STEM Computer Programming for Kids

Fun filled class that introduces the concepts of programming and engineering through fun filled games. This program in programming focuses on the basics of programming. In this program Grades K-5 participants explore the basic concepts of programming and learn to create their own programs using drag-and-drop programming tools like and Scratch programming . Custom programs can be arranged on demand.

Session 1: Saturdays January 20-February 24 from 10am-12pm (6 classes)
Session 2: Saturdays March 3-April 7 from 10am-12pm (6 classes)

   Fees: $96 BCCC Member; $101 BC Resident; $111 Non-Resident
   Ages: K-5th Grade

Spring Break Camp: March 12-16 from 9am-4pm (5 classes)

  Fees: $215 BCCC Member; $220 BC Resident; $230 Non Resident
  Ages: K-5th Grade

One Class Only Option Available for $20 per class

Computer Programming 1:  June 18 - 22   9am - 4pm    320303-06

This is an exciting introduction to computer programming.  Curriculum is designed to engage young minds and help them advance from being merely computer users to creators.  Participants learn the basics of creating using computers through some unplugged activities followed by drag-and-drop programming.  Various tools are utilized including and Scratch programming.  They apply their programming skills to create simple programs, animations and games.  

Skills Focus:  Critical thinking, Computational thinking, Computing practice and programming.

Activities include:  Unplugged Human Machine, We R Programming, Maze, Name Animation, Debugging and more.  

Game Making Lab 1:  July 9 - 13     9am - 4pm    320303-07

Don't just play, make your own computer games!  In computer Game Making Lab, participants will explore the foundations of video game design then plan and operate their own multi-level video games!  Every video game must follow a basic story line which has five parts:  setting, plot, characters, interactive objects and goal.  Just like an interesting movie or a book, these five parts together give the story purpose.  Video games allow users to experience and control that story.  

Game Making Lab 2 - Minecraft:  July 30 - August 3    9am - 4pm     320303-08

Don't just play vanilla Minecraft, experience Minecraft with engineering, designing and budgeting.  Create your own Mods and make it your own unique game.  Parents, this program takes your child's interest in video gaming to creating something using computer programming.  Participants will plan a city and engineer their worlds while they manage budgets and time constraints.  As they develop advanced Minecraft modification ("modding") skills and JavaScript, they will automate their city construction by using the power of computer programming.  

For any questions contact Farren at or 512-255-7871 x 218