Camps

School-Year Day Camps:
We offer camps during the summer and on school holidays for ages 7-16 in coding, video game development, Python, Minecraft, mobile app development, STEM/STEAM, virtual reality, and keyboarding. The schedule for our school-year holiday camps and summer camps is listed below.

Day Camp: Coding with Scratch (ages 7-12)
This day camp is for beginner to intermediate level coders. Our instructors will provide activities in computer programming, video game creation and storytelling using Scratch, a visual block-based programming language. Hours: 9am-4pm. Cost: $50. Extended hours (8am-9am and/or 4pm-5:30pm) are available for an additional fee.

Extended Day Camp Hours
Early drop-off (8am-9am) and late pick-up (4pm-5:30pm) options are available. Early drop-off is $10 and late pick-up is $15. Pre-registration is required.

Additional Information
Children attending camps all day should bring a lunch, 1-2 nut-free snacks and a water bottle.

Spring Break and Summer Camps:
Our 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. 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 $100 (early registration discount ends Feb. 29).

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 Feb. 29).

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 Feb. 29).

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 $120 (early registration discount ends Feb. 29).

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. Registration: $200 $150 (early registration discount ends Feb. 29).

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 $150 (early registration discount ends Feb. 29).

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 Feb. 29).

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 Feb. 29).

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 Feb. 29).

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 Feb. 29).

STEAM Camp (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 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 Feb. 29).

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 Feb. 29).

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 $150 (early registration discount ends Feb. 29).

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 Feb. 29).

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 Feb. 29).

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 26-297-12Scratch or Minecraft ModsCoders and Makers
June 1-57-12Video 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 MakersScratch
June 8-1210-163D Graphic DesignApp Development
June 15-197-12Minecraft Basics (ages 8+)Video Game Design - Unity (ages 8+) or Minecraft Mods
June 15-1910-16VR Game Development or Gaming TournamentsCoders and Makers
June 22-267-12Scratch or Keyboarding3D Video Game Design
June 22-2610-16Video Game DevelopmentPython
June 29-July 37-12Python (ages 8+)Scratch or Intermediate Scratch
June 29-July 310-16App DevelopmentGaming Tournaments
July 6-107-12Minecraft Mods JrCoders and Makers
July 6-107-12Video Game Design - Unity (ages 8+)Minecraft Basics (ages 8+)
July 13-177-12Coders and MakersScratch
July 13-1710-16Coders and MakersVR Game Development
July 20-247-12Scratch or Intermediate ScratchVideo Game Design - Unity (ages 8+)
July 20-2410-16PythonGaming Tournaments
Jul 27-317-123D Video Game DesignScratch 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 10-147-12ScratchCoders and Makers

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