What are Codemakers Camps?
CodeMakers is a specialty camp focused on Computer Science available for children in grades 2-7. It exposes kids to computers in a way designed to spark interest in computation and develop their computational thinking skills. Potential activites include visual block coding, binary puzzles, creating basic games, computer graphics and animation, and building robots!
What are the Codemakers themes?
Computers and Me (Grades 2-4)
A general introduction to computer science principles. Please be aware that this camp will feature the some of the same content as last year’s Codemaker’s program. Strong returners should sign up for a new camp.
Creative Coders (Grades 3-6)
This camp takes basic computation skills and begins to build on them by introducing basic code editing and development skills. Campers will begin to make their own programs, games, animations and websites using a variety of applications. Content is new every year so returners are welcome!
Robotics (Grades 5-7)
This camp is a computer programming camp that is intended to teach kids how to use and interact with robots & technology. If your child was enrolled in Robotics last year, note that most of the content will be new for 2019!
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.