Summer Camp Curriculum
In a span of just 3 weeks, camp participants cover a range of game development topics, including:
Game Programming (Stencyl ‘block-code’ for Beginners, Unity3D (C# for Intermediate and Advanced)
Game Art – creating, animating and importing art assets
Music and Audio Engineering – creating, editing, and importing audio
Teamwork; Collaborating with peers and professionals
Pitching and Presentation Skills
Other Highlights: Each summer camp features a Field Trip to local game studio, Industry Speakers (female role models!), and Special Presentations and Workshops offered by hosting Venue. eg: Virtual Reality, Game Engine Development
My daughter has never programmed before, is this camp right for her?
That’s A-OK! Our curriculum is designed to be flexible for all age groups and coding levels. Campers work in teams of 3-5, supported by a dedicated team counselor. Nearly 2/3rds of our summer camp attendees have limited coding experience, so your daughter will have plenty company :)
My daughter has extensive programming experience and has made several apps, is this camp right for her?
Fantastic! Making a team game is a great way for your daughter to flex her coding muscles, and help bring her team’s vision to life. There’s so much more to game development than programming alone - game design, art, animation, teamwork, even marketing and entrepreneurship!
do kids spend all day in front of a computer, coding?
Not at all. It’s summer! We take frequent breaks, have lunch outside the classroom and make sure we get some play time outdoors :)
what coding languages will my daughter learn?
Can my daughter team up with her friends?
Of course! Friends + Video Games = Best Summer Ever is literally our tagline.
we’re signed up and can’t wait! how can my daughter prepare for camp?
Check out the GMG Portal! Play some awesome games, especially those designed by GMG alumni (we may be biased but we think they’re super creative!). And if time permits, brainstorm some game design ideas, it’s always great to come prepared with something to share with your team :)
do you offer before/after care?
Yes we do, early care starts at 8:30, and late pick up goes through 5:30pm. Cost $10/day per service ($5) for families on financial aid. You’ll receive all this information by the end of May.
Do you provide lunch?
We do! Cost $10/day, ($5 for financial aid). We share the weekly menu along with curriculum/waivers/aftercare info.
will computers be provided?
We ask our participants to bring their own laptops, that way they get to take a copy of the game project home and continue to work on it. For those without a laptop, we’re happy to provide one at $5/day (50% off for financial aid students)
how big is your class size?
We cap our classes at 24, but our ideal class size is between 16-20.
Do you provide overnight accommodations?
Unfortunately not :( We’re a day camp, but who knows, maybe one day? :)