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Adventures in Game Coding

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Adventures in Game Coding

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Code Your Own Games

Students will create their own games through animations, stories, and mechanics while learning to code using the Scratch programming environment. Developed by MIT, Scratch is an award-winning programming tool that requires no previous coding knowledge to use.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Scratch

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 2 (One-Week)

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Scratch

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 2 (One-Week)

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • Learn to code using Scratch.
  • Use conditionals and variables to make responsive games.
  • Tell a story using loops, timers, and animation.
  • Become a designer and improve their games through playtesting and iteration.
  • Create interactive experiences that can react to the user in smart ways.

What Students Create

  • Games, animations, and interactive scenes

More About This Course

Computer coding runs our devices and the world. Our Programming courses teach basic and advanced coding topics using the latest software and programming languages, such as Java. Our Adventures in Game Coding course will teach students the basics of computer programming, no previous experience required! You’ll master scratch and discover concepts such as functions, variables, loops and conditionals to create video games and animations.

The Adventures Experience: Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 9-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Adventures in Game Coding even better by taking an in-depth look at the syllabus for this course.

Our project-based approach to learning sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork as students seek solutions to real-world problems. Have additional questions about selecting the perfect course? Contact us

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does my child need prior programming experience to attend this course?

Nope. This is an introductory programming camp and your child does not need any prior experience.

Camp Overview + Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, learn more about tuition and explore add-ons.

08:30am
Check-in and drop off
09:00am
Hands-on STEM Instruction
10:30am
Morning Break
11:00am
Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00am
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins

Tuition Includes

  Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt

  Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report

  Certificate of Completion

  Google Apps email account + unlimited cloud storage

  Low staff to student ratios

  Alumni Club Membership

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with DMA when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $75/week at select locations.

“My favorite part of the class was creating colorful shapes with programming in processing!”

Brandon Z.

Adventures in Programming

Why Digital Media Academy?

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Top-Notch Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEM education.

Well-Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, and fosters teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.

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