Silicon STEM Academy - Denver CO
Unleash your inner geek!
Silicon STEM Academy | 4201 E. Yale Avenue - Suite 130, Denver, CO 80222
For more information, CALL 303-800-0011
or register for courses here
For more information, CALL 303-800-0011
or register for courses here
Summer Camps at SSA

WEEK 1
JUN 10-14

WEEK 2
JUN 17-21

WEEK 3
JUN 24-28

WEEK 4
JUL 8-12

WEEK 5
JUL 15-19

WEEK 6
JUL 22-26

WEEK 7
JUL 29-AUG 2

WEEK 8
AUG 5-9

Junior Coders: Code & Design
with Scratch

Junior Coders Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-11
Level: Beginner
Coding
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AM Camp
$295
AM Camp
$295
 
PM Camp
$295
 
 
 

Junior Coders: Code & Design
with Scratch

Designed for young Coders ages 8-11, this Coding Camp starts by teaching aspiring game designers Scratch, a dynamic interactive game creation & storytelling platform from MIT. Students will learn how to animate characters, build creative games, and create fun stories with a visual block coding environment. Students will also learn to create simple interactive mobile apps with Bitsbox! Campers will be introduced to text-based coding and coding basics, including variables, inputs and game animations. Students can easily share their apps to any mobile device. No prior experience is required. This camp provides a great foundation for Coding 101.


Class Details

Ages:  8-11
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Scratch & Bitsbox

 

What You'll Learn

  - How to assign block code to sprites and characters to create games and interactive stories
  - Using the Bitsbox programming platform, variables and parameters to create mobile- friendly games to share with friends

Minecraft Modding:
World Creation

Minecraft Modding: World Creation Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-15
Level: Beginner
Coding Game Design
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AM Camp
$325
 
 
PM Camp
$325
 
 
AM Camp
$325
 

Minecraft Modding: World Creation

Calling all Minecrafters! If your kiddo is crazy about Minecraft, then this camp will take their passion to the next level by teaching them how to create their own “mods” (short for modifying) to use in their Minecraft worlds. Campers learn how to customize their Minecraft games by creating whole new worlds and biomes. Students will also learn how to customize blocks & food with Adobe Photoshop. Additionally, the program provides an introduction to Java programming required to bring their mods to life. If they like this camp, try our Minecraft Modding: Character Customization! This camp provides a foundation for Advanced Minecraft Modding camp


Class Details

Ages:  8-15
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Minecraft, Java, Adobe Photoshop

 

What You'll Learn

  - How to create game elements using Adobe Photoshop software
  - Introduction to JAVA basics

Minecraft Modding:
Character Customizations

Minecraft Modding: Character Customizations Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-15
Level: Beginner
Coding Game Design
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PM Camp
$325
AM Camp
$325
 
AM Camp
$325
 
 
 

Minecraft Modding: Character Customizations

Calling all Minecrafters! If your camper is crazy about Minecraft, then this camp will take their passion to the next level by teaching them how to create their own “mods” (short for modifying) to use in their Minecraft worlds. Using Java programming, campers learn how to customize their Minecraft games by creating their own new ores, tools and game weapons, armor and skins with Adobe Photoshop. If they like this camp, they’ll love Minecraft Modding: World Creation! This camp provides a foundation for Advanced Minecraft Modding camp.


Class Details

Ages:  8-15
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Minecraft, Java, Adobe Photoshop

 

What You'll Learn

  - How to create game elements using Adobe Photoshop software
  - Introduction to JAVA basics

Minecraft Modding:
Advanced Mods

Minecraft Modding: Advanced Mods Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 10-15
Level: Beginner
Coding Game Design
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PM Camp
$325
 
PM Camp
$325

Minecraft Modding: Advanced Mods

For the Minecrafter enthusiast who has already mastered the foundations of Modding, this STEM Camp allows campers to take their Modding knowledge to the next level. Our campers will learn to create more advanced interactive mods such as animations, crops, and custom generated builds using Java programming This camp is exclusively available to those who have taken one or both of our Minecraft Modding camps (World Creation and/or Character Customizations). Some programming experience is recommended, but not required.


Class Details

Ages:  10-15
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Minecraft, Java, Adobe Photoshop

 

What You'll Learn

  - How to create game elements using Adobe Photoshop software
  - Deeper exploration of JAVA programming

2D Game Creator with FlowLab

2D Game Creator with FlowLab Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 9-18
Level: Beginner
Coding Game Design
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PM Camp
$325
 
PM Camp
$325
 
AM Camp
$325
 
PM Camp
$325
 

2D Game Creator with FlowLab

Go from concept to the completion of a fully functional 2D game with FlowLab, the premier 2D game development platform for game design enthusiasts. If you can dream it, you can make it with this powerful, but intuitive wireframe-based development platform. Game design campers will impress their friends with their exciting, interactive cross-platform game creations! Unreal 3D Game Design is a great follow-on to this camp.


Class Details

Ages:  9+
Skill Level:  Beginner-Intermediate
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  FlowLab 2D Game Designer

 

What You'll Learn

  - Sprite creation
  - Terrain & world design
  - Animation, physics and effects

Unreal Engine: 3D Game Design

Unreal Engine: 3D Game Design Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 11-18
Level: Beginner
Coding Game Design
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AM Camp
$350
 
PM Camp
$350
 
PM Camp
$350
 
AM Camp
$350

Unreal Engine: 3D Game Design

This Game Design camp is for the serious 3D game creator, using one of the most popular game engines in the industry: Unreal Engine & Tournament Editor. Unreal allows students to create dynamic first-person maps in single or multi-player formats. Create strikingly realistic game worlds, game weapons and effects using an extensive built-in asset library. Unreal Engine allows students to easily share their games with other campers to test out and play their 3D game projects. Every techie wants to be a game designer, and now they can with Unreal 3D Game Design.


Class Details

Ages:  11+
Skill Level:  Advanced
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Unreal Engine/Unreal Tournament Editor

 

What You'll Learn

  - 3D Modeling for characters, weapons & other game features
  - Creating stunning worlds and visual effects
  - Creating game maps and timelines

Coding 101

Coding Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 10-18
Level: Beginner
Coding
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PM Camp
$325
AM Camp
$325
PM Camp
$325
AM Camp
$325
 
AM Camp
$325
PM Camp
$325
AM Camp
$325

Coding 101

This STEM Summer Coding Camp teaches what it truly means to , allowing students to develop their problem-solving skills using a hands-on, interactive format. Students will learn the fundamentals of programming, including syntax, code commenting, control structures and more. This is the first step to learning to code! Students begin with the use of the Karel educational programming language developed at Stanford University, and provides a brief introduction to JavaScript. This camp prepares campers to participate in our JavaScript Programming camp.


Class Details

Ages:  10-18
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Karel & JavaScript

 

What You'll Learn

  - Commands
  - Functions and basic syntax
  - if/else statements
  - Commenting and code style
  - Using appropriate control structures
  - Includes basic introduction to JavaScript

JavaScript Programming

CJavaScript Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 10-18
Level: Intermediate
Coding
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PM Camp
$325
 
PM Camp
$325
 
PM Camp
$325
AM Camp
$325
 

JavaScript Programming

One of the three core programming languages that is critical for web development, JavaScript is an essential language to learn in the world of programming. Learn the fundamentals of variables, user input, Booleans, logical, and comparison operators, use of math and graphics, random generators and data structures. This course requires Coding 101 as a prerequisite.


Class Details

Ages:  10-18
Skill Level:  Intermediate
Prerequisite:  Coding 101
Software Focus: JavaScript programming

 

What You'll Learn

  - How to assign numeric, Boolean and string variables
  - How to create and design graphics in JavaScript using squares, circles and lines
  - How to use math principles in JavaScript to calculate and resolve problems

Python Programming

Python Programming Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 10-18
Level: Intermediate
Game Design
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AM Camp
$350
 
 
PM Camp
$350

Python Programming

Python is one of the most widely used general-purpose programming languages in mainstream use today. Python’s popularity is born out of its simplicity, efficiency and overall ease of readability. Learn the principles, common programming applications and general use of Python, including variables, user input, operators and command structures. This course requires Coding 101.


Class Details

Ages:  10-18
Skill Level:  Intermediate
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Python

 

What You'll Learn

  - Python syntax
  - Variables, User Inputs, Operators & Command Structures

Cybersecurity Principles

Stop-Motion Animation Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 11-18
Level: Intermediate
Digital Media
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PM Camp
$350
 
 
 
AM Camp
$350

Cybersecurity Principles

The world of Cybersecurity is vast, mysterious and critical to our global safety. In this camp, students will apply their coding skills to Digital Citizenship, including key security topics like Cryptography, Ciphering, Networking, Software Security and Basic Systems Administration. Join us for this enlightening camp taught by one of our "white hat hackers" and get ahead start on your future! Prerequisite: Coding 101.


Class Details

Ages: 11-18
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: None
Primary Focus: Software & Hardware security

What You'll Learn

- Cryptography
- Ciphering
- Software/Network security

Coding 101 for High Schoolers

Coding 101 for High Schoolers Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 13-18
Level: Beginner
Coding
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PM Camp
$325
 
 

Coding 101 for High Schoolers

This STEM Summer Coding Program is designed specifically for high schoolers and teaches what it truly means to , allowing students to develop their problem-solving skills using a hands-on, interactive format. This course teaches the fundamentals of programming, including syntax, code commenting, control structures and more. This is the first step to learning to code! Students begin with the use of the Karel educational programming language developed at Stanford University, and provides a brief introduction to JavaScript. This camp prepares campers to participate in our JavaScript Programming camp.


Class Details

Ages:  13-18
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Karel, JavaScript

 

What You'll Learn

  - Using the Karel programming language, learn how to write code to solve problems
  - Control Structures: For and While Loops, If and If/Else Statements
  - Code commenting and general code readability

Stop-Motion Animation

Stop-Motion Animation Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-14
Level: Beginner
Digital Media
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AM Camp
$325
 
AM Camp
$325
 
PM Camp
$325
 
AM Camp
$325
 

Stop-Motion Animation

STEM campers can let their creativity go wild as they build sets and characters for their own original stop-motion videos. Students will learn about frame length, character expression, editing, adding music and voiceovers in this fun, interactive hands-on camp!


Class Details

Ages: 8-14
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: None
Primary Focus: Script writing, character creation & video production

What You'll Learn

- Video Editing
- Voiceover & Music
- Prop, Set & Character creation

2D Cartoon Animator

2D Cartoon Animator Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 9-18
Level: Beginner
Science
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PM Camp
$325
 
 
AM Camp
$325
 
AM Camp
$325

2D Cartoon Animator

Use your creativity and technical skills to bring characters and stories to life as a 2D Digital Animator. Learn how to go from concept to finished animation, using an industry-standard animation engine, CrazyTalk Animator. Students learn the latest animation techniques, including the basics of animation utilizing pre-designed characters, and applying storytelling principles to your animations and digital shorts.


Class Details

Ages:  9-18
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Stop-Motion App for iOS

 

What You'll Learn

  - Character Creation
  - Voiceover Techniques
  - Background "Set" Design
  - How to Animate Characters

Video Production:
Become a YouTube Star

Video Production: Become a YouTube Star Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 9-18
Level: Beginner
Digital Media
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PM Camp
$325
 
 
AM Camp
$325
 
 
PM Camp
$325
 

Video Production: Become a YouTube Star

Social media platforms are mere pastimes for a new generation of information consumers, but for the YouTube Star, communication platforms are powerful tools that can turn surfers into entrepreneurs and celebrities! In this SSA exclusive one-week summer camp, students will create their own YouTube channel and use Final Cut Pro to learn the critical video editing skills necessary for success in the 21st century. Don’t just be a social media user, become an online star, and show your ideas and creations to the world.


Class Details

Ages: 10-18
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: N/A
Hardware/Software Focus: Final Cut Pro/YouTube

What You'll Learn

- How to create a YouTube Channel
- How to record and edit video
- How to create effective video content that gets followed
- How to use Apple's powerful Final Cut Pro digital editing software

Weird Science

Weird Science Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-12
Level: Beginner
Science
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PM Camp
$325
 
AM Camp
$325
 
AM Camp
$325
 
PM Camp
$325

Weird Science

The Weird Science course introduces campers to the chemistry and principles behind household reactions and simple experiments. Campers will conduct a series of experiments which showcase scientific principles in a fun, hands-on way. Using a variety of safe, easily accessible ingredients, campers will perform slimy and cool experiments with air, water, physics, food science, and much more! This class is designed for beginner level campers interested in science & technology who want to experience an interactive, engaging camp.


Class Details

Ages:  8-12
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  None

 

What You'll Learn

  - Chemistry fundamentals
  - Scientific principles
  - Following procedures
  - Observing reactions

Microcircuitry with Arduino Programming

Microcircuitry with Arduino Programming Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 10-18
Level: Intermediate
Coding Robotic
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AM Camp
$325
 
 
 
PM Camp
$325
 
 
 

Microcircuitry with Arduino Programming

This course introduces students to the Arduino electronics prototyping platform using the "Sparkfun Inventors Kit". Campers will learn about Arduino programming (C++), breadboard prototyping, and various types of electronic components. Using a text based code editor, students will program microcontrollers to perform various tasks; this includes operating LEDs, reading sensors, turning motors, and outputting data to an LCD screen. This class also includes a soldering certification and students will hack & solder a project to take home!


Class Details

Ages:  10-18
Skill Level:  Beginner - Intermediate
Prerequisite:  None
Software/Hardware Focus:  Arduino Programming & Hardware

 

What You'll Learn

  - Arduino programming (C++)
  - Circuit assembly
  - Electronic components
  - Digital logic and microcontroller basics

3D Printing & CAD Design

3D Printing & CAD Design Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 9-18
Level: Beginner
Robotic Coding
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PM Camp
$325
 
AM Camp
$325
 
AM Camp
$325
 
 
 

3D Printing & CAD Design

Here's your chance to learn from the SSA experts and to learn 3D modeling & design of mechanical components and daily-use applications. Students will learn the TynkerCAD 3D Design & Printing application widely used by professional designers to create anything from prototypes to home décor to jewelry…it’s up to your imagination. This hands-on and project based course will start with the basic principles of CAD design for designing & printing projects. This is a perfect introduction to the intricacies of the incredible world of 3D printing! Fee includes supplies.


Class Details

Ages:  9-18
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  TynkerCAD

 

What You'll Learn

  - Principles of 3D engineering design
  - Fundamentals of 3D printer operations & maintenance

NOTE: Printed objects may not be completely printed by the end of the camp. If this is the case, students may pick up their projects the following week.

LEGO Robotics:
Autonomous Machines

LEGO Robotics: Autonomous Machines for High Schoolers Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-14
Level: Beginner
Coding Robotic
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AM Camp
$325
 
 
AM Camp
$325
 
 
 
PM Camp
$325

LEGO Robotics: Autonomous Machines

This course introduces campers to the LEGO® Mindstorms robotics platform. Campers will choose different machine-style builds and program the devices using the EV3 application. Using block-based programming modules, students will instruct their robot in a variety of tasks; depending on the build, this may include a sorting procedure, pick & place routine, or a balancing algorithm. This class prepares campers to participate in Lego Sensory Overload, Edison Robotics or any of the other hands-on build & code engineering camps.


Class Details

Ages:  8-14
Skill Level:  Beginner - Intermediate
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  EV3 programming

 

What You'll Learn

  - Lego Mindstorms
  - EV3 programming
  - Fundamentals of logic
  - Input/ output devices

LEGO Robotics:
Sensory Overload

LEGO Robotics: Sensory Overload Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-14
Level: Beginner
Coding Robotic
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PM Camp
$325
 
 
PM Camp
$325
 
AM Camp
$325
 

LEGO Robotics: Sensory Overload

This course introduces campers to the Lego Mindstorms robotics platform. Campers will build a 2-wheeled bot equipped with various sensors, and they will program the device using the EV3 application. Using block-based programming modules, campers will instruct their robot in a variety of tasks; these include obstacle avoidance, line following, collision detection, and maze navigation. This class prepares campers to participate in Lego Autonomous Machines, Edison Robotics or any of the other hands-on build & code engineering camps.


Class Details

Ages:  8-14
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Hardware/Software Focus:  EV3 Programming

 

What You'll Learn

  - Lego Mindstorms
  - EV3 programming
  - Fundamentals of logic
  - Input/ output devices

Edison Robotics:
Code & Operate

Edison Robotics: Code & Operate for High Schoolers Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-14
Level: Beginner
Robotic
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AM Camp
$325
PM Camp
$325
 
 
AM Camp
$325
PM Camp
$325
 

Edison Robotics: Code & Operate

In this engaging, hands-on robotics camp, students will learn to program the powerful Edison robot to perform a variety of autonomous tasks. Chock-full of sensors, this small, but powerful robot can be trained to respond to lights and sounds, follow lines, avoid obstacles, and even work interactively with other Edison robots. If your student has enjoyed Lego robotics, the Edison is the next level using a range of coding approaches with a wide variety of applications.


Class Details

Ages: 8-14
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: None
Software Focus: Drag & Drop Programming

What You'll Learn

- Visual Programming
- Program sensors
- Follow lines, respond to lights & sounds, avoid obstacles
- Train robots to work interactively.


Summer Camps at SSA

Junior Coders: Code & Design
with Scratch

Junior Coders Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-11
Level: Beginner
Coding
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Junior Coders: Code & Design
with Scratch

Designed for young Coders ages 8-11, this Coding Camp starts by teaching aspiring game designers Scratch, a dynamic interactive game creation & storytelling platform from MIT. Students will learn how to animate characters, build creative games, and create fun stories with a visual block coding environment. Students will also learn to create simple interactive mobile apps with Bitsbox! Campers will be introduced to text-based coding and coding basics, including variables, inputs and game animations. Students can easily share their apps to any mobile device. No prior experience is required. This camp provides a great foundation for Coding 101.


Class Details

Ages:  8-11
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Scratch & Bitsbox

 

What You'll Learn

  - How to assign block code to sprites and characters to create games and interactive stories
  - Using the Bitsbox programming platform, variables and parameters to create mobile- friendly games to share with friends

Minecraft Modding:
World Creation

Minecraft Modding: World Creation Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-15
Level: Beginner
Coding Game Design
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Minecraft Modding: World Creation

Calling all Minecrafters! If your kiddo is crazy about Minecraft, then this camp will take their passion to the next level by teaching them how to create their own “mods” (short for modifying) to use in their Minecraft worlds. Campers learn how to customize their Minecraft games by creating whole new worlds and biomes. Students will also learn how to customize blocks & food with Adobe Photoshop. Additionally, the program provides an introduction to Java programming required to bring their mods to life. If they like this camp, try our Minecraft Modding: Character Customization! This camp provides a foundation for Advanced Minecraft Modding camp


Class Details

Ages:  8-15
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Minecraft, Java, Adobe Photoshop

 

What You'll Learn

  - How to create game elements using Adobe Photoshop software
  - Introduction to JAVA basics

Minecraft Modding:
Character Customizations

Minecraft Modding: Character Customizations Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-15
Level: Beginner
Coding Game Design
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Minecraft Modding: Character Customizations

Calling all Minecrafters! If your camper is crazy about Minecraft, then this camp will take their passion to the next level by teaching them how to create their own “mods” (short for modifying) to use in their Minecraft worlds. Using Java programming, campers learn how to customize their Minecraft games by creating their own new ores, tools and game weapons, armor and skins with Adobe Photoshop. If they like this camp, they’ll love Minecraft Modding: World Creation! This camp provides a foundation for Advanced Minecraft Modding camp.


Class Details

Ages:  8-15
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Minecraft, Java, Adobe Photoshop

 

What You'll Learn

  - How to create game elements using Adobe Photoshop software
  - Introduction to JAVA basics

Minecraft Modding:
Advanced Mods

Minecraft Modding: Advanced Mods Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 10-15
Level: Beginner
Coding Game Design
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Minecraft Modding: Advanced Mods

For the Minecrafter enthusiast who has already mastered the foundations of Modding, this STEM Camp allows campers to take their Modding knowledge to the next level. Our campers will learn to create more advanced interactive mods such as animations, crops, and custom generated builds using Java programming This camp is exclusively available to those who have taken one or both of our Minecraft Modding camps (World Creation and/or Character Customizations). Some programming experience is recommended, but not required.


Class Details

Ages:  10-15
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Minecraft, Java, Adobe Photoshop

 

What You'll Learn

  - How to create game elements using Adobe Photoshop software
  - Deeper exploration of JAVA programming

2D Game Creator with FlowLab

2D Game Creator with FlowLab Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 9-18
Level: Beginner
Coding Game Design
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2D Game Creator with FlowLab

Go from concept to the completion of a fully functional 2D game with FlowLab, the premier 2D game development platform for game design enthusiasts. If you can dream it, you can make it with this powerful, but intuitive wireframe-based development platform. Game design campers will impress their friends with their exciting, interactive cross-platform game creations! Unreal 3D Game Design is a great follow-on to this camp.


Class Details

Ages:  9+
Skill Level:  Beginner-Intermediate
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  FlowLab 2D Game Designer

 

What You'll Learn

  - Sprite creation
  - Terrain & world design
  - Animation, physics and effects

Unreal Engine: 3D Game Design

Unreal Engine: 3D Game Design Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 11-18
Level: Beginner
Coding Game Design
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Unreal Engine: 3D Game Design

This Game Design camp is for the serious 3D game creator, using one of the most popular game engines in the industry: Unreal Engine & Tournament Editor. Unreal allows students to create dynamic first-person maps in single or multi-player formats. Create strikingly realistic game worlds, game weapons and effects using an extensive built-in asset library. Unreal Engine allows students to easily share their games with other campers to test out and play their 3D game projects. Every techie wants to be a game designer, and now they can with Unreal 3D Game Design.


Class Details

Ages:  11+
Skill Level:  Advanced
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Unreal Engine/Unreal Tournament Editor

 

What You'll Learn

  - 3D Modeling for characters, weapons & other game features
  - Creating stunning worlds and visual effects
  - Creating game maps and timelines

Coding 101

Coding Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 10-18
Level: Beginner
Coding
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Coding 101

This STEM Summer Coding Camp teaches what it truly means to , allowing students to develop their problem-solving skills using a hands-on, interactive format. Students will learn the fundamentals of programming, including syntax, code commenting, control structures and more. This is the first step to learning to code! Students begin with the use of the Karel educational programming language developed at Stanford University, and provides a brief introduction to JavaScript. This camp prepares campers to participate in our JavaScript Programming camp.


Class Details

Ages:  10-18
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Karel & JavaScript

 

What You'll Learn

  - Commands
  - Functions and basic syntax
  - if/else statements
  - Commenting and code style
  - Using appropriate control structures
  - Includes basic introduction to JavaScript

JavaScript Programming

CJavaScript Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 10-18
Level: Intermediate
Coding
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JavaScript Programming

One of the three core programming languages that is critical for web development, JavaScript is an essential language to learn in the world of programming. Learn the fundamentals of variables, user input, Booleans, logical, and comparison operators, use of math and graphics, random generators and data structures. This course requires Coding 101 as a prerequisite.


Class Details

Ages:  10-18
Skill Level:  Intermediate
Prerequisite:  Coding 101
Software Focus: JavaScript programming

 

What You'll Learn

  - How to assign numeric, Boolean and string variables
  - How to create and design graphics in JavaScript using squares, circles and lines
  - How to use math principles in JavaScript to calculate and resolve problems

Python Programming

Python Programming Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 10-18
Level: Intermediate
Game Design
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Python Programming

Python is one of the most widely used general-purpose programming languages in mainstream use today. Python’s popularity is born out of its simplicity, efficiency and overall ease of readability. Learn the principles, common programming applications and general use of Python, including variables, user input, operators and command structures. This course requires Coding 101.


Class Details

Ages:  10-18
Skill Level:  Intermediate
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Python

 

What You'll Learn

  - Python syntax
  - Variables, User Inputs, Operators & Command Structures

Cybersecurity Principles

Stop-Motion Animation Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 11-18
Level: Intermediate
Digital Media
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Cybersecurity Principles

The world of Cybersecurity is vast, mysterious and critical to our global safety. In this camp, students will apply their coding skills to Digital Citizenship, including key security topics like Cryptography, Ciphering, Networking, Software Security and Basic Systems Administration. Join us for this enlightening camp taught by one of our "white hat hackers" and get ahead start on your future! Prerequisite: Coding 101.


Class Details

Ages: 11-18
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: None
Primary Focus: Software & Hardware security

What You'll Learn

- Cryptography
- Ciphering
- Software/Network security

Coding 101 for High Schoolers

Coding 101 for High Schoolers Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 13-18
Level: Beginner
Coding
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Coding 101 for High Schoolers

This STEM Summer Coding Program is designed specifically for high schoolers and teaches what it truly means to , allowing students to develop their problem-solving skills using a hands-on, interactive format. This course teaches the fundamentals of programming, including syntax, code commenting, control structures and more. This is the first step to learning to code! Students begin with the use of the Karel educational programming language developed at Stanford University, and provides a brief introduction to JavaScript. This camp prepares campers to participate in our JavaScript Programming camp.


Class Details

Ages:  13-18
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Karel, JavaScript

 

What You'll Learn

  - Using the Karel programming language, learn how to write code to solve problems
  - Control Structures: For and While Loops, If and If/Else Statements
  - Code commenting and general code readability

Stop-Motion Animation

Stop-Motion Animation Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-14
Level: Beginner
Digital Media
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Stop-Motion Animation

STEM campers can let their creativity go wild as they build sets and characters for their own original stop-motion videos. Students will learn about frame length, character expression, editing, adding music and voiceovers in this fun, interactive hands-on camp!


Class Details

Ages: 8-14
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: None
Primary Focus: Script writing, character creation & video production

What You'll Learn

- Video Editing
- Voiceover & Music
- Prop, Set & Character creation

2D Cartoon Animator

2D Cartoon Animator Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 9-18
Level: Beginner
Science
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2D Cartoon Animator

Use your creativity and technical skills to bring characters and stories to life as a 2D Digital Animator. Learn how to go from concept to finished animation, using an industry-standard animation engine, CrazyTalk Animator. Students learn the latest animation techniques, including the basics of animation utilizing pre-designed characters, and applying storytelling principles to your animations and digital shorts.


Class Details

Ages:  9-18
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  Stop-Motion App for iOS

 

What You'll Learn

  - Character Creation
  - Voiceover Techniques
  - Background "Set" Design
  - How to Animate Characters

Video Production:
Become a YouTube Star

Video Production: Become a YouTube Star Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 9-18
Level: Beginner
Digital Media
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Video Production: Become a YouTube Star

Social media platforms are mere pastimes for a new generation of information consumers, but for the YouTube Star, communication platforms are powerful tools that can turn surfers into entrepreneurs and celebrities! In this SSA exclusive one-week summer camp, students will create their own YouTube channel and use Final Cut Pro to learn the critical video editing skills necessary for success in the 21st century. Don’t just be a social media user, become an online star, and show your ideas and creations to the world.


Class Details

Ages: 10-18
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: N/A
Hardware/Software Focus: Final Cut Pro/YouTube

What You'll Learn

- How to create a YouTube Channel
- How to record and edit video
- How to create effective video content that gets followed
- How to use Apple's powerful Final Cut Pro digital editing software

Weird Science

Weird Science Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-12
Level: Beginner
Science
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Weird Science

The Weird Science course introduces campers to the chemistry and principles behind household reactions and simple experiments. Campers will conduct a series of experiments which showcase scientific principles in a fun, hands-on way. Using a variety of safe, easily accessible ingredients, campers will perform slimy and cool experiments with air, water, physics, food science, and much more! This class is designed for beginner level campers interested in science & technology who want to experience an interactive, engaging camp.


Class Details

Ages:  8-12
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  None

 

What You'll Learn

  - Chemistry fundamentals
  - Scientific principles
  - Following procedures
  - Observing reactions

Microcircuitry with Arduino Programming

Microcircuitry with Arduino Programming Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 10-18
Level: Intermediate
Coding Robotic
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Microcircuitry with Arduino Programming

This course introduces students to the Arduino electronics prototyping platform using the "Sparkfun Inventors Kit". Campers will learn about Arduino programming (C++), breadboard prototyping, and various types of electronic components. Using a text based code editor, students will program microcontrollers to perform various tasks; this includes operating LEDs, reading sensors, turning motors, and outputting data to an LCD screen. This class also includes a soldering certification and students will hack & solder a project to take home!


Class Details

Ages:  10-18
Skill Level:  Beginner - Intermediate
Prerequisite:  None
Software/Hardware Focus:  Arduino Programming & Hardware

 

What You'll Learn

  - Arduino programming (C++)
  - Circuit assembly
  - Electronic components
  - Digital logic and microcontroller basics

3D Printing & CAD Design

3D Printing & CAD Design Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 9-18
Level: Beginner
Robotic Coding
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3D Printing & CAD Design

Here's your chance to learn from the SSA experts and to learn 3D modeling & design of mechanical components and daily-use applications. Students will learn the TynkerCAD 3D Design & Printing application widely used by professional designers to create anything from prototypes to home décor to jewelry…it’s up to your imagination. This hands-on and project based course will start with the basic principles of CAD design for designing & printing projects. This is a perfect introduction to the intricacies of the incredible world of 3D printing! Fee includes supplies.


Class Details

Ages:  9-18
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  TynkerCAD

 

What You'll Learn

  - Principles of 3D engineering design
  - Fundamentals of 3D printer operations & maintenance

NOTE: Printed objects may not be completely printed by the end of the camp. If this is the case, students may pick up their projects the following week.

LEGO Robotics:
Autonomous Machines

LEGO Robotics: Autonomous Machines for High Schoolers Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-14
Level: Beginner
Coding Robotic
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LEGO Robotics: Autonomous Machines

This course introduces campers to the LEGO® Mindstorms robotics platform. Campers will choose different machine-style builds and program the devices using the EV3 application. Using block-based programming modules, students will instruct their robot in a variety of tasks; depending on the build, this may include a sorting procedure, pick & place routine, or a balancing algorithm. This class prepares campers to participate in Lego Sensory Overload, Edison Robotics or any of the other hands-on build & code engineering camps.


Class Details

Ages:  8-14
Skill Level:  Beginner - Intermediate
Prerequisite:  None
Software Focus:  EV3 programming

 

What You'll Learn

  - Lego Mindstorms
  - EV3 programming
  - Fundamentals of logic
  - Input/ output devices

LEGO Robotics:
Sensory Overload

LEGO Robotics: Sensory Overload Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-14
Level: Beginner
Coding Robotic
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LEGO Robotics: Sensory Overload

This course introduces campers to the Lego Mindstorms robotics platform. Campers will build a 2-wheeled bot equipped with various sensors, and they will program the device using the EV3 application. Using block-based programming modules, campers will instruct their robot in a variety of tasks; these include obstacle avoidance, line following, collision detection, and maze navigation. This class prepares campers to participate in Lego Autonomous Machines, Edison Robotics or any of the other hands-on build & code engineering camps.


Class Details

Ages:  8-14
Skill Level:  Beginner
Prerequisite:  None
Hardware/Software Focus:  EV3 Programming

 

What You'll Learn

  - Lego Mindstorms
  - EV3 programming
  - Fundamentals of logic
  - Input/ output devices

Edison Robotics:
Code & Operate

Edison Robotics: Code & Operate for High Schoolers Summer Camp for Kids and Teens in Denver, CO

Ages: 8-14
Level: Beginner
Robotic
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Edison Robotics: Code & Operate

In this engaging, hands-on robotics camp, students will learn to program the powerful Edison robot to perform a variety of autonomous tasks. Chock-full of sensors, this small, but powerful robot can be trained to respond to lights and sounds, follow lines, avoid obstacles, and even work interactively with other Edison robots. If your student has enjoyed Lego robotics, the Edison is the next level using a range of coding approaches with a wide variety of applications.


Class Details

Ages: 8-14
Skill Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: None
Software Focus: Drag & Drop Programming

What You'll Learn

- Visual Programming
- Program sensors
- Follow lines, respond to lights & sounds, avoid obstacles
- Train robots to work interactively.

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