Coed Video Games Camp 2014 Section 1

Due to the popularity of our video games camps we are now offering it 2 separate weeks (Section 1 and Section 2) the camps are identical with the exception that Session 1 is five days instead of four and 10 students visiting from Taiwan will be participating in this camp. So if you are interested in animation, computers, or video games, then join us this summer for the 6th annual Games Camp where we have "hard fun" for students entering 5th - 9th grade. 

Photo of kids playing video gamesSection 1: July 7th - July 11: Video Game Development

  • Explore popular video games
  • Learn the essentials of game design
  • Develop a game story
  • Create game characters
  • Invent game goals and rules
  • Storyboard game scenarios
  • Design a game interface
  • Create sound effects

Watch YouTube video of some of the games students developed in this camp.

Using computer-based tools, students will take their design ideas through to the prototype stage of a playable video game. The camp will help students develop skills like complex problem solving, working in teams, project management, and using computer software for design. Much of the software used during the camp is freely available online, and students can continue to use it after the camp. A full list of resources will be made available to students for further study after the camp.

Image of a storyboard sketch

Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Northern Illinois University, Founders Memorial Library, Digital Convergence Lab (DCL) Room 338. Students will be met on the turn around on the west side of the library (Carroll Ave) by 9 am. If a student is late parents will have to walk children to Room 338. All students must be signed in and out each day by an adult. Children are not allowed to come up to the lab alone.

Map to Drop Off


Fees for participation in this day camp are $250 per week. Students should bring a sack lunch each day. For more information contact: Aline Click

Required Forms:

Once you have completed the online registration, please download and fill out the Required Forms. Required forms must be filled out, signed, and submitted prior to the first day of class!



Click here for a list of more video game design camps!

Location : DeKalb Campus
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This is a day camp. Students must be signed in and out each day.


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