NOTE: This camp has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled for a date to be determined in the spring of 2019.
In this advanced Scratch coding day camp, students ten or above extend their knowledge and skills of coding with the block-based visual programming language, Scratch. Campers will broaden their understanding of events, variables, conditionals, and operators by learning about user input, randomness, operators, data types and string manipulation. As a result, students will create three fun, engaging and interactive projects: Guessing Game, Math Facts and Mad Libs Storytelling.
Students will then receive an overview of augmented and virtual reality before creating one or two more Scratch projects that incorporate live video and hand gestures: Musical Notes and Catch the Mini-figs. At the end of camp students will have received over five hours of instruction on computer science vocabulary and principles and completed multiple unplugged activities as well as four or five hands-on projects.
Your $45 registration includes all instruction, use of computers and accessories, materials, snacks and camp souvenirs. Lunch is NOT provided so please plan accordingly by sending a sack lunch with your camper. The Eastview Community Center has a refrigerator for keeping food and drinks cold.
- Youth ages 10 and above
- Experience with keyboard and mouse
- Introduction to Scratch class/camp or equivalent Scratch experience
- An active Scratch username and password
- Completed online registration with $45 fee
- Entire registration fee refunded if cancelled 7 days before camp
- Camp will be cancelled if less than six students are registered
- Program Policy and Release including discipline policy
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and is available for free at scratch.mit.edu.
Makeblock is a trademark of Shenzhen Makerworks Co., Ltd. and covers robots and structural parts for personal, educational and hobby use.