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STE{A}M Plus Camps

Why CodeForce camps?

All camps were not created equal. We provide STE{A}M activities through the lens of technology. However, we feel like technology is only half of the experience and have introduced our STEAM+ approach to learning. In addition to coding awesome games, digital devices, computers, and robots we also teach digital safety, privacy and good digital citizenship. We also teach presentation skills and work on the students ability to give and receive constructive criticism. We reinforce the idea that it's okay to make mistakes and fail in order to learn and improve. All in a safe environment with like minded kids. We also meet and or exceed the Computer Science Teachers Association's standards for teaching computer science to K-12. 

Lets go beyond coding this summer. 



In addition to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math, we also reinforce topics that we feel are just as important. We refer to these as STE{A}M Plus: 


Digital Safety

We work in Digital Safety and Online Privacy into every camp. Teaching our kids to be safe on the web is one of our fundamental principles. 


Cyber Bullying

Being a bully or being bullied are two topics we must address in each camp. This goes hand in hand with our Digital Safety initiatives. 


Presentation Skills

Presentation skills and recieving and giving feedback and constructive criticism are valuable skills that will benefit kids of all ages. 

Our Curriculum

By the end of our camps, we want our students to have grasped some computer science concepts, made a progression in their coding skills, had exposure to non-coding STEAM topics and online safety/cyber-bullying conversations. 



Minecraft Mondays

MInecraft Mondays are about coding and creativity using a game that the kids all love. Kids will complete coding challenges, individual creative projects, as well as team projects! At the end of each half day, kids will do small presentations of their work to the rest of the class. 




  • Coding using Blockly/Javascript

  • Creative Engineering

  • Teamwork

  • Presentation Skills

  • Cyberbullying



Harry Potter

Students will be sorted into houses when they arrive. Then Professor Matt (Snape's greatest apprentice) will help them in completing wand coding challenges, learn about Chemistry, and code and compete in games of CodeForce Quidditch...all to earn points for their houses!



  • Coding using Kano

  • Creative Design

  • Chemistry

  • Scientific Method

  • Teamwork




Wednesdays are about Coding. Kids will complete coding challenges with Robots, Handheld devices, and Arcade Games. At the end of each challenge, they will present their code to the rest of the class. We will mix in games on the computer with games they download to devices so that they can play games with their classmates.


  • Coding using HTML, Blockly, and Javascript

  • Creative Design

  • Biology

  • Teamwork

  • Presentation Skills




Using Roblox Studio, kids will design and publish their own Roblox Games. Roblox studio is the same tool used to create all Roblox games! They will also solve team challenges by learning to work together to accomplish a goal. We will also cover digital safety and security. 



  • Coding using Lau

  • Creative Game Design

  • Teamwork

  • Presentation Skills

  • Digital Safety and Privacy



Friday Frenzy/Little Makers

Kids ages 5 to 7 will learn STEAM topics using coding, building, engineering, and robotics! Kids ages 7 and up will have the run of the lab - the can build on any of the topics that were covered during the week. Want to work on your game more? Or create a new one? The lab is open. 


  • Little Makers

  • Creative Design

  • Coding

  • Robotics

  • Teamwork


  • Cost:

    • 5 Full Days: $265.00

    • 5 Half Days: 198.00

    • 1 Full Day: $95.00

    • 1 Half Day: $49.00

    • Little Makers Half Day: $40.00

  • Add a boxed lunch for $10.00 per day

  • Early drop off and pickup: $10.00 p/hour


  • Mix and match full or half day to meet your schedule

  • Each half day is all-inclusive. You won't miss anything if you attend an afternoon camp. Its all new. 

  • If you have attended before: These are all new challenges. 

  • Each camp is progressive. Kids will see different camps during each week of STE{A}M

Select Your Camp and Register Today!

A note on the progression of camps: They can all be stand alone for beginners or will progressively stack. Each day is themed to help parents decide what days they want their kids to attend, but the projects and challenges are all different for each camp (and each half-day, actually). If a student returns for another camp, the theme of the day would be the same, but they will be given a challenge that builds on what they have learned previously. 

  • Summer STE{A}M Camp
    Mon, Jul 13
    CodeForce @ The Church of the Good Sheph
    Jul 13, 2020, 9:00 PM – Jul 17, 2020, 4:00 PM
    CodeForce @ The Church of the Good Sheph, 5 W Washington St, Oswego, IL 60543, USA
    Our Week of STE{A}M Camps are back!
  • Summer STE{A}M Camp
    Mon, Jun 29
    CodeForce @ The Church of the Good Sheph
    Jun 29, 2020, 9:00 PM – Jul 03, 2020, 4:00 PM
    CodeForce @ The Church of the Good Sheph, 5 W Washington St, Oswego, IL 60543, USA
    Our Week of STE{A}M Camps are back!
  • Summer STE{A}M Camp
    Mon, Jun 08
    CodeForce @ The Church of the Good Sheph
    Jun 08, 2020, 9:00 PM – Jun 12, 2020, 1:00 AM
    CodeForce @ The Church of the Good Sheph, 5 W Washington St, Oswego, IL 60543, USA
    Our Week of STE{A}M Camps are back!
  • Spring Break Week of STE{A}M
    Mon, Mar 23
    CodeForce @ The Church of the Good Sheph
    Mar 23, 2020, 9:00 PM – Mar 27, 2020, 1:00 AM
    CodeForce @ The Church of the Good Sheph, 5 W Washington St, Oswego, IL 60543, USA
    Our Week of STE{A}M Camps are back!