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JavaScript Coding and Game Creation

  • Price: $999 (or $250 now + payments)
  • Age: 10 - 12
  • Skill Level: Beginner–Advanced
  • Format: iD Tech Camps | Small-Group, On-Campus
  • Duration: Weeklong program, 8 hours per day

About This Course

JavaScript is used in 95% of all websites in the world. Utilize this powerful language to learn the fundamentals of coding while building engaging, interactive games! Start by exploring game design concepts by coding your projects with flashy graphics and reading input to recreate games you love. Later on, try your hand at machine learning to incorporate voice, sound, and image recognition in your game. With JavaScript and HTML, you'll make the next generation of games—and pick up coding as you go.

Topics Covered

  • Use programming logic to create game mechanics
  • Build interactive games from start to finish
  • Practice game design principles with engaging activities

Sample Schedule

In this course, students will develop their JavaScript programming skills and design game mechanics through a combination of interactive, instructor-led lessons, collaboration, and independent project work.

Here’s a sample of what a week in the course could look like! Please keep in mind that students will progress at varying paces; this is a general outline of key material and the overall student experience.

Students will learn the basics of JavaScript, including an introduction to variables, math operators, and the p5 Web Editor. They’ll implement user interactions by learning fundamental programming concepts like conditional statements and functions.

Building upon their skills, students will import the p5.play library and start planning a top-down shooter arcade game by creating art assets and graphics. They’ll explore game design techniques and learn how to customize their games.

To add complexity to their games, students will import sprites and art assets using p5 functions. Then, they’ll learn to program game mechanics including 2D player movements, projectiles, collision detection, and obstacles.

Students will incorporate additional features like loops and arrays, scores, random enemy spawns, and game-over conditions. They’ll explore the ml5 library and learn how to add voice recognition to their games.

To complete the week, students will refine their game’s features, beta-test games with their peers, and finalize their project.

Portfolio-Boosting Diploma & Transcript

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive an official iD Tech diploma and course transcript outlining the skills they learned over the course of the week.

Learn from the best.

Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 23 years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. It's no surprise that iconic companies like Google, EA, Microsoft, and Disney hire the same talent we do. Our iD Certified instructors possess the whole package of skills that top employers seek.

  • 100% USA-based, adult instructors

  • Recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, and NYU

  • Rigorous background and reference checks

  • Robust training programs and certification

  • Adherence to American Camp Association accredited guidelines

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Frequently Asked Questions

Like Python and other great coding languages for kids, JavaScript is an excellent option for those wanting to learn more about programming. If you think back to the last time you clicked through an interactive webpage or game - that is, one that responded on-screen to your button clicks, mouse drags, and more - that was JavaScript in action. While HTML forms the body of a webpage, JavaScript can be thought of as the brains of the operation.

If your child has ever dreamed of creating their own website or creating their own video game: they don’t have to choose! This course will help kids build strong JavaScript and HTML skills, must-haves for web developers and game designers alike. Learn more about JavaScript and web design for kids

Not only are web  developers and game designers in high demand from big-name companies, freelancing and creating your own schedule is a very viable option for this skillset. The flexibility of freelance and the in-demand nature of coding skills is a combination that opens a lot of doors for kids’ future in STEM!

Yes, this course is designed for beginner to advanced students. Our small class size ensures that each student receives individual attention and has the freedom to learn at their own pace.

At our on-campus programs, students get inspired by iconic architecture, learn in our next-gen labs, and get a taste of collegiate life. With our small classes, your child will progress at their own pace with the hottest software and hardware, while learning from carefully-vetted talent sought by companies like Google, Apple, EA, and Disney. They hire who we hire.

As the only STEM educator rooted in 23+ years of legendary camp traditions, we know that when learning is fun, kids and teens stick with it! At camp, students build relationships in a fun and inclusive campus setting, and in between sessions in the labs, can be found diving into high-energy outdoor games and video game tournaments, and bonding over legendary iD traditions like raffles, pie-your-instructor Fridays, and so much more. 

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