What have our kids done so much of in the last year?

Like all of us, many kids are spending more time on screens, and while it might not be fun to learn how to add fractions in online school, it’s still pretty great to head online to play your favourite video games. Code Ninjas, with seven locations in and around Calgary, can take your child’s love of technology and turn it into an exciting adventure for summer camp. At one of their convenient centres, your kids will learn to code in a fun, safe, and inspiring learning environment.

Code Ninjas summer camps allow your child to become a Code Ninja, guided by a team of Code Senseis. The kids love the game-based curriculum and parents love the practical skills that their kids are acquiring. Your kids will make new friends, gain valuable tech skills, and have a great summer learning while they play! This immersive environment offers a wide variety of camp options, from coding and game building, to STEM and robotics.

Camp Options

With so many locations in Calgary, your family is sure to find a centre near you and a camp that your child will get excited about. Programs are available for kids ages 5 – 14, but they do vary by location. Check with your preferred location for the specific options near you, or see the links below. Your child may be able to experience one of the following camps.

Stop Motion Animation:
By experimenting with video production through a variety of mediums including Claymation, LEGO® Minifigures, pipe cleaner creatures and much more, campers will capture images frame-by-frame and produce videos in a rapid prototyping style during the Stop Motion Animation camp!

Adventures in 3D Printing:
Through Adventures in 3D Printing, ninjas will explore design thinking and the innovative process as they learn to prototype and test new creations.

Become a YouTuber!:
Campers will advance both their coding and vlogger skills as they create a complex Scratch, MakeCode, or Roblox game and accompanying video tutorial to be uploaded to their own personalized YouTube channel.

Building the Beat: A Music Coding Camp:
At Building the Beat: A Music Coding Camp, ninjas will learn the basics of music and programming as they create their own music with code through a program called Sonic Pi.

Hackers Wanted: Uncover the Code in Roblox:
Spark your imagination and explore game concepts through Roblox, no matter what your level – from beginner to expert!

MakeCode Arcade with Meowbit:
Using MakeCode Blockly or JavaScript, MakeCode Arcade with Meowbit campers will learn the power of coding to create retro video games and bring them to life on a handheld gaming device, a Kittenbot Meowbit!

Robotics Bootcamp using LEGO® Education Solutions:
During the week-long Robotics Bootcamp with LEGO® Education Solutions, ninjas learn the fundamentals of how to design, build and code a LEGO® Education SPIKE Prime robot needed to run autonomously on a FIRST LEGO® League Mission Model table. Campers will also learn the Core Values, or FIRST LEGO® League’s trademarked teamwork best practices, through a series of group challenges.

Designing Modifications with Minecraft®:
In Designing Modifications with Minecraft®, campers will learn how to manipulate and master Minecraft® by making their own mods (modifications). Using basic block-based coding, ninjas will learn procedures, conditionals, and variables. They will create 2D and 3D textures for use in their Minecraft® world along with their very own custom content, including weapons, armour and even enemies!

Program & Play in Python:
Program & Play in Python is a fun crash course on the Python programming language – no previous coding experience required! Ninjas will code in Python to develop a strategy action game called “Attack of the Vampire Pizzas!” Our Code Senseis® will then guide ninjas in modifying the game to create their own unique versions. In this camp, ninjas will boost core coding skills, and have fun learning and playing with friends!

Code Ninjas is committed to the health and safety of families and communities and has taken a flexible approach to COVID-19 that allows the independently-owned locations to adapt safely to restrictions and guidelines in accordance with their local authorities. Get all your questions answered HERE.

If your child likes video games, make the most of it with one of these fun and practical camps! From Minecraft to YouTube to Roblox or from music to arcades to animation, don’t miss the chance to optimize their interest in technology. As they say, if you can’t beat ’em, join them! Registration is open now.

Code Ninja Summer Camps (Family Fun Calgary)

Code Ninjas Summer Camps:

When: July and August 2021

WestSprings: Coding Camps For Kids in – Calgary (West Springs Calgary) | Code Ninjas
MardaLoop: Coding Camps For Kids in – Calgary (Marda Loop) | Code Ninjas
Okotoks: Coding Camps For Kids in – Okotoks (Okotoks) | Code Ninjas
Willow Park: Coding Camps For Kids in – Calgary (Willow Park) | Code Ninjas
Royal Vista: Coding Camps For Kids in – Calgary (Royal Vista) | Code Ninjas
Country Hills: Coding Camps For Kids in – Calgary (Country Hills) | Code Ninjas
Shepard: Coding Camps For Kids in – Calgary (Southeast 130th Ave (Shepard)) | Code Ninjas