Cracking the Code

Turn your app ideas into a reality.

Have you been swept up in the world of Among Us, TikTok, or other social media apps? Are you the next tech innovator? Explorers will discover the world of computer science and how to solve problems utilizing technology. Students will have the opportunity to learn from tech industry leaders, and put computer programming into practice to create their own adventures.

At a Glance


Dates: July 19 – 22

Who Can Apply?: 6th – 8th grade students

Program Length: Monday – Thursday

Program Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm (EST)

Program Tuition: $595

Location: Online – Zoom

*Courses carry no secondary school or college credit. Upon completion of the program, an official Wake Forest University certificate of achievement will be awarded to all Cracking the Code participants.

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What You’ll Explore

Topics Covered:

  • Computer Science
  • Business & Entrepreneurship
  • App Design
  • Coding & Programming
  • Career Exploration

Virtual Experiences:

  • Coding Lab
  • App Design Workshop
  • Game Design
  • Pitch Your Project
  • Networking & Career Exploration

*Virtual experiences are subject to change.

Cracking the Code Cost

Online | $595

Students Working together to Complete a STEM Lab
Unlocked iPhone to Show How Students Could Develop the Next Big App
Students Working Together on a Computer to Solve a Problem

A Day in the Life

  • 1:00 pm Explorers Log In 
  • 1:05 pm Introduction of Academic Partner & Group Icebreaker 
  • 1:15 pm Coding workshop
  • 2:25 pm Break
  • 2:30 pm Live lecture: Introduction to game design
  • 3:15 pm Explorer Q & A 
  • 3:30 pm Deacon Discussion – Break Out Rooms 
  • 3:55 pm Debrief 
  • 4:00 pm Explorers Log Off

*The “A Day in the Life” sample schedule is subject to change.