2019 Camp Dates

Session 1: July 1 - July 12
Session 2: July 15 - July 26
Session 3: July 29 - Aug 9
Session 4: Aug 12 - Aug 16

Note: Camp is closed Thursday, July 4th.


Summer Camp 2019 Open House Dates

Sunday, February 3, 2019; Noon - 2pm (RSVP)

Location: Physical Education Building


BOCES Summer Camp 2019 Open House Dates

Wednesday, March 13, 2019; 6 - 8pm (RSVP)

Location: Nassau Boces Joseph M Barry Technical Center

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CAMP SESSIONS Session 1: July 1 - July 12 Session 2: July 15 - July 26 Session 3: July 29 - Aug 9 Session 4: Aug 12 - Aug 16 Note: Camp is closed Thursday, July 4th

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Video Game
Design Camp 2019

For Girls and Boys Entering Grades 2-10

Session 1: July 1 - July 12
Session 2: July 15 - July 26
Session 3: July 29 - August 9
Session 4: August 12 - August 16



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In addition to many other subjects, GBA provides a wide array of Video Game Development courses for all ages and skill levels. While developing their games, campers apply and strengthen their math, logic, communication, concentration and critical thinking skills, as well as gain a great deal of self-confidence! By the end of every course, each camper gains a fantastic working knowledge of the technical and artistic concepts necessary in designing video games, and will receive their own finished game to bring home for friends and family to play!

Campers interested in a mastery in Video Game Development will earn a special video game designer certificate and business card for completing 3 video game courses over the summer!

VG1: Video Game Design Foundations

Prerequisites: None

Design and code your own video games! In this introductory level course, campers will learn the foundations of video game development using industry-standard GameMaker software! Campers will design and program a fully functional video game from start to finish, complete with unique characters, levels, backgrounds, and a wide array of custom features. Through the development of their games, campers will learn about all of the artistic and technical aspects of creating video games, and will apply basic math and science concepts to code their games to life in an extremely fun way! Each camper will come away with a finished PC video game able to be shared with friends and family, as well as a huge boost in self-confidence knowing that they can make games themselves!

WHAT’S NEXT? Campers can repeat VG1 all summer as projects change each session, or they can move on to the VRX Game Design Program!
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VGX: VR/AR Unity Game Design


This program will have campers coding their own fully 3D games with Unity 3D’s powerful C# language, the same software used to make games such as Cuphead and Pokémon Go! As they develop their games, campers will learn to utilize the revolutionary Virtual Reality(VR) and Augmented Reality(AR) features of the engine, and test their games using real Oculus Rift VR systems and other cutting edge technology!

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VGX: RPG Maker Game Design


This program uses the popular RPG Maker MV engine to create one of the most widely camper-requested and critically-acclaimed genres of video games: Role Playing Games! Analyzing the rich stories of games like Undertale and the Final Fantasy series, campers will create games with sprawling maps and tile sets, story-driven characters with dialogue, sophisticated battle systems, event-based coding, and more!

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VGX: Unreal Engine Game Design


This program has campers working in the powerful Unreal Engine 4, the same software used to make the groundbreaking Battle Royale game, Fortnite! The latest Unreal Engine 4 provides unmatched high-end graphical capabilities and cutting-edge physics systems which campers will take full advantage of as they design and code their own games with dynamic 3D terrain, lighting, textures, and more!

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VGP: Video Game Design Professionals


A new game design course each session! For young professionals who are serious about creating their own video games and breaking into today's video game industry, this in-depth course offers students an unprecedented opportunity to learn the skills and techniques needed to succeed, and will result in each student designing and coding multiple finished games across 4 sessions of camp. Each session will offer a brand new game engine to learn about and experience, enabling you to repeat VGP all summer or jump in at any session.

Click on the blue button below indicating the session you would like to register for and add the program to your cart.


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Note: For Sessions 1,2,3 Campers must select another half day program to accompany Video Game Design Professionals, there will be a $500 fee associated with the additional instruction.


Video Game Design Foundations Schedule
Half the day consists of Video Game Development. For the other half of the day, your child is placed in a recreation group of 8-10 campers in of the same grade and gender where all campers enjoy lunch, instructional swim and recreational sports.

Note: There is a $50 surcharge per two-week session for additional materials and staff requirements.

Video Game Design Professionals Schedule
Sessions 1,2,3:

Half the day consists of Video Game Design Professionals. For the other half of the day, another camp program selected at registration.
Note: There will be a $500 fee for the additional instructional program

Video Game Design Professionals Schedule
Session 4:

A full day of Video Game Design Professionals.

For More Information
Call
: (516) 463-CAMP (2267)
or
Email: ce-camps@hofstra.edu