Hi-Yah! Calling all ninjas. It’s time to sign up for summer training in the dojo. This ninja training isn’t a secret. No, this is Code Ninjas Summer Camp and kids ages 5-15 with all levels of coding experience are invited to join! Summer camps at Code Ninjas dojos stretch your child’s mind, teach them valuable critical thinking skills, and promote a love for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).
With a name like Code Ninjas you might think that all the camps they offer are strictly about coding, but that’s not the case! The STEM-related fields are vast and the summer camp offerings are varied to represent the diversity of the fields. Of course, you’ll find camps related to popular coding-related games such as Minecraft and Roblox, but you’ll also find camps for your future YouTube star or stop-motion movie director! With the rise in popularity of 3D printers, Code Ninjas is even offering a camp specifically focused on designing, coding, and printing 3D creations.
Weeklong camps at Code Ninjas are led by a dedicated team of Code Senseis. Sensies help guide your ninja-in-training as they work through challenging tasks and collaborate with their peers. They encourage your child’s curiosity and make sure that, most of all, your ninja is having fun!
Camps are half-day, but you can combine AM and PM camps for a full-day experience (bring your own nut-free lunch for a supervised lunchtime). Morning sessions run from 9 am – 12 pm and afternoon sessions run from 1 pm – 4 pm. Early drop-off and late pick-up options are also available if needed.
Camps for Ages 5 to 7
The youngest Ninjas can learn basic coding and game design during JR Adventures in Game Design, or enjoy hands-on fun as they play with electric playdough and marble machines during JR Stem Discoveries.
Camps for Ages 8 to 14
Choose from 10 unique camp options using a wide variety of technology and computer programs. Minecraft fans can create their own unique weapons and armour during Modding with Minecraft®, learn to make stop-action movies with Moviemaking with Minecraft®, or use simple programming code to make a robot carry out automated tasks during Code Your Own Robot in Minecraft®. For those that prefer Roblox, an Intro to Roblox Development will give the tools needed to plan, design and build their own 3D world.
Aspiring stars will enjoy learning how to Become a Youtuber!, eager film makers will love learning new Stop Motion Animation camera tricks, and passionate video game creators can enjoy programming their own retro-style arcade game during Code Your Own Arcade. For those more hands-on ninjas, there is the option to build music interfaces and game controllers during Inventors with Makey Makey or print some amazing take-home creations with 3D Design and Print.
Camps for Ages 11 to 15
Older ninjas can level up their Ninja gaming and coding abilities with 2 great camp options. Campers can create a more expansive 3D world and gaming experience with Next Level Roblox Development, or choose to learn the basics of HTML and CSS to create their own website in Intro to Web Development.
Camp offerings vary by location. Be sure to visit each location’s website to find their current offerings and online registration. Code Ninjas offers the convenience of these 5 Edmonton and area locations:
Windermere | 320 Windermere Road NW | (780) 900-4499
Summerside |1225 91 Street SW | (587) 782-8828
Crestwood | 9508-149 Street | (866) 611-6526
Spruce Grove | 70 McLeod Avenue Suite 230 | (587) 735-1588
St.Albert | #100, 43 St Thomas Street | (587) 805-5100
In-person camps are following strict guidelines to ensure that Ninjas and Sensei’s stay healthy and safe this summer. Registration is now open and camps are filling up quickly, so be sure to sign up today! Hi-Yah!
Code Ninjas Summer Camps:
When: July 4 – August 26, 2022
Time: Half day: 9 am – 12 pm or 1 pm – 4 pm; Combine 2 camps for a full-day experience
Locations: St. Albert, Windermere, Summerside, Crestwood and Spruce Grove