Jam Coding Summer Camps! | Edinburgh

We are taking our coding clubs to the next level! After delivering coding clubs to hundreds of students in Edinburgh primary schools this year, we are thrilled to announce our all-new Summer Camps!

Our coding camps offer two weeks of engaging learning from 9 AM to 3 PM daily. To ensure a balanced and exciting day we integrate a variety of dynamic activities (no screen time based), fostering teamwork and collaboration alongside our popular coding curriculum. Led by professional and experienced coaches, our camps are a fun and interactive environment where children can explore a range of exciting coding topics with new and old friends. Join us for an unforgettable summer adventure!

Everything you need to know:

  • Summer Coding & Computing clubs for children aged 6-12 running throughout Edinburgh.
  • Running from 9 AM – 3PM each day.
  • All equipment and resources are provided.
  • If there is anything we can help with please contact James and he will be happy to assist: 0131 510515 | edinburgh@jamcoding.co.uk

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CAMERON HOUSE COMMUNITY EDUCATION CENTRE

Address: 34 Prestonfield Ave, Edinburgh EH16 5EU

Week 1: July 1-5: 09:00-15:00

Week 2: July 8-12: 09:00-15:00

 

SAUGHTONHALL COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

Address: 22 Saughtonhall Ave, Edinburgh EH12 5RN

Week 1: July 1-5: 09:00-15:00

Week 2: July 8-12: 09:00-15:00

 

CORNERSTONE FREE CHURCH

Address: The Old Schoolhouse, 140 Morningside Rd, Morningside, Edinburgh EH10 4PX

Week 1: July 1-5: 09:00-15:00

Week 2: July 8-12: 09:00-15:00

 

CLUB INFORMATION

Week 1: Coding Superheroes

In this workshop, our coders will learn how to program in a new coding environment and develop their coding skills to create the illusion of a range of superhero powers, including:

Telepathy, Mind Reading, Transforming, Ghost Busting, Time Travelling and Teleporting. Coding will learn how to run these programs on an emulator and a real micro:bit computer!

Week 2: Robotics

Start to learn Python!

Learners work in teams to code a robot, completing a range of challenges such as; robot art, cops and robbers car chase, robot racing, automated / self-driving car challenge, and robot maze solver! This workshop uses visual coding skills as well as introducing you to Python programming. A superb workshop to get children to understand coding and the future possibilities this awesome skill has for them.

Screen time commitment
We run computing clubs in more than 1000 primary schools across the UK, so we understand the importance of creating a healthy relationship with technology.

Our mission is to help develop thriving digital citizens of the future. As such, our screen time commitment is no more than 3 hours of screen time per day.

 

What do we do the rest of the time?

We incorporate an active and creative component in each day. This can include designing maps and characters with pen and paper before coding them or creating an awesome racetrack outside for our robots to race on!

Here is a sample daily schedule for one of our clubs…

09:00-09:30WARM UP

Icebreaker and teambuilding warm up exercises

09:30-10:45CODING CHALLENGE 1

Introduction to the daily learning objectives and a first challenge for teams to complete

10:45-11:15ACTIVE BREAK

Fun team building games and code based exercises outdoors or in Gym Hall.

11:15-12:00CODING CHALLENGE 2
12:30-1pmLUNCH
1pm-1.45pmCREATIVE BREAK

Outdoor or Gym Hall. Sample project: Design your character on paper before bringing them to life

1:45pm-2:30pmCODING CHALLENGE 3
2:30pm-3pmGROUP SHARE

Focusing on presentation skills, communication and collaboration, Teams are encouraged to share their work with the group with the help of our coaches. Students are guided to give and take constructive feedback.

This blend of learning and creative play has shown better results and happier children. Our main goal in every club is to have fun while learning!

To bring:

All equipment and resources are provided, we ask that all children bring the following:

  • A nut-free packed lunch
  • Water bottle
  • Raincoat

What to expect

A week of fun, collaboration, and digital skills delivered by passionate and professional coaches. Working in small groups with a ratio of 8 children to 1 coach, each Student will receive individual support and attention.

 

BOOKING AND PRICES

Price: £190/week

Discount pricing available April 15th – May 15th or for the first 50 bookings: £150/week

15% Sibling discount available, please email edinburgh@jamcoding.co.uk to arrange.

Spaces are expected to fill quickly, we politely suggest booking early to avoid disappointment.

Just looking to book daily or half-day?
Priority will be given to parents who can book a full course; however, we want to be as flexible as possible so do plan to offer daily bookings. We expect daily booking will be possible after the initial booking period.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

My child has joined a Jam coding club previously, can they attend?

Yes, these camps will cover all new topics and challenges. Sure to be enjoyed by old and new Jammers alike!

Childcare credits

We are, unfortunately, unable to accept childcare credits for payment.

Young students

Our sessions are designed for students as young as 6 and we have hundreds of P2/3s who have completed our workshops in Edinburgh over the last year. Younger students will be grouped together.

About out coaches

Our coaches have led clubs and after-school sessions in primary schools throughout Edinburgh. PVG checked, safeguard trained, and passionate. They have already begun completing additional training modules for our new summer camps so they will be ready to inspire our young coders!

Do I have to book 2 weeks?

Booking for 1 week is possible, however, we have found once they come to the first week children always want to come for the next week.

Waiting list

If you are not yet ready to reserve a space but would like to receive notifications of Summer Camp spaces and future clubs, you are welcome to add us on WhatsApp to stay in touch.

 

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