Getting our kids a leg-up with STEM-related activities is key to us GeekParents, and we know very well that if we can raise our kids with an intrinsic technical savvy, as well as knowing how to do things like code, we’ll be doing them a tremendous service. But the question is always how to do it while making sure they’re having fun.
You may remember our sponsor, Connected Camps, from the awesome Summer Minecraft Camps they run, where kids can get time on secure Minecraft servers and interactive tutoring in how to play, and more importantly, how to code the most popular game in the world. Well, Connected Camps is back now with a new after-school Minecraft program.
For kids aged 10-14, CC is starting a 4-week camp (two 1.5-hour sessions per week, for a total of 8 sessions) in October where they can learn in-game programming for Minecraft using the Lua programming language. All the “work” is done on secure servers and in small virtual groups.
Additionally, there’s an ongoing Kid’s Club membership available that allows the kids to use the secure, moderated servers and participate in other special events, so parents can be sure everything is safe.
And, very important, if you use coupon code 50CODING you can get $50 off your registration!
For more information, and to register, follow this link:
4 week Introduction to Coding
* 4:30-6:00pm Pacific (7:30-9:00pm Eastern)
* Two sessions per week for 4 weeks
* Small camp size: 2 counselors, max 12 campers
* October 5th – 30th
* November 2nd – December 3rd [no sessions Thanksgiving week]
* Choose: Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs
* Kid Club Members get $25 off