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Coding Games: JavaScript and P5

  • Price: $399/week
  • Age: 10 - 12
  • Skill Level: Beginner–Advanced
  • Format: Virtual Tech Camps | Small-Group, Online
  • Duration: Weeklong program, 2 hours per day

About This Course

JavaScript is the backbone of the internet and an advanced language in its own right. It's extensively supported to help creators build whatever they can imagine on the web. From front-end to back-end, there's no more versatile language. Whether you're starting off tweaking websites and HTML, inserting your own games and features, or working on the full stack for your own personal project, JavaScript has you covered. Build amazing websites and fun, interactive games, then share them online.

Tools: JavaScript, P5.js

Topics Covered

  • Use programming logic to create game mechanics
  • Build 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 the key material and overall student experience. 

Students will learn the basics of JavaScript, including an introduction to variables, math operators, and the p5 Web Editor, and start exploring game design techniques. 

Building upon the fundamentals, students will practice JavaScript programming skills through conditional statements, functions, and the p5.play library. Then, they’ll start planning a top-down shooter game by creating art assets and graphics.

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

Next, students will program additional layers of engagement by incorporating features like collision detection, movement speed, and game over conditions.

To complete the week, students will refine their game features, add score, and finalize their personal projects. 

Portfolio-Boosting Transcript

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive an official iD Tech 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

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.

While we are proud to offer world-class experiences on many of the world’s most prestigious university campuses, we also recognize that many families need the flexibility of quality virtual learning! It’s with these families in mind that we’ve adapted the core elements of our flagship camps to an online format with our Virtual Tech Camps

Like our on-campus programs, Virtual Tech Camps feature structured small-group sessions led by expert instructors. Each week includes live  teaching of our signature, cutting-edge curriculum, plus peer collaboration, social time, and independent project work. To complete the experience, our Virtual Tech Camps incorporate all the magic of summer camp including games, challenges, and legendary iD traditions!

To run this online course with iD Tech, students will need a Mac, Windows, or Chromebook computer, a webcam, and a stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Any course-specific installation requirements will be communicated after registration.

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