Flying Start Coding Camps

Part of Flying Start’s mission is to develop life and job skills for students through the experience of doing real work. By learning to code, students not only learn an important skill, they can create change and devise creative solutions to problems. Coding and knowledge of computer science has become integral to the future job force. Flying Start offers two coding courses for students: Coding Camp for Kids (ages 10-14) and iOS App Development 1 (ages 15-18).

Coding Camp for Kids: Learn to Code with Swift

If your child (age 10-14) would like to learn to code in Swift, the language of Apple (iOS, macOS, watchOS, and iPadOS), join Karrin Burns for Flying Start Fall Coding Camp for Kids!

In this camp, students will use iPads and Swift Playgrounds to learn the foundations of coding. Students will also be able to practice their skills with robotics (Dash and Sphero), and we will even collaborate to create an app to submit to the App Store.

An iPad (Generation 5 and higher) with Swift Playgrounds (free on theApp Store) is required. If student does not have an iPad, I will provide a new iPad (Generation 6, 32 GB) with software preloaded for the student for an additional price of $350 ($329 + tax = $350). The student will keep this iPad. Please make sure to select this option at checkout.

When: Mondays, 3:45PM – 5:45PM September 9, 2019 through October 28, 2019.

Where: Sugar Beet Schoolhouse, 349 Ashland Avenue, River Forest, Illinois

Who: Kids ages 10-14 with no coding experience (or beginner level)

Cost: $300 per student with own iPad; $650 per student if you would like a new iPad provided (student keeps iPad and preloaded apps).*

Free Flying Start tee-shirt for Coding Camp attendees!

iOS App Development 1

This class is for students ages 15-18 who have no prior coding experience. We will start from the beginning, learning the foundations of Swift, the language of Apple (iOS, macOS, watchOS, and iPadOS). At the end of the 8-week course you will have a strong foundational knowledge of app development, and be on your way to building your own iOS apps. This class meets 4 hours/week: there is a 2-hour in-person session and a 2-hour online component that is accessible on the student’s schedule. This class is the first in a 2 part series; iOS App Development 2 will be offered in Winter 2020.

A MacBook with Xcode (free on theApp Store) is required. If student does not have a MacBook, I will provide a new MacBook Air (13 inch, 128 GB) with software preloaded for the student for an additional price of $1170 ($1099 + tax = $1170). The student will keep this MacBook. Please make sure to select this option at checkout.

When: 4 hours/week. Tuesdays, 3:45PM – 5:45PM September 3, 2019 through October 26, 2019. Weekly 2-hour online sessions are accessible at anytime during the course.

Where: Sugar Beet Schoolhouse, 349 Ashland Avenue, River Forest, Illinois

Who: Students ages 15-18 with no previous coding experience

Cost: $500 per student with own iPad; $1670 per student if you would like a new MacBook Air provided (student keeps MacBook Air and preloaded apps).*

* Two tuition-free opportunities for each session available (based upon financial need).  Please contact Karrin Burns at karrin@GetAFlyingStart.com.

Registration instructions: Registration closes on September 8 or when class is full. Please fill out the form first, then make your selection and click the Buy Now button to proceed to payment.

Coding Camp and App Dev 1 Registration

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Karrin Burns is a licensed teacher with 10 years teaching experience, and has developed two apps with her students. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator (Class of 2017) and a member of the Apple Developers Program. See Karrin’s apps the App Store: