Make Quantum Leaps in Small Sequential Steps
CODEMAKERS Summer Camp
CODEMAKERS teachers make learning the principles of coding engaging, fun, and creative - there's no telling what robots will do! We teach in small groups with a maximum of 4 campers per teacher. Our instructors are undergraduate computer science and engineering majors. Our teaching assistants are junior and senior high school students trained in computer programming and robotics. Campers enjoy extended lunch and games at Beaver Brook Spray Deck and Playground or Butler Elementary School, weather permitting.
July 5 - August 19, 2022
Grades 3-5 & Grades 6-8
30 Church Street, Suite 300Belmont, MA 02478
9:00a - 4:00p
8:30a – 9:00a
Extended drop-off / choice of days
8:00a - 8:30a
4:00p – 4:30p
Extended pick-up / choice of days
4:30p – 6:00p
Registration opens Saturday January 29, 2022
You may cancel your summer camp registration by May 15th for a full refund, minus a $25 administration fee. You may change your registration dates up to two weeks before camp starts. We reserve the right to cancel camp sessions due to insufficient enrollment.
Bring a friend and you both save!
We offer a 5% discount to siblings and to best buddies who want to enroll in camp together.
Proof of full vaccination is required for all teachers and staff. We strongly encourage all families to vaccinate their children per the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Parents may contact us to discuss religious and medical exemptions. Mask requirements will be updated per federal and state guidelines this summer.
Our Teaching Philosophy
In our small workshops, younger learners (Grades 3-5) explore the logical structures of programming and gradually move from drag-and-drop in Scratch to basic coding in Python. More mature coders (Grades 6-8) learn the deeper fundamentals of programming using our proprietary teaching curriculum and start their coding practice with Python. For all learners, this core knowledge is then translated into fun and interactive hands-on coding projects with the highly engaging Marty the Robot (Grades 3-5) and Misty the Robot (Grades 6-8).
Marty the Robot is a real humanoid robot designed to teach kids about computer programming. Marty can walk, turn, dance, kick a football, and engage with young aspiring coders in ways that remote controlled cars and toys cannot. S/he is a popular teaching tool in the UK and we've brought her to the US to share one of the most likable robots we've encountered! Campers start with Scratch and draw upon the same conceptual foundations to transition into Python. No previous coding experience is required.
Maximum campers per teacher: 4.
Misty the Robot is a developer robot designed for all level of programmers who want to test their ideas on a real-world AI platform. Misty has a high-resolution camera and face recognition capabilities with microphones and sensors to track positional information and the sounds of her environment. Misty also has an engaging personality! She can express fear, love, goofiness, and control her arms and legs to wave, point, and dance. Campers learn core programming skills using Python and gradually develop more elaborate AI programs for Misty. Campers also advance through four Python programming levels and practice exercises and can return for a customized teaching program in additional weeks of summer camp if desired. Previous coding experience is helpful but not required.
Maximum campers per teacher: 4.
Parent review (Summer 2021)
"Fantastic!!! My incoming 6th grade son enjoying EVERY MINUTE!!! Matt was fantastic and wonderfully patient and really connected in an ideal way to both teach and convey the content, as well as understand the questions and relay incredibly helpful answers and suggestions!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! My son looks forward to more CODEMAKERS!!"
All About Us
CODEMAKERS offers summer coding and robotics camps to kids and teens in the Boston area. Campers learn the core principles and practices of programming and apply this knowledge to their interactions with highly engaging humanoid robots. Summer camp sessions are taught in small groups of four by enthusiastic computer science and engineering college students. Campers learn in a relaxed and fun environment and gradually build the technical skills needed to develop their own robotics and AI projects. Locally owned and operated, CODEMAKERS was founded by educator Rachelle Reinhart, PhD.
Summer Camp Location
Belmont, MA 02478
We do not offer year-round workshops, only weekday summer camp. During the academic year, the best way to reach us is by phone or email.
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