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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! Kids code or create 3D arts throughout the week, then demo their week's creations on Friday afternoon. ALL of our Summer Camps will include a daily hour of outdoor team-building activities. Before lunch, we'll head over to the park for some fun, active, cooperative games. Our camps are run in our school from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri. Optional extended care until 6pm is available for $200/week. If you are currently enrolled in Code Coaching with us, optional extended care is FREE. Campers 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. Cancellation made up to 14 days prior are eligible for a 50% refund.

GAME DEVELOPMENT (Ages 8+)

Pre-Requisite: None. This intro camp teaches coding through game design and fun-filled projects on the popular Scratch platform created by MIT. Scratch uses drag 'n drop blocks allowing technologists to quickly assemble code to bring their imagination and creativity to life. Technologists not only learn computer science fundamentals: loops, conditionals, and variables, they also develop and apply key math skills including coordinate geometry, negative numbers, angles and boolean logic. Learn More

6/10-6/14 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Scratch Game Development I, $649
6/24-6/28 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Scratch Game Development I, $649 (Email for waitlist.) Sold Out
7/8-7/12 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Scratch Game Development II, $649
7/15-7/19 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Scratch Game Development I, $649 (Only 1 spot left!)
7/29-8/2 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Scratch Game Development II, $649
8/5-8/9 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Scratch Game Development III, $649
8/12-8/16 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Scratch Game Development I, $649 (Email for waitlist.) Sold Out

PYTHON STARTUP (Ages 10+)

Pre-Requisite: None. Python is one of the most popular languages worldwide for teaching and real-world applications, including AI. Using an online Python platform, we’ll explore some fundamental concepts, then dive into fun projects that involve creative thinking and more complex coding. In addition to developing general problem solving and logical thinking skills, students will learn Python syntax (loops, variables, line structure, etc), function calls, Cartesian Coordinates, and more! Learn More

6/10-6/14 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Python Start Up I, $649 (Email for waitlist.) Sold Out
6/17-6/21 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Python Start Up I, $649 (Only 3 spots left!)
7/8-7/12 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Python Start Up II, $649
7/15-7/19 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Python Start Up I, $649 (Only 3 spots left!)
7/22-7/26 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Python Start Up I, $649
7/29-8/2 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Python Start Up II, $649 (Only 2 spots left!)
8/12-8/16 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Python Start Up III, $649 (Only 3 spots left!)

WEBROX (Ages 10+)

Pre-Requisite: None. JavaScript is a key, core web language. We will be exploring this most widely used scripting language by leveraging the largest library ecosystem of any programming language. No JavaScript experience necessary! Near the end of the camp, we will touch on HTLM/CSS to round out our understanding about common web technologies. Learn More

7/22-7/26 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | WebRox JavaScript I, $649
8/5-8/9 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | WebRox JavaScript I, $649

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.

6/17-6/21 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Intro to 3D Modeling (no coding) (Ages 10+) $649
6/24-6/28 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm | Intro to 3D Modeling (no coding) (Ages 10+) $649
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! Kids code or create 3D arts throughout the week, then demo their week's creations on Friday afternoon. ALL of our Summer Camps will include a daily hour of outdoor team-building activities. Before lunch, we'll head over to the park for some fun, active, cooperative games. Our camps are run in our school from 9am-3pm Mon-Fri. Optional extended care until 6pm is available for $200/week. If you are currently enrolled in Code Coaching with us, optional extended care is FREE. Campers 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. Cancellation made up to 14 days prior are eligible for a 50% refund.
Scroll table to see all 18 camps
Week Format Camp Ages Price
6/10-6/14 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Scratch Game Development I Pre-Requisite: None. This intro camp teaches coding through game design and fun-filled projects on the popular Scratch platform created by MIT. Scratch uses drag 'n drop blocks allowing technologists to quickly assemble code to bring their imagination and creativity to life. Technologists not only learn computer science fundamentals: loops, conditionals, and variables, they also develop and apply key math skills including coordinate geometry, negative numbers, angles and boolean logic. Learn More Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $649
6/10-6/14 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Python Start Up I Pre-Requisite: None. Python is one of the most popular languages worldwide for teaching and real-world applications, including AI. Using an online Python platform, we’ll explore some fundamental concepts, then dive into fun projects that involve creative thinking and more complex coding. In addition to developing general problem solving and logical thinking skills, students will learn Python syntax (loops, variables, line structure, etc), function calls, Cartesian Coordinates, and more! Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
(Email for waitlist.)
6/17-6/21 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Intro to 3D Modeling (no coding) Pre-Requisite: None. Have you ever wanted to design your own furniture or spaceship model? Create your ideal superhero or imaginary animal to turn them into an animated cartoon? Develop a personalized symphony using digital tools? Digital Arts Studio is designed for the next generation of budding artists and creatives. Flex your creative skills: no coding is needed for Digital Arts Studio. Students will learn the foundations of 3D digital design using Blender, a 3D computer graphics software toolset. From that foundation, they’ll add color and depth and progressively advance to more complex shapes and designs – trees, snow people, pizzas, houses, and so on. Bring your best creative visions and learn how to make them a digital reality! Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
6/17-6/21 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Python Start Up I Pre-Requisite: None. Python is one of the most popular languages worldwide for teaching and real-world applications, including AI. Using an online Python platform, we’ll explore some fundamental concepts, then dive into fun projects that involve creative thinking and more complex coding. In addition to developing general problem solving and logical thinking skills, students will learn Python syntax (loops, variables, line structure, etc), function calls, Cartesian Coordinates, and more! Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
(Only 3 spots left!)
6/24-6/28 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Intro to 3D Modeling (no coding) Pre-Requisite: None. Have you ever wanted to design your own furniture or spaceship model? Create your ideal superhero or imaginary animal to turn them into an animated cartoon? Develop a personalized symphony using digital tools? Digital Arts Studio is designed for the next generation of budding artists and creatives. Flex your creative skills: no coding is needed for Digital Arts Studio. Students will learn the foundations of 3D digital design using Blender, a 3D computer graphics software toolset. From that foundation, they’ll add color and depth and progressively advance to more complex shapes and designs – trees, snow people, pizzas, houses, and so on. Bring your best creative visions and learn how to make them a digital reality! Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
(Only 1 spot left!)
6/24-6/28 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Scratch Game Development I Pre-Requisite: None. This intro camp teaches coding through game design and fun-filled projects on the popular Scratch platform created by MIT. Scratch uses drag 'n drop blocks allowing technologists to quickly assemble code to bring their imagination and creativity to life. Technologists not only learn computer science fundamentals: loops, conditionals, and variables, they also develop and apply key math skills including coordinate geometry, negative numbers, angles and boolean logic. Learn More Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $649
(Email for waitlist.)
7/8-7/12 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Scratch Game Development II Pre-Requisite: Scratch Game Development I or current Coder School technologist. Building upon the foundation set by our Scratch Game Development I class, Scratch Game Development II enables your technologists to dive deeper into game design by introducing more complex programming concepts and functions.  Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $649
7/8-7/12 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Python Start Up II Pre-Requisite: Python Start Up I or current Coder School technologist. Building upon the foundation set by our Python Start Up I class, this second level Python class enables your technologists to dive deeper into Python by introducing more complex programming concepts and logic functions. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
7/15-7/19 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Scratch Game Development I Pre-Requisite: None. This intro camp teaches coding through game design and fun-filled projects on the popular Scratch platform created by MIT. Scratch uses drag 'n drop blocks allowing technologists to quickly assemble code to bring their imagination and creativity to life. Technologists not only learn computer science fundamentals: loops, conditionals, and variables, they also develop and apply key math skills including coordinate geometry, negative numbers, angles and boolean logic. Learn More Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $649
(Only 1 spot left!)
7/15-7/19 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Python Start Up I Pre-Requisite: None. Python is one of the most popular languages worldwide for teaching and real-world applications, including AI. Using an online Python platform, we’ll explore some fundamental concepts, then dive into fun projects that involve creative thinking and more complex coding. In addition to developing general problem solving and logical thinking skills, students will learn Python syntax (loops, variables, line structure, etc), function calls, Cartesian Coordinates, and more! Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
(Only 3 spots left!)
7/22-7/26 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm WebRox JavaScript I Pre-Requisite: None. JavaScript is a key, core web language. We will be exploring this most widely used scripting language by leveraging the largest library ecosystem of any programming language. No JavaScript experience necessary! Near the end of the camp, we will touch on HTLM/CSS to round out our understanding about common web technologies. Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
7/22-7/26 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Python Start Up I Pre-Requisite: None. Python is one of the most popular languages worldwide for teaching and real-world applications, including AI. Using an online Python platform, we’ll explore some fundamental concepts, then dive into fun projects that involve creative thinking and more complex coding. In addition to developing general problem solving and logical thinking skills, students will learn Python syntax (loops, variables, line structure, etc), function calls, Cartesian Coordinates, and more! Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
7/29-8/2 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Scratch Game Development II Pre-Requisite: Scratch Game Development I or current Coder School technologist. Building upon the foundation set by our Scratch Game Development I class, Scratch Game Development II enables your technologists to dive deeper into game design by introducing more complex programming concepts and functions.  Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $649
7/29-8/2 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Python Start Up II Pre-Requisite: Python Start Up I or current Coder School technologist. Building upon the foundation set by our Python Start Up I class, this second level Python class enables your technologists to dive deeper into Python by introducing more complex programming concepts and logic functions. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
(Only 2 spots left!)
8/5-8/9 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Scratch Game Development III Pre-Requisite: Scratch Game Development II or current Coder School technologist. Building upon the foundation set by our Scratch Game Development II class, Scratch Game Development III enables your technologists to dive deeper into game design by introducing more complex programming concepts and functions.  Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $649
8/5-8/9 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm WebRox JavaScript I Pre-Requisite: None. JavaScript is a key, core web language. We will be exploring this most widely used scripting language by leveraging the largest library ecosystem of any programming language. No JavaScript experience necessary! Near the end of the camp, we will touch on HTLM/CSS to round out our understanding about common web technologies. Learn More Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
8/12-8/16 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Scratch Game Development I Pre-Requisite: None. This intro camp teaches coding through game design and fun-filled projects on the popular Scratch platform created by MIT. Scratch uses drag 'n drop blocks allowing technologists to quickly assemble code to bring their imagination and creativity to life. Technologists not only learn computer science fundamentals: loops, conditionals, and variables, they also develop and apply key math skills including coordinate geometry, negative numbers, angles and boolean logic. Learn More Ages 8+ Ages 8+ $649
(Email for waitlist.)
8/12-8/16 InPerson 9:00am-3:00pm Python Start Up III Pre-Requisite: Python Start Up II or current Coder School technologist. Building upon the foundation set by our Python Start Up II class, this second level Python class enables your technologists to dive deeper into Python by introducing more complex programming concepts and logic functions. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $649
(Only 3 spots left!)

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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