Top 6 Reasons Why a Virtual Summer Camp is a Great Fit This Year

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The purpose of this blog is to provide valuable information about tech education through our virtual summer camp. Virtual summer camp will allow students to explore a much needed 21st century skill.

This year, Happy Code Club is offering summer camp online to ensure our community stays safe in light of Covid-19, but still give families an opportunity to receive a great tech education from our experienced instructors. There are five reasons why you should choose virtual technology summer camp with Happy Code Club. 

Reason #1: There are Multiple Dates and Options 

Our virtual technology summer camp will be taking place from June 22, 2020 until August 28, 2020. We are offering weekly sessions, which gives you 10 opportunities to enroll! We have half day and full day options as well! But when does camp start and end each day? 

Our camp day starts at 10:00 am and ends at 3:00 pm, with a break from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. That means: 

  • Morning session: 10:00 am EST – 12:00 pm EST 
  • Afternoon session: 1:00 pm EST – 3:00 pm EST 

We begin Monday morning and sadly each week ends Friday evening. 

However, we are ready to start a new week every week! 

Our virtual technology summer camp offers classes in the following content areas: 

  • Scratch 
  • Python 
  • Roblox 
  • Robotics Stimulator 
  • Minecraft 
  • Virtual Reality  


Reason #2: No Prior Experience Needed 

Yes you read that right! We are more than happy to work with students who have never had any experience with coding before. We will teach them the basics of coding before going in depth. 

If your child or the student you know doesn’t have any coding experience then we recommend signing up for our beginning Scratch or Python class. These two classes not only allow the student to learn coding through animations and games, but students will be able to see the progress of their work as they are making it! The end result of each project is always so creative, unique, and special to the student. 

Reason #3: Accepting Young Students 

Our camp has programs for students in grades 2+. Our website has recommendations for specific age groups! 


Reason #4: Our Instructors are Prepared

Before Covid-19, we were already transitioning to an online option platform to accommodate schools and students who were a little out of reach. Our instructors are trained and provided much support and resources to run an effective online class. Each instructor hosting summer camp has already taught online classes with us.

An instructor will first attend a content and classroom management training workshop, then will teach a few online classes, and then attend a post-class discussion with a trainer to evaluate, assess, and reflect on their experience. We are continuously utilizing the resources available to us while also establishing new content/workshops to best fit our clientele and company expectations. 

Reason #5: Small Class Sizes

Small class sizes help students learn faster and understand concepts better because the student is able to work relatively close with their instructor and peers. Our class sizes will be 5 students of less. This means there will be 5 students or less with 1 instructor, a 5:1 ratio. Students will be able to have all their questions answered along with an opportunity to create close bonds with their peers. 

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Happy Coding with Brittany-

GRADES 1-2 STARTS DECEMBER 15. EVERY TUESDAY AT 6 PM FOR 4 WEEKS. FREE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, HOMESCHOOLS.

GRADES K

Hello everyone! My name is Brittany, and I am a Co-founder and instructor for Happy Code Club. In this class, we are going to learn the basics of Scratch to start your coding journey! We will break down coding concepts in a way that is easier to understand through a series of fun, creative, and engaging projects that are all created the way you want! It is your creative masterpiece. Students will have access to a recording for each class in case they want to rewatch the class or weren’t able to attend on a specific day. We will all learn coding together!
Technology required: Wifi, Chromebook, pc, or mac, two button mouse is recommended. (no tablets please). Registration is open through Dec 13 so don’t hesitate and register now. Please feel free to email [email protected] if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

Happy Coding with Brittany-

GRADES K STARTS DECEMBER 15. EVERY TUESDAY AT 5 PM FOR 4 WEEKS. FREE FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, HOMESCHOOLS

GRADES K

Hello everyone! My name is Brittany, and I am a Co-founder and instructor for Happy Code Club. In this class, we are going to learn programming through a very kid-friendly app and other resources to get their brains thinking about code. We will create a variety of projects using basic block codes and play games that focus on problem solving and critical thinking. This program is designed to be the very first step in their coding journey without being overwhelming or too
advanced! We will all learn coding together!
Technology required: Tablet only. Registration is open through Dec 13 so don’t hesitate and register now. Please feel free to email [email protected] if you have any questions, comments, or concerns!

Happy Coding with Brittany-

Game Design with Scratch Jr.

Grades: 3-5

Introduction to programming with Scratch will show you around the interface and have you making a fun project in minutes. This easy to learn program is super fun as it allows you to create artistic characters, scenes, and objects and animate them with computer code.
If you are curious about what coding is or simply want to try something new, this is a fun class to try. See why millions of students from around the world are sharing their awesome creations on the Scratch platform. The creations students make range from Stories, Games, animations, music and more! Get your creativity hats on and come and check this out!

Technology Requirements: Chromebooks or PC or Mac with wifi and a two button mouse recommended.

Links to class tools used Scratch Zoom Client installation

Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary. Ability to use a two button mouse; ability to hold objects on the screen and move them with left mouse button and keyboarding isrecommended.

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Intro to Game Design in Scratch

Grades: 3-5

Introduction to programming with Scratch will show you around the interface and have you making a fun project in minutes. This easy to learn program is super fun as it allows you to create artistic characters, scenes, and objects and animate them with computer code.
If you are curious about what coding is or simply want to try something new, this is a fun class to try. See why millions of students from around the world are sharing their awesome creations on the Scratch platform. The creations students make range from Stories, Games, animations, music and more! Get your creativity hats on and come and check this out!
Technology Requirements: Chromebooks or PC or Mac with wifi and a two button mouse recommended. Links to class tools used Scratch Zoom Client installation
Prerequisites: No previous experience necessary. Ability to use a two button mouse; ability to hold objects on the screen and move them with left mouse button and keyboarding is recommended.

Happy Coding

Winter Dates: Nov 30 – Jan 28

This winter join students from other schools in a zoom class that you can take from your school or home.
This after school club is free for public schools classrooms Grades 3-5 and it will be run for 6-8 weeks in Winter and Spring of 2021 Taught by Happy Code Club teachers with experience in various subjects including Scratch, Python, codehs.com, code.org, Robotics and more.
Winter Dates: Nov 30 – Jan 28