Thanks to iD Tech, the world's #1 summer STEM program for ages 7-19, for sponsoring this guide to coding classes and camps.
Interested in exposing your child to coding? There are many classes and summer camps in Oakland, Berkeley, and nearby that will support this goal.
East Bay coding classes for kids
MV Coder Club (Albany)
Albany Recreation Center
1249 Marin Ave
The Coder School (Berkeley)
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, too.
2093 Rose Street
MADE Museum (Oakland)
The Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment offers free Scratch classes for kids over age 9 on the weekends.
Codeatorium (San Leandro)
163 Pelton Center Way
San Leandro, CA
If none of these are convenient for your location, consider CodeWizardsHQ.com, which is entirely online.
Summer coding camps for kids
iD Tech (Berkeley)
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
iD Tech also runs summer camps in Moraga and Concord as well as more than 150 other locations around the world!
TechKnowHow (Berkeley, Oakland)
One-week summer camp sessions for kids 5-15 teach Python, Java and Unity 3D in an engaging way through game making, art and animation projects. Students master the key concepts of computer science, from using loops and conditional statements to defining variables and creating classes.
Berkeley location: School of the Madeleine, 1225 Milvia St.
Oakland location: Aurora School, 40 Dulwich Rd.
CampEdmo (Alameda, Berkeley, Fremont, Oakland)
For Pre-K-8th graders, Edmo offers week-long day camp programs during the summer, select session-based weekly afterschool programs during the school year, and winter and spring break camps.
Alameda location: Earhart Elementary School
Berkeley location: King Middle School
Fremont location: Parkmont Elementary
Oakland location: Redwood Day School