Virtual
Coding Camps

Learn to code with an expert and meet fellow makers! Classes meet Monday - Friday on Zoom

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How Virtual Summer Camps Work

  • Pick the class for you and enroll in a session.
  • You'll meet online Monday - Friday, five days straight for 2 hours each.
  • Classes are limited to 6 students or less.

100% guaranteed! Get a full refund before the start of the 2nd class if you’re not satisfied. Tynker will notify all parents of any class or schedule change. A paid Tynker plan isn’t required to participate.

Virtual Coding Camps Schedule

Game Design

Online | Beginner-Intermediate | Ages 7+

Mon-Fri
Web
$450

For kids who love video games! This class is perfect for ages 7+, beginners to intermediate coders. Build super-fun racing and arcade games—and much more! Advance to designing different game types, including 2D platformers, top-down RPGs, side scrollers, and physics-based games while getting to explore Tynker’s new Arcade Maker!

2 hours of live instruction daily
2 hours of self-paced project design daily

Course Requirements

  • Mac or Windows PC with Internet
  • WebCam and Zoom Video Conferencing

Minecraft Modding

Online | Beginner-Intermediate | Ages 8+

Mon-Fri
Web
$450

Students will learn to mod their own Minecraft worlds with Tynker! They’ll get to host their own private Java Minecraft server to build railways, create exploding snowballs, and change mob behaviors using the Tynker block coding interface. Eventually, students will progress to designing more advanced mods and minigames that they can host and play along with friends.

2 hours of live instruction daily
2 hours of self-paced project design daily

Course Requirements

  • Mac or Windows PC with Internet
  • Minecraft Java Edition
  • WebCam and Zoom Video Conferencing

Creative Coding

Online | Beginner-Intermediate | Ages 7+

Mon-Fri
Web
$450

This class is perfect for beginning coders who would like to discover coding through art, music and math as they build animations, interactive stories, and games! Once understanding the basics, students will move on to intermediate-level projects as they experiment with musical notes, generate math art, design level-based games, and explore Augmented Reality using their webcam and gesture detection.

2 hours of live instruction daily
2 hours of self-paced project design daily

Course Requirements

  • Mac or Windows PC with Internet
  • WebCam and Zoom Video Conferencing

Minecraft Game Dev

Online | Beginner-Intermediate | Ages 10+

Mon-Fri
Web
$450

Build Minecraft minigames! Then play with friends on your own secure private server! Build Minecraft games like Capture the Flag, Slimeball Soccer, and Tower Defense using the Tynker block coding interface. When ready, students will advance to creating more complex multiplayer games like Spleef, Paintball, and Save the Pig in Minecraft!

2 hours of live instruction daily
2 hours of self-paced project design daily

Course Requirements

  • Mac or Windows PC with Internet
  • Minecraft Java Edition
  • WebCam and Zoom Video Conferencing

Python Game Design

Online | Beginner-Intermediate | Ages 12+

Mon-Fri
Web
$450

Build browser-based Python games! Students will learn Python syntax, variables, functions, turtle graphics, and conditional logic while building classic games like Connect 4, Tetris, Snake, and Frogga. After mastering the basics, students get to solve real-world challenges for a better understanding of advanced topics, including lists, dictionaries, classes, objects, and recursion.

Topics Covered: Python syntax, sequencing, repetition, conditional logic, nested loops, Turtle graphics, automation, simple motion, keyboard and mouse events, pen drawing, operators, expressions, variables, using arrays and objects to store structured data, functions, dictionaries, and recursion.

2 hours of live instruction daily
2 hours of self-paced project design daily

Course Requirements

  • Mac or Windows PC with Internet
  • WebCam and Zoom Video Conferencing

Web Design

Online | Beginner-Intermediate | Ages 12+

Mon-Fri
Web
$450

Design and publish your own web sites! Students will start by building their first web page and then completing more than a dozen practical projects—using HTML to lay out pages and CSS to style them.

2 hours of live instruction daily
2 hours of self-paced project design daily

Course Requirements

  • Mac or Windows PC with Internet
  • WebCam and Zoom Video Conferencing

“The Tynker Live Classes were great. The small group and high level of instructor interaction provided the friendly support and guidance my child needed to learn and have fun while doing it. In a time where so much of her instruction is online and she’s kind of “screened out”, she truly looked forward to Tynker time and insisted on signing up for additional sessions. It was truly a highlight of her week.”

Teri C., Parent

“Since our children are going to be spending much of their time on computers in the future, it is a great idea for them to learn the basics of coding, even if it is just for appreciation. Tynker Live Classes was a great way to introduce the basics in a fun, interesting and socially interactive way! We loved it!”

Alexandria Z., Parent

Frequently asked questions

  • Why should kids learn how to code?

    At Tynker, we know that coding is quickly becoming a universal second language, a 21st century life skill that every kid should have in their toolbelt going forward — one that can propel them to becoming part of the next generation of innovators.

    Kids and teens can learn how to code at any age or skill level. Coding is an incredibly creative tool that gets kids dreaming—and doing! Kids who code learn to solve problems, think critically, and see projects through to completion.

    Coders think big, like saving the neighborhood, the environment, and, yes, lives! The ability to code is a "great equalizer" and with it the power to change not just your child’s future but the world’s too.

  • What is Tynker?

    Tynker is the #1 online and mobile coding platform in the world for kids and teens. Over 60 million kids have learned the basics of coding through Tynker and become makers, developing apps, building games, programming robots and drones, modding Minecraft, and much more.

  • Why Tynker?

    Tynker is a powerful visual programming language for kids in which they begin by snapping together code blocks to create programs, gradually understanding the actual code behind these blocks, and how they directly translate to real-world text programming languages like JavaScript and Python.

    Learning to code using traditional methods can be frustrating and challenging for kids. However, Tynker empowers creativity with code. Our revolutionary self-study platform makes it fun to learn how to code, with drag-and-drop visual coding, a game-based story-driven approach, and interactive tutorials.

    We also offer a built-in tutor to guide kids through hands-on learning, interactive explanations, and how-to video guides to promote progression through courses and activities. And, with our mobile apps, kids can take Tynker on the go, making Tynker positive screen time for children of all ages and experience levels.

  • What are Tynker live classes?

    Classes held online using Tynker courses with a live instructor. Tynker Teachers are highly trained experts, and classes feature no more than 4 to 6 students to ensure the lesson is personalized to each student.

  • What makes Tynker live classes different?

    Tynker Teachers are highly trained and from great schools, with years of teaching and coding experience.

  • How are the live classes delivered?

    Classes are held online through Zoom, so all that’s needed is access to the Internet and a web browser. A Tynker plan (free or paid) is required to access the Tynker Live Classroom.

    Some courses will require other software, such as Minecraft Game Design, which requires Minecraft Java Edition. Please check the course descriptions for any requirements.

  • What is the cancellation policy for live classes?

    Securing your child’s place in class requires payment upfront, but we offer a 100% guarantee for a full refund prior to the start of the second class.

  • What courses do you recommend for my child?

    We have courses for all interests: art, game design, Minecraft, text coding, and so much more. Read the description, age range, and level on the enrollment page before selecting a class.

    Talk to your child about their interests. If you’re not sure, then email liveclass@tynker.com.

  • What if my child already has coding experience?

    We have beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes. You can select the appropriate class for your child’s level. If you’re not sure, then email liveclass@tynker.com.

  • You have coding classes for kids — do you also have coding classes for teens?

    Yes, we have classes for all age groups. Please check the age recommendation on the enrollment page.

  • Can you make an age exception?

    Yes, if your child has experience in a particular coding topic and can participate with older children, we can make an age exception on a case-by-case basis.

  • Do I get free live classes with a Tynker paid plan?

    No, Tynker live classes are a separate program and don’t come with a Tynker independent learning paid plan.

  • I already registered. Can I make changes?

    Yes, if you want to change classes up to the beginning of the second class that’s totally fine, just email liveclass@tynker.com.

  • Do you offer private coding Tutors, private coding or classes?

    Yes, we have private lessons. Please email liveclass@tynker.com.

  • Do you have coding after-school programs or coding classes after school?

    Yes, we have a number of coding courses after school. Coding after-school programs include introduction, intermediate and advanced courses in Minecraft, creative coding, game design, text coding and more.

  • Do you have coding summer camps or summer coding tutoring programs?

    We know kids and parents want to make sure coding skills don’t diminish just because class is no longer insession. That’s why we offer daily coding courses throughout the summer for kids and teens of all ages and skill levels.