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Jr. Adventures in Game Coding

Kids Camp Ages 6-8

Code Custom Games and Animations

Discover how to create video games and character animations while learning the basics of computer programming using ScratchJr. Developed by MIT, ScratchJr is an award-winning drag-and-drop programming tool that requires no previous coding knowledge to use.

Working collaboratively with classmates and instructors, students will graduate from using ScratchJr to using Hopscotch and learn how to use programming to create exciting games and animations. At the end of the week students get to show the game they created to their family and new friends.

Staff Ratio: 6:1
Hardware + Software:
Scratch Jr, Hopscotch

Ages: Students 6-8
Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with Flex Pickup*
Program: Jr. Adventures Camp

Staff Ratio: 6:1
Ages: Students 6-8
Hours: Full Day 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM with Flex Pickup*
Program: Kids Camp
Hardware + Software: ScratchJr, Hopscotch


*Flex Pickup is between 3-5 PM Monday – Friday.

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

• Learn coding with ScratchJr and Hopscotch.
• 
Program popular playground games like sharks and minnows, etc.
• 
Understand why programming is important.
• Discover how to program video games and animations.

What Students Create

• Playable video games and animations that you’ll program yourself.

More About This Course

Jr Adventures in Game Coding teaches students the code behind their favorite video games. How do they work? How do you make your own? Game design has become a widely popular way to introduce students into the programming world, and by using programs like ScratchJr and Hopscotch, our students don’t even realize they’re learning lifelong skills. Our programming courses show students that their passions for video games can really be a passion for coding – a passion that truly can have no limits!

The Jr. Adventures Experience: Our Jr. Adventures program introduces our youngest campers, ages 6-8, to STEM fundamentals with the same project-based learning approach as our advanced learners. With Flex Pickup between 3-5 PM, you can create a camp experience that works best with your schedule and that allows your child to explore multiple topics over a summer!

Jr Adventures in Game Coding teaches students the code behind their favorite video games. How do they work? How do you make your own? Game design has become a widely popular way to introduce students into the programming world, and by using programs like ScratchJr and Hopscotch, our students don’t even realize they’re learning lifelong skills. Our programming courses show students that their passions for video games can really be a passion for coding – a passion that truly can have no limits!

What Students Learn

• Learn coding with ScratchJr and Hopscotch
• 
Program popular playground games like sharks and minnows, etc
• Understand why programming is important
• Discover how to program video games and animations

What Students Create

• Playable video games and animations that you’ll program yourself.

The Jr. Adventures Experience

Our Jr. Adventures program introduces our youngest campers, ages 6-8, to STEM fundamentals with the same project-based learning approach as our advanced learners. With Flex Pickup between 3-5 PM, you can create a camp experience that works best with your schedule and that allows your child to explore multiple topics over a summer!

What Students Learn

• Learn coding with ScratchJr and Hopscotch
• Program popular playground games like sharks and minnows, etc
• Understand why programming is important
• Discover how to program video games and animations

What Students Create

• Playable video games and animations that you’ll program yourself.

The Jr. Adventures Experience

Our Jr. Adventures program introduces our youngest campers, ages 6-8, to STEM fundamentals with the same project-based learning approach as our advanced learners. With Flex Pickup between 3-5 PM, you can create a camp experience that works best with your schedule and that allows your child to explore multiple topics over a summer!

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Jr. 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 →

Download the Course Syllabus

Get to know Jr. 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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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

“I liked Scratch most, because at first it looked complicated, but then I started to understand it and it was really fun!”

Ariel R.
Jr. Adventures in Game Coding

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

What is the difference between this course and Jr Adventures in Minecraft Game Design?

They are similar in that they both are teaching kids how to create a video game, but our Game Coding class has a larger focus on introducing kids to programming while our Minecraft class has a larger focus on game design principles.

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