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STEM Video Game Design Camp (Middle School Residential Camp)


Dates: July 22nd - 27th, 2018.

Middle School: This camp is for students entering grades 7 - 9.

Why spend your summer playing video games, when you could learn how to make you own? Campers will use computer-based tools to design and prototype a playable video game while developing skills in complex problem solving, working in teams, project management, and using computer design software.

Exploring STEM Camp gives middle school boys and girls an opportunity to explore several areas of STEM. Participants will apply to the track of their choice and spend the bulk of the week with the smaller group of students who have also chosen that track. Evening recreational activities will involve all campers. Participants can expect a fun and busy week as STEM options open up before them!

Exploring STEM campers will experience dorm life by living in one of the newly renovated Grant Towers and enjoying meals in Stevenson Hall and the Blackhawk Cafeteria in the Holmes Student Center. Campers will have the opportunity to interact with professionals and students in many STEM fields throughout the day, including informally at meals. Evening activity choices include visits to Davis Hall Observatory, video game night, movie night, and outdoor recreational activities.

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Join the Fun

  • GameMaker game design software
  • 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
  • Design a game interface
  • Create sound effects
  • Explore 3D virtual worlds like Minecraft
  • Customize your avatar
  • Develop objects in 3D
  • Compare video games to table top games

Cost: Early bird discount is $650. More pricing information is available here.


Location: NIU DeKalb Campus

Contact: dcl@niu.edu or call 815-753-0673


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