Minecraft & Video Game Design Camp (Day Camp)


Middle School: Grades 5 - 9

Dates: July 17 - 21, 2017

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!

Pokemon Stadium built by Samantha

Time: 9am to 4pm.

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.

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 mswope@niu.edu

Required Forms:
Once you have completed the online registration, please download and fill out the required forms. Required forms must be filled out, signed, and submitted prior to the first day of class! You are welcome to scan or use your phone to photograph the forms and send them to dcl@niu.edu



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This is a day camp. Students must be signed in and out each day.


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Location : NIU DeKalb Campus - Founders Library 338
Contact : mswope@niu.edu


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