Video Game Design

A Five or Ten Day Coding Camp!

Don’t just play video games, build and enjoy your own! At camp students will learn beginner and intermediate coding concepts by programming camper created video games. This intensive class includes how to develop structured programs and video games, by using functions, conditionals, structures and lists. Students may progress as quickly as they are able to and excel at their own speed. Advanced topics are also covered including lists of structures, binary trees, mutual recursion and abstract functions.

Instructor: Dan Anderson is a long time, computer science educator and innovator. Mr. Anderson received his B.S. in Physics from U.C.L.A. and his M.S. in Building Systems (Civil Engineering) from Colorado University at Boulder. He was a photovoltaic manufacturing engineer and while he worked as an engineer, he installed growers for silicon crystals, built factory automation and test equipment, and wrote process specifications for manufacturing solar cells.

His teaching methodology uses programming languages to communicate increasingly abstract concepts to 7th-12th graders. Dan’s students are currently working on a self-driving robot that incorporates the same concepts as the Google Self Driving Car!

Camp Details

Ages: This camp intensive is designed 13 to 17 year olds.

Gender: Girls and Boys

Times: 9:00am – 3:00pm each day.

Where TEA Upper School located in Martis Valley at 9753 Ellington Ln, Truckee, CA 96161.

When – This camp can be taken as either a one week or two week camp intensive.

  • Monday, July 17 – Friday, July 21
  • Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28

Campers taking both sessions will build on concepts and skills developed since day one. Campers brand new to coding can join Session 2.

Capacity:  To provide the best possible camp experience capacity is set at 20.

Cost – $900 for the complete two week course. Or choose one week of camp at $500.  Sign up for both and save $100!

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Video Camp Design

Week 1

07/17/2017 – 07/21/2017

Video Game Design

Week 2

07/24/2017 – 07/28/2017