Fire Tech Day Camps
Students join us each day of their course and return home in the evenings.
Become a part of the Maker Movement by using Minecraft! In this course you will make your own world, blocks and structures, and even experiment with different materials to create physical game controllers. As a Minecraft Maker at Fire Tech Camp, you will be thrown into an intensive mix of creativity, gaming and engineering and come out of it with an impressive command of important computing concepts, practical making skills, and an enhanced understanding of how to expand and enjoy your Minecraft universe. This camp is ideal for junior makers aged 9-12.
Get started in web development by learning HTML and CSS, the building blocks of websites, to create your own slick, responsive web pages. This course goes beyond theory and exercises, teaching students how to solve real world challenges and write code as used by professional web developers.
Turn your enthusiasm for gaming into real-world tech skills! This course will provide you with the tools to create your own video games to play on the web or your smartphone. It's a chance for you to put your gaming experience and imagination into action, ending up with an original creation that you can take home, play and show to family and friends. This is a class for all abilities and ages.
Get familiar with Python, one of the most widely-used and widely-taught programming languages in senior schools, universities and businesses, and learn to code from the ground up. This course is for teenagers aged 14+ looking to get a grasp on coding fundamentals while building the confidence and skills to go onto code independently.
Learn to code by creating games in the Java programming language. This courses uses gaming as a fun and creative way to master key computing concepts and coding basics. Students will use Java and the Greenfoot library to learn computer science theory, syntax, and object oriented coding.
This course teaches how to get started with creating 3D games using the Unity and C#. Designed to help both the complete beginner and those that may have tried some programming before learn the tools and skills needed to start making a diverse array of games.
Rapid Prototyping is a crash course is digital fabrication. 3D printing, laser cutting, vinyl cutting, vector design and more in this five day intensive introduction to the Maker Movement.
Make music (and unique musical instruments!) the way the professionals do it and let your creative juices flow.
Work together in small teams to master our VEX IQ robotics challenges while learning to code in the C-based programming language ROBOTC. Campers will use a range of sensors and switches to build competition-ready robots, which they will then program and test before entering the challenge zone. This course is ideal for teenagers (12+) who want to get hands-on with engineering and coding!
The workshop will use Arduino microprocessors as a base, and participants will have a chance to invent and code their own gadgets using sensors, motors and breadboards. As with all Fire Tech courses, we encourage original thinking through project-based work and, in the case of Arduino, campers are really only limited by their imagination!