Code Night!

First Friday Of Every Month, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

A Free Event For Students Aged 8+

What is Code Night?

Code Night is an opportunity for you to enjoy the beautiful art, wine, and cheese that Downtown Santa Cruz has to offer on First Friday while your student learns to code with their friends. Our Educators teach JavaScript and support students as they start their journey into the world of Computer Science. 

Every month we’re picking an awesome non-profit to support – this month it’s the Child Development Division of Community Bridges – a non-profit dedicated to providing nurturing and affordable early education for kids under the age of five with working parents. If you have a recommendation for next time, let us know here.

“Through positive guidance, dynamic curriculum, and a bilingual program, They create a foundation for children’s healthy development and school readiness. They work with children to foster: a love of learning; literacy and numeracy skills, social and emotional development; curiosity, exploration and creativity; cooperation and collaboration; problem solving skills; and respect for self, family, community and the environment.”

Age Range & Activities

Computer Science Board Games: Our team will dedicate 2 tables to a series of board games focused on teaching younger students key Computer Science concepts through play.

Code Naturally: Students will learn to program in JavaScript using the Code Naturally app. Our educators will teach them to program illustrations, animations, and basic games if time allows. Students decide what they want to make and work with our educators to bring it to life!

This event is designed for students that are 8+

Our Educators

Our Education Team works with several local schools ranging from Pacific Collegiate School on the Westside, Brook Knoll School in Scotts Valley, and even as far as Bradley Elementary School in Pajaro Valley. 

All of our educators must pass background checks and training necessary to work with students. Our students’ safety is priority #1 for our team! 

All parents are required to provide emergency contact and food allergy information upon sign up. 

Important Details

  1. We’ll have pizza and water for students!

  2. You can drop off & pick up your student at your convenience.

  3. This event is FREE, but please consider making a donation at the event. All donations go to our featured non-profit, Your Future is Our Business!

  4. Make sure to reserve your spot & feel free to tell your friends!

  5. The event is designed for students with little to no experience so encourage your young programmer to attend!

  6. The event is from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Click here for directions. Call 831.508.7373 if you get lost, have questions, or just want to chat.

Where Are We?

181 Walnut Ave,

Santa Cruz, CA 95060


What do parents think?

“The hands on approach using both a create then immediate feedback platform and highly motivated instructors was high impact. She loves the class and has learned an amazing amount @ the same time.”

Curt Aubley

The team at Code Naturally gives her 1:1 help so she can go at her own pace.  But the most important thing is the Code Naturally team is making coding fun so my daughter has an affinity and interest in applied science.

Lucinda Davidson

“It is a great environment where kids can work at their own pace with hands on instructions. But the best part is the kids learn to work together and encourage and share with each other. ” 

– Todd Hager