At YouthCode summer coding and robotics camps, students learn computer science concepts while programming computers. All camps are instructor-led with hands-on project time for students to apply their new knowledge and skills. Students will also take part in digital citizenship discussions to help them safely navigate today's digital world. There will be plenty of unplugged activities to keep the students active. All summer camp registrations include snacks and drinks, use of computers and accessories, all materials and camp souvenirs.
NOTE: Registration for all Valley Community Center summer camps are through MyOnlineCamp.
Introduction to Scratch Coding: Sports
Students learn basic coding in Scratch to create a sports commercial, simulate extreme sports, develop games and more. [Age 9+]
Introduction to Python Coding
Python is a great starting text-based, object oriented language for youth. It has a gentle learning curve, and reads more like English, yet widely used and robust enough for many applications. [Prior Scratch experience or equivalent required; Age 10+]
Introduction to Scratch Coding: Music & Sound
Students learn basic coding in Scratch to play instruments, create a music video, make movie sound effects, be a DJ mixer and more. [Age 9+]
Robotics: Makeblock mBot
In this introductory robotics camp, students use Scratch to program Makeblock mBot robots. Students will have fun playing mBot soccer, balloon pop and completing other robot challenges. [Prior Scratch experience or equivalent required; Age 10+]
Advanced Scratch Coding
In this advanced Scratch coding camp, students will extend their knowledge and skill with Scratch as they create math games, tic tac toe, augmented and virtual reality projects and more. [Prior Scratch experience required; Age 9+]
Robotics: LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3
Make LEGOs come to life using the EV3 LEGO® brick controller, motors, sensors and LabView software while completing missions on an official FIRST® LEGO League competition table. [Prior Scratch experience or equivalent required; Age 10+]
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and is available for free at scratch.mit.edu.
Python and the Python logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Python Software Foundation, used by YouthCode with permission from the Foundation.
Makeblock is a trademark of Shenzhen Makerworks Co., Ltd. and covers robots and structural parts for personal, educational and hobby use.
LEGO and LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 are trademarks of the LEGO Group of companies which does not endorse or sponsor the YouthCode program.
The LabVIEW Module for LEGO MINDSTORMS is a trademark of National Instruments.
FIRST LEGO League is a registered trademark of FIRST (firstinspires.org) which is not overseeing, involved with, or responsible for this activity.