Game and Tech Camp


8th – 12th grade 




June 24 – 28


9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

your passion for gaming meets technological know-how. Dive into an immersive experience that goes beyond playing games — it’s about creating them. This camp is your gateway to the world of game development, interactive technologies, and the endless possibilities they bring.

Whether you’re interested in crafting scenes, designing your own levels, or delving into the coding that powers it all, our Game and Tech Camp provides insights into the gaming industry and helps you bring your own games to life. Get ready to collaborate with like-minded peers and unleash your creativity.

During the course of this week, students will have the opportunity to engage in video game-level design using the Unity game engine. We will tackle theory, design, basic programming, and animation for a collaborative game. Students will also develop their own custom video game controllers using circuitry modules. Kits will be assembled and programmed to interact with their games.

Lunches are provided.

  • This camp is led by Saint Francis Division Director of Communication, Animation, and Technology, Jacob Nolt. Trust us, he really knows his stuff!
  • Information Technology is a rapidly growing field, so no matter what future career you pursue, the introductory skills learned in this camp will help set you up for success.

All of the USF Discovery Academy experiences are designed and taught by USF educators. Campers will get to experience life on a college campus and learn about future careers. 

In Game and Tech camp, campers will learn about level design theory and the very features that make the games they play so fun. They’ll get to learn simple animation techniques and beginner programming. Campers will learn about: 

  • Level design
  • Circuitry systems
  • The Unity game engine

Program Outcomes:

  • Build soft skills, like creativity and resourcefulness, necessary to be successful in an information technology field.
  • Establish a basic understanding of game development and interactive technologies. 
  • Learn how to collaborate with other designers to successfully meet goals.

Ready to Discover?

Connect with USF Faculty, develop a skill set, and find new interests — all with new friends in a safe and caring environment.

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