Tulsa Kids Learn Computer Coding At Museum's Camp

Thursday, October 20th 2016, 7:57 pm
By: News On 6

Some kids are taking advantage of their fall breaks to learn some new skills.

Thursday was the first day of a two-day camp teaching kids the ins and outs of coding at Tulsa's Children's Museum.

Kid's ages 6 to 12 are diving into different programs to create computer animations. 

"A 6-year-old can sit down and make a sprite sit down, dance or move. Sometimes they don't need instructions, sometimes they can do it on their own," said program manager Joy Caverpirtle. 

The camps welcomed little 'future programmers' for the Discovery Lab's 'Intro to Coding Camp.'

Campers learned the basics of snap block coding through scratch programming while using laptops enabled with coding software. Kids were introduced to the language of computers and designed their own computer animations.

The camp is at full capacity right now, but organizers said another camp is coming up during Christmas break. 

For more information on the museum and other camps, visit the Tulsa Children's Museum website