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UW-Whitewater Game Development Camp

This week-long residential camp is designed for high school students interested in game development. Participants will create games in teams, with an opportunity to work on programming and the creation and manipulation of art and sound assets. Participants will produce working games during the session, with a showcase of games on the last day. Participants will learn and practice making art for their games created during the camp.  No experience is necessary. A typical day will include faculty-led sessions with students in the morning, supervised work time and team game/asset development in the afternoons, followed by game-related activities in the evenings (films, game tournaments, etc.).   This camp is available to students entering grades 8-12 in the fall of 2020, including graduating seniors.

Limited to the first 50 registrants.

Date: Sunday, June 28 - Thursday, July 02, 2020

Game Development

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 6/24/20. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available. Walk-up registration will be available to download here after the online registration closes.

Resident Camper:  $440

Resident campers will be housed in one of the residence halls located on the UW-Whitewater campus. The residence hall has a secured entrance and the campers are monitored by the residence hall directors, assistants, and by our own camp counseling staff. Roommate requests made by online registration closing date will be honored when possible; otherwise campers are paired by age and gender. Developing new friends is encouraged. Rooms are double occupancy only. Please note that our residence halls are not air conditioned. We strongly advise campers to bring a fan if possible. The bathrooms and showers offer clean, individual stalls for privacy. Resident campers will have three well-balanced meals each full day. Meals are included in the registration fee.

Commuter Camper: $400

Commuter campers can arrive at the designated check-in time and location. Commuters will not receive a room key for the residence hall but are welcome to socialize in the residence hall with friends during breaks. Only lunch and dinner will be served to commuter campers. Report to camp before the first session of the day after breakfast. The authorized driver can pick up the commuter camper at the conclusion of camp each day after checking out with staff.

Fees Include

The resident camp fee covers lodging, meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt* and insurance. The commuter fee includes noon and evening meals, instruction, a camp t-shirt* and insurance.

*T-shirts are guaranteed if registered by 6/12/20.

Refunds

All registrant accounts must be paid in full three weeks (21 days) prior to the start of the event.  Registrants with outstanding balances after payment is due in full are subject to being removed from the event roster without refund. Please contact Continuing Education Services at cesevents@uww.edu prior to this deadline if extenuating circumstances prevent you from completing a payment.

In the event of a cancellation, Continuing Education Services should be notified no later than 21 days before the start date of the event session in order to receive a refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit. Cancellation requests received less than 21 days from the start of the event will receive a refund minus a 50% late cancellation fee of event cost. Cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund, less the $100 non-refundable deposit, if the cancellation is requested and medical documentation is provided prior to the start of the event. Valid medical cancellations must include a signed letter from a licensed physician to qualify. NO REFUNDS will be given for withdrawal due to early departures, disciplinary reasons or no show after the event has started.

All cancellation requests must be submitted to cesevents@uww.edu; provide registrant's name, event title and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.

We reserve the right to cancel any event due to low enrollment; in such a case, all fees paid will be refunded or the registrant can choose to apply fees to a different summer event.

Received an Award, Sponsorship or Discount?

For those participants who will be receiving a sponsorship to attend this event: Register and use the promo code your sponsor gave you. The sponsorship will be deducted from your invoice.  Any remaining balance remains the participant's responsibility. Any cancellations will result in the sponsorship funds being returned to the supporting organization.

Any qualifying discounts given by the event will not be applied after you have paid in full. Be sure to use the promo code during check out to receive your discount. You will be charged if you do not qualify for requested discount at the start of event.

A processing fee will be assessed if a refund is issued due to overpayment on your account.

Questions, received an award/scholarship without a promo code or want to use two promo codes? Please call Continuing Education Services at 262-472-3165 or email cesevents@uww.edu before registering to avoid overpayment fees.

Want to Sponsor a Registrant?

You can sponsor a registrant and cover all or partial fees. We have received requests in the past from schools, companies, organizations, friends and family members that would like to send their chosen registrant to a specific event. If you would like to sponsor a registrant, you can request a promo code that you may give to your chosen registrant. Click here for more details.

Confirmation Emails

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent to your email account. Contact cesevents@uww.edu if you do not receive this confirmation email. Historically email accounts used from centurytel.net and wi.rr.com are blocked from receiving notifications from us or may end up in your spam folder. You are able to register using these accounts; however, you will not receive emails from us. Please make sure you have a working email address on file with us to be able to receive important announcements and updates about this event.

Info Packet

Pre camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre camp information includes medication requirements (complete only if taking meds at this event), parking details, check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, mailing address for camper mail, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp. If any medical information changes, it is your responsibility to notify Continuing Education Services at cesevent@uww.edu.

Info Packet Available 3 weeks prior to event

Check in and Orientation

Resident and commuter campers must check in at the location mentioned in the Info Packet. Parents/guardians are invited to visit with staff members and ask any last minute questions. Please note that there are no structured activities during the check-in period, but residential staff will be in the residence hall to help campers get settled in their rooms and encourage campers to begin getting to know one another in an informal setting. Commuter campers can socialize at the dorms and go with the group to first session.

Arrival/Departure Outside the Event Scheduled Time

If your schedule results in you arriving after the designated check-in or before check-out time, please indicate in your registration the time you will arrive/depart in the “Special Need/Comments” field or email cesevents@uww.edu, if changes happened after you registered. On the day of arrival to campus, check the schedule in the Info Packet to see where the group will be at the time of your arrival. Please call the staff number listed in the Info Packet if you have any questions the day you arrive. If there are questions prior to camp, please contact cesevents@uww.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

We receive many questions from registrants and guardians.  Click here to review our frequently asked questions about summer camps.

Driving Directions

Directions to the campus can be found online by clicking here. A campus map can be found here. Campus building addresses can be found here.

Parking

Parking details will be available in the Info Packet.  Notice: All campus parking lots require a parking permit.  Failure to follow parking regulations will result in a fine.  More information is available on the Visitor Center website.

Terms & Conditions

By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. UW-Whitewater will hold all registrants responsible for their conduct.  Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from event.  Registrants dismissed from the event will not receive a refund.  Please review the Terms and Conditions for more details.

Be aware that we recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home, but ultimately it is your decision. We know that parents and children value the ability to be able to call each other at a moment's notice.  For that reason, we do not prohibit cell phones at camp, but ask that cell phone use does not interfere with the event and other participants.  Parents are responsible for setting clear guidelines for cell use with their child.  We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items.

Game Development Interests

  • Game Art
  • Game Programing

Typical Day One Schedule

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Check In (including Commuters)
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Camp Meeting
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:00 - 9:00 p.m. Evening Activities
9:00 p.m. Commuters Leave
9:00 - 10:00 p.m. Free Time
10:00 p.m. All students in residence hall

*All times are subject to change.

Typical Day Two - Three Schedule

7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Commuters Arrive
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Morning Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 4:30 p.m. Afternoon Sessions
4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Dinner
6:30 - 9:00 p.m. Evening Activities
9:00 p.m. Commuters Leave
9:00- 10:00 p.m. Free Time
10:15 p.m. All students in residence hall

*All times are subject to change.

Typical Final Day Schedule

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Commuters Arrive
8:30 - 11:30 a.m. Setup and Presentations
11:30 - 12:30 p.m. Check out of residence halls/ Commuters Leave

*All times are subject to change.


Camp Staff

A. Bill Miller

A. Bill Miller

A. Bill Miller, also known as 'gridworks1', has exhibited and screened his abstract ASCII drawings, animated GIFs, web browser-based compositions, and videos nationally and internationally. Bill also regularly performs and experiments with live audio/visuals using custom software patches in traditional gallery exhibitions as well as Art, Technology, and Music Festivals. Bill is an Assistant Professor of Art & Design at UW-Whitewater, where he teaches courses in motion graphics, digital video, and illustration.  http://www.master-list2000.com/abillmiller/.


Nick Hwang

Nick Hwang

Nick Hwang loves working on projects that create a sense of curiosity and community. He believes games, along with being fun, can teach us to learn, grow, and interact with one another on profound levels. Nick is an electronic musician and media collaborator who teaches courses in game studies and game development at UW-Whitewater. He has previously has taught summer programs in Louisiana and Michigan. Nick is an Assistant Professor of Communication (Media Arts & Game Development) at UW-Whitewater.  http://nickhwang.com/.


Jeff Herriott

Jeff Herriott

Jeff Herriott is the coordinator of the Media Arts and Game Development program at UW-Whitewater, where he teaches courses in Music Composition, Music Technology, and Audio Engineering. Jeff performs and composes music in a range of styles including contemporary classical, indie rock, and live laptop performance. Recent work includes a concert-length album with grammy-winning Third Coast Percussion and the score for the Kurt Russell film, Bone Tomahawk.  http://jeffherriott.com/.


Insurance

Registrants are encouraged to have their own health insurance as accident insurance provided by the University is limited. Each registrant will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $10,000. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.

Special Notice

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is committed to equal opportunity in its educational programs, activities and employment policies, for all persons, regardless of race, color, gender, creed, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status, Vietnam-era veteran status, parental status and pregnancy.

If you have any disabling condition that requires special accommodations or attention, please advise us well in advance. We will make every effort to accommodate your special needs.

By registering for this event you understand that the University may take photographs and or videos of event participants and activities. You will be required to agree at the time of registration that the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater shall be the owner of and may use such photographs and or videos relating to the promotion of future events.  You will relinquish all rights that you may claim in relation to use of said photographs and/or videos.  Any media shared with the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on social media or use of its hashtags grants the University use to media for any purpose.