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Whether your a techie or you’ve just figured out how to use text messaging, we are here to explain what our camp is all about. Maybe you are curious and just need a little more information, either way, our friendly geeks are standing by waiting to answer your questions!

Children are our future, so the CodeKids motto is simple. We believe that learning should be fun, engaging and never feel like work. That’s we have developed a proprietary lesson plan to facilitate a fun & pragmatic approach to coding! Here we believe that every child is unique and so we strive to excite, inspire and encourage them to continue learning computer science long after camp is over!

All campsites have a fruit basket with apples and bananas, available to campers all day (anytime),  additionally we have other snacks (chips, granola bars, graham crackers cookies, and gold-fish) available throughout the day’s breaks.  Campers spending all day with us are encouraged to bring a cold bagged lunch (campsites do not have any heating ability, so no hot food).

CodeKids Camp offers summer camps for kids ages 6-13.

We’re sorry but in order to give the best experience to our campers, the curriculum is specifically tailored to ages 6-13.

The balance between computer time and fun activities is paramount to the learning process. While we are a coding camp, kids will take breaks to play team building games and other fun summer camp activities. They will also learn logic and a multitude of computer science concepts, all in a fun and dynamic way!

While child prodigies are certainly welcome, we actually cater more to the beginner and game enthusiast. We promise to offer personalized attention regardless of their level of knowledge, and they will leave our camp with a sense of accomplishment because of our project oriented lesson plans!

At CodeKids Camp, our faculty consists of top-tier instructors with impressive backgrounds in software programming, computer science and application development. We have had instructors from the likes of Stanford & Carnegie Mellon University. We pride ourselves on offering our campers the best experience from teachers who not only love what they do, but also love sharing in a fun and easy to understand methodology! All of our instructors are background checked, then fingerprinted and checked by law enforcement. We submit to and work within the regulations of the Department of Children and Families. Your camper’s safety is our top priority.

We can teach as much as your child would like to learn, and it will be the most fun they’ve ever had! They will cover so much in the time they are with us, and we are even offering continuing courses even after leaving camp! With coding and robotics, the possibilities to learn and grow are infinite. We are so certain of our program’s value, we will offer you a money back guarantee if you aren’t completely satisfied!  

We only hold our camps on school grounds for the safety and convenience of our CodeKids, all employees get screened with a full background check. 

Absolutely – there are a number of good courses available online. Our model is different, because we believe learning from experienced coders like our instructors and from each other works to help them enjoy it more and persevere through problem solving challenges. Interestingly enough, many large tech companies are embracing team coding because they know that collaboration creates better products and enhances quality.  Just like any camp, they will also make new friends with whom they can share games, coding, and friendship long after camp is over. 

We offer orientation courses every single week of camp. Kids who stay longer than a week will have a more customized learning schedule involving a focus on either Web Design, Game Design, or Programming II. The learning is self-paced with assistance from the instructors, so every child will have a different pace.

Coding Campers can choose to follow along watching videos or by reading, it’s our top priority to accommodate all children, especially those with special needs. If you have concerns however, please send an email to [email protected], call us, or engage with us via chat here on the site.

I know, I know… the subjects of fun summer camp and “funless” income tax preparation don’t exactly go together . But for as painful as taxes might be, there is some value for anyone that sent a child to camp last summer, or is planning to in the coming months.

You might think the first order of business is to answer whether or not summer camp is tax deductible. But actually, it’s important to first distinguish between tax credit and tax deduction. Both are good, but a deduction reduces how much taxable income you claim, while a credit directly reduces the amount of tax owed. For your benefit, I’m going to focus on the credit opportunity, because let’s face it…these are dollar for dollar reductions.

So long story short, summer camp expenses might actually help you qualify for a tax credit. It’s the Child and Dependent Care Credit, and it’s available for expenses incurred during the summer (up to 35% for a qualifying child under the ages of 13).

Why does the credit exist? To help parents offset care expenses while they work (or look for work).


– Child & Dependent Care Credit –

If you paid expenses for the care of a qualifying individual while you worked or actively looked for work, you may be able to claim the credit. The credit itself is an amount as a percentage of total qualified expenses, paid to a care provider, for the care your child. That percentage depends on adjusted gross income.
QUICK FACTS:
1. DAY CAMP ONLY = There is a difference between day camp and overnight camp, and overnight camp expenses don’t qualify for the credit.
2. AGE = Children/dependents must be under 13 to qualify, or disabled and physically or mentally incapable of caring for themselves.
3. LIMIT = You can qualify for a credit of up to 35% of qualifying expenses. The credit gradually decreases as income increases.
4. MAXIMUM AMOUNTS = That’s 35% of qualifying expenses of $3K for one child; up to $6K for two or more.
* You (and spouse if filing jointly) must have earned income for the tax year.

Our Federal Tax ID for your TAX return is # 47-3895966


Please note: We specialize in technology camps, not tax preparation. We recommend that you speak with a tax professional before filing. The child and dependent care information above does not encompass any Flexible Spending Accounts your employer may have established at your company. Please check with your HR Department to find out if your company’s FSA plan covers day camps. Always consult a tax specialist.

Camp Cancellation and Refund Policy

By submitting your registration (booking) you are agreeing that you understand the that all camp payments are refundable before June 1st, less the registration and curriculum fees ($99).

After June 1st and upon receipt of written cancellation not less than fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the start of the booked camp session in question may be refunded 50%.

Beyond these refund deadlines (after June 1st 2016) , there are NO REFUNDS for any reason.

An Investment in Your Child’s Future.

Education should prepare young people for jobs that do not yet exist, using technologies that have not yet been invented, to solve problems of which we are not yet aware.

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