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Thousands of kids and teens worldwide have learned to create video games, phone apps, C++ and Java programs, websites, movies, Maya 3D animations and much more at game design camps. Camps for game design offer beginner to advanced courses for ages 7-17. Small class sizes and trained instructors allow 1-on-1 instruction. Some camps even offer credit that can be applied to a high school transcript.

Camps.ca features numerous digital media and game design camps listed below.

These teach students the basics of game design and development, engaging campers in the game design process, from initial planning, storyboarding, and pitching to the development process of prototyping, testing, and balancing. Students are taught the process, tasks, and roles involved in game development, including programming, art, design, and producing. A hands-on, project-based approach with the latest computer software and hardware is used at many of these summer and winter camps. Many camps listed here will use the most relevant software used in the gaming industry, such as 3D Studio Max.

Students learn game design, modeling, simulation, and receive hands-on training in an engaging workshop setting. Technology workshops, camp games and tournaments can add to the fun at game design camps. Members may even have the opportunity to tour local big name companies and award-winning studios as part of the camp.

Other games like kickball, paintball and frisbee add to the enjoyment at these kids camps.

Campers at game design camps also learn other valuable creative and technical skills. All classes at game design camps feature high-interest, age-appropriate projects that bring out the best in the enthusiastic campers. The teamwork, milestones and deadlines at game design camps teach kids to work collaboratively and acquire essential skills.

Game design camps are an ideal pre-college experience for those serious about game design or who may be considering a career or degree program in digital media. Students graduate from these camps with a professional portfolio and can continue to hone their skills with workshops. Such camps are more popular all the time due to the need for better skills and creativity in the gaming industry.

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  • 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; Mississauga

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 250 6-18 0 Mississauga
    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 Camp
    from $220/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 220 6-14 1 The Beach, 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 Camp
    from $400/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 400 4-16 2 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; Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; Bay Street Corridor, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $260/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 260 6-17 3 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 7 to 17
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $15/session
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 15 7-17 4 Downtown West, Toronto
    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

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day Camp
    from $1/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed, Girls 1 6-17 5 Downtown West, Toronto
    Camps offering game design as an activity
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  • 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 Camp
    from $268/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 268 4-17 0 Willowdale, 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 Camp
    from $399/session
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 399 6-17 1 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 Camp
    from $540/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 540 7-17 2 London, Kingsview Vilage, Toronto, Oshawa, Waterloo, Oakville, Ottawa, Richmond Hill, Leaside, Toronto
    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; Bridle Path, Toronto; Lawrence Heights, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $125/week
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    Day Camp Coed 125 4-14 3 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 Camp
    from $360/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 360 4-12 4 Rosedale, Toronto
    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
    • Program
    from $430/week
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 430 7-17 5 North Toronto, Toronto, Richmond Hill, Oakville
    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

    Science: Robotics
    • Ages 8 to 14
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 250 8-14 6 Milton, Oakville
    Sylvan Learning Hamilton
    For kids in JK to Grade 12, we offer fun, educational weekly themed STEM camps with a math, science or writing focus, Read-Ahead camps and High School Prep camps, as well as after-school enrichment programs and tutoring.

    Hamilton

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $195/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 195 3-18 7 Hamilton
    The Cube, Technology & 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 9 to 17
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day Camp
    from $195/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed, Girls 195 9-17 8 The Beach, Toronto
    AFTERFOUR
    Technology driven day-camps, workshops and birthday parties specializing in Animation, Digital Art, LEGO® Mindstorms™, Music Production, Stop-Motion Movies and Video Game Programming! Register Today!

    Leaside, Toronto

    Science: Robotics
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $275/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 275 6-14 9 Leaside, Toronto
    Crestwood Valley Day Camp
    A Toronto DAY camp offering 20-25 Daily Activities, Baseball and Basketball Camps, LIT/CIT,*"4' 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 Camp
    from $545/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 545 4-15 10 Bridle Path, Toronto
    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 Camp
    from $345/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 345 6-13 11 Bay Street Corridor, Toronto
    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 Camp
    from $118/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed, Girls, Boys 118 4-18 12 London
    Sylvan Learning Burlington
    For kids in JK to Grade 12, we offer fun, educational weekly themed STEM camps with a math, science or writing focus, Read-Ahead camps and High School Prep camps, as well as after-school enrichment programs and tutoring.

    Burlington

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 17
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $195/session
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 195 3-17 13 Burlington
    Lovell International Camps
    Canadian run camp in the Swiss Alps. With over 25 different sports ex.: Boating, Canyoning, Golf, Gymnastics, High Ropes, Hiking, Horse Riding, Mountain Biking, River Rafting, Climbing, Paddle Board, Tennis, Wake-board.

    International

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 18
    • Coed
    • Day & Overnight Camp
    from $5,170/3 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 5170 6-18 14 International
    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 Camp
    from $178/session
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 178 8-17 15 St. Catharines
    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 and soft skills in our Camps, Programs & Parties.

    Summerhill, Toronto; Bloor West Village, Toronto

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 12
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $1/week
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 1 8-12 16 Summerhill, Toronto, Bloor West Village, 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; Vancouver; Victoria

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $395/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 395 8-16 17 Vancouver, Victoria

    Vaughan

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 250 6-14 18 Vaughan
    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 5 to 12
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 250 5-12 19 Guelph
    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 Camp
    from $290/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 290 5-18 20 Canning
    Tomorrow's Master of Digital Media Program
    A 2-week intensive summer boot 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 Camp
    from $1,100/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 1100 13-17 21 Vancouver
    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 Camp
    from $300/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed, Girls 300 7-15 22 Oshawa
    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; Ottawa

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 18
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $224/week
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 224 3-18 23 Ottawa
    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 Camp
    from $3,400/2 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 3400 8-16 24 Maine
    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 Camp
    from $670/week
    sessions & dates
    Day & Overnight Camp Coed 670 14-26 25 Guelph
    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

    Education: Math
    • Ages 3 to 14
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $180/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 180 3-14 26 Thornhill
    York University: SciX - Science Explorations
    Science Engagement Programs offers interactive STEM experiences through Science Explorations for youth in grades 3 to 8 and Helix Summer Science Institute for high-performing students in grades 9 to 12.

    Sentinel Park, Toronto; Sentinel Park, Toronto

    Science (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 18
    • Coed, Girls
    • Day Camp
    from $250/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed, Girls 250 8-18 27 Sentinel Park, Toronto
    KidzWhiz
    Kids technology programs in Lego robotics, animation, game design, Scratch, Minecraft, and programming. We do weekly programs, March Break and Summer Camps, and birthday parties. We participate in the FLL competition.

    Markham; Markham; Markham

    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 14
    • Coed
    • Program
    from $200/6 weeks
    sessions & dates
    Program Coed 200 6-14 28 Markham
    Army and Navy Academy Summer Camp
    Army and Navy Academy Summer Programs offers your young co-ed motivational summer leadership, academic, and recreation camps that encourage active involvement, accountability, skill development, and personal growth.

    California

    Education (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 17
    • Coed
    • Overnight Camp
    from $2,395/session
    sessions & dates
    Overnight Camp Coed 2395 8-17 29 California
    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 Camp
    from $135/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 135 4-16 30 Brampton, Downsview, Toronto
    Camp UofT Scarborough
    Camp UofT Scarborough is a progressive summer day camp that provides recreational activities in tennis, team sports, horse-back riding, and a variety of arts and science programming such as dance, drama and computers!

    Highland Creek, Toronto

    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16
    • Coed
    • Day Camp
    from $230/week
    sessions & dates
    Day Camp Coed 230 6-16 31 Highland Creek, Toronto


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