Summer 2013

Game Design 101: INTRO TO VIDEO GAMES

READY, START, GO!
LEARN THE BASICS OF GAME DESIGN

CAMP OVERVIEW

In this camp you'll get a hands on look at how video games are made! You'll learn game design, art and animation programs that are used to develop games.

Camp features game design with Adobe Flash and HTLM 5. Campers will also use Adobe Photoshop, GIMP and a number of other 2D software programs.

Camp focuses on game design and campers are not required to know how to code.

Camps run for 2 weeks.

This camp program is designed for kids entering 6th through 12th grades.

Camp tuition is $895 per session. That's at least $330 less per week (nearly $700 for two weeks) then our national video game and sci-tech camp competitors!

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INTRO TO VIDEO GAMES CAMP CALENDAR (2 week sessions)

Session NumberStart DateEnd Date Day Camp Offered Overnight Option
Session 1June 24July 5OPEN SPOTS Not Offered
Session 2July 8July 19OPEN SPOTS OPEN SPOTS
Session 3July 22August 2 OPEN SPOTSCALL FOR WAITING LIST
Session 4August 5August 16OPEN SPOTSNot Offered

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Game Design 101 is our flagship camp, and this summer will be the 11th summer that we've offered it.
  • Campers will design games and levels that they can play at home
  • Each day includes recreational swimming
  • Camp is offered for 10 days (2 weeks). An overnight option is available for some sessions.
  • This camp may be taken multiple times - each camp offers introduction, intermediate and advance level materials
  • The 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
  • Overnight camps are available for campers 11 years old and up. Camps run for twelve nights starting on Sunday and ending on second Friday. An optional weekend stay is available for campers attending more then one session
  • 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, art, animation, and technical skills. We provide Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced materials for each camp - we have you covered no matter your skill level. For campers with prior experience, who have attended a Video Game camp in the past, you can jump right in and start making games and designing levels.

    Our camps are designed for campers 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
  • OVERNIGHT CAMP
    This is the ultimate video game summer camp experience - you'll be living and breathing games 24/7 and hanging out on a college campus.

    Designed for campers 11 and up, our overnight video game camps run either for 5 or 12 nights (depending if the camp session is one or two weeks long). Overnight camps start on Sunday night and run through the end of the camp day on Friday.

  • The 5 night programs are $1295 and include the cost of camp, room and board
  • The 12 night programs are $2395 and include the cost of camp, room, board and weekend activities
  • An optional 2 night weekend package, for campers staying between programs, or who want to 'test drive' the college experience, is available for $295
  • SAMPLE CAMP SCHEDULE
    Time Activity
    7:00 - 7:30 Overnighters Breakfast
    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 - 12:10 Morning Topics
    12:10 - 12:15 Walk to Lunch
    12:15 - 12:55 Lunch
    12:55 - 1:10Outdoor 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 - 5:30 PM Extended Day Program - Campers meet in the Game room
    5:30 - 6:30 Dinner for Overnighters
    6:30 - 7:30 Outdoor Activity
    7:30 - 9:30 Indoor Activity (Games or Movie)
    9:30 - 10:00 Free Time
    10:00 APX Room Check (Lights Out)
    * This is a sample of an average day, schedules are subject to change.

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