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Active Learning Chess, Minecraft, and GameMaker Video Game Creation Camps

  • Program Address:

    DeVry University
    2490 Paseo Verde Parkway
    Henderson, NV 89074, U.S.A.

    Tel:
    Phone: 888-652-4377
  • Winter Address:

    Active Learning Services
    8911 Forest Bend Creek Way
    Spring, TX 77379, U.S.A.

Active Learning Services provides exciting and enriching summer camps for children ages 5-16. Programs include chess camps where professional chess instructors teach children of all abilities to play and improve their games. Also our popular video game creation and animation camps give children a great opportunity to learn the basics of game design and computer programming. Students can attend morning or afternoon half-day programs or combine two programs for a full day of fun. They will have a blast with excellent instructors and make new friends with other campers, all while learning and developing their minds!

USA Chess Camp - Ages 5-15 (half and full day)

This summer USA Chess is offering our exciting and entertaining chess camp at more than 100 locations nationwide. USA Chess is the largest and premier chess camp organizer for children in the United States. The staff is comprised of the finest children's chess instructors in North America. Registration options include mornings, afternoon and all-day sessions. Campers experience chess instruction and play in a fun filled environment designed to improve their skills whether they are interested in casual or competitive chess. Tuition includes trophy, chess set and much more.

Video Game Creation Camps:

Video Game Creation - Platform Style (Ages 8-16)

In this camp children build a game described as a "platform" game like Sonic or Mario. Children have a blast as their characters do the impossible, overcome obstacles and enemies and then conquer the Big Boss. The character progresses on a long path (like a journey) with the background scrolling behind it and adversaries, prizes, obstacles, are encountered as it goes. Lessons on the basics will be similar to the Arcade course in the very beginning, but the class diverges and different programming techniques are taught in order to build this Platform game. This is a half-day program. Students can add an additional program to make it a full day camp.

Kodu Video Game Creation Adventure Style Ages 8 - 13, Introductory to Intermediate

Children will have the option of creating a video game on a Microsoft computer or learning how to program using a Microsoft Xbox controller! Students will create their own cool custom world and navigate through it. Within this world they will create tasks that need to be completed in order to progress to the next level. Some of those tasks include escaping a maze created by the student, a survival mode, outwitting rivals, creating decoys and collecting bonus items ! This is a half-day camp. Xbox controller is optional and supplied by the student. Students can add an additional program to make it a full day camp.

Modding, Networking and Hosting with Minecraft - Ages 8-15

Children of all experience levels can enjoy this half day camp. Children learn the game, controls, recipes and then learn the basics of hosting & networking on a local network that only our campers access. Next campers connect to different worlds hosted on our secure server and experiment with character skins, mods and custom maps. The week is full of challenges, team events and contests as the children build in the Active Learning World that grows over time.

  • Camp size:
    100
  • Founded:
    1997
  • Gender:
    Co-Educational
  • Maximum age:
    16
  • Minimum age:
    5
  • Season opens:
    June 24, 2019
  • Season closes:
    June 28, 2019

Activities

  • Chess
  • Computers
  • Game Design
  • Animation
  • Programming
  • Math
  • Gifted and Talented
  • Science


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