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conscious Coding Camps for Kids Ages 8-11

Learn to code and build games in just one summer.
Choose from a 1-week coding camp or bundle all 7 weeks for a fully comprehensive experience.

Why Should I Enroll My Child in a Coding Camp?

Figuring out how to spend school breaks can be challenging, but coding camps can be a great way to keep your kids learning through their time away from school. Smartphone apps, robots, video games, small business—the world runs on code. Software jobs are predicted to grow 34% in the next few years, making coding and app development the world’s most in-demand skills.

how much do the coding classes cost?

One Week Program: $75
7-Week Program: $460 ($50 savings) 

What will my child need to bring?

Please have your child bring a chromebook or any other computer with an up-to-date operating system.
Snacks and water will be provided.

how often are classes held?

Classes will be held Monday - Thursday with options for both in person and online learning.
Please note that there will be no classes on recognized holidays.

how LONG IS EACH CLASS?

Each class is 1 ½ hours per day and will be held from 10-11:30 am

WHERE ARE THE CLASSES Being HELD?

Location #1: LELC Fontana Branch - 6101 Cherry Avenue Fontana, CA 92553 

Location #2: LELC Riverside Branch - 5750 Division Street Ste. 100 Riverside, CA 92506

Location #3: FIATM - 1299 Galleria at Tyler, Riverside, CA 92503

available coding classes and programs:

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week 1 | Intro to Basic Programming
CLASS DATES: JUNE 13, 2022 - JUNE 17, 2022
class COST: $75

In this course, students will be introduced to basic programming as they create interactive stories, design animations, and make mini-games in Tynker's game-like interface. Each lesson is designed for a class period of 45-60 minutes. During this period, students learn by themselves as they progress through interactive tutorials, solve coding puzzles, follow along to build their own projects, and take quizzes. All student work is automatically tracked and assessed, and with access to the premium offerings, you'll even be able to monitor their individual progress and mastery charts.

This is our foundations course where students learn the basics of programming through interactive stories, animation and games through a series of tutorials, coding puzzles, follow-along

Topics:

  • Sequencing

  • Repetition

  • Events

  • Conditional logic

  • Animation

  • Storytelling

  • Problem solving and debugging

  • Pen drawing

  • Drawing shapes and patterns

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week 2 | Programming 101
CLASS DATES: JUNE 20, 2022 - JUNE 24, 2022
class COST: $75

An easy introduction to programming for beginners in lower elementary grades. Familiarize your class with visual programming techniques. Students progress through the lessons learning concepts in a game-like interface. To complete each lesson, students typically go through a concept review, solve a puzzle, run through a tutorial, build their own project, and take a quiz. They create interactive stories, animations, and mini-games to help Professor Ada battle the evil Dr. Glitch! After completing this lesson plan, students will be able to build a wide variety of simple programs with events, loops, and some conditional logic.

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​Topics:

  • Sequencing

  • Repetition

  • Events

  • Conditional logic

  • Animation

  • Pen drawing

  • Drawing shapes and patterns

  • Playing musical notes

  • Sending and receiving messages

  • Handling user input

  • Color detection

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week 3 | Programming 102
CLASS DATES: JUNE 27, 2022 - JULY 1, 2022
class COST: $75

Advance your class to intermediate level programming concepts using a wider set of visual blocks. In Snowball Siege, students learn about layering, Actor visibility, motion, and collisions. Then, in Star Runner, they use line drawing commands and program math art. They build several mini-games while understanding how to create more complex programs. After completing this lesson plan, students will be able to build a wide variety of school projects and their own comprehensive games.

Topics:

  • Animation sequences

  • Motion

  • Game design basics

  • Built-in animation commands

  • Advanced keyboard and mouse control

  • Sending and receiving messages

  • Actor layering

  • Advanced events

  • Math operators

  • Functions

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week 4 | Programming 201
CLASS DATES: JULY 5, 2022 - JULY 9, 2022
class COST: $60
(no class on july 4th; therefore cost is reduced)

An introduction to programming for beginners in upper elementary grades. Introduce your class to programming using a fun scenario-based approach where they build two complete games. Side Scroller Survival introduces them to basics of motion and animation. In BeatBot Battle, they program a robot to make it dance. On completing this lesson plan students will be able to build simple games, animations, and a variety of simple projects.

​Topics:

  • Use sequencing

  • Pattern recognition

  • Loops

  • Conditional logic

  • Create scenes

  • Add sounds and music

  • Use keyboard controls

  • Learn about motion

  • Broadcasting messages

  • Adding special effects

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week 5 | Programming 202
CLASS DATES: JULY 11, 2022 - JULY 15, 2022
class COST: $75

Help your students advance their skills as they build Paint Racer, a pen-drawing game, and Cannon Crasher, a physics game. Harness the power of the physics engine to easily program realistic jumps and bouncing balls. Upon completing this lesson plan, students will be able to use model physics properties and generate math art.

Topics:

  • Geometric patterns

  • Angles

  • Projectile physics

  • Physics engine

  • Gravity

  • Hit boxes

  • Collisions

  • Bouncing

  • Static platforms

  • Impulse

  • Velocity and force

  • Timers

  • Interactions between objects

  • Special effects

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week 6 | Programming 301
CLASS DATES: JULY 18, 2022 - JULY 22, 2022
class COST: $75

An advanced introduction to programming for middle school. Introduce programming fundamentals to your class as they build two arcade-inspired games from start to finish. The Adventure Game features a knight who has to defeat enemies to reach treasure. Students program arrow keys, fluid motion, hero and enemy behavior, and winning conditions. In Dragon Attack, they define multiple levels and lives, and program a boss enemy, while learning about variables and cloning.

Topics:

  • Events

  • Keyboard and mouse interaction

  • Conditional loops

  • Nested loops

  • Sending and receiving messages

  • Fluid motion

  • Parallax scrolling

  • Local and global variables

  • Functions

  • Object cloning

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week 7 | Programming 302
CLASS DATES: JULY 25, 2022 - JULY 29, 2022
class COST: $75

In this advanced lesson plan, students will be introduced to the physics library as they build Gravity Sling, a projectile game inspired by Angry Birds (TM). They define the behaviors of different kinds of projectiles and use physics commands such as impulse, gravity and collisions to build the game. Ninja Runner is an advanced physics platformer game with a boss fight sequence that challenges them to apply all the concepts and skills they have learned.

Students who successfully complete this lesson plan will demonstrate excellent understanding of a variety of programming concepts and computational thinking skills, and will be able to design and implement projects of moderate to advanced complexity.

Topics:

  • List variables

  • Structured data

  • Loops

  • Advanced flow control

  • Physics attributes

  • Velocity

  • Impulses

  • Collisions

  • Sending and receiving messages

  • Parameters

  • Functions

  • Advanced conditional logic

  • Math

  • Boolean operators

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David J. Layne

David J. Layne is a native of Harlem, New York. He grew up in the Bronx and Manhattan areas of New York, but now resides in Moreno Valley, California. David attended Russell Sage College and received a BA in Business Administration with a minor in Graphic Design. As a visionary, mission-driven and detail-oriented executive with 20+ years of proven strategic leadership and management experience, David has an unwavering commitment to impacting staff development and transformation. Today, David is the COO of Family is All That Matters, Inc. (F.I.A.T.M.), a Non-Profit Organization created to aid At-Risk-Youth, Teen Mothers, and Families in making positive choices through a series of integrative, interactive and innovative programs (including coding classes for kids) to ensure a better quality of life.

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Donnell Layne

Donnell Layne is a native of Harlem, New York but now resides in Moreno Valley, California. With a degree in both the African diaspora and Engineering, Donnell has been working in the computer and telecommunications field for over two decades with experience as a teacher, trainer, senior technical project manager, CEO and consultant. Currently, Donnell is a Co-founder and Co-CEO of TwinFlame Ventures focused on social impact, where he started the Nature, Technology and Tomorrow initiative dedicated to providing educational opportunities and experiences in technology for underrepresented populations globally. Donnell is also the Director for the HSI Title III STEM grant at Moreno Valley College. He most recently was awarded a $5,000,000 grant from the Department of Education to leverage virtual and augmented reality to help close the skills gap. Donnell most recently built a mobile Makerspace and a 4,150 sq ft Makerspace & Innovation center and looks forward to expanding on this work.