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Sacramento State University IT Summer camp

Address: 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819, United States
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Description Sacramento State University IT Summer camp

  • Location Sacramento, USA
  • Ages 7-17
  • Co-ed programs
  • Weeklong camps
  • Programs run June 15 to July 31

Studying at IT Summer Camp in Sacramento gives a great opportunity for children and adolescents of all skill levels to discover programming, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cinematography, robotics, game design. In addition, they develop skills demanded by Intel and HP. Camp participants get several advantages: small classes, qualified instructors and camp staff, efficient curriculum.

Program participants will spend the summer at the Sacramento State University campus, where programs provide the perfect balance between developing STEM skills and summer fun. During outdoor activities and breaks between laboratory classes, students can enjoy everything that campus offers: a university located in the capital of California, occupies an area of 300 acres, borders a river in the east, about 3,000 trees grow here, colourful flower gardens are laid out, there are cross-country, bike paths along the river boulevard. 

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in Sacramento State University IT Summer camp

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15.06.2020 -24.07.2020
from 2 628 $ / week

Roblox Entrepreneur: Imaginative Game Design

  • Dates: 15-19.06, 29.06-03.07, 13-17.07, 27-31.07
  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, game development, creative
  • Tools: Roblox, Roblox Studio.

Roblox is one of the fastest growing gaming platforms on the planet, attracting over 100 million players every month. Leading developers earn over $ 1 million per year. Participants will use the built-in Roblox editor to create three-dimensional worlds, publish, share, play on any platform - from the console to a mobile phone, study the games that have become hits, learn how to implement some strategies for monetizing their own games.

Learning Content:

  • Creation, publication of games on the Roblox website
  • Lua programming basics practice
  • Learning the basics of game design
  • Monetization of projects with in-game items
  • Work with iD Roblox Cape.

Roblox Entrepreneur: Lua Coding and Game Scripts

  • Dates: 15-19.06, 29.06-03.07, 13-17.07, 27-31.07
  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, game development, creative
  • Provision: Roblox, Roblox Studio.

Students work with the popular platform for creating games, use the built-in Roblox editor to create three-dimensional worlds, learn to work on Lua - a powerful, fast programming language for coding game mechanics. Lua allows you to create scripts for your own game, commercial use.

On the course, students will master:

  • Lua programming basics
  • Programming logic for creating game mechanics, design of three-dimensional worlds
  • The technique of creating stand-alone scripts for any user
  • Monetization of projects (in-game items)
  • Application iD Roblox Cape.
06.07.2020 -24.07.2020
from 2 628 $ / week

Java Coding: Build Mods with Minecraft

  • Dates: 22-26.06, 6-10.07, 20-24.07
  • 10-12 liters., 13-17 liters.
  • Coding, Game Dev
  • Equipment: Minecraft, Java, IntelliJ.

Teenagers will learn how to use Java code to add a personalized, modernized Minecraft style, create their own objects, blocks, design, build an adventure map, and include their own add-ons. The practice of Java coding, game design will allow you to create mods and maps, share them with friends.

Students will master:

  • Creating adventure maps, Minecraft mods
  • Using variables, functions, control structures to configure Minecraft
  • Java Basics
  • The development of logical thinking.
22.06.2020 -31.07.2020
from 2 628 $ / week

Game Creation and AI with Javascript

  • Conduct: 22-26.06, 27-31.07
  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, game development, creative
  • Software: JavaScript, HTML5.

JavaScript is used to create 95% of all sites in the world. Participants will begin to use this powerful language to learn the basics of coding when creating exciting interactive games, encode their projects with vibrant graphics, read input data, and learn how to recreate their favorite games. At the second stage of training, students will try their hand at machine learning, learn how to work with voice, sound, image recognition. The use of artificial intelligence, JavaScript, HTML will help participants create the next generation of games, start programming.

Program Content:

  • Programming Skills for Creating Game Mechanics
  • Build games from start to finish
  • Practice the principles of game design.
15.06.2020 -19.06.2020
from 2 628 $ / week

Coding and engineering 101

  • Dates: 15-19.06, 13-17.07
  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, Robotics
  • Equipment: JavaScript, micro: bit.

Participants will master coding, development, the basics of computer hardware, combine this knowledge, the concepts of object-oriented programming in a universal, dynamic course. In the second part of the course, children will learn how to program micro: bit, an interactive handheld computer that will be taken home. JavaScript micro: bit allows you to detect movement, send messages, create games.

  • Students Improve Practical Coding Skills
  • Use micro: bit to encode games and applications, take it home
  • Learn to create JavaScript codes, create simple logic diagrams
  • Learn how programs work, what code does
  • Develop logical thinking skills.
06.06.2020 -31.07.2020
from 2 928 $ / week

Robotics and Sensors with Take-Home Sphero RVR

  • Dates: 6-10.06, 27-31.07
  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, Robotics
  • Equipment: Sphero RVR, an advanced set of sensors.

Children use autonomous robotics - the revolutionary Sphero RVR, a programmable robot that is ready to work immediately after unpacking. Sphero RVR - customizable bot: a wide range of sensors, a professional-level control system, a powerful engine. A necessary condition for participation is readiness for teamwork. Each student will be provided with a separate computer and robot, but group tasks will be required.

The course includes:

  • Using Sphero RVR to learn coding and robotics
  • Programming your robot to complete tasks
  • Creating basic AI behavior
  • Development of problem solving skills.
15.06.2020 -24.07.2020
from 2 728 $ / week

YouTube Gamecasting and Video Production

  • Shifts: 15-19.06, 29.06-03.07, 13-17.07, 20-24.07
  • 10-12 liters
  • Creative
  • Tools: Adobe Premiere, video equipment, YouTube.

If the child is passionate about video games, then this course will help create an attractive online presence for the future gamer on YouTube. This popular video style will allow you to broadcast your favorite video games, go to the basics of production, to create audio, visual effects for an exciting online broadcast around the world. Let's Plays is the perfect mix of games and video production, allowing you to master many exciting real skills.

A prerequisite is teamwork skills. Students are involved in editing on personal computers, but video equipment is allocated for the group.

Classes include:

  • Creation of gameplay YouTube videos
  • Video, audio editing skills
  • Formation of an online brand.

Video Production: Start Your Own YouTube Channel

  • Dates: 15-19.06, 29.06-03.07, 13-17.07, 20-24.07
  • 10-12 liters
  • Creation
  • Software: Adobe Premiere, video equipment, YouTube.

Teenagers will create their own brand, allowing you to conduct a vibrant YouTube project. From video blogs to textbooks and short films, students themselves determine the scope of their online presence. Students undergo preliminary training, learn the basics of composition. Before realizing their vision, shooting on professional equipment, participants master the Adobe Premiere editing programs, learn to improve their staff, take projects to a new level. A prerequisite is a teamwork skill, as video equipment is shared by students.

Training includes:

  • Create video content
  • Using Professional DSLR Cameras for Shooting
  • Creating a unique online brand.
06.06.2020 -31.07.2020
from 2 728 $ / week

Creative Design Studio with Adobe Animate

  • Period: 6-10.06, 27-31.07
  • 10-12 liters
  • Game Dev, Creative
  • Hardware: Adobe Creative Suite.

Young people will learn the fundamental principles of game design and animation, learn how to use premium software - Adobe Animate, a set of other Adobe products that allow you to realize any idea. Developing critical thinking and compositional planning skills, the course will provide a solid foundation for designing and creating creative solutions that will allow you to succeed in the future as a game designer or animator.

The curriculum allows you to master:

  • Design art and animation using the basics of drawing
  • Using Wacom Professional Drawing Tablets
  • Visual storytelling practice, concepts and planning
  • Digital Portfolio Development.
15.06.2020 -19.06.2020
from 2 628 $ / week

Game Design and Development 101

  • 15-19.06, 6-10.07
  • 13-17 l.
  • Game Dev, Creative
  • Features: Autodesk Maya, Unreal Engine 4

Students will master the professional design of video games using the most popular tools: they will learn how to create Maya 3D objects, design levels in Unreal Engine 4, and combine new skills to create a game world. Teens will import Maya models into Unreal, build their world, add unique encoded elements using the UE4 Blueprints visual scripting system. Professionally executed game modules will be included in the student’s own portfolio.

The course is focused on:

  • Creation of virtual levels, environments
  • Design, creation of 3D models
  • Using Visual Blueprints to Move Objects
  • Development of the necessary game design skills.
13.07.2020 -17.07.2020
from 2 628 $ / week

Fortnite Camp and Unreal Engine Level Design

  • Shift: July 13-17
  • 13-17 l.
  • Game dev
  • Tools: Fortnite, Unreal Engine 4.

The training camp will allow young people to discover the capabilities of Fortnite - a game development tool, develop their own Unreal Engine levels from Epic Games, open gameplay strategies, game mechanics, team building, analysis of Fortnite level design. The acquired skills will allow you to create Battle Royale levels, lay the foundations for the professional work of Unreal Engine.

Course components:

  • Learning Fortnite gameplay, game design principles
  • Creating game levels, environments
  • Filling them with actors, nets
  • Using Visual Blueprints Programming Language
  • Basic game development skills.

Level Design and Cinematics with Unreal Engine 4

  • Dates: 29. 06-03.07, 20-24.07
  • 13-17 l.
  • Game Dev, Creative
  • Equipment: Unreal Engine 4, Adobe Photoshop.

Camp participants will learn how to work with Unreal Engine 4, a world-class photo-realistic game engine that is used to develop award-winning virtual worlds. Using Sequencer, a tool for editing and animation in real time, teens will create dynamic clips, detailed characters, animation, sound.

In this course you will:

  • Create designed game levels
  • Fill Worlds with Characters
  • Create movies with Sequencer
  • Use visual programming language Blueprints
  • Get basic game development skills.

Program Gameplay Mechanics with Unreal Engine 4

  • Period: 29. 06-3.07, 20-24.07
  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding, Game dev.
  • Provision: Unreal Engine 4.

Participants will work with the full suite of tools in Unreal Engine 4, the leading game engine used to create award-winning games. Learn how to develop traditional types of games: FPS, platformers, racing games. At the second stage, participants use Blueprints, a visual programming language, to change, create game events, moving platforms, control points, hone their design skills and take the first steps towards a game designer’s career.

Students will learn skills:

  • Creation of game levels, environments, characters
  • Using Blueprints, Unreal Engine's Visual Programming Language to Implement Game Mechanics
  • Player interactions
  • Game design.
15.06.2020 -31.07.2020
from 2 978 $ / week

VR Design with Unity and Oculus Go

  • Dates: 15-19.06, 22-26.06, 13-17.07, 27-31.07
  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding, Game Dev
  • Equipment: Unity, Magica Voxel, Oculus Go.

Students are participants through the virtual reality Oculus Go. This all-in-one virtual system — wirelessly — combines with Unity, a standard game engine. Young people will create amazing worlds where you can see and hear. After students create their own project, they will take home a certified job to continue to build and improve the interactive virtual worlds.

The training course will allow:

  • Use game objects, the model to create a virtual environment
  • Create 3D virtual reality experience
  • Develop coding skills, design.
22.06.2020 -24.07.2020
from 2 628 $ / week

Intro to Python Coding for Machine Learning

  • Time of arrivals: 22-26.06, 20-24.07
  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding
  • Equipment: Python, Tensorflow, PyCharm.

Coding skills are one of the most popular in the modern labor market, and a technical camp will allow participants to gain real experience and learn machine learning. At the next stage, participants will apply their coding knowledge to machine learning: master logic games, Python, the fastest growing programming language available, and move on to object-oriented concepts. With a deeper understanding of coding, adolescents will learn how to create simple neural networks and prepare for advanced machine learning courses.

Key elements of the course:

  • Python coding
  • The study of basic neural networks
  • Preparing for more advanced machine learning
  • Computational thinking skills.
29.06.2020 -31.07.2020
from 2 708 $ / week

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

  • Dates: 06/29/2013
  • 13-17 l.
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Coding
  • Tools: PyCharm, Python, TensorFlow.

Students will master machine learning, learn how to perform various tasks: use data sets, probabilities, statistics. Students will learn Python, Tensorflow, which helps computers emulate brain function. Beginners should learn Python for machine learning.

Participants will be able to:

  • Use TensorFlow to create a neural network
  • Apply machine learning with Python
  • Develop coding skills, logical thinking.
06.07.2020 -10.07.2020
from 2 728 $ / week

Cybersecurity and encryption

  • Shift: 6-10.07
  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding
  • Equipment: Python, PyCharm.

Students learn how to encrypt information, create secret messages, share plans with their classmates, always staying one step ahead of potential cyber attacks, learn how to encrypt data using special programs, learn the principles of cryptography, their relationship with modern cybersecurity, write, implement algorithms to ensure security modern computer systems.

Training will allow:

  • Encrypt messages, store information securely
  • Decrypt Encrypted Messages
  • Create and analyze small security programs.

Voice Apps for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

  • Dates: 22-26.06, 27-31.07
  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding
  • Provision: voice stream for Alexa, Google Assistant.

The program will take work on voice applications to the next level: you can develop an application for Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Regardless of whether you want it to play the voice of a game or music, Voiceflow encoding makes your voice application a reality.


  • Create voice applications
  • Ability to work with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
  • Use of design programs.
22.06.2020 -17.07.2020
from 2 628 $ / week

Advanced Minecraft Modding with Java

  • Period: 13-17.07
  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, Game Dev
  • Tools: Minecraft, Java, IntelliJ.

The course will go beyond the basics and move on to production Java coding with Minecraft. In the popular game, you will change the base of existing code, creating your own tools, blocks, mods, discover the capabilities of Java, gain skills to solve critical problems for your future career, personal projects.

Students will master:

  • Using variables, functions, control structures to configure Minecraft
  • Java coding
  • Creating Minecraft mods.
29.06.2020 -24.07.2020
from 2 628 $ / week

Code Apps with Java

  • Shifts: 06.29-3.07, 20-24.07
  • 13-17
  • Coding
  • Software: Java, IntelliJ.

The course helps you learn the basics of Java, one of the most important and ancient in the world of programming languages. Java has many uses, from game development to business applications. No matter how advanced you are in writing code - just getting started, preparing a college resume, or preparing for the AP Computer Science exam - a summer programming camp will help you hone your Java skills with console applications and programming tasks.

On the course, students will learn:

  • Encode projects in Java
  • Use arrays, loops, and if statements
  • Define variables, data types, classes, constructors
  • Solve programming problems using codes.
29.06.2020 -24.07.2020
from 2 628 $ / week

Java Coding and Game Development

  • Dates: 06/29/03.07, 20-24.07
  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding, Game Dev
  • Features: Java, IntelliJ, processing.

Students work at the intersection of coding and graphics, use Java, one of the most popular coding languages, learn the basics of programming, creating arcade games. Students will be able to go beyond text programs and create visual effects using a processing library. Fascinating graphics that go beyond console programs will create a portfolio that colleges will notice.

Participants will master:

  • Java Games Encoding
  • Defining variables, if statements, loops, classes, constructors
  • Creation of graphics, animation, game design.
15.06.2020 -10.07.2020
from 2 628 $ / week

Code Apps with C ++

  • Arrivals: 15-19.06, 6-10.07
  • 10-12 liters
  • Coding
  • Tools: C ++, the Microsoft Visual Studio Community.

Participants in the summer camp will learn the basics of C ++, one of the most important programming languages, master applications covering all stages - from system software design to game development. C ++ opens the door to the vast world of coding, development, allows you to create projects, test your knowledge in practice, during an interview.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Work with strings, characters and algorithms
  • Solve basic programming tasks (algorithms, codes)
  • Respond to user requests.
15.06.2020 -10.07.2020
from 2 628 $ / week

Develop and Code Games with C ++

  • Dates: 15-19.06, 6-10.07
  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding, Game Dev
  • Provision: C ++, the Microsoft Visual Studio community.

Participants will master C ++ at a new level by introducing images into their games using graphic libraries, create their own arcade games in one of the most popular programming languages in the world, focus on the implementation of basic artificial intelligence elements, keyboard, mouse control, and detection of interaction points of game elements. The course will be the first step in starting a career in gaming programming, using the standard edition of Microsoft Visual Studio Community Edition to create impressive projects.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Declaration, initialization, use of variables
  • Work with strings, characters, algorithms
  • Using graphic libraries to add visual effects
  • Responses to user requests.
22.06.2020 -17.07.2020
from 2 978 $ / week

Autonomous Robotics with Take-Home Sphero RVR

  • Dates: 22-26.06
  • 13-17 l.
  • Coding, Robotics
  • Tools: Sphero RVR with an advanced sensor kit.

Students will immerse themselves in the world of autonomous robotics with Sphero RVR: a durable, versatile, programmable robot that is ready to go right after installation. Taking into account individual features, Sphero RVR has many built-in sensors, a professional-level control system, a powerful engine, and off-road projectors. This is more than your usual programmable bot - this is a new level of practical robotics, engineering, application of computer software.

Participants must learn teamwork skills, be able to perform joint tasks.

Course Outline:

  • Using Sphero RVR to learn coding techniques, robotics
  • Reading Sensor Data
  • Creating basic AI behavior
  • Learning programming logic, machine learning.

Participants will take with them the developed projects, the Sphero RVR and SparkFun robots - the basic stand-alone kit for it.

29.06.2020 -03.07.2020
from 2 628 $ / week

Snapchat Filters and 3D Modeling with Maya

  • Arrivals: 29.06-3.07, 20-24.07
  • 13-17 l.
  • Creation
  • Equipment: Autodesk Maya, Snapchat Lens Studio.

Snapchat provides an unprecedented opportunity to share visual moments. By exploring Autodesk Maya, you can create models, characters or details thanks to Snapchat Lens Studio - your own AR filters to turn faces into pencil drawings, impressionist paintings or your own GIFs. The course brings together Snapchat, Autodesk Maya's power, and student creativity.

The course allows you to:

  • Use modeling tools, practice environmental modeling techniques
  • Add lighting, materials
  • Create Snapchat Filters
  • Translate visual inspiration, develop effective 3D models.

Digital Video Production: Start a YouTube Channel

  • Shifts: 22-26.06, 6-10.07
  • 13-17 l.
  • Creative
  • Software: Adobe Premiere & After Effects, YouTube.

YouTube is a place for translating innovative ideas, creating video blogs, game broadcasts, training aids to start production of videos, and provide an online presence. Students will take pictures on professional equipment, use Adobe Premiere to improve the project. Advanced students can develop Adobe After Effects skills, combine all skills, creative efforts, creating a sophisticated channel. Pupils use video equipment together.

The participants:

  • Gain experience on professional equipment, including DSLR cameras
  • Learn to edit video, audio tracks
  • Will use screen capture software.

Video Production and Special Effects for YouTube

  • Dates: 22-26.06, 6-10.07
  • 13-17 l.
  • Creation
  • Tools: Adobe Premiere & After Effects, YouTube.

In this course, participants will learn the stages of video production by planning and frame digital short films, working together with their colleagues, and making a film on professional equipment. Using the capabilities of Adobe Premiere, they will edit clips, add their own animated images, special effects using Adobe After Effects. Pupils will use video equipment together.

Skills students will learn:

  • Use of professional equipment including DSLR cameras
  • Editing video, audio tracks, using professional software
  • Creation of special effects, animations.

Accommodation, housing and food

Students of the course live in one of the 6 campus dormitories.

Facilities offered:

  • Dorms with furniture
  • Heating, air conditioning, laundry, Wi-Fi
  • Xfinity - a digital television service with more than 120 channels
  • ResLife Cinema - Free movies every month to watch on your computer or TV
  • Lounge (game tables, TV, kitchenette, vending machines)
  • A variety of dining options on campus.

Events Sacramento State University IT Summer camp

The camp staff organizes leisure activities for children on campus and might also organize supervised  excursions off campus. Children might also visit nearby attractions that are walking distance from the camp locations. A busy extra-curricular life will not let anyone get bored, help you relax and gain strength before new activities. 


  • IT Camp has qualified camp staff and instructors, who worked for Google, Apple, EA, Disney, who are in demand in the modern labour market.
  • When sending a child to the summer camp, parents know that they send the child to reliable professionals.
  • Program participants receive supporting documents and in the 2 week Academy courses a portfolio
  • Small classes.
  • Individual curriculum + project

Equipment Sacramento State University IT Summer camp

The university offers the most modern software and hardware: children, teenagers learn to use innovative tools from Adobe, Epic Games, Autodesk, VEX, Sphero, Roblox and others.

Term dates, timetable and extra fees

Technical Camp:

  • Jun 15-19
  • Jun 22-26
  • Jun 29-Jul 3
  • Jul 6-10
  • Jul 13-17
  • Jul 20-24
  • Jul 27-31

Extra fees:

  • Registration fee (for a programme/course) 250 USD

Entry requirements, assessment and extra fees, how to apply, what is required to enrol, conditions, entry tests and exams

The skills level of camp participants - beginner-advanced.

Scholarships Sacramento State University IT Summer camp

The educational institution offers scholarships for talented students who cannot pay for their studies on their own, grants are sponsored by corporate partners. Additional requirements may be imposed on scholarship holders; some scholarship programs are of a specialized nature. After applying by e-mail, students receive a response - these letters must be answered immediately. Failure to meet deadlines will result in your application being rejected.

The deadline for submitting applications for participation in the assistance program is December 1-April 15.

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