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Want Your Child To Make Video Games Instead Of Play Them?

This Summer, give your child an edge in school and life by enrolling them in Summer Code Camp at the Santa Cruz Code Center!

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Why Go To Code Camp This Summer?

Let your student’s creativity shine by giving them the opportunity to build interactive games, animations and illustrations at Code Naturally’s Code Camp! We provide computers, snacks, fun offline activities and an unparalleled introduction to programming from trained educators.

In Code Naturally, you can make anything!

-Alisa

It's fun, I get to code with my friends, and create my own creations!

-Arianna

Coding is the best! It makes math more fun.

-Naren

Camp Highlights

Game Development

Students learn how classic games work and create their own version of some old favorites.

Real Programming

Students program in JavaScript and create games on par with students using the same language in their first year at college.

New Daily Goals

New games, goals, and challenges are presented to students each day to keep them engaged and excited.

Snacks

We recommend students pack lunch but our team provides healthy snacks and water during code breaks for our hungry learners.

Collaboration

Students get multiple opportunities to work with friends and learn skills that allow them to work together efficiently and achieve mutual goals.

Code at Home

Students can keep adding to their projects or just play the games they made for fun using the Code Naturally app.

Check Out Our Students Describing Their Experience During This Year's Spring Code Camp!

Benefits Far Beyond Coding

One of the most rewarding parts of learning to code with us are all of the “secondary” benefits. Because we allow students the freedom to create something that is truly their own, you’ll notice changes that help make them successful in anything they choose to do. Below are the ones parents mention to us the most!

Collaboration

Our classes encourage working with a diverse group of students from all backgrounds. They learn to add to their creations by working with others.

Creativity

Students decide what they want to create, we help them learn what’s necessary to pursue their own ideas. This makes both learning and teaching more fun as everyone is driven to pursue goals that they’ve set out for themselves.

Math

Math skills go hand-in-hand with our approach to programming. Students gain a curiosity and respect for the math they learn in school after applying what they’ve learned to create games and animations they love.

Project Management

Any great programmer can tell you that planning and project management are just as important as actually writing code. We teach our students a process for turning their ideas into concrete plans before they ever open a computer. 

Problem Solving

The ability to solve complex problems is always in demand. No matter what your child does, they’ll be prepared.

Self Confidence

We emphasize that you have to make mistakes and fail to learn and grow. Students learn to celebrate their mistakes and recognize them as learning opportunities. This mindset is invaluable as students take on increasingly difficult goals. 

Location And Times

The Santa Cruz Code Center

Summer Camp is held at our flagship location, conveniently located in Downtown Santa Cruz! Student’s enjoy access to Chromebooks, high speed internet, and our unique software – designed and tested right here in Santa Cruz.

Pick Up And Drop Off Times

Camp runs Monday to Friday each week.



Drop Off

Pick Up

Morning

8:30-9:00AM

12:30-1:00PM

Afternoon

1:00-1:30PM

5:30-6:00PM

Full-Day

8:30-9:00AM

5:30-6:00PM

FAQ

How long is each session?

We offer half and full-day options, both of which should give you plenty of time to run errands or enjoy a spa day!

What does it cost?

Half-day sessions cost approximately $70 and full-day sessions cost approximately $115, which is cheaper than most afterschool programs, camps, or daycare. See a full pricing breakdown below.

I feel like my kid is falling behind in school. Can you help?

Yes. Our step-by-step method will help your child build a solid grasp of math, and grow more confident and motivated while mastering each concept and lesson.

Can I trust my kid with Code Naturally?

We take safety very seriously. All of our sessions are always supervised by a trained teacher and all of our staff have gone through every national background check. Your kids are in good hands.

What's included in the tuition cost?

Tuition includes certificate of completion, unlimited access to our coding app, Chromebook, account to save projects and healthy snacks and beverages.

The Code Naturally team is making coding fun so my daughter has an affinity and interest in applied science.

-Lucinda

Great program for kids! My kid loved every minute.

-Oystein

She absolutely loves it and the staff makes coding fun and exciting! So grateful for all their enthusiasm and energy they bring!

-Javaneh

Tuition

The price you see is the price you pay! No hidden material or registration fees. Receive the great benefits that camp has to offer without being nickeled and dimed.

$359.00/week

Half Day (Morning or Afternoon)


$579.00/week

Full Day

Meet Our Educators

They’re experienced, love programming, and know just how to get your child excited about Computer Science.

Charity Funtila

Hometown: Santa Cruz

Favorite Hobbies: Playing Guitar & Coding

Favorite Animal: Maltipoo dog

Favorite Food: Tacos

Why do you love teaching kids to code? They’re super creative and I love seeing what they’ll make. They also ask the best questions!

Joey Aronson

Hometown: Los Altos

Favorite Hobbies:  Photography & Graphic design

Favorite Video Game: Tetris

Why do you love teaching kids to code? I like seeing their projects progress and get more complicated as they learn.

Morgan Eidam

Hometown: Santa Cruz

Favorite Hobbies: Soccer & Going to the Beach

Favorite Video Game: Legend of Zelda

Why do you love teaching kids to code? I love that while I’m teaching code I’m able to learn along with the kids as they work on new projects. 

Charlie Weigel

Hometown: Santa Cruz

Favorite Hobbies: Playing Piano & Coding

Favorite Animal: Dogs

Favorite Food: Kimbap

Why do you love teaching kids to code? I love working with kids because of their endless imaginations and teaching them to code allows them to make their imagination a reality.

Sukh Singh

Hometown: Moreno Valley, California

Favorite Hobbies: Skateboarding 

Favorite Animal: Bengal Tiger

Why do you love teaching kids to code? They’re curious and have great ideas for games, animations, and all kinds of projects. It’s great to see students learn and apply concepts that I once struggled with.