Our camps are designed to be half-day, but can be combined with other half-day camps for a Full Day Camp Experience. We have several great partners who help us to bring these camps to you: City of Redmond, City of Kirkland, YMCA Seattle Eastside, Bricks for Kidz, and Nourish Me.
Is your child a fan of Minecraft? Enjoys building 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 and fun inventions with the Micro:bit. 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! And best of all, campers take home their micro:bit at the end of the week to continue tinkering and learning at home.
TechVenture’s Games and Robots code camp is a mash-up of digital games and robotics. Students use MIT’s Scratch and Wonder’s Dash Robots to learn the fundamentals of computer programming. They participate in the Robot Tossing Competition and other fun projects. While collaborating with partners, students develop math, and problem-solving skills. They gain confidence in their understanding of computer science through game design and play. Unplugged activities keep kid’s bodies moving and minds engaged.
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.
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.
Enjoy playing games or solving problems? In this Python starter camp, TechVenture combine Python programming and electronics for curious minds to code and make. Students learn how to use Python’s fun and easy programming language to create quizzes, guessing games, and basic arcade games. We then 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 coaches guide campers at any skill level.
This camp is only available 1 week through the City of Redmond Teens program, week of August 6th.
This camp is only available the week of July 30th in Redmond and week of August 6th in Issaquah.