According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Atlanta ranked as one of the Top Ten Metropolitan areas with the highest level of employment in Computer Programming in 2017. As the global tech industry continues to grow at a substantial rate, it's no wonder why parents are looking for coding bootcamps for their kids. Although DigitalCrafts offers full stack coding programs, as well as corporate training and staffing solutions, applicants must be 17 yrs or older to apply. So, where do you go if you're looking for a summer coding bootcamp for kids? We've compiled a list of summer coding camps in the Greater Atlanta area that teaches kids various skills such as: app creation, mobile & web development and in some cases robotics.
Brainy Bytes is a one stop shop, offering technology based afterschool programs, weekend workshops and summer camps for students K-6th grade & up. With multiple locations in the Greater Atlanta area, all of Brainy Bytes programs focus on STEM, language, and creative arts. Their programs help students develop critical thinking skills, sharpen their communication and encourage teamwork.
If you're looking for a way to bridge the gender gap in technology and all STEM areas, then STREM HQ might be the place for you. STREM HQ offers an array of after school programs, clubs & mentorship, workshops (including a free CS workshop) and summer camps for youth ages 5-18. With a core emphasis on Software Engineering, Product Development, Multimedia Design and Hardware Engineering, STREM HQ doesn't require any prerequisites and students are grouped by age and skill level. STREM HQ is located in Marietta (Academy of Innovation) and Alpharetta (Academy of Excellence), but you can also find them in Cobb, Cummings and Buckhead for their afterschool enrichment programs.
Start Code offers year-round coding classes and summer camps in Atlanta, GA (Toco Hills/North Druid Hills). Their coding classes or labs come in a variety of lengths and covers popular programming languages such as Python, Java, and C#. Start Codes summer camps are available to students ages 8-18 and provide real-world application like how to design a video game or build apps.
With techology as a whole on the rise, you could also look into summer camps that focused in STEM like these:
Camp Invention is a one week summer program focused on science, technology, engineering, mathematics, entreprenuership and innovation.
Club SciKidz offers over 52 different science and technology camps ranging from Film Making & Effects to Building & Engineering.
e2Young Engineers Summer Program offers weekly sessions, where students will learn and enjoy the wonders of STEM while building motorized LEGO models, conducting science experiments, programming drones and more.
Engineerng for Kids of Metro Atlanta knows how unrepresented women are in the tech industry so they offer a girls only mechanical toys STEAM Camp in Buckhead. They also host STEM camps in various areas in the Greater Atlanta area along with classes, events, field trips, homeschooling, and scouts.
Imagine That! ABND Future Tech prides themselves as providing premier STEM & Art educational programs that cover science, sewing & art, technology, coding, robotics, 3D printing and Minecraft programming.
Midtown International School Summer Camp offers STEM camps for ages K-8. Campers will be able to select an elective to focus on for approximately an hour per day and their maximum class size is 12 students.