• Game Development | Ages 7 to 12

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  • 2020 Weekly Themes

  • Game Develop. Jr. Weekly Themes (Ages 6-8)
    June 1 | Minecraft™Junior Adventures
    June 8 | Minecraft™ Castles and Caves
    June 15 | The Science of Roller Coasters w/ Minecraft
    June 22 | Jr. Minecraft™: Intro To Mod Creation
    June 29 | Minecraft™ Gotham City Builders

    *No camp on Friday July 3 due to the July 4th Holiday.
    Tuition is prorated to reflect a 4-day camp week.

    July 6 | Java Coding with Minecraft
    July 13 | Junior Scratch Ninja Adventures
    July 20 | Amazing Digital Theme Park Creation
    July 27 | Minecraft™ Secret Underground Cities
    General Notes and Trademark Disclosure

    Attention:
    • Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information.
    • IDEAS Camp does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.

    At Minecraft™ Camp, we challenge campers to expand their interests while encouraging them to open their creative minds. We emphasize individual skills, basic fundamentals and techniques, and overall well-being in a positive, safe and fun learning environment—all while developing character and self-confidence.

    Our approach to teaching and hands-on learning focuses primarily on teamwork, leadership and self-confidence. Daily improvement along with the effort over results is the fundamental principle that the IDEAS Camp was built upon. If you are looking to broaden your horizons in a fun and positive environment this summer, then IDEAS Minecraft™ Camp is the perfect camp for you!

    Attention:
    • Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information.
    • IDEAS Camp does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.

  • Game Develop. Weekly Themes (Ages 9-12)
    June 1 | Roblox 3D Game Development - Robux Tycoon

    In this popular camp students will design and code an awesome Advanced Obby and Tycoon game in Roblox, and then learn how to monetize them to make Robux at the Roblox marketplace! Students will learn both the basics of 3D game development and fundamental programming concepts using the Lua programming language. This camp is designed for beginner to intermediate students who are interested in programming, game design, and entrepreneurship.

    June 8 | Minecraft™ Castles and Caves
    June 15 | The Science of Roller Coasters w/ Minecraft

    Join us as we create a digital roller coaster within Minecraft. Try your best to scare other teams by designing a twisting, rolling, looping, swooshing, heartstopping dropping coaster that will be sure to keep the line out the door! During this fun-filled program campers will learn about the inertia, speed, breaking power and centripetal force that makes roller coasters in the real world possible, and then put it into action in the digital world of Minecraft. This is a no holds barred program that will excite every camper whether Noob or Advanced Gamer!

    June 22 | Roblox 3D Game Development: Battle Royale

    Fans of Fortnite, we need you! Instead of just playing your favorite battle royale games, why not design your own? In this exciting program campers will use a professional 3D game development software, like Lua, to build levels and assets and create action and battle sequences inspired by popular games like Fortnite. In this popular camp students will create a Fortnite-style Battle Royale game in Roblox! Students will learn both the basics of 3D game development and fundamental programming concepts using the Lua programming language. This camp is designed for beginner to intermediate students who are interested in both programming and game development.

    June 29 | Minecraft™ Gotham City Builders

    *No camp on Friday July 3 due to the July 4th Holiday.
    Tuition is prorated to reflect a 4-day camp week.

    July 6 | Java Coding with Minecraft
    July 13 | Junior Scratch Ninja Adventures
    July 20 | Amazing Digital Theme Park Creation
    July 27 | Minecraft™ Secret Underground Cities

    Down, Down, Down we go! Start with an underground tunnel, then a transport track, and finally…Construct a secret underground city complete with elevators, lanterns, and even rides to entertain your guests. In this post apocalyptic world the most prepared will survive! Hide from or tame the Ender Dragon as you form alliances, build tunnels, and gain resources with your teammates. Remember to cover your tracks by cleverly disguising your entrances. Build a moat filled with traps to keep rival teams out as your prepare for an ultimate game digital hide and seek!

    General Notes and Trademark Disclosure

    Attention:
    • Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information.
    • IDEAS Camp does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.

    At Minecraft™ Camp, we challenge campers to expand their interests while encouraging them to open their creative minds. We emphasize individual skills, basic fundamentals and techniques, and overall well-being in a positive, safe and fun learning environment—all while developing character and self-confidence.

    Our approach to teaching and hands-on learning focuses primarily on teamwork, leadership and self-confidence. Daily improvement along with the effort over results is the fundamental principle that the IDEAS Camp was built upon. If you are looking to broaden your horizons in a fun and positive environment this summer, then IDEAS Minecraft™ Camp is the perfect camp for you!

    Attention:
    • Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information.
    • IDEAS Camp does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.

  • • Game Development Camp is designed for campers 7 to 12 year olds
    • Campers are split into two separate age group sections: Game Dev. Jr. (ages 7 to 9) and Game Dev. (Ages 10 to 12)
    • All programs are suitable for both experienced and beginners
    • All campers participate in special activities such as: the Inflatable Slip n’ Slide, Rock Wall

    Attention:In Minecraft™ camps, campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information. IDEAS Camp does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.

    Unlock the code to the limitless possibilities of Scratch, Java and Minecraft™. Featuring a new theme each week, campers’ imaginations will run wild as they learn to code new actions, build new blocks, and create new recipes to personalize their Minecraft™ world. Using logic and coding, campers will enjoy a week full of awesome Minecraft challenges and competitions. The coding and creative problem solving skills learned during Minecraft Madness are sure to stick with campers long after camp ends. Ready to build the wildest roller coaster? The creepiest cave? The tallest tower? Join us as we explore the ever-changing world of Minecraft!

    Under the supervision of experienced IDEAS Camp adult staff, campers have fun developing new skills, exploring new interests, building self-confidence, and growing in ways that benefit campers long enjoy after the summer is over. Each week, IDEAS Camp aims for a counselor to camper ratio of 8:1 in our Minecraft™ Madness Camp programs.

    Each Camper Receives A Camp T-Shirt (one shirt per summer).

    IMPORTANT NOTES
    • Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information.
    • IDEAS Camp does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.

    Attention:
    • Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information.
    • IDEAS Camp does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.

    In Minecraft™ Camp programs, we challenge campers to expand their interests while encouraging them to open their creative minds. We emphasize individual skills, basic fundamentals and techniques, and overall well-being in a positive, safe and fun learning environment—all while developing character and self-confidence.

    Our approach to teaching and hands-on learning focuses primarily on teamwork, leadership and self-confidence. Daily improvement along with the effort over results is the fundamental principle that the IDEAS Camp was built upon. If you are looking to broaden your horizons in a fun and positive environment this summer, then IDEAS Minecraft™ Camp is the perfect camp for you!

    Attention:
    • Campers will need to have an existing Minecraft™ account and know their login information.
    • IDEAS Camp does not provide Minecraft™ camper account access.

    IDEAS Camp offers extended care before and after the camp day for children who need to arrive early or stay late. Campers in the extended care program participate in a variety of well-supervised, age-appropriate activities ranging from sports, stories and puzzles to board games. After care campers enjoy a snack and juice provided by the camp.

    Extended Care Hours
    • FREE Morning Extended Care is available from 7:30 am to 9:00 am
    • FREE Afternoon Extended Care is available from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
    • Extended Care is available weekly and daily and is always FREE

    Regular Camp Hours
    • Regular Drop-off is from 8:45 am to 9:05 am
    • Regular Pick-up is from 2:50 pm to 3:10 pm

    IDEAS Camp has an extremely strict late pickup policy and an associated penalty fee — please pick your camper up by 5:30 pm to avoid that penalty from being automatically charged.

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  • Weekly Activities

    • Summer Swimming Fun
    • IDEAS Rock Wall
    • Creative Play Time
    • Friday Field Day
    • Sports & Games Olympics
    • Tournament of Champions
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  • Xpedition Camp Traditions

    IDEAS Solano Summer Camps has established many wonderful traditions. Every day in camp is an opportunity to create memories and overall fun. IDEAS Summer Camps treasure its daily routines and traditions. All of our programs center on the enjoyment of creative play and learning.
  • Xpedition and Innovation Morning Meeting

    The best way to start the day! Xpedition and Innovation start their days with a fun and energized morning meeting. From Camper and Counselor competitions to Whacky Wednesdays and Fabulous Fridays, there is a lot in store at Xpedition and Innovation Camp morning meeting. Xpedition and Innovation Campers also end their day with an all camp meeting to reflect on the current day and prepare for the next exciting camp day.

    Xpedition Leaders

    Every afternoon, counselors from each group nominate an Xpedition and Innovation Leader who will help the counselor meet and welcome new campers to their respective groups. Campers are chosen to be Xpedition and Innovation leaders based on their positive attitude and “we” over “me” qualities. Captains must wear their special Xpedition Leader Eye Black.

    Plinko for Icees

    Throughout the week, campers cheer on their peers as the Plinko puck drops, deciding the fate of whether or not the campers will receive an ice-cold ice pop. On really hot days, the Plinko Board has an amazing way to find the proper slot so everyone wins!

    Fabulous Friday Fun Day

    Shhhhh. It’s a surprise and each week is something new and exciting. From treasure hunts to magical mystery theater, campers work in teams to win the ultimate prize: The Viener Snitzel Snazzle Award. Sorry, you have to come to camp to experience it in real life.

    Counselor Competitions

    Creative and fun staff games where campers support their own program counselors and have the opportunity to see them participate in team-building and friendly competitions both physical and mental. Our Oreo Cookie on the forehead contest is a hit for all campers (and counselors).

  • The IDEAS Solano Dunk Tank

    We like to take advantage of the hot sun as well as a helpless staff member–where campers throw and counselors get dunked in front of their peers to cheers all around

    The IDEAS Solano Rock Wall

    All campers throughout the week will have an opportunity to climb the wall and aim to ring the bell at the top!

    Daily camper Awards & Give-Away Items

    Summer Pops (Icees), Camper Eye Black, Camper T-Shirts, Leadership Recognition and Responsibility Certificates.

    Ozzie, Ozzie, Ozzie.

    Constant visits from our professional camp mascot, Ozzie!

    Family Reunion Night

    The best time of the summer! Towards the end of each summer all families (siblings and friends included) are invited back to an evening of fun and entertainment. DJ tunes, face painting, moon bounces, carnival snacks and family games are enjoyed to celebrate the summer camp season coming to a close

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