Video Game Development 101-102
Calling all middle schoolers looking to expand on their game-making skills and ready to begin the process of coding video games!
Kids will experiment with animated sprites and multiple stage construction, and plan, design, and code their own playable 2D video game utilizing the logic-based interface of Flowlab. This unique and focused deep dive into video game development runs for TWO weeks.
Campers will produce their own fully-realized video game which they can continue to build at home and, if their game is approved, upload to Google Play or the Apple Store! Come make new friends, have fun, and build the foundations for success in collaboration and technology.
5-8 (Fall 2020)
Some prior video game design experience recommended
Intermediate – Advanced
2 weeks. 9am-4pm full day, early drop-off and late pickup options available during checkout.
Full day: $1495
LIVE Virtual Full-Day: $999
LIVE Virtual Half-Day: $599
Lexington Studio, Newton Studio
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Please note that camp availability changes frequently and our calendar is updated daily. We encourage you to contact us during office hours if you are having difficulty registering.
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A Typical Day at Camp
The flow of a typical week at our award-winning summer camps is awesomely diverse and packed with big fun.
On the first day of camp, campers engage in some initial, getting-to-know-you activities and circle-up time with instructors. Our 8:1 student-teacher ratio ensures that kids get the appropriate welcome and attention in order to feel comfortable and confident in our camp environment. They’ll get acquainted with guidelines and safety measures, watch tech demonstrations, and be introduced to a wide range of tech options for exploration.
After exploring the project options on their particular tech path, and with encouragement from our talented, knowledgeable staff, campers will dive into subjects that spark their interest and begin to realize their passion and emerging skills.
We incorporate outside activities and break times (including lunch, of course) throughout the day to balance the time spent in front of computer screens. Depending on our location, campers will walk to a park, work off some energy on a playground, or get involved with a game.
By mid-week, campers will either be focusing on a specific tech path—to tackle larger, more sophisticated projects—or continuing to explore the creative options available on their individual tech paths. Kids can also collaborate, learn from friends, and share ideas with each other.
At week’s end, our rock star campers will show off their projects to the community and parents, and get continued access to their project or game files to keep the BIG FUN going long after their camp experience is over!
A summer immersion experience
AN A+ GRADE
With countless awards, Empow is known as a favorite among families in the region and is trusted by more than 150 educational and enrichment organizations that support STEM programs.
Our incredibly talented, passionate and zany teaching team combines fun, creativity, and the very latest in technology to keep campers engaged, challenged and coming back year after year.
LOCATIONS NEAR YOU
Our locations outnumber any other STEM or coding summer camp in Massachusetts. Just choose the one that is most convenient for you.
With an 8:1 camper-to-counselor ratio, we get to know each and every camper personally, providing the unique and personalized support they need to thrive.
BIG FUN, BIG LEARNING
Our comprehensive educational programs are flexibly designed so that every camper can create their own fun while learning new skills and making new friends.
We provide inclusive spaces where kids are encouraged to share their ideas in a safe environment, learning from and with friends and staff.
Kids get to create cool things that they can be proud to show their friends and family, such as video games, 3-D printed creations, and even robots!
Enjoy free access to files and software for an entire year, and have access to year-round services throughout Massachusetts.