Video Game Maker

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Video Game Maker

Ages 9-14

Video Game Maker is an introductory level game design course that will engage students with project-based learning and get them excited about technology.  Our unique, easy-to-follow material will take your students from simple “drag-n-drop” programming to actually writing some code.  They will also learn to create animated and multi-directional sprites and add backgrounds & sounds to their games.  At the end of each game lesson, there is an assignment that requires the students to build on their programming skills.  This ensures they are learning and not just simply following directions.

In addition to the technical skills, this camps covers the basic math & physics concepts used in game development and how the engineering design cycle is used to design games and as a problem solving method.   It also explores the career opportunities and educational paths (both in high school and beyond) required to land a job in this industry.

What do students take home?

Students bring home all their game files, as well as additional game art that they can use to create an unlimited number of games. They will also have access to our online tutorials.


Camp Overview and Schedule

Take a look at your camp schedule, and learn more about tuition

Daily Schedule

  • Check in between 8:45 and 9:05
  • 9:10-9:25 Fun and Energized Morning Meeting
  • 9:25-10:30 Hands on Instruction
  • 10:30-10:45 “Recess”
  • 10:45-12:00 Continued Instruction and Creation
  • 12:00-Lunch
  • 1:00-2:00 Continued Class time
  • 2:45-3:00 Recess
  • 3:00- Continued Classroom Time
  • 3:45 Afternoon Wrap UP
  • 4:00 Pick up, or playing on your own devices until students are picked up.

Tuition Includes

  • Level UP Kids camp t-shirt (one free shirt per summer)
  • Personalized feedback + Project Achievement Report
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Google Apps email account
  • Low staff to student ratios
  • Daily camper awards and giveaways

Extended Care

Level UP Kids offers FREE extended care before and after the camp day for children who need to arrive early or stay late

FREE Extended Care Hours

  • FREE Morning Extended Care is available from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

  • FREE Afternoon Extended Care is available from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

  • FREE Extended Care is available weekly and daily

Regular Camp Hours

  • Regular Drop-off is from 8:45 am to 9:05 am

  • Regular Pick-up is from 3:50 pm to 4:10 pm

Level UP Kids has an extremely strict late pickup policy and an associated penalty fee — please pick your camper up by 5:00 pm to avoid that penalty from being automatically charged.

Friday Open House

Every Friday at 3:00 PM, parents are invited to our Open House! We open up our classrooms so students can show off the projects they have been working on all week. Meet your child’s instructor and explore more opportunities for them to continue learning and creating. Open House is typically finished by 4:00 PM.