Computer Coding Summer Camps for Kids

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 struggling kids. To learn more, visit http://scholarsunlimited.org.

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CU Denver – HTML & Web Design

Have you ever wondered how all the amazing websites on the internet are created? Now is your chance to find out! Learn how to code using HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language), the foundation of every web page and then discover ways to enhance the appearance of your website using introductory CSS (Cascading Style Sheet). Students will learn the importance of readability, ordering, and text/image size when building their website and will gain insights on how the layout/format of their website can alter the experience of the user.

  • Camp held from July 9 - July 13
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (full and half days available)
  • For students ages 8-14
  • $450 (full) / $295 (half)
  • Located at CU Denver

Course Content:

  • Learn how to build websites using HTML
  • Gain knowledge on HTML tags
  • Learn how to insert and manipulate images on your website
  • Discover how to stylize content using CSS

If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to our Program Director, Rebecca Parrent at 303-381-3741, submit a form on our Contact Us page, or email codespireinfo@gmail.com. We can't wait to meet your future coder!

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CU Denver – Game Design

Game Design

  • June 18 - June 22
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Ages 9-16
  • $450 (full)
  • $295 (half-CodeSpire only)
  • or $450 for full days of 1/2 day CodeSpire & 1/2 day Science Matters, or $225 1/2 day Science Matters only camps options, see STEM camp below
  • University of Colorado Denver College of Engineering & Applied Sciences: 1201 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Beginning Block Coding

Animate your student’s mind by pulling them away from just playing the video games, and get them to actually build their own!  In this block-based programming camp, we will use animation software and basic coding to develop a video game unique to each student’s imagination.  Students will work one to one on computers with a block command syntax, learning how to build characters and backgrounds, animate actions, levels, timers, interactions with characters, and more.  Software varies, including several programs that build incrementally on students’ knowledge depending on students’  prior experience.  Challenge your student to create a game even you can’t beat, and bring the learning home!

Line Coding

Inspire your student to learn real-world line coding with Python and JavaScript in this game-based class.  Students will work one to one on computers in a virtual game world to code their own character.  These characters will then have to be coded to react in real time to mazes, obstacles, and risks in a knights and castle themed world. Each command must be given in line code, with game leveling up to advance their work, complexities adjustable for elementary, middle, and high school levels. This course is designed with ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and CSTA (Computer Science Teacher Association) standards, to expose students early to computer science skills that are in high demand in the industry today.

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CU Denver – Minecraft Coding & Programming

Minecraft Coding & Programming

  • June 25 - June 29
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (full and half days available)
  • Ages 8-16
  • $450 (full)
  • $295 (half-CodeSpire only)
  • or $450 for full days of 1/2 day CodeSpire & 1/2 day Science Matters, or $225 1/2 day Science Matters only camps options, see STEM camp below
  • University of Colorado Denver College of Engineering & Applied Sciences: 1201 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Are you or your student a fan of the popular building game Minecraft?  Expand your virtual horizons with this programming camp. Using a unique Minecraft platform developed specially for this course, your student will learn JavaScript syntax with block & line coding to customize characters and actions.  Whether a beginner in the Minecraft world or an old pro, you are guaranteed to learn something new - both for the virtual block world and for real-world coding applications.  Who knew playing your favorite video game could give you the skills to become a coding genius?

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CU Denver – Coding Drones

Coding Drones

  • July 23 - July 27
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (full and half days available)
  • Ages 8-16
  • $450 (full)
  • $295 (half-CodeSpire only)
  • or $450 for full days of 1/2 day CodeSpire & 1/2 day Science Matters, or $225 1/2 day Science Matters only camps options, see STEM camp below
  • University of Colorado Denver College of Engineering & Applied Sciences: 1201 Larimer St, Denver, CO

What really is a drone?  More importantly, how do they work, listening to commands from the ground while flying around up in the air without a pilot inside to guide them?  In this class, students will get to learn basic JavaScript syntax that is used to build apps, code commands for, and control autonomous drones.

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CU Denver – STEM Camp-CodeSpire and Science Matters: Drone Academy & Coding Drones

Here come the Drones!

Have you ever seen someone flying a drone? Now is your chance to learn! In this camp, students will have the opportunity to fly their own Nano Drone and have plenty of time to practice their flight skills. In addition, students will learn the basics of drone safety and will have a chance to navigate an Aerial Obstacle Course.

  • July 23 - 27
  • For students entering 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Full days, $450 per student: 9am-1pm Science Matters Drone Flight School/ 1-5pm CodeSpire Coding Drones for autonomous flight (bring a sack lunch)
  • Half days 9:00 am - 1:00 pm, $225 per student for Science Matters AMs only
  • Located at CU Denver, College of Engineering
  • There is a $25 fee for materials for this camp

Science Matters Course Content:

  • Learn about drone safety
  • Obtain knowledge about the fundamentals of flying a drone
  • Practice flying your drone with an Aerial Obstacle Course
  • Test other flying machines
  • Explore the Four Forces of Flight

CodeSpire Course Content:

In this class, students will get to learn basic JavaScript syntax that is used to build apps, code commands for, and control autonomous drones.  They will gain basic understanding of JavaScript coding language and understand how programming a drone works.

If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to our Program Director, Rebecca Parrent at 303-381-3741, submit a form on our Contact Us page, or email codespireinfo@gmail.com. We can't wait to meet your future coder!

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Mackintosh Academy – Robotics with CodeSpire ages 10-15

All our favorite movies have robots in them! From Baymax to C3-PO and R2-D2 to Wall-E! (And who can forget the Transformers!) Join our robot coding course as we code and program robots of all kinds to perform various functions. This course expands on students’ prior knowledge/experience with LEGOⓇ Mindstorms EV3 robots.  

  • Ages 10 - 15,
  • half days, 1 - 4 pm, $270/week Aug 6 - 10
  • Located at Mackintosh Academy,  6717 South Boulder Road Boulder, CO 80303

Course Content:

  • Learn about sensors and motors
  • Program robots to respond to obstacles and colors
  • Code robots to perform autonomous functions
  • Gain understanding about standard engineering principles
  • Collaborate with other students on problem-solving & troubleshooting

Robots may include: LEGOⓇ Mindstorms EV3

Registrations only are taken by Mackintosh Academy  Please Register here!

If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to our Program Director, Rebecca Parrent at 303-381-3741, submit a form on our Contact Us page, or email codespireinfo@gmail.com. We can't wait to meet your future coder!

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Mackintosh Academy – Robotics with CodeSpire

All our favorite movies have robots in them! From Baymax to C3-PO and R2-D2 to Wall-E! (And who can forget the Transformers!) Join our robot coding course as we code and program robots of all kinds!

  • Ages 7 - 10,
  • half days, 9-12 pm, $270 for a half day July 23 - 27
  • Located at Mackintosh Academy,  6717 South Boulder Road Boulder, CO 80303

Course Content:

  • Learn to code using introductory level coding languages that utilize block programming
  • Manipulate drag-and-drop coding to customize designs
  • Begin exploring various line coding languages
  • Instruct and control robots! 

Robots may include: LEGOⓇ Mindstorms EV3, Sphero/Ollie, Ozobots, mBot, and more.

Registrations only taken by Mackintosh Academy  Please Register here!

If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to our Program Director, Rebecca Parrent at 303-381-3741, submit a form on our Contact Us page, or email codespireinfo@gmail.com. We can't wait to meet your future coder!

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Mackintosh Academy – Game Design & Line Coding

If you love games, now is your opportunity to work in the virtual game world to code and design your very own character! Your character will then react in real time to mazes, obstacles, and risks in a knights and castle themed world.

  • Ages 10 - 15,
  • half days, 1 -4 pm, $270/week July 30 - Aug. 3
  • Located at Mackintosh Academy,  6717 South Boulder Road Boulder, CO 80303

Course Content:

  • Learn to code using Python & Javascript
  • Design characters in a game
  • Discover how to manipulate characters using line code

This course is designed with ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) and CSTA (Computer Science Teacher Association) standards, in order to expose students early to computer science skills that are in high demand in today’s industry.

Registrations only are taken by Mackintosh Academy  Please Register here!

If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to our Program Director, Rebecca Parrent at 303-381-3741, submit a form on our Contact Us page, or email codespireinfo@gmail.com. We can't wait to meet your future coder!

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Mackintosh Academy – First Time Coders – ages 5-7

First Time Coders is the perfect camp to introduce eager learners to the world of coding. By using block coding, students will begin to obtain the understanding of big concepts in computer science like object manipulation (interactions with characters). Software varies

  • Ages 5 - 7,
  • half days, 9 - 12 pm, $270/week  Aug 6 - 10
  • Located at Mackintosh Academy,  6717 South Boulder Road Boulder, CO 80303

Course Content:

  • Use basic animation software and block coding to build games
  • Design characters and backgrounds using block coding
  • Discover how to interact with characters by using levels and timers
  • Stretch your imagination!

Registrations only are taken by Mackintosh Academy  Please Register here!

If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to our Program Director, Rebecca Parrent at 303-381-3741, submit a form on our Contact Us page, or email codespireinfo@gmail.com. We can't wait to meet your future coder!

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DSA STEM Camp-CodeSpire and Science Matters: Minecraft & Outrageous Invention-DSA

Calling all inventors and engineers! Join us and show off your amazing skills in the Engineering X Challenge. Build teamwork skills while creating a deluxe El Bram RG machine. Plus, learn how to make a functional pinhole camera.

  • July 16 - 20, 2018
  • For ages 3rd grade to 8th grade
  • Half days - Science Matters (only), 12:30 - 3:30 pm, $225 for a half day session 
  • Full days, $450 for a full day STEM session July 16 - 20 (9:00am-12:30pm CodeSpire - Minecraft JavaScript Coding, 12:30-3:30 pm, Science Matters Outrageous Invention)
  • Located at Denver School of the Arts

CodeSpire Course Content:

Using a unique Minecraft platform developed specially for this course, your student will learn JavaScript syntax with block & line coding to customize characters and actions.  Whether a beginner in the Minecraft world or an old pro, you are guaranteed to learn something new - both for the virtual block world, and for real world coding applications.  Who knew playing your favorite video game could give you the skills to become a coding genius?

Science Matters Course Content:

  • Build a deluxe El Bram RG Machine
  • Create a working pinhole camera
  • At the end of the camp, see which El Bram RG Machine works the best!
  • Work on teamwork skills
  • Develop problem-solving skills

If you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to our Program Director, Rebecca Parrent at 303-381-3741, submit a form on our Contact Us page, or email codespireinfo@gmail.com. We can't wait to meet your future coder!

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DSA – Robotics Coding

Robotics Coding

  • July 9 - July 13
  • 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (full and half days available)
  • Ages 8-14
  • $450 (full)
  • for half day camp options, see STEM Space/Robots Camp.
  • Denver School of the Arts: 7111 Montview Blvd., Denver, CO 80220

Emulate being the master of your favorite robots like Baymax, C3-PO, R2-D2, Wall-E, or Transformer bot that follow your directions!  Join our robot coding course, as we code and program robots of all kinds.

Students will learn to program in different real-world coding languages and apply this skill to robots of different varieties.  Our introductory level will start with block style programming, with drag-and-drop capabilities to place commands in order, then customizing the programs as we advance.  More advanced levels will work with line coding in various languages to instruct and control the robots.  Each class series has exciting challenges and mini-competitions to push learning and exercise applied problem-solving.

Robots may include:  Mindstorms EV3, Sphero/Ollie, Ozobots, 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.

Programming languages include (dependent on the robot): EV3, JavaScript, Arduino, C++, Blockly, and more.

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DSA – Minecraft with JavaScript

Minecraft Coding & Programming

  • July 16 - July 20
  • 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (full and half days available)
  • Ages 8-14
  • $450 (full)
  • for half day camp options, see STEM Minecraft/Outrageous Invention Camp.
  • Denver School of the Arts: 7111 Montview Blvd., Denver, CO 80220

Are you or your student a fan of the popular building game Minecraft?  Expand your virtual horizons with this programming camp. Using a unique Minecraft platform developed specially for this course, your student will learn JavaScript syntax with block & line coding to customize characters and actions.  Whether a beginner in the Minecraft world or an old pro, you are guaranteed to learn something new - both for the virtual block world, and for real world coding applications.  Who knew playing your favorite video game could give you the skills to become a coding genius?

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DSA – Coding Drones

Coding Drones

  • June 25 - June 29
  • 8:00 am - 3:30 pm (full and half days available)
  • Ages 8-14
  • $450 (full)
  • for half day camp options, see STEM Drones camp.
  • Denver School of the Arts: 7111 Montview Blvd., Denver, CO 80220

What really is a drone?  More importantly, how do they work, listening to commands from the ground while flying around up in the air without a pilot inside to guide them?  In this class, students will get to learn basic JavaScript syntax that is used to build apps, code commands for, and control autonomous drones.  They will gain basic understanding of JavaScript coding language and understand how programming a drone works.

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