Video Game Programming Camp: Level 1

Session 1: June 23 - 26, 2019

Session 2: July 7 - 10, 2019

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. 

Session One:

Online Registration Now Closed

Session Two:

Online Registration Now Closed

Commuter Campers

  • Cost $325 for commuter day campers (includes 3 lunches).
  • ​Campers who don't live on campus, must provide for their own daily transportation to and from campus each day. Lunch is included in the Commuter Camper camp tuition. 
  • Commuter Campers check-in Monday, June 24th (Session 1) and Monday, July 8th (Session 2).

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 camper on time will result in a supervisory charge of $15 per hour.

Resident Campers

  • Cost $495 for campers who live on campus.
  • ​Housing campers will check into their dorms on Sunday afternoon and check out by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • 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, swimming, outings to recreational areas in the Green Bay area, etc. 
  • 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. ​
  • Campers must be at least 12 years of age by September 1, 2019 to stay on campus.
  • Resident Campers check-in Sunday, June 23rd (Session 1) and Sunday, July 7th (Session 2).

Already Registered?

Camp Fee Balance: Pay Camp Balance 
Times, Locations, Camp Details: Session 1 Camp Info Letter
                                                         Session 2 Camp Info Letter
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


Many of our campers attend on scholarships or other assistance. 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

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.

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 through Friday. 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.

Camp Director

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.

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.