Create a custom game!
Summer weather brings warm weather and clear skies - the perfect time to take a hot air balloon tour! Program a hot air balloon to navigate the skies based on the classic Flappy Bird game. Explore an introduction to game design and programming using MakeCode's visual programming language. This 5-day camp is perfect for younger students who want to get creative and program a game!
AGES: 8 - 10
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner - Intermediate
SOFTWARE: Microsoft MakeCode Arcade
In this 5-day summer camp, our students will
- Create their own original game
Program function calls, variables, and loops
- Animate sprites
- Design custom game levels
Your Parent Portal
After registering for a camp, you'll be given a link to sign up for your parent account. This is a secure account that stores your child's information which is never shared or stored outside of the account.
Who teaches our students?
The best instructors! We choose the best instructors to inspire your student!
Robolink certified instructors are engineering and computer science students from major universities or tech education professionals.
Each instructor has to pass a rigorous training program to ensure your student has the best experience! Once registered, we make sure to place your child with the instructor for their skill level and interests.
We offer an engaging camp full of fun activities. Students have plenty of time to learn, ask questions, experiment with their projects, and show off to the whole group. We believe that learning should be fun!
Our summer camps run 5-days a week, for 1hr 20min each day. This gives our students enough time to learn without spending too much time on the computer.
After each session, you will receive a feedback report from our instructors on your child's progress. Parents are welcome to reach out to us with any questions about our classes.
Each of our camps teach transferable skills for fields like web development, game development, data science, machine learning, robotics, and artificial intelligence.
Virtual Learning Requirements
These are the minimum requirements to attend any of of our virtual learning options.
- Win, Mac, Chromebook
- Webcam and mic
- Stable internet connection
- A quiet place to work
- Be ready to have lots of fun!
- If under the age of 13, the student must have a parent or guardian at home.
What Parents Are Saying
I heard my son jump up and down with joy at times :) I can tell he is excited and willing to learn! Looking forward to next week!
As a homeschool parent, virtual learning has been very helpful to me. I don’t need to be able to provide instruction or become an expert in the field of robotics.
Great online classes for people interested in robots, simple enough for beginners, but also sophisticated enough for more advanced students.
Our son is bridging Science, Data and Software skills development. Pls extend our thanks to his instructor as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
What's the registration process?
Once you register for our Virtual Learning services, you'll receive a link to set up your parent account. In this portal you'll be able to securely add your child's name, age, skill level, and email for the virtual learning Zoom or Google Meet invitation. Every registrant must have created an account with our parent portal and agree to our Terms & Conditions and Code of Conduct before the student is allowed to enter our Virtual Learning services.
Which Virtual Learning option is best for my child?
Each student has different needs when it comes to virtual learning. We have private tutoring options for students who want to deep-dive into a subject, camps for the student who wants to test the waters of a new subject or hone their skills, and even 1hr webinars and trials. If you are unsure of which option is best for your family, you can fill out the contact form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will my child have the same instructor every lesson?
To keep your child's learning schedule consistent, we will do everything we can to provide the same instructor for every lesson, but there may be times when the instructor in unavailable. In this case, we will work with you to schedule an instructor best suited for your child. We also take detailed notes of every lesson so our instructors can provide your child with the best experience.
Can two children in the same household take a lesson together as a single student?
Every child is a separate registrant and cannot share an account. We do have other offerings to provide our students with custom groups classes, camps, and webinars for multiple participants.
Do all students have to start at the same level?
Our tutoring allows students to start at their current skill level. Instructors will assess the students skills and allow the student to start their first class at a higher level, or spend a few lessons with the student on an accelerated path. With camps, the curriculum is on a fixed path, but students are allowed to customize their projects to further hone their skills and present their projects to the group for further critique.
How do I renew my payment?
Our subscription services will automatically renew. Private tutoring with purchased lesson hours, can be repurchased from our online store and added to your account, or you can choose to auto-renew after the last lesson hour is used. Camps are one-time purchased but you may purchase as many camps as you like.
How do I reschedule a lesson?
If at any time you need to reschedule a tutoring lesson, please contact email@example.com or call 858-876-5123 and let us know the day and time you need to reschedule and we will work to either skip until the next lesson or reschedule that lesson on a later date. Please note that we need to hear from you at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule. For camps and webinars, unfortunately we cannot reschedule since these have set times and dates, but we can work with you to find a suitable replacement.
What happens if I forget to reschedule a lesson?
We do not offer refunds or credits if a lesson/camp/webinar is missed since the instructor was in their virtual classroom and that time slot could not be refilled. If there was a family emergency or other issue, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 858-876-5123 and we will do our best to work with you to reschedule the lesson..
Are these lessons recorded?
For quality, training, and safety reasons, every lesson is recorded and stored on a secure server. If you need a copy of the recording, you can request it at email@example.com and we will gladly provide you a copy. If the lesson video requested is a group lesson, all parents/guardians must agree to the recording being shared and we will provide a copy to every parent/guardian in the group.
What is the Code of Conduct?
In our Virtual Learning offerings, we provide a fun, safe, and educational environment. To do this, we don't allow bullying, harassment, threatening behavior, rude gestures, visible written profanity, visible weapons, and drug and alcohol use. If a student is accused of any behavior that is against our rules of conduct, we will investigate thoroughly. If found that a student has broken the Code of Conduct, they will be expelled from our services without a refund. If you have any questions or issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do I need to install anything?
We do our best to use software that is web-based and doesn't require any installation but if you do need to install a specific software, we will provide that information before your first lesson.
What equipment do I need?
A computer or laptop, webcam, and optional headphones/mic. to participate in the class. If your specific class or camp required hardware, it will be listed on that product page.
How do I cancel these services?
If your child is attending a subscription-based service, please contact us at email@example.com or call 858-876-5123 cancel the service. If your child is attending a camp, there are no refunds after camp has started but we can work with you if an issue arose where your child couldn't attend the camp the full week.
How can we help?
Have any questions about our virtual learning offerings? Please let us know below or email firstname.lastname@example.org.