5 Days, 3 hours each day filled to the brim with designing, playtesting, and bringing the wild, wacky, and epic ideas to life.
Learn, Design, Create
Each day of camp introduces new ideas, challenges, and opportunities for the campers as they create their own board game. At the end of camp come to our open house to check out what our creators have been up to.
Breakdown Of Camp
Over 5 quick days, board game builders will learn about crucial parts of board game design such as rules, board types, what all the pieces are and much more. Below is a breakdown of our board game building program components:
Day 1: Theme & Backstory and The Board In Your Game
Day 2: Bits, Meeples & Pieces, Oh My!
Day 3: Rules and Their Importance + Playtesting!
Day 4: Visual Strategies & More Play-Testing
Day 5: Finishing Touches & The Pitch! (Parents are invited to the final 20 minutes of class to see their student present their game!)
Purpose Of Camp
While the program teaches young minds how to build a board game, the aim of this program is to inspire the next generation to take a step away from being consumers in order to be creators, makers and designers.
We breakdown a big project into bite sized pieces which allows the kids to take actionable steps towards completing their awesome games.
Our goal is for campers to apply this approach to other areas in their life.
When are these camps?
Our camps run for 3 hours a day for 5 days, most often Monday to Friday. The start and end time of each camp varies between morning, afternoon or evening so that parents can choose what works best for their family.
What's the cost?
When we work with the schools our camps are ~$149 dollars per camper.
When we run a public camp at a library or coffee shop the cost is ~$119 dollars.
This covers our instructor costs, rented space, materials, journals, and art supplies.
Where are your camps?
A large majority of our camps are through the public school districts. Our complete list of camps is below. If you'd like to sign up for a camp click on the button next to the camp to complete registration.
Summer Camp Locations
Don't see what you are looking for?
We are always looking to run our camps in more locations. Let us know where you'd like to see a summer camp and we'll do our best to make it happen!
We are always happy to connect with organizations, private schools and home schools.