Germantown Academy Day Camp & Summer Programs
Germantown Academy - Summer Camps

We had an AWESOME summer! Check back for our 2022 Summer Camp updates!

Minecraft, Coding, Digital Design

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Lavner Camps

Our friends at Lavner have even more awesome camps available this year at Germantown Academy!

3D Innovation & Design with Minecraft Camp (Ages 7 to 10) - The Ultimate Minecraft™ Camp.

At Minecraft™ Camp, utilize your creativity, learn and improve your skills, and work individually or collaboratively in an exclusive virtual world on our own private servers!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include individual/multi-player builds, installing and using mods, survival & scratch crafting recipes, customizing Minecraft™ maps, utilizing redstone & electrical circuits, game design, working with multiplayer servers, building competitions, and weekly Minecraft™ tournaments!

Dates: June 21-25; July 12-16, July 26-30; August 9-13
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $599

Minecraft Camp with Harry Potter-Themed Builds & Events (Ages 7 to 10) - The Magic of Minecraft™ at Your Fingertips.

At Minecraft™ – Harry Potter Custom Builds & Events, get immersed in the world of Harry Potter within Minecraft™ by designing and building some of the famous buildings from the Harry Potter universe, using redstone to create magic special effects, as well as using a custom magic plugin to design and create magic Harry Potter-themed minigames.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include building and designing re-creations of Harry Potter builds using reference images and blueprints, using redstone to design special effects to enhance the builds, learning about plugins, going on an epic Harry Potter-themed adventure, experimenting with a custom magic plugin, and using the magic plugin to design custom minigames for the end of the week!

Dates: June 28-July 2; July 5-9; July 19-23; August 2-6
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $599

Minecraft Camp - World Builder & Competitions (Ages 10 to 14) - Take Your Minecraft™ Skills to the Next Level.

 As one of the world’s leading Minecraft™ Camps, we offer Minecraft™ World Builder for campers with Minecraft™ experience who want to dive deeper into intermediate/advanced gameplay and map construction in Minecraft™. Students work in teams to complete large-scale cooperative projects and participate in survival challenges and minigame competitions. Campers also learn how to do cool things like install and work with mods, make advanced redstone circuits, and use command blocks. Each day, campers are presented with a new survival challenge and a new construction goal. On Thursdays and Fridays campers build minigames and participate in weekly tournaments! The excitement is off the charts!

 Valuable Learning Opportunities include building survival skills, advanced redstone lessons, learning how to use command blocks, high level teamwork and communication, and tournament competitions!

Dates: July 5-9
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $599


Roblox Camp with Game Design & Competitions (Ages 7 to 12) - Build Skills.  Compete.  Have Fun.  Repeat.

At Roblox Camp, campers design and create their own 3D worlds. Choosing from a variety of different templates, campers can select their type of world and customize their environment. Add awesome features such as drawbridges, scoreboards, clocks, traps, power ups, and customized terrain! With so many options to include, campers can create a game that is unique, fast-paced, and fun! Lessons in camp cover LUA Programming to power different features in Roblox. Campers can also learn how to add characters to their environment and code cool features such as player health. 

Valuable Learning Opportunities include exposure to building, engineering, and programming, as well as practice collaborating with others in multiplayer servers and tournament competitions! 

Dates: July 5-9; July 12-16; August 2-6; August 9-13
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $599

Roblox Camp with Lua Coding (Ages 9 to 12) - Become an expert Roblox game designer. 

Roblox is an amazing program that lets you design and play unique and fun games. In this course, we focus on programming and creating games using Roblox Studio and the programming language Lua. Lua is a high-level programming language that we can use to code features like traps, powerups, scoreboards, character movement, and more in Roblox! 

Campers learn primarily through creating games like platformers, obbys (short for obstacle course), and racing games. This type of learning let’s campers express themselves creatively and keeps them engaged and excited while still learning programming, game development, and trial and error style testing.

Campers will also get the chance to participate in fun games and challenges each day. With a variety of fun Roblox games and a little competition, campers will have a blast and learn special tricks and strategies along the way.

Valuable Learning Opportunities: Create your own awesome games, Learn programming, Become a game developer.

Dates: June 28-July 2; July 19-23
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $599


Spy Camp with Among Us (Ages 7 to 10)

Calling all agents. There is an imposter among us! We need you to use your special skills and deductive reasoning to determine who is sus and help us take them down.

Hone your spy skills with special lessons that will teach you how to tell when someone is lying, how to go undetected and gain trust, and other important abilities that every spy needs.

Campers will play the new hit game Among Us and learn how to solve the case quickly as an expert detective and pull off impressive imposter plays that will shock their friends! Campers will  learn special strategies, play fun and hilarious settings, and compete in exciting camp tournaments! All competitions will be held in private Lavner Camps Lobbies with supervision. 

To maintain secrecy, agents will develop their own secret code, so they can send messages to each other or their friends without appearing sus. All agents will also design their own spy logo and receive a T-shirt with that logo in the mail.

Each day a camper will be selected at random to be the “imposter” and will have special missions they need to complete without detection from the rest of the camp. Do you think you have what it takes to pull it off?

Dates: June 21-25; June 28- July 2; July 26-30; August 2-6; August 9-13
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $599

Among Us Camp with Strategy & Game Theory (Ages 10 to 14) - Take Your Among Us Skills to the Next Level.

In this camp, you will learn how to break down, study, and improve your gameplay. You will learn how to use your observation skills and deductive reasoning in a variety of games and social experiments to determine the best plays and learn how to win!

Play the new hit game Among Us and learn tips and tricks to help go undetected and beat your friends with 200 IQ plays or sus out the imposter and win the game! Campers will play Among Us, learn strategies to improve their gameplay, and compete in fun camp tournaments! All competitions will be held in private Lavner Camps Lobbies with supervision. 

We will also learn how to solve logic games, count cards, and explore fascinating experiments to see how people act and why! Examining strategies like these can help you succeed in gameplay and beyond! Understanding and solving logic games teaches you how to think critically and use deductive reasoning – skills which are useful everywhere in life!

Dates: June 21-25; July 19-23; August 9-13
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $599

Coding Camp 101 with MIT Scratch (Ages 6 to 10) - Get A Head Start In Coding.

Campers gain great experience with computer science using Scratch, a program designed by the MIT Media Lab, to code, create, and share projects. Scratch uses a custom programming language that is easy to understand. By moving and combining blocks of code, campers develop their own super cool animation projects. Campers can also make their animations interactive by including instructions, designing their character’s costumes, adding unique background images and sounds, and programming characters to dance, sing, talk, and more!

Valuable Learning Opportunities include preparing for success in coding, improving logical thinking skills, and building creativity and design skills. 

Dates: July 19-23; August 2-6
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $599

Coding Camp with Python (Ages 10 to 14) - Make an Impact With Python™.

Code cool graphics, games, and programs! Campers benefit from clean syntax and other streamlined attributes within Python™ that provide a new approach to learning and understanding programming. With Python™, coders can often write code more quickly, allowing them to produce project results in a shorter period of time.

Valuable Learning Opportunities include creating programming concepts, developing logical thinking skills, and coding impressive and entertaining projects taught throughout the week!

Dates: July 12-16; July 26-30
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $649

YouTube Video Production Camp (Ages 8 to 12) - Create Your Own YouTube®-Style Videos Using Green Screens & Special Effects.

Utilizing the hands-on format of this camp, campers learn the skills they need to successfully create their very own videos. Sample topics include Minecraft™ Tutorials, Video Game Walkthroughs, Technology Unboxing, Product Reviews, How-To Videos, Fashion Videos, Travel Vlogs, Lifestyle Tips, and so much more! 

Valuable Learning Opportunities include identifying an audience, creating a brand, brainstorming a format, using green screens, adding special effects, producing and editing engaging content, and creating one or more YouTube®-style videos.

Dates: July 5-9; July 26-30
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $619

Graphic Design Camp - Custom Converse Sneakers & T-Shirt Design (Ages 8 to 12) - Create the Next Big Brand.

Design a custom pair of white Converse sneakers and your own T-Shirts! 

Tell A Story. Your Story. Graphic designers are visual storytellers whose ultimate goal is to sell a product or an idea through effective visual communication.  Create a pair of customized Converse Sneakers and two t-shirts that show the world who you are.

Learn In-Demand Skills.  Using powerful graphic design software, campers learn to complement their creativity with the proper technical skills to produce designs that communicate messages and leave lasting visual impressions.  Campers learn about typography, pure design elements like colors, shapes, and images, design skills to organize and convey information, strengthen conceptual skills, and produce clean and effective work products.

Build Your Brand.  Campers work to develop and create their brand by conceptualizing ideas, solidifying a brand name and concept, identifying a “look and feel”, creating powerful designs, and expressing themselves through art and technology.

Dates: June 21-25; July 12-16
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $649

Graphic Design Camp - Custom Masks & Hoodies (Ages 8 to 12)

Tell Your Story.

Express your creativity and learn practical and technical design skills to create your own custom brand and awesome apparel. Craft cool design concepts, make a portfolio, and add your favorite designs to your very own custom face mask and hoodie, which are then sized, printed, and mailed to you after camp.

Learn Some Serious Skill.  Master graphic design software. Learn about ideating a brand, visual communication, how to convey stories and ideas through illustration, the technical design skills to bring everything to life, and how to appeal to a mass market. 

Be Bold. Be You.  With the focus on an apparel line, campers look to create a hip new concept that establishes their brand as a trendsetter in the market. Create a brand that’s unique, fun, and totally you!

Communication is Key.  Graphic designers are visual storytellers and aim to effectively communicate a brand’s mission, philosophies, and story with consumers.

Dates: June 28-July 2
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $649