Game Design Summer Camp

Camp Timings

July 11-22

11-1 P.M. (PST)

Age Group

Students in 5th-8th grade

Join us for this fun, creative course that will teach you to how to create your very own Super Mario Bros-inspired online game! Learn to design a game with coins, health, enemies, and mystery boxes. Students will use, a free online game creator. They will be familiarized with the game interface and work with the intuitive drag-and-drop coding program. Students will have opportunity to unleash their creativity and build lasting skills in artistic game design and game logic.

Class fee for two weeks is $160. Early bird discount: $120 Materials needed: computer/laptop. No coding experience required!

Drag and Drop Coding

In this course, students will use drag and drop code, building their logical-thinking and programming skills. They will learn to program the character’s movement and how they interact with the environment.

Artistic Design

With a library of beautiful blocks, designing is made simple. Students will have the opportunity to assemble their own world with vivid colors and fun characters.

Level Up

Create your own character to play up to three levels. Fight enemies, unlock mystery boxes, collect coins (or bananas), and avoid enemies! Students will use their programming and design knowledge to code a final boss. At the end of the class, they will showcase their game.

Your Instructors

Kavya Khare is attending UC Davis for Electrical Engineering and Natasha Parker is attending Carnegie Mellon for Computer Science. Kavya and Natasha are passionate about engineering. They have studied electronic design, computer aided design, and Arduino language and electronics. They find so much joy teaching students engineering and have led their school’s Makers Club in the past.

Student Examples

Invasion of the Evil Mushrooms by Nicole

Reign of the Alien King by Danny

Mario 3.0 by Derek

Game Design Camp 2020

“Thank you so much for teaching my son about game design. Hope my son has chances to learn from you again in the future.”

“This is the online camp Derek enjoyed the most and the only one that he can’t wait to return daily. You both did a great job keeping the kids engaged and helping answer all their questions even with additional time outside of the regular session. I applause you for all the efforts that you have put in!”-Szu-Huey C.

“Thank you for organizing the class so well. My kids enjoyed it a lot and say it was the best class they took for the summer!” -Cherie T.

“You guys are awesome for hosting the camp for the kids, you explained things so well.” -Angela L.