CyberMath Academy’s game design camp is a selective summer program for students who would like to learn and excel at game design in the inspiring and motivating atmosphere of Harvard University. Our game design and coding camp provides a challenging environment for students in which they master game design with the participation of brilliant students from all over the globe.
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July 15– July 27, 2019 (see calendar below for details please)
* Tentative Dates. Dates might change within July 2019. Exact dates to be finalized and published on this page in October. Please contact us for more information.
Classes will be held at: Harvard University*
Residential Students will stay at: Harvard Square
Please see our faculty page for our instructors. Summer game design course instructors will be some of the instructors listed on our faculty page or other outstanding teachers with similar credentials.
What will the students learn in our game design course?
In our game design camp, we use a research-based curriculum developed at University of Colorado, Boulder. While having a lot of fun, our students will design 2D and 3D games and acquire crucial computational skills under the guidance of expert teachers. Students will use basic algorithms to track values. During the course , students will work collaboratively to:
• program a simulation
• annotate the code
• create a video that records how the program works and they process used to create it
Computational Thinking Patterns that the students will learn:
Our course will enable students to use and describe the following computational thinking patterns
• Cursor Control
• Hill Climbing
• Collaborative Diffusion
• Multiple needs
• Perceive/Act Sync
- Design and develop games
- Design and develop computational science models
- Outline sequence of exploratory steps
- Experience complete bottom-up and top-down design processes
- Employ algorithmic thinking for creating programs to solve problems
- Effectively combine interactive simulations, text, images in web pages
- Know how to orchestrate a set of applications to achieve goals, e.g., make game and simulations using Photoshop (art), AgentSheets (programming), and Excel (data analysis)
- Work in teams to build and publish their simulations as web pages containing java applets
- Define project roles and work collaboratively to produce games and simulations
- Debug games and simulations that are not working
Guest Lectures by Harvard, MIT Researchers
The guest lectures will be held at the 250-year old courtroom at Harvard University on the first day of the camp.
Learn how to get accepted to top colleges from students who currently attend Harvard, MIT and other top colleges.
Harvard, MIT Campus Tours and Lab Visits
Harvard and MIT Campus Tours and laboratory visits are scheduled each year.
We will visit the historical places to see first-hand where the United States was founded and learn about its history. Walk along The Freedom Trail, try many tastes at Quincy Market, when tired of walking hop on a Duck Tour and take a walk along Charles River. Feel smarter (pronounced SMAHTAH) at Harvard Square, join sessions at Harvard and MIT.
Schedule of Activities
|Sun, July 14||Residential and Int. Students Arrive||Orientation, Time at Harvard Square|
|Mon, July 15||Opening, Guest Lecture||Game Design Classes|
|Tue, July 16||Game Design Classes||Game Design Classes|
|Wed, July 17||Game Design Classes||Game Design Classes|
|Thu, July 18||Harvard Campus Tour||Game Design Classes|
|Fri, July 19||Game Design Classes||Game Design Classes|
|Sat, July 20||Game Design Classes||Game Design Classes|
|Sun, July 21||Students’ Forum||Trip: Historical Sites|
|Mon, July 22||Game Design Classes||Game Design Classes|
|Tue, July 23||Game Design Classes||Game Design Classes|
|Wed, July 24||Game Design Classes||Game Design Classes|
|Thu, July 25||Game Design Classes||MIT Campus Tour|
|Fri, July 26||Game Design Classes||Game Design Classes|
|Sat, July 27||Final Project||Award Ceremony|
|Sun, July 28||Domestic Residential Students Depart||Academic Counseling and Study Planning|
|Mon, July 29||Trip to Quincy Market||Trip to Cambridge Galleria|
|Tue, July 30||International Students Depart|
* Domestic residential and international students who will be staying with us overnight at our game design camp are expected to arrive at Boston Logan International Airport or at the camp site between 7 am – 7 pm on July 14th. For tuition and fees, please see below.
|7:15 am – 8:15 am||Breakfast||Residential Students Only|
|8:15 am – 8:45 am||Day students arrive|
|9:00 am – 12:15 pm||Morning classes|
|12:15 pm – 1:15 pm||Lunch and Activity time||Conversation with teachers/counselors|
|1:15 pm – 4:30 pm||Afternoon classes|
|4:30 pm – 5:00 pm||Day students depart|
|5:00 pm – 6:00 pm||Free time||Residential Students Only*|
|6:00 pm – 7:15 pm||Dinner||Residential Students Only*|
|7:30 pm – 9:30 pm||Study Time||Residential Students Only*|
|9:30 pm – 10:30 pm||Free Time||Residential Students Only|
|10:45 pm||Lights Out||Residential Students Only|
*Day students who wish to attend supervised evening recreational and academic activities at the residential program may do so for an additional fee. The cost will be $200 (including dinner and all activities).
Activities in Morning and Afternoon Sessions
Morning Sessions: Introduction of Topics and Samples
Afternoon Sessions: Guided Practice and Student Projects
Bus Service for Day Students
We offer bus transportation to our camp site if enough number of students sign up for our Summer Math Camp as day students from the cities listed below. Extra charge will apply and space is limited.
For day students, we provide buses from the following cities: Acton, Lexington, Weston, and Newton
Domestic residential and international students who will be staying with us overnight at our summer math camp are expected to arrive at Boston Logan International Airport or at the camp site between 7 am – 7 pm on July 14th. For tuition and fees, please see below.
Tuition and Deadlines
Deposit: A $250 non-refundable deposit will be requested at the time of registration if the student is admitted. The remaining balance will be due April 30th.
|Tuition Type||Deadline||Day Student||Residential Student|
|Super Early Bird||November 1st||$1,750||$3,910|
|Early Registration||April 1st||$1,975||$4,450|
|Regular Registration||June 1st||$2,150||$4,700|
|Late Registration||July 14th||$2,350||$4,950|
Residential Tuition covers classes & activities, accommodation, meals and in-camp transportation.
International Students’ Fee: Additional $585.
Airport Pickup/Dropoff fee: $120
Lunch Fee for Day Students: $240 (Day Students might choose to bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at Harvard University.)
You can save up to $790 by registering early!