A Tynker CodeMaker Camp™ in Harrisburg, PA

Junior Coders Virtual STEM Camp

Junior Coders STEM Camp offers a half day program where kids learn to code and create amazing projects in a fun and engaging environment.
by Robyn Chisholm
I love teaching STEM. I have been a teacher and summer enrichment director for the past 16 years.
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Week-long summer camps available

$120
8Jul - 12Jul

Creative Coding Studio (2019)

Discover programming through art, music, and math. Collaborate with other campers as you plan and build amazing projects using visual programming. Create interactive greetings, experiment with sounds and musical notes, make your own comics, design characters and animate them, generate math art, and build level-based games. No prior programming experience required.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 8:45 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:15 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-8
$120
15Jul - 19Jul

Animation Studio (2019)

Create animated cartoons just like the pros. Learn the basics of animation as you draw your own characters and bring them to life with code.You will use visual programming to control the speed and type of animation as you add animals, dragons, monsters, and avatars into your coding projects. Create a portfolio of fun projects including original animated games, cartoon strips, music videos, and interactive worlds to share with friends and family. No prior programming experience required.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 8:45 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:15 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-8
$120
22Jul - 26Jul

Game Design Studio 1

Learn what it takes to build your own video game worlds. Design and build your own games from start to finish by connecting Lego-like code blocks. Build 2D game worlds, design animated heroes and villains, program game controls and motion, add music, and program game logic. 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: 8:45 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:15 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-5
$75
6Jul - 10Jul

3D Game Design Studio

Learn to build Minecraft games such as Capture the Flag, Slimeball Soccer, Tower Defense, and more.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 8:45 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:15 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Intermediate
  • Grades 6-8
$75
13Jul - 17Jul

JavaScript Coding (2020)

An introduction to JavaScript for intermediate or advanced coders in upper middle or high school. In this advanced lesson plan, students will be introduced to JavaScript as they complete engaging lessons, solve challenging puzzles, and build their own games in JavaScript. 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 JavaScript and adapt to the additional challenges of text-based syntax.

Students who successfully complete this lesson plan will demonstrate a strong mastery of JavaScript 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 JavaScript.

Topics Covered: JavaScript syntax, sequencing, repetition, conditional logic, nested loops, automation, pattern recognition, simple motion, keyboard and mouse events, creating and using an HTML canvas, operators, expressions, variables, collision detection, using arrays and objects to store structured data.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 8:45 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:15 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Advanced
  • Grades 7+
$75
20Jul - 24Jul

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: 8:45 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:15 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Advanced
  • Grades 7+
$75
27Jul - 31Jul

Animation Studio

Create animated cartoons just like the pros. Learn the basics of animation as you draw your own characters and bring them to life with code.You will use visual programming to control the speed and type of animation as you add animals, dragons, monsters, and avatars into your coding projects. Create a portfolio of fun projects including original animated games, cartoon strips, music videos, and interactive worlds to share with friends and family. No prior programming experience required.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 8:45 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:15 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-8
$75
3Aug - 7Aug

Game Design Studio 1

Learn what it takes to build your own video game worlds. Design and build your own games from start to finish by connecting Lego-like code blocks. Build 2D game worlds, design animated heroes and villains, program game controls and motion, add music, and program game logic. 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: 8:45 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:15 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-5
$75
10Aug - 14Aug

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: 8:45 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:15 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 6-8
$120
29Jul - 2Aug

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: 8:45 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:15 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 6-8

Way-finding tips

Zoom and Google Meet information will be shared after registration. Enter the church side entrance (not the daycare side entrance). Park in the first lot and enter under the overpass. The camp will be located on the second floor.

Rules for drop-off and pick-up

Drop-off is 8:45-9 Camp runs 9 am -12 noon Pick-up is 12-12:15

Junior Coders STEM Camp offers week-long half-day camps where kids learn technology fundamentals in a fun and engaging environment. Our camp is designed to inspire young learners to create their own animations, program robots, build games, and fly drones.

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