations Friday afternoon. Please feel free to bring friends and family to see their amazing creations at the show case. What better way to get your kids out of your hair during the breaks?!And don't forget to use coupon code150OFF when enrolling for Summer Camp'24.
Scroll table to see all 20 camps
Week Format Camp Ages Price
6/26-6/28 Full day Summer Break Games are Awesome with Rocket League camp We'll be using cool drag n' drop languages like Scratch or Snap to create us some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. And while taking break we can be outside or play Rocket League while making new friends. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $379 $229
(3 day camp)
6/26-6/28 Full day Summer Break Python Startup camp 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! Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $379 $229
(3 day camp)
7/1 - 7/3 Full Day Summer Break Robocode camp - 3 day The field of robotics is growing faster than ever, appearing everywhere from our homes to video games to drones. Learn to build and program a variety of small and large robots (including Lego Mindstorm EV3) through hands-on projects that will culminate in a demo at the end of the week. All ages are welcome All ages are welcome $379 $229
(New Camp)
7/1-7/3 Full day Summer Break Game Design camp We would be using different programs to get a taste of game design. We would be using Scratch, Python, Lua, Minecraft Java or even Unity to build games that we can create and also let our friends play. Students are encouraged to bring their own windows or Mac laptop for this camp if they would like to make games in Lua, Unity or Minecraft Java. Ages 7-16 Ages 7-16 $379 $229
(3 day camp)
7/8-7/12 Full day Summer Break YouTube Studio camp Lights, Camera, Action! Kids LOVE watching their favorite Youtubers play games, as well as making videos documenting their crazy lives or family. In our new YouTube Studio camp we show kids how to CREATE their own YouTube video content using our professional YouTube recording studio equipment! Kids will learn about lighting, mics, video camera recording and operations, as well as how to use video editing software to mix their own creations together. We’ll also teach them about audio as well as special effects. At the end of the camp each kid will have their very own video content they’ll be proud to upload to their own YouTube channel! Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $524 $374
(Limited seats)
7/8-7/12 Full day Summer Break Make it Go with Robots camp The field of robotics is growing faster than ever, appearing everywhere from our homes to video games to drones. Learn to build and program a variety of small and large robots (including Lego Mindstorm EV3) through hands-on projects that will culminate in a demo at the end of the week. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $524 $374
(Limited seats)
7/15-7/19 Full day Summer Break Minecraft Modding and Roblox camp Learning to code the mods like exploding arrows, boat races or even the Hunger games and playing them on Minecraft is what we look forward to in this camp. During the break we will be playing Roblox with friends or even having them try out our mods. Please ensure that you have a working account for Minecraft Java Edition. Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $499 $349
(Limited seats)
7/15-7/19 Full day Summer Break Lego Mindstorms Python Coding camp This just in: A one-of-a-kind, hands-on robotics engineering experience awaits your child, built around the LEGO MINDSTORMS set! Kids explore the boundless world of mechanical creation and code with the Python programming language, and dive into the dynamic possibilities of the LEGO building system. They’ll get immersed in an environment that encourages teamwork, friendship, and creativity while getting hands on with the hottest robotics tools out right now! Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $524 $374
(Limited seats)
7/22-7/26 Full day Summer Break Minecraft Redstone Coding camp Redstone is like electricity in Minecraft, it can make things move and light up! Learn about the different components that work with Redstone, and how they can be combined to build awesome machines. Projects may include doors, elevators, flying machines, weapons and much more! Oh and there will be TNT!! Please ensure that you have a working account for Minecraft Java Edition. Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $499 $349
(Limited seats)
7/22-7/26 Full day Summer Break Python, Pottermania and Minecraft camp You are crazy about Harry Potter and Minecraft? We are too. We will weave your child's love for Harry Potter and python and introduce them to a magical world. While taking breaks we will either be outside playing quidditch or inside at the Hogwarts school of Minecraft. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $499 $349
(Limited seats)
7/29-8/2 Full day Summer Break YouTube Studio camp Kids LOVE watching their favorite Youtubers play games, as well as making videos documenting their crazy lives or family. In our new YouTube Studio camp we show kids how to CREATE their own YouTube video content using our professional YouTube recording studio equipment! Kids will learn about lighting, mics, video camera recording and operations, as well as how to use video editing software to mix their own creations together. We’ll also teach them about audio as well as special effects. At the end of the camp each kid will have their very own video content they’ll be proud to upload to their own YouTube channel! Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $524 $374
(Limited seats)
7/29-8/2 Full day Summer Break Minecraft Modding and Roblox camp Learning to code the mods like exploding arrows, boat races or even the Hunger games and playing them on Minecraft is what we look forward to in this camp. During the break we will be playing Roblox with friends or even having them try out our mods. Please ensure that you have a working account for Minecraft Java Edition. Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $499 $349
(Limited seats)
8/5-8/9 Full day Summer Break Animation Studio camp Calling all of our creative kids out there! In our Animation Studio Camp we’ll use a browser based tool to teach the kids how to create their own custom 2D Sprites and then we’ll teach them to use these sprites to create their own animated shorts, complete with sound effects and their own voice overs! Want to know something else which is cool? The sprites and animations the kids create can be used in their own coding projects in the future! Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $524 $374
(Limited seats)
8/5-8/9 Full day Summer Break 3D Printing and Coding Mashup camp A.I Scratch, 3D Print, Roblox, mBot Bundle. We’ll build an Artificial Intelligence Scratch game, 3D Printing with Code, Roblox Coding and mBot Robotics. Calling all wannabe "Jack of all trades" to join the coding party! Students have to carry their own MAC or PC. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $524 $374
(Limited seats)
8/5-8/9 Full Day Summer Break Game Design camp We would be using different programs to get a taste of game design. We would be using Scratch, Python, Lua, Minecraft Java or even Unity to build games that we can create and also let our friends play. Students are encouraged to bring their own windows or Mac laptop for this camp if they would like to make games in Lua, Unity or Minecraft Java. Ages 7-16 Ages 7-16 $499 $349
(Limited seats)
8/12-8/16 Full day Summer Break YouTube Studio camp Lights, Camera, Action! Kids LOVE watching their favorite Youtubers play games, as well as making videos documenting their crazy lives or family. In our new YouTube Studio camp we show kids how to CREATE their own YouTube video content using our professional YouTube recording studio equipment! Kids will learn about lighting, mics, video camera recording and operations, as well as how to use video editing software to mix their own creations together. We’ll also teach them about audio as well as special effects. At the end of the camp each kid will have their very own video content they’ll be proud to upload to their own YouTube channel! Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp. Ages 9+ Ages 9+ $524 $374
(Limited seats)
8/12-8/16 Full day Summer Break Robotics camp The field of robotics is growing faster than ever, appearing everywhere from our homes to video games to drones. Learn to build and program a variety of small and large robots (including Lego Mindstorm EV3) as well as making some from scratch through hands-on projects that will culminate in a demo at the end of the week. Students are encouraged to bring their own windows/ Mac laptops. Ages 7+ Ages 7+ $524 $374
(Limited seats)
8/19-8/23 Full day Summer Break Roblox Rockers camp Kids LOVE Roblox! Using Roblox Studio we’ll be teaching the kids how to write code in the Lua programming language that will allow them to create their own players, environments and mini games! We’ll also teach them how to take their games online and about game design theory which makes games challenging and adds the element of fun that keeps players coming back again and again! Students must bring in their own Windows or Mac laptop for this camp. We would be forming groups depending on age and proficiency. Ages 7-16 Ages 7-16 $499 $349
(Limited seats)
8/19-8/23 Full Day Summer Break Intro to ChatGpt camp Imagine a future where people don't code anymore. Instead, we tell machines what we want and they create the apps for us. Pretty cool future, isn't it? We're not quite there yet, but with ChatGPT we can start learning about how to create games by giving specific instructions to ChatGpt. We will learn how to interact with ChatGPT and have it produce a game we can run in our web browser. We will focus on how we can use ChatGPT to create code for almost any programming language, including Python, Scratch, Unity, and Java. Students are requested to carry their own Mac or PC. All ages All ages $499 $349
(Limited seats)
8/26 - 8/30 Full Day Summer Break Mixed Bag Coding camp This is a mixed bag camp with a new theme on coding and tech everyday. So while one day we would be working on Scratch/ Python and Game design, another day we could be working on animation shorts using flip book or stop motion technique. We would culminate the camp by learning how to make our own videos working on video and audio editing skills and learning how to use the green screen. Don't forget to show up on the last day as our campers demonstrate their projects with pride. Students are encouraged to bring their own Windows or Mac laptops. All ages welcome All ages welcome $524 $374
(Limited seats)

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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