Coding Camps for 6-13 Year-olds 2019-05-09T09:20:19+00:00
Kids explore with real tools and hands-on projects in The Works Museum's science and engineering summer camps in Minnesota.

Coding Camps

Explore coding, sequencing, and logic at our Coding camps for kids ages 6-13. Your camper can program their own robot creations, assemble a Raspberry Pi system, use Python coding language, and more.

 

Camps for Ages 6-8

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $190, $171 members
Work in pairs to build little robots using special LEGO WeDo 2.0 pieces. Program your creations using iPads and programming software.
M-Th, June 17-20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.     Register for lunch supervision June 17-20.
M-Th, July 8-11, 1-4 p.m.     Register for aftercare July 8-11.
M-Th, July 22-25, 1-4 p.m.     Register for aftercare July 22-25.
M-Th, August 5-8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  This session of camp has been filled. Please add my child’s name to the waitlist.
M-Th, August 19-22, 1-4 p.m.  This session of camp has been filled. Please add my child’s name to the waitlist.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $190, $171 members
Same great Robocoding camp, in a section for girls. Work in pairs to build little robots using special LEGO WeDo 2.0 pieces. Program your creations using iPads and programming software.
M-Th, June 10-13, 1-4 p.m.     Register for aftercare June 10-13.
M-Th, July 29-August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  This session of camp has been filled. Please add my child’s name to the waitlist.

Ages 6-8 (6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten); $190, $171 members
For those who’ve completed Robocoding, use your skills to invent something new. Make a robotic hand
and other projects using LEGO pieces, then work in pairs to program your creations using iPads and
programming software.
M-Th, August 12-15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.     Register for lunch supervision August 12-15.

Camps for Ages 9-11

Ages 9-11; $190, $171 members
Same Code Camp, in a section for girls. Explore computer programming with other girls your age. Use a simple Raspberry Pi computer that fits in the palm of your hand. Create mods for Minecraft using Python code.
M-Th, July 29-August 1, 1-4 p.m.     Register for aftercare July 29-August 1.

Ages 9-11; $190, $171 members
For those who’ve completed Code Camp 1, continue your Python learning. Investigate Raspberry Pi hardware add-ons that allow you to input commands and output lights and noise to make music, quizzes, and games.
M-Th, August 5-8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.     Register for lunch supervision August 5-8.

Camps for Ages 11-13

$190, $171 members
Create mobile apps with App Inventor programming language! Explore the basics of programming, testing, and debugging by building some simple apps, then design one of your own. Apps created will only run on Android devices, but owning one is NOT required for camp.
M-Th, June 17-20, 1-4 p.m.     Register for aftercare June 17-20.

$190, $171 members
Enhance your Minecraft skills with code! Create events, build structures, and add new items to the game. Test your creations in a browser simulator or your Minecraft PC account.
M-Th, July 15-18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.      Register for lunch supervision July 15-18.
M-Th, August 12-15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  This session of camp has been filled. Please add my child’s name to the waitlist.

$190, $171 members
If you’ve taken Beginning App Inventor or participated in the Technovation Challenge, explore more advanced features of App Inventor! Explore using lists, arrays, and sensors and databases, then build you own app using these components. Apps created will only run on Android devices, but owning one is NOT required for camp.
M-Th, July 29-August 1, 1-4 p.m.     Register for aftercare July 29-August 1.

Tips for camp registration:

  • Want a 5-day experience for your camper? Add on a Friday Fun Day to the regular camp week.
  • Want to try a 1-day experience? Register just for Friday Fun Days or look at our July 4th week camps.
  • The session you wanted is full? Get on the wait list to be notified if we’re able to add extra sessions.
  • Want a full-day experience? Register for an a.m. and p.m. camp. We supervise campers while they enjoy lunch from home and play between camps.
  • Drop-off begins at 8:30 for a.m. camps and at 12:30 for p.m. camps.
  • Pick-up is from 12-12:30 for a.m. camps and 4-4:15 for p.m. camps. Add aftercare to extend your child’s day to 5 p.m. by selecting the “with aftercare” version of your camp selection. Aftercare is an additional $28 for Monday-Thursday camps, and $7 for Friday Fun Days or One-Day camps.
  • By registering for camp you attest that you have read and agree to the camp and cancellation policies of The Works Museum.
  • Please note there is summer road construction in our surrounding area. Please plan adequate travel time.

Regular Hours

Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Holiday Closures

Closed For Holiday
May 27, 2019
Closed For Holiday
July 4, 2019
Closed For Holiday
September 2, 2019