A Tynker CodeMaker Camp™ in Any Where, OH

GAME-ON

GAME-ON offers week-long camps where kids learn to code and create amazing things in a fun and engaging environment.
by Simone Bess
Simone is an engineer who loves teaching! From room-sized computers to watches, she loves to code!
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Week-long summer camps available

$200
8Jun - 12Jun

Game Design Studio 1

Learn what it takes to build your own video game worlds. Design and build your own games from start to finish by connecting Lego-like code blocks. Build 2D game worlds, design animated heroes and villains, program game controls and motion, add music, and program game logic. At the end of the week, show off your own original games and play them with friends and family. No prior programming experience required.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 9:30 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 3-5
$200
15Jun - 19Jun

Game Design Studio 2

Learn to plan and design a variety of game types. Over the course of a week, you will design and build 2D platformers, top-down RPGs, side scrollers, and physics-based games. Students learn a foundation of programming basics and apply them as they build a different class of game each day. Use the level editor to create a physics game like Angry Birds and design platformer and top-down worlds. At the end of the week, show off your own original games and play them with friends and family. No prior programming experience required.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 9:30 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Beginner
  • Grades 6-8
$200
22Jun - 26Jun

AR Studio

Bring the real world into the virtual world in your AR games. Learn to add special effects to your camera feed and use hand gestures to interact with virtual game elements.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 9:30 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Intermediate
  • Grades 5-7
$200
6Jul - 10Jul

3D Game Design Studio

Learn to build Minecraft games such as Capture the Flag, Slimeball Soccer, Tower Defense, and more.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 9:30 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Intermediate
  • Grades 6-8
$400
13Jul - 17Jul

Minecraft Modding

Create your own Minecraft server modifications and minigames while learning fundamental coding concepts. Discover what you can do with code!
No prior programming experience required.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 9:30 AM
  • Pick-up time: 2:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Intermediate
  • Grades 6-8
$200
20Jul - 24Jul

JavaScript Coding

An introduction to JavaScript for intermediate or advanced coders in upper middle or high school. In this advanced lesson plan, students will be introduced to JavaScript as they complete engaging lessons, solve challenging puzzles, and build their own games in JavaScript. This course is ideal for students who have already completed at least one Tynker course and are comfortable with the basics of programming logic and computational thinking. This course will help them transition to JavaScript and adapt to the additional challenges of text-based syntax.

Students who successfully complete this lesson plan will demonstrate a strong mastery of JavaScript syntax, as well as the ability to creatively program games and other projects and debug their own code. Students will also be able to come up with an idea for a game and take it through the entire design and implementation process, creating custom versions of many of their favorite games in JavaScript.

Topics Covered: JavaScript syntax, sequencing, repetition, conditional logic, nested loops, automation, pattern recognition, simple motion, keyboard and mouse events, creating and using an HTML canvas, operators, expressions, variables, collision detection, using arrays and objects to store structured data.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 9:30 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Advanced
  • Grades 7+
$200
27Jul - 31Jul

Python Coding

Introduction to Python for intermediate or advanced coders in upper middle or high school. In this advanced lesson plan, students will be introduced to Python as they complete engaging lessons, solve challenging puzzles, and build their own games in Python. This course is ideal for students who have already completed at least one Tynker course and are comfortable with the basics of programming logic and computational thinking. This course will help them transition to Python and adapt to the additional challenges of text-based syntax.

Students who successfully complete this lesson plan will demonstrate a strong mastery of Python syntax, as well as the ability to creatively program games and other projects and debug their own code. Students will also be able to come up with an idea for a game and take it through the entire design and implementation process, creating custom versions of many of their favorite games in Python.

Topics Covered: Python syntax, sequencing, repetition, conditional logic, nested loops, automation, pattern recognition, simple motion, keyboard and mouse events, pen drawing, operators, expressions, variables, Turtle graphics, using arrays and objects to store structured data.

  • Schedule
  • Drop-off time: 9:30 AM
  • Pick-up time: 12:00 PM
  • Recommended level
  • Advanced
  • Grades 7+

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GAME-ON Camp offers week-long camps where kids learn technology fundamentals in a fun and engaging environment. Our camps are designed to inspire young learners to create their own games, program LEGO WeDo robots, build games and create Minecraft mods.

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