Summer 2013

Game Design for Kids: LITTLE BIG PLANET

GAME DESIGN CAMP FOR KIDS ENTERING 3rd - 6th GRADES

CAMP OVERVIEW

Using Little Big Planet and Spore Creator you'll learn the basic ins and outs of how to design video game worlds.

Camp features learning 3D game design and art and is great for kids that aren't ready to jump into Game Design 101.

This camp focuses on introductory game design skills. Campers are not required to know how to code and campers may enter any session of this camp without any prior video game design experience.

This camp program is designed for kids entering 3rd through 6th grades and provides materials for introduction and intermediate levels.

Each camp runs for 1 week, but it can be taken an unlimited number of times.

Tuition for Game Design for Kids Camp is $495 per session. That's $330 less per week then our local competitor's kids game camp!

Tuition for 1/2 day camp is $299 per session.

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GAME DESIGN FOR KIDS CAMP CALENDAR

Session NumberStart DateEnd Date Day Camp Offered
Session 1June 24June 28Registration Closed
Session 2July 1July 5Registration Closed
Session 3July 8July 12 OPEN SPOTS
Session 4July 15July 19Registration Closed
Session 5July 22July 26Registration Closed
Session 6July 29August 2Registration Closed
Session 7August 5 August 9OPEN SPOTS
Session 8August 12August 16Registration Closed

CAMP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Campers will work with Little Big Planet and Spore Creator to design and build worlds
  • Each day includes recreational swimming
  • Camp is offered for 5 days.
  • This camp may be taken multiple times
  • Campers participate in new projects each week
  • We offer a 1/2 day AM program that runs from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • We also offer a 1/2 day PM program that runs from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Full day camp runs for seven hours, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday - Friday. For parents needing some extra time, extended AM and PM programs are also available
  • Save with our discounts. We offer a number of discounts for early bird registration, multi-session (sessions 2-8), families and large groups
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    WHAT TO EXPECT

    Camps focus on game design and computer skills. We provide Introduction and Intermediate materials - we have you covered no matter your skill level.

    Our camps are designed for kids that are highly motivated to learn about video games - about 60% of the day is in a classroom. The day is broken up into five periods (including lunch), and an optional overnight or extended day program.

    Classroom & Hands-On Computer Lab (2 periods)
    More then 50% of the day is spent indoors working in the game lab. Each day camper are provided with AM and PM instruction and lab periods.

    Outdoor Activities (2 periods)
    Each day our campers spend time outdoors and play games such as capture the flag, kickball, 'Nurf War', and compete in water fights. Weather permitting, campers will have recreational swimming time.

    Lunch and Game Time (1 period and breaks)
    During breaks, and the lunch hour, campers get to play video and board games. We feature daily game competitions with Nintendo's SUPER SMASH BROTHERS and Ubisoft's JUST DANCE.

    LUNCH AT VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY

    Even if you're not staying overnight, hot lunch can be ordered at Villanova:
    Main Campus Camps offers all campers attending programs at Villanova University the option of a lunch meal plan. For campers in the overnight program, a hot breakfast and dinner are also provided.

    * Please note: the lunch fee at Villanova is $55 per week (this fee is set by Villanova University and is the same for all campers, regardless of age).

    EXTENDED DAY - MORNING & AFTERNOON CAMPS

    EXTENDED MORNING CAMP
    It's time to wake up - Mornings are awesome at Main Campus!
    The Extended Morning Camp Program is an extension of the full day camp. Each day your child will have the opportunity to hang out in our lab where they can play games or work on exciting projects. The AM program also includes entry into our AM tournaments for: knock-hockey; checkers; Super Smash Bothers; Just Dance and Wii Bowling

  • The Extended Morning Camp runs 1.5 hours prior to the opening of camp
  • Campers can be dropped off at anytime between 7:30 AM and 9:00 AM
  • The fee is $45, per week
  • EXTENDED AFTERNOON CAMP
    Camp doesn't have to end at 4PM! - Afternoons at Main Campus are like a big party!
    The Extended Afternoon is full of fun and cool activities. Taking place in our gaming classroom, our campers have access to lots of games (board games and video games), experiments, craft projects and other activities. Your kids will have the option to: participate in a game tournaments, work on projects; join a quest in a role playing game; or just hang out!!!

  • The Extended After Camp runs 1.5 hours after the close of day camp
  • Campers are picked up between 4:00 PM to 5:20 (4:50 on Friday)
  • The fee is $45, per week
  • SAMPLE CAMP SCHEDULE
    Time Activity
    7:30 - 8:50 Early Morning Activity & Extended AM Program
    8:50 - 9:10 Sign in Day Campers
    9:10 - 9:30 Camp Meeting and Games
    9:30 - 10:15 Outdoor Activity
    10:15 - 12:00 Morning Topics
    12:00 - 12:15 1/2 Day Pick up and Walk to Lunch
    12:15 - 12:55 Lunch
    12:55 - 1:10Afternoon Arrivals and Outdoor Game
    1:10 - 2:50 Afternoon Topics
    2:50 - 3:00 Walk to Pool and Change
    3:00 - 3:50 Swimming
    3:50 - 4:00 Change
    4:00 - 4:10 Afternoon Pick Up
    4:10 - 5:20 PM Extended Day Program - Campers meet in the Game room
    * This is a sample of an average day, schedules are subject to change.

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