Canada’s #1
Computer Camp
For Kids

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Help your child learn the fundamentals of computer science and reveal the secrets of video game design with Real Programming 4 Kids. It all starts with a free, 45-minute assessment class online or at our in-person locations. Contact us today to schedule your child's free trial class!

The free trial class serves as an introduction to coding using keywords, typing blocks of code to achieve what students want. Our top instructors will provide a window into the world of mathematics and problem solving in computer science, all while working on a real video game. Coding is a blast!

This class will allow students and parents to learn more about us, what education we provide, and how this education can benefit your child's future. The free trial class also gives us perspective on your child, and allows us to recommend them for the most suitable course for their ability and experience.

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4-Student Maximum

Our computer classes have a maximum of 4 students per instructor. We offer personalized care and instruction that is second to none. No student minimums in any class - if you register your child for a programming class, it will run.
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Year-Round Classes

We operate summer computer programming camps and weekly school season classes which means the learning and the fun never stop! Inquire about our next session and book a free trial class for your child any time of year!

21+ Years Experience

We've been offering programming courses since 1999 throughout Canada. There's nobody in the industry that boasts a track record as long and successful as ours. Read the testimonial below to see the kind of impact we've had on our students.
Kenn Sippell
Senior Software Design at Bing.com

I was a student of RP4K in the 90s. I'm 30 years old now with a life based around programming. I continued to build video games independently for years after RP4K and even successfully sold a few.

Most recently, I left my role in a Senior Engineering position at Microsoft's Bing.com to pursue various startups including a video game startup. I’ve been thinking about RP4K lately and how much it changed my life. I’m mostly just feeling some nostalgia and a lot of gratitude and wanting to thank you guys for the opportunities you provided me.

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Real Instructors

Each RP4K instructor is a post-secondary student, specializing in Computer Science or Computer Engineering. Our instructors are able to give students the inside track on expectations as a programmer in high school and beyond.

Real Math

Without math, video games wouldn’t exist. Each course is like a hidden math lesson. All of our courses apply math from simple counting of integers right up to 3D vectors and trigonometry. Who knew math could be this fun?
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Real Fun

Teachers often say it's tough to compete with video games. So we don't. We use them to a student's advantage. But let's face it, when you're a kid you just want to have a good time! Our classes are informal and relaxed, but most of all, FUN!
Robert Herjavec
CBC Dragons' Den & Shark Tank ABC

Thank you again for five years of great Game Programming courses, amazing students and cool instructors. These last five years have been outstanding Computer Programming learning experiences for my son Brendan.

I highly recommend Real Programming 4 Kids to other parents, who want to channel their child or teen’s current interest in Video Games into a marketable skill in today’s world of high tech and a large Video Game industry.

Mason MacKinnon [Student]
Mason MacKinnon [Student]
14:12 13 Aug 21
Marvin Colebrooke
Marvin Colebrooke
01:12 24 May 21
Wonderful place. Wonderful people!
Eric Luedtke
Eric Luedtke
21:17 31 Mar 21
My daughter has been using this programme for 5 years now, and consistently through the past 2 years. She just loves it! It's been helping with her math and science marks, and teaching her a good, in depth understanding of coding. She's gone from doing art as a hobby to considering how her work can be used in such things as game design. She's no longer just a passive consumer of media but now sees our computer as an active piece of equipment in the same vein as her kayak, bicycle and drafting station. RP4K does an excellent job of facilitating this, adapting to her atypical learning challenges, and presenting a very professional online learning interface, which is FAR beyond the Board of Ed. product she has to use. I would recommend this to any parent who wants to give their children the tools needed to thrive in a rapidly changing world, in a format that makes acquiring them the highlight of their week.
Erika Graffunder
Erika Graffunder
22:27 10 Feb 21
I can not recommend RP4K highly enough. I would give them 6 out of 5 stars if I could. When my son asked to try a programming class, I had no idea of the journey he was about to embark on. He is learning practical skills in a programming language used by professionals and loving every minute of it. Zander leaves programming class beaming most days about what he has been able to achieve. This practical, hands-on series of classes is fantastic for the curious mind. It is the perfect course to allow for online engagement in a meaningful way. Zander has completed 3 courses to date and continues to climb up the ladder with the aspiration to eventually be able to create his own game from scratch. The course instills confidence in a practical skill and in math. In addition to being a great program for kids and providing me with a report card to help understand progress, RP4K have been exceptional communicators across the board, Thank-you RP4K! I recommend you every chance I get!Erika
Legend Requium
Legend Requium
03:18 15 Jan 21
My 8 year old son is on his third program with Real Programming 4 Kids and he is loving it! It is the highlight of his week and he is learning so much, making new friends, and using his coding skills in everyday life. I was very impressed with how quickly and seamlessly RP4K was able to transition from in person to online classes. The continuity of the program was very important for my son during the pandemic. While we were happy with the in person classes, we definitely find the online program works for us. My son is able to maintain his program and communicate with his online friends despite the provincial shutdowns, and the quality of the instruction and the program itself is exactly the same. I would highly recommend this program. The customer service is wonderful, the approach is very personalized and it is a fun, fantastic learning opportunity. On a personal note, a giant thank you to RP4K for all the effort you put in to keep our kids coding! During a difficult time, RP4K provided a positive outlet to keep my son connected to his friends.
ESTELLE CHAPINKER
ESTELLE CHAPINKER
16:43 04 Jan 21
Julian, age 10, has been enrolled with RP4K for three courses. He has completed classes both in-person, and virtually, with RP4K.Julian had very much enjoyed his first class which had been in-person, and was impressed with how seamlessly RP4K pivoted last March to an online platform. He now prefers this platform. He loves that RP4K offers proper Programming courses, and not simply Coding classes. Each lesson is a mini maths, and science class within the game. Also currently in development are specialized maths courses for Programmers.The students are evaluated prior to placement and RP4K groups students by ability. RP4K is clearly highly selective in their hiring because not only are all of the instructors subject matter experts, they’re skilled in teaching children. It’s one thing to be a good communicator with adults but it’s a gift to be skilled at teaching children. Instructors make classes fun, and engaging by taking mini lessons such as calculating the slope of a line for students at age 9, and making that skill applicable to the child’s interests.RP4K truly offers a unique experience with the depth, breath, and fun that young minds crave.
Paul Teitelman
Paul Teitelman
20:44 26 Aug 20
Booked one of their free online coding classes for kids for my cousin and he absolutely loved it!! He's hooked now and signed up for one of their coding courses.Really great accessible material and all the teachers and course instructions were super helpful and very responsive.Highly recommended keep up the great work!
Ahsan Baloch [Student]
Ahsan Baloch [Student]
01:58 16 Jun 19
Carmelita T
Carmelita T
17:51 22 Jan 19
London Location: Our child has been attending RP4K and is in his second year. He really loves coding and wants to build a career around it. As a parent there is great value in these programs --- and we thank RP4K for their flexibility as our child is also an athlete which means we have to reschedule from time to time for competitive sports activities.
R R
R R
16:17 07 Dec 18
Since 2011, our son and daughter have taken 10 courses each with RP4K at two different locations. The courses are very well designed and the instructors have all been wonderful. The admin team at RP4K are focused on ensuring clients have a positive experience and they always go the extra mile - they have been really good to us. Our kids have taken computer programming in school now and are miles ahead. Our experience with RP4K has been a full 5 stars over 7 years - we recommend RP4K very highly. Its simply one of the best things we've done for our children.
pema lai
pema lai
17:44 29 Jun 18
I would rate RP4K and Rob for 6412 stars if I could!!!!! I took a course of Visual Basic Pizza Bandit and it was perfect for a beginner like me. Rob was an excellent instructor. He made the instructions very clear. It was very fun!!! I will definitely join more courses in the coming months.
Chengdu China
Chengdu China
20:35 13 Jun 18
RP4K is very useful and helpful for my son to get in the University of Waterloo computer science program. My son learned C# and had a wonderful time in an educative environment. This course improved his creative thinking through the game he developed by encouraging him to add unique features.
Daniel DuPlessis
Daniel DuPlessis
01:02 31 May 18
We have two kids who have been on regular enrollment at R4PK for a few years now, so I think we are in a position to judge the effectiveness of the program.My twelve year old son is a strong programmer by now after moving through various languages (VB, C#, C++, Java) and has built enough of a foundation that enables him to pick up new languages (like Javascript) on his own quickly. My younger son is still working through the intermediate courses but has gotten a love for the visual design.My sense is that the program presented by RP4K is effective due to interesting projects (the games line up with what most kids like), small classes and excellent instructors.Both my wife and I are in technical fields and we could have attempted to teach our kids ourselves, but I think there are things that are just done better in a structured class setting.For our boys we prioritized the in-school term programs above the summer camps (although we do the odd summer camp too), although we know parents who do it the other way. But either way, to build strong programming skills, we believe that it is best to sustain this over multiple years and frequent (weekly) exposure. So there is value when taking this path to try and sustain it and see it as a multi-year investment.The tuition can be costly, but given the doors that it could open, I feel it is a sound investment.So I give this a 5 out of 5.
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Real Programming

We're thrilled to see so many fun video game design camps being offered these days. However, most camps use drag-and-drop game making software, requiring minimal programming knowledge. We only teach REAL programming - just like the pros!
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INDUSTRY STANDARD LANGUAGES

Learn video game industry standard programming languages such as Visual Basic, Python, Java, C#, C++ and Unity. We’re proud to offer a challenging learning environment for all skill levels, with all the fun of video games!
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We offer a FREE Trial Class so you can check out what we're all about and gauge your level of interest. Even better, we can find the right fit for your child to help ensure their success. Finding the right class for your child is our #1 priority.

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