Minis: Ages 5-6
Minis: Ages 5-6
Minis: Pixel Pioneers [HALF-DAY]
From 10AM to 2PM
Get set for a thrilling tech-tastic adventure where young imaginations turn into the masterminds of their own digital escapades! Our camp is all about equipping kids with the know-how to conquer the ever-changing digital realm. With hands-on fun, interactive projects, and team challenges, we create an immersive journey that stirs up curiosity, fuels creativity, and sets a love for coding and robotics!
Starting their coding journeys with iPads or tablets, students will learn problem-solving skills and the fundamentals of coding, loops and logical reasoning. This camp introduces children to key aspects of basic robotics through Lego WeDO, Dashbots or Ozobot; from circuits and motors with different kits, to programming and sensors. They will develop their programming skills using Scratch Jr, an introductory programming language that enables young children to create their own stories, animations and games. This course will teach basic ICT skills and introductory computing concepts that are an important first step for children, especially when grasping the new National Computing Curriculum.
Information for parents
We ask that if you have a child under 5 that wants to attend camp that they book onto our mini coder's half day. You will see this button just below the booking for this course named ‘half-day option for under 5’. This is because we are not Ofsted Licensed to have children under 5 for more than 4 hours. Our Mini Coders will be provided wrap-around care by a team of two lovely teachers.
First off we'll get to know our teacher and classmates through some great mini games. Once we're all friends, we'll be introduced to our activity for the day. Let's jump in to coding!
Now that we've had a healthy snack, we're ready to get right back into our activity. We'll carry on flexing our creative muscles by designing, coding and building our project.
Let's refocus after lunch and playtime by diving into building our robots!
It's time to finish off our project for the day and show it off to the rest of the class. Time has flown by - let's tidy up our work stations, pack up our things and get ready to go home!
I liked making my robot move!
Student, aged 5
Campers should not be brought to camp if they are displaying signs of illness. In the case of a camper who has become ill during camp hours, parents will be notified immediately to pick their child up. If a child misses a day or multiple days of camp because of an illness, credit towards another camp can be arranged for when they're feeling better.
You can cancel your camp booking up to 14 days prior to the start date. If you want to cancel your camp booking less than 14 days before, you can receive 50% refund or full credit towards future courses when cancelling between 13-7 days before, or full credit when cancelling less than 7 days before. If we are unable to run our camps, you will receive credit or a full refund. If you cancel for any reason you may be liable to pay the difference if our prices increase.
(Please note credit is only valid for 1 calendar year.)
What are you doing at camps with respect to COVID-19?
At BlueShift, our top priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our students, parents and staff. That's why we have thought carefully about our upcoming camps and what we can do to ensure we keep our community safe. Please read our COVID-19 Camps Policy Overview FAQ for more information on how we are doing this.
Please be aware these policies will be shared with you in more detail closer to the beginning of camp.
What does my child need to bring to camp?
Please bring snacks, a packed lunch, and a water bottle to camps each day!
For Explorers, Adventurers, and Innovators:
Please also bring a laptop! Using a laptop from home means your child can save their own work! If you don't have a laptop to bring, you can borrow one from us when you make your booking. An iPad will not be enough for most of our courses.
Do I need to install anything prior to the camp?
Please ensure that your child's laptop has a modern web browser such as Google Chrome installed. Any additional software will be listed above under "Information for Parents."
Can I switch camp dates incase holiday plans change?
Yes! Read our CampShift policy for more information.
"Thank you BlueShift for doing such a great job. My son is so excited about coding and learning made fun."
"These courses are an amazing way to get kids interested in coding and robotics. Fun and educational"
"My son was very keen to advance in programming. Not only has this been achieved, but his self-esteem has been greatly raised through your work. Thank you!"
"The teachers have been excellent, full of enthusiasm and patience making the whole experience really fun"