Game Design Camp accommodated at Harvard University

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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.

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Harvard Campus Experience!

Game Design Camp accommodated at Harvard UniversityDates*

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
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

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


The guest lectures will be held at the 250-year old courtroom at Harvard University on the first day of the camp.

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Game Design Camp accommodated at Harvard University

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 14Residential and Int. Students ArriveOrientation, Time at Harvard Square
Mon, July 15Opening, Guest LectureGame Design Classes
Tue, July 16Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Wed, July 17Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Thu, July 18Harvard Campus TourGame Design Classes
Fri, July 19Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Sat, July 20Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Sun, July 21Students’ ForumTrip: Historical Sites
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 ClassesMIT Campus Tour
Fri, July 26Game Design ClassesGame Design Classes
Sat, July 27Final ProjectAward Ceremony
Sun, July 28Domestic Residential Students DepartAcademic Counseling and Study Planning
Mon, July 29Trip to Quincy MarketTrip to Cambridge Galleria
Tue, July 30International 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

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



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

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 TypeDeadlineDay StudentResidential Student
Super Early BirdNovember 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.


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!

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

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


Summer Coding and Game Design Camp Application

* Subject to agreement with Harvard University. Camp place, dates and times will be finalized after the agreement is signed with Harvard University. This event is not owned, controlled, supervised or sponsored by Harvard University or any of its schools or programs.