Camps

Summer Camps: This summer, we will provide in-person camps at our studio in Round Rock, as well as live, virtual camps. Registration for our in-person summer camps is now open (camps will start June 7 and continue through August 13). We will add weeks of online summer camps based on suggestions from students and parents.

In-Person Camps:
Our in-person week-long summer camps have half-day or full-day options. Full-day camps are from 9 AM to 4 PM. Half-day camps are from 9 AM to 12 PM and from 1 PM to 4 PM. To sign up for a full-day camp, select a morning camp and an afternoon camp during the same week. Descriptions for all camps are listed below.

In-person camp options include the following:

For Ages 7+:

Intro to Coding with Scratch Programming (ages 7-12)
Learn programming concepts such as loops, conditional statements and variables while creating various games and animations. Scratch is a visual block-based language developed to teach young people the fundamentals of computer programming, and is used at various colleges and universities as an introduction to coding. This camp is designed for ages 7 and older.

  • June 7-11: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • June 14 -18: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • July 19-23: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Coders and Makers (ages 7-12)
This camp provides exploration of various types of technologies and programs:

  • Video Game Design
  • Coding with Scratch
  • 2D Graphic Design and Animation
  • Robotics
  • Microcomputers¬†and Circuits

Campers will complete multiple projects while being exposed to different segments of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). This camp is designed for ages 7-12.

  • June 28-July 2: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Minecraft Mods (ages 7-12)
Make your very own mod in Minecraft by drawing your own items, blocks, food, tools and armor, creating crafting recipes and adding them all to the game. No prior programming experience is required for this camp. Designed for ages 7-12 that have an active Minecraft account and have experience playing Minecraft Java Edition on a Mac or PC. Each camper will take his/her completed mod home at the end of the week, along with instructions on how to install it.

  • June 21-25: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • June 28-July 2: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • July 19-23: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • August 2-6: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Minecraft Redstone (ages 7-12)
Explore and design redstone circuits in Minecraft to provide a basic understanding of engineering and electrical gates using Minecraft items such as switches, levers, buttons and more. This camp is designed for ages 7-12. Campers should ideally have his/her own Minecraft account for PC or Mac, but the concepts covered in this camp should also be applicable on Minecraft Pocket Edition.

  • June 21-25: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • July 19-23: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • August 2-6: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Minecraft Basics (ages 7-12)
This camp is designed as an introduction for children who are new to Minecraft: Java Edition for Windows, Linux and macOS. Campers will learn about farming, ranching, building, crafting, mining, survival skills and keyboarding in order to play the game in a collaborative, cooperative environment with their peers. This camp is designed for ages 7-12.

  • June 7-11: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Minecraft Build and Create (ages 7-14)
Join other Minecraft players in our private, safe Minecraft server guided by our instructors. Players will work together in creative mode to complete projects provided by our instructors. This camp is designed for ages 7-14. If bringing a laptop from home, it must be a Windows PC, Mac or Linux computer with the most recent version of Minecraft Java edition installed.

  • June 7-11: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • August 9-13: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Minecraft Survival (ages 7-14)
Join other Minecraft players in our private, safe Minecraft server guided by our instructors. Players will work together on a Survival Mode challenge. The Minecraft world will be provided at the end of the week for players to continue exploring on their own in single-player mode. If bringing a laptop from home, it should be a Windows PC, Mac or Linux computer with the most recent version of Minecraft Java edition installed.

  • July 5-9: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • July 26-30: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

For Ages 8+:

Python Programming (ages 8-12)
Get an introduction to Python and learn the structure of a text-based programming language while exploring coding concepts and writing your own programs. If your child is interested in learning to code, Python is a great first programming language to learn. Campers will write several programs during the week as they learn about variables, loops, conditions and graphics in Python. Designed for ages 8-12. Requirements: none, but basic typing skills are recommended.

  • June 14-18: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • June 21-25: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • July 12-July 16: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Video Game Design with Unity (ages 8-12)
Create several mini games in Unity, one of the most powerful 2D and 3D game creation platforms. Campers will learn to use Unity and learn about game layout and mechanics as they build their mini games. This camp is designed for ages 8-12.

  • June 7-11: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • July 12-July 16: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • August 9-13: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Keyboarding and Computer Basics (ages 8-12)
In Keyboarding and Computer Basics, we will spend approximately half of each day’s session typing and half on learning computer basics. For Keyboarding, students will learn touch-typing skills through the use of in-person instruction and online tools, with a focus on finger placement, posture and accuracy. For Computer Basics, students will learn how to use a computer, including shortcuts, saving, navigating files, and file types. Students will also learn about computer hardware and their functions. This camp is designed for ages 8-14.

  • June 14-18: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Intermediate Scratch Programming (ages 8-14)
Create classic arcade games and multi-level games in Scratch, a visual block-based language created to teach young people the fundamentals of computer programming. This camp is designed for ages 8-14. Requirement: must have previous Scratch experience.

  • June 14-18: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • July 12-July 16: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

For Ages 10+:

Video Game Development with Unity (ages 10+)
Create a basic video game in Unity, one of the most powerful 2D and 3D game creation platforms. Campers will learn to use the Unity interface and write code in C# as they are introduced to programming while making their game. Requirement: typing skills of 10 wpm. This camp is designed for ages 10 and older.

  • July 5-July 9: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • July 26-30: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Coders and Makers (ages 10+)
This camp provides exploration of various types of technologies and programs:

  • Video Game Development with Unity
  • Computer Programming using Python
  • Graphic Design and Animation
  • Robotics
  • Microcomputers and Circuits

Campers will complete multiple projects while being exposed to different segments of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). This camp is designed for ages 10 and older.

  • July 26-30: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Python Programming (ages 10+)
Get an introduction to Python and learn the structure of a text-based programming language while exploring coding concepts and writing your own programs. If your child is interested in learning to code, Python is a great first programming language to learn. Campers will create their own games in Python as they gain an introduction to programming in Python. Designed for ages 10 and older. Requirement: typing skills of 10 wpm.

  • June 21-25: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • July 12-July 16: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Game Design with Minecraft (ages 10+)
Learn the concepts of level and game design using Minecraft. In this camp, students will build maps in Minecraft that focus on level design, map balance and what makes a map interesting and fun. Designed for ages 10 and older that have an active Minecraft account and have experience playing Minecraft on the Mac or PC.

  • July 5-9: 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
  • July 26-30: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Before Camp and After Camp Care:

Due to health and safety precautions regarding Covid-19, we are not certain that we will be able to provide before camp or after camp care this summer. Please check back in early summer.

Additional Information:

Campers attending half-day camps should bring a nut-free snack and a water bottle. Campers attending camps all day should bring a lunch, 1-2 nut-free snacks and a water bottle.

Due to Covid-19, we are taking the following safety measures this summer for our in-person camps:

  • limiting enrollment capacity
  • requiring mask usage of anyone inside our studio (mask must completely cover the nose and mouth)
  • physically distancing all campers

Coding Classes and Summer Camps for Children and Teens in Round Rock and the Austin Area