IDEAS Game Development Camp at Columbus School For Girls

Offers Boys and Girls of All Experience Levels an Exciting New Theme Each Week of the Summer.

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An All Inclusive Experience!

Daily Swimming, Rock Wall and Extended Care are all included in the weekly tuition.

IDEAS’ Game Development Camp will sell out each week.

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IDEAS Camps is proud to have earned the honor of being fully accredited by STEM.org.

Why Attend IDEAS’ Game Dev. Camp?

Led by experienced adults who work in education, children enjoy a safe, nurturing and fun summer camp environment. IDEAS’ Game Dev Camp offers stimulating and traditional weekly themes, complemented with an abundance of varied daily activities and traditions. Review the themes below and register today. Perfect for kids who are either experiencing camp for the first time or returning from a fun experience last summer.

2021 Date and Themes For Game Development Camp

Junior Game Dev, Ages 7-9

June 7: Roblox: Race and Wreck!

Are you ready to create a speedy silly racer in the digital world, then take it to your virtual track and compete in friendly fun competitions against your friends!? Using simple coding, campers will all enjoy a weeklong wacky ride full of obstacles, wrecking balls, and super fun steering and control challenges. Put on your helmet, strap into your seat, and prepare for a fast paced camp! READY, SET, RACE!

June 14: Roblox: Super Smash Battles

Together with your counselor, we can build new maps, create awesome lasers, and battle it out in virtual laser tag! Fans of Fortnite will love this action packed program complete with team challenges and battle royales. Campers will drop in on other teams’ amazing maps and then do their best to be the first team to capture the flag. Prepare to code and create throughout the week as we work together to create maps and seek out our opponents!

June 21: Roblox: Megabux Maker

Every Roblox player knows the power of Robux! Create your own Obby using all of the skills you learn in camp, then publish it for Robloxers from around the world to play. Using Roblox Studio, campers will learn to organize the coolest and most dynamic Obby ever! Add in ziplines, block drops, and mysterious mazes to make your Obby game challenging and most importantly FUN! Explore other players’ games to pick up tips and tricks then bring your vision to life!

June 28: Roblox: Marble Madness Challenge

Transform your Roblox avatar into a monster marble, then build tracks and loops for it to travel. You control the marble while creating your super course, but then…Your friend will control it! Can you make a course hard enough to be fun, but not so hard that it’s frustrating? We will show you how to make it happen!

July 6: Minecraft: Sword Creators*

The Epic Game Is Back! We will be firing up the forge in Minecraft and creating our own weird and wacky SWORDS! Learning to code and create in Minecraft is the first step towards becoming a Minecraft Madness Master! Control what your sword looks like, what it does, and even when it can be used! Use your new sword to chop blocks faster than ever and gather resources like a true Minecraft Champion!

*Due to the Independence Day Holiday, observed on Monday July 5th, this session will only meet for 4 days (Tues-Fri). The session will start on Tuesday July 6th and the tuition will be prorated accordingly.

July 12: Minecraft: Extreme Explosions

Welcome to Minecraft Extreme Explosions! Join us as we drill, dig and blast a massive tunnel down to the underground world of Minecraft. Escape to a new world of possibilities as we build tracks for mining, underground coasters, and a ton of new lantern lit rooms! Once we create and explore our new world…LET’S EXPLODE IT!

July 19: Roblox: Obbies

Have you ever wanted to create your own video game obstacle course? Prepare to design and code your map, then light it up with wild and challenging super colorful obstacles. Navigate and bounce around your own Obby all while making it better every time! Learn to create kill blocks, hoops of fire, and pits of doom! Then, share your obby with all of your friends and family!

July 26: Mystery Maps Maker

Campers will work together to design, and build their very own awesome world! Prepare to dream big and code hard as we challenge ourselves to come up with secret portals and hidden pits. Then, share your map with fellow campers and explore the wacky worlds they have created! Beware of the lava monsters lair! He loves the taste of fresh Roblox characters.

August 2: Roblox: Obbies 2.0

The most amazing component of the Roblox world is that campers can make it into anything they desire! You can build, destroy, set rules, and keep score! Create the most complex Obby yet as we explore all of the endless possibilities within Roblox. Master the art of Roblox Character Creation to design and create the coolest and wildest avatar EVER! Then use your new avatar to jump, climb, and crawl through the strangest, most colorful, and trickiest Obstacle course you can imagine.

Game Development, Ages 10-12

June 7: Roblox: Extreme Racing

Do you love Roblox and want to learn how to make your own games? In this exciting camp for beginners, students will learn the Roblox Studio game creation engine and the Lua scripting language, and build exciting professional grade games, including Racing games, and Dodgeball games. Students will master important coding concepts such as conditionals, loops, and functions, and learn a powerful scripting language used by pro developers around the world! Throughout the week, campers use the Roblox Studio editor and Lua (Roblox programming language) to build their very own Adventure Map. Each day will present a new challenge and a key concept, such as conditionals and variables. The ultimate goal of this program is to ensure campers are having fun while learning new concepts to progress their learning and build confidence coding, so they may prepare for the next learning opportunity in the future, all while having fun!

June 14: Roblox: Super Build Battles

Fans of Fortnite, we need you! Instead of just playing your favorite battle royale games, why not design your own? In this exciting program campers will use a professional 3D game development software, like Lua, to build levels and assets and create action and battle sequences inspired by popular games like Fortnite. In this popular camp, students will create a Fortnite-style Battle Royale game in Roblox! Students will learn both the basics of 3D game development and fundamental programming concepts using the Lua programming language. This camp is designed for beginner to intermediate students who are interested in both programming and game development.

June 21: Roblox: Real Robux Creator

In this popular camp, students will design and code an awesome Advanced Obby and Tycoon game in Roblox, and then learn how to monetize them to make Robux at the Roblox marketplace! Students will learn both the basics of 3D game development and fundamental programming concepts using the Lua programming language. This camp is designed for beginner to intermediate students who are interested in programming, game design, and entrepreneurship.

June 28: Roblox: Marble Mania

LET’S ROLL! Prepare to get creative with Roblox studio and replace the default character with…A Marble! Code your very own marble extreme course then set it ablaze with the lightning fast super speed setting. Fly down ramps, jump across kill blocks, and smash into walls with your very own marble based Obbie. Oh..Did we mention they can fly! Change colors, teleport to other areas of the map, and explode into a million pieces as you try to design and play the most creative course you can!

July 6: Minecraft: Forge Your Sword*

Fire up the Forge! Are you ready to start making the coolest stuff in Minecraft Camp? In this EPIC camp we will be creating a Super Powerful Sword, and creating a cute and cuddly monster. Until the monster tries to EAT YOU! Because we will be coding this out ourselves you have the ability to change EVERYTHING. Want the sheep to be lions – DO IT! Want the Sword to be made of Corn– DO IT! Want the ground to be on FIRE – MAKE IT SO! Tap the unlimited potential of Minecraft Camp coding as we create, customize, and destroy anything you want!

*Due to the Independence Day Holiday, observed on Monday July 5th, this session will only meet for 4 days (Tues-Fri). The session will start on Tuesday July 6th and the tuition will be prorated accordingly.

July 12: Minecraft: Build and Boom!

Down, down, down we go! Start with an underground tunnel, then a transport track, and finally… construct a secret underground city complete with elevators, lanterns, and even rides to entertain your guests. In this post-apocalyptic world, the most prepared will survive! Hide from or tame the Ender Dragon as you form alliances, build tunnels, and gain resources with your teammates. Remember to cover your tracks by cleverly disguising your entrances. Build a moat filled with traps to keep rival teams out. THEN BLOW IT ALL UP!

July 19: Roblox: Mega Sky Challenge

Explore LUA Script Coding to design their very own obstacle course video game. Create your world, set your obstacles, design your player, then try to beat your own advanced course! Create floating challenges that will change the way you think about how video games are created and played. Navigate your way through Hoops of Fire, LAVA Landings, and huge gaps, as you design and navigate the toughest, coolest, most fun obstacle course you can dream up!

July 26: Roblox: Master Worlds Maker

Campers will spend hours and hours creating the most incredible world they can think of. Let’s design our own world, create our own monsters, and navigate tricky terrain! Together we can dream, code, and even destroy some of the most incredible maps imaginable, but be careful, you don’t want to fall off the cliff into the dreaded Lava Monster’s lair! We hear he eat Roblox characters for EVERY MEAL!

August 2: Roblox: Ultimate Obstacle Courses

Together with our expert counselors, our campers will explore LUA Script Coding to design their very own obstacle course video game. Create your world, set your obstacles, design your player, then try to beat your own course! Dash, Dodge, and Shimmy your way through Hoops of Fire, LAVA Landings, and huge gaps, as you design and navigate the toughest, coolest, most fun obstacle course you can dream up!

IDEAS’ Game Dev. Camp Weekly Activities Include

Quest activities are approximately 30-minutes long and are intended to provide campers with a fun and educational opportunity to experiment with a variety of unique and innovative programs such as Minecraft, Roblox and more. Not every Game Dev. activity is offered on a weekly basis. Please check the Game Development schedule for the activities being offered each week.

GaGa and Backyard Sports

Traditional indoor and outdoor sports including: GaGa, Soccer, Volleyball, Beach Games, Cornhole.

Screen Breaks & Fitness Games

Get your body moving and your steps in as campers experience the Camp Rock Wall, Ninja Obstacle Course, Relay Races, Scavenger Hunts, and more.

Gaming & ESports

Campers have the opportunity to go head-to-head with other campers and instructors in Fortnite-Style BattleFront games. Publish your games for the world to play.

Technology Visual Arts

Design and create your own Avatar and customize it to your exact specifications to enhance your Gaming Experience.

Digital Media

Record, edit and produce your own show based off of your own In-Camp Gaming Experiences just like your favorite You-Tuber.

Daily Swimming

Summer is hot so we like to cool down daily with Open Swim & Swim Games led by Red Cross Certified Lifeguards and Swim Instructors.

A Typical Day At IDEAS’ Game Development Camp

Complimentary Morning Extended Care
(7:30am to 8:45am – included and free)
Normal Camp Hours
(8:45am to 9am)
Each Day Begins With:

Morning Meeting & Counselor Challenge Games

ACTIVITY 1

Morning Activity 1

ACTIVITY 2

Outdoor Backyard Sports or Indoor Interactive Game Wall & Fitness

COMPLIMENTARY SNACK

(Before 10:30am – included and free)

ACTIVITY 3

Morning Activity 3

ACTIVITY 4

Morning Activity 4

LUNCH

Campers Bring Their Own Lunch

All of the above is an example of a daily schedule. Activity times and programs change week-to-week.

ACTIVITY 5

Afternoon Activity 5

ACTIVITY 6

Afternoon Activity 6

ACTIVITY 7

GaGa, Create-a-Game & Sport, or Swimming

ACTIVITY 8

Afternoon Activity 8

Each Day Concludes With:

Afternoon Meeting & Counselor Challenge Games

All of the above is an example of a daily schedule. Activity times and programs change week-to-week.

Normal Camp Hours Pick-Up
(2:55pm to 3:15pm)
Complimentary Afternoon Extended Care
(3:15pm to 5:30pm – included and free)

About Game Dev. Camp 

Led by experienced and creative adults who work in both education and camps, IDEAS’ Game Development Camp provides your son or daughter with a summer camp environment specifically designed for boys and girls who want to focus on a game development program throughout the week, but also prefer to extend the learning and fun through multiple experiences that provide a variety of real-life applicable technology of the present and future. Campers will have plenty of screen breaks and enjoy the opportunity to climb on the IDEAS Rock Wall and participate in free swim under the supervision of our highly trained lifeguards.

No prior experience necessary. All skill levels are welcome. We provide all technology on location.

IDEAS’ Game Development campers will want to arrive early each day of Game Dev. Camp. Pivot your love for playing video games and learn how to create, modify and design them. Game Development programs provides the learning path into the $40 Billion gaming industry, and it all starts right here at IDEAS Summer Camps. Turn your knowledge of Roblox, Minecraft and other popular coding games into real world applicable skills that will last a lifetime. Create your own 2D or 3D game with industry-applicable software to create the next best-selling video game! 

Come explore with us and get inspired by energetic instructors committed to the development and preparation of the entire camper. It’s time to take off and build gaming, computer and programming skills that will build the foundation for many years to come – join us!

Each week offers boys and girls a new theme and plenty of outdoor activities, providing them with interactions, experiences and stories which will become the focus of attention during both the ride home and at the dinner table.

Note: IDEAS Camps believes in the educational philosophy that students learn best when collaborating with their peers. From a social standpoint, campers learn teamwork, cooperation, and the importance of sharing and implementing ideas. This philosophy has been supported by some the world’s leading educators and technologists and backed by extensive academic research. However, campers may ask to work by themselves upon request.

 

Activities at IDEAS

IDEAS’ Game Development campers will flourish with a healthy balance between daily hands-on gaming, programming, gaming projects and interactive high-energy daily activities that include both indoor and outdoor activity and play, including swimming and the rock wall. Parents, you will not have to worry about your campers sleeping well in the evening as they fall asleep dreaming about the next camp day’s fun-filled, interactive, and action-packed camp day! Each week presents a new Roblox and/or Minecraft program for campers of all ages and experience levels.

We believe there is a direct correlation between the movement of the body and an enhanced capacity for the developing mind to innovate and create. Therefore, each day all IDEAS’ campers participate in a variety of play, from the enjoyment of traditional sports and games to free swim.

Each day will present a new challenge and a key concept, such as conditionals and variables. The ultimate goal of this program is to ensure campers are having fun while learning new concepts to progress their learning and build confidence coding, so they may prepare for the next learning opportunity in the future, all while having fun! No prior experience is required. We provide all technology on location.

Our Leadership

Rest assured parents, because we are obsessed with the details of sourcing, hiring, and training excellent instructors and counselors to work at IDEAS Camp. Our company has 22+ years of experience sourcing, hiring and training well-qualified professionals to lead your children, who are entrusted under our supervision and care, each and every day. All IDEAS’ Game Development campers are led by experienced and creative adults who have extensive experience working in education and/or working in a camp setting. Each IDEAS’ instructor who works with your son or daughter is fully vetted and has passed local and nationwide criminal background checks, in-depth reference checks, and a behavioral personality test – all to ensure that our company core values are upheld and our expectations are fully met each and every camp day.

Moreover, we have a dedicated team at IDEAS’ Winter Headquarters who work year-round to ensure each camp team member is a proper fit and represents our high level of standards including: safety, experience, courtesy, respect, professionalism, flexibility, and enjoyment. Our entire team of full time and seasonal professionals is filled with persons who lead-by-example, put others before themselves, serve as mentors and friends, and lastly celebrate your camper’s effort over results.

Our Training

IDEAS’ dedicated full-time Talent Acquisition team works year-round at IDEAS’ Winter Headquarters, all of whom have children of their own and obsessed with the execution of a proven and extensive professional hiring process. Moreover, we work throughout the year to develop an immersive multi-day, 30+ hour training experience which includes teachings, materials, professional development, and lessons presented: online, during webinars, in-person and on-the-job.

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“I know how hard it is for the older kids to attend camp. For full transparency, my 7th grader really did not want to go to our camp this morning. However, he came home today so excited that two of his friends were in his group AND that he got to learn a new type of coding language. Here I was nervous all day and he totally surprised me when I picked him up. Just wanted to let you know since I most likely sounded the “false alarm” earlier today when we spoke in the morning. Here’s to a great rest of the week”

Jermaine D.

“Spectacular camp. Amazing. Cinthia and all of her friends attended camp last week (they were the Heroic Stemsters team) and each had an absolute blast. The camp had quite an impression on all of them since they could not stop talking about the fitness games, computer games, and counselor games they played and participated in. The IDEAS counselors provided the confidence and builds the self-esteem these girls need to feel comfortable in a mostly all boys program. I can assure you that more and more girls will be attending your camp in the future since I am now your biggest fan. Thanks again.”

Anna P.

“Your free extended care was really helpful to Dorothy and me this past summer. I cannot thank you enough for adding that as a free option. Usually, I cannot afford to send my older daughter to this high level of a camp because of the cost to attend these programs in the area. But since you include all of the free options, my husband and I can now send Dorothy to multiple weeks of your camp. Thank you for your generosity and making it affordable for all to attend.”

Kristy T.

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