505 E. Liberty, Suite LL500
“We teach kids programming with video games.”
Disclaimer: GameStart School is a sponsoring location on Ann Arbor with Kids. They have paid for an upgraded Location Profile.
GameStart School believes that kids can learn programming through video games.
The co-founders of GameStart School recently spoke at TEDxDetroit about their philosophy of teaching programming with games. The talk can be seen as part of the TEDxDetroit lifestream feed just before the 1hr:03 min mark, or in this excerpt provided by GameStart.
In addition to the on-site programming, GameStart School offers periodic programs at Ann Arbor District Library, Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, and after-school classes through Ann Arbor Rec & Ed.
Classes at GameStart School
GameStart School offers classes that teach kids who to program through the use of gaming. They offer their classes on Saturdays at their facility. Classes are offered in 6 week sessions. Each session is 90 minutes long. Some classes offered include Minecraft Engineering, Game Design, Computer Animation, Artificial Intelligence, and more.
Upcoming class sessions are October 25-December 6 and January 10-February 14. More information on the GameStart Fall Classes can be found in the Fall Class post.
Camp at GameStart School
During the summer GameStart School offers weeklong summer day camp. During each camp week, kids will create a game that they will get to take home to share with family and friends. Summer Camp includes programming time and a partnership with Saagara, an Ann Arbor based digital digital health company.
Birthday Parties at GameStart School
GameStart School offers birthday parties with themes from Minecraft to Portal 2 to Video Game Flashback, there are plenty of options. Birthday parties are held on Sunday afternoons. Birthday parties can accommodate up to 15 attendees.
Field Trips at GameStart School
GameStart School isn’t limited to just their classes, summer camps, and birthday parties. They also offer Field Trip programs for schools. They are also able to bring a program to schools either as a one-time enrichment or as an after-school series.Website: