Looking to start a programming camp or after school program?

You’ve come to the right place! Tynker provides a complete turn key solution for you to add programming classes to your camp or after school program. Tynker is used by leading camp and after-school providers across the country. You can sign up and start using it immediately.

Tynker After School and Camp
Tynker offers everything you need to run programming camps including the cloud infrastructure, curriculum, teacher guides, answer keys, billing and a whole suite of creative tools. Tynker’s coding solution is used in camps of all sizes including large franchises such as Sylvan Learning and IDTech camps. This summer, Apple used Tynker in its summer coding camp at all retail stores. You can read more about Tynker in the news here.

The current camp and after school course portfolio includes:

  • Sample Lesson (free)
  • Game Design 101, 102 - After school coding courses for grades 3-5
  • Game Design 201, 202 - After School coding courses for grades 6-8
  • Creative Coding Studio - Half day camp
  • Animation Studio- Half day camp
  • Game Design Studio 1- Half day camp
  • Game Design Studio 2- Half day camp
  • Minecraft Mod Design - Half Day Camp

Each course has a minimum of 10 hours of coding curriculum, with some extra lessons added as a buffer. The lessons are self-guided and self-paced and students learn by themselves with little or no guidance from an instructor. Each lesson includes a detailed teacher guide and answer keys for the instructor. For a detailed look at the lessons click on any of the thumbnails here.

Signing Up
The easiest way to get started is for each of your franchises to sign up for a FREE camp educator account on Tynker under the camps section here.

Computer Requirements
Each student needs to have an Internet-enabled computer such as a chromebook, PC or Mac. There is nothing to download or install. We recommend using Chrome browser. The courses do not work on a tablet or mobile phone. However, we do have Tynker Apps on Android, iPhone and iPad so that kids can run their creations on the devices. You can download these free apps from Apple App Store and Google Play.

Getting Support
Send an email to support@tynker.com and one of us will help you out. We are pretty responsive and will be able to help with any issue.

Pricing and Payments
Add funds online in increments of $500. Each time a student is enrolled in any of the courses listed above, a course enrollment fee of $50 is deducted from the remaining balance. These credits do not expire. You can add more funds at any time. There are no other fees other than the course enrollment fee. Students get to keep their accounts and portfolios for ever.

After adding funds, an “Admin” tab appears in the user interface and includes a Camp Kit - this kit includes marketing, operational and curricular materials to help you.