Camps

We offer camps during the summer and on school holidays for ages 7-16 in coding, video game development, Python, Minecraft and STEM/STEAM. Full-day camps are from 9 AM to 4 PM. We also offer online camps, with sessions in Scratch, Python, Minecraft and game design for ages 8-16. Our 2022-23 holiday camp schedule will be posted in mid-October.

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.

Minecraft Mods (ages 7-12)
Make your very own mod in Minecraft by drawing your custom items, blocks, tools, food, and armor, as well as 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.

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, Circuits and Robotics

Campers will complete multiple projects while being exposed to different segments of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math). Each day, campers will create a project using a different program/technology. This camp is designed for ages 7-11.

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 on Windows PCs. This camp is designed for ages 7-11. Games created at this camp will be able to be played on a Windows laptop/desktop.

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.

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.

Video Game Design with Scratch (ages 8-12)
Learn the concepts of game design and create various games using Scratch, a visual block-based language developed to teach young people coding fundamentals. This camp is designed for ages 8-12. Requirement: none.

Minecraft Redstone (ages 8-12)
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 8-12. Campers should ideally have his/her own Minecraft account for PC or Mac (Java Edition), but the concepts covered in this camp should also be applicable on Minecraft Pocket Edition.

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 micro game. Requirement: basic typing skills of 10 wpm. This camp is designed for ages 10 and older.

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). Each day, campers will create a project using a different program/technology. This camp is designed for ages 10 and older.

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. Designed for ages 10 and older. Requirements: basic typing skills.

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

  • Mario Kart
  • Smash Bros
  • Mario Party
  • Steam games
  • 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. Requirement: Good sportsmanship.

Before Camp and After Camp Care:

Early drop-off (8:30 AM – 9:00 AM) and late pick-up (4:00 PM – 5:00 PM) are available. Pre-registration is required. Early drop-off is $25/week and late pick-up is $75/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.

Covid-19 Update:

We will continue to follow the guidelines recommended by the Williamson County and Cities Health District and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Williamson County and Round Rock have been categorized as being in a low level of transmission. As a result, masks are optional. Please note that the guidelines may change during throughout the year. Our focus will continue to be on the health and safety of our students and instructors.

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