At YouthCode Scratch coding classes or camps, students age nine or above learn basic computer science principles and skills while programming computers with the visual, block-based programming language, Scratch. All of our instructor-led Scratch classes or camps consists of unplugged activities to learn basic computer science concepts and hands-on computer time where students create individual projects. Introductory classes and camps are based on the themes of art, music & sound, game design or sports. The advanced Scratch class includes more complex projects that enable a deeper understanding of Scratch and computer programming.
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In Art, students create animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting, artistic projects. [Introductory]
No art-themed classes or camps are scheduled at this time
Students learn basic concepts while making games including a maze, racing, platforming, launching and more. [Introductory]
Music & Sound
Students use the computer to play instruments, create a music video, make movie sound effects, be a DJ mixer and more. [Introductory]
Students use computer science to create a sports commercial, simulate extreme sports, develop games and more. [Introductory]
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]
CS First is a program of Google and licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International license.
Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab and is available for free at scratch.mit.edu.