Active Learning: Chess Camps
USAChess Chess camps : Professional chess coaches teach children of all abilities ages 5-15 to learn and improve their games. Each half day session includes lessons and chess play. What a great way to expose children to one of the greatest games of all time!
Video Game Creation using GameMaker Software: Children actually create their own video game! Three styles of game are offered including our Arcade style game (All action for each level is on one screen like Pac Man or Asteroids); our Platform Style game (a side-scrolling game like Mario or Sonic where the character walks, jumps, climbs and fights bosses while collecting prizes; and our minecraft modding and networking camp where children work collaberatively in challenges and contests while learning to work with mods and set up a local network.
Video Game Creation Kodu Software: Children build one of two styles of game using Microsoft’s educational software Kodu. Games include an Adventure Game like a first person game were the character works his way thru a maze while battling bots, and a Go-Kart style game where the character Go Carts race, or Rovers collect minerals while battling the clock and flying saucers.
Scratch Animation: Children learn to program animated short stories using scratch.
Each program is a half day so kids can choose two programs to make a full day. (Only select options available at each location).