Boy sitting at a computer, honing his keyboard skills

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Face mask

Typing for Beginners

One three-week session 
June 21–July 9 
10 a.m.–12 p.m. 
Rising 4th through rising 6th graders

Arrival/dismissal zone: Yellow 

With an emphasis on fun and a track record of providing students with a foundational knowledge of touch-typing skills, this camp is a comfortable space in which to conquer the keys. A typical day finds students engaged in self-paced typing practice, relaxing breaks with popsicles, a change-up typing activity, and a final cool-down time with typing games. We utilize both as well as QwertyTown 2.0, winner of Ed Tech Digest’s prestigious Cool Tool Award for the second year in a row. Popular with kids and teachers alike, this program offers: 

  • A customizable avatar to dress and accessorize, using Qwerty Coins earned by completing lessons and sections—highly motivating! 

  • Adjustable accuracy and speed goals, providing a comfortable yet challenging learning zone. 

  • An orderly way to learn finger/key combinations—home row, top row, bottom row, and reach keys. Some students even master the numbers row. 

  • A chance to earn medals, play head-to-head typing challenges, and share notes through a class email. 

  • A one-year subscription to QuertyTown to continue using at home. 

Make this the summer to join the fun, make new friends, and learn to type! 

Sample Daily Schedule

10–10:30 a.m.

Typing practice

10:30–10:50 a.m. Break
10:50–11:15 a.m. Typing practice
11:15–11:30 a.m. Break
11:30–11:40 a.m. Typing activity

11:40–11:55 a.m.

Typing games
11:55 a.m.–12 p.m. Shut down and dismissal