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Online Coding Summer Camp

Limit of 12 students.

This summer the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service is offering a 3-week Appalachian STEM Enrichment Academy (ASEA) online summer camp, Introduction to Coding for Game Development for high school students grades 9-11 focusing on computational literacy via game design. This program is intended to help promote computational literacy for students in Ohio’s Appalachian counties. All 6 sessions meetings will be held online and students will be tasked with an extended learning activity between sessions. 

coding for games camp


Students will:

• Learn computational thinking skills

• Play with coding syntax in two different coding languages: Scratch and Python

• Gain confidence in their independent-learning capabilities






All sessions meet from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT

Week 1


June 5

Session 1: Build a Jumping Game using Scratch

  Scratch coding, conditional statements and loops

June 8

Session 2: Build a Platformer Game using Scratch

  Variables and objects
Week 2  

June 12

Session 3: Build a Fighting Game using Scratch

  Variables and objects

June 15

Session 4: Build a Text-Based Game using Python

  Python file structure, syntax, commenting code

Week 3


June 19

Session 5: Build a Drawing Game using Python

  Python libraries (Pygame, etc.) and  game loop

June 22

Session 6: Build a Breakout Game using Python

  Object-Oriented Programming and game physics


Upon the conclusion of the camp all lessons will be posted FREE
on the ASEA webpage,!







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Dustin Goetz

Southeast Ohio Native! Ph.D. Candidate, U.C. Santa Barbra, Mechanical Engineering









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Jen Bowman

Director of Environmental Programs, Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service, Appalachian STEM Enrichment Academy







Elkan Kim

Elkan Kim 

Senior IT Project Manager and Computer Software Engineer, Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service, Appalachian STEM Enrichment Academy





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Funding supporting the ASEA platform and development of the lesson materials are in part from: AEP Fund of the Columbus Foundation, PORTSfuture Program funded by DOE EM PPPO, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, and Voinovich School Appalachian New Economy Partnership


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