Video Game Design Camp
with RPG Maker®

2018 RPG Game Design Camps in Philadelphia PA, Main Line PA, Long Island NY, Nashville TN & Los Angeles CA! 


***2018 Camp Locations, Dates, Tuition & Discounts Located At The Bottom Of This Page***


Ages 8 to 12 – Space is Limited, Register Now!

Welcome to the world of fantasy and adventures… The Quest Continues in Summer 2018…  


Have you ever dreamed of being an action hero who possesses legendary strength to conquer and bring peace to the world? Have you ever imagined embarking on exciting adventures throughout landscapes, towns, and civilizations, navigating challenging worlds while interacting with interesting characters, and accomplishing goals for the common good? If this sounds fun and exciting, then join us to learn how to create RPG games (Role Playing Games)!

In this camp, campers use RPG Maker™ to create an RPG game where the protagonist is a destined explorer set on a journey to discover new lands and inhabitants. In this game, campers customize their landscapes, storylines, character profiles, character interactions, dialogues, challenges, score/health, and other features that drive the game. As campers progress, they can incorporate more advanced topics such as “Advanced Programming using Custom Events”, “Public Events and Variables”, “Customizing Scripts and Maps,”  “Advanced Battle Scripts,” and more to improve the level of functioning and intricacy within the game.  

Campers with one week of experience or more are able to make additional types of RPG games within our curriculum!

Valuable Learning Opportunities:

Learning how to create RPG Games can enable you to…

Create The NEXT Big Thing: You are in charge of creating your own characters, storylines, maps, and events throughout the entire game development process, and have the opportunity to express your creativity!  Will you create the NEXT big Epic Gaming Franchise? Don’t forget, you can export and share your game with all of your friends… and maybe it goes viral from there!

Professional Planning Skills: You get to develop your planning skills that will help you execute character interactions and plots within your RPG game. By using a flowchart as a tool, you present different scenarios and branch out your storylines according to various user choices throughout the games.

Organization and Programming Mindset: As you implement your ideas into the game, you get to improve your logical thinking skills to achieve strong organization, which is important in enhancing game quality. By utilizing programming concepts such as Variables, Loops, Conditional Statements, and more, you can improve your problem solving and organizational skills.

Be an Artist: Unlock your artistic potential and creativity when designing custom Maps and Worlds in your game. You can also add music and sound effects to further enhance the game playing experience!

RPG Lingo Master: As you progress throughout camp, you will become more familiarized with the keywords and phrases used in popular Role Playing Games. What is EXP? What is an NPC? How does the LVL Curve work? After camp, you should be able to explain these cool concepts and more to family and friends!

Upgrading in Summer 2018:  Upgrade your best 8-bit or 16-bit RPG games and bring it to modern day era with Themes. Pick a theme for your game and build it based on the storyline and concept used in inspirational games such as Final Fantasy, Dragon Warrior, or Chrono Trigger.  

At the end of camp, campers receive a Lavner Camps t-shirt and a CD/CD Cover with their game(s)!

This camp is for beginners and intermediates.

*Campers are shown how to install the trial version of RPG Maker™ VX Ace and continue their coding project at home. Please note that the software and projects done in RPG Maker™ are exported as EXE files and compatible with Windows running computers only.

Campers may also attend Tech R3volution and Minor in RPG Game Design at West Chester University – West Chester PA, New York Institute of Technology – Long Island NY, Vanderbilt University – Nashville TN, and UCLA – Los Angeles CA.

Our 2018 RPG Game Design Camps are located at Gwynedd-Mercy Academy Elementary ~ 816 Norristown Rd, Springhouse PA 19477, Rosemont College ~ 1400 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont PA 19010, University of Pennsylvania ~ 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, Waldron Mercy Academy ~ 513 Montgomery Avenue, Merion Station PA 19066, New York University ~ 60 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, NYIT ~ Northern Boulevard at Valentines Lane, Old Westbury NY 11568.

*For more information about our Specialty Camps, click here:  Lavner Specialty Camps

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Early Registration Discount – SAVE $30 per camp week when you submit registration and full payment for a camper by March 1, 2018 for one (1) or more camp weeks (full week, full days only) for any Specialty Camp.  This is included in tuition listed for each location below.

Multi Week Discount – Big Savings!  SAVE anywhere from $30-$300 on camp tuition by registering for multiple weeks.  This discount applies to ALL Specialty Camp Weeks (even if camp weeks are from different camps (e.g. Tennis Camp, Robotics Camp, Spy Tech Camp, and Fashion Design Camp).  Example:  A camper registering for 1 week of Tennis, 1 week of Robotics, 1 week of Spy Tech, and 1 week of Fashion will receive a Multi-Week Discount of $100 total!  

The Multi-Week Discount is calculated on a per child basis.

The Multi-Week Discounts only apply to camp weeks that are Full Week, Full Day (Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 3:30pm).

The Multi-Week Savings Discount can combine with either the Early Registration Discount or Additional Sibling Discount (if applicable).

The Multi-Week Savings Discount combines with any referral fees awarded to you via the Referral Program (if applicable).

Additional Sibling Discount – SAVE $30 for each additional sibling (2nd, 3rd, 4th child etc…) attending at least one full week(s), full days only, (9:00am to 3:30pm) of any Specialty Day Camp.  The primary camper is the child booked for the most camp weeks.  Additional Siblings qualify for this discount even if they are attending a different camp or location.  All Additional Sibling Discounts are awarded as refunds within fourteen (14) business days upon submission of your registration and payment for camp.  This discount will be provided as a partial refund to your credit card or by check by our camp office, depending upon your payment method for camp.

  • The Additional Sibling Discount cannot be combined with the Early Registration Discount.  In this case, the highest discount value is awarded.
  • The Additional Sibling Discount is combined with the Additional Multi Week Saving Discount.

Referral Program – Receive a $50 referral credit in your Lavner Camps Account for the next camp season (Summer 2019) for each “new family” you refer who registers their child for at least one full week of Lavner Camps during Summer 2018  (Monday to Friday, full days only).

Visit our Camp Tuition & Discounts Webpage for all terms & conditions regarding the discounts and referral program listed above.

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