Coding Classes for East Bay Kids - 510 Families

Coding Classes for East Bay Kids

Interested in expanding your child’s access to coding? Are they crazy for video games and you want them to create something? Many classes and summer camps in Oakland, Berkeley, and nearby will support this goal.

Thanks to theCoderSchool Berkeley for sponsoring today’s post.

student learning scratch from a code coach
Student learning Scratch from their Code Coach | Photo: A. Tao for theCoderSchool Berkeley

What’s offered at theCoderSchool in Berkeley?

theCoderSchool Berkeley is a year-round after-school coding school that offers personalized, project-based coding instruction for kids ages 7-18. With a low student-to-coach ratio, students learn in an immersive environment and develop their coding skills at a faster rate. theCoderSchool Berkeley also holds the East Bay’s most popular, fun, and educational week-long summer and holiday break coding camps that sell out every year.

Families can sign up their children for a FREE 30-minute trial lesson to learn more.

East Bay Coding Classes for Kids

theCoderSchool Berkeley

With code classes for beginners and code coaching for kids ready to tackle projects, theCoderSchool Berkeley welcomes kids ages 7-18 to take a trial class to get started. They host summer camps and birthday parties, too.
Location: 1385 Shattuck Avenue, Suite C, Berkeley
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Phone: 510.679.2375

Codeatorium (San Leandro)

After school and weekend classes progress kids from Scratch to Python to Javascript. New students are matched with an ongoing weekly class based on their age, experience, and interests.
Location: 163 Pelton Center Way, San Leandro
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phone: 510.519.6960

If neither of these is convenient for your location, there are some wonderful online programs to consider like CodeWizardsHQ (ages 8 to 18) or iDTech (ages 7 to 19).

child holding books at coder school
Resources include side-by-side coaching, peers, and a library of books | Photo: A. Tao for theCoderSchool Berkeley

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!

theCoderSchool (North Berkeley)

Promising a solid week of coding fun, kids, age 7+, code throughout the week and then demo their creations. Programming languages/topics include Scratch, Python, Roblox, HTML/CSS, Raspberry Pi, AI, and Mobile Apps. Camps Include daily hours of fun and outdoor activities at Live Oak Park most days.
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iD Tech (UC Berkeley)

One and two-week sessions at university locations include coding, game dev, and robotics.
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STEAM Camp on the Hill at Berkwood Hedge School (Berkeley)

Featuring Robotics and Coding, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics at Berkwood Hedge School’s campus.
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The STEM Collective (Albany)

Hands-on, applied knowledge camp that offers virtual reality programming, Arduino, and other STEM topics.
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TechKnowHow (Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, and more)

One-week programs with a LEGO, Minecraft, Robotics, Roblox, or Coding focus for ages 5-13.
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YoungWonks Coding Summer Camp (Pleasanton)

Coding and Engineering program for ages 10 to 18.
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code coach and student laughing at the coder school
Personalized attention and a sense of humor go a long way when learning an advanced subject. | Photo: A. Tao for theCoderSchool Berkeley

Thanks again to theCoderSchool for supporting {510} Families by sponsoring this guide.

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