Think Camp - GamesLab | Game Design with Scratch | Grade 2 to Grade 4 | Tuesday, 15th January
Learn computer coding basics and then apply them to construct your very own game in MIT’s Scratch Coding Application. This Think Camp exposes young children to powerful Computational Thinking Skills in a way that is exciting, engaging and most of all, fun! No prior coding experience is required!
- Participants must have successfully completed Grade 2, 3 or 4 in 2018.
- In order to get the most out of the camp, participants need to be able to read and work at the academic grade level of Grade 2 – 4.
- Experience with computers, mouse and keyboard.
- No prior coding or Scratch experience is required.
What is Think Camp?
Think Camp teaches key 21st century skills in fun and energising full day camps during school holiday periods. On Think Camp, computer work is interspersed with frequent snack breaks (two per day), outdoor games (weather permitting) and exciting competitions. Powerful thinking skills such as Design and Lean Thinking are taught throughout, using carefully designed activities that compliment computer work and give participants the tools needed to master the world of tomorrow.
We understand parents’ busy lives, and so we offer you the option of flexible drop off and pick up times. Participants can be dropped off anytime between 7h30am and 8h00am and collected between 15h00 and 15h30.
What should we bring?
Busy minds get hungry! We ask participants to bring along their favourite brain food for snack and lunch breaks. All our venues have superb tech facilities and participants will be working on Windows PCs, so there is no need to bring any additional high-tech devices.
What happens at the end of the day?
The final discussion for the day along with certificate hand-out takes place between 15h00 and 15h10 - we invite all parents to be present for this. After certificate handout, between 15h10 and 15h30 parents are invited to come and see the incredible work done throughout the day. Parents are welcome to save their children’s work on a flashdrive or email it to themselves at the end of the day.
In GamesLab, participants work with MIT’s Scratch programme. This is freely downloadable software and so children can continue to explore what it offers at home.
Think Camp can only offer refunds up to 14 days before the camp. Refunds will be done via EFT. To cover costs, all cancellations are subject to a fee of R50 per ticket cancelled.
Any cancellation that is requested within the 14 days prior to the camp, is subject to resale of the ticket. In this case, tickets will not be refunded, rather a ticket transfer credit will be issued.