Summer Camps 2017: Scratch, Minecraft and much, much more!

The booking form is at the bottom of this page, book early to avoid disappointment!

  • Interested in the Full-Day Camp for Secondary Students? See cccSkerries.com/full for details! (One space available as of 07 April 2017.)
  • See also our first Summer Project (independent work & 7 workshops spread over June, July and August): GameMaker

**Waiting list ** (fully booked) C01     Advanced Minecraft Summer Camp 1.

Challenge yourself in Survival and Creative: Adventures & Mega Builds.

Due to demand, we are running two advanced Minecraft camps. This one is focusing on playing the game, the second (later) one (C05) will be dedicated to servers and maps. One space left on the later camp!

  • Mon 10 to Fri 14 July, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Must have experience with Minecraft on the PC! Going into 4th Class and older.
    €100 including use of laptops and any licenses.

C02     Social Media & You: Strictly for those aged 13 and older

Fun & Wisdom: Where common sense makes sense. Let’s explore the possibilities (and what dangers to avoid). Tips & tricks re Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and more. Exact content based on participants’ interest.

  • Mon 10 to Fri 14 July, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    Participants must be 13 years or older at the beginning of the camp.
    This camp will include the setting up of social media profiles where not already existing; signing a camper up for this camp implies agreement with this.
    €100 including use of laptops and any licenses.

**Waiting list ** (fully booked) C03     Introduction to Coding using Scratch: 1st to 4th Class

Learn how to create your own animations and mini games with the child-friendly coding platform Scratch! Emphasis on experimental learning, creativity and fun. Great introduction to computer logic as well as computer graphics! No previous experience needed.

  • Mon 24 to Fri 28 July, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For those going into 1st to 4th class.
    €100 including use of laptops and any licenses.

C04     Introduction to Coding using Scratch: 5th Class and Older

Learn how to create your own animations and mini games with the child-friendly coding platform Scratch! Emphasis on experimental learning, creativity and fun. Great introduction to computer logic as well as computer graphics! No previous experience needed.

  • Mon 24 to Fri 28 July, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For those going into 5th Class and older.
    €100 including use of laptops and any licenses.

C05     Advanced Minecraft Summer Camp 2 –servers and maps.

Due to demand, we have two advanced Minecraft Summer Camps. This one focuses on setting up servers, creating worlds, managing players – but will also have space for a lot of online play! The earlier one (C01) is focused on upping your game in survival and creative play.

  • Mon 31 July to Fri 4 August, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Must have experience with Minecraft on the PC! Going into 4th Class and older.
    €100 including use of laptops and any licenses.

C06     Intermediate / Advanced Scratch (5th Class and older)

Taking Scratch to the Next Level: Creating a Platform Game. Going into 5th class or older (including Secondary School). Must have Scratch experience, such as the Introduction Summer Camp or some coding in school or a coding club.

  • Mon 31 July to Fri 4 August, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Must have experience with Scratch! Going into 5th Class and older.
    €100 including use of laptops and any licenses.

C07     Minecraft & Literacy: Introduction to Minecraft for Reluctant Readers (going into 1st to 3rd Class)

New! Minecraft is great for introducing young children to the computer (keyboard and mouse skills, logical thinking, understanding of basic networks all come while they’re playing). And it’s also a great way to encourage reading and writing! This week, I am going to apply my knowledge gained in training in Ireland to be a Primary Teacher, and in schools in Fingal for four years. Let’s see what boost this week can mean for your reluctant reader & writer! Particularly useful for those children who may have dyslexia.

  • Mon 7 Aug to Fri 11 Aug, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For those going into 1st to 3rd class.
    €100 including use of laptops and any licenses.

C08     Computer Skills for School and Life.

For those going into 6th Class or Secondary School.

One of the most successful and fun camps last year! Exact contents based on participants’ interests and prior experience, but is likely to include producing and layouting text documents and presentations, keyboard skills, internet search and evaluation, introduction to computer graphics, identifying good study resources, Google Maps.

  • Mon 7 to Fri 11 August, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For those going into 6th Class and older.
    €100 including use of laptops and any licenses.

**Waiting list ** (fully booked) C09 Intermediate / Advanced Scratch

For those going into 2nd to 4th Class

Taking Scratch to the Next Level: Creating a Platform Game. Must have Scratch experience, such as the Introduction Summer Camp or some coding in school or a coding club.

  • Mon 14 to Fri 18 August, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For those with Scratch experience who are going into 2nd to 4th Class
    €100 including use of laptops and any licenses.

C10 Doctor Who and You

A Digital and Creative Journey across All of Time and Space. For those going into 5th Class and older.

New! Inspired by the Doctor Who episodes broadcast since 2005, we will explore what fans of the series call the Whoniverse. Fact-finding will be combined with recording & presenting our research results and creative expression in a variety of digital media (graphics, presentations, animations). The exact format and content will depend a lot on the interests and previous knowledge (e.g. Scratch, WordPress, Presentations) of the participants. Please note that Doctor Who is mainly rated PG / 10+, though a few episodes are 12+. Signing your child up to this camp implies that you are happy for them to watch clips from the series.

  • Mon 14 to Fri 18 August, 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For those going into 5th Class and older.
    €100 including use of laptops and any licenses.

This makes cccSkerries camps special:

Small groups (max. 6 participants). Based in Kelly’s Bay.
Relaxed atmosphere, individual attention, emphasis on creativity.
Campers will present their projects to parents on the last day (from 12.30 / 4.30 p.m. respectively) – always a highlight of our cccSkerries Camps!
No need to bring anything – except for a snack, and some water.
Own laptops can be used if desired, but we do have enough laptops for all participants.

Page last updated on 28 April 2017.