UWGB Video Game Programming Camps
for students entering grades 8-12+
If you love gaming and are interested in how video games and apps are programmed; if you are interested in computer science and/or the video game or applications industry, this camp is for you! NOTE: These are not gaming camps. You will not be playing video games during the instructional session of these camps, but instead will be learning how to write gaming or app programs to develop your own games or apps. These camps have limited capacity and have filled in the past. Register early!
Video Game Programming Camp: Level 1
Join campers entering grades 8-12+ on the UW-Green Bay campus as you learn about the world of object-oriented programming and an introduction to developing software in a gaming environment. Campers will learn basic techniques to creating games and will be introduced to object-oriented programming. Campers will learn how to make objects interact with each other through events and will learn how to program some basic games. Two identical sessions available!
Session 1 - June 14-17, 2015
Session 2 - July 12-15, 2015
*Both Session 1 and Session 2 are the same and are open to all campers.
Cost: $279 Commuter Day Campers (includes lunch), $479 Resident Overnight Campers. Daily Camp Hours: 8:30am-4:00pm.
Video Game Programming Camp: Level 2
In this exciting continuation of Video Game Programming Camp, you will join advanced campers on the UW-Green Bay campus as you delve further into the world of game development. Campers will learn about the Unreal Game Engine, and using tools like Kismet and Unreal script, they will create their own immersive 3D games. In addition to learning the basics of game design, campers will learn to program events and gameplay logic. At the end of camp they will have a chance to play each other’s games. Grades 8-12+.
Dates: July 26-31, 2015
Cost: $350 Commuter Day Campers (includes lunch), $569 Resident Overnight Campers.
Daily Camp Hours: 8:30am-4:00pm.
*Campers must have taken Video Game Programming Level 1 to register for Level 2. You are able to register for both Level 1 and Level 2 in the same summer.
Beginning App Development (Android)
There's an app for that! Join campers on the UW-Green Bay campus as they learn how to create cutting edge mobile apps. Using object oriented programming and the Android SDK, campers will learn how to program android devices. Campers will also learn how to design clever apps, and how to pack in features such as GPS, music, games, painting programs, and more. Android devices are not required for this course since campers will use Android emulators in the computer lab, however campers can optionally bring their Android devices to camp. (You do not have to take Video Game Camp before this camp). Grades 8-12+. Dates: June 28-July 1, 2015
Cost: $279 Commuter Day Campers (includes lunch), $479 Resident Overnight Campers.
Daily Camp Hours: 8:30am-4:00pm.
*This camp is open to all campers. You do not have to take Video Game Camp to participate.
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Instructor: Ben Geisler
Ben Geisler, UW-Green Bay Lecturer, comes to UWGB having worked at four video game development studios over the past twelve years, contributing to best-selling games for Xbox 360, PS3 and others. He has also been involved with publisher relations at THQ, Activision and others. His past credits include Soldier of Fortune 2, X-Men Legends, Quake 4, The Incredible Hulk, Prey 2, and Prototype, along with publications on game research and practical applications. Ben has also created business applications for Android and iOS devices including applications for companies such as Manitowoc Crane and Cash Depot. With bachelor´s and master´s degrees in Computer Science, he has taught various computer science and game development courses for UW-Milwaukee and ITT-Tech Green Bay.
- Video Game Programming, Level 1: Session 1 - June 14-17 (three days of instruction)
- Beginning App Development - June 28-July 1 (three days of instruction)
- Video Game Programming Level 1: Session 2 - July 12-15 (three days of instruction)
- Video Game Programming Level 2 - July 26-31 (five days of instruction)
- Fees: Video Game Programming Level 1 (both sessions) and App Development : $279 for commuter day campers (lunch included); $479 for campers who choose to live on campus (three days of instruction)
- Fees: Video Game Programming Level 2: $350 for commuter day campers (lunch included); $569 for campers who choose to live on campus (four days of instruction)
- Daily Schedule: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Instruction begins on Monday of the camp week. Resident housing campers check in on Sunday afternoon
- Grades 8-12+
The Perfect Camp Location - This 700 acre campus location is a perfect setting for summer camps. Located five miles from the downtown Green Bay area.
Resident Housing Campers - UW-Green Bay's two-person dorm rooms are comfortable, offer a private bathroom per room, and are within a five minute walk to the campus facilities. Campers are assigned a roommate of the same gender and age; we honor one roommate request.
Special evening activities are planned for campers who live on campus. These events may include a talent show, field trips, game night in our newly renovated University Union, swimming at the state of the art Kress Events Center, outings to recreational areas in the Green Bay area, etc. Our campers aren't bored in the evening!
Campers who choose to live on campus will be supervised by a team of overnight camp counselors. This highly trained team undergoes hours of emergency training, simulated role-plays, and are experienced in working with today's youth.
Commuter Campers - Campers who don't live on campus, must provide for their own daily transportation to and from campus each day. Drop off/Pick up Policy: Parents are advised to drop off and pick up your child promptly. The camp begins at 8:30 a.m., with staff on site at 8:00 a.m. Pick up is at 4:00 p.m. with staff on site until 4:15 p.m. Failure to pick up your child on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour.
NOTE: Green Bay Transit operates to and from campus each day, with drop off locations at the Cofrin Library and the Studio Arts Building. The buses run :10 and :40 on the hour. Bus passes are $2 per day for students. For more information contact: http://www.greenbaymetro.org or call 920-448-3450.
Scholarships - As many as 50% of our campers attend on scholarships or other assistance. Many community civic organizations, local businesses and area clubs often provide assistance to campers.
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) offers some scholarship assistance for non-athletic camps. Scholarships are given on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to eligibility based on financial need. Application forms are available on our scholarships page.
Health Services and Insurance - The UW-Green Bay Health and Counseling Center is available to campers 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Friday.
Limited accident insurance through the University of Wisconsin is provided for all camps. This limited policy covers injuries relating to camp accidents only. It is understood that medical costs in excess of camp insurance will be borne by parents or guardians.
Disciplinary Policies - The camp reserves the right, upon notification of parents, to dismiss any camper during any session for improper conduct, language, dress or attitude which, in the judgment of the summer camp administrative and counseling staff, is detrimental to the well-being of other campers or smooth operation of the camp.