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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! Our camps are run in our school weekly from 10am-2pm Mon-Fri. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! Camp registration may be cancelled 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. Bulk Discounts: $100 off 2nd camp week, $200 off third or additional camp weeks Refer a Friend Discount: You and your friend both get $75 off that camp. These discounts are not available online. Please book over the phone or e-mail so we can adjust the prices accordingly.

GAME DEVELOPMENT (7-14)

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

7/15 - 7/19 10am-2pm | Games Are Awesome, $579

PYTHON STARTUP (8-14)

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!

6/17-6/21 10am-2pm | Python Startup, $579
7/22 - 7/26 10am-2pm | Python Startup, $579

Minecraft! (7-14)

CAMP: Campers will learn redstone. building their own items or questlines, and much more. While known for its popularity among games, Minecraft can be educational. Our students come away with hands-on experience of programming in a fun and accessible format.

6/24-6/28 10am-2pm | Minecraft, $579 Sold Out

Roblox! (7-14)

CAMP: Learn to build games in Roblox Studio and write your first script! All campers will towards having their first complete game by the final day learning new tools and learning the Lua programming language.

6/24-6/28 10am-2pm | Roblox, $579 Sold Out

ROBOCODE (13+)

CAMP: Build it, then code it! Students will build the robotics kit provided (or bring one they're excited to build) and learn how to program it in fun interactive activities with other campers.

7/8-7/12 10am-2pm | Robotics, $579
7/29 - 8/2 10am-2pm | Robotics, $579

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 10am-2pm | 3D Printing (7-14) $579
7/8 - 7/12 10am-2pm | Circuitry 101 (7-14) $579
8/12 - 8/16 10am-2pm | Dungeons & Dragons (All Ages) $579
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! Our camps are run in our school weekly from 10am-2pm Mon-Fri. Kids bring their own lunches and water bottles and we'll take care of the rest! Camp registration may be cancelled 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. Bulk Discounts: $100 off 2nd camp week, $200 off third or additional camp weeks Refer a Friend Discount: You and your friend both get $75 off that camp. These discounts are not available online. Please book over the phone or e-mail so we can adjust the prices accordingly.
Week Format Camp Ages Price
7/8-7/12 10am-2pm Robotics CAMP: Build it, then code it! Students will build the robotics kit provided (or bring one they're excited to build) and learn how to program it in fun interactive activities with other campers. 13+ 13+ $579
7/8 - 7/12 10am-2pm Circuitry 101 CAMP: Unleash your inner mad scientist at our Makey Makey workshop! Join us for a hands-on adventure where bananas become piano keys and everyday objects transform into interactive wonders. Get ready to tap into your creativity, connect the dots (literally), and turn the ordinary into extraordinary. No coding experience required – just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to turn the world into your own playful, tech-powered masterpiece! 7-14 7-14 $579
7/15 - 7/19 10am-2pm Games Are Awesome CAMP: We'll be using cool drag-n-drop languages like Scratch to create some cool new and classic games! Aimed at our newbie and novice coders. 7-14 7-14 $579
7/22 - 7/26 10am-2pm 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! 8-14 8-14 $579
7/29 - 8/2 10am-2pm Robotics CAMP: Build it, then code it! Students will build the robotics kit provided (or bring one they're excited to build) and learn how to program it in fun interactive activities with other campers. 8-14 8-14 $579
8/5 - 8/9 10am-2pm 3D Printing CAMP: Unleash your creativity and dive into the world of innovation at our 3D printing summer camp, campers learn to design and bring their ideas to life using cutting-edge technology. From concept to creation, join us for a hands-on journey in engineering and design! 7-14 7-14 $579
8/12 - 8/16 10am-2pm Dungeons & Dragons CAMP: Embark on an epic adventure at our Dungeons and Dragons summer camp, where brave heroes forge alliances, battle fierce monsters, and unravel mysteries in a world of magic and imagination. All Ages All Ages $579

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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