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Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code
Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code
483 Queen St W, 3rd floor
Toronto, Ontario,
M5V 2A9

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Carolyn Van

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Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code
 

Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code

483 Queen St W, 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2A9

Type:
Day Camp
Categories:
Computer (multi)
Special Needs:
Yes, Mild support (Not all campers have special needs)
Cost:
$1 to $395/session
Age:
6 to 17
Gender:
Coed, All Girls
Capacity:
12 to 80

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About this camp

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Our camp programs are designed to help 7 to 13 year old youth see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression and as a means for shaping our future. We teach everything from coding and design to game development to entrepreneurship and more! We offer educational workshops, camps and industry exposure events that are beginner-friendly, hands-on and lots of fun!

Camp Address
483 Queen St W, 3rd floor, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Upcoming Events July 10, 2017

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  • July 10, 2017Summer Gamemaking Camp for kids 10-13 at MaRS
    MaRS Discover District , 101 College St, Toronto, ON
    Join us Monday, July 10 from 09:30 am - 04:00 pm

    Girls and Kids Learning Code Camps are designed for creative kids between the ages of 7 & 9 and 10 & 13 years old who want to use technology to change the world.

    Technology can be intimidating - but can also be extremely rewarding, with dedication and perseverance. At our technology camps, we will help kids who love technology become creators and not just consumers of technology.

    Our focus is to make sure that these learning experiences are fun, engaging, empowering and inspirational. Through hands-on, collaborative, project-based learning, kids end each day having built something. These camp experiences are designed to help kids see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world.

    Kids will learn all about coding and designing websites with HTML & CSS, Pixlr, Mozilla Thimble and more! Kids will also learn about starting an organization, entrepreneurship, public speaking, team work and more!


  • July 17, 2017Summer Webmaking Camp for girls 10-13 at MaRS
    MaRS Discovery District , 101 College St, Toronto, ON
    Join us Monday, July 17 from 09:30 am - 04:00 pm

    Girls and Kids Learning Code Camps are designed for creative kids between the ages of 7 & 9 and 10 & 13 years old who want to use technology to change the world.

    Technology can be intimidating - but can also be extremely rewarding, with dedication and perseverance. At our technology camps, we will help kids who love technology become creators and not just consumers of technology.

    Our focus is to make sure that these learning experiences are fun, engaging, empowering and inspirational. Through hands-on, collaborative, project-based learning, kids end each day having built something. These camp experiences are designed to help kids see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world.

    Kids will learn all about coding and designing websites with HTML & CSS, Pixlr, Mozilla Thimble and more! Kids will also learn about starting an organization, entrepreneurship, public speaking, team work and more!



Director's Message

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Laura Plant, Director, Kids Learning Code

I have been with the Ladies Learning Code core team since day one. I am responsible for the overall strategy and success of our youth programs (Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code). I have a passion for exploring and helping others, kids in particular, learn how to leverage, evolve, build and create new technology, in ways that are meaningful. I am very excited about the upcoming programs in 2014. I would be thrilled to speak with any parent of child interested in our programs. I can be reached at laura@ladieslearningcode.com. I look forward to hearing from you! 


Stories & Testimonials

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Have you met Girls Learning Code’s Toronto Chapter Lead, Kathryn Barrett? She’s pretty awesome.

Kathryn Barrett is one of two Chapter Leads for Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code and has helped us introduce hundred of kids to code and other technical skills. Here is her story:

Growing up as a young girl, I always idolized people who were older than me. It was natural to gravitate towards wisdom, practicality, maturity and sensibility – and in most environments, I was taught that age was something to admire and look up to. I idolized my parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, crossing guards, and basically anyone older than me that could make me smile and think to myself: “I can’t wait to grow up so I can be just like them.”

In August 2012, I was a month away from turning twenty one and mentored at my first Girls Learning Code event. It was a summer camp dedicated to teaching young girls how to brainstorm and create online games, as well as use multiple resources to feel confident about using technology. Coming from a very diverse tech background, I saw this as a fun opportunity to offer my skills to a younger generation, as well as connect with the extraordinary women at Ladies Learning Code. It wasn’t until later on in the week that I started to realize I was becoming an idol to some of these girls, and it was nothing less than an indescribable feeling. Not too long after that, I realized that the forty-some-odd girls that attended, even as young as 7 years old, were becoming my idols as well. They were incredibly smart, energetic and enthusiastic, and I found myself constantly thinking “I wish I was young again so I could be just like them.”

Since then, I have volunteered at a variety of Girls Learning Code workshops, ranging from 3D printing, to atechnology based overnight sleepover. It has taught me to idolize both the old and the young, and appreciate both kinds of minds and their creativity.

First and foremost, mentoring to me has meant being a role model to a younger generation and offering them the ability to think with an open mind with admired individuality. After speaking with many other mentors at Girls Learning Code workshops, all of us have hoped to be known as big sisters rather than teachers or parents – we all want to guide the girls as if they were our younger selves. In a technology based world that is constantly changing, everyone (old and young) should feel confident in using everyday tools, and be given the opportunity to make a difference.

I was super excited to join Laura Plant and the team at Ladies Learning Code as a Girls Learning Code Chapter Lead back in April, producing fun and personalized environments to inspire girls to be resourceful makers. I feel motivated every single day to push the standards of what the tech industry has to offer younger generations, and to create opportunities that I didn’t have myself as a young girl. Even though my role as a mentor has grown into so much more, I still look forward to workshop weekends and engaging the girls in (what I think is) awesome content and raising their overall self esteem.

The world is such a fascinating place with such fascinating tools! And you never know when you’re going to meet your next idol.


Girls Learning Code Parent

When my daughter was in the fifth grade, she attended a computer club ran by Girls Learning Code at her school and she immediately got a taste for technology. I registered her in the first Girls Learning Code March Break Camp and I remember Carol coming back home and talking about HTML, CSS, Hackasaurus and Scratch without even stopping to breathe. Fortunately, Girls Learning Code has offered very generous scholarships to my daughter which have allowed her to attend many, many workshops and camps after that.


From Camper to Mentor

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in computers and how they work. My earliest memory on the computer is playing ‘Neopets’ and ‘Rollercoaster Tycoon’ on my dad’s old computer. My mom supported my interests and encouraged me to explore the world beyond computer games. One day, she was reading the Toronto Star and she came across an article about Girls Learning Code. She immediately signed me up for Girls Learning Code’s first ever March Break camp.

I learned so much about coding that week, met so many friends, and had so many amazing opportunities (it’s not everyday you get to visit the Google office!) Later that year, at the summer camp, Laura Plant approached me and asked if I wanted to be a mentor in Girls Learning Code events and I was ecstatic! Since then, I’ve mentored at numerous Girls Learning Code events and camps. I truly believe that Girls Learning Code is a once in a lifetime opportunity for innovative girls interested in computers. Girls Learning Code taught me that I don’t always just have to be a consumer of the internet; instead, I can be a producer. In the future, I am positive that I will participate in more Girls Learning Code events and possibly some Ladies Learning Code events, too!


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November 26, 2014 - Spinning the Web

Over the past few months, Kids Learning Code has partnered with MakerKids to create interactive digital literacy curriculum. ...



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