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Kids Can Program Their Way to Fun at Generation Code Summer Camps

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Does your child have an interest in computer programming? Are you looking for a summer activity that is engaging, educational, and a lot of fun?

Generation Code summer camps are immersive programming bootcamps that take an innovative approach to teaching computer science. Your child can advance his or her coding skills rapidly — and without sacrificing the fun of summer! In just one to three short weeks, campers can create something amazing as they work closely with experts and their peers. They’ll make new friends, gain valuable skills, and most importantly, have a great time.

Each Generation Code camp is hands-on, collaborative, and creative as it helps build kids’ coding skills quickly. The offerings this summer range from animation and robotics to game design to Android app development. Campers learn crucial coding skills and in-demand languages, like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Java while building their critical thinking and collaborative skills. Every day of camp, students learn from each other and express their creativity through code.

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The Generation Code Difference

Fast Skills: With expert instructors as guides, your child or teen can complete full levels of the curriculum in just one to three weeks. The immersive program helps kids develop skills rapidly, increasing retention of everything they’ve learned.

Hands-On: Whether enjoying on- or off-screen activities, Generation Code campers are constantly building and creating, working on shareable projects like websites, animations, games, and robots.

Collaborative: Peers are great teachers. Campers learn from each other while developing their social and team-building skills. They collaborate on both short-term and long-term projects, and engage in paired-programming and mini-activities during each lesson.

Creative: Coding is a form of expression. It’s creative and strategic, and the camps offer students the benefits of choosing their own coding adventure in a structured, effective environment. The more campers explore, the more self-confidence they gain along with the ability to innovate and lead.

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Generation Code 2017 Camps

*Scratch Animation & Design | Ages 7-10 | 1 week
*Scratch Game Design | Ages 7-10 | 1 week
*Exploring Hardware & Robotics| Ages 9-11 | 1 week
*Web Development | Ages 11-17 | 1-2 weeks
*Game Development with Java | Ages 13-17 | 2 weeks
*Android App Development | Ages 13-17 | 3 weeks
*Girl Power! Generation Code offers girls-only sessions of Scratch Animation & Design as well as Web Development 1.

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Generation Code camps are offered in Downtown DC and Vienna, VA. For more information, including session dates and rates, visit the website. And be sure to ask about discounts on camp packages when you register!


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Generation Code, however, I only promote programs, places, and services that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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Giveaway: Win a Summer Session at Camp Gan Israel!

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Are you still making summer plans for your kids? Here’s a great option to consider — and you have a chance to win a week-long session there!

Camp Gan Israel is a Jewish camp for kids ages 2-10 years old. The all-in-one program includes crafts, sports, gymnastics, martial arts, field trips, swimming, Judaics, baking, drama, dance, and many more exciting activities.

Camp is run at the TheSHUL – Lubavitch Center and is uniquely suited for a great summer camp experience. Conveniently located in the heart of Dupont Circle (just across Connecticut Ave. from the Washington Hilton), it’s easily metro accessible and has spacious indoor facilities that enable summer fun, no matter the weather outside. Nearby Mitchell and Kalorama Parks offer age appropriate playgrounds and playing fields, adding to the Camp Gan Israel experience. Swimming takes place at the Washington Hilton, and group swim lessons are included for campers in grades K-2.

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The camp runs for three one-week sessions June 22 – July 10. Core camp hours are 9am – 3:30pm, but before and after care is offered, extending available options from 8am – 5:30pm daily. A healthy lunch and snacks are included for all campers, and the camp is allergy-friendly, accommodating children with various food allergies.

For more information about Camp Gan Israel, visit the website. And for a chance to win a free week, enter the giveaway below!

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a weeklong session at Camp Gan Israel, simply leave a comment telling me your favorite activity with your kids this past weekend. To be eligible to win, you must also like KidFriendly DC on Facebook. The giveaway will run through this weekend, then the winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Camp Gan Israel, however, I only promote programs, services, and events that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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Kiddie Academy of DC-West End Grand Opening this Weekend!

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Kiddie Academy of DC-West End recently opened its doors for year-round and summer programs, and they are celebrating the launch of the new location with a Grand Opening event this weekend!

On Saturday, May 3, families are invited to check out the new facility, learn about their programs, and enjoy a variety of activities for all ages. There will be arts and crafts, dance demonstrations, face painting, balloon sculptures, a clown, raffles, and more!

Guests are welcome to drop in anytime from 10am – 1pm. Kiddie Academy of DC-West End is located at 1227 25th Street NW.


Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Kiddie Academy, however, I only promote events, services, and activities that I truly believe in and/or think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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