Rutgers Tech Camps

NEW FOR 2018!

Rutgers Summer Tech Camps

In Partnership with Fleming Tech Camps


Are your kids interested in technology? Do they want to build robots, learn to code, create their own video games, build websites, or make amazing Minecraft worlds?

Tech Summer Camps at Rutgers


5 Reasons to Choose Rutgers Tech Camps


  1. Our 21st century S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) summer camp programs focus on giving kids the tools they need to lead successful lives in the digital age. We will engage your child's creativity and problem solving abilities and build technology skills that will last a lifetime.

  2. Your child will gain hands-on experience with computers, robots, and other cool tools that encourage an interest in science, technology, computing, and engineering.

  3. Each week of camp features unique and specialized technology topics to choose from, led by expert instructors who will guide campers through a journey of learning, discovering, creating, and playing with cutting-edge tech!

  4. While our focus is on tech, we also believe in the importance of fresh air and exercise for kids. Campers participate in fun outdoor activities each day.

  5. Convenience! Our camps feature flexible pick up and drop off times to accommodate parents' schedules, with no additional fees. Plus, our camp location on Rutgers' George H. Cook campus in New Brunswick is easily accessible from U.S. Route 1, the New Jersey Turnpike, and the Garden State Parkway.


Are You Ready to Fill this Summer with Tech, Learning, and Fun?


Browse the 2018 Tech Camp schedule below to see all available offerings! Space is limited, so register your child today!


Minecraft Summer Camp



2018 Tech Camp Schedule


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Browse the camp options offered below! Weeks 1, 2, 4, and 7 have two topics to choose from.
No camp is being held the week of July 2.


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WEEK 1: JUNE 25-29

Minecraft 101: Adventure Design

Use Minecraft to learn how to design, build, and explore 3D game adventures!


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Grade for Fall 2018: 4-11


At this camp, you'll receive instruction in adventure game design and focus on making your own game levels. You'll use your creativity and fine-tune your problem-solving skills, as you navigate the various construction challenges working with Minecraft EDU. Work individually and in groups to maximize collaboration and decision-making as you face design challenges and build your very own Minecraft world.


Basic experience with PCs and basic computer skills, such as typing, are expected. All Minecraft skill levels are welcome.


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Game Design 101

Calling all future game developers: Bring your video game ideas to life!


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Grade for Fall 2018: 4-11


Learn the ins-and-outs of how video games are designed and produced during this program. Campers will use a number of software design tools to create Mario-like, platform-style video games.


Highlights include informational lectures, as well as the use of a hands-on game design lab where campers design, customize, construct, and test their creations.


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WEEK 2: JULY 9-13

Game Design with ROBLOX®

Take your video game and level deigns to the next level with the ROBLOX® platform!


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Grade for Fall 2018: 4-9


ROBLOX® is a gaming platform where campers can produce an infinite variety of highly immersive experiences.


In this camp, your game design is only limited by your imagination. With ROBLOX® as your game engine, you can create 3D multiplayer competitions, interactive adventures, car racing scenarios, and many other types of game experiences.


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Extreme Minecraft

Learn about adventure design, Redstone, Tekkit, and more!


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Grade for Fall 2018: 5-11


This camp is for Intermediate and Advanced level campers. Campers will focus on adventure design and Redstone. Campers are also provided instruction on Tekkit, and setting up and administering servers.


We recommend that campers have intermediate or advanced level experience with Minecraft on the PC or Mac. Campers with only experience with Minecraft on tablets, phones or video game consoles should make sure to take an introductory Minecraft camp first.


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WEEK 3: JULY 16-20

3D Game Design – Featuring Portal 2

If you like 3D-based video games, this camp is for you!


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Grade for Fall 2018: 5-11


Portal 2 is a first-person, puzzle-platform style video game that challenges you to use your wits to solve complex problems. At camp, you will use 3D game engine software and Portal 2 to create an adventure that features intricate labyrinths, puzzles and traps.


All skill levels are welcome.


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WEEK 4: JULY 23-27

Web Design 101

Learn the fundamentals of web design and create your very own website!


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Grade for Fall 2018: 5-11


The focus of this camp is HTML Development and graphic design. A subject matter expert will provide design and development instruction for beginner, intermediate, and advanced campers. Individuals with prior experience can jump right in and start working on their projects. For beginners, no experience is necessary since you will be guided step-by-step through the creative process.


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Minecraft 101: Adventure Design

Use Minecraft to learn how to design, build, and explore 3D game adventures!


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Grade for Fall 2018: 4-11


At this camp, you'll receive instruction in adventure game design and focus on making your own game levels. You'll use your creativity and fine-tune your problem-solving skills, as you navigate the various construction challenges working with Minecraft EDU. Work individually and in groups to maximize collaboration and decision-making as you face design challenges and build your very own Minecraft world.


Basic experience with PCs and basic computer skills, such as typing, are expected. All Minecraft skill levels are welcome.


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WEEK 5: JULY 30-AUGUST 3

Minecraft Missions 2018

Use your imagination and collaborate with your team to design and build a large-scale Minecraft Missions project!


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Grade for Fall 2018: 4-11


Are you up for an adventure? In this multi-player environment, Minecraft will be the vehicle to help develop your leadership and social skills, as you accomplish unique missions with a team of campers.


Each summer Minecraft Missions changes it's missions and in 2018 expect the most exciting missions yet. Creativity, critical thinking and communication will be your keys to success!


Previous experience with Minecraft is recommended.


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WEEK 6: AUGUST 6-10

Virtual Reality: Design 3D Worlds

Learn how to navigate through virtual space and design your own virtual objects!


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Grade for Fall 2018: 5-11


Have you ever imagined actually having the ability to walk in the shoes of your favorite character from a movie or video game? Have you ever wanted to walk on an alien planet, or fly above the clouds like a bird? With virtual reality, you can do all of this and more.


In this camp, the adventurous and courageous will explore VR and dive into this amazing immersive experience.


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WEEK 7: AUGUST 13-17

Robotics 101

Design and build a robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®!


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Grade for Fall 2018: 4-11


Explore the exciting world of Robotics! Program your robot to perform project-oriented tasks and challenges.


For novices, start with the basics of construction and programming. For the more experienced, develop sophisticated programming and engineering skills.


No prior experience with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® necessary. All skill levels welcome.


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3D Game Design – Featuring Portal 2

If you like 3D-based video games, this camp is for you!


Read full camp description.

Grade for Fall 2018: 5-11


Portal 2 is a first-person, puzzle-platform style video game that challenges you to use your wits to solve complex problems. At camp, you will use 3D game engine software and Portal 2 to create an adventure that features intricate labyrinths, puzzles and traps.


All skill levels are welcome.


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Tech Camp Details


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CAMP TIMES

We have designed our camp schedules to provide flexibility and convenience for parents. All camps run Monday-Friday and offer an extended day without any additional fees!

  • Camp Activities: 9:00am - 4:00pm daily

    • Early Drop Off: 7:30am - 9:00am daily

    • Late Pick Up: 4:00pm - 6:00pm (Monday-Thursday only; campers must be picked up at 4:00pm on Friday)

Campers spend approximately 3/4 of the day engaged with indoor tech projects. The rest of the day is spent participating in fun outdoor camp activities.


CAMP REGISTRATION FEES

Prices listed are per child, per week.

  • Late Summer Registration Fee: $750.00 per child per week (After July 15, 2018)

  • Multiple Child Discounted Rate: $625.00 per child per week (send 2 or more children, valid anytime)

  • Multiple Camp Discounted Rate: $625.00 per child per week (attend 2 or more camps, valid anytime)

  • Rutgers Faculty/Staff Discounted Rate: $625.00 per week (valid anytime)

  • Partner School Discounted Rate: $625.00 per week (valid anytime)

Please note that we are unable to refund registration fees.


CAMP LOCATION

All camps will be held at the Lipman Learning Center, 71 Lipman Dr., New Brunswick, NJ 08901 on the George H. Cook Campus at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. Parents can drop off their camper(s) directly in front of the building.


LUNCH & SNACKS

Campers should bring their own lunch and snacks to camp each day.


HOW TO REGISTER

STEP 1: Download the instructions (see link below), then click the Register Online button (see button below).

STEP 2: Complete the online permission forms FIRST.

STEP 3: After submitting the permission forms, use the link provided to access our online registration portal.

STEP 4: Follow the instructions to create your own account, then create "member" accounts for your child(ren).

STEP 5: Choose your camp fee, then confirm camp selection on the "register for workshops" page. Repeat this step for additional camps or additional children.

STEP 6: Review your selections, then check out to be taken to our secure online payment portal.


Need assistance with registration or payment? No problem! Simply fill out the online permission forms, then call our friendly registrars between 8am-4pm (EST) at 848-932-9271, option 2. They are happy to complete the registration or payment process for you!


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