Camps

Summer Camps:
Our 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.

Camp options include the following:

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 ends March 31).

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 ends March 31).

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 ends March 31).

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 ends March 31).

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 ends March 31).

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 ends March 31).

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 ends March 31).

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 ends March 31).

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 ends March 31).

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 ends March 31).

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 ends March 31).

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 ends March 31).

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 ends March 31).

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 ends March 31).

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 ends March 31).

Virtual Reality Game Development with Unity (ages 10+)
Create a basic 3D video game and explore virtual reality using Unity. Learn how to use the Unity development tools to create terrain, add and program objects and utilize game mechanics and physics. The completed game will also be able to be played as a 3D game without a VR headset. Requirement: typing skills of 10 wpm. This camp is designed for ages 10 and older. Registration: $275 $225 (early registration discount ends March 31).

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.

Round Rock Camps

DatesAgesMorning (9 AM - 12 PM)Afternoon (1 PM - 4 PM)
May 26-297-12Intro to Coding or Minecraft ModsCoders and Makers or 3D Video Game Design
June 1-57-12Minecraft Basics (ages 8+) or Video Game Design - Unity (ages 8+)Python (ages 8+) or Keyboarding (ages 8+)
June 1-510-16Coders and MakersVideo Game Development
June 8-127-12Coders and MakersIntro to Coding
June 8-1210-163D Graphic Design or Gaming TournamentsApp Development or Coders and Makers
June 15-197-12Minecraft Basics (ages 8+)Video Game Design - Unity (ages 8+) or Minecraft Mods
June 22-267-12Intro to Coding 3D Video Game Design
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 MakersVR 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