Want to create your own computer games? We offer game development summer camps for students ages 11 to 18 on our Lacey campus. These week-long half-day camps will introduce and familiarize students with the processes and applications of game development. Our game camps are a great way for students to gain exposure to higher learning academic settings and hands-on experience with industry technology.

Level 1 – Beginner game development camps

In this week-long half-day camp, students will be taught by Saint Martin’s faculty to create and modify simple gaming programs using Gamemaker. They will be introduced to object-based programming, graphic and sound files as well as basic animation.

Prerequisites: No prior experience required. Students should come with an interest in developing games. Throughout the week, students will be able to share projects with family and friends and at the end of the camp week, they can continue programming at home.

  • Week of June 24
  • Week of July 8
  • Week of July 22

Level 2 – Intermediate game development camps

In this week-long camp, half-day students will be taught by Saint Martin’s faculty to create intermediate level programs in Gamemaker and will receive an introduction to Unity, a 3D game engine and the number one tool in the industry. Students will learn the basics of Unity.

Prerequisites: Students should come to the camp having taken Level 1 – Beginner camp, or have taken a computer class at the high school level. Throughout the week, students will be able share projects with family and friends and at the end of the camp week they can continue programming at home.

  • Week of July 15
  • Week of July 29

Important information for all camps

Time:  8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Please drop off students between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. and pick up students between 12:30 and 1 p.m.

Location: Panowicz Foundry for Innovation, room 106
Find building 23 on campus map.

Cost: $200 per camp
Students may register for multiple weeks or levels.

Details: 

  • Camps are geared for students ages 11 to 18
  • Sessions will be supervised by an instructor and student assistants
  • If registering more than one student, please complete separate registration forms for each student
  • Tuition assistance is not available at this time

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Mario Guimaraes at mguimaraes@stmartin.edu.