Renaissance is excited to provide an exciting, hands-on experience to teach students the basics of computer programming. The camp is available for rising 2rd graders-rising 6th graders. Students create their own games, learning modules, animations or interactivities using a programming language developed by the M.I.T. Media Lab. Elementary Beginning Scratch PLUS Lego’s: Fun With Programming Do you have a camper who is passionate about technology? Has your camper always loved building and working with Lego’s? Now, your camper can experience the best of both worlds in a new camp. In this class, campers will build with Lego’s but also learn how to use the program Scratch to make characters called Sprites dance, walk, talk, and interact with other Sprites on laptops. Scratch makes it easy for students to become a program designer and write top-notch programs that feature animations, stories and simulations. It's the easiest most exciting way to become a 21st century programmer! This is a weeklong camp combined with Lego building, which uses both a fun programming and building environment. Campers use Scratch to make animations and games. No prior experience is necessary. This camp is available either half day or full day. A snack is provided. Outside time is also part of the day! Elementary Advanced Scratch/Lego: A weeklong camp for campers who have previous Scratch experience. More advanced programming topics are covered and project complexity is higher.