Last chance to code with DC Super Heroes at Code Camp!

For the last time these school holidays your child can design, code and create their very own DC Super Hero game in our Spark and Ignite camps. They can choose from DC favourites BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN and SUPERMAN, and design their own adventure app using character themed backgrounds and collectibles, and then bring their game to life via drag and drop code or JavaScript. Hurry and get in before they leave Code Camp!

First time to Code Camp? Enrol in a Spark camp
Been before? Your child can join a Spark or Ignite camp

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Animation Camp

Ages 7-12

Use stop-motion animation and let your child’s imagination run wild at Animation Camp!
Key Skills
  • Storyboard, design and produce animated short films
  • Stop-motion animation
  • Video editing
  • Teamwork
  • Logical thinking
Availability
This camp is available at our in-person locations and online.
This camp is only available at our in-person locations.
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Save $100 on this camp with the NSW Creative Kids Rebate

About Animation Camp

Animation Camp is the exciting intersection between storytelling, art and technology! Over three days, your child will create two movies from scratch using stop-motion animation. Stop-motion is the process of taking multiple images of objects and stitching them together to look like they’re moving - it’s an incredibly fun and creative way to tell a story!

Claymation

Students will get stuck right in and learn what it takes to create an animated film (did you know Chicken Run took 7 years to make?)! They’ll develop an idea for their first short film, create a set, design and build clay characters and bring it all to life taking hundreds of photos to create an animated movie! In post-production they’ll edit their masterpiece and add music, sound effects and credits.

Brickfilm

Students will build on their new skills to create a LEGO movie. They’ll use special effects and professional stop-motion techniques to take their movie to the next level! Our LEGO figures will go on exciting adventures as we learn to make them jump, add narration and make things fly through the air (plus lots of other cool things!)

Also students will dive into more advanced stop-motion techniques such as flipping, anticipation, exaggeration and facial animation. They’ll  explore other animation styles, using a second app to make a cool Rotoscope video (combining live footage with drawing animation).

Every kid takes home a Code Camp t-shirt or cap, plus a wristband and medal.

Code Camp commences at 9:30 am and finishes at 3:30 pm. Drop-off starts from 9:00 am and pick-up ends at 4:00 pm. At selected venues we offer extended hours from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm - this availability will be visible at the booking page.

Please note that students will be required to bring their own iPad or Android tablet to this camp.

What is stop-motion animation?

Check out this example video we produced using the same software kids will use at camp!

Student Showcase

Check out what kids have been creating at this camp!
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Code Camp World

Where your child becomes the creator! Get ongoing access to our coding platform so your child can continue coding beyond the last day of camp. It's packed with free tutorials to keep your kids engaged throughout the term!

Find a camp near you

All of our in-person locations have:

At least one fully-trained primary school teacher with first aid certification
COVID-Safe plan
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FAQs

What is the structure of a day at camp?

Each day is divided into 1.5 - 2 hour sessions of fun, creative learning with three breaks for crunch & sip, recess and lunch so the kids can have outside play (weather allowing).

What time is drop off and pick-up time?

Drop-off is from 9:00-9:30 am and pick-up is 3:30-4:00 pm. At selected venues we offer extend hours from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm - this availability will be visible at the booking page.

Does my child need to bring a device?

Students are welcome to bring their own laptop from home, but if that's not possible you will be able to hire one from Code Camp for a fee.

What should I pack in my child's bag each day?

We recommend bringing a hat, water bottle, sunscreen and a nut-free packed crunch and sip, recess, and lunch.

How many kids are in each class?

We have some of the best student-teacher ratios to ensure every child has a positive experience. Most of our classes are capped at 28 students with a 1:8 teacher-student ratio.

Do they have to have prior experience?

Spark, DJ Camp, Animation Camp, Minions Animation Camp, Drone Camp and YouTube Creators are suitable for absolute beginners. Ignite requires a basic understanding of drag & drop coding, while kids attending Blast 3D and Web Builders need to be proficient at line coding.

Can I stay with my child?

Our camps are well staffed and we do not have parents stay for the day. If there is a particular reason that you’d like to attend, please get in contact with us to discuss.

Do you cater for special needs?

Whilst we do not run programs specifically designed to cater for students with special needs, our aim is to be as inclusive as possible. If your child attends a mainstream school and is comfortable in a classroom environment, they are welcome to attend. We will ask about their needs at enrolment. We are unable to provide 1:1 support, however if your child has a support worker they may attend with them. Please contact us to discuss your child’s individual needs.

My child is younger than the specified age, can they attend? Can my younger child attend with an older sibling?

If a child is with 12 months of the recommended age it is up to the parent to determine if the child is capable. Our camps are structured for the specified age range and with 1:8 ratios, so one on one support for a younger child will not be available. Unless the child is displaying maturity levels and academic capabilities of an older child, we don’t recommend it.

Do you offer a sibling discount?

When you enrol your child, you will receive a referral code which can be used to save $20 off your sibling booking.

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