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AkoVerse: BYOD - All Ages: Akoverse will turn you into a Drone Pilot and coding expert taking you on a journey through Neon Matrix, Space Station and onto mars.

PYTHON BLACK HAT: BYOD - Ages 10-12: In the first lesson of the Python course, we will be learning about syntax, comments, keywords and debugging. They are the foundation of any programming language, basic or advanced.

GAME DESIGN: BYOD - Ages 7-12: Students learn basic video game coding concepts by making different types of games, including racing, platform, and launching.

ART: BYOD - Ages 7-12: Students create animations, interactive artwork, photograph filters, and other exciting, artistic projects using code.

STORYTELLING: BYOD - Ages 7-12: Students use code to tell fun and interactive stories. Storytelling emphasises creativity by encouraging students to tell a unique story each day.

INTRO TO SCRATCH: BYOD - Ages: 7-9 Students go on a first journey through Scratch with four fun projects that introduce the core elements of Scratch and foundational coding skills.

PYTHON. GREY HAT: BYOD - Ages 10-14: In this course, you’ll learn more advanced programming practices than in black hat. This course builds off the skills you’ve learned in hacker black hat so make sure you’re really comfortable with that content first. In this course, you’ll also be introduced to soft skills.

LITERATI LAB - AI ART MOBILE APP: Girls All Ages! ...Unlock your creativity in AI Art. Dive into cutting-edge tools and techniques, blending artistry with artificial intelligence for mesmerising digital masterpieces. Unleash your imagination today!

Canturbury Uni April Holidays - 2 Day Game Design - 15th - 16th April

Cost: $230.00

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Early Bird Is Back! For a limited time we are offering 15% discount on all holiday programs for booking before the 22 March 

2 Day Early Discounts
2 Day Early Single 15%:  use code EARLYSING2
2 Day Early Siblings 21%:  use code EARLYSIB2

Siblings Discount
6%: use code SIBHOL

2 Day Program Information

We're really excited to get you started on your coding adventure!

We have some important information below, please make sure you read all details. If you are unsure on some of the details shown below, please also see our FAQS here akotech.nz/OurPrograms#faqs 

Date: 15th-16th April
Time: 9-4pm

Venue Address: Canterbury University, Arts Rd, Riccarton.

Room: Ernest Rutherford Building Room 260

NB: Check-in starts from 8.30am at the earliest. Please do not drop your child before this as we are not able to provide supervision. Main programme finishes at 4pm, with pick-up expected no later than 4.30pm as charges may apply. .

Program Information

Here's an overview of our 2 Day Program

Day One — We’ll get to know each other with some icebreakers and get to know and select our courses and groups. We start following structured lesson plans in text or block languages.

We have run around time for morning break, Lunchtime and afternoon.

Day Two — Continue on with structured learning of computer science concepts. At 3.30pm. Students will be asked to either carry on with their coding or come and learn from some of the others on the full program presenting their progress.

Presentations are reserved for 4 day students only depending on venue availability of resources. 

NB: Check-in starts from 8.30am at the earliest. Please do not drop your child before this as we are not able to provide supervision. Main programme finishes at 4pm, with pick-up expected no later than 4.30pm as charges may apply. .

General Information

CodeCamp starts at 9am and ends at 4pm.

Remember to bring your lunch. Please help us create a nut-free environment. We want to avoid any possible allergies.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Remember your sun cream. 

SUPER IMPORTANT: Students must have access to an email account at all times. You will need a Google Account for Gmail. If you are under the age of 13 we suggest setting up a family account, you can allow your children access to this account while on camp and then you may change the password after if you wish.

Please don't forget your Username & Password for Gmail. Students can use their School Gmail accounts but must be able to access the emails.

Please make sure to write down your login details if you have existing accounts with Scratch, Tynker, Gmail etc. and put them somewhere safe and bring them with you.

Important Notice

Please remember to bring your laptop. You don't need anything special or high spec, just something with WiFi. iPads and tablets can be used, but we do suggest a laptop as best.

If you are unsure on some of the details shown below like what device to bring etc, please also see our FAQS here akotech.nz/OurPrograms#faqs 

For other questions, feel free to email us at admin@akotech.nz. Please note we do get overwhelmed with emails and will endeavour to reply to yours, but you will generally be able to find the answer on the FAQ section above. 

Due to price increases, our two day programs do not receive t-shirts. We are however looking for another supplier.

And lastly...

Don’t forget your imagination and creativity!

For other questions, please check our FAQs at the bottom of the page here https://akotech.nz/OurPrograms. or feel free to email us at admin@akotech.nz. Parents are most welcome to drop in 15-20 minutes before the end of each day to see the awesome things we are getting up to!


Awesome thank you guys. They loved it, much more than any of the computer courses they have been to.
Maddi messaged me today ‘love it, can we go back next holidays’
Thank you, obviously you are doing great things with the kids. We will be back!"


"Thanks so much for all your hard work. Flynn really enjoyed his day with you today. I haven’t seen him so happy and engaged in a long time!
He can’t wait to come back and is keen to continue for the whole week."

Lucy B.

"the girls are loving it thanks Peter!!!
Let me know what after school options you have for term 4!"

Maire B.

"A great week had by the girls – they are keen on the next one already!"

Mark A.