3-Day Junior Coding Camp: Space Invaders (Ages 8-11)

Calling all cosmic coders - it’s time to shoot for the stars!

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15 Jan - 17 Jan

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Swinburne, John St, Hawthorn, VIC 3122

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$280 + booking fees

Calling all cosmic coders - it’s time to shoot for the stars!

Get ready to launch into a coding camp of galactic proportions. Astro-adventures include:

  • calculating your space age on different planets using block code!
  • coding planets to move around the sun with your first JavaScript program!
  • creating a pixel robot with binary!

On top of a new-found fascination with code, you will gain confidence in your tech sills, meet like-minded girls and have an astronomical amount of fun!

Code Like a Girl’s coding camps complement the Victorian Digital Technologies curriculum. We’re committed to providing girls with a nurturing environment where they can comfortably learn and explore different areas of coding at their own pace, based on their own interests.

At just 20 girls per cohort, our coding camps are small in size to maximise learning outcomes. Breaking down barriers for women to participate in STEM and entrepreneurship is at the core of what we do and we’re committed to encouraging more girls to realise their potential. But you can’t be what you can’t see, so all of our inspirational camp facilitators are female role models who work in the tech and education industries. Students will also hear from guest speakers sharing their real life experiences from within the industry.

Schedule

8:45am: Drop-off and registration
9:00am-11:00am: Guest speaker and offline computational thinking activities
11:00am-11:20am: Morning tea
11:20am-1:30pm: Coding activities and tutorials
1:30pm-2:15pm: Supervised lunch and play
2:15pm-3:30pm: Coding activities and tutorials
3:30pm: Pickup

Our Team

We have a team of experienced and dedicated facilitators from Code Like a Girl who will facilitate and supervise the workshop. All tutors have a contagious passion for technology and have a current working with children check.

FAQs

Will lunch be provided?
No, parents need to supply a packed lunch.

What should I pack in my child's bag?

  • Pencil case
  • Notebook/paper
  • Please ensure your child has sunscreen applied before arriving
  • A morning tea snack, packed lunch and drink just as you would pack for their regular school lunch

Do I need to bring my own device?
No, we will have all technology equipment on site. Students will be required to use the Code Like a Girl devices provided. This will ensure that we can set up all devices with the correct connectivity settings and software beforehand to maximise our time in the workshops. Code Like a Girl do not take any responsibility for damage or loss of any devices brought to the workshops by students.

My child has never coded. Is this program suitable?
Yes! Your child will learn basic coding concepts using both online and offline activities and games. She will work through the program at her own pace.

My child has attended a coding class before. Will this still be useful?
Yes! This is a great opportunity for your budding coder to meet like-minded friends and apply her skills to new projects. There will be a number of open-ended activities that will extend your child and keep them feeling engaged and challenged.

Should my child attend all three days?
Yes. The concepts introduced will build on the previous sessions.


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