Why iCode STEM Camps?

STEM Education Made FUN! We turn school breaks into exciting learning experiences! Through hands-on activities, students build a strong foundation of skills that will prepare them for the tech-driven workforce of tomorrow.

Battle of the Bots:

Tournament of Champions

Age Group

7-10, 11-14

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Duration Options:
5-day, 1-day, or Half-day

Description
Battle of the bots is a great way to learn how technologies like programming, sensors, gears, and mechanics work, all while having fun! Campers will learn the fundamentals of mechanical engineering as they team up to build robotic systems and compete against one another in tasks such as sumo-wrestling, tug-o-war, head-to-head combat, and much more! By the end of the week, campers will put their skills to the test and see who can build the best battle bot.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Minecraft:

Modding Adventure

Age Group

7-10

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Duration Options:
5-day or Half-day

Description
Campers will learn how to make Mods (modifications) for one of their favorite games: Minecraft. Learning to mod in Minecraft is a gateway to an adventure of creativity in computer skills that can be taken from video games to the real world.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

YouTube Creator:

Learn Production Basics

Age Group

7-10, 11-14, 15-18

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Duration Options:
5-day, 3-day, or Half-day

Description
YouTube has become the premier platform for creators of all kinds to film and produce content that reaches millions of people. This camp is perfect for future content creators to learn the skills that will push their videos to the top. Campers will learn to use digital cameras, how to edit audio, video, and produce content that is not just unique but interesting for their audience.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Shark Tank:

Create & Pitch Your Own Product!

Age Group

7-10, 11-14

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Duration Options:
5-day or Half-day

Description
Campers will learn how to think like a creative entrepreneur and compete in a crowded marketplace with unique solutions to tomorrow’s problems. Working with professional tools like Adobe XD will give campers a competitive edge and help them learn what it takes to take an idea to market. Campers will collaborate with other campers in completing group and individual projects. These entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to build a startup with their friends, create sophisticated websites, develop marketing plans, and 3D print prototypes. At the end of this busy week, these new start-ups will pitch their projects to a panel of iCode’s top sharks and learn how to negotiate funding!

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Roblox Editor:

Create & Code Your World

Age Group

7-10

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Duration Options:
5-day, 3-day, 1-day or Half-day

Description
Campers will learn to use The Roblox Editor, a special coding environment used to create complete projects in Roblox! Throughout the week, campers will use Lua programming to add features to their games. This exciting camp takes an activity your child already loves, and turns it into an educational adventure!

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Drone Code:

Programming with Python 3

Age Group

11-14, 15-18

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Duration Options:
5-day or 1-day

Description
Focused on data analysis and quick decision-making, campers will learn to maneuver through drone obstacle courses using the Python 3 programming language. The relationship between software and hardware becomes apparent as campers code solutions to the limitations of their environments and toolsets. With a solid foundation in Python 3, campers will be able to plot their course, code, and take off!

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Robot Squad:

Engineering Team Challenge

Age Group

7-10, 11-14

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Duration Options:
5-day or 1-day

Description
Mimicking the structure of some of the world’s most competitive robotics challenges such as First Lego League, and the DARPA Challenge, this fun and exciting week will give campers the opportunity to put their problem solving to the test! Using robotics, campers will team up and brainstorm solutions to many different challenges! During this camp, the skills of programming and engineering will be used to overcome obstacles. While campers work to complete multi-phased challenges, they will realize that teamwork is needed to solve the problems of tomorrow!

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Minecraft Modder:

Customize Your World

Age Group

7-10

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Duration Options:
3-day or 1-day

Description
Students during this camp work with software to create customized blocks, armor, and biomes.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Artist's Studio:

2D & 3D Digital Design

Age Group

7-10, 11-14

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Duration Options:
5-day or Half-day

Description
Campers will learn to express themselves utilizing the digial tools of the art industry. Varioius pieces will be created throughout the week which will then be shared, and discussed as a group, giving these artists the crucial experience of personal feedback. Some of the areas that each new artist will explore include: photo manipulation, digital painting, 3D sculpting, and programming art! Campers will create an art gallery style presentation for audiences to experience and enjoy their projects.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

To Infinity and Beyond:

Engineering Journey through Space

Age Group

7-10

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
By looking out into space, scientists and engineers have been able to answer fundamental questions that have roots here on Earth. Campers will gain problem-solving skills with many hands-on activities such as simulating the galaxy formation with slime, building their own Mars rover, or 3D design a new type of spacecraft.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

"Hey Siri":

AI & Machine Learning with Python 3

Age Group

11-14, 15-18

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Duration Options:
5-day or 3-day

Description
As technology advances, our future workforce needs the skills to navigate the world of AI & Machine Learning. Campers will use Python 3 to take a deep dive into these groundbreaking technologies that surround our day-to-day lives and also learn how assistants like Siri, Alexa, and Cortana are built. With an understanding of how AI and Machine Learning work, campers will be better equipped to navigate the upward trajectory of computer intelligence.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Cyber Agent:

Protect Your Community with Cybersecurity

Age Group

7-10, 11-14

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
This camp is dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of one of the most interesting areas in tech. 3D printing is a mode of product development that is fast, easy, and creative! Campers will work throughout the week to design & print their own creation! They will use a development style called rapid prototyping, where development starts at a basic idea, then to designing models, and finally a finished product. This camp is the perfect blend of creativity and productivity!

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Game Builder:

Creating with Construct 3

Age Group

7-10, 11-14

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Duration Options:
5-day, 1-day, or Half-day

Description
In this introductory camp, campers will go beyond playing games, and get a behind-the-scenes experience, learning the art and science of game development. With hands-on projects, campers will be exposed to many digital tools used today for game creation such as Construct 3. Each game created throughout the week will start small and grow exponentially along with skills learned! By the end of the week, campers will really see that making games is more fun than playing them!

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Game Master:

Multiplayer Game Development
with Construct 3

Age Group

11-14, 15-18

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
This camp is the sequel to Game Builder : Creating with Construct 3 where campers will build on the foundational skills acquired in the previous camp. Campers will push their skills to new heights as they complete a more complex multiplayer game!

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Creative Lab:

3D Printing and Design

Age Group

11-14, 15-18

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
This camp is dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of one of the most interesting areas in tech. 3D printing is a mode of product development that is fast, easy, and creative! Campers will work throughout the week to design & print their own creation! They will use a development style called rapid prototyping, where development starts at a basic idea, then to designing models, and finally a finished product. This camp is the perfect blend of creativity and productivity!

 

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Minecraft Lab:

Chemistry through the World of Minecraft

Age Group

10-14

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
Students will engage in active learning through hands-on activities about the basics of chemistry. They will learn about and experience chemistry by conducting experiments, and other hands-on interactive activities including science experiments using the Minecraft World.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Animation Creation:

Exploring Today's Digital Tools

Age Group

10 -14

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
Inspired by Pixar, Walt Disney, and DreamWorks, this camp will explore the methods used in these animations studios and apply them to make our own animations!

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Web Developer:

Website Coding & Design

Age Group

11-14, 15-18

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
Campers will develop a fully functional website with the use of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and even Bootstraps. They will also learn the importance of proper research and design thinking, and visual prototyping.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Engineering Exploration:

Intro to Engineering Concepts

Age Group

10 -14

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
Structural engineering is the design of load-bearing structures. Campers in our Structural Engineering camp get to design, build, and analyze the nation’s infrastructure including buildings, bridges, dams, and power plants.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

VR Creator:

Fun with Unity and Oculus

Age Group

11-14, 15-18

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
This course introduces campers to the Unity gaming engine. From installing and configuring unity to building their first game. Campers will learn how to publish their creation to IOS, Xbox, Android, PC, MacOS and Linux! They will also get hands on with Oculus Quest 2, learning its interface and capabilities.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Texas Instruments:

Python Programming and Robotics

Age Group

11-14, 15-18

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
The Texas Instruments summer camp is a 5-day deep dive into the world of python programming, robotics, and Texas Instruments! Each day, campers will explore various ways to automate Texas Instruments hardware like the TI Innovator(TM) Rover and TI Innovator(TM) Hub. Using the TI-Nspire(TM) CX-II to complete projects like coding music and image manipulation, campers will explore the fundamentals of python programming.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Digital Photographer:

Photography & Image Editing Basics

Age Group

11-14, 15-18

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
Campers engage in expressive image creation utilizing digital cameras and cutting-edge photo manipulation software called GIMP. They’ll explore ways to alter and extend their initial photo compositions as well as simulate existing styles of photography including product photography and artistic.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Digital DJ:

Creating Music with Sonic Pi

Age Group

11-14, 15-18

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
Campers go behind the sounds of our favorite tunes to see how science, technology, mathematics, and engineering are utilized to create music today. Using theory and programming tools like Sonic Pi, campers can express themselves like never before.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Jr Programmer:

Intro to 2D Game Development with Scratch

Age Group

11-14, 15-18

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Duration Options:
5-day or Half-day

Description
Campers learn to create games and advanced applications using the Scratch programming language. They’ll integrate functions, custom code blocks, and physical components into their projects while also gaining other important skills like flowcharting, and principles of electrical engineering. Campers will learn to develop games similar to Flappy Birds, Pac-Man, and other platformer games.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

2D Game Developer:

Creating Platformer Games

Age Group

11-14

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Duration Options:
1-day

Description
Students will learn how to develop a 2D platformer game! They will be able to program the game logic, add music, levels, and customize the game sprites.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Unreal Designer:

3D Game Development with UE5

Age Group

11-14, 15-18

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
Campers dive into the world of professional video game development using Unreal Engine 5. From learning the basics of UE5 editor operations to developing procedural meshes and AI controllers, this camp is a one-stop shop for gamers who want to go from players to creators.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Digital Fashionista:

Creating Wearable Technology

Age Group

10-14

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Duration Options:
5-day

 

Description
Fashion design is a form of art dedicated to the creation of clothing and other lifestyle accessories. Students during this camp are challenged with creating art pieces using technology. Some projects include LED Earrings, Light-up Bracelets, and light up clothing using the Arduino microcontroller.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Advanced Arduino:

Creating with Microcontrollers

Age Group

10-14

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
Students use the Arduino – an easy-to-use microcontroller board to make a variety of real-world applications.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Fortnite Designer:

Game Development with UEFN

Age Group

11-16

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
At UEFN: From Player to Creator, you’ll learn everything you need to know to get started with UEFN, Epic Games’ new tool for creating games and experiences directly in Fortnite. Whether you’re a complete beginner or you have some experience with Unreal Engine, this camp is a great way to learn new skills and create something amazing. You’ll learn how to use UEFN to design and build your own games, import assets, and add gameplay mechanics. You’ll also learn how to collaborate with other creators and publish your games to Fortnite so that millions of people can play them. By the end of camp, you’ll have the skills and knowledge you need to start creating your own games and experiences in Fortnite. You’ll also be part of a community of other creators who are passionate about making games.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Minecraft Survival:

The Building Blocks of Coding

Age Group

10-14

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Duration Options:
5-day

Description
Learn conditionals, functions, coordinates and more in block-based coding and JavaScript. Students will Design an original creative project to program four tools for a survival backpack to help them in a Minecraft world.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Claymation Creation:

Stop Motion Animation

Age Group

7-10, 11-14

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Duration Options:
1-day

Description
Join us for a day-long of filming, video editing, and learning the fundamentals of claymation. Students get to present their final movie at the end of class! This is a great camp for creative-minded students.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Minecraft Creator:

Team Design Challenge

Age Group

7-10

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Duration Options:
1-day

Description
Through building a city, zoo, or an amusement park in the Minecraft World, students will practice team collaboration, engineering design processes, mathematical concepts, and project management.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Roblox Creator:

Battle Royale

Age Group

7-10, 11-14

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Duration Options:
1-day

Description
Students will create a multiplayer game where players compete to be the last player remaining! A great way to learn core concepts in game design and computer science.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Jr Creator:

Discovering Electronics & Game Development

Age Group

7-10

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Duration Options:
1-day

Description
Students will learn the fundamentals of hardware and software manipulation by building circuits using Makey Makey. After becoming familiar with the fundamentals of electrical engineering, students will develop games that will be played with and by other students.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Minecraft Designer:

Art Appreciation through Gaming

Age Group

7-10

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Duration Options:
1-day

Description
During this one-day camp, students will learn art appreciation, and the making of art using the environment of Minecraft.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Dasher, Dancer, Designer:

Holiday Graphic Design with Canva

Age Group

10-14

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Duration Options:
2-day

Description
Students will discover the importance of Graphic Design and its uses. The students will take part in creating powerful messages, using their creativity and artistic skills. Students will build upon skills in measurement, teamwork, design, and public speaking.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio

Ginger-neering Lab:

Winter STEAM Workshop

Age Group

7-10

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Duration Options:
3-day, 2-day, or 1-day

Description
During this three-day camp students will learn about engineering, circuitry and design while building gingerbread houses, holiday cards using LEDS and circuit boards. Students will work on a variety of hands-on chemistry projects where they will combine the fun of winter and the science of each. Students combine Digital arts and programming to create a fun game.

Program Details:

  • Instructor-led, onsite
  • 7 hours of instruction per day
  • Small student to instructor ratio