Summer of Code with Tynker

Tynker Camp Students and Staff
Summer of Code with Tynker

“Braden’s favorite thing to do this summer was ‘being on the computer and programming’. He would wake up early in the morning to log in to Tynker on our home computer then he would attend camp for a full day and as soon as he got home he would get back online to see his work. You could say he was a tad enthusiastic about the Tynker programming camp!” – Mom of 3rd Grader, Bay Area

This summer, kids had a blast at Tynker camps! They learned programming, but more importantly, they learned that coding is fun!

Held in San Francisco at the Children’s Creativity Museum and at schools in Palo Alto, these week-long camps were a great way for beginners to start coding. Boys and girls ranging from grades 3-9 showed off their coding skills with their first creations here.

It was inspiring to see young coders unleash their creativity in all kinds of fun coding projects from solving mazes to shooting invading aliens. We were impressed by how advanced their projects were after just a week.

Girls Love Tynker               Kids Making Tynker Projects

 

Each day our camp instructors went through a few structured lessons. They covered programming concepts like nested loops, animation, linked motion, conditionals, and control structures.

Tynker Summer Camp Instructors              Teaching kids to code at camp

 

In between, kids had free time to work on their own projects. They created all sorts of awesome games and simulations!

Tynker Student Laughing           Happy Tynkerer

 

A big part of summer camp is having kids make new friends and collaborate. Towards the end of Tynker camp kids formed separate teams and collaborated on larger projects. “Maze Madness” was one such group project with six levels and different challenges to overcome in each one. The question is: Can you beat it?!

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Tynker Summer Camp Project

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There were a number of proud parents each Friday at our showcase events.

Proud Mom Watches Child Tynkering         Proud Dad Watching Child Tynkering

 

Stay tuned for more camps and After School programs from Tynker!

Tynker enables children to learn computer programming in a fun and imaginative way. More than 60 million kids worldwide have started learning to code using Tynker.

1 Comment

  1. Lindsay Barron 5 years ago

    I am the director of curriculum development for WCLC and WOW Camps and I would like to find out if it would be possible for our company to offer Tynker afterschool classes and summer camps.

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