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Jun 26

(Past) STEM Power! Computer Game Programming

At the Computer Game Programming workshops, you will learn computer programming concepts through game design. In this workshop you will learn the basics of programming while creating video games in Python.

Join us for a full college experience while you:

  • Learn fundamentals of programming in Python
  • Create a Rubber Duck Hunt Game
  • Start to create your own game(s)
  • Campus tours

Open to students entering grades 9-12. 

  • There are no pre-requisite courses or experiences required for this workshop. If you can turn on a computer, you are ready for this workshop. Be prepared to invest time and energy as you learn how to code. You can expect to work collaboratively with others.
  • Participants may choose to stay in campus residence halls or commute daily.
Date: Monday, Jun. 26 - Friday, Jun. 30
Time: 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
STEM Power! Computer Game Programming

Daily Schedule

  • 6:30–9 a.m. Morning routine and breakfast
  • 9–11:30 a.m. Morning workshop
  • 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 12:30–3:30 p.m. Afternoon workshop
  • 3:30–4:30 p.m. Supervised computer free time
  • 4:30–5:30 p.m. Dinner
  • 5:30–7 p.m. Planned activities and events
  • 7–9:30 p.m. Supervised social, game and free time

Cost for Commuters $100

  • 8:30–8:50 a.m. daily drop-off time
  • 3–3:30 p.m. daily pick-up time
  • Lunch provided

Cost for Full College Experience $300

  • Drop-off on Monday between 7:30–8:30 a.m. (no breakfast provided first day)
  • Pick-up Friday between 3–3:30 p.m.
  • Supervised as resident (with roommate) in the airconditioned Bridgeway Commons
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner provided (except no breakfast on Monday)
  • Evening programming/social activities provided (game systems and portable computing devices welcome)

A $50 deposit is required at registration.
Scholarships are available, please contact camp coordinator, Daniel Rhode for details.
Registration closes on Monday, May 29.

Disability Statement

To request disability accommodations, contact Dan Rhode at or 608-342-1651.