Where kids code, create, and play this summer!
We offer our free, all-new Smart Game Coding and Smart Game Design camps for both beginners and intermediates. Kids get hands on experience in coding and designing their own games and apps with the latest technologies, including Kodu, TouchDevelop, and Project Spark.
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Each camp is two hours a day over four consecutive days of learning and fun. Beginner camps are designed for ages 8 to 11, and intermediate camps for ages 12 and older.
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This camp gives kids a fun, hands-on introduction to game and app creation for beginners from ages 8–10. Featured software and apps include Kodu and TouchDevelop.
This camp gives more tech-savvy kids 11–16 a deeper dive into game, app, and website creation with tools like TouchDevelop, Microsoft WebMatrix, and Project Spark.
This camp for kids ages 8–10 offers fun, hands-on experience coding in Kodu and other fun coding apps to build on their logic, creativity, and problem-solving ability.
This camp is designed to let more experienced coders ages 11–16 dive right into coding, game creation, and web design using Project Spark, Windows App Studio, and Microsoft website software.
YouthSpark Summer Camps include tutorials from Microsoft Imagine for programs like ProjectSpark, TouchDevelop and Kodu Game Lab! Whether you’re building a game, designing an app, or launching a project, Microsoft Imagine will help you develop your idea and boldly bring it to life. For free coding activities to extend your YouthSpark Summer Camp experience, visit Microsoft Imagine.
Would you like to run a YouthSpark Summer Camp at your nonprofit organization? Download our YouthSpark Summer Camp content including the leader guide, PowerPoint, participant handbook and certificate and start teaching coding camps today!