Launch Coding Summer Camp of West Lake Hills, an immersion coding and computer science program for children aged 8-14, is now officially enrolling students for their 2018 summer session, starting on June 11th.
The coding summer camp is designed to teach children the fundamentals of computer science and programming – important subjects that aren’t being taught in many schools.
Students work through the topics at their own pace to suit their individual learning styles. Then, they apply their acquired knowledge and skills to create their very own website that they can show their friends and family.
Taking a multidimensional approach, the curriculum blends practice with authentic programming projects, while mentors provide one-on-one support.
A computer science education for children is highly beneficial for many reasons, including:
It prepares them for a successful future.
According to Code.org, there are 500,000 current job openings for programmers, in every industry. And computer-related jobs are expected to grow at a faster-than-average rate of 12% through 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Coding and other computer skills can also make a college application stand out.
It improves skills like problem-solving, communication and collaboration.
All these skills are advantageous for success in school, in their careers, and in their personal lives.
It encourages creativity.
When children learn to code, they gain the tools to create their own games, apps, and websites. Coding gives them a whole new way to express themselves, just like learning any other language.
Launch coding summer camp offers three two-week sessions that run between June 11th and August 10th. Students can attend morning, afternoon, or all-day sessions at the Davenport Village location in West Hills.