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UW-Green Bay Youth Camps

UWGB Video Game Programming Camps

for campers entering grades 8-12

If you love gaming and are interested in how video games and apps are programmed and 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 programs to develop your own games.


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: 2019 dates coming soon.

Session 2: 2019 dates coming soon.

Camp Specifics:

  • Fees: $319 Commuter Day Campers (includes lunch), $489 Resident Overnight Campers.
  • Daily Camp Hours: 8:30am-4:00pm.
  • Check-in: Resident campers check-in Sundays (June 10, July 8). Commuter campers check-in Mondays (June 11, July 9).

Level 1, Session 1: Online Registration Now Closed

Level 1, Session 2: Online Registration Now Closed

*We are only accepting day campers at this time. Overnight housing is full.

Already Registered? - Pay Camp Balance
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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 4, a gaming industry standard, as 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.

Dates: July 22-27, 2018

Camp Specifics:

  • Eligibility: Entering Grades 8-12*
  • Fees: $360 Commuter Day Campers (includes lunch), $589 Resident Overnight Campers.
  • Daily Camp Hours: 8:30am-4:00pm.
  • Check-in: Resident campers check-in Sunday, July 22. Commuter campers check-in Monday, July 23.

*Campers must have attended 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.


Online Registration Now Closed

Already Registered? - Pay Camp Balance
See other camp forms below.


2018 Camp Brochure PDF

2018 Paper Registration Form - Level 1, Session 1

2018 Paper Registration Form - Level 1, Session 2

2018 Paper Registration Form - Level 2


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Times, Locations, Camp Details: Video Game Camp Level 1, Session 1; Video Game Camp Level 1, Session 2; Video Game Camp Level 2

UW-Green Bay Camp Policies: Camp Policies

UW-Green Bay Camp Health Form: Health Form

UW-Green Bay Camps Map: Camp Map

UW-Green Bay Resident Handbook: Housing Handbook


Instructor: Ben Geisler

Ben Geisler, UW-Green Bay Lecturer, comes to UW-Green Bay 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.


General Information

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 stay on campus. These events may include field trips, game night in our University Union, swimming at the 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.

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.



Cancellation Policy

In the event a camper must cancel, the Summer Camps Office should be notified no later than one month before the start date of the camp session in order to receive a refund, less a non-refundable deposit of $100. Requests received after that date will not receive a refund. No refunds will be made for withdrawal due to homesickness, sending a camper home for disciplinary reasons, or after the camp has started.

In the event a camper requests to switch camp sessions, an additional $25 processing fee will be applied.

We reserve the right to cancel any camp due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the camper can choose to apply fees to a different camp/class in the same year.

Overpayments of less than $10 will not be refunded.

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