Kids Coding Camp

Summer Camp 2024!

Panda Programmer is happy to announce our Summer Camp(s) for Summer 2024! Our in-person summer programs are a mixture of coding, fun, and exploration! Located across Montgomery County, Maryland —  in Gaithersburg and Silver Spring, we’re aiming to have yet another Summer of Fun. 

Summer Camp Sessions are 5-days long, Monday – Friday, from 9am – 4pm. Our camp caters to students who are rising 1st through 8th graders. Aftercare services will be offered at additional cost, lasting from 4pm – 6pm. Further details below

Photos of our previous years’ camps

A look into our 2021 Covid-Safe Camp!

Structure & Activities!

While the majority of the day may be spent coding, it’s important to not spend the entire day in front of screens! Throughout the day, students will be able to partake in a wide variety of activities away from computers, including:

  • Lunchtime
  • Outside Activities
  • Inside Break Time & Games
  • Learning the ukulele
  • Playing Chess

Camp Locations and Dates

We are looking forward to holding camp at two different locations — Gaithersburg and Silver Spring.  Ours is one of the best summer camps in Maryland.

Gaithersburg:  Pathways Baptist Church at 200 West Diamond Avenue

Silver Spring:  Good Shepherd Episcopal Church at 818 University Boulevard West

StartEndGaithersburgSilver Spring
6/176/21Pathways Baptist ChurchGood Shepherd Episcopal Church
6/246/28Pathways Baptist ChurchGood Shepherd Episcopal Church
7/17/5Pathways Baptist ChurchGood Shepherd Episcopal Church
7/87/12Pathways Baptist ChurchGood Shepherd Episcopal Church
7/157/19Pathways Baptist ChurchGood Shepherd Episcopal Church
7/227/26Pathways Baptist ChurchGood Shepherd Episcopal Church
7/298/2Pathways Baptist ChurchGood Shepherd Episcopal Church
8/58/9Pathways Baptist ChurchGood Shepherd Episcopal Church
8/128/16Pathways Baptist ChurchGood Shepherd Episcopal Church
8/198/23Pathways Baptist ChurchGood Shepherd Episcopal Church
Panda Programmer Locations

Summer Camp Pricing

Camp Sessions

Panda Programmer Coding Camp sessions are one week in duration, from Monday through Friday. In 2024, we will be offering 10 One-Week Sessions at each of our locations throughout the entire MCPS Summer Vacation!  (and YES, we are open on July 4th)

As with previous years, we will be offering full-day and half-day sessions. Each sessions lasts a week, with full-day lasting 9am – 4pm, whereas half-day has the choice of morning (9am – 12pm) or afternoon (1pm – 4pm). Additionally, this year we will be offering Aftercare once more, available from 4pm – 6pm at an additional cost.

Summer Camp Costs

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Full-Day Camp is $499/Session
Half-Day Camp is $314/Session
Aftercare is $90/Session

Discounts & Early Bird

There are multiple discounts available for parents! With our 1-week sessions, parents are able to customize their camps to fit their summer plans — receive a 10% discount for each camp past the first! Additionally, each sibling beyond the first enrolled will receive a 10% discount.


Summer Camp Discounts

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10% Off Sibling Discount!
10% Off Multiple Camp Discount!

Summer Camp Curriculum

Our Maryland summer camp curriculum is our typical Panda Programmer class curriculum, which consists of the following topics:

Scratch JR

Scratch Jr is a great introduction to block programming and logical thinking for our younger students (typically grades 2 and below) to get the knack of programming. These younger students do not need to type in order to master the topic


Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and website targeted primarily at children to help learn code. Users of the site can create online projects using a block-like interface. The service is developed by the MIT Media Lab, has been translated into 70+ languages, and is used in most parts of the world. It is fully a “real programming language” and features variables, boolean logic, functions, operators, and powerful graphics capabilities

Advanced Scratch

Advanced Scratch continues the Scratch curriculum to build upon previous lessons to create a solid programming foundation. It continues to explore kids creativity in creating bigger and better games, introducing more concepts such as functions and implementation of physics.


Coding and computer science is challenging and fun, but when our students use their programming skills to control physical machines like robots, their sense of accomplishment reaches entirely new levels.


Python is a high-level and general-purpose programming language. Python’s design philosophy emphasizes code readability and efficiency. Python is the programming language of choice for many professional computer programmers


 Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard markup language for documents designed to be displayed in a web browser. JavaScript is a scripting language used to create and control dynamic website content, including animated graphics and interactive forms

For a more detailed description of all curricula, please visit our Curriculum page!

Covid Safety Protocols:  Panda Programmer takes Covid and Covid safety seriously.  We will evaluate recommendations from the federal, state, and county levels as we formulate our approach to Covid for summer 2024.  Feel free to ask us for more details.  

Questions? Feel free to e-mail us at or call us at 443-26-PANDA.

To register and sign up for our classes or camps Click Here