Designing a Digital Future Camp

Dates

June 16-17, 2015

Age Group

Students entering grades 10-12

Fee

$150 includes all activities, meals, and on-campus housing (limited financial assistance available)

Registration is closed

If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please contact summercamps@pct.edu.

About the Program

This two-day camp, presented by Pennsylvania College of Technology, introduces students entering grades 10-12 to a variety of digital media-based careers.

Camp provides:

  • Information on gaming, web, and graphic design careers
  • Hands-on workshops
  • Ability to develop a personal game
  • Ability to develop a mobile application
  • Opportunity to create simulation for Lego robots
  • Opportunities to network with current Penn College students and faculty

Careers explored include:

  • Communications specialist
  • Computer game design
  • Computer game programming
  • Computer programming
  • Digital publishing
  • Graphic design coordinator
  • Social media marketing
  • Simulation development
  • Software development
  • System administrator
  • Web designer
  • Web developer

Digital Camp logo

Penn College Scholarships will be offered to students entering grades 9-12 who complete summer camps.

What to bring

  • Comfortable clothing and sneakers
  • Sleeping bag
  • Pillow and pillowcase
  • Blankets
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Personal toiletry items
  • Light snacks. There is a refrigerator in each room. The camp will provide main meals.

Digital Camp Workshops

This camp will provide a total of eight workshops - four in game development and four in web development. These workshops are designed to be comprehensive workshops that build on each other. Campers will participate in all eight workshops and accomplish the following:

Gaming

Campers will utilize their time in the four game development workshops to successfully design and create a basic video game and program simulation for Lego robots. Participants will create a fully functional basic video game that will be playable and transferrable.

Learn more about Gaming and Simulation at Penn College

Web and Interactive Media

Campers will utilize their time in four introductory web development workshops: basic web design principals, designing and developing personalized logos, product design, and creating simple storyboard games using PowerPoint software. Workshops also will explore how responsive design is used to operate simple mobile applications with both Apple and Android operating systems.

Learn more about Web & Interactive Media at Penn College

Camp close-ups

Embodying the phrase, "Happy Campers" Students and their "camp counselors" gather for a group photo outside the Breuder Advanced Technology and Health Sciences Center. Taking computer self-portraits for an imminent Web exercise A camper intently replicates game-design instructions. A mobile application is projected from the back of the room, among the amenities of the dual-screen lab. Denise S. Leete, associate professor of computer science, troubleshoots for a camper. Bahram Golshan, associate professor of computer science, shares the design ingredients for a basic, yet playable "Catch the Clown" video game. 2013 campers and counselors gather outside Breuder Advanced Technology & Health Sciences Center Denise S. Leete, associate professor, Web & Interactive Media, assists a camper with her mobile phone app Students attending the Designing a Digital Future Camp learn to build a mobile phone app Student camper designs a color theme for his mobile app using jQuery ThemeRoller Anita Wood, assistant professor, Computer Information Technology, helps a student program a Lego Mindstorm robot to sort balls by color

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