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!
Why do we hold seats for Girls in Codemakers Camps?
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 will be holding 50% of the seats for girls in our CodeMakers camps until June 1, 2020. After this date we will 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.
What are the Codemakers themes?
Computers and Me (Grades 2-4)
Computers and Me camp! This is a coding camp theme that is designed to give kids an introduction to computer science. The week will involve lots of computer based activities to teach the basic principles of computer programming. No previous computer programming experience is necessary.
Creative Coders (Grades 3-7)
Welcome to CodeMakers: Creative Coders. This is our software focused camp, where we explore the world of programming in computing technologies. 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! All skill levels welcome.
Robotics (Grades 5-7)
From rovers to running robots, applications of robotics are all around us! Whether it’s passion for gears, design, biology, or computers, our Robotics camp has a place for you collaborate with fellow engineers and scientists. Join us for a week of robotics design, testing, and problem solving to start innovating for the helpful robots of tomorrow.
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.