Young Hacks Academy

Agent Training, Grades 5-7
Details


Age: Grades 5-7
Time: Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm
Dates: July 8-12
Location: Blueberry Hill School Library
Fee: $345

Activities


Preparing the next generation of problem solvers, YHA Agent Training teaches kids to build cool video games about big challenges facing the world today, such as climate change, homelessness, and endangered wildlife.  Whether its public speaking or collaborating with peers, YHA models essential leadership techniques that will immediately help students in and out of the classroom.  Agents tackle daily missions using Scratch, a fun programming tool that empowers students to quickly start developing their own games and interactive stories.  The challenge is to come up with a project that will not only entertain their friends, but also teach something about important topics that are impacting our local and global community.  For YHA alums and students with advanced Scratch skills, AT Plus Projects will also be offered for higher complexity and game customization. 

What to Bring


Please pack a peanut free snack and lunch daily. 

Registration

For additional information and registration visit online registration


Beta Masters, Grades 7-9

Details


Age: Grades 7-9
Time:  Monday -Friday, 9am-4pm
Dates: July 22-26
Location:  Blueberry Hill School Library
Fee: $345

Activities


Imagine a small indie game studio that has 5 days to pitch, design and build a new video game.  Following a real world production cycle, YHA Beta Masters work in teams to develop an innovative issue-based game prototype from conception to completion.  Students will push their computational learning to the next level, creating original graphics and bringing them to life with a robust, cloud-based game engine- all with one goal in mind- securing seed investments from fiends and family at Friday's beta release party! 

What to Bring


Please pack a peanut free snack and lunch daily

Registration

 
To register or for additional information please visit online registration