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STEM Summer Camps at CU South Denver and Coding with Kids

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Wondering what to do with your kiddos and teens this summer? Maybe some of your brood are into the whole coding scene, or wish they were?

CU South Denver and Coding with Kids have partnered together to offer coding camp programs for children and teens from 5 to 16 years old this summer. From Little Coders camps for early readers, to Minecraft Modding for gamers, to Game Development in Scratch and Advanced Game Development in JavaScript and Python, the choices are yours! They also offer a great intro to robotics camp where participants learn how to build and code robotics components using Arduino kits. Yes, your child can BUILD A ROBOT! Well, at least the start of one….

After camp, participants will be able to share projects with family and friends and continue development through online access—totally cool.

Here is the scoop on all the camps:

BEGINNER GAME DEVELOPMENT

Ages 8 – 14

June 12 – 16

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$420

Through a variety of projects, such as chasing games, mazes or animated stories, campers will learn all core coding concepts that will help lay the foundations for future coding success.

LITTLE CODERS HALF DAY CAMP

Ages 5 – 7

June 19 – 23, July 10 – 14, July 17 – 21

9 a.m. – Noon or 1 – 4 p.m.

$293

Designed specifically for early readers ages 5-7. Students are introduced to basic coding by playing coding board games like Robot Turtles or programming their first games or interactive stories.

MINECRAFT MODDING HALF DAY CAMP

Ages 8 – 16

June 19 – 23, July 17 – 21

9 a.m. – Noon or 1 – 4 p.m.

$310

MINECRAFT MODDING FULL DAY CAMP

Ages 8 – 16

July 10 – 14

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$435

This camp is the perfect choice for all Minecraft players! Each camper will be given access to their private Minecraft server where they can customize the game with their own world maps and game features. 

ARDUINO HALF DAY CAMP

Ages 10 – 16

June 19 – 23,

9 a.m. – Noon

July 10 – 14

1 – 4 p.m.

July 17 – 21

9 a.m. – Noon or 1 – 4 p.m.

$310

This camp is a great first step towards building robots or self-driving cars. Using an Arduino board, campers will build a circuit with several LEDs and sensors.

INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED GAME DEVELOPMENT 

Ages 8 – 16

June 19 –23, July 17 – 21

9 a.m. – 4 p.m. $420

Games can feature concepts as advanced as AI (Artificial Intelligence) or game physics and can include multi-level and multi-player functionality.

WEB DEVELOPMENT HALF DAY CAMP

Ages 10 – 16

July 10 – 14

9 a.m. –Noon

July 31 – Aug. 4

1 – 4 p.m.

$293

This camp will have campers use the computer programming foundations they have learned previously to advance to web development using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. 

PYTHON HALF DAY CAMP

Ages 8 – 14

July 24 –28 

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

$293

Python is a very versatile and easy-to-learn starter language that is widely used by software developers, scientists and data analysts, from medical research to applications at NASA.

Happy kids, great STEM activities, and learning that won’t feel anything like school? Sign me up!

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