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Roblox Coding Camp - Deposit

Roblox Coding Camp - Deposit

Regular price $150.00 Sale

Have fun this summer learning to code while making games in Roblox Studio. Students age 10-14 learn to use the Roblox Studio editor as well as writing coding logic for various games. Customize the game environment and publish to your Roblox account to test and play with friends. 

This camp combines engaging projects and gameplay to invite students to expand their coding skills with the Lua programming language. Lua is an open-source language popular among game developers used in numerous games. The camp is approachable by both beginning coders and fast learners with prior coding experience.

The camp is for students age 10-14. Tuition is $450 for the week. There is a $150 deposit to hold a seat with the remaining balance to be paid before camp starts. Location:  Camps are held at a school near downtown Decatur. (map link)

Roblox Coding Camp 2018
June 12-16  FULL
July 9-13  FULL

Camp hours:
Drop-off 8:30-9:00am
Pickup 3:30-5:00pm

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Roblox Coding with Lua

Create Roblox games using Lua on your very own server. This camp is for beginner to advanced learners age 10-14. There are no prerequisites other than a desire to learn and have fun. Our curriculum is flexible to the students’ skill level. At Start Code, we give students real world skills with coding tools and languages they can build on after camp.

The summer camp mornings are spent learning about the development tools while building project-based lessons and fun game mods. Afternoons are flexible and leave time for students to choose what they would like to work on and continue at their own pace. Of course there are also breaks to play modded games.

At Start Code, our small instructor to student ratio provides customized learning. Unlike other camps, our instructors have degrees in Computer Science and STEM-focused fields.

Dates Ages Session By April 30th After April 30th Snack Lunch T-shirt
June 11-15 10-14 5 days $450 $495 Yes No Yes
July 9-13 10-14 5 days $450 $495 Yes No Yes

Here are some things to know about the camp

Camps instruction runs from 9:00-3:30 every day with drop off beginning at 8:30am. Pick up is between 3:30-5:00pm which will be after-care time (no additional fee) including options for multiplayer gaming.

A morning snack is provided. Students bring their own lunch.

Camp is open to students ages 10-14.

On Friday parents and family are invited to a showcase highlighting student skills and projects.

Location: All camps take place on the campus of Academe of the Oaks high school near downtown Decatur just off College Avenue. School address: 146 New Street, Decatur, GA 30030 (Google maps link)

There is a $150 deposit per camp. In case of early cancellation, $50 is non-refundable. In case of cancellation within 14 days of camp, the entire $150 deposit is non-refundable.

Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops (Windows or Mac). Laptops are available for rent for an additional fee of $50/week.

Our camps regularly fill up so register now to hold a seat.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE TOPICS COVERED

Roblox

Roblox is a user-generated game sharing platform. That sounds complex, but think of Roblox like the YouTube of the games world! Just as YouTube allows users to either watch videos made by others or upload videos themselves, Roblox gives players the ability to create their own games or simply play games made by others.

Games in Roblox are created in Roblox Studio (included for free) using Lua, a programming language commonly used by game developers. Lua  has a shorter learning curve than a lot of other programming languages

The Lua coding tools used during camp are easy to pick up allowing students to customize the editor based on their skill level. Students can switch between drag and drop chunks of logic to a full Lua text editor to adjust the learning curve. The code editor is designed to transition between draggable chunks and text in a single window. Choose to write straight Lua code or build the logic using code chunks. New coders can easily switch back and forth when they need clarification, allowing them to learn at their own pace. This freedom encourages a testing and ‘try new things’ approach central to STEM learning.

Lua

Lua is a free open-sourced programming language and is used to code games in Roblox Studio. It is a fast language engine with small footprint that can be embedded easily into applications, making it very popular among game developers. Lua is often used as a plugin language for applications such as Adobe Lightroom and numerous games including Angry Birds, Civilization, World of Warcraft, and Star Wars Battlefront. It is a high-level, dynamically type-checked language like Python, PHP, and Ruby.