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Game Camp Nation

Directors: Margo Unruh

Weeklong and multi-week day and overnight summer programs for ages 7-17

Held at an upscale extended-stay hotel near you (Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG)

Established in 2006

Game Camp Nation

This summer, Harness your child's passion for video games to fuel their future, strengthen self-confidence and make new friends. Creativity, critical thinking, communication & collaboration: we emphasize the 4Cs needed for success in today's media-driven world. Hands-on projects spark curiosity and the sense of accomplishment that accelerates transition from hesitation to independence.

Our groups are intentionally kept small, and our staff encourage the kinds of peer interaction that easily make friends. At Game Camp Nation, campers ages 7-17 can learn to computer program, design video games, code an object-oriented environment, mod Minecraft, engineer special effects, model and animate 3D characters, and more.

Within our programs your child will learn new STEM skills which are necessary for success in today's media-driven world: creativity & innovation, critical thinking & problem solving, communication & collaboration.

All of our year-round faculty have at least bachelor's degrees and the remaining instructors are in possession or pursuit thereof. We teach our campers in small groups with a ratio of no more than 5:1 in order to encourage learning and allowing them to move at their own pace.

It's also summer and time for some fun and relaxation. So, between their classes they can play an FPS, RTS or MOBA match in the media lab, take a swim in the pool, play some Magic the Gathering, or claim a seat and grab a controller to race, fight, and battle your way to glory on the camp's leaderboard.

Please visit www.gamecamp.com for details. Join us this summer at a location near you!

  • Camp size:
    5:1 Instructor
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  • Directors:
    Margo Unruh
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  • Nearest city:
    Raleigh, NC
  • Season opens:
    June 18, 2018
  • Season closes:
    July 6, 2018


  • Game Design with Tynker
  • Minecraft Mod Design with Tynker
  • 2D Game Design with Construct
  • Coding & Minecraft Modding with Java
  • 3D Game Design with Unreal
  • 3D Game Programming with C# and Unity
  • 3D Modeling & Animation with Maya
  • Leadership
  • eSports

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