Coding Summer Camps in Issaquah, Sammamish and Snoqualmie, Washington

Issaquah and Sammamish kids and teens enjoy learning STEM skills at TechVenture summer coding camps! Our 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 to create class 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!

Camps held: Blakely Hall and Sammamish YMCA and Snoqualmie YMCA

Summer Camp enrollment is OPEN!

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

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

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

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

  • Code Camp Jr: Animations and Robots (Ages: 6-8, beginner – intermediate)
  • Code Camp: Games and Robots (Ages: 8-11, beginner – advanced)
  • Code Camp Teen: Game Coding w/Javascript (Ages 10-13, beginner – intermediate)
  • Minecraft Mash-up: Minecraft Mods and Circuits (Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate)
  • Minecraft Mash-up 2: Make Code and Invent (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.

Code Camp Jr: Animations and Robots

Ages: 6-8, 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.

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 Teen: Game Coding w/Javascript

Ages: 10-13, beginner – intermediate

Do you love to play games? Level up to game coding! In this camp, students learn the basics of JavaScript while creating classic platformer games. JavaScript is known as the programming language of the Internet, the secret sauce to making websites interactive and it is a fun starter language to learn! We also add in hands-on tinkering time with a hand-held electronics kit to build and program simple inventions. 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 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.

Minecraft Mash-Up 2: Code and Invent

Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate

Do you love to play Minecraft? Tinkering or creating things, in the real or virtual world? In this TechVenture camp, kids learn the basics of coding Mods in a Minecraft world; and practice hands-on tinkering with circuits to build simple inventions. How cool is that? Students take their ideas from concept to design to results, exercising their minds in critical thinking and problem solving. This camp combines the thrilling world of engineering with the challenge of writing code!

STEAM Digital Photography: Shoot and Animate

Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate

Do you have an artistic eye? Curious how to make an animation? TechVenture’s Photography & Coding Camp provides an exciting mix of arts and computer science. Kids 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.. Students learn to shoot and edit digital photographs, bringing them to life in animated stories they program in MIT’s Scratch coding platform.