Campers will spend the week creating video games using the Scratch programming language. Campers can try and recreate games that they have played for years or try to invent one of their own. The atmosphere of camp will be one of collaboration where students will collaborate on projects and provide each other with feedback and suggestions for improving their creations. Any prior knowledge of video games will provide a basis for discussions about what makes games interesting and fun to play, we will use this information as part of their design process. Campers will be provided computers and other hardware to use at camp. Campers of all levels will be challenged to create something appropriate for their age and ability level. At the end of camp there will be a game expo to show off student creations. After lunch each day, the campers will participate in a variety of activities not related to computers.
About the Director
Derek began teaching at independent schools in 2007. He holds a graduate degree in forensic science from Arcadia University and an undergraduate degree in physics from Allegheny College. At Allegheny he was a four year letterwinner with the men's soccer team, where he was captain of the team his senior year. Before joining Pomfret, Derek was a faculty member at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA and at Fountain Valley School in Colorado Springs, CO.
July 8th - 12th
Boys and Girls Age 8 - 15 Limit: 20 campers per session
Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Extended Day offered: 7:30 am - 9:00 am & 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm (Additional Fee)
$360 for Full-Day - One Week
Rader Hall is located on Worcester Academy’s main campus. Rader Hall provides access to classrooms with wireless internet, Smartboards and LCD projectors. Rader also houses the school’s library, which provides access to many different technologies and a new green screen room.
What to Bring
Lunch and Snack (nut free)
Swimsuit and towel (if desiring to swim)
Schedule (Sample Day)
9:00 am - Check in, overview of plan for the day, logic puzzle of the day
9:30 am - Lesson and Work on Projects
11:00 am - Snack break
11:15 am - Feedback Sessions and Project Improvements