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The Flatiron School ran a dev camp for teens out on the Main Line

At the pricey, two-week camp, the teens, as young as 13, learned the same curriculum as Flatiron's adult students.

At the Flatiron School's Summer 2015 Pre-College Academy at the Baldwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pa. (Courtesy photo)

The Flatiron School, the NYC company that runs dev camps for adults, rolled out its program for teens to 10 cities, including Philadelphia, this summer.
The pricey Pre-College Academy — it costs nearly $2,000 — is another program that’s taking advantage of the scramble to train youth in computer science. (On the other end of the spectrum is a program like Coded by Kids, which offers free programming classes to inner-city kids in Philadelphia.) Twenty teens, as young as 13, attended the two-week camp. Flatiron offered two types of scholarships, including one for young women, which two girls from Pennsylvania (Chester and Quarryville) won, said Flatiron president Adam Enbar through a spokeswoman.
The camp was hosted at the Baldwin School, a private school for girls, in Bryn Mawr. Teachers from Flatiron’s NYC HQ and its Teach for America CS Fellowship ran the classes, teaching the same curriculum that Flatiron teaches their adult students.
This is Flatiron’s second program in Philadelphia. Earlier this year, it launched a remote dev education course.

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