Code Academy

Code Academy 

Code Academy is an extension of the digital Club, Club NEXT. This program offers participants an in-depth exploration into coding concepts and app design. Participants will engage in critical thinking, project-based learning, and grow their skills with technology. All courses are limited to 15 students to allow better coaching from the staff. 

Coding Concepts

Students learn coding concepts through hands-on learning in the classroom, a gamified learning platform, and instructor-led coaching. 

App Design

Using the App Design Workbook from Apple, students will learn to design process used to create and develop new apps. Students are challenged to identify an issue in their community and to create a solution in the form of an app.

Code Academy Summer 2022

Check out our highlight video from Summer 2022!


School-Based Clubs

Our Code Academy school-based Clubs take place inside of the specific school during different times of the day. Some of our Clubs have been during the school day, and some have been after school.

Interested in hosting a school-based Club? Email Melissa Smith at to get the conversation started! 

Schools we have worked with so far include:

-Shwab Elementary (5th grade)
-Glengarry Elementary (3rd-4th grade)
-LEAD Cameron (9th-12th grade) 
-New Hope Academy (3rd-6th grade)
-East Nashville Magnet Middle School (8th Grade)

Summer Camps

Our Code Academy summer camps are week-long immersive learning experiences for youth in grades 5th-12th. Camps focus on coding concepts and app design and culminate in an end-of-summer app pitch competition. 

Click on View More under desired week of camp to enroll/update Virtual Membership & Book Coding Camp Session. 

Check out our offerings for summer 2023: 




Code Academy FAQs


What does Code Academy cost?

Code Academy is entirely free for all students! Whether you are participating in our summer camp or school based Clubs all students get the experience at no cost. 

Do I have to have experience to sign up?

We welcome students from all levels of experience; beginners, intermediate, advanced! Code Academy is expanding to offer additional courses to meet the needs of different levels of experience. 

Do I have to have my own computer?

Boys & Girls Clubs will provide all necessary equipment for the courses. 

How do I begin?

Sign up! The registration form above is for the summer camps that will begin in June 2022. These camps are in-person and in both Davidson & Williamson counties. 

We are also hosting a wide variety of online coding courses and programs you can access from anywhere. Curious? Head over to the Million Hours of Code page to begin exploring! 

How can I bring this to my school/organization?

If interested in hosting a Coding Club, send an email to Melissa Smith, Director of Virtual & Blended Learning. The team is excited to expand our reach to more youth in the Middle TN area! 

Melissa Smith:

What grades can participate?

We are now able to work with students grades K-12 in school-based Clubs, and summer courses are open to students grades 5-12.