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

Location: Physical Education Building

Hofstra Summer Camps - learn, play, grow - A choice that can change your child's life


Video Game Development Camp 2018

For Girls and Boys Entering Grades 2-9

Session 1: July 2 - July 13
Session 2: July 16 - July 27
Session 3: July 30 - August 10
Session 4: August 13 - August 17

VG1: Video Game App Programming
(Entering Grades 2-9)
Session's 1,2,3, 4
VGS: Video Game Design Stuido
(Entering Grades 6-9)
Session 3

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 App Programming

Prerequisites: None

Design your very own mobile video game apps! In this course, campers will learn the fundamentals of video game development and app design as they design and program a fully functional video game from start to finish, complete with unique characters, levels, backgrounds, and able to be tested and played on a real mobile device!
Through each 2-week session of camp, campers will use GameMaker: Studio software to create a brand new type of game, such as a Top-Down Adventure game like the Legend of Zelda, a Platformer game like Super Mario Bros, and many more! This allows the choice to take all 4 sessions of Video Game App Programming, or jump in at any session you want! Through the development of each game, campers will learn about all of the artistic and technical aspects of creating video games, and will apply basic math and science concepts to bring their game to life in a very fun way!

WHAT’S NEXT? Campers can repeat VG1 all summer as projects change each session, or they can move on to the Virtual Reality Game Programming or Video Game Design Studio courses!

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VGS: Video Game Design Studio

Prerequisites: VG1: Introduction to Video Game App Programming

Make the game of your dreams! In this all-star course, campers who have honed their skills in previous video game development courses can take their creativity to a whole new level by taking on the role of director! This time, you get to decide exactly what kind of game you want to make from start to finish! The classroom becomes the camper’s own personal studio, where he or she can develop games using their own original ideas. Group discussions on game design take place every day, as we discuss and analyze games like Mario, Sonic, Pokémon and Minecraft to see what we can learn from them. Campers get plenty of time to work on their games, along with special one-on-one time with GBA’s highly skilled and experienced teachers who will guide them in planning out and developing their games. Campers who are ready to publish will even get to put their game up for sale on a real online game store!

TAKE IT AGAIN! Returning Video Game Design Studio campers are welcome to return this year to continue to build upon one of their existing games, or start a brand new one!

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Video Game Design Camp

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.

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