Summer STEM Code Camps in King County, Washington

Summer is coming soon and that means… warm weather, swimming, barbecues and SUMMER CODE CAMP where kids can spend more time in playing to learn. Kids are excited to learn deeper the subjects they may not have time for during the school year. We do just that in our summer stem kids code camp! Campers learn how to program robots, test their own Minecraft Mods, code new games or learn how computers work. Girls and boys learn, play, and collaborate in hands-on learning. Best of all, they gain confidence as they learn to meet challenges. Kids have fun exploring and creating the world of technology with Minecraft, Scratch, Wonder robots, Lego WeDo,  animations and circuits.  And for teens, we offer game coding with Python and JavaScript. These starter programming languages are ideal for the coder who’s ready to move beyond visual block programming.

Our Summer STEM Kids code 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 RedmondCity of KirklandYMCA Seattle Eastside, YMCA Northshore, and Issaquah Kidstage Theatre.

Kids Learn to Code with TechVenture

Code with Minecraft

Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate

Do you enjoy building or creating, where you get to choose your own journey?  In this fun and educational summer camp, girls and boys are inspired to learn code to control the rules of their Minecraft world. Using Microsoft’s Minecraft Education platform, we provide an immersive learning experience. Minecraft’s open environment gives students the freedom to experiment and challenge themselves. Instructors support and coach students as they try, fail, and try again to achieve the result they want. Along the way they learn the fundamentals of computer science and exercise 21st Century problem-solving and collaboration skills. Daily snack breaks and unplugged activities keep minds and bodies engaged. All equipment provided. 

Build with Minecraft

Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate

Get ready to level-up your real-world hardware and coding skills in TechVenture’s dynamic Build & Code camp. Girls and boys delve into 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 build this mini computer together, and then assemble electronics and circuits to solve puzzles and challenges within a Minecraft adventure game. On the last day, students continue hands-on building with Edison robots. These hand-held robots bring computer science to life when students must build and code to help their bots complete various tasks. Daily snack breaks and unplugged activities keep minds and bodies engaged. All equipment provided.

Games and Robot Coding

Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate

Calling all storytellers and innovators! Make animated stories and games with Scratch and Wonder, drag-and-drop creative learning environments. In this camp, campers sequence code blocks to bring their ideas to life, gaining confidence in computational thinking. Girls and boys design and program computer games, animations and code their robots to solve mini real-world challenges.  Campers develop essential STEM skills through game design and play, exercising reasoning, math, and problem-solving.  Daily snack and play breaks along with unplugged activities keep minds and bodies engaged. All equipment provided. 

Adventure into Robotics

Ages: 8-11, beginner – intermediate

Robots, anyone?  TechVenture’s Adventure into Robotics brings computer science to life. This camp is all about hands-on time for kids to design, build and code a variety of lively robots.  Campers discover that design, engineering and code are essential to creating robot companions who can complete tasks and challenges. Girls and boys collaborate with partners, develop math, problem-solving, and team building skills while doing what they love – playing with technology! Unplugged activities keep bodies moving and minds engaged. Daily snack breaks keep kids focused. All equipment provided.

Code Camp Jr

Ages: 6-8, beginner – intermediate

Do you like games, stories and animations? Then it’s time to experience TechVenture’s Code Camp Junior, where young campers are introduced to the thrill of creating animated stories and controlling robots using code. Coding gives children the ability to understand how to “tinker” and shape their digital world. Engaged in multiple activities each day,  campers experience using platforms like Scratch Jr, CodeSpark and Wonder Robots. They create their own interactive stories on tablet computers and work together programming robots to  dance, navigate paths and more. They focus on sequencing, and problem-solving while they play and explore. Unplugged activities complement technology learning, reinforcing concepts. Daily snack/play breaks keep kids’ minds and bodies moving. All equipment provided.

Code-a-Bot Junior

Ages: 6-8, beginner – intermediate

Is your child curious about robots? Robots are a fantastic tool for engaging kids in understanding technology.  TechVenture’s Code-a-Bot Junior Camp combines robots with coding to ignite children’s imaginations & build confidence in how they look at the world and approach problems.  This camp is all about hands-on time for kids to design, build and code a variety of lively robots from Wonder and Ozobot. Young learners use creativity when customizing their own solutions to several robot challenges, developing their skills in reasoning, math, creativity and problem-solving.  Engaging unplugged activities with daily snack/play breaks keep minds and bodies active and moving.

TEEN: Intro to PYTHON Game Coding

Ages: 10-14, beginner

Ready to learn why Python is a popular programming language? This is the camp for you. Python is an easy-to-learn and dynamic language that is widely used by software developers and scientists in machine learning, banking, scientific computing, and video games. Through game development, campers learn Python syntax and practice core coding concepts. Projects range from quizzes and guessing games, to graphical coding. All levels are welcome, and no experience is necessary. Our coaches guide students at all skill levels. All equipment provided.

TEEN: Coding with Minecraft

Ages: 10-13, beginner-intermediate

Minecraft is our platform of choice for game-play learning. It’s an open and immersive learning environment where game-play gives students immediate and ongoing feedback about their choices. The Minecraft: Education Edition offers an engaging environment for learning computer science essentials, such as conditionals, functions, coordinates and more.  Students can choose to code with visual blocks or directly with JavaScript, and are challenged daily as they solve problems and collaborate together. Learning happens by doing. No previous coding experience required. Our coaches guide students at all skill levels. All equipment provided.