This summer, Tallahassee welcomes a new camp opportunity for kids focused on innovative and cutting edge computer science (CS), engineering, and cyber security curriculum. At Codecraft Camps, students work in high-tech labs with trained instructors and mentors to design websites, build video games, practice ethical hacking, and more.
Codecraft Camps teach students computational thinking, basics of computer science, how-to-code, and other critical 21st century skills like problem solving, communication, collaboration, presentation, creativity and innovation. Offering opportunities for all kids to learn computer programming concepts from a young age better prepares them for a future where programming is essential to how the world functions.
“Our camps are for the kids who are curious about computers and want to learn how to make their own technology,” said Leon County Director, Meagan Bonnell. “What is great about Codecraft is that while they are learning a crucial skill set, they are also having fun.”
Codecraft is hosting Leon County camps in partnership with Florida State University’s College of Communication and Information and Florida A&M University’s Center For Public Computing & Workforce Development. Through these strategic partnerships, Codecraft is able to offer students centrally-located, high-tech lab spaces in which they can build and create.
It is important to Codecraft that all students have the opportunity to participate in high-tech, high-impact, summer camps. Codecraft was built on the foundation that all kids should have access to learning computer programming and understanding the power of computing in a fun, supportive, and interactive environment.
To help fulfill the mission of access for all, a limited number of summer scholarships have been made available for Leon County students who are typically underrepresented in STEM fields. These scholarships are made possible through sustaining community partner, Florida Blue, and non-profit groups like Domi Education & the Codecraft Foundation.
Codecraft Works was founded on Florida’s Space Coast, in Melbourne, Fla. in 2011. Since it started, Codecraft curriculum has been in high demand. With over 1000 students just on the Space Coast alone, Codecraft is growing rapidly in Leon County as well. The Brevard County location was the first technology-themed lab for students ages 8 to 18 in Florida.
“Daily life, economies, innovation and national security all depend on having a strong and skilled STEM workforce,” said Codecraft Works CEO Shannon Landin. “Codecrafters are, no doubt, the next generation of our high-tech workforce; visionary entrepreneurs, dedicated problem solvers and community leaders you want to meet.”
In addition to summer camps, Codecraft offers guided exploration into the world of coding at elementary and middle schools. Codecraft Clubs provide a project-based, standards-aligned learning platform that allows students to learn CS skills at their own school.
For information on how to easily start a Codecraft Club at your school or community center this fall and get the technical support you need, or how to enroll in a summer camp near you visit this website at www.codecraftworks.com, call 850-290-4714, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.