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YouTube Stars (Grades K-8) – June 29-July 3, 2020 – Summer Camp

June 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - July 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm

$139 – $339
Because of the COVID-19 situation, we have added an online option for this camp. If you registered your child for the “in-person” ticket, and would like to switch to “online,” please contact us.  Online campers will have  4-6 hours of activities each day. They will spend up to 3 hours each day in our online classroom, and the rest of the time will be spent working independently on projects and other activities assigned to them. We will do our best to keep them busy for the day!

Does your child want to be the next YouTube super star? Let us show them the ropes! This camp teaches real-world video production and animation skills. Kids will learn how to:

  • Stay safe on the Internet, and in their videos
  • Plan their videos and animations, including storyboarding and scripting
  • Record and edit their videos
  • Film stop-motion animations
  • Export videos for YouTube

Each child will make a stop-motion animation and a “let’s play” (game walkthrough) video. The rest of their videos will be done without computers, and may include:

  • Challenges
  • DIY Tutorials
  • Interviews with their classmates
  • Music Videos
  • PSAs
  • Role Plays
  • Anything else they come up with that gets instructor approval!

You can see examples of videos kids have already made on our YouTube channel.

We typically upload all videos to the Coder Kids Club YouTube Channel, because technically, your kids aren’t old enough for their own YouTube channels! If your child does have a YouTube channel, he or she can bring in a flash drive and grab his or her videos, to upload with you at home.

Important: Each student needs a USB headset with microphone for this class. We very highly recommend this one We know that particular headset works every time with our hardware and software. If you want your child to use a different headset, please make sure it’s USB, and not 3.5mm headphone and microphone jacks. If your child isn’t using the recommended headset, you will need to stick around when we record with the headsets (at least once), to get it working properly with our hardware and software, or your child might just have to use the mic on the computer (background noise, ick!). Please make sure your child’s headset is clearly labeled with his or her name on it, and bring it to and from class each week.

This camp is for kids who were in grades K through 8 during the 2019-20 school year. We split kids into groups based on their grade level and experience. If we have room, we can sometimes move kids between groups, but will do so only with instructor approval.

This camp is Monday through Friday, 9am-4pm. Before and after care are not available for this week of camp.

Kids should bring the following with them each day:

  • A nut-free lunch and snacks
  • A water bottle
  • Headphones

Game Accounts

During this camp, kids can use game accounts on the computers for one of their videos. We cannot create accounts for your kids. Kids should have their login information memorized and written down for reference.  Need to create an account?

When you drop your child off, we will have forms for you to fill out your child’s account information (if needed), and indicate which games they are allowed to use and/or play. If your child does not have an account, or is not allowed to use a specific game, we will provide alternate activities.


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June 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am
July 3, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
$139 – $339
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Chrissy Rey


Pongos Interactive
2141 Priest Bridge Drive, Suite 8
Crofton, MD 21114 United States
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(301) 789-1815

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