A Tynker CodeMaker Camp™ in Atlanta, GA

Camp Culture & Code

An "HBCU Ready" camp where kids will learn to code and create culturally connected digital artifacts!
by Coach Victor Hicks
CS teacher out of Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for introducing students to HBCU culture and code!
Subscriber to the
Tynker Inclusion Pledge

Week-long summer camps available

$50
8Jun - 12Jun

Game Design

Learn to plan and design a variety of game types. Over the course of a week, you will design and build 2D platformers, top-down games, side scrollers, and physics-based games. Campers will build a foundation of programming basics and apply them as they build a different class of game each day. Work on a collaborative project with friends. At the end of the week, show off your original games and play them with friends and family. No prior programming experience required.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 10:00 AM
  • Pick-up time: 1:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-8
$50
15Jun - 19Jun

Minecraft Modding

Create your own Minecraft server modifications and minigames while learning fundamental coding concepts. Discover what you can do with code!
No prior programming experience required.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 10:00 AM
  • Pick-up time: 1:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Intermediate
  • Grades 6-8
$100
22Jun - 26Jun

Game Design Studio 2

Learn to plan and design a variety of game types. Over the course of a week, you will design and build 2D platformers, top-down RPGs, side scrollers, and physics-based games. Students learn a foundation of programming basics and apply them as they build a different class of game each day. Use the level editor to create a physics game like Angry Birds and design platformer and top-down worlds. At the end of the week, show off your own original games and play them with friends and family. No prior programming experience required.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 9:00 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 6-8
$100
29Jun - 3Jul

Game Design

Learn to plan and design a variety of game types. Over the course of a week, you will design and build 2D platformers, top-down games, side scrollers, and physics-based games. Campers will build a foundation of programming basics and apply them as they build a different class of game each day. Work on a collaborative project with friends. At the end of the week, show off your original games and play them with friends and family. No prior programming experience required.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 9:00 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-8
$100
20Jul - 24Jul

AR Studio

Bring the real world into the virtual world in your AR games. Learn to add special effects to your camera feed and use hand gestures to interact with virtual game elements.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 9:00 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Intermediate
  • Grades 5-7
$100
27Jul - 31Jul

Python Coding (2020)

Introduction to Python for intermediate or advanced coders in upper middle or high school. In this advanced lesson plan, students will be introduced to Python as they complete engaging lessons, solve challenging puzzles, and build their own games in Python. This course is ideal for students who have already completed at least one Tynker course and are comfortable with the basics of programming logic and computational thinking. This course will help them transition to Python and adapt to the additional challenges of text-based syntax.

Students who successfully complete this lesson plan will demonstrate a strong mastery of Python syntax, as well as the ability to creatively program games and other projects and debug their own code. Students will also be able to come up with an idea for a game and take it through the entire design and implementation process, creating custom versions of many of their favorite games in Python.

Topics Covered: Python syntax, sequencing, repetition, conditional logic, nested loops, automation, pattern recognition, simple motion, keyboard and mouse events, pen drawing, operators, expressions, variables, Turtle graphics, using arrays and objects to store structured data.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 9:00 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Advanced
  • Grades 7+

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Camp C3 offers week-long camps where scholars learn the fundamentals of computer programming in a fun, engaging and culturally connected virtual environment! We will combine the exciting culture and histories of Historically Black Colleges and Universities with coding, graphic design, applied digital skills with GSuite, stepping and more! Participants will create several culturally inspired projects to share with family and friends!

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