12 Year-Old Scratch Coding Camps

Summer is an excellent opportunity for kids to code – more hours are available to discover new interests and dive deep on their passions. Kids coding summer camps are extremely popular, however you don’t want a one-size-fits-all camp. Make sure it is personalized to be certain they learn and have fun.

Breakout Mentors is centered around our talented mentors – Computer Science students at Stanford and UC Berkeley (also USF and SCU upon request). Our year-round mentoring pairs each kid with an exciting mentor for weekly 90 minute sessions – whether in person at the college, over video conference, or even in-home. They build a rapport together over months or years. The mentor provides the right balance of structured curriculum and encouragement of student creativity through fun projects.

During the summer we also offer a personalized camp option. Our mentors travel to the student’s home to work with a group of up to four friends, typically 3 hours a day for a week. We design a custom offering based on the group’s experience and interests. The perfect way to have fun and learn a ton!

Hear From a Student

 

 
Dodge Obstacles Scratch DemoSpace Invaders Scratch Demo

Scratch For Kids Learning to Code

Many of our 12 year-old students begin with Scratch drag-and-drop coding to learn the fundamentals. Across the Bay Area we are currently working with 28 kids in Scratch!

It is a visual learning environment that includes important concepts like loops, conditionals, and variables. Mentors gradually challenge the student through helping them make exciting projects. Kids love making their own versions of games, for example the classic game Space Invaders. Mentors encourage the students to add their own creative features, like speeding up the enemies after reaching 10 points.

Space Invaders Scratch Demo

As students progress, mentors are able to introduce more advanced concepts and encourage increasingly complex projects. 12 Year-Olds who work with Breakout Mentors over months and years will eventually move from Scratch to a language they type like Python or Java.

Student Showcase Presentation

Starting at $295 a Month

We offer several options to give parents the maximum flexibility.

Sessions are scheduled at a regular time each week with the flexibility to reschedule or skip. Which package is best for you?

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