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5 Virtual Camps for 9 Year Olds During School Holidays

Due to the global pandemic, many parents are now looking for online options for their kids during the school holidays. At FunTech we can help with our range of virtual camps that are perfect for 9-year olds with curious minds and a love of technology.

Here’s just a small selection of what we’re offering this year for 9-year olds. Please note, we also run after school virtual programs too, which are proving extremely popular at the moment.

1. Minecraft with Mods

This creative and fun Minecraft virtual camp is perfect for 9-year olds.  The class is packed full of learning, experimentation, problem solving and creativity. Once your 9-year-old has mastered the secrets of Minecraft such as brewing potions and conquering the Nether – they will learn how to Mod a variety of different items that will take their Minecraft skills way beyond the basics.

2. Scratch Coding

Whilst the theory and logic of coding has remained the same for decades, methods have evolved significantly. Our Scratch virtual camp is ideal for 9 year olds who are new to coding. Scratch is a fantastic visual-based coding editor which enables children to create fun animations, interactive stories, games, sounds and much more! It’s the perfect introduction to coding and computational thinking that makes coding for kids seriously fun!

3. Minecraft Engineering (with Redstone)

Your 9-year-old will start this virtual camp by learning how to use Redstone energy to create the different logic gates. They will then learn how these logic gates can be combined to create different circuits and complex electronic items such as calculators, elevators and more. They’ll use all the skills they learn to design and build an amazing adventure course full of challenges, surprises and puzzles that players must navigate through!

4. Roblox Game Developer

We take the popular gaming platform Roblox to teach digital skills and programming concepts to 9-year olds. Whether your kid is new to Roblox or a regular gamer, they will learn how to create an obstacle course and kart racing game during a fun week of experimentation, creativity and real-world physics.

5. Indie Game Developer

These online virtual camps for 9-year olds are more focussed on app development but is also a great introduction to game design. We use hands-on exercises and projects to teach your child the skills and techniques required to design and build an interactive game. They’ll get an introduction to core coding concepts and learn how to export and publish their game on the web.

How it works

FunTech’s virtual camps for 9-year olds are in real-time classes and not pre-recorded seminars. Your child simply logins, view the schedules, and can get started learning in a virtual classroom.

Our expert tutors will lead your child through the course content, meaning there is real-time feedback. The FunTech tutors are live and always on hand to help and analyse your child’s progress.

Kids are able to ask questions, hear the answers, and more:

  • Instant audio and text communication
  • Ability to chat with the class or privately to a tutor
  • Kids can follow tutors through the course and see practical demonstrations
  • Screen sharing and remote access available
  • A maximum of 12 students per classroom for focussed lessons
  • Immediate and intuitive feedback from tutors.

With classes being very small it means our tutors can give your child the attention needed to truly learn how to code and master other technical disciplines.

The FunTech tutors are able to see your 9-year old’s screen constantly so can guide and step in at any point. It also means they can focus on helping your child if they start to get distracted, or complete tasks before their classmates.

It’s what sets our virtual classes apart from so many others – it’s real time, with real tutors, and real classmates. You can’t learn in a better environment than that.

Handy Hint: Read our guide to the benefits of virtual learning in a fun and safe environment.

Need help?

To find out more or to just speak to a friendly member of staff about which virtual camp would best suit your 9-year-old, please contact us.