A Tynker CodeMaker Camp™ in Online, VA

LOTTA Tech's Weekly Virtual Innovative Courses

1 hour coding class per day. Sign up for your week of coding.
by Atleacia Gibson
An educator for 26 years. Instructional Technology Coordinator. Doctoral candidate.
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Week-long summer camps available

$85
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: 10:00 AM
  • Pick-up time: 11:00 AM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-8
$85
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: 11:00 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-8
$85
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: 2:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-5
$85
22Jun - 26Jun

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: 2:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-5
$85
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: 3:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Intermediate
  • Grades 5-7
$85
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: 4:30 PM
  • Pick-up time: 5:30 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Intermediate
  • Grades 6-8
$85
13Jul - 17Jul

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: 1:30 PM
  • Pick-up time: 2:30 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-5
$85
20Jul - 24Jul

Python Coding

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: 2:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Advanced
  • Grades 7+
$85
27Jul - 31Jul

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: 2:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 3:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Advanced
  • Grades 7+
$85
3Aug - 7Aug

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: 3:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 4:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-8
$85
10Aug - 14Aug

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: 6:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 6:45 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-5
$85
17Aug - 21Aug

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: 6:00 PM
  • Pick-up time: 6:45 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-5

Way-finding tips

A link will be provided for the class. Younger students may need assistance to login and out of the course.

Rules for drop-off and pick-up

Students may arrive up to 5 min. before the course begins.

LOTTA Tech offers week-long hour-long camps where kids learn technology fundamentals in a fun and engaging environment. Our camps are designs to inspire young learners to create their own games while learning STEM. Advanced learners can learn to create apps using real-world languages like JavaScript and Python.
LOTTA Tech's Weekly Virtual Innovative Courses Online, Online, VA, 20169

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