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12 Best Virtual Summer Camps for 2021 with FunTech

Whilst it appears that certain aspects of life are returning to normal, many parents will still have preferences over what activities their kids could take part in this summer. To help with this we are taking bookings for our classroom-based locations but are also running virtual summer camps in parallel.

This lets your child have fun from home, taking their familiarity with online learning and keeping them engaged – when not spending time outdoors of course!

You can choose to have your child attend our tech-focused virtual summer camps in either morning or afternoon sessions. That lets the kids then spend the remainder of the day on other activities.

Given that most kids have been learning from home over the last year at some points, they will be familiar with the concept of virtual meetings. Our online summer camps run in a similar way, and you can find out exactly how it all works here.

The best 2021 virtual summer camps

Below you can see all the available options for the FunTech virtual summer camps in 2021.

1. Minecraft Mod Developer (ages 7 to 10)

This creative and fun Minecraft virtual summer holiday camp is packed full of fun learning activities, experimentation, problem solving and creativity.

Once your child has mastered the secrets of Minecraft such as brewing potions and conquering the Nether – they will learn how to Mod a variety of different items that will take their Minecraft skills way beyond the basics.

2. Indie Game Coder (ages 9 to 13)

This online summer camp is more focussed on app development but is also a great introduction to game design. We use hands-on exercises and projects to teach your child the skills and techniques required to design and build an interactive game.

They’ll get an introduction to core coding concepts and learn how to export and publish their game on the web.

3. Roblox Designer (ages 7 to 10)

This virtual summer holiday camp helps your child build an Obby adventure game, by learning to sculpt terrains, create GUI elements and much more.

Their game will be filled with obstacles, puzzles, and challenges, that will develop their creative and technical skills which can be enjoyed with family and friends.

4. Lego Robotics Virtual Bots (ages 7 to 10)

This summer holiday your child could design, build, and code a Virtual Lego Robot with FunTech’s virtual lessons.

Whilst developing logical and critical thinking skills, your child will learn to implement fundamental coding constructs, such as variables, conditional statements, loops and so much more.

5. A.I. Machine Learning (ages 12 to 16

On this online summer camp, your child will learn to develop a Chatbot, which simulates human-like conversations, using conditional logic, neural networks, natural language and so much more – branching into one of the most exciting and cutting-edge areas of technology.

Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence (AI), that simulates human learning patterns to learn, grow, update, and develop itself by continually assessing data and identifying patterns based on past outcomes.

6. Scratch Coder (ages 7 to 10)

Whilst the theory and logic of coding has remained the same for decades, methods have evolved significantly. Our Scratch summer camp is ideal for kids new to coding.

Scratch is a fantastic visual-based coding editor which enables children to create fun animations, interactive stories, games, sounds and much more! It’s the perfect introduction to coding and computational thinking that makes coding for kids seriously fun!

7. Minecraft Redstone Engineer (ages 9 to 12)

On this virtual summer activities camp, your child will start their online lessons using Redstone energy to create the different logic gates. They will then learn how these logic gates can be combined to create different circuits and complex electronic items such as calculators, elevators and more.

They’ll use all the skills they learn to design and build an amazing adventure course full of challenges, surprises and puzzles to navigate through!

8. Roblox Game Developer (ages 9 to 12)

This summer we will take the popular gaming platform Roblox to teach digital skills and programming concepts to children in this popular virtual holiday club.

Whether your kid is new to Roblox or a regular gamer, they will learn how to create an obstacle course and kart racing game during a fun week of experimentation, creativity and real-world physics.

10. Python Coder (ages 10 to 16)

This is one of the best virtual summer camps for kids a little older who want to learn more advanced coding techniques.

With Python Coder, your child will be taught how to code and then implement what they have learned through fun, practical exercises and projects resulting in their ability to create Python projects with confidence.

11. 3D Game Design Developer (ages 10 to 14)

From the fundamentals of game design to essential 3D game programming concepts, your child will learn the skills required to develop a seriously impressive multi-platform video game.

This virtual summer camp is packed full of structured learning, practical exercises and projects guaranteed to capture the imagination and unleash creativity.

12. Java Coder (ages 11 to 16)

Our fast-paced summer holiday Java lessons teach your child how to code, edit and problem-solve in a structured and methodical manner from the ground up.

Once you child has mastered the core coding constructs, we present them with oodles of fun practical exercises and projects for variety of different scenarios.

Why choose FunTech for virtual summer holiday camps in 2021?

We understand that plans can change, which is why we offer a camp swap service. This let you swap your child’s online summer holiday camp for a different one up to 2 weeks before the original start date.

We also accept Childcare vouchers, can work to international time zones.

We also work out cheaper than other online learning programs when you consider the amount of actual tutor time the children have.

With Summer fast approaching, book now as spaces are filling up fast.

Our online learning platform is led by expert tutors. They will teach and guide your child through the course content, with real-time feedback there and then. The FunTech tutors are live and always on hand to help and analyse your child’s progress.

Kids are able to ask questions, hear the answers, and more:

  • Instant audio and text communication
  • Ability to chat with the class or privately to a tutor
  • Kids can follow tutors through the course and see practical demonstrations
  • Screen sharing and remote access available
  • A maximum of 12 students per classroom for focussed lessons
  • Immediate and intuitive feedback from tutors.
  • With classes being very small it means our tutors can give your child the attention needed to truly learn how to code and master other technical disciplines.

The FunTech tutors are able to see your child’s screen constantly so can guide and step in at any point. It also means they can focus on helping your child if they start to get distracted, or complete tasks before their classmates.

It’s what sets our virtual summer classes apart from so many others – it’s real time, with real tutors, and real classmates. You can’t learn in a better environment than that.

Marc