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Adventures in Programming

Kids Camp  Ages 8-12

Develop Exciting Games and Animations

Discover how to create animations, stories, and games while learning how to program using the Scratch programming environment. Developed by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Scratch is an award-winning programming tool that requires no previous coding knowledge to use.

Get a solid foundation in the basic of programming, learning how to use loops conditionals, and variables to make projects that are interactive and fun! Add sounds, text, buttons, and animations to tell your story, you way, all while starting your journey into the wonderful world of coding.

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software:
Scratch

Ages: Students 8-12
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Adventures Camp

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Ages: Students 8-12
Hours: Full Day, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Program: Adventures Camp
Hardware + Software: Scratch

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 your games through playtesting and iteration.
• Add sounds and custom art to make the perfect creation.

What Students Create

• Playable video games and animations.

More About This Course

Computer programming code runs our devices and the world. Our Programming courses teach basic and advanced subjects using the latest software and programming languages, such as Java. The Adventures in Programming class 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 8-12, 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.

Computer programming code runs our devices and the world. Our Programming courses teach basic and advanced subjects using the latest software and programming languages, such as Java. The Adventures in Programming class 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.

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 your games through playtesting and iteration.
• Add sounds and custom art to make the perfect creation.

What Students Create

• Playable video games and animations

The Adventures Experience

Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 8-12, 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.

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 your games through playtesting and iteration.
• Add sounds and custom art to make the perfect creation.

What Students Create

• Playable video games and animations

The Adventures Experience

Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 8-12, 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 Programming 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 →

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Adventures in Programming 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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Camp Overview + Schedule

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

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

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 Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

 

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

 Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

Daily Schedule

8:00 am Check-in + Drop-Off
9:00 am Hands-on Tech Instruction
10:30 am Morning Break
11:00 am Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Back to the Classroom
2:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:00 pm Continued Classroom Time
5:00 pm Pick-up

 

Tuition Includes

Digital Media Academy camp t-shirt
Feedback + Project Achievement Report
Certificate of Completion
Google Apps email account + cloud storage
Personal Apple workstation for camp
 Low staff to student ratios

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.

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.

DMA Online

Start learning now and get ready for camp when you register for an online course! DMA Online is $95 per course.

What Students Are Saying

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

Brandon Z.
Adventures in Programming

The DMA Promise

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

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.

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.

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