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Coding is a world of wonder – fascinating enough to spark curiosity and then, immensely satisfying to see it materialise.  Through passion, dedication and South Africa’s leading edge 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. More importantly, it equips them with necessary tech skills making waves in the modern world.

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

Winter Holiday Coding Courses

Where:

Bryanston & Parkview – Johannesburg

When

Drop off: 7.30 – 8am(flexible)
Pick up: Parents invited to show &  tell session at 3pm daily to see the awesome 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. A certificate is rewarded at the end of the course.

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
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
Gamemaker: Videogame Development with Construct 2
 Gr 6-9
Mobile App Development with MIT App Inventor
 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.

Key Skills
·       Computer Coding
·       Debugging
·       Sequencing of Thought
Details

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

Upcoming Dates & Venues

26 June: Parktown Girls’ High: 55 Tyrone Ave, Parkview

3 July: Brescia House School: 14 Sloane St, Bryanston

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.

Key Skills

·       Computer Coding
·       Illustration & Design
·       Scratch Animation

Details

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

Upcoming Dates & Venues

19 June: The Knowledge Base: 2119 Cumberland Ave, Bryanston

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.

Key Skills

·       3D Modelling
·       Construction Planning
·       Redstone Engineering

Details

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

Upcoming Dates & Venues

18 June: The Knowledge Base: 2119 Cumberland Ave, Bryanston

24 June: Parktown Girls’ High: 55 Tyrone Ave, Parkview

1 July: Brescia House School: 14 Sloane St, Bryanston

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.

Key Skills

·       Game Design Theory
·       Level Design Basics
·       Command Block Coding

Details

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

Upcoming Dates & Venues

21 June: The Knowledge Base: 2119 Cumberland Ave, Bryanston

2 July: Brescia House School: 14 Sloane St, Bryanston

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.

Key Skills

·       Coding
·       Mod Creation
·       Building with Algorithms

Details

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

Upcoming Dates & Venues

20 June: The Knowledge Base: 2119 Cumberland Ave, Bryanston

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 2-day 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 two-day camp is perfect for those who want a solid grounding in the world of computational logic.

Key Skills

·       Coding
·       If-else Statements
·       Loops and Logic

Details

  • Grades: 4 – 7
  • Experience: Beginner to Advanced
  • Duration: 2 days / 16 hours
  • Cost: R1250 – R1500

Upcoming Dates & Venues

27 – 28 June: Parktown Girls’ High: 55 Tyrone Ave, Parkview

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. 

Key Skills

·       Storyline & Plot Development
·       Level Design
·       Game Coding & Logic

Details

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

Upcoming Dates & Venues

4 – 5 July: Brescia House School: 14 Sloane St, Bryanston

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


Mobile App Development with MIT App Inventor

A journey into the fascinating process of App Creation.

On this Think Camp students learn to design, create and code their very own Mobile Android applications using MIT’s App Inventor. They learn how to compile, download and then install apps on an Android smartphone.

This course is great for students who want to get a taste of what it is like to develop simple Android applications. 

Key Skills

·       App Layout Design
·       Element and UX Design
·       App Coding & Logic

Details

  • Grades: 6 – 9
  • Experience: Beginner to Advanced
  • Duration: 1 day / 8 hours
  • Cost: R620 – R790

Upcoming Dates & Venues

25 June: Parktown Girls’ High: 55 Tyrone Ave, Parkview

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

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