Frequently Asked Questions

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TCC FAQ

General Questions

What if my child has no prior experience?

Come on in! Many of our new students start with no experience. Our programs are designed for all skill levels, from beginners to advanced students.

How do I sign up for a free trial?

Visit our "Free Trial" page and fill out the short registration form - that's it! We'll contact you within 48 hours to schedule your free consultation and trial lesson.

Visit the following page to get started www.tokyocodingclub.com/free-trial/

What ages do you cater to?

We cater primarily to kids and teens aged 6-18, but are glad to work with anyone hoping to build a future career in tech!

How are your programs structured?

Students can choose from private lessons, group classes, tech workshops, and STEM camps depending on their time commitment and desired level of focus.

 

Group class students progress through our proprietary belt system focused on cultivating both core programming skills as well as a technology specialty. Along the way, they’ll earn rewards and recognition for their hard work.

Code Quest Camps FAQ

General Questions

What are the age ranges for campers?

Our camps welcome children aged 5 to 12 in Tokyo and 6 to 12 in other locations.

What languages are used at the camp?

All classes, activities, and interactions with instructors are in English. Depending on the camp we will have some staff who can communicate in Japanese.

Accommodation, Food, and Packing List

What should my child bring to camp?

After registration, you will receive a parent guide with a detailed packing list and other preparation details. Generally, children should bring personal items such as clothing, toiletries, and any necessary medications.

What are the accommodations like?

Accommodations vary by camp location. For example, in Iwate, campers will experience glamping in luxurious teepee-style tents and stay in maisonette-style rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Do the camps provide meals?

Yes, meals are provided at the camps. Please inform us of any dietary restrictions or allergies in advance.

Is transportation provided for the camps?

Yes, there will be transportation to and from Tokyo for Hakuba, Iwate, and Gunma camps.

Schedule, Activities, and Itinerary

What are the dates for the upcoming camp sessions?

For the most up-to-date info on our camp dates, please visit our camps page at www.tokyocodingclub.com/our-camps

What types of activities are included in the camps?

Our camps include a variety of activities such as coding lessons in Scratch, Python, Roblox, and Minecraft, as well as outdoor activities like hiking, swimming, fishing, and cultural excursions.

What is the daily schedule for the sleepaway tech camps?

Each day has a programming lesson as well as an outdoor activity. Here is a sample daily schedule:
· 7:00am-8:00am - Wake up
· 8:00am-9:00am - Breakfast
· 9:00am-12:00pm - Programming Lessons
· 12:00pm-1:00pm - Lunch
· 1:00pm-5:00pm - Outdoor activity (hiking, rafting, kayaking, water park, ropes course, etc...)
· 5:00pm-6:00pm - Shower/Clean up
· 6:00pm - 7:00pm - Dinner
· 7:00pm-9:00pm - Night-time activity (Game night, campfire, movie night, shaved ice, dance party)
· 9:00pm-10:00pm - Free time
· 10:00pm Lights out

Curriculum

Do you group campers according to their age and proficiency level?

We group the campers based on their age and coding skill level. At the very beginning of the camp, our counsellors will make an assessment of each camper and they'll determine their levels based on the result of the assessment.

Will campers learn new things at camp if they attended last year?

Yes, it would be worth attending camp again this year as we will be learning a new curriculum. None of the curriculum from last Summer will be repeated, and each week of camp will have unique curriculum and projects.

Camp Policy and Safety

How do you ensure the safety of the campers?

Safety is our top priority. We maintain a high staff-to-camper ratio, conduct background checks on all staff, and follow strict safety protocols. Staff are trained in first aid and emergency procedures.

What should be done if a camper falls ill during camp?

If a camper becomes ill, they will be isolated and cared for. We have procedures in place for various illness scenarios, including temperature monitoring and communication with parents. For serious cases, we will contact medical services and inform the parents immediately.

What is the policy on mobile phones and electronic devices?

Children are allowed to bring mobile phones and electronic devices, but they are collected nightly and not permitted during lessons or bedtime. Any devices found being used inappropriately will be confiscated.

Counselors and Staff

How many staff members are there per group of children?

We maintain a ratio of at least 1 teacher for every 7 students to ensure proper supervision and safety.

Who are the instructors? What are their backgrounds?

Our tutors are all professionals with backgrounds in Engineering and Robotics, with some currently pursuing their Master's degrees at Tokyo University. They have extensive experience teaching at camps and at TCC.

Booking Deadlines

When is the booking deadline?

As places are first-come, first-served, we recommend booking as soon as possible to secure your spot.

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