Does your child love video games? Are they curious about how to become a game designer?! Register for GLOWS new summer camp, Game Design with Virtual Reality, at the newly opened Nelson Innovation Centre!
Youth and kids ages 10 and up will learn how to design and create a virtual escape room game with a challenging game component. That’s right! They’ll learn a lot while having a ton of fun! This camp is the first in a series of digital design camps that will help prepare your child or youth for the rapidly changing workforce as technology changes the way we work and play.
Attend in a COVID-safe environment or participate online!
If you’ve been anxiously waiting for a summer camp opportunity for your child or youth, we’ve got you covered! With a comprehensive COVID-19 safety plan in place, GLOWS is thrilled to offer this hands-on, in-person summer camp with engaging instructors at KAST’s brand new community hub, the Nelson Innovation Centre! Or if you’d like to stay home and participate online, you can do that too.
Choose between three options:
August 11 from 9am to 12pm – Register here!
August 11 from 1 to 4pm (For girls only! All girls are welcome regardless of their gender presentation or cis/trans experience.) – Register here!
Online – Register here!
Where: Online or Nelson Innovation Centre @ 91-D Baker Street, Nelson, B.C., V1L 4G8
When: Tuesday, August 11 from either 9am to 12pm or 1 to 4pm
Who’s it for: Kids and youth ages 10 and older
Cost: $75 for those who want to attend in person OR $25 for those who want to participate online
To Bring: Tablet or laptop (required; laptop preferred)
Learn new skills and make new friends
In this exciting summer camp, your child or youth will be designing and creating a virtual escape room or environment, with a fun and challenging game component. They’ll be able to choose from thousands of models and scenarios using cutting-edge VR software, called CoSpaces, and a Merge cube which lets them hold virtual 3D objects, enabling an entirely new way of learning and interacting with the digital world! Online participants can download a printable Merge cube and be able to fully participate using the CoSpaces software.
Your child or youth will learn the basics of 3D design and combine that with block-based coding to bring their environment to life. They will play, test, share and remix their work with others to experience the design cycle a real game would go through. This introduction to game design links directly into an increasing demand for these skills ranging from automotive to architecture to the medical field.
In-person spots are limited!
In order to conduct this summer camp in the safest way possible, we have a limited capacity so only the first 10 people to register for each in-person camp will get to take part in this awesome opportunity with real-time access to our instructors! After the first 10 spots are secured, participants will be able to attend this summer camp online. Grab your seat today!
KAST has taken great care to create a safety plan for the Nelson Innovation Centre and our events with a comprehensive safety plan in place to mitigate the risk of exposure to COVID-19.
Through the on-site registration process you will be required to read our safety plan and fill out our Participant Covid-19 Declaration and Health Checklist.
Wish to participate online?
If you can’t attend the event in-person, join us online! Unlimited seats are available through our Zoom Live Stream. Participants will use the CoSpaces software and GLOWS staff will be online moderating the livestream Q&A and getting your questions to our instructors! Participants can connect with each other in the virtual chat room for an engaging virtual summer camp experience.