A Tynker CodeMaker Camp™ in online, VA

LOTTA Tech's Half-Day Summer Camp

Grow & Innovate
by Atleacia Gibson
An educator for 26 years. Doctoral candidate. Coaches are educators and we create innovators!
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Week-long summer camps available

$195
1Jun - 5Jun

Creative Coding Studio

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: 1:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-8
$195
8Jun - 12Jun

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: 1:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-8
$195
15Jun - 19Jun

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: 1:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-5
$195
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: 1:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 6-8
$195
29Jun - 3Jul

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: 1:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Intermediate
  • Grades 5-7
$195
6Jul - 10Jul

Creative Coding Studio

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: 1:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-8
$195
13Jul - 17Jul

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: 1:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-8
$195
20Jul - 24Jul

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: 1:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Advanced
  • Grades 7+
$195
27Jul - 31Jul

Creative Coding Studio

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: 1:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-8
$195
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: 1:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-5
$195
10Aug - 14Aug

Drone Coding Studio

Experience the thrill of flight and accomplishment as you learn to program Parrot drones using Tynker's intuitive visual coding. Pilot drones through extreme maneuvers, grasping objects and flying aerial combat missions all with the power of code. Watch your child's confidence soar as they learn to write programs that bridge the gap from the digital to the physical world.

How this course works: Students sign in to their Tynker accounts from a Chromebook or desktop computer and complete a Tynker lesson online. Then, they sign-in to their account from the Tynker app on a shared iPad device. The DIY projects will be available under the "My Projects" section in their app. They will be able to modify and run the programs on the iPad to control the accessory via Bluetooth. You can share one or two tablets between all students in a classroom and they can take turns controlling the accessary.

Recommended Accessories: This course requires a physical drone and a tablet (each sold separately).

No experience with coding or flying drones is required.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 1:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Intermediate
  • Grades 5-7
$195
17Aug - 21Aug

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: 1:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Advanced
  • Grades 7+
$195
24Aug - 28Aug

Web Development Studio

Students will be introduced to web page development using HTML and CSS. Starting from building their very first web page, they progress to learn about paragraphs, lists, tables, inserting images, audio and video files and hyperlinking while they work on 14 different hands-on practical do-it-yourself projects, several hands-on programming challenges, and assessment quizzes throughout the course. Finally they build a photo gallery and their own version of Instagram to compete this course.

This course is ideal for students who are comfortable with text entry. It is recommended that the students have completed at least one Tynker block-coding course so that they are familiar with the basics of programming logic and computational thinking. This course will help them transition to HTML and CSS - the web development languages, and adapt to the additional challenges of text-based syntax.

Students who successfully complete this lesson plan will demonstrate a strong mastery of HTML and CSS syntax, as well as the ability to create their own web sites from scratch. They will be able to create web pages for other projects in their academic curriculum, such as book reports, presentations and STEM assignments. This course does not cover the use of JavaScript in web development.

Topics Covered: Basic web page design, formatting text and images, numbered and bulleted lists, tables, sections and div blocks, styling using CSS, creating hyperlinks, Embedding video and audio, creating modal popups, building responsive sites, creating pixel art, building a photo gallery, and building an Instagram clone.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 1:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Advanced
  • Grades 7+

Rules for drop-off and pick-up

Students will access classes through Zoom. Half-day summer camp will begin at 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

LOTTA Tech camp offers week-long 1/2 day camps where kids learn coding, programming, and gaming in a collaborative and engaging environment. Our camps are designed to inspire and innovate. The campers will have virtual instruction and time to engage in unplugged activities to enhance learning. Learners will create their own games, program LEGO WeDo robots, build games, and fly drones. Advanced learners can learn to create apps using real-world languages like JavaScript and Python.
LOTTA Tech's Half-Day Summer Camp online, online, VA, 20169

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