Coding Summer Camps in Bellevue and Newcastle, Washington

At TechVenture summer coding camps, Bellevue girls and boys have a great time while they learn STEM skills! Our program includes hands-on projects using critical thinking skills.

Kids may program robots, test their own Minecraft Mods, or create new games. Girls and boys laugh, play, and make memories. Best of all, they gain confidence as they meet challenges. They have fun exploring and creating the world of technology with Minecraft, robots, animations and photography!

Bellevue Camps held at ROMP on Bel-Red Road and Coal Creek YMCA

TechVenture’s STEM summer programs like Code Camp introduce the following skills:

  • Kids practice problem-solving and collaboration in a lively environment.
  • Kids develop hands-on coding, engineering, and tech skills.
  • Kids express their creativity as they complete real-world projects.
  • Kids form friendships and lasting memories!

We offer four different Summer STEM programs in the Bellevue area for kids ages 5 to 11. Choices include a mash-up of kid favorites: robot programming, game development, Minecraft Mods, and digital photography. See our individual listings for the details about each camp.

TechVenture’s STEM Summer Camps in Bellevue and Newcastle (YMCA) include:

  • Code Camp: Games and Robots (Ages: 8-11, beginner – advanced)
  • Code Camp Jr: Animations and Robots (Ages: 5-7, beginner – intermediate)
  • Minecraft Mashup: Mods and Circuits (Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate)
  • Digital Photography: Shoot & Share (Ages: 9-11, beginner – intermediate)

See our individual listings for the details about each camp.

Code Camp: Games and Robots

Ages: 8-11, beginner – advanced

TechVenture’s Games and Robots code camp is a mash-up of programming digital games and robots! How cool is that? Students practice computer programming with MIT’s Scratch and Wonder’s Robots. They learn to design and program a classic top-down or platform game, combined with programming robot challenges like guessing a secret code and a launcher competition. While collaborating with partners, students develop skills in reasoning, math, and problem-solving. They gain confidence as they solve coding challenges. Also, unplugged activities keep kid’s bodies and minds engaged.

Code Camp Jr: Animations and Robots

Ages: 5-7, beginner-intermediate

Is your child curious about robots? Loves animation?  TechVenture’s Code Camp Jr. provides young children with a fun introduction to technology. Using Scratch Jr, children learn to program their own interactive stories on a tablet computer. Taking it a step further, children partner together to work with Wonder’s Robots, programming their bots to put on a dance party, navigate paths and more. In the process, they learn to solve problems, design projects, and express themselves creatively. Girls and boys love the thrill of coding and controlling their environment. Don’t worry, kids don’t spend the whole time plugged in. Engaging unplugged activities get kid’s bodies moving too.

Minecraft Mash-Up: Mods and Circuits

Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate

Does your child love to play Minecraft? At TechVenture’s Minecraft Mashup summer camp, kids take it a step further, learning how to program Mods and build electronics in a Minecraft world. We use the Learn to Mod’s coding platform which teaches students through engaging tutorials and an easy-­to­-use coding interface. Students are able to mod every aspect of Minecraft, while learning a valuable lifelong skill: coding. Those who are ready can peek under the covers to try JavaScript coding. To learn more about how and why computers work, we use Piper computer kits where students learn how to assemble electronics to solve puzzles and challenges within a Minecraft adventure map.

Digital Photography: Shoot & Share

Ages: 9-11, beginner – intermediate

Does your kid have an artistic eye? TechVenture’s Digital Photography Camp provides an exciting mix of arts and STEM. Kids learn to take great photos and use them to tell a story. This project-based camp features outdoor excursions, collaborative photo shoots, and a hands-on project. Students learn to shoot and edit digital photographs and build a unique digital portfolio they can share.