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Programming 101: Introduction to Computer Science using Scratch (Zatna/Basking Ridge)

Basking Ridge
Rising Grades 3 - 5
7/13 - 7/17
1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Partner Program
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$450 / week

Camp at a Glance

This course is designed for campers with no programming experience, and will feature Scratch programming language developed by the MIT Media Lab — MIT’s interdisciplinary research lab that encourages the unconventional mixing and matching of seemingly disparate research areas. This will be the first introduction to object-based programming. This class will build a strong foundation in computer science principles and concepts all while creating animations and video games.

Topics Covered

  • Program Design
  • Loops (Iteration)
  • Conditional Statements
  • Boolean Logic
  • Variables
  • Arrays (Lists)
  • Events Synchronization and Coordination
  • Dynamic Interaction
  • Random Numbers
  • Planning and Debugging

Camper’s Portfolio

  • 2D Animation
  • 2D Interactive Art
  • 2D Video Games
  • Documentation
  • Inspired future work


Weeks Times
June 8 – 12 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Jul 13 – 17 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Lunch is included.


One Week

Camp Credentials

  • This camp is accredited by the American Camp Association!

Drop-off/Pick-up Location

Middle School Entrance

What to Pack

  • A water bottle

What to Expect

Robots and Coding and Data… OH MY! Zatna’s amazing certified instructors cover Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Technology, and Entrepreneurship.

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