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Coding with Python 201

Take your Python coding experience to the next level!

Come create your own more complicated applications and games with graphics and multiple players. Campers expand their coding capabilities and begin working more like professional programmers as they learn to leverage Python’s many general code libraries such as Flask and Keras, explore and take advantage of the game-oriented PyGame library, and organize projects with multiple files using PyCharm. Whether your child chooses to channel their new skills into making games or analyzing data from the web, you will be astounded at what they can do!

  • Grades 5-8 (Fall 2023)
  • Level Intermediate – Advanced
  • Schedule Week-long camp, online, 9am-12pm or 1-4pm daily
  • Prerequisites Completion of Level 4/Hot Shot or higher in our Python curriculum or similar Python experience (see FAQs below if you have questions)
  • Tech Required PC or Mac with reasonably current OS, microphone and webcam. Details in FAQs
  • Price Starting at $399

This camp is great for kids who

  • Have completed Python 101
  • Are very experienced in Python and want to try advanced topics with Empow
  • Think they might take AP Computer Science one day

Come Have Fun and Learn To

  • Create games and applications with graphics and multiple players
  • Write code using Object-Oriented Programming – an industry standard
  • Read and write to external files
  • Work in an Integrated Development Environment like a professional
  • Use Python’s unique dynamic class feature
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The Best STEM Camp for Your Child

  • Voted a #1 Best STEM Program eight years running by thousands of local parents like you, and trusted by more than 100 education partners including elite private schools and large diverse public schools to run STEM programs for their students
  • More convenient, safe, kid-appropriate locations Make new friends with kids who share your child’s passion for STEM and live near you
  • Fun learning that builds lifelong passion
  • Year-round, local, STEM programs in MA
  • Flexible refunds and changes to adapt to your evolving schedule
  • Exceptional Empow-trained staff are passionate about STEM and adept at building mentor relationships
  • Personalized learning in each small class

Uncompromising Quality Without Extravagant Prices

We all want the best for our kids. Empow’s year-round programs, partnerships with more than 100 educational institutions, and a tight focus on elementary and middle schoolers, allow us to provide you with the highest quality STEM summer camp without the extravagant prices charges by many summer-only STEM camps.

  • Year-round instructional staff offer exceptional quality without costly high turnover typical at summer-only STEM camps
  • More than 100 education partners in New England mean we earn our exceptional local reputation without exorbitant national marketing (and we pass those saving on to you)
  • Private schools and our own year-round studios offer more convenient, safer, and more kid-friendly camp locations (that cost us and you less)
  • Local owners on a mission to provide exceptional quality STEM education

“We found EMPOW to be the best learning and fun for our little one, at agreeable prices for the value they provide” —Tara, Lexington Summer Camp Parent, 2022

Answers to Common Questions about this Camp

  • My child has learned a lot of Python already. Which is better for them Python 101 or 201?

    If your child has learned Python at Empow, they will know which badge levels they have earned. In Python 101, students cover 4-6 levels in our Python curriculum. Students that are working on level 5 or 6 will feel comfortable taking either Python 101 or Python 201, while more advanced students should enroll in Python 201.

    If your child has learned Python elsewhere you can ask them about what they have learned already. If they are confident in their skills using loops, if statements, functions, and have begun to explore more advanced data structures like arrays then they are ready for Python 201 but could be equally comfortable in Python 101. If they have learned Object-Oriented Programming and tackled more complicated challenges such as file I/O, then Python 201 is likely a better fit.

    If you have questions, our academic advisors are here to help. Speak to one now.

  • How does this camp fit into my child’s education and development?

    By the time your child has finished all of our Python curriculum they will have covered most of the material found on the AP Computer Science exam. They will be able to breeze through college level material, especially if they continue to practice their programming skills until they are old enough to take those courses. Python 201 covers advanced material, but we still follow the same project-based pedagogy and bring the same focus on fun, experimentation, and creativity found in all of our camps.

  • What camp will this prepare my child to take next?

    • Expand your coding knowledge by taking Python 201 again. It can take several weeks of Python 201 camp to complete all of the covered content.
    • Learn to debug like a pro with Minecraft Modding with Java. Explore how two professional programming languages can be very similar and still quite different at the same time.

  • What is an Empow STEM camp day like?

    The Empow experience is all about big fun and big learning through creating awesome projects with cool tech. Whether they’re coding, designing video games, or sculpting in virtual 3D clay, we believe creativity is essential and is built into the DNA of our program design. Each online camp schedule is built around maximizing 3-hours of project time, but we also build in time for daily Stand-Ups at the start and close of each session. Each child is encouraged to share their plans, their challenges, and even a test version of their project so that opportunities are surfaced to work on group projects, provide support, and get feedback. We emphasize many kinds of collaboration because it’s an essential learning skill, it increases STEM learning, and because making friends with kids who have similar interests is one of the most awesome parts of camp! We also take 15 minutes each day to grab a snack, chat, and practice some self-care, but rest assured that this is a group activity and campers are supervised throughout the entire day. Outside of camp time, campers continue to have access to our learning resources and we encourage them to carve out their own independent project time between sessions. At week’s end, our rock star campers show off their ambitious projects to family and friends.

  • How is Empow STEM camp different from other similar programs?

    Empow’s STEM camps are uniquely able to meet the needs of children and young teens and their families.

    • Better Instructors for Children & Young Teens. Our instructors are exceptional at working with this age cohort, nurturing their budding passion for STEM, providing compelling tech-savvy role models, developing the social and emotional skills essential for kids and STEM-learning, and making camp fun! Like some programs, many of our instructors are recruited from top colleges, pass rigorous background checks, and are trained extensively. Unlike many programs, because we offer year-round STEM programs, many of our instructors work with us year-round, making them exceptionally capable.
    • Exclusively focused on the unique needs of Children & Young Teens. Elementary and middle school students should not be stressing about preparing for college applications or padding their resumes; camps with that focus are clearly designed for older students. Neither should they just be playing video games all day, as many so-called STEM camps have kids do. Rather, Empow camps meet age-appropriate learning and developmental goals: Exposure to STEM in a fun and supportive environment; Foundations for lifelong STEM learning which begin with making campers excited to keep learning more; Self-esteem and self-confidence from by overcoming obstacles, completing ambitious projects, and presenting them to family and peers; Friendships with like-minded local students that embrace their interests and personality; Social and emotional development which has been proven to advance STEM learning at this age in particular; Opportunity to accelerate into high-school level curriculum once they find STEM topics that ignite their passion; and Fun because great things happen when kids love to learn.
    • More Convenient, Safer, More Kid-Friendly Locations. Empow offers more camps, in more locations, to make life easier for busy parents. Whether at elite private schools like Milton and Winsor, or at our own year-round studios, our camps run on safe, kid-oriented campuses.
    • Year-round Local Programs. If your child finds their passion with STEM, Empow is there as your partner to continue the learning. Unlike STEM camps that are here only a few weeks each summer, we offer programs year-round with local in-person Afterschool Classes, Private Lessons, and camps during school vacation and holidays.
    • Lower prices. The best does not have to cost the most. Empow has won more awards for excellence, and is trusted by more local education partners, and still saves you 30% or more compared to some of the big national, summer-only STEM camps.

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