Game Design Camp in Boston and Silicon Valley

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

Location: Classes will be held at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA
Residential Students will stay at Harvard Square.

Tuition: $1,885 for day campers, $4,450 for residential students. (Deposit and payment plans are available)

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 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 Tours

Stanford campus tours are scheduled each year.

Sightseeing

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.

Schedule of Activities

DateMorningAfternoon
Fri, July 5Residential and Int. Students ArriveOrientation, Time at Harvard Square
Sat, July 6Opening, Guest LectureGame Design Classes
Sun, July 7Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Mon, July 8Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Tue, July 9Harvard Campus TourGame Design Classes
Wed, July 10Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Thu, July 11Harvard Campus Tour, Students’ ForumMIT Campus Tour
Fri, July 12Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Sat, July 13Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Sun, July 14Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Mon, July 15Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Tue, July 16Game Design ClassesMIT Campus Tour
Wed, July 17Final ProjectAward Ceremony
Domestic Residential Students Depart
Thu, July 18Academic Counseling for Int. StudentsStudy Planning for Int. Students
Fri, July 19International 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.

** Minor scheduling changes might occur during the camp.

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.

DateMorningAfternoon
Fri, July 19Harvard Admissions Information, Scientists’ ForumMIT & Kendall Square Labs Tour
Sat, July 20Greater Boston Area TourGreater Boston Area Boat Tour
Sun, July 21Yale University Campus TourYale University Admissions Session
Mon, July 22New York City TourNew York City Boat Tour
Tue, July 23American Museum of Natural History, The Metropolitan Museum of ArtColumbia University Tour
Wed, July 24Shopping Mall: Outlet StoresStudents Depart

* Minor scheduling changes might occur during the trip.

Daily Schedule

TimeActivityNotes
7:15 am – 8:15 amBreakfastResidential Students Only
8:15 am – 8:45 amDay students arrive
9:00 am – 12:15 pmMorning classes
12:15 pm – 1:15 pmLunch and Activity time Conversation with teachers/counselors
1:15 pm – 4:30 pmAfternoon classes
4:30 pm – 5:00 pmDay students depart
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmFree timeResidential Students Only*
6:00 pm – 7:15 pmDinnerResidential Students Only*
7:30 pm – 9:30 pmStudy TimeResidential Students Only*
9:30 pm – 10:30 pmFree TimeResidential Students Only
10:45 pmLights OutResidential 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 TypeDeadlineDay StudentResidential Student
Super Early BirdOctober 1st$1,750$3,910
Early RegistrationApril 1st$1,975$4,450
Regular RegistrationJune 1st$2,150$4,700
Late RegistrationJuly 14th$2,350$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.

Tuition: $1,885 for day campers, $4,450 for residential students. (Deposit and payment plans are available)

Please scroll down for more information.

Stanford Campus Experience!

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.

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 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.

Sightseeing

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 and the yummy yummy Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory.

Schedule of Activities

DateMorningAfternoon
Sun, July 14Residential and Int. Students ArriveOrientation
Mon, July 15Opening, Guest LectureGame Design Classes
Tue, July 16Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Wed, July 17Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Thu, July 18Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Fri, July 19Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Sat, July 20Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Sun, July 21San Francisco Tour***San Francisco Tour***
Mon, July 22Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Tue, July 23Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Wed, July 24Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Thu, July 25Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Fri, July 26Game Design ClassesStudents’Forum
Sat, July 27Final ProjectAward Ceremony, Stanford Campus Tour
Domestic Residential Students Depart
Sun, July 28Academic Counseling for Int. StudentsStudy Planning for Int. Students
Mon, July 29International Students Depart

* 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.

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.

DateMorningAfternoon
Mon, July 29Extended SF TourExtended SF Tour
Tue, July 30Stanford Admissions InformationStanford Bio-X Clark Center Tour
Wed, July 31Apple Spaceship Campus, Computer History MuseumGoogle Tour
Thu, Aug 1Start Up Seminar, Incubator TourEngineers’ Forum
Fri, Aug 2UC Berkeley Campus TourUC Berkeley Engineering Dept. Tour
Sat, Aug 3Shopping Mall: SF OutletsStudents Depart

* Minor scheduling changes might occur during the trip.

Daily Schedule

TimeActivityNotes
7:15 am – 8:15 amBreakfastResidential Students Only
8:15 am – 8:45 amDay students arrive
9:00 am – 12:15 pmMorning classes
12:15 pm – 1:15 pmLunch and Activity time Conversation with teachers/counselors
1:15 pm – 4:30 pmAfternoon classes
4:30 pm – 5:00 pmDay students depart
5:00 pm – 6:00 pmFree timeResidential Students Only*
6:00 pm – 7:15 pmDinnerResidential Students Only*
7:30 pm – 9:30 pmStudy TimeResidential Students Only*
9:30 pm – 10:30 pmFree TimeResidential Students Only
10:45 pmLights OutResidential 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 TypeDeadlineDay StudentResidential Student
Super Early BirdOctober 1st$1,750$3,910
Early RegistrationApril 1st$1,975$4,450
Regular RegistrationJune 1st$2,150$4,700
Late RegistrationJuly 14th$2,350$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!

Summer Game Design Camp Admission and Placement

Please choose your desired course below and 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, competition experience, any Honors or AP Courses taken, any year-round or summer advanced courses/camps that the student has participated in.

* Letter of Recommendation(s) from a teacher/advisor/counselor (not required for returning students): Please have your teacher/advisor/counselor email his/her letter of recommendation to info@cybermath.academy.

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 in the morning of the first instructional day and assigned to their appropriate groups. We continuously monitor our students’ progress 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 info@cybermath.academy

 

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.

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