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Design Games Like A Pro at Tech Revolution.
In Video Game Design Camp with GameMaker™, you’ll create incredible games with AWESOME graphics and learn to implement computer programming. Go through the process of creating a video game – brainstorming, planning, designing characters and levels, programming, creating a user interface and much more!
The GameMaker™ Studio software caters to everyone from entry-level novices all the way up to game development professionals. In addition to professional quality development, GameMaker™ allows you to create fully functional prototypes for beta testing before publishing a final game at the end of the week!
After learning the graphical user interface (GUI) in GameMaker™: Studio, begin to plan your game by crafting a storyline and developing characters using the advanced, built-in, digital painting software. Once your characters are created, learn about level design and lay out floor plans with an easy-to-use, efficient, tiling technique that allows for excellent control and precision. Once the basic visuals are established, begin to program the character movement and interactions within their game.
You’ll have the option to write their own code to power their game, or to use the easier drag and drop programming. Either way, learn coding fundamentals and logic, all while programming the game.
Offering a vast database of game design concepts, and sharp graphics, GameMaker™ is a great step towards professional level design and an even bigger step toward top-level creativity and innovation!
Some Projects May Include:
Arcade-Style Space Invaders Game: Create a ship that the player has to pilot and use to battle waves of descending aliens in this arcade classic. Learn to add player controls, sprites, enemies with different behaviors, score, power-ups, and lots more features.
Adventure Games: Design a platform game with side or top-down scrolling capabilities that allow a player to explore an epic fantasy world with characters, challenges, and storylines. Focus on character and landscape development, add text/dialogue, and feature multiple levels.
Dash Games: Create a side scrolling, jump based platform game that challenges the player’s skills and reaction time. Create your own courses, obstacles, and concepts. This game is heavily coding based where player movement is programmed accounting for gravity and collision detection.
This camp is for beginner and intermediate programmers.
*No prior programming experience is required, but typing skills and a previous background in Scratch or another programming language and a basic understanding of Algebra is encouraged.
The visuals in GameMaker™ are exceptional. Create beautiful games with an incredible look, feel, and appeal to many types of gamers.
Use what the pros use! This software is powerful, and can be complex and intimidating. That’s where we come in. Our curriculum is specifically designed to make the software easy to understand so that you can make awesome games! With effort there is reward, and the camper projects created in our GameMaker™ camps are incredible!
Whether you are typing the code yourself, or using the alternative drag and drop system, you WILL gain lots of experience in coding. This is an important part of game design but also a great skill that will open many doors in the future.
If you are interested in the game design industry, and may want to pursue game design as a career or a hobby, this camp is a great place to get your start. See what game design is all about, and hone your skill set along the way!
You will leave with a copy of your work at the end of camp! Just wait until your family and friends see the professional style games you’ve created!
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Our Game Design Engineers build and code unique experiences/events that you can’t get anywhere else. Whether you are just starting to learn the ropes of Minecraft or have logged many hours working on your craft, we have a Minecraft camp for every kid out there. Make sure to check out 3D Minecraft, Harry Potter Minecraft, Minecraft Channel for YouTube, Minecraft World Builder, Vanilla Coding in Minecraft, and our National Minecraft Tournaments!
Roblox offers a world of opportunity in game design, coding, multiplayer collabs and more! Join us for Roblox with Game Design, Roblox & Custom Obbys, Roblox with Lua Coding, and our National Roblox Tournaments. Roblox learning and fun is going to heat up this summer!
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Dive into the exciting world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology with our Bitcoin Camp. Learn all about the what, who, and why of cryptocurrencies, the ins and outs of trading, and its financial, environmental, and cultural impacts across the globe. Also check out our Digital Art Camp with NFTs & Ethereum if you are interested in the future of digital art and collectibles, and our Financial Literacy for Kids camp!
This summer, immerse yourself in the rapidly growing field of technology and medicine. Explore some of the latest advancements in technology and how they have played a pivotal role in changing the world of medicine. Put the concepts you have learned into practice through applicable hands-on activities such as 3D modeling a prosthetic, performing a simulation surgery, optimizing a model for patient flow-through in hospitals, writing code, and much more.
At our 2023 Coding Camps, our next generation of coders learn valuable computer science skills through project-based learning that will set them up for success in the future. It’s a digital world and everyone should learn how to code. Learn Scratch, Python, Java, C++ and more this summer. With our expertly designed curriculum and 20+ hours of coding instruction each week, we go far deeper than an after school club or hour of code program, and have tons of fun at the same time!
Dive into the rapidly growing world where art and cryptocurrency collide as you create your own unique digital art masterpiece. Gain a deeper understanding of NFTs, how they work, and why they are changing the world of art. Learn about some of the world’s most popular NFTs, why some of these digital art pieces are selling for thousands or even millions of dollars, and how smart contracts can be executed on Ethereum!
Welcome to Camp Tech Revolution!
Welcome to our general information section for camp. Click on the headings to the right to access camp information by topic. If you have any questions please feel free to contact our camp specialists at Info@lavnercamps.com, 888.854.CAMP (2267), or through our website chat feature. We enjoy helping families plan incredible summer experiences for their children and look forward to assisting you!
***You can enroll for one or multiple weeks at any camp. If you enroll for multiple weeks in the same camp, you will move up in curriculum. If you would like any assistance with scheduling camps for your child(ren), please let us know!***
Regular Camp Hours: Regular camp hours are from 9:00am to 3:15pm.
Early Arrival: Early arrival is available from 8am to 9am.
Private Lessons/Extended Hours: We offer optional private lessons before and after camp. 45-minute private lessons take place from 8:00 to 8:45am and 3:15 to 4:00pm. Private lessons may be offered by our instructors either in-person, or virtually if the camp instructor is already booked and/or not available. Private lessons with our virtual instructors will still take place at camp using our computers. Extended Day is available as well for families who need coverage past 3:15pm, please see directly above the camp calendar for Extended Day hours at your camp location!
Camp enrollment is completed online. To access our enrollment portal, click on the “Enroll Now!” button on our website.
Payment for camp may be made by credit card only.
There is a one-time $40 registration fee per child for the 2023 year. This allows each child to register for any camps, courses, tournaments, private tutoring, or other programs during 2023.
If you have any questions or issues regarding enrollment, please call our year-round office at 888.854.CAMP (2267) or email us at Education@lavnercamps.com for assistance. If you would like to reserve your spots in camp and you choose to email us, please provide your phone number and the location/camp weeks you wish to enroll in (we will hold these spots for you for three business days).
Payment is accepted via credit card only.
There is a one-time $40 registration fee per child for the 2023 calendar year.
If enrolling prior to March 1, 2023, you have the following payment options:
• In Full: Pay tuition in full at enrollment.
• 50/50: Pay 50% at enrollment, 50% on March 1, 2023.
• $100 Down Per Week: Pay $100 per week at enrollment, and the balance in equal monthly installments through April, 2023.
• Customized: Contact our registration team for a customized payment plan.
• Selecting an option other than Pay In Full will schedule automatic payments for the remaining balance.
• Payments are applied equally to each camp week and cannot be transferred from one week of camp to another.
• Payments made by cash should be dropped off at our year-round office at the time of enrollment, and a receipt will be provided.
When enrolling in camp, you must complete the entire Camper Enrollment Form for each child, which contains a consent form that must be signed by a legal guardian. If you enrolled over the phone, our office will start your enrollment, but you still need to complete your enrollment online, which includes completing/submitting the Camper Enrollment Form. If you do not complete our consent form but send your child to camp, this is considered implied consent to the terms and conditions listed in our consent form. If you are having trouble accessing online enrollment, you must print the consent form and scan/email it to Info@lavnercamps.com prior to your child attending camp. The consent form constitutes the entire agreement and no section of the consent form may be waived by any other writings or methods of communication.
To provide us with your child’s medical form, please upload your camper health form to your online account or scan/email your form to Info@lavnercamps.com, prior to your child’s first scheduled day of camp.
You may submit the health form that you used for your child’s school this school year or submit the following form:
The minimum grade requirement is the completion of Kindergarten prior to the start of your child’s camp.
The tuition for each camp is located in the calendar on each camp location page.
Private lessons are offered in many of our camp subjects. You may book AM lessons from 8:00am to 8:45am and PM lessons from 3:15pm to 4:00pm.
If your child is enrolled for a private lesson before camp, early arrival coverage is included in the cost of the private lesson on that day.
Flex Enrollment Policy. You can enroll with confidence at Camp Tech Revolution. Click here to view our Worry-Free Enrollment Policy which outlines our policy for changes of weeks, cancellations, and postponements.
If Lavner Education is unable to hold camp at a location, it may at its sole discretion offer camp at another nearby location or through e-learning.
Change of Camp Weeks: Families have the option of unlimited fee-free changes up until 30 days before the start of your camp. Within 30 days, there is a $25 fee per camp week (per child).
The new camp or camp dates requested are subject to availability. We do our best to accommodate all requests.
• A change of camp pertains to either a change of dates, change of camp, or change of location.
• A Change of Week request must be made by the Tuesday (5:00pm ET) prior to the upcoming camp week.
• A difference in camp tuition may apply. Refunds are not issued for campers who switch into a less expensive camp.
• Change of Camp Week requests must be made directly to our office by emailing Info@lavnercamps.com.
• Change of weeks can only be made within the same summer (i.e., a camp week in Summer 2023 can only be changed to another camp week in 2023).
The Camp Communique includes additional information specific to each location. Communique will include detailed information for your location, week, and courses including drop off/pickup information, what to bring to camp, campus maps and directions, and more.
Links to Summer 2023 Camp Communique will be posted as they become available, and sent via email to all registered families!
To view our Covid-19 Protocol, please visit our Covid-19 Resource Page and check back for updates.
A snack period is offered each day for 15 minutes to give a chance for campers to take a break, eat a tasty snack, and to socialize! Campers should bring their own, nut-free snack to camp.
A recess period is offered each day following lunch. Recess can consist of games providing options for exercise, team play, and lots of fun! Recess is typically 45 minutes and takes place outside, weather permitting.
In order for an individual to pick up and sign out your child from camp, he/she must (1) be listed on your online Camper Enrollment Form as an authorized individual to pick up your child and (2) present a valid driver’s license or government issued photo ID. The Camper Enrollment Form is the form you completed during online enrollment, and the question pertaining to Authorized Individuals to drop off/pick up is on the first page of this form. All Authorized Individuals must be listed on your Camper Enrollment Form by the Friday prior to your child’s upcoming camp week. All amendments of authorized individuals (additions or deletions) must be made by the primary account holder on the Camper Enrollment Form. To log in to your account, click on “Login” at the top of the website.
Early Arrival is from 8:00am to 9:00am. If you drop off your child prior to 8:45am it is considered Early Arrival and your account will be billed for early arrival (if not previously enrolled for early arrival).
Extended Day is from 3:15pm to 5:45pm. If you pick up your child after 3:30pm it is considered Extended Day and your account will be billed for extended day (if not previously enrolled for extended day).
We also offer optional private lessons before and after camp. 45-minute private lessons take place from 8:00 to 8:45am and 3:15 to 4:00pm.
If you would like to book Early Arrival, Extended Day, and/or Private Lessons, please do so by the Friday prior to your child’s upcoming camp week. If you need to add any of these options during the camp week, please send your request directly to Info@lavnercamps.com and we will do our best to accommodate you (and will charge your credit card on file).
If your child attends Early Arrival or Extended Day and it was not previously scheduled and paid for, our office reserves the right to bill the method of payment in your account (i.e. charge your credit card on file).
While we do ask that you book in advance, we are flexible and will work to accommodate your requests even if made during the camp week!
Campers may sign up for our catered lunch program, or can bring their own nut-free lunch from home.
If signing your camper up for our catered lunch program, please do so in your online account by the Friday prior to your child’s upcoming camp week. If you need to add any of these options during the camp week, please send your request directly to Info@lavnercamps.com and we will do our best to accommodate you (and will charge your credit card on file).
Lunch menus will be available on the specific camp location pages in the Spring.
If your child does not bring a lunch to camp and is not signed up for our lunch program, we will purchase lunch for your child that day and bill the method of payment in your account (i.e. charge your credit card on file).
For the safety of our campers, we are a Nut-Aware camp. Please do not send any nut products to camp with your child. While we are a “Nut-Aware” camp, we cannot guarantee a nut-free environment.
For the safety of our campers, all drugs (medications) are stored under lock and key except when in the controlled possession of the person responsible for administering them. For prescription drugs (medication), they are given only under the specific instruction/directions of a licensed physician. For nonprescription drugs (medication), they are given under the signed instructions of the parents or legal guardian or signed instructions from the camper’s physician.
When you create your online account with Lavner Education, please make sure to include your address and any important contact phone numbers (home, cell, work) and additional/emergency contacts.
Free t-shirt: Every camper receives one white “Tech Revolution™” t-shirt.
Additional Camp Tech Revolution and Lavner Camps apparel is available for purchase from The Lavner Camps Store at any time.
Lavner Education reserves the absolute right to dismiss a camper without refund for any behavior (1) that threatens or endangers the welfare and/or the safety of any camper, instructor, or any other person involved with the camp, (2) is disruptive to the overall camp environment, which interferes with the beneficial use and enjoyment by campers and staff, or (3) for any form of bullying of other campers or disrespectful behavior to camp authority.
Lavner Education emphasizes a safe, fun, and healthy camp environment that fosters learning and friendship, and appropriate camp behavior is essential to a great overall experience for everyone involved. It is imperative that every camper feels included, safe, and part of our camp community.
Campers must be potty trained in order to attend camp. A potty trained camper is someone who can 1) communicate to an instructor that he/she needs to go to the restroom, 2) be able to stop what he/she is doing, to go and use the restroom, 3) utilize the restroom facilities without any assistance and 4) postpone going to the bathroom for up to 10 minutes if they must wait for someone who is in the restroom or if they are not near a restroom. In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be made for campers with disabilities.
Campers are not permitted to use cell phones, personal computers, or any other electronic devices that connect to the internet while at camp except for camp owned computers used for camp purposes, unless otherwise determined by the camp. “While at camp” pertains to all times that a camper is on location at camp. If you would like to get in touch with your child during the camp day, please contact our onsite camp director. The onsite camp director’s contact information (name, phone, and email) will be listed on the chalkboard at the sign in location. During the camp week, you may also contact our central office (Info@lavnercamps.com or 888.854.2267) to obtain the contact information for the onsite director. Additionally, if your child would like to contact you during the camp day, he/she may contact you through the camp director or camp instructor.
We strive to have every camper complete the project minimums for each camp per the camp descriptions, however, this also requires the active participation and attendance of the camper.
In the event of an internet outage at the camp location, we will offer alternate tech-related activities at camp and make every effort to ensure campers continue to progress in technology.
Campers may bring personal items/equipment to camp, but Lavner Education is not responsible or liable for any personal equipment that is lost, stolen, or broken.
Lavner Education is not responsible or liable for any personal items/equipment that is left behind at camp. Lost and Found items/equipment may be held at camp until the last day of camp. Any remaining Lost and Found items/equipment will be discarded/recycled at the end of the camp season.
If your child arrives at camp and you have an account balance, Lavner Education reserves the right to process your credit card on file for the camp week. If after attending camp you still have an account balance, Lavner Education reserves the right to process your payment method on file during scheduled billing cycles.
You may qualify for tax benefits through the dependent care credit for camp. Don’t forget to check with your accountant to see if you qualify!
Out 2023 financial aid program is at capacity for the year. If you would like to be added to a contact list to be notified when applications for Summer 2024 open, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lavner Education is not affiliated with the colleges and universities where it holds summer camps. For a list of current camp locations, please click the menu at the top of our website.
To help ensure a safe and productive camp environment, Lavner Education reserves the right to add or amend camp policies at any time. Lavner Education also reserves the right to amend any camp description, which includes but is not limited to changes in curricula, camp projects, hardware/software used at camp, login accounts that campers are required to have for camp, and computers/devices for camp. All current camp policies can be found at www.lavnercampsandprograms.com in real time. All current camp descriptions can be found on each respective camp description page on this website. Please feel free to check back on our website at any time for updates.
Camp days are fun and exciting, and no day is just “typical” at Camp Tech Revolution®. However, we believe that organization and structure are important pillars of a great camp experience. We offer a mix of indoor and outdoor activities, and our schedule is optimized for specialized learning, socialization, and fun.
Below is a “typical” schedule for our campers attending Camp Tech Revolution®:
Regular camp hours are 9am to 3:15pm. Early Arrival is available beginning at 8am.
8:00am to 9:00am – Early Arrival (Optional)
8:00am to 8:45am – AM Private Lessons (Optional)
8:45am to 9:00am – Camper Drop Off & Sign In
9:00am to 9:15am – Morning Group (Attendance & Review of Daily Activities)
9:15 am to 10:15am – Specialized Camp Activity (e.g. Robotics, Coding, Spy Tech, etc…)
10:15am to 10:30am – Snack Time
10:30am to 11:30am – Specialized Camp Activity
11:30am to 1:00pm – Lunch & Supervised Recess (Sports, Socialization & Fun!)*
*Lunch/Recess times may vary due to Covid-19 protocol.
1:00pm to 2:00pm – Specialized Camp Activity
2:00pm to 2:15pm – Optional Break Period
2:15pm to 3:00pm – Specialized Camp Activity
3:00pm to 3:15pm – Afternoon Group (Review of Daily Accomplishments & Next Day’s Schedule)
3:15pm to 3:30pm – Camper Pick Up & Sign Out
3:15pm to 4:00pm – PM Private Lessons (Optional)
3:15pm to 5:45pm – Extended Day (Optional)
So many of our campers are passionate about the specialty programs they are participating in and want to further improve and develop the skills taught in camp. Private lessons are a great way to do this!
Private lessons are offered in many of our specialty subjects. You may book AM lessons from 8:00am to 8:45am and PM lessons from 3:15pm to 4:00pm.
If your child is enrolled for a private lesson before camp, early arrival coverage is included in the cost of the private lesson on that day.
• Lessons are offered in the subject matter of your child’s camp and tailored to your child’s ability level.
• Private lessons are only offered to campers in attendance during that camp week.
• All lessons should be booked via online enrollment. Spots are limited!
One-on-one private instruction is an excellent way for campers to learn at their own pace, gain a better understanding and mastery of the skills and subject material, and enhance their experience at camp. Our instructors are friendly and supportive, and understand that every camper learns at their own pace. Our private lessons are designed to be hands-on and very focused, which enables the instructor and camper to concentrate on improving both strengths and weaknesses. Lessons are tailored to the specific camper, and in some instances, campers may use the private lessons to go above and beyond the camp curriculum in an educational and informative manner with the help of the instructor. Private lessons are optional, and are within the subject matter of the camp your child is attending that week.
Private lessons are limited and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis! Campers have the option to purchase more than one private lesson per week, and each lesson builds upon the progress made at camp and in previous lessons.
In addition to being a great supplement to the camp week, private lessons are convenient! Lessons occur either before camp (during Early Arrival) or immediately after camp.
Private lessons can be booked when enrolling for camp, or by contacting our office via email at Info@lavnercamps.com or by calling one of our camp specialists at 888.854.CAMP (2267). If you already enrolled and want to add lessons, you can log back into your account and add them at any time, subject to availability.
*The purchase of private lessons is considered camp tuition and falls under the terms & conditions provided on www.lavnercampsandprograms.com.
Tech Revolution Camp Communique provide you with important “Need To Know” information about your camp and location. Some information included in camp communique are: Arrival/Departure information, what to bring to camp, campus maps and directions, and more…
Links to Summer 2023 Camp Communique will be posted as they become available in Spring 2023, and sent via email to all registered families!
Our camp families ask us many great questions about our summer camps. Below are a list of questions that are frequently asked. If you have a question that is not listed, please send it our way!
Question #1: How much time do campers spend with their course?
Answer: Campers will spend approximately 22.5-25 hours/week in their chosen course.
Question #2: What are your staff to camper ratios?
Answer: We guarantee a max staff-to-camper ratio of 1:4 to 1:8… or better! We strive to create a camp environment where campers receive excellent supervision and high levels of attention during instructional periods.
Question #3: Who are your instructors?
Answer: Our instructors are the very best out of a large pool of qualified applicants we consider. We hire less than 3% of applicants. Typically, our lead instructors consist of teachers, college professors, undergrad/grad students from top-tier/Ivy League colleges/universities, and the occasional superstar student entering college in the fall. Assistant instructors typically consist of accomplished rising seniors. Our instructors are extremely knowledgeable in the subject area, passionate about working with kids, highly responsible, and all have cleared background checks. Instructors go through a rigorous orientation and training prior to the summer camp season and have constant support from on-site camp directors and our central office. We put them in a position to succeed… and they do!
Question #4: Do you have an on-site camp director?
Answer: Yes! At least one on-site camp director manages Tech Revolution at each location. The director is trained to make sure that daily operations at camp are running smoothly, and is also CPR Certified & First Aid trained. Our camp director is available on site to answer your questions, and is available by phone and email if you need to communicate with him/her during the day.
Question #5: Do campers usually attend for one week or more than one week?
Answer: Camper attendance varies. Most campers attend for multiple weeks, and can move up in curriculum if selecting the same course for more than one week. All of our courses have multiple levels of curriculum and lots of additional activities and projects for all skill levels.
Question #6: How do you group the campers at camp?
Answer: Campers are grouped by age and ability. We run multiple levels of curriculum in each camp, allowing for campers to attend camp with us at any time during the summer, even if they are beginners. Our campers can sign up for any week and be placed appropriately in camp. This provides our camp families with maximum flexibility.
Question #7: Do campers improve at camp?
Answer: Yes! Campers receive approximately 22.5-25 hours of concentrated time in their camp activity per week. This, combined with our cutting-edge curriculum and high level instructors, allows our campers to improve a lot! They are also attending with other campers who share similar interests, which fosters learning through peer to peer interaction.
Question #8: How do you keep camp fun?
Answer: We hire fun and dynamic instructors! Campers are also selecting subjects that interests them. Numerous breaks are also incorporated throughout the day with opportunities for recreation and socialization. We offer a great balance of indoor and outdoor time, to make sure our campers have a chance to get fresh air, socialize, and play fun sports and games!
Question #9: How do you create a safe camp environment?
Answer: Camp safety is our #1 goal. We work hard all year to make sure our camp safety is top notch. Camp Tech Revolution is operated by Lavner Education, the leading specialty camp provider in the United States. Lavner Education is accredited by the American Camp Association (which has hundreds of guidelines for accreditation) in PA and NJ, and carries its standards to other states. We hire responsible staff and train them (including a written test of our detailed handbook/procedures), employ procedures that promote safety and supervision, and are in constant communication. For Covid-19 protocol, please visit our Covid-19 Resource Page.
Question #10: Why should we choose Camp Tech Revolution?
Answer: Camp Tech Revolution is a place where your child will learn, make friends, and have fun. Our mission is to provide an amazing camp experience … and we do. Here are some of the things that we offer to provide a great camp experience:
Attention to Safety
Top-Notch Camp Locations
Innovative Specialty Offerings
“Cutting Edge” curriculum
A camp office that believes in excellent customer service and communication with our camp families
Extremely high retention rate of campers and growing each year, especially through word-of-mouth referrals.
Incredible media coverage – local and national!
Our expert Leadership Team has backgrounds from the University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, Cornell University, Brandeis University, Villanova University, Columbia University, Harvard University – Graduate School of Education and more, and drives excellence in everything we do
A proven track record of thousands of campers who succeeded and love Lavner Camps and Camp Tech Revolution!
and so much more…!
Additional Questions: If you have any additional questions, please email us at Info@lavnercamps.com, call our year-round office at 888.854.CAMP (2267), or send us a message on our website chat. We welcome your questions and are happy to provide you with informative answers!
There are many reasons to attend Camp Tech Revolution®! Here are our top 10 (in no particular order):
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