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Coding is a world of wonder – fascinating enough to spark curiosity and then, immensely satisfying to see it materialise.  South Africa’s leading tech programme, Think Camp offers age-appropriate coding courses for kids and teens. Think Camp is a stimulating boot camp for intrigued minds, with a desire to learn to code and master the fascinating world of technology. 

Explore Think Camp’s Coding, Robotics, App Development, Minecraft Engineering & Game Design courses these school holidays.

August Independent School Holiday Coding Courses

Where

Brescia House School (Bryanston) & Roedean School (Parktown) – Johannesburg

When

Drop off: 7:30am – 8:00am (flexible)
Pick up: 3:00pm – 3:30pm (Parents are invited to a show & tell session at 3pm daily to witness the work done throughout the day)

What 

Carefully designed, coding and technology day-courses that incorporate thinking skills, collaborative teamwork, project management, social networking and a good balance between off-screen and on-screen activities. 

Browse the 1 & 2 day courses below to find what suits your child best and click on the blue title for details

Codebot Nano: Coding Adventures with Cozmo   Gr 2-4
Gameslab: Coding & Game Design in Scratch    Gr 2-5
Makecraft: Engineering & Redstone Construction in Minecraft Gr 2-5
TeamCraft: Teamwork & Collaborative Design in Minecraft Gr 2-5
Playcraft: Game & Level Design in Minecraft   Gr 3-6 
Codecraft: Coding & Mod Creation in Minecraft  
 Gr 4-7
Codebot: Robot Coding & Logic with Cozmo 
 Gr 4-7
Pylab: Introduction to Python Programing Gr 5-6
Gamemaker: Video Game Design with Construct 2 (2 Day Course)
 Gr 6-9
AppMaker: App Development for iOS and Android (2 Day Course)
 Gr 6-9

 

CodeBot Nano: Robot Coding Adventures with Cozmo 

An inspiring introduction to the world of coding and robotics.

Learning to code is fun. Learning to code with Cozmo is awesome! Cozmo is a sneaky robot who always seems to be getting up to mischief. But don’t let his charming AI fool you – he is a powerful force for teaching code.

This course is perfect for children who would love to see their code breathe life into a robot.

Details

  • Grades: 2 – 4
  • Experience: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Duration: 1 day / 8 hours
  • Cost: R620 – R790

Upcoming Dates & Venues

22 August: Brescia House School, Bryanston

29 August: Roedean School, Parktown

Click here to visit the camp page for more info and bookings

GamesLab: Coding and Game Design in Scratch

Learning how to code has never been this creative.

In Think Camp’s GamesLab course, students develop basic coding and design skills through carefully structured exercises. Accommodating all levels of experience, the programme takes kids right up to the point where they can build their own simple game.

This course is perfect for imaginative and curious kids eager to turn their ideas into reality.

Details

  • Grades: 2 – 5
  • Experience: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Duration: 1 day / 8 hours
  • Cost: R620 – R790

Upcoming Dates & Venues

3 September: Roedean School, Parktown

Click here to visit the camp page for more info and bookings


MakeCraft: Engineering & Redstone Construction with Minecraft

A journey into 3D modelling and construction in the digital world of Minecraft.

Minecraft is a world where your ideas can become reality. You can create towering sky-bridges stretching from one side of an ocean to another or complex contraptions that hurl TNT across the landscape – anything is possible! In this Think Camp, students learn to harness their passion, and create planned, purposeful and exciting builds.

This course is great for kids with or without Minecraft experience who would like to become better 3D modellers or builders.

Details

  • Grades: 2 – 5
  • Experience: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Duration: 1 day / 8 hours
  • Cost: R620 – R790

Upcoming Dates & Venues

12 August: Brescia House School, Bryanston

26 August: Roedean School, Parktown

Click here to visit the camp page for more info and bookings

 

TeamCraft: Teamwork & Collaborative Design in Minecraft

Working in teams is THE most important skill.

In TeamCraft, we explore modern approaches to teamwork and put our new found skills to the test in numerous building competitions, challenges and exercises.

This course is ideal for students who would love to create Minecraft builds more epic than anything they could craft alone. 

Details

  • Grades: 2 – 5
  • Experience: Beginner to Advanced
  • Duration: 1 day / 8 hours
  • Cost: R620 – R790

Upcoming Dates & Venues

21 August: Brescia House School, Bryanston

27 August: Roedean School, Parktown

Click here to visit the camp page for more info and bookings


PlayCraft: Game & Level Design in Minecraft

 

Playing games is fun! Making them is even better.

In PlayCraft, we dissect some of our favourite Minecraft games, discovering the building styles and game dynamics that make them so fun to play. We then apply what we have learned to our own game designs, creating miniature masterpieces and challenging our fellow students to test them out.

This course is ideal for students who would love to learn how to build their own simple Minecraft Mini games.

Details

  • Grades: 3 – 6
  • Experience: Beginner to Advanced
  • Duration: 1 day / 8 hours
  • Cost: R620 – R790

Upcoming Dates & Venues

16 August: Brescia House School, Bryanston

2 September: Roedean School, Parktown

Click here to visit the camp page for more info and bookings


CodeCraft: Coding & Mod Creation with Minecraft

Learn coding fundamentals that allow you to perform ‘magic’ in the world of Minecraft.

A storm of chickens? Self-assembling walls? Robots that escape mazes? In this course, students learn the fundamentals of programming by writing code that allows them to influence the world of Minecraft.

This course is great for students who would like to use their Minecraft experience to step into the world of code.

Details

  • Grades: 4 – 7
  • Experience: Beginner to Advanced
  • Duration: 1 day / 8 hours
  • Cost: R620 – R790

Upcoming Dates & Venues

13 August: Brescia House School, Bryanston

28 August: Roedean School, Parktown

Click here to visit the camp page for more info and bookings


CodeBot: Robot Coding & Logic with Cozmo

Dive deep into coding fundamentals and more advanced logical statements with the robot Cozmo.

In this course, students master if-else statements, the bread and butter of advanced coding. We learn to program Cozmo to make his own decisions, allowing him to respond to his environment, move cubes about or even follow our orders as we send him into battle.

This camp is perfect for those who want a solid grounding in the world of computational logic.

Details

  • Grades: 4 – 7
  • Experience: Beginner to Advanced
  • Duration: 1 day / 8 hours
  • Cost: R620 – R790

Upcoming Dates & Venues

20 August: Brescia House School, Bryanston

30 August: Roedean School, Parktown

Click here to visit the camp page for more info and bookings

 

PyLab: Introduction to Python Programing

Explore Python, one of the most powerful text-based coding languages on the planet.

This powerful Think Camp guides students through the the fundamentals of python. We start with simple problems and work our way up to challenges that require multiple lines of code and our own, custom built functions.

This camp is perfect for students who have existing code knowledge and wish to take the next step.

Details

  • Grades: 5 – 8
  • Experience: Intermediate to Advanced
  • Duration: 1 day / 8 hours
  • Cost: R620 – R790

Upcoming Dates & Venues

19 August: Brescia House School, Bryanston

4 September: Roedean School, Parktown

Click here to visit the camp page for more info and bookings


GameMaker: Video Game Development with Construct 2

A thorough immersion in the exciting world of 2D game Development.

Great video games are stories. They captivate us and transport us to another world. In this two day Think Camp, we dive deep into the world of game design and become our own digital storytellers.

This Think Camp is ideal for creative students who are excited by games and want to start creating games of their very own. 

Details

  • Grades: 6 – 9
  • Experience: Beginner to Advanced
  • Duration: 2 days / 8 hours
  • Cost: R1250 – R1500

Upcoming Dates & Venues

5 & 6 September: Roedean School, Parktown

Click here to visit the camp page for more info and bookings


AppMaker: App Development for iOS & Android

A journey into the fascinating process of App Creation.

In this two day Think Camp, we dive deep and harness the power of our iOS and Android Smartphones. We learn to use powerful tools to build our own functional apps. The course is structured to allow students to continue the work at home.

This course is great for creative students who want to make their very own mobile applications 

Details

  • Grades: 6 – 9
  • Experience: Beginner to Advanced
  • Duration: 2 days / 16 hours
  • Cost: R1250 – R1500

Upcoming Dates & Venues

14 & 15 August: Brescia House School, Bryanston

Click here to visit the camp page for more info and bookings

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