Summer Courses at The Academy of Code

Our summer courses take place in venues across Dublin, and cater to students from second class* all the way to leaving cert level.

Summer Camps - Primary School

Whether you want to learn to code or are honing existing skills - the Academy of Code is the summer camp for both motivated newbies and seasoned coders.

Open to primary school students from second class upwards*, tutors at the Academy of Code deliver a course which blends fun games and puzzles with serious programming. Students are divided by age and coding experience. Depending on age, dates and location they will have a chance to try their hands at some or all of the following:

  • Scratch - a fantastic introductory language, especially for younger students
  • Processing - a Java-based graphical language. The basis for most of our term-time courses, and a fantastic introduction to coding (students who have studied at the Academy of Code previously will get the chance to work on advanced Processing projects)
  • HTML/CSS - learn to build and edit websites using HTML and CSS
  • Lego Mindstorms, Python, Arduino and more...

Taste of Computer Science

Get a taste of computer science this summer at the Academy of Code. This course, aimed at 13 to 19-year-old students, is the perfect opportunity to get a feeling for what a 3rd level course in computer science is really like. 

Taste of Computer Science is divided into junior (13- to 15-year-olds) and senior (16- to 19-year-olds) classes, so that students will have the opportunity to work and mingle with others their own age. 

The primary teaching language at the Academy of Code is Processing, a Java-based language frequently used at third level institutions for computer science introductory courses. Students at Taste of Computer Science will get a chance to experience this and other technologies throughout the week.

For students who are already passionate about computing, or for those who are just interested in seeing what programming is all about, this week long course is the perfect way to dip a toe in the water, and maybe take a first step towards a career in the most exciting and dynamic industry around!

Venues and Dates

Summer BootCamps

For primary school students, 2nd-4th class and 5th-6th class (school year 2018/2019).

Oatlands College, Stillorgan:

  • June 25th-29th, 09:00-12:00
  • July 2nd-6th, 09:00-12:00
  • July 23rd-27th, 09:00-12:00
  • July 23rd-27th, 13:00-16:00
  • July 30th-August 3rd, 09:00-12:00

St Paul's College, Raheny:

  • July 2nd-6th, 09:00-12:00
  • July 16th-20th, 09:00-12:00
  • July 16th-20th, 13:00-16:00

    St. Colmcille's Community School, Knocklyon:

    • July 9th-13th, 09:00-12:00

    Malahide Community School:

    • July 9th-13th, 09:00-12:00

    Newbridge College, Co. Kildare

    • July 16th-20th, 09:00-12:00

    Taste of Computer Science

    For secondary school students. Junior Taste of Computer Science for 1st-3rd years, Senior Taste of Computer Science for 4th-6th years.

    Oatlands College, Stillorgan:

    • June 25th-29th, 13:00-17:00 
    • July 2nd-6th, 13:00-17:00
    • July 30th-August 3rd, 13:00-17:00

    St Paul's College, Raheny:

    • June 25th-29th, 13:00-17:00
    • July 2nd-6th, 13:00-17:00

    St Colmcille's Community School, Knocklyon:

    • July 9th-13th, 13:00-17:00

    Malahide Community School:

    • July 9th-13th, 13:00-17:00

    Newbridge College, Co. Kildare

    • July 16th-20th, 13:00-17:00
     

    Select venue below to register:

    More venues are being added as we get closer to summer. Keep an eye on this page. Alternatively, sign up for our newsletter on our homepage to keep up to date on all the new developments at the Academy of Code.

    *The youngest age catered to are those entering second class in September 2018.