Our Kids logo

Video game design camps

Find camps that specialize in video game design

Real Programming 4 Kids

Looking for a video game design camp? Consider Real Programming 4 Kids: introducing kids and teens to computer programming since 1999.

Technology camps are more popular all the time and one interesting development in the whole genre is the focus on specific skills such as video game design. Children and teenagers are awed by the world of video game design and multimedia. Video game design camps enable kids to develop their creativity, fantasy characters and secret quests. You will learn to design video games in the unique environment of a kids' summer camp. Students of all skill levels can create their own virtual worlds.

RP4K helped me identify very early on in my life a few things that really helped shape my future career direction.”

Camps for video game design help foster team spirit and develop some basic skills needed for succeeding in the technology industry. Students learn level design and function, creation of 3 dimensional characters, lighting, sound effects and programming with the best tools and technologies available today. Guest speakers at video game design camps share design insights and an inside look at working in this huge and exciting industry. Some camps may offer a look inside top Canadian game design studios.

Video game design camps may also have specialised programs like RPG Game Design, and design for action games, strategy games or Nintendo® DS, as well as advanced programming, to name a few. iPhone and iPad apps, websites with Flash, C++ and Java programs, 3D models and animations, graphic design, robotics and digital filmmaking can also be taught at video game design camps and computer camps. Game design camps offer the best hands-on experience in a supportive and fun environment. Students may be using the same software people that designers and editors use all over the world. Accreditation and a gaming portfolio are additional benefits you can get at these camps that are fun and educational at the same time.

On top of all that, there is still plenty of time for other camp activities like tournaments, sports, barbeques, campus tours, teambuilding events and much more.

The video game design and creation industry continues to develop, cultivating and promoting the absolute best in creativity and teamwork. A camp like this exposes a young adult to a highly creative environment. Video game design has a lot of different avenues of approach from writing/scripting to 3d modeling, graphics generation, database management, level design and so on. Expert instructors at these camps offer personalized 1-on-1 instruction.

Video game design camps offer plenty of avenues and options for teenagers and children to develop their creative skills and gain an insight into the highly dynamic industry of game design. Learn more from the camps listed below.


Advertisement
20th anniversary camp guide


List of video game design camps and programs

FEATURED CAMP    | CAMP EXPO EXHIBITOR |
   Special Needs Support: Light    Specialized   
Camps that specialize in video game design
FILTERS

  • Name
  • Cost
  • Relevance

  • Innovation Camp Thinnox
    Technology,Engineering & Design Programs for kids & young adults.Animation,Game Programming,Architecture, Robotics,UI/UX Graphic Design,Full Stack WEB Dev,Fashion...try Innovation Camp & Programs Thinnox in Mississauga.

    Mississauga

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 250 6-18 0 Mississauga
    KNB Learning
    Minecraft, Robotics, Programming, Coding, Media Studies & LEGO after-school & weekend classes & camps for kids 3-16 years, in Oakville. Kids develop skills for real life and discover that learning can be fun!

    Oakville

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $275/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 275 3-16 1 Oakville
    Brick Works Academy
    The Best Technology summer camp in the region! Your children and friends are super excited about our Lego Robotics, Lego Castle Builders, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer and Lego Stop Motion Animation camps!

    Ontario (5)

    Science: LEGO
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $220/week
    Day Coed 220 6-14 2 Forest Hill, Toronto, Hamilton, Waterloo, Kingsway Park, Toronto, Guelph, Vaughan, Summerhill, Toronto, Mississauga
    UCC Summer Camps
    A traditional day camp in the heart of Toronto offering Kids, Sports, Arts, Tech and Leadership programs for children aged 4-16. Lunch and Extended Care provided at no additional cost. Flexible weekly programming.

    Forest Hill, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $400/week
    Day Coed 400 4-16 3 Forest Hill, Toronto
    Ryerson Summer Day Camps
    Ryerson University offers safe and fun experiences for kids and teens. Programs include basketball, soccer, hockey, volleyball, science, engineering, journalism, robotics, architecture, film, french, design, and more!

    Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $300/week
    Day Coed 300 6-17 4 Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
    STEAMlabs
    A hi-tech maker space for curious hands-on kids. We use the latest tools and technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting, to help your child bring their ideas to life.

    Downtown West, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $10/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 10 6-17 5 Downtown West, Toronto
    Camps offering video game design as an activity
    CASMA Camps & Hoop House Basketball
    Sport, art and music camps, weekly lessons and after school programs in Toronto. Our experienced coaches and highly competitive rates are unparalleled by our competitors. Save 15% promo code OURKIDSCAMPEXPO.

    Bridle Path, Toronto; Lawrence Heights, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $125/week
    Day, Program Coed 125 4-14 0 Bridle Path, Toronto, Lawrence Heights, Toronto
    Branksome Hall Day Camps
    A co-ed day camp featuring Dance, Tennis, Soccer, Musical Theatre, Public Speaking/Debate, Tech/Computers, Swimming and more. Home base for the camps is Branksome's new, state-of-the-art Athletics and Wellness Centre.

    Rosedale, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $360/week
    Day Coed 360 4-12 1 Rosedale, Toronto
    The Cube, Coding, Robotics & Video Game Design School
    A technology camp that offers kids the opportunity to touch on a full range of fun and engaging technology classes and activities that encourage kids to use their creativity to be the technology makers of the future.

    The Beach, Toronto

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day
    from $195/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed, Girls 195 6-17 2 The Beach, Toronto
    Digital Media Academy
    At Digital Media Academy, we encourage and inspire kids and teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. Find your passion! Create the future at DMA!

    Vancouver; Montreal; Little Italy, Toronto

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $399/session
    Day, Overnight Coed 399 6-17 3 Vancouver, Montreal, Little Italy, Toronto
    Real Programming 4 Kids
    With locations in Leaside, Etobicoke, London, Oakville, Richmond Hill, Kitchener Waterloo and Ottawa, RP4K introduces kids and teens to the fundamentals of computer programming. FREE 45 min trial class.

    Ontario (6)

    Computer : Computer programming
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $540/week
    Day, Program Coed 540 7-17 4 London, Kingsview Vilage, Toronto, Oshawa, Waterloo, Oakville, Ottawa, Richmond Hill, Leaside, Toronto
    Startup Skool
    Educating your child for the future: entrepreneurship, design thinking, and technology training for youth ages 8 - 18. Your child will learn the soft and technical skills required to excel in the real world.

    Vancouver; Victoria

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $395/week
    Day Coed 395 8-16 5 Vancouver, Victoria
    Focus Learning
    Build self-confidence and skills while learning and having fun! Specialized camps for academics, STE(A)M, ESL, coding, robotics, and chess. Small groups (max. 6), OCT teachers, outdoor activities & extended care!

    Willowdale, Toronto

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $355/week
    Day, Program Coed 355 4-17 6 Willowdale, Toronto
    Junior Coders
    Junior Coders Learning Center provides a creative, collaborative environment for learning computer science and programming for children from Grade 1 to 12. We inspire students to create technology, not just consume it.

    Brampton

    Computer : Computer programming
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $150/month
    Day, Program Coed 150 6-18 7 Brampton
    Hatch Canada Camp
    Our coding program and camp is packed with exciting, innovative coding lessons and project/portfolio building. Kids learn how to code and make amazing crafts! Our final day includes a tech industry excursion!

    North Toronto, Toronto; Richmond Hill; Oakville

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $430/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 430 7-17 8 North Toronto, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Oakville
    MakerKids
    Empowering kids to be creators, not just consumers! Thousands of kids have taken our STEM programs in Coding, Robotics and Minecraft. Explore innovation, learn technical & soft skills in our Camps, Programs & Birthdays.

    Summerhill, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto; Ottawa

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $1/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 1 8-15 9 Summerhill, Toronto, Bloor West Village, Toronto, Ottawa
    Sylvan Learning Centre of Vaughan
    If you're looking to learn something new this summer while having fun, join us for a STEM or Academic summer camp at Sylvan Vaughan (near Vaughan Mills).

    Vaughan

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 250 3-18 10 Vaughan
    Camp Med-O-Lark
    A Co-ed Arts Camp situated on a pristine lake. We offer an all-elective program where campers create their own schedule from a wide array of activities such as Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Circus, Photography & much more.

    Maine

    Art (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $3,400/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 3400 8-16 11 Maine
    Science and Technology Summer Camps UOIT
    Get a unique science and tech education in this program by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, including LEGO Robotics, Makerspace, Coding, Minecraft. Girls only sessions, Family Camps, Educator sessions.

    Oshawa

    Science (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 15
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day
    from $300/week
    Day Coed, Girls 300 7-15 12 Oshawa
    York University: SciX - Science Explorations
    Science Engagement Programs offers interactive STEM experiences through Science Explorations for youth in grades 3 to 8 and through Helix Summer Science Institute and Spark Lab programs for students in grades 9 to 12.

    York Mills, Toronto; Sentinel Park, Toronto

    Science (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day, Overnight, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program Coed, Girls 250 8-18 13 York Mills, Toronto, Sentinel Park, Toronto
    KidzWhiz
    Kids technology programs in Lego robotics, animation, game design, Android app development, Minecraft, and programming. Weekly programs, March Break and Summer Camps, and birthday parties available. Participant in FLL.

    Markham

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 250 6-12 14 Markham
    Robo-Geek
    Robo-Geek main focus is on promoting interest in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) for young minds through programming and robotics. We aim to foster students’ confidence and “I Can do it” attitude.

    Milton; Oakville; Brampton

    Science: Robotics
    • Ages 8 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $208/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 208 8-14 15 Milton, Oakville, Brampton
    IFA Indoor Playground & Interactive Centre
    Welcome to Interactive Fun Adventure, Vaughan’s exciting indoor playground! Summer and holiday camps, mommy and baby drop in programs and private birthday party bookings. Call us today.

    Vaughan

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $248/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 248 5-12 16 Vaughan
    Brock Youth University
    A unique program experience right on the Brock University Campus. Over 95 programs to choose from including +40 STEM Camps. Choose from: class day and overnight trips, summer camps and after-school programs.

    St. Catharines

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight, Program, family
    from $178/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight, Program, family Coed 178 8-17 17 St. Catharines
    Lovell International Camps
    Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. Offering a host of sports and activities including: Language, Skiing, Tennis, Golf, Horse Riding, Hiking, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Cultural Excursions & Overnight Expeditions.

    International

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $800/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 800 6-18 18 International
    Ross Creek Centre for the Arts
    A perfect combination of arts enrichment taught by professional artists in all disciplines, and a magical summer experience on 178 acres overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

    Canning

    Art (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $290/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 290 5-18 19 Canning
    Genius Owl
    This camp introduces children aged 10 to 13 to applications and principles of computer programming. The program approach is very hands-on and children learn practical skills in areas such as robotics, and programming.

    Richmond Hill

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 12
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $130/month
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 130 6-12 20 Richmond Hill
    AEMbots.com
    We have established an award winning robotics program. Our Robotics Program serves to stimulate the student's interest in robotics while simultaneously gaining life experience through project building and team work.

    Vaughan

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $35/day
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 35 6-14 21 Vaughan
    Sylvan Learning South Mississauga
    We offer low monthly rate programs in Readng, Writing, Math, Homework, Science Study Skills and Advanced Reading Strategies. Our STEM related programs in Robotics, Coding, Engineering are fun and affordable..

    Mississauga

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $145/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 145 3-18 22 Mississauga
    Tomorrow's Master of Digital Media Program
    A 2-week intensive summer camp, designed for students entering grades 9-12 with artistic or technical interests who want to explore educational and career opportunities in the games and digital media industry.

    Vancouver

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 13 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $1,100/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 1100 13-17 23 Vancouver
    Sylvan Learning Centre of Markham
    If you're looking to learn something new this summer while having fun, join us for a STEM or Academic summer camp at Sylvan Markham.

    Markham

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $150/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 150 3-15 24 Markham
    Design Exchange (DX)
    Conveniently located in the heart of Toronto, Design Exchange offers more than a dozen multi-disciplinary, unique, and inspiring creative camp sessions, from fashion and architecture to urban planning and graphic arts.

    Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 13
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $55/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 55 6-13 25 Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
    Kidnetix
    Be creative, have fun and meet new friends in our March break and Summer camps in Brampton and Yorkdale. Dynamic programming includes: Lego Robotic's, swimming, sports, arts & crafts, guest speakers and field trips.

    Brampton; Downsview, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $135/week
    Day Coed 135 4-16 26 Brampton, Downsview, Toronto
    Sylvan Learning Ottawa
    Sylvan Ottawa offers STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) camps, tutoring and homework help programs for kids in JK to Grade 12. Attend full full day, half day or 1-hour after-school programs.

    Ottawa

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $224/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 224 4-18 27 Ottawa
    Bee Smart Learning Centre
    Balance of Learning and Fun! Learn hands-on science, enriched mathematics, English/ESL, photography & movie making, and more. Fun outdoor sports, games and field trips.

    Thornhill

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 3 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day, Program, family
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program, family Coed 180 3-16 28 Thornhill
    Sylvan Learning Guelph
    Join us for a week of building Lego® robots & an introduction to video game design and programming! Your child will learn problem solving skills all while making friends & having fun with STEM!

    Guelph

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 250 3-17 29 Guelph
    Sylvan Learning Burlington
    TUTORING FOR JK to GRADE 12 in all subject areas for students of all abilities. Sylvan Learning builds confidence and inspires success.

    Burlington

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 200 3-17 30 Burlington
    Camp Pillsbury
    A coed overnight camp with over 100 activities, including circus arts, musical theater, sports, dance, technology, horseback riding, water sports, extreme sports, gymnastics, archery, role playing games, and much more.

    Minnesota

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $349/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 349 6-17 31 Minnesota
    Army and Navy Academy Summer Camp
    Army and Navy Academy Summer Programs offers your young co-eds motivational summer leadership, academic, and recreation camps that encourage active involvement, accountability, skill development, and personal growth.

    California

    Reading: Leadership training
    • Ages 10 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight
    from $2,995/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Coed 2995 10-17 32 California
    Sylvan Learning Oakville
    At Sylvan of Oakville, we know how to engage and motivate each child in a personal way—building confidence and smiles, as well as skills and better scores.

    Oakville

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $195/session
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 195 5-18 33 Oakville
    Sport Western Summer Camps
    A premier march break and summer camp offering sport specific and academic based programming with over 25 camp options and a staff team, which consists of primarily Western University students and student-athletes.

    London

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 18
    • Coed, Girls, Boys
    • Day
    from $118/week
    Day Coed, Girls, Boys 118 4-18 34 London
    Crestwood Valley Day Camp
    A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"5' Heated Inground Salt Pools*w/daily lessons-WEEKLY CARNIVAL, Gymboree & ROSE REISMAN CATERING! LOW RATIOS! Call 416.444.9595

    Bridle Path, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 15
    • Coed
    • Day
    from $545/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Coed 545 4-15 35 Bridle Path, Toronto
    PortPrep - Arts and Animation Portfolio Camp
    The art camp for teens who are serious about animation and the arts. If your kid needs to make a portfolio for art or design college this is the camp to sign up for. Our students get accepted into top ranked colleges.

    Guelph

    Computer : Animation / 3D design
    • Ages 14 to 26
    • Coed
    • Day, Overnight
    from $50/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day, Overnight Coed 50 14-26 36 Guelph
    Sylvan Learning Hamilton
    TUTORING FOR JK to GRADE 12 in all subject areas for students of all abilities. Sylvan Learning builds confidence and inspires success.

    Hamilton

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day, Program
    from $200/week
    sessions & dates
    Day, Program Coed 200 3-17 37 Hamilton
    Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code
    Our Camps are designed for creative kids and teens between the ages of 7-13 years old who want to use technology to change the world by becoming creators and not just consumers.

    Downtown West, Toronto; Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; Junction Triangle, Toronto

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day
    from $1/session
    Day Coed, Girls 1 6-17 38 Downtown West, Toronto, Bay Street Corridor, Toronto, Junction Triangle, Toronto

    Events


    News