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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 summer camps! Code camps are run in our school Monday through Friday during the summer. We offer half day options across a variety of programming languages and platforms. We're currently offering a discount of $25 off our half day camps . Just use the code CAMPS2024 at checkout. Beyond Camps: Our year-round program builds upon the camp experience. Code camps are introductory, teaching students basic coding skills which can be applied and advanced through year-round code coaching. Email us at mclean@thecoderschool.com for more information and to register for a free 30-minute trial!

GAME DEVELOPMENT (Age 6-10)

We'll be using drag n' drop languages like Scratch to create some new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders.

6/17-6/21 Half Day AM | Game Developer, 249 $224 (2 spots left!)
6/17-6/21 Half Day PM | Game Developer, 249 $224
8/12-8/16 Half Day AM | Game Developer, 249 $224
8/12-8/16 Half Day PM | Game Developer, 249 $224

PYTHON STARTUP (Age 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. For beginner to intermediate coders. No Python experience necessary.

6/24-6/28 Half Day AM | Python Startup, 249 $224
8/5-8/9 Half Day AM | Python StartUp, 249 $224

WEBROX (Age 10+)

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 and get a real live website going! For beginner to intermediate coders. No HTML/CSS or JavaScript experience necessary.

7/22-7/26 Half Day AM | WebRox, 249 $224

ROBOCODE (Age 10+)

Explore the world of robots in this introductory level camp. You'll get inside the robot brain, learn how they work, and program and code a robot! Students take home their robot at the end of the week (price of robot included).

7/15-7/19 Half Day AM | RoboCode, 329 $304

RISE OF THE MACHINES (Age 10+)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the buzzword of the day, and we’re ready to help you tackle it. This camp is about coding algorithms that mimic AI, and will use different languages dependent on camper skills. Some coding experience required.

7/8-7/12 Half Day AM | Rise of the Machines (Intro to Artificial Intelligence, 249 $224

JAVA CAMP (Age 13+)

Our Java camp is designed to help students get a head start on the AP Computer Science “A” course. While we’re not likely to complete the entire course during camp, we’ll go as far as we can based on the skillset of the campers. This camp is aimed at students about to start AP CS A, or those who want to get a head start on Java!

7/29-8/2 Half Day AM | Intro to Java, 249 $224

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.

6/24-8/9 Full Day | Kick N Code - McLean Youth Soccer (Age 6-12) $490
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 summer camps! Code camps are run in our school Monday through Friday during the summer. We offer half day options across a variety of programming languages and platforms. We're currently offering a discount of $25 off our half day camps . Just use the code CAMPS2024 at checkout. Beyond Camps: Our year-round program builds upon the camp experience. Code camps are introductory, teaching students basic coding skills which can be applied and advanced through year-round code coaching. Email us at mclean@thecoderschool.com for more information and to register for a free 30-minute trial!
Scroll table to see all 11 camps
Week Format Camp Ages Price
6/24-8/9 Full Day Kick N Code - McLean Youth Soccer Back by popular demand! For the 2nd summer, McLean Youth Soccer is offering a full day summer camp in conjunction with theCoderSchool! This camp blends together an action-packed morning of soccer and an exciting afternoon of educational coding. The full day experience runs from 9am-4pm M-F. Registration is through the McLean Youth Soccer website - click "sign up" at right to be redirected. Age 6-12 Age 6-12 $490
6/17-6/21 Half Day AM Game Developer We'll be using drag n' drop languages like Scratch to create some new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Age 6-10 Age 6-10 $249 $224
(2 spots left!)
6/17-6/21 Half Day PM Game Developer We'll be using drag n' drop languages like Scratch to create some new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Age 6-10 Age 6-10 $249 $224
6/24-6/28 Half Day AM 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. For beginner to intermediate coders. No Python experience necessary. Age 10+ Age 10+ $249 $224
7/8-7/12 Half Day AM Rise of the Machines (Intro to Artificial Intelligence Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the buzzword of the day, and we’re ready to help you tackle it. This camp is about coding algorithms that mimic AI, and will use different languages dependent on camper skills. Some coding experience required. Age 10+ Age 10+ $249 $224
7/15-7/19 Half Day AM RoboCode Explore the world of robots in this introductory level camp. You'll get inside the robot brain, learn how they work, and program and code a robot! Students take home their robot at the end of the week (price of robot included). Age 10+ Age 10+ $329 $304
7/22-7/26 Half Day AM WebRox 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 and get a real live website going! For beginner to intermediate coders. No HTML/CSS or JavaScript experience necessary. Age 10+ Age 10+ $249 $224
7/29-8/2 Half Day AM Intro to Java Our Java camp is designed to help students get a head start on the AP Computer Science “A” course. While we’re not likely to complete the entire course during camp, we’ll go as far as we can based on the skillset of the campers. This camp is aimed at students about to start AP CS A, or those who want to get a head start on Java! Age 13+ Age 13+ $249 $224
8/5-8/9 Half Day AM 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. For beginner to intermediate coders. No Python experience necessary. Age 10+ Age 10+ $249 $224
8/12-8/16 Half Day AM Game Developer We'll be using drag n' drop languages like Scratch to create some new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Age 6-10 Age 6-10 $249 $224
8/12-8/16 Half Day PM Game Developer We'll be using drag n' drop languages like Scratch to create some new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. Age 6-10 Age 6-10 $249 $224

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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