Campus, Online Summer Coding Camps Available for Kids

Wednesday, June 08, 2022
A faculty member works with a student on a laptop computer.

Campus and online computer coding camps are being organized this summer for youths in kindergarten through eighth grade, with instruction by Rose-Hulman professors and mentorship from students.

Rose-Hulman is hosting campus and online Connecting with Code computer programming camps July 18-22 for youths wanting to have fun while learning about computing, robotics and creating their own games.

A course will introduce Scratch game design to children in kindergarten through third grade from 9 a.m. to noon each day. An advanced introduction to game design course using Python programming will be from 1-4 p.m. for children in grades 4-8.

Campus sessions will have youths working with Rose-Hulman professors and students from the top-ranked undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics college. The cost is $150 per camp participant. Need-based scholarships are available.

Free on-line session participants will receive emails with daily instructional videos created by professors. Youths also will have 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, and we’ll give kids an assignment for additional features they can add. It’s a great way to start coding,” said camp organizer David Fisher, PhD, professor of computer science, software engineering and mechanical engineering at Rose-Hulman. 

Materials for this summer’s camp were developed in consolation with Bob Schaffer, PhD, head of the Department of Engineering at Mission College in Santa Clara, California.

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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 computer coding and connecting them with online programming resources.