Coding Campology

Coding Campology has arrived at the Discovery Center!

From coding to robotics to supply chain management, Coding Campology programs are designed to help students in grades 3-12 explore various aspects of technology. Our goal is to teach campers to utilize the technology that exists today so they will be able to incorporate it into their future careers.

Schedule (locations vary):

June 1-5: Cyber Ambassador Boot Camp
June 8-12: These Are The Droids You’re Looking For
June 15-19: These Are The Droids You’re Looking For
June 15-19: The Maker’s Coding Lab
June 15-19: Code Like a Girl

[Note: Coding Campology is the new name for the summer Code Camp program previously run by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce “Rutherford Works” division from 2015 to 2019. Beginning in 2020, the Discovery Center has incorporated the program into its Campology lineup.]

Cyber Ambassador Boot Camp
June 1-5

Cost: $300/camper
Grades: 9-12
Location: Stewarts Creek High School, 301 Red Hawk Pkwy, Smyrna, TN

Campers will learn how to think like a cyber-attacker so that they can defend against cyber attacks. This camp will also lend hands-on experience to their resume for those looking to a future in the cyber field. A virtual portfolio will be created documenting the students’ accomplishments throughout the course.

Campers will learn the following skills:

  • Cipher and algorithm creation
  • How to encrypt and decrypt messages while they are in destination
  • Network security
  • Physical security
  • Port scanning
  • The concepts of ethical hacking
  • The basics of Command Line Interface on Windows and Linux (Kali)
  • The basics of the Python, Java, C# and Swift programming languages
  • The fundamentals of cryptography


These Are The Droids You’re Looking For
June 8-12 or June 15-19

Cost: $300/camper
Grades: 6-9, boys
Location: Stewarts Creek Middle School, 400 Red Hawk Blvd, Smyrna, TN

Campers will experience the exciting field of robotic design, construction and coding! They’ll learn basic circuitry, mechanical and coding skills as they play through a series of robotic challenges.

June 8-12 – REGISTER» 

June 15-19 – REGISTER» 

The Maker’s Coding Lab
June 15-19

Cost: $250/camper
Grades: 3-5
Location: Barfield Elementary School, 350 Veterans Pkwy, Murfreesboro, TN

Campers will explore the world of computer science through various coding activities and hands-on physical computing!


Code Like a Girl
June 15-19

Cost: $250/camper
Grade: 6-8, girls
Location: Rocky Fork Middle School, 100 Thunderstorm Lane, Smyrna, TN

Campers will explore the world of robotics through a variety of challenges including building their very own autonomous robot!


General Camp Information:

Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Drop off: 8:45 – 9 a.m.
Pick up: 3 – 3:15 p.m.

Wait List

If the camp week you would like is full, you may register on our wait list. If a spot becomes available, we will contact you. WAIT LIST REGISTRATION»