Young Hacks Academy Summer Camp - Summer I 2016

Young Hacks Academy ( is a summer day camp for ages 9-15 in which kids build
video games about big challenges facing us on the local and global level, like clean water, endangered
wildlife, and homelessness. We aim to equip kids with a foundation in computer programming, and to instill
a passion for creative problem-solving and a commitment to service.  Please see below for program options and information!


 Agent Training (for Ages 9-12)

July 17-21, 2017

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 (for Ages 12-15)
July 24-28, 2017

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.

Registration Status: Closed
Regular Registration: Monday, January 2, 2017 - Friday, July 14, 2017
Program Duration: Monday, July 24, 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017
Regular Registration Cost: $ 350.00


OfferingRegistration DatesCostStatus
Agent Training (for Ages 9-12) 01/02/17 - 07/14/17$ 350.00Closed
Beta Masters (for Ages 12-15) 03/24/17 - 07/14/17$ 350.00Closed