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CodeCrafters: Coding and Animation with Scratch + Sports Adventures for Grades K-2

CodeCrafters: Coding and Animation with Scratch + Sports Adventures for Grades K-2

Join us for an exhilarating summer adventure with CodeCrafters: Coding and Animation with Scratch + Sports Adventures!

This dynamic course offers students the opportunity to develop essential digital literacy and coding skills using ScratchJr and Scratch. They'll learn the fundamentals of block-based coding, animating their own stories and game ideas with sequences, loops, and conditionals. As they enhance their creative expression and logical thinking, students will delve into structuring narratives, designing characters, and creating engaging gameplay. But the learning doesn't stop there - afternoons are dedicated to Sports Adventures, where students will engage in various physical activities to develop coordination, fitness, and teamwork. This holistic program perfectly balances the development of tech skills with physical and social growth, ensuring a summer filled with learning, creativity, and fun!

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  • Camp Hours: 9AM-3PM
  • After Camp, M-TH: 3PM -6PM*
  • Friday Family Showcase: 2PM-3PM

*Location Dependent. This option will appear after selecting a camp week if this location has it available.

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  • About CodeCrafters: Coding and Animation with Scratch + Sports Adventures for Grades K-2

    This engaging course allows students to build critical digital literacy and coding abilities through ScratchJr. Participants will master the basics of block-based programming, bringing their stories and game concepts to life with sequences, loops, and conditionals. While boosting their creative and analytical skills, students will explore how to craft compelling narratives, design unique characters, and develop captivating gameplay.

  • Topics Covered

    • Block-based programming, including sequences, loops, and conditionals.
    • Explore science through interactive ScratchJr projects.
    • Storytelling with popular literature turned into ScratchJr animations.
    • Animate global landmarks and diverse habitats on a world adventure.

  • Digital Literacy and Coding Skills

    Students will develop foundational skills in digital literacy and block-based coding using Scratch. They will learn to bring stories and game ideas to life, understanding the basics of programming, such as sequences, loops, and conditionals.

  • Creative Expression and Logical Thinking

    Students will enhance their creative expression and logical thinking abilities by creating interactive stories and games. They will learn to structure narratives, design characters, and create engaging gameplay, all while applying logical reasoning to execute their ideas effectively.

  • Physical Development and Team Collaboration

    Students will participate in various sports to develop physical coordination, fitness, and social skills like teamwork, communication, and sportsmanship. This holistic approach supports physical education and social-emotional learning, balancing technological skills with physical and cooperative play.

Sample Schedule

Here’s a sample of what a week in this course could look like. Keep in mind, our experienced instructors will build the camp that is right for your student, and this outline demonstrates some of the key materials and the overall camp experience.

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Monday: Life Cycles and Ecosystems

Discover the life cycles of plants, animals, and their ecosystems. Students will build environments and animate these cycles using ScratchJr, highlighting nature's interconnectedness.

Tuesday: Celestial Mechanics and Time

Uncover the secrets of the sun, moon, and their effects on Earth through projects on time zones, seasons, and moon phases in ScratchJr, illustrating celestial influence on our planet.

Wednesday: Storytelling with Classic Literature

Animate beloved stories like "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "Goodnight Moon" using ScratchJr. Students blend coding with storytelling to bring these tales to life.

Thursday: Global Landmarks and Habitats

Explore the world's architectural and natural wonders, from the Eiffel Tower to the Serengeti. Through Scratch animations, students will showcase their knowledge and creativity.

Friday: Creative Coding Projects

Students apply their coding skills in a final project, creating original animations or games in Scratch Jr. Inspired by the week's lessons, they design and share their unique creations.

Course Format

This course is part of a weeklong summer camp running Monday through Friday. Your child will learn in a small group setting from an experienced instructor. An exciting daily schedule balances learning and exploration of this topic with a variety of outdoor and recreational activities within the larger camp setting. Lunch and aftercare options are available based on location.

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Our Instructors Are Our Top Asset

At BAM!, our vision for innovative K-8 education extends beyond just curriculum; it encompasses the educators who bring that curriculum to life. Selecting & training our educators is a continuous and meticulous process, ensuring they are not just equipped with subject matter expertise but also the skills to inspire and connect with students on a personal level.

  • 100% adult educators recruited from prestigious universities ( No CITs at BAM!)
  • Highly refined interview and background check process 
  • Extensive training that goes well beyond curriculum & classroom management
  • Ongoing year-round opportunities to teach in our summer camp. After-school, and structured recess programs.

We celebrate your success!

Upon the conclusion of your child's program, they will be presented with an official Brains & Motion Education certification.