Coding Camps in HalifaxNova Scotia

Coding & Game Development | Youtube | Roblox & Minecraft | Kids learn while having fun! 

Extended care included at no additional cost ($150 value)Camps run from 9-4. Extended hours between 8 and 5

A Fun and Innovative Summer Camp experience conveniently located in Halifax

Weekly Enrollment Will Be Limited to Maintain a Safe Camp Environment

Safety is a Top Priority

 We willprovide a safe space for campers in light of Covid-19

Limited Enrollment

Reduced capacity to ensure safety, quality, and the overall camp experience this summer. 

Award-Winning Programs

Offering the most stimulating and innovative programs for kids of all ages and interests.

Flexibility and Free Extended Care

Weekly Sessions. New Themes every week. Free extended care. 

Adult-LedProfessional Staff

Low Ratios, professional friendly staff with computer backgrounds and summer camp experience. 

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Every Week is a New Theme

Weekly Enrollment Limited By Age Group for Safety and Quality

Skill Samurai Camps Offer Campers Powerful Experiences to Develop Confidence, Self-Expression, Empathy, Self-Esteem, and Interpersonal Skills.

Kids have a blast in our holiday camps, they also learn career-ready skills... Just don't tell them it's educational!

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Skill Samurai Prides Itself on Engaging Campers’ Learning Styles Using Compelling Summer Camp Activities and Immersive Experiences.

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Parents, Need a Break from the Hustle and Bustle of the School Year? Rushing All Over the Area? Constantly Scrambling?

Skill Samurai Camps presents new weekly themes and a variety of relevant technology, engineering, sports, arts, innovation, movement, and FUN! The Skill Samurai philosophy and approach to teaching is based on enrichment with a primary focus on experimentation, confidence-building, positivity, and character building. Beginners, intermediate, and experienced creators are all welcome!

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A Blend of Fun, Experimental Learning, Positivity, and Tradition

Designed to be a traditional day camp and an innovative art, science, technology-based program for students age 8-16, our camp provides a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive summer camp experience unlike any other. Skill Samurai STEM Summer Camp Programs are the finest in the Windham, NH area. Extended care is free and included, allowing both kids and parents alike to benefit from an enjoyable, convenient, and stress-free experience. For the past 6 years, our company has been delivering creative summer camps worldwide to over 10,000 students offering unique programming for the entire family.

Parents Camp Guide & FAQ's

  • Welcome Letter

    Dear Parents,

    Thank you for signing your child up this summer for our Skill Samurai! We have been working hard all year to create excellent content and train our amazing staff to ensure an unmatched camping experience for your child.

    Our camps are about more than just teaching coding; they are designed to bolster camper socialization skills and provide opportunities for leadership development through team building activities and group play.

    Great staff and content are important, but your child's safety is our primary concern. Our excellent student/teacher ratio, highly-trained staff, and program policies and procedures are all designed with this in mind. We look forward to providing a safe, educational, and FUN camp experience for your child this school holidays.

    Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

    Christine Hofmann
    Skill Samurai
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  • What to Pack?


    Backpack◼ Please label with camper's name.
    Medications◼ They must be turned into Camp Coordinator at check-in (includes prescription / non-prescription)◼ They must be in their original packaging/bottle◼ You will be required to fill out a Medication Authorization Form
    Closed-Toe Shoes◼ Campers will NOT be able to participate in running games without this footwear.◼ Feel free to send your camper with a pair of flip flops for indoor activities.
    Sun Protection◼ Sunscreen◼ Hat ◼ Sunglasses (optional)
    Water Bottle◼ We encourage our campers to drink between 5-8 cups per day.
    Snacks and Lunches◼ Please provide campers with snacks and lunch. Not all locations have access cafeterias. 
    ◼ Headphones.◼ USB stick or thumb drive to save their work◼ Mobile Devices. Students are welcome to bring their own mobile devices for use outside of camp class hours. Coding Camp is not responsible for lost of stolen devices. Students should only play games that are rated "E" during camp hours to protect curious younger children.

  • What does a typical day at coding camp look like?

    A typical day of camp looks like this:
    Check in between 8:45 and 9
    9:00-9:15 Mixer game to help the campers get to know each other.
    9:15-10:15 Computer time. (Since our classes are based on the abilities of the campers, not every camper will work on the same programs. We will do our best to make sure your child is learning, and having a great time. We will often try different learning platforms with the campers until we find the one that connects with them.)
    10:15-10:30 “Recess” Students step away from their computers, eat their morning snack and hang out. We offer board games and Ga Ga Ball for them to play during breaks. Weather permitting we head outside.
    10:30-12:00 Back on the computers
    12:00-12:30 Lunch
    12:30-1:00 Students hang out and play outside.
    1:00-2:00 Computers
    2:00-2:45 Group game/activity. We want the campers to be active and to get to know each other. We also want them to learn problem solving so they do STEM activities every day.
    2:45-3:00 Recess
    3:00-3:45 Back on the computers. During this part of the day we try to give students challenges based on what they are learning.
    3:45 Log out
    4:00 Pick up, or playing on your own devices until students are picked up.
    Students must be picked up prior to 5:00.
    Late parents will be charged $1/minute after 5:00 pm. No exceptions.
    Parents are encouraged to pick up their camper between 3:45 - 4:00 pm.
    Please alert your Camp Coordinator if you are running late.
    On the last day of camp, parents are invited to come to the classroom between 3:00 and 4:00 to see what their children have been working on.

  • Coding camp Check-in and Check-out

    Check-Out is 3:45pm – 4:00pmNo curb-side pickups. Parent/Guardian must come inside to check-out camper.Must show photo ID and be on the Check-Out Authorization Form.If your plans change and your camper will be picked up by someone not on the Check-Out Authorization Form, you must notify us in writing. Email your Camp Coordinator.Meds must be returned to the parent/guardian. They will not be sent home w/ campers.Late Check-Out PolicyParents will be charged $1/minute after 5:00pm.Any behavioural issues will be discussed at this time.Extended bare is complimentary and included. Parents may enroll campers into either the morning and/or afternoon extended care on a daily or weekly basis. For planning supervision, we highly recommended you include your extended care requirements during the registration process.Morning extended care begins promptly at 8:00 am each day.Afternoon extended care ends promptly at 5:00pm each day.

  • Coding Camp Behaviour Management Policy

    Level 1
    Arguing, swearing, refusing to listen, being inappropriate, personal space issues.

    1st incident:
    Time out, removal from activity or loss of privileges, followed by debrief.
    2nd incident:
    Time out, removal from activity or loss of privileges, followed by debrief. Meeting with Camp Coordinator and Summer Director. Brainstorm possible solutions. Phone call home to update parents to work on solutions together.
    3rd incident:
    Time out, removal from activity or loss of privileges, followed by debrief
    Phone call home by Camp Director and likely removal from camp*
    Level 2
    Violence (i.e. hurting others, self, or property); stealing or threatening violence.

    1st incident:
    Meeting with Unit Leader and Summer Camp Director to brainstorm possible solutions.
    Phone call home to parents/guardians and to work on solutions. Consequence and behavior contract or removal from camp*.
    2nd incident:
    Removal from camp*
    * Removal from camp
    Any camper removed from camp will need to be picked up from camp immediately by their parent. They will not be permitted to to finish out the day. They will be removed from all activities and wait with the Camp Director for your arrival. If you are unable to pick them up, a ride will be arranged with one of your emergency contacts.

  • Lost & Found

    As part of the daily routine, staff encourages campers to take responsibility for their belongings and will display Lost & Found.Any items left at camp after the session are kept at that location for 2 weeks. To claim lost items, please call/email your Camp Coordinator. Once camp has finished for the season, we will be unable to return lost items.
    Have a description of the item(s) including:
    camper's full namephone numbercamp session datesClaimed items will be held for two weeks and must be retrieved from camp. Please assist us with Lost & Found by labelling everything with your camper's full name. Valuables and meaningful items should be kept home for safe keeping.
    Skill Samurai is not responsible for any lost, stolen, or damaged items.

  • What is a Coding Camp?

    A coding camp is a great way to introduce your kids to computer science. Learning to code boosts creativity and the ability to solve problems. It helps kids view the world in new ways.
    Coding camps are generally small groups of kids that share a similar interest... Often the camps are conducted over multiple days, generally 2-5 days. It's not a sleep-over camp. Kids come to the campus each morning and are picked up at the end of each day. 
    Kids work in teams on special projects. We take regular breaks and unplug from devices with other fun learning activities. 
    We get it, all parents want their child to have every possible opportunity to succeed. At Skill Samurai our coaches are equipped to help your child thrive in the digital age.


  • How can Summer Camp can help my children thrive?


    Students attend school year after year with the same peers, which can lead to labelling and being 'stuck' with a particular perception. A child may become known as studious, quiet, etc., when, really, they can be boisterous in another setting. Children who go to day or week-long camps meet a whole other group of people in a different environment. Often times, a child will break out of his supposed categorization if given the chance.This can help your child grow and develop. 
    I’ve heard it a million times from campers: “I’m in my element” or, “I’ve found my people!” Students who interact with like-minded peers are able to easily build friendships (potential lifelong friendships) founded on similar interests. These relationships can lead to even more, as students are essentially networking, and have friends to call on when it comes to doing a side project, finding an internship, or even starting a new businesses with the friend they met at robotics camp or coding camp.If your child is obsessed with Smartphones, gaming, robotics or YouTube, enrol them in our upcoming summer camps… It might open a whole new world for them. 




  • Is this too much screen time? 


    Today's children spend more than 7.5 hours a day engaged with technology, which often takes the place of vital hands-on activities and socialization opportunities. Our camps are designed to be project based to encourage team problem solving… We also interrupt the tech sessions with plenty of fun “unplugged STEM activities” (Activities where we don’t use anything electronic). 
    Taking a break from technology allows children to:• Communicate • Develop teamwork and leadership skills• Build confidence by speaking and working with others• Reinvent themselves amongst new people
    Coding camps are a great way to keep your children engaged and learning, while discovering a healthy balance! 




  • What is the You Tube Creator Camp all about?


    If your child is anything like mine, they love watching YouTube on their Smartphone!
    The problem is, they spend hours on their devices for passive entertainment. 
    What if we could make screen time more educational? Teach kids to create, rather than consume.
    This School Holidays, why not enrol your child in our YouTube Creator Camp? 
    They’ll Learn:
    • Story Boarding, creative development• Teamwork and leadership, working together on a shared project• Confidence through public speaking (in front of the camera)• Problem Solving (working out technology and new software)

    They’ll have an amazing week of fun and learning!
    The Youtube creator camp is a great School Holiday Activity. 





  • Are your Coding Camp Staff Trained?


    Summer camp can be an exciting experience for most kids. 
    The problem is, how can you trust that the camp leaders are suitably trained or qualified? 
    At Skill Samurai, out Camp Leader training is as important as our curriculum. Your child’s safety and experience are paramount. 
    All team members must undergo rigorous training before they are allowed to work with your child. 
    Here are some of the training topics that we cover; 
    • Becoming a Youth Development Professional• Bullies and Targets• Mental, Emotional and Social Health (MESH)• Safe Touch & Safe Talk (Acceptable behaviour)• Helping Awkward Children Fit In• Autism Spectrum Disorder• Cross-Cultural Agility• Day Camp Dynamics• Cultural Competence in Youth Programs• Gender and Sexuality in Youth Programs• Programming For All (Differently Abled Youth)• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder• Preventing Gossip and Relational Aggression• Child Welfare and Protection• Cyberbullying and Sexting• Duty of Care• And more!
    Plus, all of our coaches are certified by STEM.org.
    As you can see, our training is comprehensive. At Skill Samurai, we believe in creating a fun and safe space for your child… That’s why we insist on world class development of our staff. 

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