Frequently asked questions

How do kids advance in your program? Do you offer belts?


We do not offer belts as kids advance. We chose to teach age specific skills and technologies, much like you would find in an athletic organization. We want kids to truly understand a topic and not try to check a box in order to get to the next belt. Now, that being said, we do understand the fun and excitement of earning a belt. Once a kid finishes a camp or masters a new skill, we do award them a badge.




What ages do you teach?


We start as young as 5 (Little Makers) and go as old as anyone who is interested! Generally speaking, we group them by the following: Ages 5-7 Ages 8-12 Ages 13+ Adults This allows us to keep similar topics and technologies during a camp or class.




Where are you located?


We lease classrooms from the Church of the Good Shepherd in downtown Oswego. We are located at 5W Washington St, Oswego, Il 60543.




Are you a Franchise?


We are not. We are a small business located in Oswego, Il. We looked at all of the available franchises and, well, we were uninspired.




What's with the Monkey theme?


FourMonkeys, Chief Code Monkey, Mama Monkey....what is this all about? We believe that our children are our future. We believe that we should provide our children opportunities that we never had. My wife Jessie (Mama Monkey) and I (Chief Code Monkey) have 4 kids (FourMonkeys). When I was growing up, something like CodeForce would never have been an option for me. FourMonkeys is a reminder that if we can offer 1 kid an opportunity that they may not have had otherwise, then it is all worth it