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Time to get off mum’s phone and get along to Code Camp
Are your kids little techno gurus in the making? Can they work out the problem with your phone or tablet, long before you could? Do they love playing games and browsing apps? Code Camp might just be the place for them this Easter school holidays.
At Code Camp, kids from years two to seven have the opportunity to learn all about coding by building and developing their very own working game! Code Camp will run their 'Spark' program at three and four day camps throughout various locations in Perth, starting from Monday, 3rd April until Saturday, 29th April 2017. Each camp runs from 9am to 3:30pm every day and are priced at $350 for the three day camp and $440 for a four day camp.
Learning during the school holidays might sound like a drag, but Code Camp is no ordinary camp – each child will design, create and build their very own game from scratch, learning about user design and the psychology driving user experience along the way.
Around 15,000 students have previously developed and built their own games, and at the end of the camp, each child can show off their marvellous creation and demonstrate their newfound skills to the awe of family and friends, who can even play the game too!
But it's not all about the game – Code Camp teaches teamwork, how to direct creativity and problem-solving. The instructors are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the coding industry and have the skills and abilities to help each and every child create their game.
Devices and software will be provided, but parents must provide morning tea and lunch for their kids, along with water, a hat and sunscreen for outdoor play between learning.
Bookings are essential, and can be made at the codecamp.com.au website. These unique coding camps are a wonderful opportunity for kids to get more involved in this ever-evolving world and learn all about the technology and theory behind the games.