Middle School Computer Science 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!

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Advanced Computer Science For Kids Learning to Code

Many Breakout Mentors middle school students are too advanced for the typical kid coding classes and camps. They find each offering just goes over the same things, never advancing beyond the basics. Or when they introduce a more advanced concept, it is in a very cookie-cutter, plug-and-play manner.

Most kids who start with Breakout Mentors will first solidify their fundamentals through making games in Python or Java. Once they have mastered the basics, the sky is the limit. The one-on-one mentoring format is perfect for personalization and challenging advanced kids. Some Breakout Mentors students with the help of their mentor have focused on:

  • iOS, Android, and web apps with complex backend functionality
  • Unity for 3D game programming and Virtual Reality projects
  • Arduino for circuits and Internet of Things projects
  • Competition programming at USACO platinum level
  • Low-level C programming to make own programming language and compiler
  • Self-study for AP Computer Science as a middle schooler
  • Data science projects using NBA and other sports data

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What exciting focus will your middle schooler dream up?

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?