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Adventures in Game Coding

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Adventures in Game Coding

Kids One-Week Camp | Ages 9-12

Design and Code Your Own Game

Discover how to create animations, stories, and games while learning how to program using Scratch. Get a solid foundation in the basics of programming, learning how to use loops, conditionals, and variables to make interactive projects. Create your own custom game!

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Scratch

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Staff Ratio: 8:1
Hardware + Software: Scratch

Ages: Students 9-12
Hours: 9:00AM – 5:00PM

Course Information

Get ready for a fun and meaningful camp experience through project-based learning

What Students Learn

  • Block-based programming
  • Game basics and mechanics
  • Game physics, like velocity and gravity
  • Project management

What Students Create

  • Custom games, including a platformer, falling and dodging, and guessing game
  • Offline game prototypes
  • Game assets and simple animations

More About This Course

During this course, students will use Scratch to explore coding in a block-based format. Then students will move on to creating their own games and mechanics while practicing their newly developed coding skills. By the end of the course, students will understand the fundamentals of game design and have a basis in coding.

The Adventures Experience: Our Adventures camps give elementary level students, ages 9-12, a meaningful, hands-on introduction to the fundamentals of technology and design-thinking methodology; challenging them to collaborate with their fellow campers to create solutions to real-world problems.

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Camp Overview + Schedule

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08:30am
Check-in and drop off
09:00am
Hands-on STEM Instruction
10:30am
Morning Break
11:00am
Continued Instruction + Creation
12:00pm
Lunch Break
1:00pm
Back to the Classroom
2:30pm
Afternoon Break
3:00pm
Continued Classroom Time
4:30pm
Pick-up Begins
5:00pm
Pick-up Ends
5:00pm
Extended Day Begins

Tuition Includes

  Personalized Feedback + Student Achievement Report

  Diploma or Certificate of Completion

  Full Adobe Creative Cloud license for up to 12 months

  Unlimited Google Apps and Email Account

  Low staff to student ratios

  Take home select technology hardware

  Alumni Club Benefits

Friday Showcase

At the end of each week, attendees can invite their family and friends to join us for a showcase celebration to share their final projects. Learn more about the fun and exciting activities your child experienced during the week and have an opportunity to meet your child’s instructor. Presentations vary by course topic and instructors will highlight some of the important concepts covered during the week and possible next steps to continue your child’s learning. Arrive early as showcase begins at 3:00 and is typically finished by 4:00.

Camp Upgrades

Get the most out of your summer with Digital Media Academy when you add any or all of the following:

Lunch Plan

Make things easy and get lunch on campus so you don’t have to pack your own. Lunch Plans start at $95/week at select locations.

Extended Stay

Our flexible Extended Day option allows families to pick-up students as late as 6:00 PM from Monday to Thursday at all locations.

“I liked that we got to work together with other people to build our own game!”

Henry P.

Adventures in Game Coding

Why Digital Media Academy?

You can count on us to deliver on all the things that truly matter. We pinky swear.

The Best Staff

Educators, artists, and talented industry professionals with a passion for STEAM education.

A Balanced Experience

Our students enjoy a balanced camp day with both in-class lessons and outdoor activities.

Project-Based Learning

Our curriculum sparks curiosity, builds confidence, while fostering teamwork and collaboration.

Safety Matters

Our staff is First-Aid + CPR certified and have completed national background checks.