The Tatnall School

Technology and Game Design Camps at The Tatnall School

Do your kids have an interest in technology, building robots, coding, creating video games, building websites, photography, digital video, or making amazing Minecraft worlds? Then they will love the summer programs from Fleming Tech Camps at The Tatnall School.

Fleming Tech Camps are designed to provide kids with hands-on experiences with cool tech that encourages an interest in science, technology, computing and engineering.  We are a 21st century S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) summer camp organization that focuses on giving kids the tools they need to lead successful lives in the digital age.  At Fleming Tech Camps we engage your child’s creativity and problem solving skills, and build technology skills that will last a lifetime.

To achieve our mission, Fleming Tech Camps partner with schools, museums, universities and summer camps to help those organizations offer state-of-the-art technology programs. This summer, The Tatnall School will partner with Fleming Tech Camps to host sixteen of our amazing summer camp programs. 

Each session of our technology camps feature a unique, and specialized, technology topic which is lead by an instructor with an expertise in technology and teaching. During camp, the instructor guides campers through an incredibly fun (and educational) journey where campers are learning, discovering, creating and playing with cutting edge tech! 

Parents can enroll their campers in up to eight weeks of Tech Camp at The Tatnall School. For families looking for multiple weeks of summer camp programming The Tatnall School can offer your family  amazing flexibility. You can enroll your child into one, or more, weeks of Fleming Tech Camps and also enroll them into a wide range of other camping programs, including The Tatnall School‘s traditional day camps.  Summer camp programs atThe Tatnall School run from 9AM to 3PM. However, The Tatnall School also offers AM and PM extended day options for parents that need addition flexibility.

In the summer of 2019, The Tatnall School and Fleming Tech Camps will offer eight weeks of programs, with two technology programs each week. Throughout the summer, we will offer  technology camps for two groups: rising 2nd through 5th graders and rising 5th through 10th graders.

Pricing for Fleming Tech Camp programs at The Tatnall School is $425 per week. For more information about The Tatnall School Summer Camp, and to enroll in one of our camp programs, visit The Tatnall School summer camp website at: https://www.atatnallsummer.org/specialty-camps

Campers at computers

2019 CAMP PROGRAMS

The focus of Web Design 4 Kids is on learning how to design a super cool website, without writing HTML or other code. Campers will learn the basics of web design using WSIWIG design tools and will also have an introduction to graphic design software. By the last day of camp, campers will have designed a series of web pages that reflect their personal interests and hobbies. No prior experience necessary. All skills levels welcome.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $425 per week.

Minecraft Dungeons is a brand new ‘Action-Adventure’ game that will be released in 2019 and Fleming Camps will be using the game to help campers learn how to create their own Role Playing Games. Campers will adventure through canyons, castles, mines and dungeons as they fight monsters, explore new environments, save villagers and collect treasures. During this program, campers also work with ‘RPG Maker’ game design software and create their own 16bit-like dungeon-crawlers. Through informational lectures, tutorials and hands-on experience in our game lab, campers will learn how to plan and construct a RPG game with complex stories in a large gaming world. This program is designed for campers who love games like Minecraft, Dungeons and Dragons, Dragon Quest, Kingdom Hearts & Final Fantasy and who want to build their own adventures.

For Campers entering grades 5th – 10th

Tuition: $425 per week.

Experience the amazing world of Minecraft. Build your own virtual reality in a sandbox-like environment by using tablets to challenge your mind and create your own adventures. This fun and engaging camp will spark interests, foster creativity and help you maximize your learning potential. No prior experience with Minecraft necessary. All skill levels welcome.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $425 per week.

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a YouTuber or Twitch video producer? Learn the ins-and-outs of producing video content that is appropriate for showcasing on YouTube and Twitch. Create videos such as Let’s Play, package openings, pop culture reviews and interviews. Learn how to shoot and capture video, as well as write editorial copy and edit your work.

For Campers entering grades 5th to 10th

Tuition: $425 per week.

The camp day is divided into two topics: Game Design & Roller Coaster Science. In the Game Design potion of camp, campers learn the basics of video game development and design games by hand with Bloxels and tablets. In the Roller Coaster Science session, campers work with instructors to learn the basic engineering behind roller coasters and use K’Nex to build models that demonstrate how roller coasters work.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $425 per week.

For Intermediate and Advanced campers, this program will focus on servers, adventure design, Redstone and installing MODs. Using their problem solving skills and Redstone curcuitry, campers will build complex and large-scale adventures and mini-games. Using servers, campers work in teams to learn how to set up and administer Minecraft servers for multi-player adventures. Campers will also be provided instruction on Tekkit and the Technic Platform to help the install MODs within Minecraft.

For Campers entering grades 5th to 10th

Tuition: $425 per week.

Take your passion for LEGOs and your imagination to the next level, as you work with a team to build the ultimate sci-fi masterpiece! Imagine the possibilities when you and fellow “padawans” embark on a secret mission to become intergalactic master builders. In addition to building amazing sci-fi inspired LEGO® starships, machines and vehicles you’ll also explore introductory engineering concepts with LEGO’s Simple and Powered Machines.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $425 per week.

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. Use your imagination and collaborate with your team to design and build a large-scale Minecraft Missions project. In 2019 expect the most exciting missions yet. Creativity, critical thinking and communication will be your keys to success! Previous experience with Minecraft is recommended.

For Campers entering grades 5th to 10th

Tuition: $425 per week.

The camp day is divided into two topics: Sports Car Racing and Robot Challenge. In Sports Car Racing & Design campers compete against each other and race Anki smart cars and also work in teams design and build large Anki race courses. During the Robot Challenge campers will be provided an introduction to robotics that will show them how to pre-program, code and operate a robot through a variety of tasks.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $425 per week.

Dream it. Design it. Create it! This camp will introduce you to the basics of 3D design and architecture, with a focus on designing 3D buildings and objects. Discover cutting-edge technology, as you learn and navigate 3D design software. Then, work together as a team of innovators to engineer cool three-dimensional cityscapes and other objects, devices, or gadgets. When not creating 3D worlds, explore city planning and development with Sim City. No prior experience is necessary! All skill levels are welcome.

For Campers entering grades 5th to 10th

Tuition: $425 per week.

Experience the amazing world of Minecraft. Build your own virtual reality in a sandbox-like environment by using tablets to challenge your mind and create your own adventures. This fun and engaging camp will spark interests, foster creativity and help you maximize your learning potential. No prior experience with Minecraft necessary. All skill levels welcome.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $425 per week.

Calling all future game developers! Bring your video game ideas to life as you learn the ins-and-outs of how video games are designed and produced. During week one, learn how to use a number of software design tools to create Mario-like, platform-style video games. In the second week, work with RPG Maker software to design and build complex role playing game worlds. 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. Campers are encouraged to take this camp multiple times.

For Campers entering grades 5th to 10th

Tuition: $850 ( 2 week session)

Our Scratch coding camp provides campers with the ultimate introduction to programming. Using Scratch, an educational application created by the MIT Media Lab, campers will learn the basics of software development in a sophisticated, yet easy to learn environment. Campers will learn basic software development techniques and use drag and drop tools to design and program projects. No prior experience necessary. All skill levels are welcome.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $425 per week.

Calling all future game developers! Bring your video game ideas to life as you learn the ins-and-outs of how video games are designed and produced. During week one, learn how to use a number of software design tools to create Mario-like, platform-style video games. In the second week, work with RPG Maker software to design and build complex role playing game worlds. 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. Campers are encouraged to take this camp multiple times.

For Campers entering grades 5th to 10th

Tuition: $850 (2 week camp)

The camp day is divided into two topics: Digital Photography and Intro to Engineering. In Digital Photography campers will take photos, make photo edits, add 2D art and create other fun and engaging images. During the Intro to Engineering portion of camp, campers work with a variety of tools that investigate simple motors and machines (gears, wheels, axles, levers and pulleys), while solving tasks related to mechanical principles.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $425 per week.

If you like 3D-based video games then this camp is for you! Portal 2 is a puzzle-platform style game that challenges you to use your wits to solve complex problems. Fortnite is a fast paced E-Sports adventure game and one of the most popular games on the market today. At camp you’ll compete in daily Fortnite battles and use the game as inspiration to design your own 3D adventures. To build your adventure you will use 3D game engine design tools and Portal 2 to create an adventure that features intricate labyrinths, puzzles and traps. All skill levels are welcome.

For Campers entering grades 5th to 10th

Tuition: $425 per week.

CAMP INFORMATION

Started in 2003 (then known as the VideoGame.Net Experience) Fleming Tech Camp partners with schools, museums, universities and summer camps to provide their campers with state-of-the-art technology and video game summer camp programs. In 2019, we will host over 40 camp programs at 20 locations.  Our programs are designed to engage your child’s creativity and problem solving skills, and builds technology skills that will last a  lifetime. 

Fleming Tech Camps focus on providing campers with experiences working with amazing technologies.  We provide Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced materials – we have your camper covered no matter your skill level. Many of our campers elect to take our camp programs more then once. Each time they take a camp program they have new experiences with the topics covered and can work on more and more advanced projects as their skill levels increase.

Our camps are designed for kids that are highly motivated to learn about technology – about 65% to 75% of the day take place in a classroom. The day is broken up into seven periods. Many of our camp partners offer, an optional, extended AM and PM program so that you can drop off and pick up your camper at a convenient time for you.

Classroom & Hands-On Computer Lab (4 periods)

More then 65% of the day will be spent indoors, working in our technology labs. During the day, our campers are provided with four AM and PM instruction and lab periods. Campers work with subject matter experts and in small teams to build their technology and gaming projects.

Outdoor Activities (1 period – before or after Lunch)

Weather permitting, everyday our campers will spend time outdoors and play games such as capture the flag, kickball, ‘Nurf War’, and compete in water fights.

Lunch and Free Breaks (2 periods)

We will take a few breaks during the camp day – during this free time campers can have a snack and/or play in a video or board game tournament. 

Many campers buy lunch from our partner schools. Most of our partner campuses offer an optional food service program, and costs for the service differ from campus to campus. If you don’t want to buy lunch, be sure to send a lunch with your child that doesn’t need to be refrigerated.

8:50AM TO 9:00AM DROP OFF AT CAR LINE
9:00AM TO 9:15AM MORNING ASSEMBLY
9:15AM TO 10:30AM AM TECH PROJECTS
10:30AM TO 10:45PM SNACK BREAK
10:45PM TO 12:00PM BACK TO PROJECTS
12:30PM TO 1:00PM LUNCH AND AFTERNOON REC PERIOD
1:00PM TO 2:40PM PM LAB PROJECTS
2:40PM TO 2:55PM DAILY WRAP UP
2:55PM TO 3:05PM PICK UP – AFTERNOON CAR LINE

TECHNOLOGY CAMP GRID SCHEDULE

2019 PROGRAM SCHEDULE

June 10 – June 14
June 17 – June 21
June 24 – June 28
July 1 – July 3
July 8 – July 12
July 15 – July 19
July 22 – July 26
July 29 – Aug 2
Aug 5 – Aug 8
Aug 12 – Aug 16
Aug 19 – Aug 23
Web Design 4 Kids
Rising 2 – 5 Graders
                     
Minecraft Dungeons – RPG Design
Rising 5 -10  Graders
                     
Minecraft 4 Kids: Levels 1 & 2
Rising 2 -5  Graders
                     
Digital Video: Youtube and Twitch
Rising 5 – 10 Graders
                     
Game Design & Roller Coaster Science
Rising 2 – 5 Graders
                     
Extreme Minecraft
Rising  5 – 10 Graders
                     
Master Builders: Lego Engineering featuring Star Wars
Rising 2 – 5 Graders
                     
Minecraft Missions 2019
Rising 5 – 10 Graders
                     
Sports Car Racing and Robot Challenge
Rising 2 – 5 Graders
                     
3D Printing and Sim City
Rising 5 – 10 Graders
                     
Game Design 101
Rising 5 – 10 Graders
                     
Introduction to Scratch – Programming 4 Kids
Rising 2 – 5 Graders
                     
Digital Photography & Intro to Engineering
Rising 2 – 5 Graders
                     
3D Game Design Featuring Portal 2 and Fortnite
Rising 5 – 10 Graders
                     
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