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4-H Spartan Coding Camp

Dates: Sunday, July 7, 2019 - Thursday, July 11, 2019

Location: Shaw Hall on MSU Campus

Cost: Varies based on camper type and 4-H membership

  • Residential campers: $995 
  • Commuter campers: $845 
  • Current Michigan 4-H members receive a $20 discount.

Target Audience: Rising high school freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors with an interest in learning computer coding and applying it to solve problems. Students should bring their own laptop for use during the course. A limited number of laptops are available for students who do not have their own.

Program Details: Students will spend the week learning how to code and develop an application to solve a technical problem that they define. MSU Extension is partnering with CodeNow, a leader in computer bootcamp 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.

The 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 one-week residential summer bootcamp followed by 60 hours of self-paced online work to hone your coding skills. 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 an application from scratch; and attract users for your product! After the camp is over, you will continue to learn and practice at your own pace with our online lessons. Specific coding languages taught during the program include HTML, CSS, JS, Ruby, Rails, and Github.

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.


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