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Coding & Game Design Club

For kids who want to make games, animations, and applications through the power of code!

Club members will start with fundamental concepts using Scratch, an easy-to-understand, block-based, drag & drop coding language. Once kids are familiar with the basic concepts, we introduce Java, an industry standard language used in many of the applications running on your Android device, and in the 2nd best-selling video game of all time, Minecraft.

For those who want to focus specifically into video game design, kids start with GameMaker, a popular 2D game development platform. As kids start honing in on basic coding fundamentals, we introduce Unity, a 3D game engine based on C#, used by game development companies across the world.

Coding & Game Design Club details

Newton Coding & Game Design Club


Classes are every Monday-Friday, from 4:30pm-6:00pm. Students may want to sign up for more than one day of this club. Our curriculum is project-based and kids learn at their own pace. The club has rolling admission, so new students can join at any time.


Club membership requires a monthly payment of $95 through a credit card or bank account on file with Empow. Monthly payments are processed on the same calendar day that you sign up (Sept 4, Oct 4, Nov 4, etc).


We offer a 10% discount if you attend two or more of our Tech Clubs, or if you attend this club on multiple weekdays. We offer Tech Clubs everyday in our Newton Studio. To see all of our Tech Club offerings, please visit our Clubs & Classes page here.

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Our Teaching Approach: Coding & Game Design Club

Our curriculum is designed to include group activities, individual projects, and demos from our expert staff. This philosophy allows for mentorship and leadership opportunities among the Club members, while allowing each individual student to grow, learn, and have fun.

Each child’s accomplishments are acknowledged in a way that is motivating, lasting, and flexible through the use of badges. When entering an Empow program, the kids will get an overview of how badges are awarded. We think they will enjoy explaining this system to you when they come home from the program. Badges awarded when kids complete tracks in specific technologies, and are also awarded for leveling-up in cross-disciplines, including secret unlockable badges!

To learn more about our Teaching Approach & Curriculum, visit our Talent Box page here.

During an Empow Studios Summer STEM Camp, an Empow Studios camp counselor works with kids on their 3D modeling projects

Additional Details

Each Club member will be able to create projects in the studio, and then take them home through our online digital platform, to share with family and friends. We provide all equipment necessary for the classes; Club members do not need to bring equipment.


Please refer to our Policies page for more details. For our Studio Classes, we must receive a 30-day cancellation notice prior to the student’s last day in our program.

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