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Code & Play: Develop Your Own VR Game – ONLINE (Ages 9-14)

Summer 2020

If there’s one thing that can keep a kid quiet in their room all day it’s a computer game. But spending hours parked in front of a screen is not exactly ideal for learning.

Until now.

Our new two-week workshop, Code and Play: Develop Your Own VR Game, encourages kids not to spend endless hours playing computer games, but designing them instead (while learning to code and create virtual reality to boot!)

Each day, learners will get to interact with the instructor and other kids during a 60-minute online class on coding and game design. Then they will work independently to develop their own 30-second to 1-minute virtual reality game in our online campsite. The game will feature a simple storyline and one or more characters. Using a smartphone and a Cardboard viewer*, your child can experience the 360-degree virtual reality world they created in a simple, fun and affordable way.

MORNINGS (10 – 11 am):

  • Online lesson and discussion in webinar format with instructor and fellow campers.

AFTERNOONS (11 am – 3:45 pm):

  • One-on-one online support is available in the afternoon in case campers have any questions, making it an ideal time for learners to work on projects. 24-HR.

ACCESS TO LEARNING MATERIALS:

  • Outside of workshop hours, learners will have 24-hour online access to resources, including tutorials and exercises, via our camper website.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Computer or tablet with latest version of Google Chrome and a stable internet connection, webcam and microphone
  • *The smartphone and the cardboard viewer are not essential for the camp but are highly recommended to experience the virtual reality effects. You can purchase a cardboard viewer from several online vendors for about $15 – $20.
Schedule

Mon – Fri

Start Date

July 06, 2020

End Date

July 17, 2020

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92053

$299

Product Description

If there’s one thing that can keep a kid quiet in their room all day it’s a computer game. But spending hours parked in front of a screen is not exactly ideal for learning.

Until now.

Our new two-week workshop, Code and Play: Develop Your Own VR Game, encourages kids not to spend endless hours playing computer games, but designing them instead (while learning to code and create virtual reality to boot!)

Each day, learners will get to interact with the instructor and other kids during a 60-minute online class on coding and game design. Then they will work independently to develop their own 30-second to 1-minute virtual reality game in our online campsite. The game will feature a simple storyline and one or more characters. Using a smartphone and a Cardboard viewer*, your child can experience the 360-degree virtual reality world they created in a simple, fun and affordable way.

MORNINGS (10 – 11 am):

  • Online lesson and discussion in webinar format with instructor and fellow campers.

AFTERNOONS (11 am – 3:45 pm):

  • One-on-one online support is available in the afternoon in case campers have any questions, making it an ideal time for learners to work on projects. 24-HR.

ACCESS TO LEARNING MATERIALS:

  • Outside of workshop hours, learners will have 24-hour online access to resources, including tutorials and exercises, via our camper website.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Computer or tablet with latest version of Google Chrome and a stable internet connection, webcam and microphone
  • *The smartphone and the cardboard viewer are not essential for the camp but are highly recommended to experience the virtual reality effects. You can purchase a cardboard viewer from several online vendors for about $15 – $20.

Additional Information

Schedule

Mon – Fri

Start Date

July 06, 2020

End Date

July 17, 2020

Course Reference Number (CRN)

92053