Roblox Coding with Lua
Create Roblox games using Lua on your very own server. This camp is for beginner to advanced learners in grades 4th-7th. 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||Grades||Session||By March 31st||After March 31st||Snack||Lunch||T-shirt|
|June 10-14||4th-8th||5 days||$450||$495||Yes||No||Yes|
|July 8-12||4th-8th||5 days||$450||$495||Yes||No||Yes|
|July 29-Aug 2||4th-8th||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 in grades 4th-8th.
On Friday parents and family are invited to a showcase highlighting student skills and projects.
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 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 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.