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Young Hacks Academy
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Does your child have what it takes to lead in the 21st century? Young Hacks Academy (YHA) is a summer camp that
uses technology to develop real-world
leadership skills. Blending computer programming, problem-solving, and teamwork; YHA teaches kids to build cool video games about big challenges
facing the world today, such as climate change, homelessness, and endangered wildlife. As serious as we are about exploring technology, YHA is also
committed to having fun away from the screen, moving campers outside each day for unplugged games like treasure hunts and riddle relays.
No programming experience is required.
For more information, visit younghacks.com
Imagine a small indie game studio that has 5 days to pitch, design, and build a new video game.
Following a real-world production cycle, YHA Beta Masters work in teams to develop an innovative game prototype from conception to completion.
Campers will use the Stencyl game engine to take their computational learning to the next level, creating original graphics and bringing them to life with Haxe coding.
The program culminates with a beta release party for friends and family on Friday, August 25 at 3:00 pm!
PLEASE NOTE: Your child will need to bring his/her own computer, lunch,drinks, and snacks each day.
Please provide your child’s t-shirt size at registration.
Note to parents: For your child’s safety, please inform the Department Staff, at the time of registration, and the instructor of any known allergies that exist for your child!
Please let the instructor know if there are any concerns to be aware of. Thank you!
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *
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