9 am to 10:30 am — Coding Session
10:30 am to 11 am — Break, Snack, Board Games, Fun
11 am to 12:30 pm — Coding Session 2
12: 30 to 1:30 pm — Lunch (bring your lunch and water bottle)
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm — Tech Leadership Session
13:00 pm to 3:30 pm — Break, Snack, Board Games, Fun
3:30 pm to 5:00 pm — Tech Leadership Session 2
This schedule is used for March Break Camp and Summer Camp only. Winter Camp follows a different format.
During coding sessions, campers start with small 3-5 line coding projects and build up from there. Each project has lots of support and scaffolding to offer a gradual release of responsibility while allowing kids to work in their zone of proximal development (i.e. what they are ready for today).
In any 90 minute session, campers can complete 2-4 of these projects, giving them a lot of wins along the way. Studio JS, our learning software used for Hatch Prime Camp, has 25 learning levels and kids see progress from day to day throughout the week.
Studio P, which forms the basis of Hatch Alpha Camp has campers doing 20 hours of work on Minor Projects over the course of one week of camp. We strongly recommend registering for two weeks of Hatch Alpha Camp so that campers can also complete a Major Project that showcases independent knowledge and understanding.
Tech Leadership Camp nurtures better communication, cooperation, problem-solving, public speaking—and leadership.
At the beginning of the week, campers choose from a library of case studies. They work collaboratively in groups of 2-4 to complete Mini Missions and a Super Mission to solve a major problem. The problems tackled are local to international in scope and touch on human, environmental, animal, business, and technological issues. As they work on their missions, campers also engage in a range of team building and public speaking activities.
Throughout a week of camp, kids engage in thinking, problem-solving, creativity, and authentic experiences.
For full-day campers attending our Summer Camp*, we try to top off every week with a Friday visit to an industry partner so that campers get a taste of what's possible in the world of work. Unfortunately, Industry Partners sometimes cancel last minute due to project management deadlines. So, while we can't guarantee an industry visit as part of the camp experience, we can tell you that since starting them in 2015, 94.7% of visits have gone through successfully.
In fact, some of the industry partners that we visit are also featured in case studies used for our Tech Leadership camp. Past industry visits have included trips to Mozilla, Uken Games, and the DMZ.
*Industry visits are scheduled during Summer Camp only.
Camp is a time for growth and friendship. Kids (7+ years old), pre-teens, and teens will enjoy working with Hatch Studio software to create real-world computer programs. They'll also enjoy developing public speaking and leadership skills in our half-day Tech Leadership program.