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Young Hacks Academy

Over 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 younghacks.com.

Agent Training
Dates: July 8–12, 2019 
Grades: 5-7
Platform:  Scratch
Check-in: Mon-Fri 8:30-9AM
Pick-up: Mon-Fri 4-4:30PM
Tuition:  $375
Preparing the next generation of leaders and problem-solvers, YHA Agent Training introduces the fundamentals of coding through the fun and user-friendly programming tool, Scratch.
Agents embark on daily missions to create engaging video games and compelling interactive stories. The challenge is to come up with a project that will not only be entertaining, but also promote awareness about important issues impacting our local and global community. Think you have what it takes to change the world? YHA Agent Training wants you!

Beta Masters
Dates: July 15 – 19, 2019
Grades: 7-9
Platforms: Construct 3, Sketchpad
Check-in: Mon-Fri 8:30-9AM
Pick-up: Mon-Fri 4-4:30PM
Tuition:  $375
Emphasizing the power of collaboration, YHA Beta Masters leverages a real-world production cycle for planning and developing innovative game prototypes just like the pros.
With a passion for social entrepreneurship, Beta Masters work in teams to develop video game concepts with a real-world focus and take them from ideation to completion. Campers will push their computational learning to the next level, creating original graphics with Sketchpad and bringing them to life using the powerful, cloud-based game engine, Construct 3, all with one goal in mind: securing seed investments from friends and family at Friday’s beta release party!

Team Elektra
Dates: July 22 – 26, 2019
Girls Grades: 6 & 7
Platforms: Sketchpad, Codeanywhere
Check-in: Mon-Fri 8:30-9AM
Pick-up: Mon-Fri 4-4:30PM
Tuition: $375
A celebration of collaborative problem-solving and empowerment, YHA Team Elektra all-girls program explores how the combination of digital tools and creative expression can make a difference in the local and global community.
As a new design start-up, Team Elektra members join together to raise awareness about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for 2030. Using cloud-based software, team members create websites with informational graphics and videos that communicate to the world who we are and the positive change that we seek.
Each day, the program addresses important themes relevant to being a healthy adolescent, like identity, self-respect, and connectedness. Unleashing confidence and life skills in a week full of creativity, design, color, and fun, YHA Team Elektra prepares today’s generation of middle school girls to become inspirational leaders of tomorrow.

The Derryfield School

2108 River Road, Manchester, NH 03104     p: 603.669.4524     f: 603.625.9715