Computer Coding Summer Camps for Youth

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Did you know that your computer coding tuition payments also fund child literacy programs throughout the Denver Metro area? CodeSpire is a for-profit venture of the literacy non-profit Scholars Unlimited (formally Summer Scholars). All of CodeSpire’s profits are used to improve child literacy among struggling kids. To learn more, visit http://scholarsunlimited.org.

 

 

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CodeSpire Summer Coding Camps Schedule 2019

 

 

 

Thank you for your support! Now, check out our exciting summer coding camp options:

 

Applications Design University of Colorado Denver

Applications Design

  • July 22nd to July 26th 2019
  • 9:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $275.00 for a half day
  • 9:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $450.00 for a full day
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Located at the University of Colorado Denver, Engineering College

Course Description:

“Line up” your days with CodeSpire, learning how to type in a computer’s command line interface (CLI), building apps. We will build apps that we can download and play on phones and tablets. We will learn basic JavaScript syntax as we build apps that we can download and play on phones and tablets. All classes will be hands-on, collaborating with classmates as each student learns and applies JavaScript code.
This is the perfect course to begin learning line coding in JavaScript. The syllabus has unique content approved for upper elementary through middle levels. Student must have keyboarding skills.

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Circuits and Arduino at University of Colorado Denver

Circuits, Arduino & Costume hacking Summer Camp

  • June 24th - June 28th, 2019, Monday - Friday
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Half day- 9:00am to 1:00pm, $275.00 for a part-time session
  • Full day - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, $495 (on sale for $400 through April 15) for more in-depth Circuits and Arduino study
  • Located at University of Colorado Denver, College of Engineering

Course Description:

Learn to code in Arduino to control robots and circuits, controlling lights, motors, servos, sound,  and sensors. Build circuits on breadboards, light-up greeting cards, 3D papercrafts, circuit board games, & programmable wearable fabrics with sounds and lights (e-Textiles costume hacking).


Optional materials fee for Circuit Board Game Kit to take home = $40/student or $70 for eTextiles circuit kit to keep.

  • Wednesday includes a CU Campus tour.
  • Thursday includes a CU Engineering student project presentations and Engineering facility tours.

 

 

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Drones at University of Colorado Denver

Drones Coding Camp

  • June 17th - June 21st 2019, Monday - Friday
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Half day- 9:00am to 1:00pm, $275.00 for a part-time session
  • Full day - 9:00 am to 5:00pm, $450 for more in-depth drone programming study
  • Located at University of Colorado Denver, College of Engineering

Course Description:

One day will focus on the science of flight and beginning drone flying skills. Continuing days will instruct students on basic JavaScript syntax to control autonomous drones, learn about VR drone racing, the difference between remote control and autonomous programming. In this class, students will get to learn basic JavaScript syntax that is used to build apps, code commands for, and control autonomous drones. Learners will work on computers and tablets to control drone devices, analyze flight requirements, code, test, debug, discuss swarm programming and culminate with a drone challenge field as they program their own amazing feats!

Wednesdays will include a campus tour excursion. Thursdays will include a CU Denver Engineering university student project presentation and exposure to University Engineering facilities.


Optional materials fee for Drone to take home = $70/student; Instructors will bring drones for in-class use.

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Drones Camp at Denver School of the Arts

Drones Coding Camp

at Denver School of the Arts

  • June 24th - June 28th 2019, Monday - Friday
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Half day- 9:00am to 12:30pm, $250 for a part-time session
  • Full day - 9:00 am to 3:30pm, $395 for more in-depth drone programming study
  • Located at Denver School of the Arts, 7111 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80220

Course Description:

Learn basic JavaScript syntax to control autonomous drones. Learn about VR drone racing. One day will focus on the science of flight, and beginning flight skills. Students learn the difference between remote control and autonomous programming. In this class, students will get to learn basic JavaScript syntax that is used to build apps, code commands for, and control autonomous drones. Learners will work on computers and tablets to control drone devices, analyze flight requirements, code, test, debug, discuss swarm programming and culminate with a drone challenge field as they program their own amazing feats!

Mondays will include Four Forces of Flight session from Science Matters, as well as a Nano Drone to take home.


Materials fee for take-home materials = $70/student;
Instructors will bring drones for in-class use.

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Game Design II at Denver School of the Arts

Game Design II

  • June 17th to June 21st 2019
  • 9:00 pm to 12:30 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $250.00 for a half day
  • 9:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $395.00 for a full day
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Located at Denver School of the Arts, 7111 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80220

Course Description:

Block-based programming using animated games. Students will work 1-1 on computers in a block command syntax, learning how to build characters, actions, backgrounds, leveling up, timers, interactive characters and more. Software varies between several programs depending on students’ prior knowledge and functions necessary to challenge students at the appropriate levels. Advanced game designers will work in Python or JavaScript line-coding, learning real-world languages while building games.

 

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Minecraft at University of Colorado Denver

Minecraft

  • June 10th - June 14th 2019, Monday - Friday
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Half day- 9:00am to 1:00pm, $275 for a part-time session
  • Full day - 9:00 am to 5:00pm, $450 for more in-depth Minecraft study (on sale for $400 through 4/15)
  • Located at University of Colorado Denver, College of Engineering

Course description:

Explore one of the most commonly used computer coding languages, JavaScript, as you build Minecraft structures and automate routine mining in a custom Minecraft world! Students learn to code and program automated characters to use in their mining and building while learning syntax, logic, coding vocabulary, methods, and more. Students will learn and explore loops, decision-making, and variable commands. All students will work 1:1 on laptops or Chromebooks, while also practicing collaboration and teamwork with other classmates. Teacher controls the custom world that the students are in, and the students do not interact online with other individuals outside the classroom. New learners welcome - no prior coding experience necessary!

Mid-day & lunch breaks provided, with CodeSpire staff supervision. Students should bring their own sack lunch or money for purchases at the Engineering building grill.

CU Denver also provides to our all-day campers:

  • Wednesday - CU Denver campus tour and University information
  • Thursday - CU Denver Engineering student presentation & Engineering Building labs tour
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Minecraft University of Colorado Denver

Minecraft

  • July 29th - August 2nd 2019, Monday - Friday
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Half day- 9:00am to 1:00pm, $275 for a part-time session
  • Full day - 9:00 am to 5:00pm, $450 for more in-depth Minecraft study
  • Located at University of Colorado Denver, College of Engineering

Course description:

Explore one of the most commonly used computer coding languages, JavaScript, as you build Minecraft structures and automate routine mining in a custom Minecraft world! Students learn to code and program automated characters to use in their mining and building, while learning syntax, logic, coding vocabulary, methods, and more. Students will learn and explore loops, decision-making, and variable commands. All students will work 1:1 on laptops or Chromebooks, while also practicing collaboration and teamwork with other classmates. Teacher controls the custom world that the students are in, and the students do not interact online with other individuals outside the classroom. New learners welcome - no prior coding experience necessary!

Mid-day & lunch breaks provided, with CodeSpire staff supervision. Students should bring their own sack lunch or money for purchases at the Engineering building grill.

CU Denver also provides to our all-day campers:

  • Wednesday - CU Denver campus tour and University information
  • Thursday - CU Denver Engineering student presentation & Engineering Building labs tour
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Minecraft-City of Lakewood-at Green Mountain Recreation Center

Minecraft

  • June 17th - June 21st, 2019, Monday - Friday
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Activity #246200-01, Full day - 9:00 am to 4:00pm, $495 for more in-depth Minecraft study
  • Activity #246200-02, Half day- 9:00am to 12:00pm, $295.00 for a part-time session
  • City of Lakewood at Green Mountain Recreation Center; 13198 W. Green Mountain Dr. Lakewood, CO 80227; Phone: 303-987-7830.

Course description:

Explore one of the most commonly used computer coding languages, JavaScript, as you build Minecraft structures and automate routine mining in a custom Minecraft world! Students learn to code and program automated characters to use in their mining and building, while learning syntax, logic, coding vocabulary, methods, and more. Students will learn and explore loops, decision-making, and variable commands. All students will work 1:1 on laptops or Chromebooks, while also practicing collaboration and teamwork with other classmates. Teacher controls the custom world that the students are in, and the students do not interact online with other individuals outside the classroom. New learners welcome - no prior coding experience necessary!

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Game Design II University of Colorado Denver

Game Design II

  • July 8th to July 12th 2019
  • 9:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $275.00 for a half day
  • 9:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $450.00 for a full day
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Located at University of Colorado Denver, Engineering College

Course Description:

Game-based learning line coding in Python - a real-world coding language. Students will work 1-1 on computers in a gamified world coding their character to react in real time to mazes, obstacles and risks in a knight and castle themed theme. Each command must be given inline code, with game leveling up stepping up the complexity. The course is designed with ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and CSTA (Computer Science Teacher Association) standards, teaching real-world aspects of computer science skills. Students are engaged, having fun and able to work at their own pace. The syllabus has unique content approved for upper elementary, middle and high school levels. Ongoing game hints appear automatically to guide and assist the student, while the instructor provides group-based understanding, discussion, collaboration, and individual support. Python and JavaScript programmers are in demand today! Get your student started on real-world coding language skills.

NEW: adding Unity and Unreal Engine Game Design coding!

Students will also work with coding Micro:bit game boards in a variety of languages, building their own game, downloading it to a pocket-sized circuit board that has built-in LEDs, accelerometer, and buttons. This circuit board can be disconnected from the computer and taken for remote play when powered with a battery pack. Take-home kits are available for optional $30/kit materials fee (please order these with us 2 weeks in advance).

Mid-day & lunch breaks provided, with CodeSpire staff supervision. Students should bring their own sack lunch or money for purchases at the Engineering building grill.

CU Denver also provides to our all-day campers:

  • Wednesday - CU Denver campus tour and University information
  • Thursday - CU Denver Engineering student presentation & Engineering Building labs tour
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Robotics University of Colorado Denver

Robotics

  • July 15th to July 19th 2019
  • 9:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $275.00 for a half day
  • 9:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $450.00 for a full day
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Located at the University of Colorado Denver, Engineering College

Course description:

Join us as we code and program robots of all kinds. In our robotics classes, students will learn to code and program in different languages and apply the code to different robots. Programming for beginning levels starts with block style programming, moving into more complex customized program blocks and routines. Advanced level robotics work in line-coding real-world languages to instruct and control the robots. Each class series has exciting challenges and mini-competitions, to push our learning to applied problem-solving.

Robots may include: Mindstorms EV3, VEX IQ, Sphero/Ollie, Ozobots, Edisons, mBot, and more. We are continually exploring and adding new robots to our lineup. If students have a favorite robot of their own, they can contact us to see if we will be able to control it with our planned software and curriculum and bring their own bot to class to extend their learning.
Our Director and instructors have many years of experience in coaching competitive robotics teams with ever-expanding knowledge about new robots, programming languages, and relevant additions to every robot class.

Mid-day & lunch breaks provided, with CodeSpire staff supervision. Students should bring their own sack lunch or money for purchases at the Engineering building grill.

CU Denver also provides to our all-day campers:

  • Wednesday - CU Denver campus tour and University information
  • Thursday - CU Denver Engineering student presentation & Engineering Building labs tour
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Robotics-City of Lakewood-at Green Mountain Recreation Center

Robotics

  • June 24th to June 28th 2019
  • Activity #246201-01, 9:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $495 for a full day class
  • Activity #246201-02, 9:00 pm to 12:00 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $295 for a half day class
  • For ages 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Located at City of Lakewood Green Mountain Recreation Center,  13198 W Green Mountain Dr, Lakewood, CO 80228 Phone: (303) 987-7830

Course description:

Join us as we code and program robots of all kinds. In our robotics classes, students will learn to code and program in different languages and apply it to different robots. Programming for the beginning levels begins with block style programming, moving into more complex customized program blocks and routines. Advanced level robotics work in line-coding real-world languages to instruct and control the robots. Each class series has exciting challenges and mini-competitions, to push our learning to applied problem-solving.

Robots may include: Mindstorms EV3, VEX IQ, Sphero/Ollie, Ozobots, Edisons, mBot, and more. We are continually exploring and adding new robots to our lineup. If students have a favorite robot of their own, they can contact us to see if we will be able to control it with our planned software and curriculum and bring their own bot to class to extend their learning.
Our Director and instructors have many years of experience in coaching competitive robotics teams with continually changing knowledge about new robots, programming languages, and relevant additions to every robot class.

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Robotics Denver School of the Arts

Robotics

  • July 8th to July 12th 2019
  • 9:00 pm to 12:30 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $250.00 for a half day
  • 9:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $395.00 for a full day
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Denver School of the Arts, 7111 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80220 

Course description:

Join us as we code and program robots of all kinds. In our robotics classes, students will learn to code and program in different languages and apply the code to different robots. Programming for beginning levels starts with block style programming, moving into more complex customized program blocks and routines. Advanced level robotics work in line-coding real-world languages to instruct and control the robots. Each class series has exciting challenges and mini-competitions, to push our learning to applied problem-solving.

Robots may include: Mindstorms EV3, VEX IQ, Sphero/Ollie, Ozobots, Edisons, mBot, and more. We are continually exploring and adding new robots to our lineup. If students have a favorite robot of their own, they can contact us to see if we will be able to control it with our planned software and curriculum and bring their own bot to class to extend their learning.
Our Director and instructors have many years of experience in coaching competitive robotics teams with ever-expanding knowledge about new robots, programming languages, and relevant additions to every robot class.

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Robotics at Denver School of the Arts

Robotics

  • June 10th to June 14th 2019
  • 9:00 pm to 12:30 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $250.00 for a half day
  • 9:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $395.00 for a full day
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Denver School of the Arts, 7111 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80220 

Course description:

Join us as we code and program robots of all kinds. In our robotics classes, students will learn to code and program in different languages and apply the code to different robots. Programming for beginning levels starts with block style programming, moving into more complex customized program blocks and routines. Advanced level robotics work in line-coding real-world languages to instruct and control the robots. Each class series has exciting challenges and mini-competitions, to push our learning to applied problem-solving.

Robots may include: Mindstorms EV3, VEX IQ, Sphero/Ollie, Ozobots, Edisons, mBot, and more. We are continually exploring and adding new robots to our lineup. If students have a favorite robot of their own, they can contact us to see if we will be able to control it with our planned software and curriculum and bring their own bot to class to extend their learning.
Our Director and instructors have many years of experience in coaching competitive robotics teams with ever-expanding knowledge about new robots, programming languages, and relevant additions to every robot class.

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Minecraft Denver School of the Arts

Minecraft

  • July 15th - July 19th 2019, Monday - Friday
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Half day- 9:00am to 12:30pm, $250 for a part-time session
  • Full day - 9:00 am to 3:30pm, $395 for more in-depth Minecraft study
  • Located at Denver School of the Arts 7111 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80220
    (720) 424-1700

Course description:

Explore one of the most commonly used computer coding languages, JavaScript, as you build Minecraft structures and automate routine mining in a custom Minecraft world! Students learn to code and program automated characters to use in their mining and building, while learning syntax, logic, coding vocabulary, methods, and more. Students will learn and explore loops, decision-making, and variable commands. All students will work 1:1 on laptops or Chromebooks, while also practicing collaboration and teamwork with other classmates. Teacher controls the custom world that the students are in, and the students do not interact online with other individuals outside the classroom. New learners welcome - no prior coding experience necessary!

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Game Design I Lakewood Green Mountain Recreation Center

Game Design I

  • July 15th to July 19th, 2019
  • 9:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $495 for a full day class
  • 9:00 pm to 12:00 pm, Monday - Friday, Cost is $295 for a half day class
  • For ages 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Located at City of Lakewood Green Mountain Recreation Center,  13198 W Green Mountain Dr, Lakewood, CO 80228 Phone: (303) 987-7830

Course Description:

Students will work 1-1 on computers, learning how to build characters, actions, backgrounds, leveling up, timers, interactive characters and more. First-time students start with block-based coding building animated games. Software varies between several programs depending on students’ prior knowledge and functions necessary to challenge students at the appropriate levels. Advanced game designers will work in Python or JavaScript line-coding, learning real-world languages while building games.

 

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Drones Coding Lakewood Green Mountain Recreation Center

Drones Coding Camp

  • July 29th - August  2nd, 2019, Monday - Friday
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Half day- 9:00am to 12:00pm, $295.00 for a part-time session
  • Full day - 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, $495 for more in-depth drone programming study
  • Located at City of Lakewood Green Mountain Recreation Center: 13198 W Green Mountain Dr, Lakewood, CO 80227 (303) 987-7830

Course Description:

Learn basic JavaScript syntax to control autonomous drones. Learn about VR drone racing. Students learn the difference between remote control and autonomous programming. In this class, students will get to learn basic JavaScript syntax that is used to build apps, code commands for, and control autonomous drones. Learners will work on computers and tablets to control drone devices, analyze flight requirements, code, test, debug, discuss swarm programming and culminate with a drone challenge field as they program their own amazing feats!


Optional materials fee for Drone to take home = $70/student (please reserve 2 weeks in advance).

Instructors will bring drones for in-class use.

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Coding Camp Deposit

Give a GIFT of a Deposit on a summer coding camp to your favorite coder or techno kid!

Select the amount you would like to gift below, and your giftee will be contacted when camps officially open to select the camp, dates, and times of their choice and have your gift amount applied to the overall cost.

Currently limited to camps at CU Denver or Denver School of the Arts only.

CU Denver camps offered from June 3-August 2; DSA camps offered from June 10-July 26.

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Circuits and Arduino Denver School of the Arts

Circuits, Arduino & Costume hacking Summer Camp

  • July 22nd - July 26th, 2019, Monday - Friday
  • For youth from 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Half day- 9:00am to 12:30pm, $250.00 for a part-time session
  • Full day - 9:00 am to 3:30 pm, $350 for more in-depth Circuits and Arduino study
  • Located at the Denver School of the Arts 7111 Montview Blvd, Denver, CO 80220
    (720) 424-1700

Learn to Code Arduino robots and circuits, controlling lights, motors, servos, sound, and sensors. Build light-up greeting cards, 3D papercrafts, circuit board games, & programmed wearable fabrics with sounds and lights (e-Textiles costume hacking).
Optional materials fee for Circuit Board Game Kit to take home = $40/student or $70 for eTextiles circuit kit.

 

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CodeSpire’s Coding Camp Enrollment is Now Open!

 

CodeSpire Provides STEM Education and Technology Literacy

summer-coding-camps-for-kids-denverIt is no secret that U.S. students are falling behind many other countries. Over the last ten years, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) test scores for U.S. students have remained flat against rising scores from students of other o-operation and Development countries. Of the 34 participating OECD countries, the United States scored higher than only 5 countries in mathematical literacy. The loss of U.S. dominance in STEM related education has not gone Organisation for Economic Cunnoticed by Colorado parents. But existing stressors on public education budgets means any immediate improvement in STEM education test scores is very unlikely. In response to these deficiencies, we launched CodeSpire – a private learning option for parents and students who believe computer coding language should be included in their education.

What Most Schools Don’t Teach

By 2022, it is projected there will be more than 1.7 million developer and programmer-specific job openings in the United States. The average salary for these positions is $83,000.00 – nearly $30,000.00 dollars more than the U.S. median income. In spite of this growing demand, Business Insider ranks Computer Coders #3 on their list of the Top 20 Professional Shortages, just behind Nurses and Teachers. This shortage is explained, in part, by a lack of computer language literacy programs in K-12 public schools. European countries, including England and Finland, have made computer coding a mandatory part of a public education. However, public schools in the United States have no such requirement. Unfortunately, according to Code.org, Colorado is one of 25 states where computer science does not even count towards high school graduation.

Making Computer Coding Fun While Teaching Fundamentals

If you’re ready to accelerate your child’s computer coding literacy, check CodeSpire’s full offering of after-school, weekend, and summer coding camps and coursework. We believe computer coding learning cannot only be fun, but a worthwhile investment in your child’s future. Prepare them for the science and coding jobs of the future through robotics, games, apps and more!

computer coding summer camps denver

Did you know that your computer coding tuition payments also fund child literacy programs throughout the Denver Metro area? CodeSpire is a for-profit venture of the literacy non-profit Scholars Unlimited (formally Summer Scholars). All of CodeSpire’s profits are used to improve child literacy among low-income and at risk kids. To learn more, visit http://scholarsunlimited.org.