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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 2019, including graduating seniors.

Date: June 9 - 13, 2019

Game Development

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Registrations accepted online until noon on 6/5/19. We do accept walk up registrations at event check-in, if space is available.

Resident Camper: $420

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: $380

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.

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 6/9/19.

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.

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), check-in and out times with locations, confirmed daily schedule, 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.

Summer Camp Rules

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.

Driving Directions

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

Parking

Parking permits are required on all vehicles parked on campus at all times, with the exception of the location of the time of check-in/check-out and 5 p.m. Fridays to 11:00 p.m. Sundays.  Registrants driving themselves and keeping their car on campus must pick up a parking permit from director at the initial event meeting.  More information on parking is on the Visitor Center website.

Registration Terms & Conditions

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 recommend that all portable electronic devices be left at home (iPod, Fitbit, 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.

Game Development Interests

  • Game Art
  • Game Programing

Typical Daily Schedule

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 development
4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Game-Related Activities

*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.

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.