Yes! We will be hosting summer camps for kids ages 9 to 13 this summer! These kids today… I had a job at 13, but in our wildly complex modern workplace, we’ll substitute job skills training for bringing home the actual bacon.
Yes, job training. Our camps will feature programming classes and structured play times, giving your camper the knowledge and freedom they need to become software developers. We’ll be intensifying on MIT’s Scratch, but we’re also planning on bringing in professional developers to teach the campers about other development platforms, such as Unity, Stencylworks, and Python.
Of course, our camp day won’t be entirely work and no play. We’ll have plenty of open play time, where campers will be able to use our old game consoles to play classic games which, unless you’ve raised them on old systems, they probably have never played. Imagine your kids’ enjoyment as they play Super Metroid, Super Mario Brother 3, or River City Ransom for the first time!
Our summer camps will begin at the end of June, though we’re finalizing our actual dates right now. Expect a camp the week of June 25, then a week off for July, followed by 1-week camps for the remainder of July and August.
Camps will begin at 10 am and end at 3 PM daily. They will cost $250 per child, per week. Add to that $25 tax, and another $25 per week if you’d like us to provide lunches instead of packing your own. We are starting to make reservations for week 1 right now, but basically, we have a waiting list that will begin to be called up when camp begins. Also, expect a morning orientation to be scheduled shortly before camp to acquait parents with our staff and policies.
If you would like to be placed on our preferential placement list, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put your kids in our spreadsheet. You’ll then get first slot reservations for the week(s) of your choosing.
We’ve got lots of other cool activities planned for our camp, and our camp director Manny is hard at work getting us ready. Manny is an experienced camp director, who has worked with the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in SF, with their kids camps. Expect an awesome summer!