Kids Online Classes (Coding, Gaming, Minecraft, Magic & Balloon Animal-Making!)

​​Virtual Youth Enrichment

This summer, we're offering a number of classes online for kids. Click the class title to register. 

MINECRAFT IN 2D-MAKING MOBILE GAME APPS WITH COMPUTER EXPLORERS

Learn how to make the coolest mods in Minecraft! Our proprietery software empowers Minecraft players (whether or not you know how to code) to imagine, create, and share amazing mods, texture packs, and schematics. LearnToMod helps you turn your mod ideas into reality! Parents, stop fighting your kid’s passion for Minecraft and embrace it as a tool for learning and a real-world skill. Students will start their Minecraft modding journey using drag-and-drop Blockly programming and can graduate to Javascript.

 

GAME MAKING WITH ROBLOX WITH COMPUTER EXPLORERS 

Roblox is one of the fastest-growing game creation platforms on the planet, with more than 60 million players per month and top developers making over $1 million a year. In this course, you’ll use Roblox’s built-in editor to create 3D worlds and then use Lua to code game mechanics. Publish, share, and play games with friends on any platform from console to mobile. Students will need to have access to a laptop and Zoom to participate in this class.

 

GAME MAKING 8 BIT GAMES WITH SPLODER WITH COMPUTER EXPLORERS

Students will have a ton of FUN using their creativity and strategy to develop a multi-level  computer game with Sploder! They will work in pairs to create games like a Retro Arcade,  Platformer, Physics Puzzle, and 3D Space Adventure!

BEGINNER CODING WITH THE CODER SCHOOL CODE

Class is an entry-level program, only for newbie coders. Our coaches use Scratch or Snap! to teach  kids the project-based game development curriculum in a traditional class-like environment.  Students will learn the fundamentals of coding in a fun and engaging way and have the opportunity  to present one of their projects. No previous experience is necessary.

ADVANCED CODING WITH THE CODER SCHOOL

Who’s ready for some PYTHON, an easy-to-read style and popular language for professional and  beginner coders alike! We’ll start out by using an online python platform to learn some basics and  practice some fundamental concepts. Time-permitting, we may jump to some more  complex  Python   coding,  potentially  getting  into  coding  with  PyGame.  No  previous experience is necessary.  There must a minimum of at least four students for the class to take place.


ONLINE MAGIC CLASS WITH MAGIC BY GARY KANTOR 

Professional magician Gary Kantor now teaches his popular magic class online! This 45-minute class teaches children how to perform a number of mind-boggling tricks using everyday household items. Gary will start by explaining the secrets to the tricks, and then both Gary and the children will practice. Since this class is online, it can be taken whenever it is convenient for your schedule and the videos can be watched again and again. Your entire family can even take this class together! New tricks are taught each session. When you register, you will be told the household items that are needed for the class. **These classes are pre-recorded and can be watched any date or time. Once registered, you will receive the link and password for the recorded videos.

ONLINE BALLOON ANIMAL CLASS WITH MAGIC BY GARY KANTOR 

Professional balloon artist Gary Kantor teaches this 45-minute online class that shows the techniques needed to take plain balloons and transform them into incredible balloon animals (like dogs, butterflies, fish, etc.). Children will be able to create their own balloon animals, with Gary walking them through each step. This class isn’t just for the kids! Parents will have a blast if they join the experience. Each session will make different animals. When you register, you will be told the items needed to purchase for this class. **These classes are pre-recorded and can be watched any date or time. Once registered, you will receive the link and password for the recorded videos. **These classes are pre-recorded and can be watched any date or time. Once registered, you will receive the link and password for the recorded videos.