Camps

Summer Camps: With the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 situation, we are regularly making changes to our summer camp schedule. We have added live, online summer camp sessions for the first part of summer, and we will be adding more online sessions to our schedule soon, including middle school and high school camps. We are still planning to hold on-site summer camps at a reduced capacity and following the recommendations for physical distancing. We are tentatively planning to reopen in late June, and we will assess in mid-June if it is feasible to do so.

Camp options include the following:

Online Camps (all times for our sessions are CDT):

June Online Camps/Classes

DatesCampAgesTimeCost
June 8-12Animations with Scratch8-119:30-10:30 am$40 by 6/4; $60 after 6/4
June 8-12Games in Scratch8-1111:00 am-12:00 pm$40 by 6/4; $60 after 6/4
June 8-12Video Game Design with Kodu8-111:00-2:00 pm$40 by 6/4; $60 after 6/4
June 8-12Coders and Makers8-112:30-3:30 pm$40 by 6/4; $60 after 6/4

For Ages 8-11:

Online: Animations and Stories with Scratch (ages 8-11)
Create animations and stories while being introduced to computer programming using Scratch, a visual block-based language developed to teach young people coding fundamentals. Scratch is used at high schools as well as many colleges and universities as an introduction to programming. Early Registration: $40 (discount ends June 4). Normal Registration: $60.

Online: Creating Games with Scratch (ages 8-11)
Create games while being introduced to computer programming using Scratch, a visual block-based language developed to teach young people coding fundamentals. Scratch is used at high schools as well as many colleges and universities as an introduction to programming. Early Registration: $40 (discount ends June 4). Normal Registration: $60.

Online: Video Game Design with Kodu (ages 8-11)
This online camp provides exploration of three types programs:

  • Coding with Scratch
  • Video Game Design with Kodu
  • 2D Graphic Design and Animation with Piskel

Campers will complete projects while being exposed to different programming and design tools. Early Registration: $40 (discount ends June 4). Normal Registration: $60.

Online: Coders and Makers (ages 8-11)
Learn computer programming concepts while being introduced to video game design. Campers will create their own games using Kodu Game Lab, a visual programming language developed for designing and creating games. Early Registration: $40 (discount ends June 4). Normal Registration: $60.

On-site Camps:

Our on-site week-long summer camps have half-day or full-day options. Half-day camps are from 9 AM to 12 PM and from 1 PM to 4 PM. Full-day camps are from 9 AM 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. Morning care and afternoon care are available for an additional fee.

For Ages 7+:

Intro to Coding with Scratch Programming (ages 7-11)
Learn programming concepts such as loops, conditional statements and variables while creating various games, animations, stories and art. Scratch is a visual block-based language developed to teach young people the fundamentals of computer programming, and is used at some colleges and universities as an introduction to coding. This camp is designed for ages 7 and older. Registration: $150 $110 (early registration discount).

Coders and Makers (ages 7-11)
This camp provides exploration of various types of technologies and programs:

  • Video Game Design
  • Coding with Scratch
  • 2D Graphic Design and Animation
  • 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 7-11. Registration: $180 $130 (early registration discount).

3D Video Game Design with Kodu (ages 7-11)
Learn computer programming concepts while being introduced to video game design. Campers will create their own games using Kodu Game Lab, a visual programming language developed for designing and creating games. This camp is designed for ages 7-11. Games created at this camp will be able to be played on a Windows laptop/desktop. Registration: $180 $120 (early registration discount).

Minecraft Mods (ages 7-11)
Make your very own mod in Minecraft by creating items and blocks, establishing crafting recipes and adding them all to the game using our custom-built platform. No prior programming experience is required for this camp. Designed for ages 7-11 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. Registration: $180 $120 (early registration discount).

For Ages 8+:

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 the Unity interface and learn about game layout and mechanics as they build their mini games. This camp is designed for ages 8-12. Registration: $200 $130 (early registration discount).

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. Registration: $200 $150 (early registration discount).

Intermediate Scratch Programming (ages 8-12)
Create multi-level games and classic arcade games in Scratch, a visual block-based language created to teach young people the fundamentals of computer programming. This camp is designed for ages 8-12. Requirement: must have previous Scratch experience. Registration: $180 $120 (early registration discount).

Minecraft Basics (ages 8-12)
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. Registration: $180 $120 (early registration discount).

Keyboarding (ages 8-14)
Learn touch typing skills through the use of classroom instruction and online tools, with a focus on finger placement, posture and accuracy. Typing challenges and games will be held throughout the week. Registration: $150 $100 (early registration discount).

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. Registration: $200 $150 (early registration discount).

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
  • 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. Registration: $200 $150 (early registration discount).

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 write several programs during the week as they learn about variables, loops, conditions and graphics in Python. This camp is designed for ages 10 and older. Registration: $200 $150 (early registration discount).

Mobile App Development (ages 10+)
Create multiple apps for mobile devices using App Inventor, a block-based programming platform. All apps created at camp can be installed for use on any Android phone. This camp is designed for ages 10 and older. Registration: $200 $150 (early registration discount).

Gaming Tournaments (ages 10+)
Play in different tournaments each day of camp against fellow campers, including:

  • Mario Kart
  • Smash Bros
  • Mario Party
  • Pokemon
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • Retro games

The games and controllers will be provided, but campers can bring their own controllers if they prefer. This camp is designed for ages 10 and older. Registration: $200 $130 (early registration discount).

3D Design with Blender (ages 10+)
Learn to work on 3D objects and learn about design, texture, lighting and animation using Blender, a program for creating 3D computer graphics. Students will learn the features of Blender and create a 3D scene during the week. The completed project will be sent home on a USB flash drive at the end of the camp. This camp is designed for ages 10 and older. Registration: $200 $150 (early registration discount).

Before Camp and After Camp Care:
Early drop-off (8:00 AM – 9:00 AM) and late pick-up (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM) are available. Pre-registration is required. Early drop-off is $50/week and late pick-up is $50/week.

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.

On-Site Camps

DatesAgesMorning (9 AM - 12 PM)Afternoon (1 PM - 4 PM)
June 29-July 37-12Python (ages 8+)Intro to Coding
June 29-July 310-16App Development or Video Game DevelopmentGaming Tournaments or Python
July 6-107-12Minecraft Mods JrCoders and Makers
July 6-108-12Video Game Design - Unity or KeyboardingMinecraft Basics or Intermediate Scratch
July 13-177-12Coders and MakersIntro to Coding
July 13-1710-16Coders and MakersVideo Game Development
July 20-247-12Intro to Coding or Intermediate ScratchVideo Game Design - Unity (ages 8+)
July 20-2410-16PythonGaming Tournaments
Jul 27-317-123D Video Game DesignIntro to Coding or Minecraft Mods
Jul 27-3110-16Video Game Development3D Graphic Design
Aug 3-77-12Video Game Design - Unity (ages 8+)Minecraft Basics (ages 8+)
Aug 3-710-16Gaming TournamentsCoders and Makers
Aug 10-147-12Intro to CodingCoders and Makers

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