In this one week texploration, campers will learn to use Scratch, the wildly popular graphical programming language developed at MIT, to code working games. Building on real-world computer programming techniques, each participant will progress from the basics to a working game. Game Design in Scratch is appropriate for both absolute beginners and intermediate Scratch users, and will offer an age-appropriate blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities and explorations designed to get campers coding from day 1! Campers will begin each day with a morning meeting that will introduce them to new aspects of Scratch before venturing out on their own to try out their new skills. Mid-morning, students will have the option to participate in a live, half-hour movement time with Baker PE teacher, Ms. Chase. They will end each day with a closing meeting where they can collaborate to further develop their ideas, troubleshoot, and share their creations. Our instructors, Baker’s own Ms. Moira and technology whiz Mr. Pritle, will be available to support campers during their daily independent work time to ensure that each camper has what they need to make their coding projects a success. Tech Requirements: this camp requires participants to have access to a laptop or desktop computer, internet connectivity, and the most recent Google Chrome update. Please contact email@example.com if you have questions about required technology.