Free Online Coding Camp for Kids Available This Summer

Monday, April 19, 2021
Image shows a smiling David Fisher observing a young person working at a computer.

Professor David Fisher will join other Rose-Hulman faculty and students in once again hosting an online Connecting with Code summer computer programming camp for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Rose-Hulman is hosting free online Connecting with Code computer programming camps this summer for youths wanting to have fun while learning about computing, robotics, and creating their own games.

A course June 21-25 will introduce Scratch game design to children in kindergarten through third grade. An advanced Scratch game design course from June 28 to July 2 is for children in grades 4-8.

Session participants will receive emails with daily instructional videos created by Rose-Human professors. They also will receive Scratch software and materials along with the opportunity to receive help through Zoom meetings with Rose-Hulman student mentors.

“Each day we will showcase a new game that we build together in a video and we’ll give kids an assignment for additional features they can add. It’s a great way to start coding,” says camp organizer David Fisher, professor of computer science, software engineering, and mechanical engineering.

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Rose-Hulman’s camps are part of the national Connecting with Code program that strives to get young people excited about code and connecting them with online programming resources. This is the second year that instruction has been online. More than 4,500 children participated in last year’s camp activities.