In the summertime, when the weather is hot... it’s a great time to learn to code! If you're a college student or a teacher with a summer break, you have tons of summer coding bootcamp options, as well as several code schools that continue their normal offerings in the summer months.

Wondering what a college student and a school teacher can do with coding skills? Tino went to Turing School after his freshman year in college and Rachel Warbelow went to Dev Bootcamp over the summer to build tools for her school (and teach her students to code). 

Check out your options and see if you can transform your summer vacation into something far more productive. 

Summer Programs

New York Code + Design Academy

NYCDA offers 2 week and 4 week summer code camps. The intensive program covers the fundamentals of web design in technologies like HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and Ruby and culminates in a final project and workshop. Classes run from June to July, and through August. 

Next start date: June 29

The Course Report community is eligible for a $500 scholarship to New York Code + Design Academy!  


Fullstack Academy

Fullstack Academy’s Summer of Code is a program uniquely designed for college students who want to supplement their education and build a strong portfolio of digital projects. The program condenses the 13 week Fullstack Academy course into less than 12 weeks. There are no technical requirements to join the program except for some light prep work. Current college and graduate students admitted to the program automatically receive a $2000 scholarship.

Next start date: June 8


Make School

The Summer Academy at Make School is an 8 week program focusing on product development for the iOS App Store. Students will learn to build and ship apps in Swift and hear from industry professionals. The top students from the Summer Academy will be automatically admitted into Make School.  

Next start date: June 22


Summer Cohorts

Recurse Center

The Recurse Center is a 12 week coding retreat in New York City. The program offers unstructured, self-directed, and project-based learning along with optional group activities. There are two summer “batches” of Recurse retreats running from May to August and July to September. The retreat is entirely free of charge.

Next start date: May 26



Metis offers their 12 week data science bootcamp from the end of June to the middle of September. With a host of industry professionals involved with the program, an intensive focus on relevant skills like Python and statistics, and partnerships with New York data science firms, Metis promises to transform students into entry-level ready data scientists.

Next start date: June 29

If you are a woman, part of a underrepresented minority group, or a veteran or member of the U.S. military, and a member of the Course Report community, you are eligible to receive a $2,000 scholarshiptoward your Metis tuition.


Flatiron School

From June to August, Flatiron School runs their usual web development immersive. The 12 week program focuses on Ruby on Rails and JavaScript. With 150 hours of pre-work and extensive additional resources outside of class, Flatiron School is a true intensive program that can take total beginners and turn them into professional developers.

Next start date: June 1


Tech Talent South

Tech Talent South is a program targeted for beginners. With its many campuses across the Southern United States, the 8 week program at TTS has flexibility for time and location. The summer session runs from June to August and July to September.

Next start date: June 15


Code Fellows

The 8 week Development Accelerators at Code Fellows are the perfect way to master a variety of technologies. Without even sacrificing your whole summer you can learn JavaScript, iOS, UX/UI, Python, or Ruby in Portland, Chicago, or Seattle.

Next start date: June 22



Located in beautiful Miami, Wyncode is the premier Ruby bootcamp in Florida. The 9 week program is open to students of all skill levels and features significant project based learning as well as local partnerships in a rising tech community and job placement at the end of the course. Wyncode has summer cohorts running from June to August.

Next start date: June 15


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