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    Summer starts NOW! Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and the official start of iD Tech camps! Sign up with code SUMMERNOW to save $200.
    Summer starts NOW! Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer and the official start of iD Tech camps! Sign up with code SUMMERNOW to save $200.

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    Some courses have sold out, but it's not too late to join the event of the summer! Secure your child’s spot today to experience the friendships, laughter, and learning that are the hallmarks of an iD Tech camp.

    Enter code SUMMERNOW for:
    • $200 off camps & academies
    • $100 off virtual camps
    • $100 off packs of private lessons

    Ends May 29, 2024. $200 applies only to in-person camps and academies. $100 off applies only to virtual camps and Summer Packs of private lessons. Promo code may be used once per child per program. Promo codes can not be applied to previous purchases or combined with other offers.

  • Refer a friend, save $25

    Register for camp and invite friends! You'll earn a $25 credit for each new referral, and your friends save too!

    Register for camp and invite friends! You'll earn a $25 credit for each new referral, and your friends save too!

    Refer a friend and save $25. Your friend will save, too.

    Once you register for an online or on-campus program, you'll receive a unique Refer-a-Friend code that can be shared with up to ten friends. You'll earn a $25 credit for each new referral, and your friends will save, too!

    Please note:

    • Students you refer cannot have previously attended an online or on-campus program with iD Tech.
    • Referrals must be made prior to the date your friends' sessions start. 
    • New students must enter your unique Refer-a-Friend referral code at the time of registration.
    • Refer-a-Friend savings does not apply to Online Private Lessons.
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    Pay standard tuition for one student to attend a small-group program and receive $50 off for each additional course or sibling.
    Note: You have the flexibility to add additional courses and siblings at any time during the qualifying term. Your automatic savings will be applied, provided the same account is used for all purchases. Automatic savings do not apply to Online Private Lessons.

  • Register now, pay later

    Spread the cost of camp out over time with a payment plan. Get started today for as low as $250!

    Spread the cost of camp out over time with a payment plan. Get started today for as low as $250!

    Payment plans available, for as low as $250!

Roblox Developer: Imaginative Game Design

  • Price: Starting at $1,099
  • Age: Ages 10-12
  • Skill Level: Beginner-Advanced
  • Format: iD Tech Camps | Small-Group, On-Campus
  • Duration: Weeklong program, 8 hours per day

About This Course

Roblox is one of the fastest-growing game creation platforms on the planet, with more than 100 million players per month exploring games created by enterprising young developers—like you! Get ready to tackle the production of a game from start to finish, building a 3D landscape complete with obstacles, unique challenges, and a story of your own design. You’ll implement custom mechanics like checkpoints and collectible items using built-in scripts written in Lua, the official coding language of Roblox! Share your published game with friends on any platform, from console to mobile, and you can even earn some Robux in the process by monetizing in-game products! And with experience as a Roblox developer under your belt, you’ll be ready to launch into even more advanced game design challenges.

Topics Covered

  • Create and publish games to the Roblox website
  • Practice game design fundamentals and storytelling
  • Build custom terrain and obstacles for a Roblox game
  • Implement game mechanics and custom challenges using Lua scripts
  • Monetize projects with in-game items

Course Format 

This course is part of a weeklong summer camp running Monday through Friday. Your child will learn in a lab on an inspiring university campus with a balanced daily schedule that allows for outdoor and recreational activities. Your child will learn from an experienced instructor in a small-group setting. Day and overnight options are available based on location.
 


Sample Schedule

Here’s a sample of what a week in this course could look like. Keep in mind students will progress at varying paces, and this is meant to serve as an outline of key materials and the overall experience. 

Students will dive into the fundamentals of game design and brainstorm a story. Then, they’ll begin to construct a level of their game and sculpt a terrain of mountains, rivers, and other elements that complement their vision.

Next, students will implement a checkpoint system that saves player progress and updates their respawn location as they reach checkpoints. They’ll develop game boundaries that keep players within the live game area.

Using Toolbox items and custom parts, students will add interactive challenges to their games such as turning platforms or projectiles. From there, they’ll create and monetize developer products that players can purchase in-game with Robux, like a speed boost item.

In their games, students will add collectible items and construct a leaderboard that displays the player’s running score, allowing for friendly competition.

To complete the week, students will wrap up the design of their game, playtest it with their peers, and publish it to the official Roblox website, where everyone can join in on the experience!

Portfolio-Boosting Diploma & Transcript

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive an official iD Tech diploma and course transcript outlining the skills they learned over the course of the week.

Elite Staff & Experienced Instructors

Passion for tech. Unmatched expertise. Personality that brings out the absolute best in your child. With 25 years of experience, we know there's no replacement for the best teacher. Each year iD instructors go on to be hired by the most prestigious tech companies in the world like Google, EA, Disney, Microsoft, and more. When your child learns from the best, they’ll unlock opportunities to become their best. 

  • 100% USA-based, adult instructors

  • Recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, and NYU

  • Rigorous background and reference checks

  • Robust training programs and certification

  • Adherence to American Camp Association accredited guidelines

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Frequently Asked Questions

In Roblox, monetization refers to earning money through games published on the platform. Special features and upgrades such as in-game purchases, and more are popular ways to monetize games. For example, Roblox players can use Robux - the internal Roblox currency - to purchase something like a balloon to help them avoid a natural disaster, or a stronger sword as a weapon. Through these microtransactions, many kids have learned to turn their gaming passion into a lucrative enterprise.

Roblox introduces Lua coding through the engaging lens of creating obbys and awesome games with Roblox Studio, plus finding ways to monetize. By learning with Roblox, kids will activate their game design and entrepreneurial skills!

While we are a tech program with the goal of transforming your child’s interests into real-world STEM skills, we are also a summer camp. Simply put, camp is a balance of learning and fun! Students learn in small groups in labs on a prestigious college campus and from expert instructors who are trained to inspire and engage.

Day camps kick off with icebreakers and team-building before jumping into coursework for most of the morning. When it’s time for lunch, your child will walk from the computer lab to the dining hall as they take in the beauty of campus. Students return to the learning labs in the afternoon for more coursework, followed by an afternoon break where they will have the chance to take part in outdoor game time and more campus discovery before wrapping up with instruction!

Overnighters work until dinner, and are then off to create deeper connections and memories while gaming, watching movies, and more. All together, days and nights are filled with learning and adventure that builds lifelong friendships. 

Yes, this course is designed for beginner to advanced students. Our small class size ensures that each student receives individual attention and has the freedom to learn at their own pace. Instructors are trained to be in tune with students’ unique needs and provide a personalized learning experience. 

In addition to valuable tech skills, kids and teens leave camp with new relationships, resilience, critical thinking opportunities, and an even greater love for tech (if that’s possible!).

At the conclusion of your child's course, they will receive a transcript outlining everything they learned over the week. They’ll also take home an iD Tech t-shirt, water bottle, and a USB with their course project files, along with access to installation and setup guides so they can continue working at their own pace.

Yes! You can register today for as little as $250 per student, and pay the balance in convenient monthly installments. You can save $50 by registering for multiple sessions, and you can earn $25 in credit for each new friend referral (your friend saves $25 when they sign up too!). 

As courses frequently sell out, we recommend registering early to secure your child’s spot. You can make unlimited changes - with no fees - up to 14 days before the start of your session. If you need to cancel, you will receive a refund of the amount paid, less the payment plan fee (if applicable) and the deposit of $250 per week. No refunds are provided for cancellations made within 14 days of the start of your session.

If your child will be bringing a phone to camp, they’ll be able to access their device to update you on their adventures and take selfies with their new friends during break times.

While many kids can’t stop talking about their days at camp, others are kids of few words. Our camp staff are here to help, taking pictures of campers in action! Our photos page is regularly updated to showcase all of the fun taking place at camp.

During our Friday Family Showcase, loved ones get to see their camper’s final project while interacting with camp staff and learning about the week, skills gained, and more. 

With online options including virtual camps, teen academies, and private lessons, there is a program that fits your child’s interest, skill level, goals, and importantly, schedule. Inspiring instructors, customized curriculum, and topics your child can’t get enough of—sound familiar? Everything there is to love about our in-person summer camps, taught online, live by our elite instructors. Learn more

Our Program Specialists are here to provide you with the best experience. Looking for a personalized course recommendation? Need help signing up? We’ve got you covered. Call us at 1-888-709-8324 or email hello@idtech.com

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