Designing a Digital Future Camp
June 16-17, 2015
Students entering grades 10-12
$150 includes all activities, meals, and on-campus housing (limited financial assistance available)
Registration deadline: June 1, 2015
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.
- 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
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
- 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:
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.
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.