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Jr. Adventures in Game Coding

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 7-9

Jr. Adventures in Game Coding

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 7-9

Code Custom Games and Animations

Kids taking this class will discover how to create video games and character animations while learning the basics of computer programming. This introductory course explores coding fundamentals with hands-on easy-to-use software: Scratch Jr. and Hopscotch.

Students will start the week learning to program a sequence of instructions and conditional If / Then statements. Later, they’ll learn about loops, algorithms, and flow control structures. Kids will recreate popular iPad video games (Crossy Road, Geometry Dash, Dodgeball, etc) from the ground up. At the end of the week, students get to show the game they created to their friends and family.

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

Ages: Students 7-9
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 1 (One-Week)

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

Ages: Students 7-9
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Program: Level 1 (One-Week)

Skill: Beginning – Advanced: Good for students at all experience levels

Course Information

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

What Students Learn

  • How to create character animations and simple games within Scratch Jr. and Hopscotch
  • Foundational programming concepts and vocabulary, including Sequences, Conditions, Loops, Algorithms, and Flow control structures.
  • The purpose of a program and the role of programmers

What Students Create

  • Interactive Story Apps (Sequence)
  • Asteroid Evasion Game (Conditional Statements)
  • Crossy Road and Geometry Dash Games (Loops)
  • Dodgeball and Geometry Dash Games (Debugging)

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 Adventures Experience: Our Jr. Adventures program introduces our youngest campers, ages 7-9, to STEM fundamentals with the same project-based learning approach as our advanced learners.

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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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.

Camp Overview + Schedule

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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.

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Lunch Plan

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

“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

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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.

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