STEM CODE Summer Camps in Issaquah, Sammamish and Snoqualmie, Washington

Issaquah,  Sammamish and Snoqualmie kids and teens enjoy learning STEM skills at TechVenture summer coding camps! Our 2019 summer camps include creative projects that exercise critical thinking and problem solving skills in the engaging world of technology.

Kids may create a photo portfolio, program robots, test their own Minecraft Mods or jump into JavaScript and Python to create classic arcade games. Many of our camps are combined into mashups where girls and boys enjoy active and engaging mind and body learning. Best of all, they gain confidence as they meet challenges. Kids love exploring the world of technology through play and learning to solve the unexpected.

Camps held: Blakely Hall and Sammamish YMCA  and Snoqualmie YMCA

Summer Camp enrollment is OPEN!

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

  • Develop hands-on coding, engineering, and tech skills.
  • Form friendships and lasting memories!
  • Practice problem-solving and collaboration in an exciting environment.
  • Express their creativity as they complete real-world projects.

We offer several Summer STEM programs in Issaquah and Sammamish for kids ages 6 to 14. Choices include coding with Scratch, Python, Minecraft, and Robots, as well as digital photography and intro to engineering. See our individual listings for the details about each camp.

TechVenture’s STEM Summer Camps in Issaquah, Sammamish and Snoqualmie include:

  • Code Camp JR and Robotics JR (Ages: 6-9, beginner – intermediate)
  • Build & Code: Minecraft & Robots (Ages: 8-11, beginner – advanced)
  • Build & Code: Adventure into Robotics (Ages: 8-11, beginner – advanced)
  • Teen Code: Scratch, Javascript, Python or Game Design (Ages 10-14, beginner – intermediate)
  • Minecraft Mods (Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate)
  • Digital Photography: Shoot and Animate (Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate)

See our individual listings for the details about each camp.

JR STEM: Code and Robotics

Ages: 6-9, beginner-intermediate

Is your child curious about robots? Loves animation?  TechVenture’s Junior STEM camps provide young children with a fun introduction to technology. Using Scratch Jr, children learn to program their own interactive stories on a tablet computer. Children also partner together to work with Wonder’s Robots, Ozobots and Lego WeDo, building and 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.

TEEN CAMP: Game Design 101

Ages: 10-14, beginner-intermediate

Ever dream of creating your own game for others to play? Join us for this week of Game Design 101 where students learn the principles of programming, working as teams, prototyping ideas, creating games, and publishing. Our game engine of choice is the popular  Construct 3, a visual 2D game engine and toolkit. There’s no language to learn. Instead, students focus on practicing the elements of compelling game design and mechanics, creating their own puzzle, RPG or platformer games, and sending their characters on an epic adventure in their own 2D game universe.  This camp is design for beginner-intermediate game designers. We provide all equipment.

TEEN CODE: Game Coding w/Scratch, JavaScript or Python

Ages: 10-14, beginner – intermediate

Do you love to play games? Level up to game coding! In our teen code camps, students learn to code at the level best for them, block or text programming with JavaScript or Python. Students have lots of choice in our camps, as we guide them in learning programming principles while creating classic arcade games.  Prior programming experience using block platform or text-based languages is helpful, but not required. Our TechVenture coaches guide campers at any skill level.

Minecraft Modding

Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate

Love to play Minecraft? At TechVenture’s Minecraft Modding summer STEM camp, kids level-up, learning how to program Mods in a Minecraft world. Girls and boys learn how to take Minecraft to the next level, controlling the rules of Minecraft by making their own mods using the blockly coding platform Learn to Mod.  Along the way they learn the fundamentals of computer science and exercise problem-solving skills. Daily snack breaks and unplugged activities keeping minds and bodies engaged. We provide all equipment. For this camp we recommend that campers have a account for PC for the full Minecraft experience.

Build & Code: Minecraft and Robots

Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate

Is your child a fan of Minecraft, building and creating things, in the real or virtual world? In this TechVenture Computers and Robots camp, girls and boys are introduced to the thrilling world of engineering with the challenge of writing code.  To learn more about how and why computers work, we’ve chosen Piper computer kits. Campers assemble electronics to a Raspberry Pi to solve puzzles and challenges within a Minecraft adventure game. Campers continue hands-on learning with Edison robots, building and coding their robots to solve challenges. Daily snack breaks and unplugged activities keeping minds and bodies engaged. We provide all equipment.

STEAM CAMP: Shoot and Animate

Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate

Do your kids love art and animations?  TechVenture’s Photography & Coding STEAM Camp provides an exciting mix of arts and computer science. Girls and boys  learn to take great photos and use them to tell a story in their own coded animations. This project-based camp features outdoor excursions, collaborative photo shoots, and hands-on editing.. Campers learn to shoot and edit digital photographs, bringing them to life in animated stories or games they program in MIT’s Scratch coding platform. We provide all equipment, it is recommended to bring your own  SD card or thumb drive.