2017 Summer Camps

Put the games away, get together with your friends and learn the secrets behind MAKING what you love! Learn to code each summer at Codecraft Camp’s high-tech, computer programming and maker camps!

In these focused, 4 day camp sessions students can learn-to-mod Minecraft, create a web app and make a difference in their community, develop their own video games, or practice “defense against the dark arts,” in cutting edge cyber security camps. Campers ages 6 – 16 will be challenged and enjoy exciting, productive camps using the Codecraft Works platform and safe, high-tech, locations in Melbourne and state-of-the-art labs at FSU and FAMU in Tallahassee.

Need extra care – Add before, after and Friday care during the checkout process. Available in select locations only.

Summer camp scholarships are available in Brevard and Leon County. Scholarships will be awarded on a rolling basis. Apply today!

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Camp Descriptions
LAB 1 – Block Based Introduction to Programming with Scratch (ages 6+)

Champions of Change (June 5 – 8) – Students will use computer science to program fun and interactive stories, to raise awareness, and to bring about a change in the world that they want to see. Storytelling emphasizes creativity by encouraging campers to create a story with a powerful message each day.

Mission to Outer Space (June 12 – 15) – Students will use computer science to program projects to model and imagine space exploration, scientific research & discovery, the solar system, launches, orbits and landings.

Game Design (June 19 – 22) – In Game Design, students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, launching, and more!

Art, Music & Sound (June 26 – 29) – In Art, Music & Sound, while learning how programming is used to create music, students use the computer to play musical notes, create a music video, and build an interactive music display.

Sports & Games Around the World (July 10 – 13) – To simulate extreme sports, use computer science to make their own fitness gadget commercial, and create commentary for a big sporting event.

Extreme Digital Storytelling (July 17 – 20) – Use computer science to tell fun and interactive stories. Storytelling emphasizes creativity by encouraging club members to tell a unique story each day.

The Power of Two (July 24 – 27) – Sign up with a friend, or make a new one! These projects emphasize teamwork through collaboration and reflection to tell the story of how their friendship started and imagine a company the might run together.

LAB 2 – Game Design (ages 10+)

Level Up! An Intro to Object Oriented Programming through Rapid Game Design & Development (June 5 – 8, June 19 – 22, July 10 – 13, July 24 – 27) – Students will use their knowledge of game design and computer science to develop video games that can be played in any web browser. These projects focus on overall game development from gameplay mechanics to user interface design. We will make platformers, space shooters and more in this camp.

Through projects for rapid game design and development, students will learn the basics of Object Oriented Programming. Participants will gain an understanding of topics such as encapsulation, inheritance, methods, and properties and “Level Up!” with the knowledge advantage in future software development projects and courses.

LAB 2 – WebDev (ages 11 – 14)

Front End Web Dev – HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as Project Based Portfolio Builders (June 1Getting started2 – 15, June 26 – 29, July 17 – 20) – The front end of a website is the part a user sees and directly interacts with. It’s built with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students will use the language of the web to create fun, interactive projects daily. Participants also have an intro to GitHub, create an account, and are invited to participate in Demo Day.

LAB 3 – Python (ages 12+)

Python 101 (June 5 – 8, July 10 – 13) – Python is a powerful language used by sites like YouTube and Dropbox. In this session, we teach Python programming and challenge those with some Python experience to explore more intermediate topics.

Students will further their abilities and creativity though introduction to Python libraries that extend program abilities with graphics, animation, and sound. Instruction includes “unplugged” actives that differentiate learning, underscore CS principles, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Participants will also develop 21st-century soft skills such as collaboration, communication, and creativity.

Python 102 (June 19 – 22) – In Python 102, students will be combining basic knowledge of Python, libraries and learning the basics of API’s. Using an open API students will consume data and build dynamic results into their games.
Instruction includes “unplugged” actives that differentiate learning, underscore CS principles, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Participants will also develop 21st-century soft skills such as collaboration, communication, and creativity.

Python 201  (June 26 – 29) – Take all of your previous knowledge and work with your mentors to design and develop a project of your choosing. Participants will have an introduction to GitHub, create an account, and are invited to participate in Demo Day.
Instruction includes “unplugged” actives that differentiate learning, underscore CS principles, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Participants will also develop 21st-century soft skills such as collaboration, communication, and creativity.

Python 102 & 201: Libraries for Learning & Create Your Own Adventure(July 24 – 27)
2 for 1:
Python 102 – Students will be combining basic knowledge of Python, libraries and learning the basics of API’s. Using an open API students will consume data and build dynamic results into their games.
Instruction includes “unplugged” actives that differentiate learning, underscore CS principles, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Participants will also develop 21st-century soft skills such as collaboration, communication, and creativity.
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Python 201 – Students take all of their previous knowledge and work with mentors to design and develop a project of their choosing. Participants have an intro to GitHub, create an account, and are invited to participate in Demo Day.

Instruction includes “unplugged” actives that differentiate learning, underscore CS principles, and develop critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. Participants will also develop 21st-century soft skills such as collaboration, communication, and creativity.

Lab 3 – Intro to Cyber Security (ages 11 – 16)

Cyber Security (June 12 – 15, July 17 – 20) – explore the various technology, history, and electronic advancements that influence the digital world. Discussion and ethical project based offensive and defense practice, gaming, and programming projects will bring tangible learning to participants. Students benefit from a crash course on encryption, malware, and phishing and hear from experts in the field to build online safety skills and industry awareness. Programming experience recommended.

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Cost

Each camp session is $220. Multi-camp discounts are available. Extra care – Add before, after and Friday – is available for an additional cost. Available in select locations only.

Basic Schedule

8am Early Code Extra (add on item available in select locations only*)
Morning Welcome – Check your child in before our Camp Director kicks off a day of fun!
8:15am Morning Stretch or Booktime – guided morning yoga or some extra minutes of relaxation before a cognitive day.
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9am – Camp Day Check In – Coders gather together in the makerspace to mingle with our staff – scientists, designers, developers, and makers.
10am Code AM – Led by a skilled local instructor, your child completes STE(A)M project based learning challenges (or modules) before lunch — with a healthy snack to keep their minds moving.
12:00pm Lunch Break – Campers eat, and refuel, with some well-deserved playtime!
1pm Code PM – Campers regroup with their mentor to focus on problem-solving — crucial for future inventing (and everyday life) and continued work on today’s project based learning challenge. Daily looking for some game time? Test the games made by fellow campers, try a Minecraft build challenge, or test out our VR Vault. Coding instruction concludes 3pm.
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3pm MakerSpace Code Extra (add on item available in select locations only*)
Our makerspace, sometimes also referred to our hackerspaces, is a creative, DIY area of the lab where students gather to create, invent, and learn. We have have 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies and tools, and more.

4 – 5pm Playtime! Sign Out – and rest up at Codecraft Camp!

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