S2SArcadeCamp (Ages 8 – 12)

Run by STEM2Space

Tagged in: Science & Tech, Academics, After School

The S2SArcadeCamp program provides an introduction to programming and game development using Scratch software for kids age 8 and up. This program is designed to inspire and teach keen young programmers of the future to code “coding is a superpower”. It is extremely important for our kids to learn “Computational Thinking” because more and more of this type of thinking is being applied in areas other than programming. It is also important for children to have “Digital Fluency” in the future, which means to contrive, produce and mix digital content and not just browse, chat and interact with it. Learning to code lets them build – not just consume the technology around them like video games, websites, robots and more. If they think playing computer games is fun, think what a blast learning to program their own games will be. Students will learn how to program their own 10 computer games by recreating the most popular arcade games in history, such as Pong and Frogger to ultimate video-game blockbusters such as space explorer, bouncing gear, race, falling bricks, snake, banana chase, frogger, tetris, click-a-brick and brick-man games. Materials for each workshop include: an introduction to video game history illustrated with pictures and animations, programming lessons, step-by-step programming guides, downloadable graphics, and other extras, (including games that they create and can bring home!!).

Location and Program Information

Map to Carousel Theatre for Young People

Where: Carousel Theatre for Young People
1411 Cartwright St, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6H 3R7

We bring our programs to Private/Public schools and in your community so that more and more youth can take advantage of our amazing after-school STEM classes and programs.

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