2022 PC Codes

Summer Camps

PC Codes is now offering our 4th year of technology summer camps for students in the Park City area. Our camps are designed to be engaging, hands-on, creative and fun. In our week-long sessions, students will learn about a concept in computer science, practice that concept, and work with other campers to create and display an end-of-week capstone project. We are able to differentiate our camps so that both beginners and experts will feel challenged and have fun. Our camps are designed for kids age 8-14.

Who we are: PC Codes is organized by career educators specializing in making computer science approachable and fun.

All summer camps will take place at the Shepherd of the Mountains Lutheran Church at the base of the Canyons Resort in Park City. (We are not affiliated with the church and our camps are nonreligious). You have the option of signing up for both morning and afternoon half-day camps and leaving your child with a lunch for the full day if you choose.

Contact us with questions at info@pccodes.net

COVID-19 NOTICE: We are taking precautions to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19 including vaccinating staff, encouraging mask wearing depending on Summit County case numbers, enhanced sanitation of equipment, small class sizes, social distancing measures and frequent outdoor breaks. While we are taking great steps to lower the risk of COVID-19 transmission, it is not possible to remove the risk entirely so families must be aware the risk exists. However, we are still excited to run safe, fun and educational summer camps this year.

*Should you wish to cancel, registration is refundable up to 15 days before event. In the event the camp does not receive minimum enrollment, the camp will not run and you will be issued a full refund.

June 13-17, 9:00 - 11:30 for campers ages 8 - 14. $295

In this week-long camp, kids will learn how robotics work, and build projects for a variety of different robotics platforms including Wonder Workshop, Lego Spike Prime, and Vex Robotics kits to accomplish such missions as robo dance party, robo soccer and sumo bot wrestling. Students will also build their own interactive robotic machines that can sense and react to the world around them. This camp welcomes beginners and experts alike.

June 13-17, 12:30 - 3:00 for campers ages 8 - 14. $295

Harness the power of code in Minecraft to construct bridges across canyons, impenetrable fortresses, and your own palatial dream mansion. We will start by using Minecraft to learn some basics of coding including variables, functions, loops, Boolean logic and much more. We will then apply what we have learned to create some amazing Minecraft structures and even learn a little about math and science along the way. We will even have a few fun survival matches and free build activities thrown in to improve our creativity and teamwork skills.

June 20-24 , 9:00-11:30, for campers
ages 8 - 14. $295

If your kid loves Legos and engineering, then they will absolutely love this camp. In Legos in Motion, we will explore the engineering of motion of different types including wind powered, battery powered and gravity powered (incline planes). We will harness the laws of physics to blast Lego figures on rockets, let them soar down zip lines, jet ahead on balloon powered lego cars and more!

Students are introduced to engineering terminology that they are encourage to use throughout the class when identifying pieces, posing questions, or assisting each other. Instructors circulate and assist the children in realizing their project goals.

June 20-24 , 12:30-3:00, for campers
ages 8 - 14. $

This camp takes students on a deep-dive exploration of video games and how they are designed. We will use Scratch, Pico-8, Python and Arduino to make some amazing video games. We will build a platformer game and create controllers that can be used to play our games. This camp will appeal to new coders just starting out as well as those who have already made a few games.

July 18-22, 12:30-3:00 for campers ages 8 - 14, $295

Take your Minecraft Skills to the next level with this fun, collaborative camp where we learn about some of humanity's most stunning architectural achievements and work together to reconstruct them in the world of Minecraft. Campers will learn that Minecraft is more than just a game, it can also be a first step in immersive, computer aided 3D Design. Campers will have to work together to design, collect resources and construct buildings. At the end of camp, we will present a gallery tour of our creations.

July 25 -29, 12:30-3:00 for campers ages 8 - 14, $325

In this Minecraft camp, we will learn how to use Redstone to make cool circuits that can trigger traps, move doors and play music. We will also design our own skins and create mods and custom items and mobs. We will even get to design our own worlds and characters from scenes from our favorite movies. If you enjoy Minecraft and hacking and modifying with technology, you are going to love this camp!