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Minecraft & Video Game Design Camp (Day Camp)

Video Game Design Camp
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Dates: June 18th - 22nd, 2018.

Middle School: This camp is for students entering grades 5 - 9.

Use Minecraft to explore and build a virtual world while learning ComputerCraft and basic coding. Use Opensim to build a 3D world with primitive objects, textures, sounds, and scripts. Campers will develop skills in coding, complex problem solving, graphic design, and working in teams.

Are you interested in Minecraft, Opensim, computer programming, animation, 3D development, or video games? If so, join us this summer to have some "hard fun" for students entering 5th - 9th grade.

Minecraft Video Game Design

  • Explore popular video games
  • Learn the essentials of game design
  • Develop a game story
  • Create game characters
  • Invent game goals and rules
  • Storyboard game scenarios
  • Program with Redstone
  • And much more!

Time: 9am to 4pm.
Location: Northern Illinois University, Founders Memorial Library, Digital Convergence Lab (DCL) Room 338. Students will be met on the turn around on the west side of the library (Carroll Ave) by 9 am. If a student is late parents will have to walk children to Room 338. All students must be signed in and out each day by an adult. Children are not allowed to come up to the lab alone.

Program Fees: Fees for participation in this day camp are $250 per week. Students should bring a sack lunch each day. For more information contact Michael Swope:

Registration Materials: Links to required forms are provided below. Required forms must be completed, signed, and submitted before participants are allowed to attend this program!

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