Summer Camp

June 25, 2021 News

June 25, 2021 News:  Now that the pandemic seems to be “more under control” people are scrambling to get their elementary and middle school children signed up for summer camps!

Maryland Summer Camps

Maryland summer camps are thriving in 2021.  Tennis camps, arts camps, and especially tech camps are getting kids out of the house, around their peers, and enjoying life again!

Summer Camp Coding

Summer camp coding is a fun and educational experience for many children in grades 1 through 8.  Initially such kids are drawn to coding from their love of video games.  But at Panda Programmer, the beauty and elegance of computer science quickly wins them over.  The students see the rewards first hand, of writing clean, well-don code.  

Summer Day Camp

Summer day camp is a great way to allow children to experiment with new hobbies and ideas.  At Panda Programmer, we welcome both beginning programmers and advanced programmers.  Our experienced teachers guide students and allow them to proceed at their own pace.  That way students are neither overwhelmed, nor are they bored!

Well, that’s about it for the June 25, 2021 News…  See you at summer camp!

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Camps in Maryland

One of the BEST camps in Maryland

Panda Programmer is one of the best camps in Maryland.  Since 2014 we have offered fun-filled, educational summer camps for students in elementary and middle school grades.  The focus for our camps is computer programming (coding).  And, of course we have fun!

The theoretical foundation of our camps and classes is Scratch.  Scratch is the basic building block of our curriculum.  Once campers have mastered the topic of Scratch, we encourage them to try additional topics such as robotsPython, and JavaScript/HTML.  Our guiding motto has always been “We don’t just play computer games, we create them!”  And this motto continues to be our guiding principle today.  We all know, kids in the grades of 1 though 8 are fascinated by video games.  The tend to play them a lot!  At Panda Programmer we do our best to take the energy from this fascination with these computer games, and translate it into motivation to learn computer science to create games and educational projects.  This thinking is critical to kids’ future academic pursuits. The kids love learning, and creating their projects.  

Options for camps

Camps in Maryland come in different varieties.  Some camps specialize in sports, some in music, and some in art.  Traditionally our Panda Programmer summer camp focuses on computer programming.  However we like to take breaks and run around outside.  We also try to “develop the whole child” by also offering music and foreign language classes as part of our Maryland summer camps.  

Our camps in Maryland are offered in full-day and half-day options.  Full-day campers arrive at 9 am and leave by 4 pm.  Half-day campers have the option of arriving at 9 am and staying until noon, or arriving at 1 pm and staying until 4 pm.  Full-day campers bring their own packed lunch from home, and optimally a snack for breaks in the middle of the day as well. 

Sign your child up today for a wonderful experience with summer camp coding!

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Rockville Summer Camp 2021

Panda Programmer is excited to offer its in-person summer camp in Rockville for the summer of 2021!  Our experienced teachers will be guiding campers between grades 1 and 8 as they learn the wonders of computer programming.  

Our curriculum focuses on Scratch, a platform designed for kids by the MIT media lab in Boston.  Campers are grouped in cohorts, wear masks, and have plenty of space to play outside in the fresh air.  For more information on our 2021 summer camp in Rockville, click on Summer Camps.

Panda Programmer has been offering summer camp coding since 2015.  We cater primarily to elementary and middle school students from grades 1 to 8.  Because our classes and camps are fun, kids love to come!  And as we deal with the challenges of the pandemic and 2021 camp, we are keeping the campers excited.  Therefore they remain engaged with our curriculum-  and we constantly update it.  We are teaching not only Scratch, but also Scratch JR, Python, HTML, and JavaScript.  Our advanced Scratch curriculum provides challenges to our students who have mastered the programming fundamentals in their online and in-person classes during the school year. Maryland summer camps rock!

For more information on our curriculum please click on our curriculum page.  

For more information on our online classes, in-person classes, virtual mini-camps, or in-person summer camps, contact us anytime at:  Outreach@PandaProgrammer.com or 443-26-PANDA.  We love doing Camps in Maryland!

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Coding Summer Camp

Is there coding summer camp this year? I want my son to learn programming. JJ in Rockville
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Online Camp

Help! I was looking forward to having my child participate in one of your wonderful summer camps, but now everything seems to be cancelled… Do you have any online camps available in 2020? JS
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Summer Camp 2019

Hello Panda Programmer,

Have you announced dates yet for summer day camp 2019?  Also, what’s the deal with ukuleles and foreign language?? I thought this was primarily a coding camp?

Beth in Rockville

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Summer camp in Gaithersburg

I have a comment regarding summer camp in Gaithersburg.  Your summer camps rock. My child recently participated in the Panda Programmer Gaithersburg summer camp. It was 5 intense half-days of coding.  Consequently my child loved it! Additionally the instructor made the topic fun and interesting for the children.  Amazingly they actually taught 8 year old children programming.  However they showed my child some amazing techniques.  They used the Scratch programming language. As a result, it was a great experience, and we are looking forward to doing another summer day camp with Panda Programmer next year.  And we prefer your summer camp in Gaithersburg if possible.

On another topic-  Do you think you will be teaching in-school, after-school programs again this fall?  I have heard many good things about Panda Programmer classes that are held in elementary and middle schools.  And I heard that your curriculum allows students to progress from where they left their learning in previous classes.  That’s a great system.  I sure hope that the Montgomery county government (or MCPS) allows in-school after-school programs this coming fall. Otherwise, we’ll just come back to summer camps in Gaithersburg…

Thanks Panda Programmer!

Alice in Gaithersburg

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Summer Camp Activities

Hi Panda Programmer I see that you offer a variety of other activities for your summer camp. Do you have to choose only one activity or can my child choose to do more than one activity? Thanks Eric from Rockville
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Summer Camp at Rachel Carson ES

Panda Programmer: I heard that you will be offering a 1 week summer camp at Rachel Carson ES in the Kentlands (Gaithersbug) this summer. But what is the deal with the foreign language and musical components to this camp? Are they required of the campers? I love the idea of coding camp, but don’t understand the foreign language and music part…   Linda North Potomac
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Gaithersburg Summer Camp for computer programming

Hello, I’m looking for a Gaithersburg computer Summer Camp.  Do you offer a Gaithersburg Summer Camp for computer programming? I am interested for my children. They would like to learn computer programming, maybe Scratch programming?  Unfortunately they don’t seem to be teaching programming in the MCPS schools…

And I saw your testimonials.  They’re great!  It’s so nice to see a company teaching computer classes that is able to keep the topic fun and engaging for the kids!  I certainly hope you offer a summer camp in Gaithersburg for this excellent topic of computer programming-

Helen

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