By Jessica Hoover
Eleven Fifty Academy and the Fishers Parks and Recreation Dept. have partnered to create a coding camp this summer for children between the ages of 12 and 18. The camp will be inside of Launch Fishers, 12175 Visionary Way.
Eleven Fifty Academy is a coding academy that offers coding courses, specialized workshops, advanced coding boot camps and, most recently, its first-ever Summer Coding Camp.
The camp will be June 24-28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. The registration fee is $300, which includes daily lunch and snacks and visits to the IoT Lab. During the course of the camp, children will learn to code and create their own video game.
“There are going to be various instructors at the camp,” said Angie Washburn, community manager of Eleven Fifty Academy. “We’re going to teach them a lot about design thinking and thinking about a video game that they want to build. They’re also going to be able to see the makerspace at the IoT Lab where they can start to think about their ideas and how they might bring their ideas to life, then they’ll build their video game by the end of the week.”
To register, visit elevenfifty.org/partners/summer-camp/. The camp is accepting children of all skill levels.
“We want kids to think about the video games that they play and how they get created and if they want a career that is related to this industry somehow,” Washburn said. “That could be actually being a developer or somebody that focuses on user experience or somebody that tests games. I think it’s important to get kids thinking about all the things that they could do when they actually choose a career.”
For more, contact Washburn at firstname.lastname@example.org.