Video Game Programming Camps

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COMMUTER CAMP - GREEN BAY CAMPUS
For campers entering grades 8-12
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost - $239
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. Cost of camp includes instruction, supplies, lunches, t-shirt & facemask.

​June 27 - 29, 2022

Session 1

Registration closed!

​July 18 - 20, 2022

Session 2

Registration closed!

Picture of hand on keyboardLevel 2

COMMUTER CAMP - GREEN BAY CAMPUS
For campers entering grades 8-12

July 25 - 29, 2022

8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost - $345
In this exciting continuation of Video Game Programming Camp (Level 2), 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.
Registration closed!

DPI Scholarships Available

DPI scholarships are financial need-based.

Eligibility
  • Must be a Wisconsin Resident.
  • Must qualify for free or reduced lunch.
Other info
  • Scholarships are first come, first serve until funds are depleted.
  • Campers are only eligible to receive a DPI scholarship three times.
To apply
  1. Download (print) and fill out the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Scholarship Form.
    1. English Version
    2. Spanish Version
    3. Hmong Version
  2. Submit the completed DPI Scholarship Form to either the email address or physical address below.
  3. Once your application has been accepted, we will send you a digital registration link to register for this camp.
camps@uwgb.edu 
Camps & Youth Programs
UW-Green Bay, CL 109
2420 Nicolet Dr
Green Bay, WI 54301
 
DO NOT send the Scholarship Form to the Madison DPI office. It will take your application several weeks longer to reach our office. Scholarships are given on a first come, first serve basis so this would not be in your favor.

Application MUST be signed by a school counselor or school designee in the administration or district office to prove eligibility for free or reduced lunches. A teacher's signature is not valid.

Health Forms

​Our camp Health Forms are electronic!  You will receive an e-mail closer to camp that will prompt you to fill out your Health Form online.  Health Forms must be filled out online before your camper checks-in to camp.

COVID-19 Policies & Guidelines

PLEASE REVIEW OUR COVID-19 POLICIES WEBPAGE prior to registering for camp.

General Camp Policies

We look forward to working with you and making sure that you have a fun, safe, exciting experience! Certain policies have been developed in order to assure your safety and well-being. The camp reserves the right, upon notification of parents/guardians to dismiss any camper during any session for improper dress, conduct, language, or attitude which, in the judgment of the administrative or counseling staff, is deemed detrimental to the other campers or smooth operation of the camp. If in the judgment of the administrative or counseling staff, your conduct violates any rules and regulations, you may be dismissed without refund of fees and/or referred to appropriate authorities.

Please review our General Camp Policies prior to attending camp:

 

Health Services and Insurance

The UW-Green Bay Health and Counseling Center is closed during the summer. Therefore, parents/guardians will be notified of any suspected or known illness or injury. 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.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made up to 2 weeks prior to the start of camp. A $25 administrative fee is charged for all cancellations, the remainder will be refunded to you. No cancellations or refunds are available with less than two weeks notice. If camper must cancel for medical reasons, including COVID-19, full refunds are provided. To cancel, please call 920-465-2775 or email camps@uwgb.edu

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.

Campus Map and Directions

The following link will provide you with printable maps and directions to campus: Maps & Directions

Camp Director
Ben Geisler

Dr. Geisler has worked at five video game development studios over the past 20 years, contributing to best-selling games for Xbox 360, PS4, and others. Ben holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science; he is a programmer by education and trade. But as a producer 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, Batman Arkham Origins, Rune, and Prototype, along with publications on game research and practical applications. Ben has also created business software for Android and iOS devices including recent work in drone technology. He is currently serving as a Lead Engineer at Lost Boys Interactive.

Contact

If you have questions about youth camp registration or payment please contact us at 920-465-2775 or camps@uwgb.edu.

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