As summer rolls around every year, families scramble to find summer camps that they feel fit both their kids’ interests and their budget. CodaKid Summer Tech Camp, while certainly not a traditional camp, costs quite a bit more than many day camps, and the question we’d like to address here is:
Are CodaKid Tech Camps worth the price?
The short answer is: Yes, we think so!
Here are a list of reasons why we think CodaKid Tech Camps are worth every penny:
1. We have a deep expertise in one thing – Kids Computer Programming for Ages 6 to 15
CodaKid is passionately focused on one core discipline – kids computer programming. It is our mission to be the best in the world at what we do, and we work around the clock perfecting our craft, testing new tools, and building new games and apps. While many of our competitors offer watered down coding camps with drag and drop tools or feature a multitude of tech related disciplines, we stay focused on our core competency. We test our training, delivery, curricula and approach with thousands of students year round before we design our camps, and we believe that the product is world class.
2. CodaKid Tech Camps provide skills that last a lifetime
Unlike many summer camps, CodaKid is an investment. The coding and tech skills that kids learn at CodaKid Tech Camps can give them an edge in tomorrow’s world. How? The skills that CodaKid campers gain when they take our camps gives them a foundational base in computer science. Campers learn and master concepts such as Conditionals, Loops, Variables, Methods, and Arrays and more while having fun creating custom mods, mobile apps, and more. While many of these concepts are traditionally taught to high school and university level students, we have found a unique way to make them accessible for younger learners.
3. We help develop skills in areas with future job growth
Computer programming has become one of the fastest growing professions in the world, and it’s only bound to keep accelerating.
Learning to code is a particularly important skill set due to these trends, and even students who may not be interested in engineering will find that tech skills are necessary in nearly every field.
By the year 2020 there will be an estimated 1 million unfilled job positions in the Tech field.
Based on this study from the Labor Bureau of Statistics, most computer related jobs have a projected increase in employment between now and 2024. For example, there is a projected 21.1% increase in the Computer System Designs industry.
While not all parents are thinking about job opportunities for their 7 year olds (understandably so!), our curricula and methodology can also help kids build math proficiency, analytical skills, problem solving abilities, and increased self-confidence. And they develop these while having a ton of fun, which is an added bonus!
4. Our computer science education is of the highest quality
At CodaKid, everything starts with our team. We hire the best and brightest engineers to teach our kids, and only accept around one out of every fifteen candidates that begin our hiring process. We then invest heavily in staff training to make sure that our team is in complete alignment with our core values.
Next, we make sure that CodaKid students gain experience working with professional grade computer programming tools while learning foundational coding concepts using our structured curricula. Rather than using watered down coding instruction, copy/paste techniques, and drag and drop interfaces, our students write real code the way that professional engineers are trained to do. Our goal is to create independent young coders with the skills and confidence to continue through our coding ladder toward more advanced levels.
At CodaKid quality is of the upmost importance, and we spend all year building course curricula, trying out new tools, improving our pedagogy, tweaking our training, taking professional development classes, and more. We strive to be the best in our field, and we think that the results are passed along to our campers.
5. CodaKid provides excellent value for the investment
Dollar for dollar, we believe that CodaKid provides excellent value for the service offered. Our leading competitor charges between $800 and $1000 dollars a week (we charge significantly less) and we believe that our camps provide more individualized attention, better academic value, and more creative off-computer activities. What we do is expensive to produce but we have made every effort to make it as affordable as possible, including the introduction of a scholarship program.
6. Our average student to staff ratio is 5:1
CodaKid’s industry leading student to staff ration provides your son or daughter with personalized attention each day.
7. CodaKid Tech Camps have fantastic ratings!