9 year old Code Camper has built an app that could save lives this summer!

‘All my friends are proud of me and so are my family’ says 9 year old Sarah Yep, inventor of “Beach Safety”, an app to teach kids how to stay safe in the water.'

We’re excited to announce that one of our Code Campers Sarah Yep, has been featured in the news twice recently, after creating her own app.

Code Camp is committed to empowering kids to become creators and we know many more amazing stories are yet to come!

A fun app for kids- that’ll save lives

The 9 year old’s creation teaches kids about sun safety, staying safe in rip’s and CPR.

While Sarah was learning about beach safety at school, she thought it would be a good idea to help other kids learn about it too.

To build the app, Sarah used Code Camp’s “Code Camp World” software. The game features 3 fun mini games and vibrant designs.

Play Sarah’s game below

Sarah’s debut in The Daily Mail

Last week, Sarah and her mum were interviewed by the Daily Mail about her app.

Samantha Yep (Sarah’s mum) said, ’to see what kids in primary school can produce is rather amazing’.

We think so too! 


Every child is a creator

Other Code Camp kids have also gone on to make their own digital creations. 

10 year old Lamar, developed a website to help her dad stop smoking (read here), and 13 year old Aiden created a handful of apps for the apple app store (watch more here).

This just goes to show: any child can be an amazing creator.

Sarah stars on The Project 

 was also featured on Channel 10’s The Project!
On the show, Sarah said her app could help ‘tourists for Summer’. 

Bondi Rescue’s Ben Quigley agreed. ‘It’s great to see how these little minds are shaping our future and how they are using their creative and technical skills for positive causes such as beach safety’, he said.

Lots more stories ahead!

It’s exciting to see what Sarah has created, and we can’t wait to see what other Code Camp kids create over the upcoming Summer holidays and beyond! 

If you’d like to learn more..
Play Sarah’s app on your phone: download the “Code Camp” app from your phones app store, where “Beach Safety” will be on the front page

Play on your computer by clicking on this link:

Read The Daily Mail article here: 

Watch Sarah on The Project here: 

About Code Camp

Code Camp is on a mission to empower kids to create anything they can imagine, and to inspire 200,000 Australian tech superheroes by 2020! 

Your Ultimate school holidays activity list

1. Get creative with Minions

What is it?

Kids go bananas for Minions (pun intended) and these school holidays they can express their fandom making a Minions movie using stop-motion animation techniques. Over 2 days, kids create their own Minions clay characters and design their own film set. The magic begins when they see their characters come to life by taking multiple images of objects and stitching them together to look like they’re moving! - It’s incredibly fun!

Why go?

‍If they watch their favourite animated movies on repeat, they’ll love creating Minions clay figurines and developing their own story, taking lots of still frames and stitching them together to create their very first movie!  

Ages: 5-7

2. Become a DJ

What is it?

Children will take their first steps into the exciting world of mixing music to create their own DJ set.  

Why go?

Kids will love mixing their favourite pop tunes using beat matching and transitions on real DJ decks. Plus, they will design their own DJ brand, develop branded merch, and even perform a DJ set to their friends!

Ages: 8-13

3. Pilot a drone

What is it?

Kids learn to pilot a drone using coding to design a flight path and watch in wonder as the drone takes flight!

Why go?

If your kid shows an interest in drones, they can learn more than just the basics of flying. Kids get a taste of cutting-edge technology and learn about coding, problem-solving, engineering, design, and more. They’ll learn about drone tech and safety, movie making, and discover how drones have a positive social impact when used to fight bushfires, rescue koalas, spot sharks on the coast and loads more!

Ages: 9-13

4. Become a YouTuber

What is it?

While they may not end up with YouTube stardom, we’re sure kids will have a new lens on screen time. They will be equipped with the skills to start producing and directing their own ideas instead of simply watching other people's! Plus, they’ll gain confidence ‘performing’ in front of audiences and on set and importantly, learn about staying safe online.

Why go?

Taking a YouTube fixation and turning it into something incredibly productive where kids will learn planning, storytelling, filming and video editing to become the star in their very own YouTube-style videos.

Ages: 8-13

5. Produce a LEGO movie

What is it?

Turn hours of playing with LEGO characters into an even more creative pursuit, by teaching kids to create their own LEGO Movie.

Why go?

They can use their favourite LEGO characters and sets, come up with a fun storyline and use stop-motion techniques to produce a short animation film. It will transform the way they play at home and offer endless hours of creativity for the rest of the holidays.

Ages: 7-12

6. Code a game

What is it?

Kids can design their own arcade-style video games (like Super Mario Bros), jam-packed with cool characters like zombies and unicorns, and awesome gaming features such as invisibility cloaks and shrinking potions. They’ll learn drag and drop code and logic to connect all the design elements together and bring their games to life!

Why go?

Kids are spending countless hours on Roblox and Minecraft these days. Get them to spark their creative side instead, by producing their own original games, using a combination of creative level design, storytelling and problem-solving to bring their creations to life. It’s so much fun, they won’t realise they are actually learning some very important coding and tech skills for their future.

Ages: 7-12

7. Develop a Website

What is it?

For kids with some proficiency in coding, they’ll create their own website from scratch about an animal, movie, sporting team or their favourite topic.  

Why go?

With 1.93 billion websites on the world wide web, developers are in higher demand than ever before. It’s a great head start to gain fundamental web building skills and your kids will have so much fun in the process.

Ages: 8-13

Fun School Holiday Activities in Australia for Kids 5-13

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