2022 Holiday Camps:
Python + Minecraft 4-Day Camp
Suitable for Kids Ages 12 to 16
4-Day Camp, 3-Hours/Day
Learn to Code with Daily Coding Exercises and Projects
Recorded Lessons for After-Class Review
Join our Proprietary Online Learning Platform – Computhink Student Portal
Small Class Size
Small & Individualized Learning
(Min. 2 to start a class)
Onsite Camp: Computhink@TPYLibrary /
Online Camp: Zoom Virtual Classroom
Onsite Camps: Laptops will be provided
Online Camps: Students will need their own computer with webcam & mic
2022 Year-End Holidays
21 November 2022 – 22 December 2022
Python + Minecraft
$540 (4-Day Camp)
For Kids Ages 12 to 16
4-Day Camp, 3-Hours/Day
Camp 4 ($540)
Camp 5 ($540)
Camp 6 ($540)
Camp 7 ($540)
Camp 8 ($540)
*Onsite Classes will be held at our centre located at Toa Payoh Library (Side Entrance)
*Online classes will be held in Virtual Zoom Classrooms.
– Updated: 28 September 2022 –
** If registering for more than 1 student, please contact us for buddy discount.
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Computhink provides the best-in-class coding enrichment classes for Singapore. Join Computhink this MOE (Primary & Secondary Schools) School Holidays for a fun Coding Class/ Holiday Camp near you in Minecraft, Scratch, Python or Roblox. The Python camp is a fun introduction for secondary students/ teenagers and helps them prepare for O’Levels Computing. Want to develop Games? Join our Roblox LUA Coding Camp instead. Want to learn Artificial Intelligence and Data Science? Join our 1-Day Workshops!
In the Minecraft (Education Edition) world, we encourage our student’s innate curiosity and interest and assign them challenges that have to be solved by code. Students will write code to solve puzzles or build structures with a personal robot/ agent.
Joining this camp will help spark the interest in coding and computational thinking, and inspire students to want to try out their newfound skills. Students will learn the basics of coding and help them gain essential Computational Thinking skills.
Topic 1: Introduction to Python and Code Syntax
- Learn about the Python Online Coding Platform
- Learn about Code Sequences and Functions.
- Solve puzzles and mazes in Minecraft
Topic 2: Using Loops in Coding
- Code Sequences and For-Loops
- Using Loops for Building Projects
- Use Loops to build quickly in Minecraft
Topic 3: Data Variables
- Learn about Variables and Variable Types
- Using data variables in calculations and projects.
- Use Variables to customise your build quickly in MInecraft
Topic 4: If-Else Conditions
- Conditions and If-Else
- Using Conditions and Loops for final projects
- Put it all together and solve build challenges in Minecraft.
At Computhink, our teaching approach is enquiry based and our students are encouraged to think deeper and ask questions about what they are learning, and why they are learning it.
The best way to learn to program is to learn it the fun way! Students are taught scenarios and challenges that are age-appropriate and in topics they can relate to.
1. Computhink Student Portal
All Computhink Students enjoy the use of the Computhink Student Portal. The Student Portal is similar to the SLS use by MOE schools and is Computhink’s proprietary system for our student’s learning needs, where students will log in every day, and find notes, exercises, short videos, and video recordings explaining concepts for the day.
2. Hybrid Onsite Classes / or Online Classes
Students have the choice to attend their classes online or onsite. We support a hybrid learning model.
- Onsite Classes are conducted in our spacious classrooms in Computhink.
- Online Classes are conducted on Zoom Virtual Classrooms. Login and account instructions will be emailed to you.
3. Coding Platform
Minecraft Education Edition accounts are provided (free) for students during the camp. This is where your child will have their own account, and where they will code their daily projects. Students will also practice their python coding inside Replit.
4. Challenges and Assessments
Students will be given coding challenges throughout the 4 days to test their understanding. Our lessons are enquiry based to help your child learn better.
Students will be tested on their understanding via quizzes/ assignments/challenges to ensure they are following well.
Here’s what your child will experience in the Python + Minecraft Camp:
Experience programming with real-life scenarios using a professional programming language.
Challenge themselves by coding one or more projects every day.
Learn about the exciting world of technology, computers and the internet.
Be guided by our experienced and dedicated programmer trainers.
Spark curiosity and creativity and let your child create anything they want!
Attending the Python + Minecraft Camp will help your child to:
Experience what programming is, and how it is used professionally to solve problems and create solutions.
Encourage your child to want to learn how things work and develop a creator mindset.
Discover if your child has a talent for programming, and encourage them to specialise their talents in technology.
Inspire your child to want to learn more and create their own game and animation programs!
Is there any pre-requisites to joining this class?
Although this is a class for beginners, it is preferable your kid has some programming background (e.g. in Scratch or other platforms).
Do I need to prepare anything for this camp?
Onsite Classes: Laptops will be provided for students attending our onsite classes. You may bring along a jacket and a water bottle for your child.
Online Classes: Please make sure that your child has a working computer or laptop (Recommended system – CPU: Intel Core i3-3210 3.2 GHz / AMD A8-7600 APU 3.1 GHz or equivalent, RAM: 2GB), with a strong internet connection, and a working web camera.
- For the best virtual learning experience, it is recommended to have a second monitor plugged into your main computer. i.e. you have 2 screens. One screen is for viewing the teacher’s screen, and another screen is for your child to do their code.
- For younger students of the age 7 to 8, please have an adult within calling distance for the first 15-30 minutes of the class, as they may need help with how to operate a computer.
- Join the online session 10-15 minutes earlier. We will usually have the zoom session up 15 minutes before the class starts.
How are online classes conducted?
We have been conducting zoom virtual lessons for all our regular weekly students from Feb 2020 till now, so we are experts in making the online learning experience work for your child.
Here are the things we do:
1. StudentWeb Online Portal (LMS): All our notes, videos, assignments, zoom links are available online in our StudentWeb Portal. This is similar to the SLS that our MOE schools use, all our students will have secure access to the system for the camp.
2. Secure Zoom with Remote Support: We use the paid premium and secure version of Zoom with Remote Support enabled. When students need help, we can remote login to the student’s computers to help them. This is similar to how we would walk around the physical class to help individual students, so the support experience is the same.
3. Class Recordings: All online zoom classes are recorded and made available to students to view after the class. Students can review the lessons after, and replay parts of the lessons that they had problems understanding.
Does my child need to attend the same time slot for each day?
Yes, students will attend the same time slot for every day of the 8-day camp.
Will there be any make up classes provided if my child miss a class?
We do not provide make up sessions, however, we do provide the class recordings and materials for any missed classes.
Do you provide a certificate upon completion of this course?
We provide every student with a certificate of completion at the end of the camp.
What is Python Programming?
Python® is one of the most frequently used programming language in the world (top 10 programming language in 2016). Python’s syntax is simple, clear and very closely resembles the English Language which makes it very suitable for young programmers to learn.
What is Python good for?
Python® has been around for more than 20 years and has many libraries that gives it a lot of functionalities, such as
- Web and Internet development (e.g. Dropbox, Survey Monkey, Bitly)
- Scientific and Numeric programming, data analysis and modeling (e.g. in forecasting earthquakes)
- Desktop applications (e.g. in 3D animation for films)
- Networking and System Administration (e.g. OpenStack in cloud computing)
- …and much much more!