Game Dev. & Coding Camps - Summer Camps - McDonogh School

Game Dev. & Coding Camps

Roblox® and 3D Game Development (Ages 9-11)

Ages: Boys and Girls 9 to 11
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: June 17 to June 21
Tuition: $515

Roblox offers students the opportunity to actively engage in the creative process and learn fundamental coding, design, and entrepreneurial skills that will give them the confidence to excel in this week of camp and beyond. Campers will learn how to use the Roblox engine to create games using the Lua programming language. Our creation tools and educational content will be used to expose campers to unique skills as they collaborate in teams to design blueprints and test their games. In the end, all campers finish the week with a published title that can be shared with families and friends.

No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

Roblox® Entrepreneur: Imaginative Game Design (Ages 11-13)

Ages: Boys and Girls 11 to 13
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: June 24 to June 28
Tuition: $515

Join us for a week of Roblox, one of the fastest-growing game programming platforms on the planet. In this course, campers use the Roblox Lua code to create 3D worlds. Roblox is an entertainment platform that allows camper to imagine, create, and play together across millions of user-created virtual worlds. Join the more than 60 million players per month and top developers making over $1 million a year. The types of gameplay on Roblox are just as limitless as the imagination of the campers themselves. Join us for a week of pure fun and learning: build the ultimate theme park, compete as a professional race car driver, star in a fashion show, become a superhero, or simply design a dream home. Campers will learn what makes a Roblox game a top hit and learn how to implement some of the same engagement and monetization strategies in their own work. In the end, all campers finish the week able to publish, share, and play games with friends on any platform from console to mobile. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.

Minecraft™ Survival Worlds (Ages 11-13)

Ages: Boys and Girls 11 to 13
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: July 15 to July 19
Tuition: $515

Calling all beginners, intermediate or advanced Minecrafters. Campers learn how to build and engineer projects including: building to scale, mining materials, strategic planning and mapping, developing access points, preparing for the elements, and fireproofing structures. Campers will have the ability to learn about customizing maps and biomes in Minecraft™. Improve skills in survival mode and learn how to craft items that will help you survive, sustain, and prosper! Survival worlds vary based upon your level of experience. Prepare for an exciting week as campers accomplish exciting results building their one-of-a-kind Minecraft features! Camper-created projects will be accessible post camp. No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program.

Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.

Important Note: All campers are required to have a Minecraft™ account for this class. Purchase a standard account and desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95) at minecraft.net/store. Either a PC or Mac account will work for the camp week, but we suggest you choose the version that matches your home computer. Campers should bring their account login when they come to camp.

Junior Minecraft™ (Ages 7-8)

Ages: Boys and Girls 7 to 8
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: July 15 to July 19
Tuition: $515

Experience the wonderful world of Minecraft. Construct your own virtual world in a sandbox-like environment by using iPads to challenge your mind and create your own adventures. This fun and engaging camp will spark interests, foster creativity and help you maximize your learning potential. No prior experience with Minecraft or iPads necessary. All skill levels welcome.

Java Coding: Build Mods With Minecraft™ (Ages 9-11)

Ages: Boys and Girls 9 to 11
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: July 22 to July 26
Tuition: $515

Join us for a week of fun and learning as campers learn Java, the most widely-used programming language in the world, including instantiation, methods, parameters, loops and more. Minecraft modding is a great way to learn programming, harness creativity, and enhance problem-solving skills while making your favorite game even better. Create super swords, obstacle courses and more without any limits! Using the full power of Java campers can take their Minecraft mods to the next level and learn the most popular programming language in the world at the same time! With Java, campers learn how to give items special powers, create new game modes, and modify the layout of the world. Campers will have the freedom to create whatever sparks their imagination! No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.

All campers are required to have a Minecraft™ account for this class. Purchase a standard account and desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95) at minecraft.net/store. Either a PC or Mac account will work for the camp week, but we suggest you choose the version that matches your home computer. Campers should bring their account login when they come to camp.

Java Coding: Build Mods With Minecraft™ (Ages 11-13)

Ages: Boys and Girls 11 to 13
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (M-F)
Dates: July 22 to July 26
Tuition: $515

Join us for a week of fun and learning as campers learn Java, the most widely-used programming language in the world, including instantiation, methods, parameters, loops and more. Minecraft modding is a great way to learn programming, harness creativity, and enhance problem-solving skills while making your favorite game even better. Create super swords, obstacle courses and more without any limits! Using the full power of Java campers can take their Minecraft mods to the next level and learn the most popular programming language in the world at the same time! With Java, campers learn how to give items special powers, create new game modes, and modify the layout of the world. Campers will have the freedom to create whatever sparks their imagination! No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

Note: Drobots believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.

All campers are required to have a Minecraft™ account for this class. Purchase a standard account and desktop version of Minecraft™ ($26.95) at minecraft.net/store. Either a PC or Mac account will work for the camp week, but we suggest you choose the version that matches your home computer. Campers should bring their account login when they come to camp.