Game Design Camp

Dates: July 6– 17, 2019 (see calendar below for details please)

Location: Classes will be held at Harvard Law School, Wasserstein Hall, 1585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Residential Students will stay at Harvard Square.

Ages: 11-18 for residential students, 9-18 for day students.

Tuition: $1,885 for day campers, $4,450 for residential students. ($250 deposit paid at the time of registration, full tuition is due April 30th)

Please scroll down for more information.

 

Design 3D Games!

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.

Harvard Campus Experience!

Outstanding Teachers!

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?

game design campIn 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

• Collision
• Absorb
• Generate
• Transport
• Cursor Control
• Hill Climbing
• Diffusion
• Polling
• Pull
• Push
• Seeking
• Collaborative Diffusion
• Script
• Multiple needs
• Perceive/Act Sync

Skills
Students will:

  • 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

TBA.

The guest lectures will be held at the 250-year old courtroom at Harvard on July 2nd.

Students’ Forum

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.

Schedule of Activities

Date Morning Afternoon
Fri, July 5 Residential and Int. Students Arrive Orientation, Time at Harvard Square
Sat, July 6 Opening, Guest Lecture Game Design Classes
Sun, July 7 Game Design Classes Game Design Classes
Mon, July 8 Game Design Classes Game Design Classes
Tue, July 9 Harvard Campus Tour Game Design Classes
Wed, July 10 Game Design Classes Game Design Classes
Thu, July 11 Game Design Classes Game Design Classes
Fri, July 12 Students’ Forum Trip: Historical Sites
Sat, July 13 Game Design Classes Game Design Classes
Sun, July 14 Game Design Classes Game Design Classes
Mon, July 15 Game Design Classes Game Design Classes
Tue, July 16 Game Design Classes MIT Campus Tour
Wed, July 17 Game Design Classes Game Design Classes
Thu, July 18 Final Project Award Ceremony
Domestic Residential Students Depart
Thu, July 18 Academic Counseling for Int. Students Study Planning for Int. Students
Fri, July 19 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 5th. For tuition and fees, please see below.

Optional Additional Silicon Valley Trip

Our San Francisco and Silicon Valley program offers eye-opening experiences and first hand exposure to the Silicon Valley’s top Hi Tech companies, its vibrant startup culture and exploration of the world renowned natural beauties of San Francisco Bay Area. Our students will have a detailed Stanford Campus Tour, which will include admissions information in addition to going atop the Hoover Tower and visiting Stanford’s state-of-the-art Bio-X Clark Center at which cutting edge interdisciplinary research takes place. We will also have a UC Berkeley Tour, the top public university in the U.S. After visiting Apple’s world-famous spaceship campus and the Apple Store on Infinite Loop, we will visit Google’s campus, see its unorthodox work environment and chat with ultra-smart Silicon Valley engineers. We will see how silicon becomes 0s and 1s at the Computer History Museum. How about the startups, incubators and coworking spaces? we will visit those too and see what’s brewing in Silicon Valley these days.

Natural Beauties? We will also see the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. Our extended San Francisco tour includes a San Francisco Bay Area Boat Tour, Alcatraz, Sausolito, Muir Woods, Point Bonita and Mount Tamalpais to see the Bay Area from bird-eye view.

Please note that this is an optional program in addition to our regular summer camp program and requires an additional fee of $3,850. This fee covers everything including transportation, meals, accommodation, applicable entrance fees for museums and other attractions.

Date Morning Afternoon
Sun, July 28 Extended SF Tour Extended SF Tour
Mon, July 29 Stanford Admissions Information Stanford Bio-X Clark Center Tour
Tue, July 30 Apple Spaceship Campus, Computer History Museum Google Tour
Wed, July 31 Start Up Seminar, Incubator Tour Engineers’ Forum
Thu, August 1 UC Berkeley Campus Tour UC Berkeley Engineering Dept. Tour
Fri, August 2 Shopping Mall: SF Outlets Students Depart

Optional Additional East Coast Trip

This optional program is a wonderful opportunity for students who would like to have an eye-opening and awe-inspiring experience visiting the top academic and touristic destinations in the East Coast of the United States. Many international students as well as domestic ones would like to breathe the motivating air in these world renowned places and experience first-hand what makes them great. Please note that this is an optional program in addition to our regular summer camp program and requires an additional fee of $3,850. This fee covers everything including transportation, meals, accommodation, applicable entrance fees for museums and other attractions.

Date Morning Afternoon
Fri, July 19 Harvard Admissions Information, Scientists’ Forum MIT & Kendall Square Labs Tour
Sat, July 20 Greater Boston Area Tour Greater Boston Area Boat Tour
Sun, July 21 Yale University Campus Tour Yale University Admissions Session
Mon, July 22 New York City Tour New York City Boat Tour
Tue, July 23 American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Columbia University Tour
Wed, July 24 Shopping Mall: Outlet Stores Students Depart

Daily Schedule

Time Activity Notes
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

Transportation

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

Airport Pickup

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

Tuition Type Deadline Day Student Residential Student
Super Early Bird October 1st $1,750 $3,910
Early Registration April 1st $1,885 $4,450
Regular Registration June 1st $1,985 $4,700
Late Registration July 14th $2,085 $4,950

Residential Tuition covers classes & activities, accommodation, meals and in-camp transportation.

Fees

International Students’ Fee: Additional $585.
Airport Pickup/Dropoff fee: $120
Lunch Fee for Day Students: $232 (Day Students might choose to bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at Harvard University.)
Optional East Coast / Silicon Valley Program Fee: $3,850

You can save up to $790 by registering early!

Dates: July 15–27, 2019 (see calendar below for details please)

Location: Classes will be held at Stanford University in Stanford, CA
Residential Students will stay in Silicon Valley.

Ages: 11-18 for residential students, 9-18 for day students.

Tuition: $1,885 for day campers, $4,450 for residential students. ($250 deposit paid at the time of registration, full tuition is due April 30th)

Please scroll down for more information.

Design 3D Games!

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 Stanford 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.

Stanford Campus Experience!

Outstanding Teachers!

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.

 
 
 
 

game design camp

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

• Collision
• Absorb
• Generate
• Transport
• Cursor Control
• Hill Climbing
• Diffusion
• Polling
• Pull
• Push
• Seeking
• Collaborative Diffusion
• Script
• Multiple needs
• Perceive/Act Sync

Skills
Students will:

  • 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 Stanford Researchers

TBA.

Students’ Forum

Learn how to get accepted to top colleges from students who currently attend Stanford and other top colleges.

Stanford Campus Tour

Stanford Campus Tours and laboratory visits are scheduled each year.

Optional Additional Silicon Valley Program

Our San Francisco and Silicon Valley program offers eye-opening experiences and first hand exposure to the Silicon Valley’s top Hi Tech companies, its vibrant startup culture and exploration of the world renowned natural beauties of San Francisco Bay Area. Our students will have a detailed Stanford Campus Tour, which will include admissions information in addition to going atop the Hoover Tower and visiting Stanford’s state-of-the-art Bio-X Clark Center at which cutting edge interdisciplinary research takes place. We will also have a UC Berkeley Tour, the top public university in the U.S. After visiting Apple’s world-famous spaceship campus and the Apple Store on Infinite Loop, we will visit Google’s campus, see its unorthodox work environment and chat with ultra-smart Silicon Valley engineers. We will see how silicon becomes 0s and 1s at the Computer History Museum. How about the startups, incubators and coworking spaces? we will visit those too and see what’s brewing in Silicon Valley these days.

Natural Beauties? We will also see the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area. Our San Francisco tour includes Twin Peaks, Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, Treasure Island, Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, San Francisco Bay Area Boat Tour, Alcatraz, Sausolito, Muir Woods, Point Bonita, Mount Tamalpais, and the yummy yummy Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory.

Schedule of Activities

Date Morning Afternoon
Sun, July 14 Residential and Int. Students Arrive Orientation
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 Game Design Classes Game Design Classes
Fri, July 19 Game Design Classes Game Design Classes
Sat, July 20 Game Design Classes Game Design Classes
Sun, July 21 San Francisco Tour*** San Francisco Tour***
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 Game Design Classes
Fri, July 26 Game Design Classes Students’Forum
Sat, July 27 Final Project Award Ceremony, Stanford Campus Tour
Sun, July 28 Domestic Residential Students Depart Academic Counseling and Study Planning
Mon, July 29 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.

Daily Schedule

Time Activity Notes
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

Transportation

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: Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Fremont.

Airport Pickup

Domestic residential and international students who will be staying with us overnight at our summer math camp are expected to arrive at a San Francisco Bay Area airport (San Francisco, San Jose or Oakland) or at the camp site between 7 am – 7 pm on July 14th. For tuition and fees, please see below.

Tuition and Deadlines

Tuition Type Deadline Day Student Residential Student
Super Early Bird October 1st $1,750 $3,910
Early Registration April 1st $1,885 $4,450
Regular Registration June 1st $1,985 $4,700
Late Registration July 14th $2,085 $4,950

Residential Tuition covers classes & activities, accommodation, meals and in-camp transportation.

Fees

International Students’ Fee: Additional $585.
Airport Pickup/Dropoff fee: $120
Lunch Fee for Day Students: $232 (Day Students might choose to bring their own lunch or purchase lunch at Stanford University.)
Optional East Coast / Silicon Valley Program Fee: $3,850

You can save up to $790 by registering early!

Summer Game Design Camp Admission and Placement

Please fill out the form below to apply. Please provide as much detailed information on the student’s background as possible:

Background Information (not required for returning students): Please provide the student’s background. Please include student’s academic achievements, GPA, any Honors or AP Courses taken, competition experience, any year-round or summer advanced courses/camps that the student has participated in.

We will get back to you with an admission decision and payment details if the student is admitted. All students will take a placement test on the first instructional day of our summer camps and will be assigned to their appropriate groups. We continuously monitor our students’ progress throughout the camp and make adjustments to their assignments when necessary. If you would like to discuss your child’s placement, please do not hesitate to give us a call or email us at [email protected]

 

Summer Coding and Game Design Camp Application

* This event is not owned, controlled, supervised or sponsored by Harvard University or any of its schools or programs.