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Minecraft & Video Game Design Camp (Day Camp)

Dates: June 10th - 14th, 2019.

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

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.

Campers will develop skills in coding, complex problem solving, graphic design, and working in teams.

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
  • Use Minecraft for Education to explore and build 3D worlds
  • Program with Redstone and ComputerCraft
  • Use OpenSim to build a 3D vector-based worlds
  • Apply textures to 3D objects
  • Script objects to animate movement
  • 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) between 8:45 - 9AM. If a student is late a parent will need to walk their child to Room 338. Children are not allowed to come up to the lab alone. Pick-up is at the same location at 4PM. All students must be signed in and out each day by an adult.

Program Fees: Cost for participation in this program is $250. We only have space for 20 participants, so early registration is recommended. For more information contact: or call 815-753-0673.

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