2020 Summer Camp INFO
The 2020 X Kids Summer Camp will be 100% online this year.
Camp will consist of 3 major activities; Dungeons & Dragons, Programming, and Minecraft.
Dungeons & Dragons – A role playing game where you use your imagination to outwit bad guys, solve mysteries, explore dungeons, and ultimately save the world! We use a free program called Roll20 to provide a gameboard, player icons, spell effects and much more!
Programming – Consists of either Python or Scratch Programming lessons (depending on age)!
Minecraft – Campers join a server hosted by The X Kids and play various games and activities together. Such as Capture the Flag, Snow Ball Fights, and more!
Hardware & Software Requirements
- Windows or Mac Computer
- Internet Connection
- Minecraft (We can provide a temporary account if you don’t own Minecraft)
I signed up before Covid, what are my options?
- You can join our online summer camp which is running during the same weeks we originally planned.
- Note: If you’re not sure about the online camp, then feel free to try it out first!
- You can reserve your seat for next summer when we will be back as an in person camp.
If you have any questions or concerns then please contact us at;
Phone: (415) 503-8925
The X Kids Promise
For the last 8 years The X kids has brought STEM class to thousands of children. We have partnered with organizations like the Boys & Girls Club, The YMCA and Mission Graduates to name a few. No family has ever been denied access to our classes due to lack of funds. In a blink of an eye we have seen our young campers suddenly become junior counselors. This is both humbling and inspiring. We are proud to know that we have had a positive impact in a young person’s life. We love writing letters of recommendation and are thrilled when an X Kid gets accepted to his or her favorite school.
Every year The X Kids provides scholarships to youngsters whose family lives below the poverty line. We often offer scholarships to children who live in homeless shelters and/or families who qualify for free lunch at school. Now more than ever, we want to make sure we can continue in our promise to empower all students. This year we will be running online summer camp and our goal is to offer 20 scholarships. If you decide to sponsor a child you will be honored on our website as being an “X Kid dream maker.” You will receive a thank you note about one of the projects made by the child you are helping to empower.
If you would like to become an X Kids “Dream Maker” please send a check to 624 Masonic Ave SF CA 94117. Under memo you can simply indicate “sponsoring a camper” The suggested donation for a week long scholarship is $325. You can also send payment, via PayPal, to Xavier@thexkids.org. Now more than ever we need a place where children can have a slice of their childhood back. The X Kids believe that In times of darkness we need to become the light for others. Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated and you will be having a profound impact in a young person’s life.
From the bottom of our hearts,
The X Kids Team
Javier Serrato, Founder
Javier is a UC Berkeley graduate and has a master’s degree in education. He created The X Kids to bring technology to children.
Javier is ready to see the world made better by betting on the children who will lead us into tomorrow.
Chris Rudder, Instructor
Chris has 12 years of teaching and 5 years of programming and game design curriculum development experience.
Previously he worked at Microsoft training teachers to teach programming, but now he is very excited to get back into the camp culture!
If events outside of our control should occur families will be automatically registered into our online summer classes or they can reserve their spot for next summer. Families can also transfer their spot to another person.