CODING
CAMPS

for South Bay

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

See Camps Ordered By Date
Spring Break Code Camps are Mon - Fri from either 9:00am-12:00noon or 12:30pm - 3:30pm.Kids code throughout the week. Robotics Boot Camp is a special offer for a full-day robotics experience on Monday, April 8. What better way to keep your kids' brains active this Spring Break?! !

FEATURED CAMP (Ages 11+)

Entrepreneurs in Action: DESIGN and CREATE an original IDEA. Produce a BUSINESS PLAN. Create a PROTOTYPE. SELL it to the JUDGES.

7/29-8/2 12:30-3:30pm Half Day | There's an App for That! Biz Camp, $399 (New)

GAME DEVELOPMENT (Ages 6-14+)

Ages 7-9: Build fun and cool games in Scratch and conquer coding challenges in Code.org Ages 10-14: Design cool arcade games with Microsoft Makecode Arcade, Scratch and more...

4/08-4/12 9:00-12:00pm Half Day | C is for Coding - Games, Games, Games, $349
6/10-6/14 9:00-12:000pm Half Day | Beginner Coding w/ Scratch, $349
6/24-6/28 9:00-12:00pm Half Day | Games are Awesome 1, $349
6/24-6/28 12:30-12:00pm Half Day | 2D Python Game Design, $349
7/8-7/12 9:00-12:00 Half Day | Arcade Game Design, $349
7/15-7/19 9:00-12:00pm Half Day | Unity 3D Game Design, $349
7/22-7/26 12:30-3:30pm Half Day | Games Are Awesome 2, $349

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!

6/10-6/14 12:30-3:30pm Half Day | Python Startup 1, $349
6/24-6/28 12:30-12:00pm Half Day | 2D Python Game Design, $349
7/15-7/19 12:30-3:30pm Half Day | Python Startup 2 Game Design, $349

Minecraft! (Ages 6-14+)

Minecraft is one of the most popular creative games for kids, and in our program, we will show kids how to use Minecraft Education to make all kinds of fun things while learning the fundamentals of coding. No coding experience necessary.

6/17-6/21 12:30-3:30pm Half Day | Minecraft Play 1, $349
7/22-7/26 9:00-12:00pm Half Day | Minecraft Play 2, $349

Roblox! (Ages 10+)

Kids LOVE Roblox! Using Roblox Studio we will 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 will also teach them about game design theory which makes games challenging and adds the element of fun that keeps players coming back again and again! Window or Mac laptop needed.

7/8-7/12 12:30-3:30pm Half Day | Roblox Play, $349

ROBOCODE (Ages 6+)

Build and code an mBot Ranger, Builds dexterity using screwdriver and wrench to build the mBot Ranger. Learn to control motors, sensors and LEDs with a block-based Scratch-like code.

4/08/24 9:00-3:30pm Full Day | Robotics Boot Camp, $139

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.

6/10-8/2(M-F) All summer Half Day | Custom Code Camp (Ages 6 - 18) $349
6/17-6/21 9:00-12:00pm Half Day | E is for Engineering - Robotics, 3D-Printing, and more.. (Ages 6-14+) $349
7/29-8/2 9:00-12:00pm Half Day | E is for Engineering - Robotics, 3D-Printing, and more.. (Ages 6-14+) $349
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

Spring Break Code Camps are Mon - Fri from either 9:00am-12:00noon or 12:30pm - 3:30pm.Kids code throughout the week. Robotics Boot Camp is a special offer for a full-day robotics experience on Monday, April 8. What better way to keep your kids' brains active this Spring Break?! !
Scroll table to see all 17 camps
Week Format Camp Ages Price
4/08/24 9:00-3:30pm Full Day Robotics Boot Camp Build and code an mBot Ranger, Builds dexterity using screwdriver and wrench to build the mBot Ranger. Learn to control motors, sensors and LEDs with a block-based Scratch-like code. Ages 6+ Ages 6+ $139
4/08-4/12 9:00-12:00pm Half Day C is for Coding - Games, Games, Games Ages 7-9: Build fun and cool games in Scratch and conquer coding challenges in Code.org Ages 10-14: Design cool arcade games with Microsoft Makecode Arcade, Scratch and more... Ages 6-14+ Ages 6-14+ $349
6/10-8/2(M-F) All summer Half Day Custom Code Camp Your student and their friends can create a custom coding camp based on their interest/experience! Minimum number of students required will be 4. Email southbay@thecoderschool.com for more information! Ages 6 - 18 Ages 6 - 18 $349
6/10-6/14 9:00-12:000pm Half Day Beginner Coding w/ Scratch Tired of your kids playing other people's games, students ;earn to design their own. Using Scratch, students will learn beginner coding concepts, all while designing their own 2D video games. Through class discussion, students will learn how games are created and how different game mechanics work. Ages 6-10+ Ages 6-10+ $349
6/10-6/14 12:30-3:30pm Half Day Python Startup 1 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 10+ Ages 10+ $349
6/17-6/21 9:00-12:00pm Half Day E is for Engineering - Robotics, 3D-Printing, and more.. Build and code an mBot Ranger, learn Computer Aided Design and make cool 3D printed projects and build your first mobile app. Ages 6-14+ Ages 6-14+ $349
6/17-6/21 12:30-3:30pm Half Day Minecraft Play 1 Minecraft is one of the most popular creative games for kids, and in our program, we will show kids how to use Minecraft Education to make all kinds of fun things while learning the fundamentals of coding. No coding experience necessary. Ages 6-14+ Ages 6-14+ $349
6/24-6/28 9:00-12:00pm Half Day Games are Awesome 1 Ever wanted to learn how to make games like Flappy Bird, Geometry Dash, or Subway Surfers? Using Scratch, students will learn beginner coding concepts, all while designing their own 2D video games. Through class discussion, students will learn how games are created, how different game mechanics work, and how to apply their understanding to their own coding projects. Ages 6-12+ Ages 6-12+ $349
6/24-6/28 12:30-12:00pm Half Day 2D Python Game Design Want to make games like Super Mario Bros, Geometry Dash, or Minecraft? Learn how to create your own games with fun 2D visual projects. Through a focus on the thought process behind the different game concepts, students will gain a better understanding of how to code their own mechanics and gameplay. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $349
7/8-7/12 9:00-12:00 Half Day Arcade Game Design Campers will use Microsoft Makecode Arcade's object-oriented development platform to design cool retro arcade games that can be played on the computer or hand held devices. Ages 7-12+ Ages 7-12+ $349
7/8-7/12 12:30-3:30pm Half Day Roblox Play Kids LOVE Roblox! Using Roblox Studio we will 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 will also teach them about game design theory which makes games challenging and adds the element of fun that keeps players coming back again and again! Window or Mac laptop needed. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $349
7/15-7/19 9:00-12:00pm Half Day Unity 3D Game Design Learn about building awesome 3D games using Unity, a real-world game engine. Many professional games like Pokemon Go were made with this powerful program! Godot may also be offered as an alternate platform. Previous experience highly recommended. Note: personal PC/Mac laptop required. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $349
7/15-7/19 12:30-3:30pm Half Day Python Startup 2 Game Design Want to make games like Super Mario Bros, Geometry Dash, or Minecraft? Learn how to create your own games with fun 2D visual projects. Through a focus on the thought process behind the different game concepts, students will gain a better understanding of how to code their own mechanics and gameplay. Ages 10+ Ages 10+ $349
7/22-7/26 9:00-12:00pm Half Day Minecraft Play 2 Minecraft is one of the most popular creative games for kids, and in our program, we will show kids how to use Minecraft Education to make all kinds of fun things while learning the fundamentals of coding. No coding experience necessary. Ages 6-14+ Ages 6-14+ $349
7/22-7/26 12:30-3:30pm Half Day Games Are Awesome 2 Ever wanted to learn how to make games like Flappy Bird, Geometry Dash, or Subway Surfers? Using Scratch, students will learn beginner coding concepts, all while designing their own 2D video games. Through class discussion, students will learn how games are created, how different game mechanics work, and how to apply their understanding to their own coding projects. Ages 6-10+ Ages 6-10+ $349
7/29-8/2 9:00-12:00pm Half Day E is for Engineering - Robotics, 3D-Printing, and more.. Build and code an mBot Ranger, learn Computer Aided Design and make cool 3D printed projects and build your first mobile app. Ages 6-14+ Ages 6-14+ $349
7/29-8/2 12:30-3:30pm Half Day There's an App for That! Biz Camp Entrepreneurs in Action: DESIGN and CREATE an original IDEA. Produce a BUSINESS PLAN. Create a PROTOTYPE. SELL it to the JUDGES. Ages 11+ Ages 11+ $399
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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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