how can we help you?

If you have any questions about our programs or the world of coding, please don’t hesitate to ask. We’re here to help!

faqs
summer camps
+ What is a normal day like in camp?

Classes will operate from 10AM - 4PM, on site.

  • 9:30am - 10:00am: Student arrival
  • 10:00am - 12:00pm: Introduction to content, active learning, guided practice
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm: Lunch + brain break
  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm: Paired programming, workshopping, and presentations
  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm: Departure
+ What is your refund policy for summer camps?
  • 30 days or more before start of camp: 75% of program fee
  • 29-14 days: 50% of program fee
  • 13-7 days: 25% of program fee
  • 7 days to program start: No refund
+ What does my child need to bring to camp?
  • NYC: laptop, charger, and lunch (or opt-in meal plan)
  • DC: laptop, charger, and lunch
  • Vienna: lunch

We'll reach out with information specific to your child's program, but for more information, contact camps@generationcode.com

+ What is included in the cost of the summer camp?

We provide expert instructors, an inviting space, snacks, and all materials. For the Hardware & Robotics camp we also provide Arduino-based robotics kits.

+ What if my child does not have a reliable laptop?

All camps require a laptop; however, if your child does not have reliable access to one, please contact camps@generationcode.com.

+ What is the attendance policy?

As our programs are immersive, it’s important that campers attend every day. If your child is sick or cannot make a class, please contact the camp manager so we can make accommodations for him or her.

+ What is the background of Generation Code instructors?

All Generation Code instructors are experienced developers with a passion for teaching. Each instructor has undergone an extensive background check and undergoes mandatory teacher training encompassing best practices in pedagogy.

+ Where are camps held?

Vienna, VA: Ayr Hill Court, 112 Church St. NW, Vienna, VA
Washington, D.C.: NYCDA DC Campus, 1133 15th St. NW, Washington, D.C.
New York City: Marymount Manhattan College, 221 E 71st St., New York, NY 10021

For more information please reach out to camps@generationcode.com

+ How do you handle camper medications?

All medications must come in their original prescribed containers, and administration must follow the container's written dosage directions.

For more details, email camps@generationcode.com.

the vienna lab
+ What is the Lab?

The Lab is our innovative approach to coding instruction. Students and their peers work with expert instructors to move through our engaging curriculum. We offer after-school and weekend courses. After-school programs meet twice a week (1.5 hours/session) and weekend programs meet on Saturdays (3 hours/session).

+ When do you officially open?

Lab classes officially begin on Saturday, April 29. Look out for free events and more information as our ribbon cutting approaches!

+ What do courses look like?

Each course has hands-on activities, project-based learning, and a strong focus on creativity and collaboration. Students work both individually and in groups to complete large and small projects, and they (something about how they interact with instructors).

+ What is the Lab's address?

Ayr Hill Court  |  112 Church Street NW  |  Vienna, VA

+ Do you offer any discounts?

We offer family member discounts as well as seasonal discounts (promotions are regularly available on our website). We are also currently setting up a referral program! Please contact info@generationcode.com for more information.

+ How do I enroll my child in a program?

You can register for specific classes/camps on any of our location-specific pages under the "parents" tab in our main navigation bar.

+ Do you host other events or opportunities at your site for parents or families?

Absolutely! Generation Code holds a variety of events including speaker series, family-fun events, and code & tells. If you'd like to hold an event in our space, reach out to info@generationcode.com.

school programs
+ What does Generation Code provide?

We provide our engaging, effective curriculum, expert instructors, and program management. Our school partners are asked to provide computers, space, wi-fi, and the students. We also offer professional development programs and curriculum licensing.

+ What do schools need to provide for a Generation Code program?

For our school-based programs, schools need to provide: students, hardware (laptops or PCs), WiFi, and a large projector/monitor or SMART Board.

+ Is your curriculum aligned to national standards?

Our curriculum is aligned to Common Core Standards and to the Computer Science K-12 Framework.

+ What is the background of Generation Code instructors?

All Generation Code instructors are experienced developers with a passion for teaching. Each instructor has undergone an extensive background check and undergoes mandatory teacher training encompassing best practices in pedagogy.

+ Do you license your curriculum to schools and organizations?

Yes, we offer all six levels of our curriculum for licensing. Please reach out to partnerships@generationcode.com for more information.

+ Do you offer Professional Development programs for educators?

Yes, we offer the following Professional Development programs: computational thinking, Scratch, robotics, and web development. Program lengths range from 1-3 days (computational thinking, Scratch, & robotics) to two weeks (web development bootcamp). For more information, email partnerships@generationcode.com.