We recently had the opportunity to attend a Code Ninjas® camp. I will admit that initially, I wasn’t sure if my daughter would like it. Considering she had just completed her e-learning, I wasn’t sure if she would enjoy a computer coding class. I quickly found out that I was wrong. After the first day, she walked out of the class smiling and begging to come back a second day. She couldn’t stop talking about how much fun she had. It was nice to see her enjoying something educational. If you are looking for a summer camp that will boost skills like problem-solving and critical thinking, Code Ninjas is for you! This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Motherhood. All opinions are mine.
Everything you need to know about Code Ninjas Camps
Code Ninjas has a variety of coding programs for kids ages 5-14. Right now they are offering in-person and virtual camps and classes for kids. My daughter learned how to build her own video games, built a circuit board, and played with a flying drone.
What is Code Ninjas?
Code Ninjas has a variety of fun coding programs for every kid and every schedule, including their drop-in CREATE program with a martial arts-inspired colored belt system, their completely visual and hands-on JR program for younger learners, camps in a variety of engaging topics like robotics and game building, At-Home Coding for creative and productive screen time, and more!
Learn how Code Ninjas got started
Why should kids learn how to code?
Coding has been called “the literacy of the 21st century”. Just like math, science, and literature, coding is a key aspect of understanding our technologically-advanced world. There’s a huge need for a generation that not only understands technology but how it works.
If you need more reason to enroll your child, check out these fascinating Computer science stats from Code.org:
- 90% of parents say they want their child to study computer science.
- Computing jobs account for over 16% of job openings – more than any other occupation – and pay $22,000 more per year on average.
- 60% of new STEM jobs are in computer science.
- Computer science majors earn 40% more than the college average.
What safety measures are they taking in response to COVID-19?
This was my first question when deciding whether or not to enroll my daughter in the in-person camp. They do offer virtual camps if you are more comfortable with doing them at home.
- Increased frequency of professional cleaning
- Increased frequency of in-house cleaning by employees, especially devices tables, door handles, bathrooms, and other frequently used surfaces, cComputer, monitor, mouse, and workspace cleaned between every student session
- No food or drink permitted in the lobby or dojo (coffee bar temporarily closed)
- Increased distance between individual student workstations in the dojo
- Careful monitoring and enforcement of no-contact interactions
- Reduced student capacity (only 5 students in the dojo)
Personal Health & Hygiene
- Face masks mandatory for staff and students (students need to bring their own mask)
- Increased enforcement of handwashing and sick policies including mandatory temperature self-checks by staff
How much does Code Ninjas cost?
Camp pricing varies by location, please contact your nearest center for details. Choose from week-long, full & half-day, and virtual options
Code Ninja discount
Code Ninjas is also offering a special 10% discount off all camps for a limited time.
Enter to win one of 100 free camps
Code Ninjas is giving away 100 free week-long coding camps, in-person or virtual, along with a special camp discount to support families nationwide. The campaign is live from June 15-28, 2020.
How to Enter the Giveaway
- Fill out the entry form here.
- On the entry form, tell us why you’d like to win a free Code Ninjas camp or nominate someone.
- Increase your chances to win by posting on Instagram with the hashtag #100FreeCamps.
- Unlock special access to the 10% camp discount after you submit the form.
- Code Ninjas will contact you around a week after the contest deadline to notify if you’re a winner.