TechVenture Kids Classes

…where kids imagine, design and learn to code

Our Methodology

TechVenture Clubs and Camps build on kids’ natural curiosity and affinity for technology and game play, we constructively direct their motivation by offering short, flexible lessons and instructor-led demonstrations with lots of class participation; followed by longer blocks of practice time (hands-on coding) on projects created by TVK for specific age and experience levels. Our unique approach to learning and using technology emphasizes the importance of good story-telling, logical narratives, and written communications skills. We teach these skills through the medium of designing and creating computer games and animations.

Work time within the club allows for individual work on the project or working in collaboration with others in the room. Furthering the club experience, we teach appropriate ways to give and receive feedback. We also encourage club members to mentor and share with others.

What Kids Learn

1. Programming / programming concepts
2. Linear thinking and problem solving
3. Engineering and Electronics
3. Applied math skills
4. Social skills through collaboration and feedback, both giving and receiving
5. Oral and Written Communications skills through project storyboard and presentations

Classes we offer

Intro to Coding with Scratch

Intro to Coding with Scratch

In this popular program, students learn the basics of coding by creating animations and digital games using the drag ‘n drop programming “blocks” of MIT’s Scratch! They will develop their skills in reasoning, math, creativity and problem-solving in a fun, collaborative and supportive environment. This program is designed for students at multiple skill levels, beginner thru advanced.

Experienced with Scratch?
For students experienced with Scratch, we will assess their coding skills on the first day of class. This will ensure we give them appropriate projects for their Level: 1+, 2 or 3. We want our students to be challenged and have fun learning at the level that is best suited for them.

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C01 Grades 2-4 Intro to Coding I (spring only)
C02 Grades 3-6* Intro to Coding I and II
C03 Grades 4-6 Intro to Coding II and III

C04 Ages 7-11 Scratch Code Camp

Learn to Code with Minecraft

Learn to Code with Minecraft

In this code club, Learn to Code Minecraftstudents practice fundamental coding concepts while learning how to code basic Mods and test them in a Minecraft simulated world, using Learn to Mod, an online modding studio. In this course, students engage in individual exercises, collaborative projects and classroom discussions. This coding club is ideal for students who love to play Minecraft and want to begin understanding how even the simplest MODs are programmed.  We accept beginner-intermediate level coders.

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M02 Grades 3-6* Learn to Code with Minecraft I and II

M03 Grades 6-9 Learn to Code with Minecraft I and II and III

M04 Ages 8-14  Code with Minecraft Camp

Engineering with Minecraft

Learn Engineering with Minecraft

Wonder how a computer works? Learn the basics of computing devices using Piper, a computer kit that teaches engineering. Students truly learn while they play, navigating through a series of adventure maps, only accomplished by assembling their own electronics.
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P01 Grades 3-6  Engineering with Minecraft

P02 Ages 8-11    Engineering with Minecraft Camp

Robotics Programming

Learn to Code a Robot

Kids learn through play. In this class, we combine a real robot with coding to ignite children’s imagination, building confidence in how they look at the world and approach problems.  Using Make Wonder’s Dash and Dot robots, students learn to program their robotics to do anything they imagine, from delivering a message, creating a dance party, navigating an obstacle course, and more.


RP01 Ages 6-11 Learn to Code a Robot

Intro to Digital Photography

Intro to Digital Photography

Are you artistic or creative? In this camp, learn the ins and outs of a digital camera and how to take thoughtful, interesting photos! Engage in hands-on activities, outdoor excursions and collaborative photoshoots. Learn and practice tips and techniques for shooting and editing your photos with Picasa, creating a unique digital portfolio you can share with others.
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DP01 Ages 8-11 Digi Photo Camp

Design your own Website

Design your own Website

Curious how your favorite website was made? Learn design skills for the digital world in this introductory camp to Website Design. Use a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) website builder to create a working website that brings attention to something you’re excited about.

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W01 Ages 8-11 Web Design Camp

Make Games with Python

Make Games with Python

Do you enjoy math, playing games or solving problems? Do you like coding or have wanted to try it out? Then this course is for you. In Learn to Code with Python, students learn how to use Python’s fun and easy programming language to create quizzes, guessing games, animation and basic arcade games. Students will walk away with a fundamental understanding of how to build their own game programs from scratch with a real programming language.
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PY01 Ages 11-14 Learn to Code with Python Camp