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Minecrafter camp is taught by the College of Media & Communications faculty professionals to create the ideal experience. This year, we are fortunate to welcome Megan Condis. As an assistant professor of game studies at TTU her research investigates the many ways technology has impacted our lives. For more information regarding Megan Condis, you can find that here: https://www.depts.ttu.edu/comc/faculty/faculty/mcondis.php.
Our Minecrafter camp is designed to introduce students to computer programming, computer coding and video game design. Computers are an incredible tool and the use of computers will continue to increase. Even if your student is not interested in a career as a computer programmer, learning to program will allow your student to think in creative ways.
Our Minecrafter Camp lays the groundwork for complex programming projects.
Session topics and activities include:
- Principles of Programming
- Introduction to Animation
- Creating a Video Game
The camp goals are to provide students with information regarding:
- Computational Thinking
- Video Game Design
- The academic skills necessary to succeed
Classes are team taught by experienced university faculty and industry professionals to emphasize hands-on activities. Classes are interdisciplinary to allow campers to explore the many aspects of electronic media through the lens of a professional. Students will be grouped into classes by grade level.
Room & Board
Students are housed in Texas Tech residence halls. Each camper will have one roommate. Campers may request a roommate (not guaranteed). Students will be supervised at all times by trained camp counselors. Meals are served daily in a Texas Tech dining hall. Each student will receive a linen set/package that includes: Flat Sheet, Fitted Sheet, Blanket, Pillow & Pillow Case, 2 Towels, 2 Hand Towels, 2 Washcloths, Bath Soap, and Disposable Cup. No changes in linens provided during stay.
Evenings are devoted to traditional summer fun that includes swimming, basketball, and volleyball at the TTU Student Rec Center, a pizza party, a trip to Main Event and college readiness activities.
Registration fee includes instruction, supervision, room and board, lines set/package, a camp t-shirt and evening recreation.