Tech savvy kids all over the country are getting off the couch and getting ahead of the curve thanks to Code Camp's school holiday workshops and the fun is set to continue these June/July holidays.
More than just a great way to learn the basics of software development, Code Camp equips kids with lifelong problem solving skills through innovation. Co-founder Benjamin Levi says learning to code is just the beginning.
"When you're 8 years old, creating your own iPhone or Android app is the equivalent of gaining your own superpowers. Code Camp allows students to be creative with technology, develop logical thinking, problem solving skills and an understanding of computational thinking," he said.
The three and four day coding camps are being held at multiple school-based locations across Melbourne and cater to children from as young as five to 12 years old.
Code Camp runs three programs:
"During the camps, as kids create and build their own app, they learn about game design and the psychology of user experience, too. These skills can be adapted to any role in any industry. The end result is an app that works on multiple devices, so every kid is walking away with their own self-created game no matter what".
COO Hayley Markham is most excited about inspiring a generation of female coders and innovators. Code Camp's aim is to hit a 50/50 gender split between boys and girls.
"We're setting out this season to tip the scales back in balance and prove to little girls all over the country that they can be coding super heroes too!"
Where: Various locations across Melbourne inner and outer suburbs.
Cost: Camps start from $350 for three days or $440 for a four day camp. Camps run from 9am - 3:30pm.
Early Bird Special: Book between June 1 - June 4 and receive an exclusive $25 discount.
Bookings: Essential, via codecamp.com.au