Kids Learning Center for Santa Clarita

Video Game Design Summer Camps in Santa Clarita

Tired of having your kids just wanting to play video games and lounge around on the couch or slump in front of their computer screen?  Let us teach them this summer how to design and program their own video games!!

Below are details on several camps that will accomplish just that!

 

3D Animation & Modeling with Blender – $147

Create 3D models of your very own and bring it to life! Students are introduced to popular animation software, Blender, and are led through the concepts needed to understand the vast world of 3D Computer Animation. No prior experience is necessary as this is a course designed for beginners to grow with detailed instruction at their own pace.

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Intro to App Design – $127

Students will learn the basics of programming by creating their first app. Students will use Multi Media Fusion 2 to program and design their apps, and learn both concrete development skills and principles of design.

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Intro to Web Design – $127

In this class students will learn how to design their own basic website, using basic HTML, editing, tags, text formatting, graphics & pictures, tables, and links. Students will learn how to hand-code HTML and will explore the HTML Color Codes (Hexidecimal) system. At the end of class students will be able to create their own basic website and demonstrate their knowledge of HTML & CSS.

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Minecraft Mod 1 & 2 – $127

In this class students will learn how to Modify or Mod the game of Minecraft using the JAVA Programming language. They will create custom swords, tools, armor, foods and more – that can be played and shared with friends. Each student will be working on an individual laptop and they will be able to interact and test their mods in the game Minecraft. Students will take home a flash drive with their mod files on the last day of class.  In level 2, the programming will be more advanced.

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Minecraft Mods- Star Wars – $127

In this class students will learn how to Modify or Mod the game of Minecraft using the JAVA Programming language. They will create items with a Star Wars theme – that can be played and shared with friends. Each student will be working on an individual laptop and they will be able to interact and test their mods in the game Minecraft. Students will take home a flash drive with their mod files on the last day of class.

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Python Programming – Beginning – $147

This is the core program of Kids Can Code, introducing the idea of a programming language and what it means to tell a computer what to do. We’ll cover basic interaction with the Python console using statements to manipulate numbers and text. Next, we’ll move on to Turtles – creating our own graphics and introducing loops and functions. Finally, we’ll create some games and animations to round out the camp.

Throughout the class, students will learn not just the code, but the *why* behind the code, setting a strong foundation for future growth in learning other programming languages.

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Python Programming – Intermediate – $147

This is the more advanced level of the core program of Kids Can Code, developing the students’ knowledge of the Python programming language and what it means. We’ll cover more complex interaction with the Python console using statements to continue creating games and more advanced functions.  Throughout the class, students will learn not just the code, but the *why* behind the code, setting a strong foundation for future growth in learning other programming languages.

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Scratch Programming Star Wars – $127

2-D Video Gaming session takes students through the entire video game making process using Scratch, an MIT-designed programming language for youth. Scratch makes it easy for youth to design games. Students will work to create game plots, design characters and various game levels. Campers will create their own versions of a Star Wars Space Invaders Game.

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Video Game Design – Kodu – $127

Kodu lets kids create games on the PC and Xbox via a simple visual programming language. Kodu can be used to teach creativity, problem solving, storytelling, as well as programming. Students will take home a flash drive with their game files on the last day of class. Games created in class work on PC machines only and can’t be uploaded to the Xbox console, but students learn how those games are created.

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Video Game Design – Scratch – $127

2-D Video Gaming session takes students through the entire video game making process using Scratch, an MIT-designed programming language for youth. Scratch makes it easy for youth to design games. Students work in teams to create game-plots, design characters and various game levels.

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Video Game Design Multi-Media Fusion 2 – $127

This camp will teach kids the basics of video game development and programming logic. We will be using Multi-Media Fusion 2 to build a variety of video games. Students will be given a good foundation learning the basic skills they need to make their own games. Students will take home a USB Flash Drive with all their game files at the end of class.

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