Technology and Game Design Camps at
Valley Forge Summer Camp

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 Valley Forge Summer Camp.

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, Valley Forge Summer Camp will partner with Fleming Tech Camps to host dozens 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 seven weeks of Tech Camp at Valley Forge Summer Camp. For families looking for multiple weeks of summer camp programming Valley Forge Summer Camp 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 Valley Forge Summer Camp‘s traditional day camps.  Summer camp programs at Valley Forge Summer Camp run from 9AM to 4PM. However, Valley Forge Summer Camp also offers AM and PM extended day options for parents that need addition flexibility.

In the summer of 2019, Valley Forge Summer Camp and Fleming Tech Camps will will offer seven  weeks of programs, with three technology programs each week. Throughout the summer, we will offer  technology camps for two groups: rising 2nd through 5th graders and rising 4th through 9th graders.

Pricing for Fleming Tech Camp programs at Valley Forge Summer Camp is $615 per week. For more information about Valley Forge Summer Camp, and to enroll in one of our camp programs, visit Valley Forge Summer Camp website at: https://www.vfmac.edu/summer-camp/

Campers at computers

JUNE 2019 CAMP PROGRAMS

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: $615 per week.

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

For Campers entering grades 4th to 9th

Tuition: $615 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 4th to 9th

Tuition: $615 per week.

If you love Legos and Minecraft then this camp is for you. Work with other Minecrafters to design, craft and build amazing Minecraft Lego Bioms. You’ll work in teams to build an exciting Minecraft World with minecarts, caves, castles, traps and machines. In addition to building a Minecraft inspired world you’ll also explore introductory engineering concepts with LEGO’s Simple and Powered Machines.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $615 per week.

Amusement Parks are filled with lots of heart pounding fun, as well as multiple opportunities to learn about science and engineering. In this exciting camp, learn about the physics of roller coasters while exploring kinetic and potential energy, and centripetal force. At camp you’ll build and test, physical and “virtual” roller coaster models. Using various computer programs, including Minecraft, you will create virtual roller coasters, build scale models with K’NEX and experience the thrill of the turns, loops and drops! The camp day is divided into 3 periods. Two thirds of the day is spent working on science and engineering of roller coasters and approximately one third of the day is dedicated to working with Minecraft. No prior experience is necessary! All skill levels are welcome.  

For Campers entering grades 4th to 9th

Tuition: $615 per week.

See the world through a new lens, as you learn how to take photographs and edit them like a pro! Explore photography techniques, learn about digital camera functionality, gain hands-on experience taking photographs and discover how to digitally enhance your images using graphic design software on a computer. No prior experience with digital cameras or graphic design is necessary. All skill levels are welcome.

For Campers entering grades 4th to 9th

Tuition: $615 per week.

JULY 2019 CAMP PROGRAMS

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: $550 per week.

This exciting programming camp provides you with an introduction to coding and gives you an understanding of how computer coding works through the use of both “drag and drop” tools and Javascript. The camp uses a combination of programming tools, including Code Spells, Minecraft EDU and other game-based software that let you play and code at the same time. Ultimately, you can take on the role of a mighty hero who can cast spells and build worlds however, to wield your magic you need to learn how to write computer code. No prior experience necessary. All skill levels are welcome.

For Campers entering grades 4th to 9th

Tuition: $550 per week.

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 and immersive experience. Explore strange new worlds, learn how to navigate through virtual space and even design your own virtual objects.

For Campers entering grades 4th to 9th

Tuition: $550 per week.

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: $615 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 4th to 9th

Tuition: $615 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 4th to 9th

Tuition: $615 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: $615 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 4th to 9th

Tuition: $615 per week.

Learn the fundamentals of web design and create your very own website. The focus of this camp is on 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.

For Campers entering grades 4th to 9th

Tuition: $615 per week.

Turn camp into a engineering & coding laboratory and explore the exciting world of Robotics! Learn how to design and build a robot using LEGO® WeDo 2.0. Make your robot come to life, as you learn how to program it to perform project-oriented tasks and challenges. This camp is designed for campers who have a keen interest in robots. No prior experience with LEGO® WeDo necessary. All skill levels welcome.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $615 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 4th to 9th

Tuition: $615 per week.

Explore the exciting world of Robotics! Working in small teams, learn how to design and build a robot using LEGO® MINDSTORMS®. 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.

For Campers entering grades 4th to 9th

Tuition: $615 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 varierty of tasks.

For Campers entering grades 2nd to 5th

Tuition: $615 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 4th to 9th

Tuition: $615 per week.

Put your creativity into motion as you master fundamental animation principles while learning digital animation techniques and how to animate your own creations. This camp provides an introduction to animation, walk cycles, and storytelling techniques. No prior experience is necessary. All skill levels are welcome.

For Campers entering grades 4th to 9th

Tuition: $615 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 3:40PM PM LAB PROJECTS
3:40PM TO 3:55PM DAILY WRAP UP
3:55PM TO 4:05PM 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
Minecraft 4 Kids: Level 1 & Level 2
Rising 2 – 4 Graders
                     
Minecraft: Adventure Design
Rising 1-4 Graders
                     
Digital Video: Youtube & Twitch
Rising 4-9 Graders
                     
Master Builders: Minecraft Engineering
Rising 2 – 4 Graders
                     
Rollercoasters Design and Minecraft
Rising 4 – 9 Graders
                     
Digital Photography and Graphic Design
Rising 4  – 9 Graders
                     
Digital Photography & Intro to Engineering
Rising 2 – 5 Graders
                     
Programming for Gamers
Rising 4 – 9  Graders
                     
Virtual Reality: Design 3D Worlds
Rising 4 -9 Graders
                     
Intro to Scratch
Rising 2 – 5 Graders
                     
Game Design 101 (Week 1)
Rising 4 – 9 Graders
                     
3D Printing and SimCity
Rising 4-9 Graders
                     
Game Design and Roller Coasters
Rising 2 – 5 Graders
                     
Game Design 101 (Week 2)
Rising 4 – 9 Graders
                     
Web Design 101
Rising 4 -9 Graders
                     
Junior Robotics: Level 1 and 2
Rising 2 – 5 Graders
                     
Minecraft Missions 2019
Rising 4 – 9 Graders
                     
Robotics 101
Rising 4 – 9  Graders
                     
Sports Car Racing & Robot Challenge
Rising 2 – 5 Graders
                     
3D Game Design Featuring Portal 2 and Fortnite
Rising 4 – 9 Graders
                     
Digital Animation
Rising 4 – 9  Graders
                     
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