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  • CodeWizards: Game Design & Code for Ages 6-7

    iD Tech Mini Course | Ages 6-7

CodeWizards: Game Design & Code for Ages 6-7

Programming Summer Day Camp for Kids

Division
iD Tech Mini
Ages
6-7 (Must turn 6 by 12-31-17)
Skill Level
Beg - Int
Ratio Guarantee
8 students per instructor
Prerequisite
Yes (see below)
Software
Tynker

Course Description

Prerequisite: Must have finished Kindergarten

Give your student a head start on coding and game building principles with Tynker—and let their creativity run wild. They'll use the power of Tynker's physics engine, expansive media gallery, and art studio to design a game, then drag and drop code blocks to bring their creation to life.

In this course, kids learn through guided play in an exploratory and encouraging lab environment. We emphasize pressure-free creativity, with a focus on discovery and fun. Tynker is easy for kids to use, and the interface gives young students a taste of the endless possibilities of programming.

What Will Students Take Home?

Each student will go home with a Tynker account that makes their game available on web, iOS, and Android devices.

 

What Will Students Learn?

Top Skills Gained

Conceptual Skills Development

  • Basic coding concepts
  • Programming arrow keys
  • 2D sprite animations
  • Basic design
  • Using coordinates

Software & Hardware Skills Development

  • Tynker

STEM & 21st Century Skills Development

  • Problem-solving
  • Creativity
  • Adapting to new challenges

Skill Level | Is This Coding Course Appropriate for My Student?

To enroll in this course, students must have completed Kindergarten.

This course is optimal for younger students ages 6-7 who enjoy puzzles and thinking games, with kid-friendly projects that can be enjoyed solo or collaboratively. Our curriculum introduces kids to STEM principles that set the foundation for futures in computer science, engineering, and math. Exposure to STEM at an early age, even at rudimentary levels, leads to accelerated comprehension, paving the way for mastery.

Our Recommendations

Feel free to call us at 1-888-709-8324 so that we can make personal recommendations, should you need assistance.

Where Is This Course Offered?

  • California - Northern
    • iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

      Alexa Cafe

      Day Camp: Ages 10-15

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SAN JOSE: SJC (16 miles, 25 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      SAN FRANCISCO: SFO (22 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr 15 mins public transit)

      OAKLAND: OAK (30 miles, 45 mins by car)

      Palo Alto, CA
  • California - Southern
    • iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SANTA ANA (SNA): 9 miles, 16 mins by car, 54 mins by public transit

      Fountain Valley, CA
    • iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      BURBANK: BUR (17 miles, 30 mins by car, 2 hr public transit)

      Pasadena, CA
    • iD Tech Camps

      Day Camp: Ages 7-17

      Overnight Camp: Ages 10-17

      iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SAN DIEGO: SAN (14 miles, 20 mins by car, 1 hr 10 mins public transit)

      La Jolla, CA
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
    • iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      NEW YORK: LGA (8 miles, 17 mins by car, 1 hr public transit)

      NEW YORK: JFK (18 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr 30 min public transit)

      New York, NY
  • Washington
    • iD Tech Mini

      Day Camp: Ages 6-9

      Nearby Airports

      NOTE: We do NOT do airport pick-ups or drop-offs.


      SEATTLE: SEA (21 miles, 30 mins by car, 1 hr 30 mins public transit)

      Bellevue, WA

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Hours & Tuition

Half-Day AM

Ages: 6-9
Check-In: 8-8:30am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 12-12:30pm Mon-Thurs, 12pm Fri
Tuition: From $449/week USD. All taxes included.

Half-Day PM

Ages: 6-9
Check-In: 1-1:30pm Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-5:30pm Mon-Thurs, 5pm Fri
Tuition: From $449/week USD. All taxes included.

Full-Day

Ages: 6-9
Check-In: 8-8:30am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-5:30pm Mon-Thurs, 5pm Fri
Tuition: Varies by location

Please note: In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year. Students attending a full-day session must bring a bag lunch.

Your Tuition Includes:

  • 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio (guaranteed)
  • Free flex time at check-in and pick-up
  • Diploma with instructor insights
  • Course activity files and software discounts
  • Custom iD Tech t-shirt, H2O bottle
  • Fun, outdoor activities
  • New skills and tech confidence

Optional Add-ons

Tech Rocket

Add $179 (annual subscription)

Tech Rocket is the #1 online learning destination for kids and teens. Aspiring app programmer? Indie game developer? Graphic artist? You got this! Level up your tech skills and build community with thousands of other students. With gaming tournaments, safe, collaborative forums, a massive Minecraft server, and an arcade, Tech Rocket makes learning fun all year long. It’s the perfect complement to our summer programs!

Sample Day

8-8:30am: Half-day AM campers and full-day campers check in during Flex Time. Campers participate in ice breaker activities.

8:30am: Split into course groups and let the tech innovation begin! Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor. Younger students will take more frequent breaks.

10am: Recess time! Enjoy a snack brought from home!

10:30: Resume instruction!

12-12:30pm: AM campers check out while full-day campers enjoy gaming time (including Minecraft)!

12:30: Full-day campers eat lunch. Please note that full-day students are required to bring a bagged lunch.

1-1:30pm: Activity time for full-day campers and check-in time for half-day PM campers.

1:30pm: Head to the labs. Let's create!

3pm: Recess and snack time!

3:30pm: Half-day PM and full-day students head back to the labs for instruction.

5-5:30pm: Pick-up time for half-day PM and full-day campers.

Instruction

Discover what sets our teaching style apart.

8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee

We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At iD Tech Mini, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, adult-only instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.

All-Adult Staff

Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer technology camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Web Design, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our summer staff.

Friday Open House for Families

On the last day of camp during Open House, instructors present each student with a personalized iD Tech Diploma and recap students' key accomplishments. Afterwards, students show their families what they spent the week learning!

Other Activities

Playtime has never been more fun! Students can expect a common-sense mix of instruction, breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative, age-appropriate activities.

Reviews

Programming Camp Reviews & Tutorials

  • “My daughter had a great time. While she was a bit nervous and shy at the start, she was encouraged to come out of her shell, loved her instructor and camp, and can't wait to keep programming!”
    - Calvin C., Parent, CodeWizards: Game Design & Code for Ages 6-7
  • “Thank you for a very engaging introduction into the wonderful world of programming for my daughter!"
    - Ashish K., Parent, CodeWizards: Game Design & Code for Ages 6-7
  • “My son loved the class and now has new early programming skills. Thank you!”
    - Suncica W., Parent, CodeWizards: Game Design & Code for Ages 6-7
  • “My child's exact words were, ‘I really like my programming class!’ Not only did she learn how to use a computer program, she also had fun during the process.”
    - Camthuy N., Parent, CodeWizards: Game Design & Code for Ages 6-7
  • “Love the enthusiasm my son now has for programming!”
    - Taylor H., Parent, CodeWizards: Game Design & Code for Ages 6-7
  • “I didn’t have much of an expectation for what 6-year-olds could get out of programming, but I was delighted to find that they grasped loops and other programming concepts.”
    - Sudha N., Parent, CodeWizards: Game Design & Code for Ages 6-7
  • “Thank you so much for making my 6-year-old fall in love with programming!”
    - Sowmya S., Parent, CodeWizards: Game Design & Code for Ages 6-7