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Tinker Tech - Creative Coders

Half Day: $325
Ages: 8-12


About This Camp

So you like to code? This camp gives you ideas for things you can create with code. In this group project-based camp, you will invent your own cool creations from games to musical instruments using the BBC micro:bit, a tiny computer you program using Blocks, Javascript or Python. The possibilities are endless. Super-fun and supremely creative! Each student will take home a FREE micro:bit Go kit at the end of the camp.


Camp Schedule

Session One

Monday - Friday | July 15-19, 2019 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Session Two

Monday - Friday | July 22-26, 2019 | 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Looking for a full-day option? Pair the afternoon Creative Coders camp with a morning session of either O'Sullivan Soccer or our popular Explorers Camp to create a full day option


Claire Comins

Background: Claire is the Founder of TinkerTech. She started teaching STEM at the Intel Computer Clubhouse in San Rafael in 2014 and founded TinkerTech when parents asked for the same classes to be offered in their own child’s school. Claire has a BA in Languages from Bristol University, a post-grad in Journalism from Cardiff University and a previous career as an editor at BBC Worldwide.

Why TinkerTech? ‘TinkerTech is truly cross-curricula hands-on learning. TinkerTech classes let children explore their natural curiosity and talent for tinkering while learning real skills. Our classes aim to encourage creative thinkers who are confident in their ideas and adept at using technology for good.’

Fun fact: Prior to moving from London to Marin in 2012, Claire launched an an iOS app called Lily that encouraged girls to be creative with technology.

Vince De Jesus

Background: I have been teaching STEM subjects and Arts for the last 8+ years at the elementary and middle school levels. From math to science to video game design and maker space classes, my experience teaching these subjects has taught me a great deal about how we best learn through hands-on experiences and having fun. I strive to bring these valuable practices to my classes with TinkerTech.

Why TinkerTech? I enjoy inspiring young people to follow their creative intuition and make their ideas come to reality. Designing, tinkering and creating in class reminds me of my own creative potential and brings me great joy.

Fun Fact: When I'm not in the classroom, I'm writing and/or performing Jazz, Latin and Soul music around the Bay Area!