Creative Computing Summer Bootcamp 2023

Saturday, Jul 1, 2023 at 2:45PM Archived
Wolfville, NS
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Creative Computing is a series of workshops for kids interested in computer science.

Creative Computing is a course developed by an international network of educators passionate about exposing kids to the computer sciences. This course uses the popular Scratch programming environment to aid young people (grades 4 to 6) in learning the basics of software development. Scratch is used over the world by students to easily create interactive artwork, interactive stories, and video games while acting as a stepping stone to the more advanced world of computer science.

Course Objectives

First and foremost, we aim to provide opportunities for young learners to become exposed to the computer sciences.
Our goal is to provide a learning environment that goes beyond what students are taught in public schools about the
computer sciences. We will explore software as an interdisciplinary creative act.

Who Am I?

Mike Caplan

Mike has been active as a web application developer and designer since the late 90s, working in the non-profit, university, retail, agricultural, and health care industries. Mike is the Software Development Manager for the Labnet Dental Lab Systems division of Henry Schein - a solutions company for health care professionals. Mike has been teaching the Creative Computing program since 2017.

I believe that offering an extracurricular course on Scratch will help this generation develop a fundamental literacy around the computer sciences.



Creative Computing will run twice a week for 4 weeks. Each class will run for 2 hours for a total of 8 classes.

The class will follow a four unit curriculum. Units are broken down into several exercises that range from 15 to 60 minutes a piece.

Class Size

Class Size

The class will be capped at 6 learners. The grade of students sought will be between 4 and 6.

Class Location

The class will be hosted in Wolfville in my private makerspace.


None! Students will be provided a laptop as well as snack.


To register, drop an email to [email protected]

Hosted by Creative Computing. A series of workshops for kids 8 to 13 interested in computer science.