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STEM Summer Camps in Redmond, Washington

At TechVenture summer camps, Redmond kids learn valuable skills and have fun! Our program includes hands-on, creative projects using STEM discovery and critical thinking skills.

Kids may test their own Minecraft Mods, program a robot to navigate a maze, or code a circuit to play rock-paper-scissors! Girls and boys play, learn, and have fun. Best of all, they gain confidence as they meet challenges. It is an amazing way to explore the ever-growing world of technology!

All our City of Redmond STEM Camps run from 9am-12pm, Monday thru Friday. They are held at the NEW Redmond Community Center at Marymoor VillageRedmond Old Firehouse Teen Center and Ben Rush Elementary (YMCA)

Summer Camp enrollment is open! See below for details and summer camp weeks.

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

  • Kids practice teamwork and problem-solving in a fun, collaborative environment.
  • Kids develop 21st century STEM skills
  • Experience hands-on coding and engineering
  • Kids meet new friends and form lasting memories!

We offer six different Summer STEM programs in the Redmond area for kids ages 8 to 14. Choices include robotics, game development, animation, and coding.

TechVenture’s STEM Summer Camps in Redmond include:

  • JR STEM: Code and Robotics (Ages: 6-9, beginner – intermediate)
  • BUILD & CODE: Minecraft & Robots (Ages: 8-11, beginner – advanced)
  • CODE: Games & Robots (Ages: 8-11, beginner-advanced)
  • GIRLS CODE: Games & Robots (Ages: 8-11, beginner – advanced)
  • CODE: Minecraft Modding (Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate)
  • STEAM CAMP: Shoot and Animate (Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate)
  • TEEN CODE: Scratch, Javascript, Python or Game Design (Ages 10-14, 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.

CODE: 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 Minecraft.net 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.

CODE: Games and Robots

Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate

Does your child enjoy creating stories and games?  In TechVenture’s Games & Robots Code Camp, kids learn the joy of computer programming with MIT’s Blockly platform Scratch and Wonder Robots. They gain confidence, learning to design and program computer games & work with partners to solve robotic programming challenges.  Campers develop their understanding of computer science through game design and play, exercising reasoning, math, problem-solving skills. Daily snack and play breaks along with unplugged activities keep minds and bodies engaged. We provide all equipment.

GIRLS CODE: Games and Robots

Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate

Does your daughter enjoy creating stories and games?  This week is just for girls. In TechVenture’s Games & Robots code camp, girls will enjoy computer programming with MIT’s Scratch and Wonder Robots. They gain confidence, learning to design and program computer games & work with partners to solve robot programming challenges.  Girls gain confidence in their understanding of computer science through game design and play, exercising reasoning, math, problem-solving skills. Daily snack and play breaks and unplugged activities keep minds and bodies engaged.  We provide all equipment.

Only available at the Redmond Community Center, July 22-26

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.

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.

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.