4-H Spartan Coding Camp

Students will spend the 4-days (2 weekends) learning how to code, develop and personalize their own website. MSU Extension is partnering with CodeNow and Code Nation, leaders in computer science instruction for high school students, to provide the course content, and manage the online work. Since 2011, CodeNow's workshops have taught more than 2,000 high school students how to code.

4-H Spartan Coding Camp will help you discover your passion for technology and enable you to continue practicing throughout high school. This course includes a four-day virtual summer camp and will feature evening engagement activities including career exploration. Whether you have prior computer coding knowledge, or have never even thought about it, you will gain valuable coding experience and skills. By the end of the camp, you will learn to develop with your own tech ideas; design and code a personal website from scratch! Specific coding languages taught during the program include HTML, CSS, JS, Ruby, Rails, and Github.

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, July 17 & 18, 2021 and Aug. 14 & 15, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET

Location: Virtually via Zoom.

Cost: $300 per participant made in two payments. First payment of $150 is due upon registration. The second payment will be due after July 1st pending possible grant funding.

Rates include program fees.

Target Audience: Rising high school freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors with an interest in learning computer coding and applying it to solve problems. 

Instructors: Our instructors are also practitioners. They know what works and what does not work in the real world. They’re constantly pushing to keep their knowledge on the cutting edge of what’s new and exciting.

All participants MUST complete their registration as members of Michigan 4-H for the 2020/2021 4-H program year, which began on Sept. 1, 2020. Returning 4-H members can re-enroll in Michigan 4-H, and new 4-H members can register for the first time by going to https://v2.4honline.com/ Youth who do not complete their re-enrollment or enrollment in Michigan 4-H will have their registration cancelled on July 12, 2021.

Scholarships:  Please contact your local 4-H Program Coordinator or local 4-H office to inquire about local funding opportunities.

Cancellation Fee:  There is $100 cancellation fee if camper cancels on or after July 13.

Camper Registration

Registration for 4-H Spartan Coding Camp is open.

Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on July 12, 2021.

There are 27 openings available.


Michigan State University is committed to providing equal opportunity for participation in all programs, services and activities. Accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting the event contact two weeks prior to the start of the event. Requests received after this date will be honored whenever possible.

Contact Information

For more information contact Christine Miller at 517-552-6905 or johns832@msu.edu.