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. Students will produce working games during the session, with a showcase of games on the last day. 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 2018, including graduating seniors.
Registrations accepted online until noon on 6/6/18. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available.
Resident Camper: $410
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 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: $370
Commuters are campers who elect not to stay overnight in the residence halls. Commuters do not eat breakfast on campus but will be provided with lunch and dinner. Commuters will be able to go to the residence halls between sessions with teammates or friends if they choose.
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.
Early cancellations due to medical reasons will receive a full refund minus $25 cancellation fee if the cancellation is requested 7 days prior to the camp. Medical documentation must be provided and received before the start of camp to qualify. All other cancellations, including those with medical documentation received after the start of camp, will receive payment back minus $50. NO REFUNDS will be given for no shows or campers sent home for disciplinary reasons. All cancellation requests must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org; provide registrant's name, camp and medical documentation, if applicable. Refunds will be returned to name and address of payer.
Pre-camp information will be available on this website three weeks prior to the start of camp. Pre-camp information includes check-in and out times with locations, daily schedule, what to bring and other important information you will need to know before attending camp.
Each camper must complete the healthEcamper online form 5 days prior to arrival for each camp they attend; no camper will be allowed to participate without completing the form. You can complete the healthEcamper online form after registering. Use the email address provided to register for this camp as your user name on the healthEcamper website to avoid receiving emails from us indicating you have not completed this health form.
UW-Whitewater will hold all campers responsible for their conduct. Serious misconduct or disruption will lead to immediate dismissal from camp. Campers dismissed from the camp will not receive a refund. Review Summer Camp Rules for more details.
Parking permits are required to park on campus. You may park for free at the location and time of check-in and check-out. All other locations and times you will need to have a parking permit to avoid a ticket. Campers driving themselves and keeping their car on campus must pick up a parking permit from camp director at the initial camp meeting.
By registering for an event, you agree to our Registration Terms and Conditions. Please review the Registration Terms and Conditions for more details.
Be aware that we advise you to leave all non-essential, portable electronic devices at home (iPod, iTouch, cell phones, etc), but ultimately it is your decision. We will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items and we do not have open Wi-Fi for electronic devices.
|7:00 - 8:30 a.m.||Breakfast|
|9:00 - 11:15 a.m.||Faculty-led sessions|
|11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.||Lunch / Free Time|
|2:00 - 4:15 p.m.||Game/Asset developemnt|
|4:30 - 6:00 p.m.||Dinner|
|6:30 - 8:30 p.m.||Game-Related Activities|
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 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 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/.
Each camper will be covered by a limited accident insurance policy. The insurance includes primary coverage up to $7,500 and $300 maximum dental insurance. Insurance does not cover pre-existing injuries and is for accidents only. The cost of insurance is included in the registration fee.
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.
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.