Game Programming With Unity & C#
iD Tech Camps Course | Ages 13-17
Game Programming With Unity & C#
Game Programming Summer Camp for Teens
- iD Tech Camps
- 13-17 (Must turn 13 by 12-31-17)
- Skill Level
- Beg - Adv
- Ratio Guarantee
- 8 students per instructor
- Yes (see below)
- Unity, C#
Prerequisite: Some existing experience with a scripting or programming language.
Design and develop your very own game with the power of Unity. It’s the most popular tool among game developers, so you'll be building skills that you can take to college and beyond. You'll also get a chance to hone your programming skills using C# to bring your creation to life. Delve into all aspects of game creation with a full development pipeline: implementing art, sound, and scripts to complete a project you can be proud of and take home.
What Will Students Take Home?
Students in these Unity and C# programming camps will take home a copy of their files, all assets they used to create their game or coding project, and an .exe or stand alone version of their game for web, PC, Mac, or other platform.
What Will Students Learn?
Essential game design skills taught in this course:
- Students will learn to use primitives in Unity to make game objects, players, and complete levels. (Maybe even exploding chickens.)
Nintendo gets primitive too! Professional game studios will often prototype a game using basic shapes to start. It's a fast way to test an idea before making all of the art assets.
The first version of Splatoon, which sold over 4 million copies, was made using tofu-like primitives.
Ready for your student to be the next big game developer, coder, and creator?
Where Is This Course Offered?
California - Northern
California - Southern
District of Columbia
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Hours & Tuition
Check-In: 8-9am Mon-Fri
Pick-Up: 5-6pm Mon-Thurs, Fri 3-4pm (varies by site)
Tuition: From $799/week USD. All taxes included.
Commuter Lunch Plan: Starts at an additional $60/week
Check-In: Sunday 6pm
Pick-Up: Friday 3-4pm (times may vary)
All Inclusive: Add $569/week USD. All taxes included.
Meals: All meals included
Please note: In addition to the prices listed above, there will be a one-time Safety & Compliance Fee of $20 per student per year.
Your Tuition Includes:
- 8:1 student-to-instructor ratio (guaranteed)
- Free flex hours at check-in and pick-up
- Diploma with transcript and instructor insights
- Final project and software discounts
- Custom iD Tech t-shirt, H2O bottle
- Outdoor time, campus tours (most locations)
- Gaming tournaments
- Access to online curriculum (iD Game Plan)
Add $179 (annual subscription)
Tech Rocket is the #1 online learning destination for kids and teens. Aspiring app programmer? Indie game developer? Graphic artist? You got this! Level up your tech skills and build community with thousands of other students. With gaming tournaments, safe, collaborative forums, a massive Minecraft server, and an arcade, Tech Rocket makes learning fun all year long. It’s the perfect complement to our summer programs!
Ultimate Gaming Weekends
Add $379 per weekend
Ultimate Gaming Weekends (UGWs) are offered at select iD Tech Camps locations for ages 10+, and are intended to bridge the gap for students attending 2 consecutive weeklong camp sessions. You may also stay the weekend after your session. UGWs can be selected as an add-on during registration. Students who stay the weekend can expect campus excursions, gaming tournaments, and a variety of fun indoor and outdoor summer activities.
Continuing Education Units
Add $99 per week
Gain a competitive advantage for college! Teens ages 13-17 attending iD Tech Camps have the option to purchase accredited Continuing Education Units (CEUs), issued by Villanova University. CEUs are nationally recognized units of measurement for participation in non-credit continuing education programs. CEUs are not transferrable as college credit.
7:15am: Overnight campers, rise and shine! Eat breakfast in the campus dining hall—breakfast is typically all-you-can-eat, and consists of favorites such as pancakes, sausages, orange juice, cereal, waffles, and fruit. (Make sure to notify us of any special dietary needs or allergies before camp.)
8–9am: Day campers check-in between 8–9am with our flex hours (no extra cost).
9am: All campers meet for morning announcements, icebreakers, and team-building activities.
9:30am: Split into course groups and let the tech innovation begin! Breaks are taken at the discretion of each instructor. Younger students will take more frequent breaks.
Noon: Lunch time—head to the dining hall if you’re on the iD Meal Plan. Depending on the policy of each university, students who bring their own lunch will either eat in the dining hall with the rest of the crew, or gather elsewhere with an iD instructor.
1pm: Back to the labs!
2:30pm: A game of Ultimate Frisbee, anyone? Capture the flag? Board games? Optional sports? We offer many summer camp activities that vary by week and location. Beyond STEM skill development, students will socialize, make friends, and have fun.
3:15pm: Return to the labs. Let’s create!
5pm: Wrap-up your projects for the day.
5–6pm: Pick-up time for Day campers. Pick-up flex hours are between 5–6pm, at no extra charge.
6pm: Dinner for overnight campers.
7pm: Overnight campers participate in supervised recreational activities such as optional sports, gaming tournaments, and movie nights. In some cases, students can continue working on their projects, as scheduling permits.
10pm: Lights out for overnight campers.
Discover what sets our teaching style apart.
8:1 Staff Ratio Guarantee
We guarantee small class sizes, with a maximum of 8 students per instructor. At iD Tech, our teaching philosophy is premised on personalization—your path, at your pace. Passionate, all-adult instructors guide you through tailored curriculum with one-on-one teaching. The immersive environment is ideal for fostering creativity and allowing you to reach your learning potential. Read more about our 8:1 iD Guarantee.
How We Teach | Personalized Instruction
Our tech curriculum is based on a blended learning strategy. We couple live one-on-one instruction with iD Game Plan, our innovative learning engine, to provide you with properly paced learning. Most of our courses at iD Tech Camps are for beginner through advanced students.
Our entire staff is comprised of adults ages 18 and over. We do not hire Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at our summer technology camps. We believe you learn best from adults who have mastered their technology skills. Some of our instructors are tech industry professionals. Others are graduate and undergraduate students majoring in the fields of Computer Science, Computer Engineering, App Design, Film, and other related fields. We’re extremely selective when it comes to our camp staff.
Friday Family Showcase
On the last day of camp during Family Showcase, instructors present each student with a personalized iD Tech Diploma and recap students' key accomplishments. Afterwards, students unveil their final projects to parents and siblings, demonstrating all that they learned in just one week of camp.
At iD Tech Camps, balance is very important. Our courses are fun and engaging, and completely unlike school. We want you to develop genuine passion for STEM subjects, and keep coming back year after year. If it's not fun—and if you don't learn a lot—we know you won't return. You can expect roughly 5 hours a day of instruction, with plenty of time for supervised breaks, social time, outdoor play, optional sports, video games, and other creative techtivities. (Jump to Sample Day for additional details.) Many clients describe the total iD Tech experience as "magical" and "unlike anything else." We work hard to make the experience unique, memorable, and valuable.
Game Programming Camp Reviews
"My son always had positive comments after class. Thanks for giving him a fun time!"- Monica O., Parent, Game Programming With Unity & C#
"Very impressed with what my son learned in a week."- Vicki S., Parent, Game Programming With Unity & C#
"My son has attended numerous summer camps over the years and iD Tech definitely has it together. It provides campers an outstanding experience and addresses all of the things that parents worry about. I would definitely recommend iD Tech for youth seeking a fun and educational camp experience."- Carol Z., Parent, Game Programming With Unity & C#
"Our son was excited every day about what he was learning."- Ben S., Parent, Game Programming With Unity & C#
"The iD Tech Camps team is exceptional. Very professional. Very well organized. Engaging personalities. Thanks for making this week such a good experience for my son!!"- James O., Parent, Game Programming With Unity & C#
"There is no one thing that makes iD Tech Camps stand above the rest. The entire experience, from energetic staff to great course options and software, programming to messing around with sports equipment outside, is unparalleled by any summer camp I have ever taken. I keep coming back year after year, and you can bet that I'll be back!"- Jonathan D., Student, Game Programming With Unity & C#
"I had an excellent time this week. Everyone was friendly, the equipment was in top condition, and the environment was warm and accommodating."- Shiva N., Student, Game Programming With Unity & C#
"iD Tech Camps has been a great experience. To be totally honest, the first day I came to this camp, I didn't think that it was worth the money after seeing so many kids. I thought that this program would be just a camp where kids would play games but after the first day, I was amazed by the knowledge the counselors had about the courses. I was happy that the counselors were able to present the material so clearly and efficiently while incorporating fun activities into the day."- Damian C., Student, Game Programming With Unity & C#
"I think that iD Tech Camps is amazing. It is an optimal learning environment that is essential for students. A small class of 8 students per instructor is a perfect amount, for classes such as these. My instructor was a great role model and a fun person to have as a teacher."- Ralph H., Student, Game Programming With Unity & C#
"iD is awesome! This week, I enrolled in game making with Unity. This course was hard yet fun. iD can make something hard and boring into an amazing and fun class. The instructors are nice and friendly, making iD a very comfortable place to be!"- Lawrence X., Student, Game Programming With Unity & C#