Young Hacks Academy

Fifty years of leading lives of passion and purpose.
Young Hacks Academy
Does your child have what it takes to lead in the 21st century? Young Hacks Academy is a summer camp for ages 9-12 that uses technology to develop real-world leadership skills. A blend of computer programming, problem-solving, and teamwork, YHA teaches kids to build cool video games about big challenges facing us on the local and global level, like climate change, homelessness, and endangered wildlife. Campers also head outside daily for unplugged games like treasure hunts, riddle relays, and chain tag. No programming experience is required. For more information, visit

Agent Training
Dates: July 9-13; drop off 8:30-9:00 a.m., pick up 4:00-5:00 p.m.
Ages: 9-12
Cost: $375
Whether it’s public speaking or collaborating with peers, YHA Agent Training models essential leadership techniques that will immediately help students in and out of the classroom. Agents tackle daily missions using Scratch, a user-friendly, visual programming tool that empowers students to quickly start developing their own video games and interactive stories. The challenge is to come up with a project that will not only entertain their friends but also teach something about important topics that are impacting our local and global community.

Beta Masters
Dates: July 16-20; drop off 8:30-9:00 a.m., pick up 4-5 p.m.
Ages: 12-15 (Beginner-Intermediate)
Cost: $375
Imagine a small indie game studio that has 5 days to pitch, design and build a new video game. Following a real-world production cycle, YHA Beta Masters work in teams to develop an innovative game prototype from conception to completion. Campers will use the Stencyl game engine to take their computational learning to the next level, creating original graphics and bringing them to life with Haxe coding. The program culminates with a beta release party for friends and family.

Internet of Things
Dates: July 23-27; drop off 8:30-9:00 a.m., pick up 4-5 p.m.
Ages: 12-15 (Intermediate-Advanced)
Cost: $395
Designed for the emerging innovator with a base knowledge of programming, YHA Art of Code takes a deep dive into computing - what different languages represent, how programs work and how code functions in the Internet of Things (IoT) at home and around the world.


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