Creative Coding in Scratch Camp

Your child can easily learn to program their own animations, games, and interactive stories with Scratch. This free software allows kids to quickly create and share projects by dragging, dropping, and combining pieces of code. If you have a child interested in learning to program Scratch is a great first platform. Campers will create and publish several projects during this hands-on coding camp, with support from our expert counselors.   

The 5 day camp includes 10 hours of online instruction and activities using the Scratch coding interface and Zoom video chat, led by expert counselors. Camp sessions run for 2 hours each day. As a camper, your child can also connect with a tech-passionate community of kids on our moderated, year-round Kid Club Minecraft server, which comes free with camp registration. For ages 8-9 and 10-13.

*For the camp on the week of July 3rd, there will be no session will be held on Tuesday, July 4th. We will have an additional session on Saturday, July 8th instead.

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Life Skills

All our camps support kids in developing valuable life skills:

  • Creativity
  • Problem-solving
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Planning
  • Communication

Technical Requirements

  • A Mac or PC with a stable internet connection, headphones and a microphone
  • Your own Scratch account (free)
  • The Zoom video client

NOTE:

  • You will receive a welcome email 1 week prior to your start date.
  • See our FAQ for more information.
  • Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. See http://scratch.mit.edu.

Camp Schedule

Sep
21
Fri
Kid Club
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Kid Club

Kid Club is a free kid-friendly Minecraft server where Connected Campers can hang out and keep in touch. All our current and past campers have access. Kids own the agenda, and can play, socialize, and create things together. Counselors are always there to help when needed, join the fun, and foster a collaborative and friendly environment.

Sep
22
Sat
Media Lab
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Media Lab

Join us in media lab to learn how to create and share your own Minecraft recordings, animations, and more. You’ll learn how to use tools like Mineimator, Replay mod and more. Make a YouTube channel to upload and share your creations with other campers. Not a member of our after school program? Sign up here!

 

Coding Lab
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Coding Lab

We are going to explore coding outside of Minecraft! Join us for coding in Scratch and other platforms. Not a member of our after school program? Sign up here!

Drawing Workshop: Cops and Robbers
Sep 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

You must draw your friend or an object of their choice only guided by their words.

Not a member of our labs? Sign up here!

Sep
23
Sun
Media Lab
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Media Lab

Join us in media lab to learn how to create and share your own Minecraft recordings, animations, and more. You’ll learn how to use tools like Mineimator, Replay mod and more. Make a YouTube channel to upload and share your creations with other campers. Not a member of our after school program? Sign up here!

 

Coding Lab
Sep 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Coding Lab

We are going to explore coding outside of Minecraft! Join us for coding in Scratch and other platforms. Not a member of our after school program? Sign up here!

Drawing Workshop: Quick Draw
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

You and your partner only have 1 minute per turn to draw on the paper.

Not a member of our labs? Sign up here!

Sep
24
Mon
Game Lab
Sep 24 @ 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Join us for Game Lab in Minecraft. We’ll get together to make and play games in Minecraft. Create original Minecraft minigames and learn the fundamentals of game design. Not a member of our after school program? Sign up here!

Creative Lab
Sep 24 @ 5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
Creative Lab

Join us in Creative Lab this month to craft an original story experience. Not a member of our after school program? Sign up here!

Sep
25
Tue
Creative Lab
Sep 25 @ 3:15 pm – 4:45 pm
Creative Lab

Join us in Creative Lab this month to craft an original story experience. Not a member of our after school program? Sign up here!