Roblox Game Design & Coding

Come let your imagination run wild as you build your very own world in Roblox!

Campers use Roblox Studio to create their own video game in the form of an Obby (short for obstacle course). To create a more robust game, they experiment with specific tasks and movements, and create realistic landscapes with terrain tools. Many campers get introduced to Lua, Roblox’s programming language, and begin to experiment with coding game mechanics. All games are stored online, so campers are able to publish, share, and play their games with friends after camp ends. Come have fun exploring the basics of video game design on one of the most popular video game platforms in the world!

  • Grades 2-4 (Fall 2023)
  • Level Beginner – Intermediate
  • Schedule Week-long camp, 9am-4pm daily
  • Prerequisites Basic reading, keyboard, and mouse skills recommended
  • Price Starting at $719

This camp is great for kids who

  • Love video games
  • Enjoy Roblox and want to create their own games to add to the platform
  • Are curious about coding and want to try using code before digging into to learning all about it

Come Have Fun and Learn To

  • Use Roblox Studio to create publishable, marketable games
  • Build video games in 3D space
  • Craft realistic, immersive terrain with Roblox Studio’s terrain tools
  • Begin to explore coding with Lua
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We all want the best for our kids. Empow’s year-round programs, partnerships with more than 100 educational institutions, and a tight focus on elementary and middle schoolers, allow us to provide you with the highest quality STEM summer camp without the extravagant prices charges by many summer-only STEM camps.

  • Year-round instructional staff offer exceptional quality without costly high turnover typical at summer-only STEM camps
  • More than 100 education partners in New England mean we earn our exceptional local reputation without exorbitant national marketing (and we pass those saving on to you)
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  • Local owners on a mission to provide exceptional quality STEM education

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—Tara, Lexington Summer Camp Parent, 2022

Answers to Common Questions about this Camp

  • How is Roblox a good platform for learning and not just a video game that kids love to play?

    Roblox is actually not a video game at all; it is a platform for user-created video games. In fact, there are more than 40 million different games hosted on the platform many of which your child may have played. At this camp we will not be using the Roblox player or main website at all. Instead, your child will be stepping behind the curtain with Roblox Studio and becoming a creator – combining art, coding, and their own knowledge of what makes a game fun to create something totally new.

  • How does this camp fit into my child’s education and development?

    Video game design is an interdisciplinary endeavor that requires combining skills from engineering and the arts. Campers experiment with storytelling, 3D art, programming, and engineering. As they build a 3D obstacle course, campers learn to think about how the layout design choices they make will influence users’ actions as they navigate the Obby. This skill is similar to that used by architects and civil engineers as they design spaces and anticipate how people will interact with them. This camp can be a platform to spark your child’s passion for any one of the several disciplines covered, or a future of dynamic interdisciplinary creativity.

  • What camp will this prepare my child to take next?

  • What is an Empow STEM camp day like?

    Most days have four periods focused intently on student learning and project creation. Whether they’re coding, designing video games, or sculpting in virtual 3D clay, we believe creativity is essential and is built into the DNA of our program design. We foster collaboration because it’s an essential learning skill and because it increases STEM learning and because making friends with kids with shared STEM interests builds lifelong learning and because it is an awesome part of camp! Outside activities, lunch and breaks provide the balanced no-screen time campers need to thrive and come home composed for the evening. At week’s end, our rock star campers show off their ambitious projects to family and friends.

  • How is Empow STEM camp different from other similar programs?

    Empow’s STEM camps are uniquely able to meet the needs of children and young teens and their families.

    • Better Instructors for Children & Young Teens. Our instructors are exceptional at working with this age cohort, nurturing their budding passion for STEM, providing compelling tech-savvy role models, developing the social and emotional skills essential for kids and STEM-learning, and making camp fun! Like some programs, many of our instructors are recruited from top colleges, pass rigorous background checks, and are trained extensively. Unlike many programs, because we offer year-round STEM programs, many of our instructors work with us year-round, making them exceptionally capable.
    • Exclusively focused on the unique needs of Children & Young Teens. Elementary and middle school students should not be stressing about preparing for college applications or padding their resumes; camps with that focus are clearly designed for older students. Neither should they just be playing video games all day, as many so-called STEM camps have kids do. Rather, Empow camps meet age-appropriate learning and developmental goals: Exposure to STEM in a fun and supportive environment; Foundations for lifelong STEM learning which begin with making campers excited to keep learning more; Self-esteem and self-confidence from by overcoming obstacles, completing ambitious projects, and presenting them to family and peers; Friendships with like-minded local students that embrace their interests and personality; Social and emotional development which has been proven to advance STEM learning at this age in particular; Opportunity to accelerate into high-school level curriculum once they find STEM topics that ignite their passion; and Fun because great things happen when kids love to learn.
    • More Convenient, Safer, More Kid-Friendly Locations. Empow offers more camps, in more locations, to make life easier for busy parents. Whether at elite private schools like Milton and Winsor, or at our own year-round studios, our camps run on safe, kid-oriented campuses.
    • Year-round Local Programs. If your child finds their passion with STEM, Empow is there as your partner to continue the learning. Unlike STEM camps that are here only a few weeks each summer, we offer programs year-round with local in-person Afterschool Classes, Private Lessons, and camps during school vacation and holidays.
    • Lower prices. The best does not have to cost the most. Empow has won more awards for excellence, and is trusted by more local education partners, and still saves you 30% or more compared to some of the big national, summer-only STEM camps.

Rave Reviews From Parents Like You …

My son has a learning disability and often balks at new experiences, but he literally ran into camp every morning, and was bright eyed and proud of his accomplishments at the end of each day! Your team was outstanding at understanding and adjusting to his learning differences.

Your team was outstanding at understanding and adjusting to his learning differences
–Jayne in Newton

I had two boys at your camp. One focused on robotics and the other on music. They both had great fun and learned too!

They both had great fun and learned too!
–Parent in Belmont

My son does a various summer camps and this one is always his favorite! He was really happy with his project and was able to learn new programs. Eric is a fantastic camp director: he is really patient, understanding and has a genuine interest in connecting with and supporting the kids. Thanks!

Eric is a fantastic camp director
–Maureen in Concord

My son, James, attended four camps this summer - a general one, two sports camps, and your STEM camp. Yours was his favorite! His second morning he announced that he'd been wishing all night for it to hurry up and be time to go back to your camp. Thank you so much for feeding my budding scientist's creativity!

Thank you so much for feeding my budding scientist’s creativity!
–Lucy

My child had a phenomenal experience! He RAN intro camp everyday and did not stop talking about it for the entire night upon his return home. We were so pleased to find a program where the instructors were fun, engaging and supportive, and where each child was able to work at his own level and to really be challenged. I can't believe how much got accomplished in one week!

My child had a phenomenal experience!
–Donna in Belmont

My son LOVED your camp. He was almost speechless the first day he came home -- he finally just breathed, "It was AWESOME." He was very excited by the choice of projects and really proud of the one he completed.

My son LOVED your camp
–Parent in Arlington

Our son had a blast at Empow's week-long Minecraft camp, where he learned new and more advanced ways of playing the game, including command blocks, redstone circuits, and more. We're sending him back this summer!

We’re sending him back this summer!
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