Thanks to iD Tech, the world’s #1 summer STEM program for ages 7-18 held in Berkeley and Moraga, for sponsoring this guide to coding classes and camps.
Interested in exposing your child to coding? Are they crazy for video games and you want them to create something? There are many classes and summer camps in Oakland, Berkeley, and nearby that will support this goal.
What’s new with iD Tech in 2020
New courses featuring Roblox, Sphero, Amazon Alexa, Minecraft, Snapchat, 3D printing, digital music, and esports. Also, new, exclusive online content iD Master Classes ($300 value)—The moment you register for an iD Tech summer program, your child gains access to 12 monthly online iD Master Classes featuring tech icons from Epic Games, Roblox, UCI eSports, and more. View iD Tech website for lots more info >
East Bay coding classes for kids
With code classes for beginners and code coaching for kids who are ready to tackle projects, the Coder School welcomes kids ages 7-18 to take a trial class to get started. They host summer camps and birthday parties, too.
2093 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA
MADE Museum (Oakland)
The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment, a playable video game museum, offers free Scratch classes for kids over age 9 on the weekends.
3400 Broadway, Oakland, CA
Codeatorium (San Leandro)
163 Pelton Center Way, San Leandro, CA
Coder Dojo (Fremont)
4760 Thornton Avenue, Fremont, CA
Summer coding camps for kids
Summertime day camps and overnight camps offer kids — even with little or no prior coding experience — to learn and master computer programming, robotics, artificial intelligence, and video game design!
iD Tech (Berkeley)
Five Summer programs for all skill levels and interests. One-week and two-week sessions over the summer allow students ages 7-18 to be fully immersed in the world of coding as they take classes at UC Berkeley. iD Tech offers a variety of camps: co-ed, girls-only, game design, and a variety of programming languages. Day camp and overnight camp are both available.
Berkeley location: UC Berkeley
Moraga Location: St. Mary’s College of California
iD Tech also runs summer camps in San Francisco and Concord as well as more than 150 other locations around the world!
AI Camp (Fremont)
Middle and high school students can learn Artificial intelligence (AI) in 3 weeks with zero prior coding experience. Applications due: 2/15/20. Website >
Camp EDMO (Alameda, Berkeley, Fremont, Oakland)
Pre-K-8th graders, EDMO offers week-long day camp during the summer, select session-based weekly after-school programs during the school year, and some seasonal camps. Website >
KidzToPros (Emeryville, Orinda, and more)
One-week summer camp combines coding with art and sports. Website >
TechKnowHow (Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, and more)
One-week summer camp sessions for kids 5-16 teach Python, Java and Robotics through game making, art and animation projects. Website >
Techsplosion (Alameda, Albany, Berkeley, and more)
Techsplosion summer camps start with things kids love, like Minecraft and YouTube, to teach coding concepts. Website >