The nonprofit Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment welcomes kids age 9 to 13 into its summer day camp in downtown Oakland, and is offering a $25 discount to readers of Berkeley Patch.
Campers take part in game development classes using Scratch and Sketchup, and will also spend their time working on game-related arts and crafts, creating board games, and drawing the characters they want to use in their games. They will also learn how to continue their projects after camp has ended.
"Our camps will teach kids how to make games, make art and music, and will offer them a chance to play older games and culture their gaming palette," said director Alex Handy. Each week guest teachers and videogame industry luminaries will answer any and all questions the kids have about working in videogames for a living, he said.
Camp begins on Monday, July 9 with every successive week marking the start of a new camp with new and returning kids. Multiple week participants can work on their projects from week to week without impediment.
The day begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m. However, parents can drop off their kids as early as 9:30 a.m. and pick them up as late as 3:30 p.m. Camp costs $275 per child per week, with a lunch option available for an addiitonal $25 per week, per kid. Ages 9-13 please!
To sign up, parents are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please bring along a printout of this article.