Online Elementary Coding Summer Camps

 

Codemakers: These are specialty camps focused on Computer Science available for children in Grades 2 to 7. It exposes kids to computers in a way designed to spark interest in computation and develop their computational thinking skills. Potential activities include visual block coding, binary puzzles, creating basic games, computer graphics and animation, and building robots!


 

All-Girls* camps are denoted in pink. Having trouble viewing the calendar? Click here to open it in a new tab.

 

Codemakers: CS at Geering Up

 

Closing the Gender Gap in Computer Science

In previous years, registration data has shown that male campers register earlier in the year. As part of our goal to promote Codemakers programs to campers of all genders, Geering Up holds 50% of the seats for girls in our Codemakers camps for the first few weeks of registration. After this time, we fill the remaining spots with students from the waitlist. If you are registering for a Codemakers camp, please select the ‘seat’ based on the gender of your camper. If you are registering a boy please choose a ‘general’ seat.

 

Codemakers Summer Camps

Creative Coders

This one is for our coding crew! Here, we’re going to explore a variety of coding platforms, digital design applications, and game development. If you’re excited about the idea of programming based innovations, then you’ll want to join fellow coders for a week of creative coding projects! Creative Coders does not focus on a specific coding language, but instead uses several coding platforms to expose participants to the wide world available to them. All skill levels welcome – No previous computer programming experience is necessary.

Join this camp if you want to learn or enhance your coding skills and be able to create all sorts of fascinating scripts and projects.

GRADE LEVELS: Grades 4-5, 6-7
MATERIALS BOX: No

Quantum Computing

Quantum Computing is an exciting new technology that uses science, engineering, and programming to make a difference in real world problems. In this camp, you’ll learn how to write code on a quantum computer, play educational quantum computing games, participate in interactive activities, and more! Throughout the week, you’ll engage in daily interactive sessions with guidance and support provided. By the end of the week, you’ll have a much better understanding of quantum computing and how it can impact the world.

Join this camp if you… want to get better at coding, play around with a quantum computer, and learn the basics of a new technology!

GRADE LEVELS: Grades 4-5, 6-7
MATERIALS BOX: No

 


CAMP POLICIES

Please read the information below regarding our policies in place for camps this year.


Camps Cancellation Policy 2022

Date of cancellation Cancellation Fee
Before 8:00am on the Monday a week before camp begins $25*
After 8:00am on the Monday a week before camp begins 50% camp price
After 4:00pm on the Friday before camp begins 100% camp price

 

Geering Up is proud to be participating in Codemakers, a national program powered by Actua and Google. Actua’s network members at post-secondary institutions across Canada will empower 100,000 youth with critical computer science skills and prepare them for their future roles as innovators in technology.