Young Explorers Workshops

Young Explorers Workshops teach young students the basic principles of art and technology as they create their own rudimentary video games, animations, robotics, and more. Whether your child figures out every trick in a particular video game, expresses creativity through arts and crafts, or just wants to know how things work, these workshops are sure to inspire as well as excite!


  • Duration: One week
  • Hours: M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
  • Tuition: $699
  • Subjects: Video Game Programming, Art and Animation, Game Design, Engineering, Music and Sound Design


Young Explorer Workshops are one-week workshops at Overlake Christian Church's campus (9900 Willows Rd NE, Redmond, WA 98052).

Schedule and Tuition

Schedule for 2017

Young Explorers Workshops hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Students should arrive no more than 30 minutes prior to the start of class. There are free optional after-workshop activities most days from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Young Explorers Workshops Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
  A B A B A B A B
Exploring Game Design n/a n/a n/a n/a
Exploring Art and Animation n/a n/a n/a n/a
Exploring Robotics n/a n/a  n/a FULL
Exploring Programming and Logic n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Exploring Sound n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Young Explorers Workshops are offered during the following one-week periods. Workshops marked "n/a" are not being offered during that session.

Session 1
A: June 26 - June 30
B: July 3 - July 7

Session 2
A: July 10 - July 14 
B: July 17 - July 21

Session 3
A: July 24 - July 28
B: July 31 - August 4

Session 4
A: August 7 - August 11
B: August 14 - August 18


The total cost for each Young Explorers workshop is $699 (which includes a $50 non-refundable registration fee and $145 non-refundable deposit). Registrations without a deposit are subject to cancellation.  Price includes daily lunch and snacks. Applications sent after April 30, 2017, must be accompanied by the full workshop fee in order to secure a seat.

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