Computer Coding Summer Camps for Kids

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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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CU Denver – Game Design

Game Design

  • June 18 - June 22
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (full and half days available)
  • Ages 9-16
  • $450 (full) $295 (half)
  • 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)
  • 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 – Arduino Circuits & Costume Hacking

Arduino Circuits &Costume Hacking

  • July 9 - July 13
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (full and half days available)
  • Ages 8-16
  • $450 (full) $295 (half)
  • University of Colorado Denver College of Engineering & Applied Sciences: 1201 Larimer St, Denver, CO

Learn to Code Arduino circuits in this interactive camp, circuits that will manipulate and control lights, motors, servos, sounds, and sensors.  Students will have a variety of projects to complete, including building light up greeting cards, creating 3D paper crafts, circuit board-based games, and more.  The most popular project here is our e-Textiles costume hacking - we can program and wire lights, sounds, and sensors into wearable fabrics!  Break out your superhero moves and catchphrases, you’ll be able to create your own super suit here!

Optional materials fee for Circuit Board Game Kit to take home = $60/student

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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)
  • 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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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) $295 (half)
  • 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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DSA – Arduino Circuits & Costume Hacking

DSA - Arduino Circuits & Costume Hacking

  • June 18 - June 22
  • 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (full and half days available)
  • Ages 8-16
  • $450 (full) $295 (half)
  • Denver School of the Arts: 7111 Montview Blvd., Denver, CO 80220

Learn to Code Arduino circuits in this interactive camp, circuits that will manipulate and control lights, motors, servos, sounds, and sensors.  Students will have a variety of projects to complete, including building light up greeting cards, creating 3D paper crafts, circuit board-based games, and more.  The most popular project here is our e-Textiles costume hacking - we can program and wire lights, sounds, and sensors into wearable fabrics!  Break out your superhero moves and catchphrases, you’ll be able to create your own super suit here!

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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) $295 (half)
  • 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 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) $295 (half)
  • 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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UNC Lowry – Coding Drones

Coding Drones

  • July 9 - July 13
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (full and half days available)
  • Ages 8-14
  • $450 (full) $295 (half)
  • University of Northern Colorado – Lowry: 1059 Alton Way #758, Denver, CO 80230

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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UNC Lowry – Game Design Coding in JavaScript

Game Design in Python and JavaScript - Line Coding

  • July 23 - July 27
  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (full and half days available)
  • Ages 8-14
  • $450 (full) $295 (half)
  • University of Northern Colorado – Lowry: 1059 Alton Way #758, Denver, CO 80230

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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