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CAMP/pixel STUDIOS

After almost a decade of STEM summer camps in New York, we've compiled all of the feedback and suggestions into a brand new EPIC offering for campers
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CAMP PIXEL STUDIOS

Camp Pixel STUDIOS

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Camp Pixel Studios pull together a group of like-minded campers and last for a full month under the guidance of a dedicated counselor! Each studio focuses on a specific technology theme and allows campers the opportunity to dive deep into a subject they love by creating EPIC projects. Studios have an extra hour of camp every day, are packed with extra activities (like field trips), and include lunch and extended care!

Tap one of the 3 Studios below to learn more:
Session 1: July 6th - Aug 1st
Session 2: Aug 3rd - Aug 29th
Camp runs from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(free extended care to 5:30 p.m.)
All camps begin and end the day at our Brooklyn Headquarters.
Read more about all that you get with a Camp Pixel Studio!
This summer, embark on an adventure to discover the secrets behind what makes games FUN! Campers in the Video Game Exploration Studio will play and explore a variety of board, card, and video games and complete group challenges that focus on specific themes of game design. They'll create worlds, mod their favorite titles, design levels, and learn about the cycle of game production. Using their growing appreciation for the theory of fun, they'll spend time learning about creating adventure maps in Minecraft and obstacle courses in Roblox. While looking at various game genres they’ll imagine brand NEW games and use strategies they’ve learned to make them FUN! As a part of the Camp Pixel Studio, campers will be able to expand their game exploration beyond the walls of our campus and into the outside world with field trips, conversations with professional game designers, and physical games like kickball and frisbee golf at the park!
Video Game Exploration
‍‍
a Camp Pixel Studio
$4,125
-   $75
$4,050
regular price
early bird discount
if you buy today
  • 4 weeks of summer camp
  • 1-hour longer extended camp day
  • Guaranteed 1:8 or better ratio
  • Gaming related field trips
  • Dedicated main counselor
  • Personalized Camp Pixel t-shirt
  • Super cool guest speakers
  • Camp lunch & snacks (worth $300!)
  • Extended care until 5:30 p.m. (worth $400!)
ages 7 to 9
July 6th - July 31st
ages 9 to 11
Aug 3rd - Aug 28th
Register For a Camp Pixel Studio Now!
Escape rooms have a great mix of puzzles, brain teasers, and physical challenges, all wrapped in an exciting theme or story that encourages teamwork and problem solving. Campers in this Studio will spend their summer exploring the art and techniques used in escape rooms and what makes them so compelling to play. They’ll learn to work in our Advanced Makerspace, using an assortment of tools that range from drills and saws to 3D printers and laser cutters. Campers will work together to build an epic escape room for their fellow campers (and parents!). Just like beating an escape room requires teamwork, so does building one! Communication and collaboration skills are one of the things campers in this Studio will get a lot of practice with. PLUS, as a part of a Camp Pixel Studio, they’ll take field trips to actual escape rooms for research (and for fun, of course!)
Escape Room Engineering
‍‍‍
a Camp Pixel Studio
$4,125
-   $75
$4,050
regular price
early bird discount
if you buy today
  • 4 weeks of summer camp
  • 1-hour longer extended camp day
  • Guaranteed 1:8 or better ratio
  • Escape room field trips
  • Dedicated main counselor
  • Personalized Camp Pixel t-shirt
  • Super cool guest speakers
  • Camp lunch & snacks (worth $300!)
  • Extended care until 5:30 p.m. (worth $400!)
ages 9 to 11
July 6th - July 31st
ages 11 to 13
Aug 3rd - Aug 28th
Register For a Camp Pixel Studio Now!
This Studio gives campers a full month to learn the expert skills required to make an EPIC video game. Starting with the challenge of designing a ‘battle-royale’ game, campers will first create an official Game Design Document to plan out their new title. They'll then spend the summer using the professional game engine Unity to turn their idea into a fully fleshed out, online, multiplayer video game! Campers will explore 3D modeling, game asset texturing, animation, real-time physics, user interactions, and a wide assortment of special effects to bring their vision to life! Of course, all good video games are more fun with friends so campers will wrap up their project by making it online multiplayer ready! This Studio combines both digital art design and C# coding, making it a well rounded camp for any kid interested in creating their own professional games! PLUS, as a part of the Camp Pixel Studio, campers will get to chat with actual professional game developers and even visit a functioning motion-capture studio to create custom in-game animations!
Multiplayer Game Developer
a Camp Pixel Studio
$4,125
-   $75
$4,050
regular price
early bird discount
if you buy today
  • 4 weeks of summer camp
  • 1-hour longer extended camp day
  • Guaranteed 1:8 or better ratio
  • Game design related field trips
  • Dedicated main counselor
  • Personalized Camp Pixel t-shirt
  • Super cool guest speakers
  • Camp lunch & snacks (worth $300!)
  • Extended care until 5:30 p.m. (worth $400!)
ages 11 to 13
July 6th - July 31st
ages 9 to 11
Aug 3rd - Aug 28th
Register For a Camp Pixel Studio Now!

Movie Production

Amateur cinematographers and YouTube enthusiasts will love this movie-making adventure! On their month-long journey to become filmmakers, campers will explore storyboarding, the art of storytelling, cinematography and camera fundamentals, and use professional software like Adobe Premier for video editing and Adobe After Effects for adding special effects! They'll learn how to create ‘practical’ (real-world) special effects like using a green screen, green screen suits, making fake props, and creating stage effects like fog and special lighting with GOBOs. Campers will combine all of these tools and techniques to turn their concept into an actual mini-movie or movie trailer! Every camper will create their own short video or work in a production team  to create a more epic project! PLUS, as a part of a Camp Pixel Studio, they’ll get to meet and chat with professional cinematographers and special effects artists and take field trips for some exciting shooting locations!

VIDEO GAME EXPLORATION

This summer, embark on an adventure to discover the secrets behind what makes games FUN! Campers in the Video Game Exploration Studio will play and explore a variety of board, card, and video games and complete group challenges that focus on specific themes of game design. They'll create worlds, mod their favorite titles, design levels, and learn about the cycle of game production. Using their growing appreciation for the theory of fun, they'll spend time learning about creating adventure maps in Minecraft and obstacle courses in Roblox. While looking at various game genres they’ll imagine brand NEW games and use strategies they’ve learned to make them FUN! As a part of the Camp Pixel Studio, campers will be able to expand their game exploration beyond the walls of our campus and into the outside world with field trips, conversations with professional game designers, and physical games like kickball and frisbee golf at the park!

ESCAPE ROOM ENGINEERING

Escape rooms have a great mix of puzzles, brain teasers, and physical challenges, all wrapped in an exciting theme or story that encourages teamwork and problem solving. Campers in this Studio will spend their summer exploring the art and techniques used in escape rooms and what makes them so compelling to play. They’ll learn to work in our Advanced Makerspace, using an assortment of tools that range from drills and saws to 3D printers and laser cutters. Campers will work together to build an epic escape room for their fellow campers (and parents!). Just like beating an escape room requires teamwork, so does building one! Communication and collaboration skills are one of the things campers in this Studio will get a lot of practice with. PLUS, as a part of a Camp Pixel Studio, they’ll take field trips to actual escape rooms for research (and for fun, of course!)

3D VIDEO GAME MASTERY

This Studio gives campers a full month to learn the expert skills required to make an EPIC video game. Starting with the challenge of designing a ‘battle-royale’ game, campers will first create an official Game Design Document to plan out their new title. They'll then spend the summer using the professional game engine Unity to turn their idea into a fully fleshed out, online, multiplayer video game! Campers will explore 3D modeling, game asset texturing, animation, real-time physics, user interactions, and a wide assortment of special effects to bring their vision to life! Of course, all good video games are more fun with friends so campers will wrap up their project by making it online multiplayer ready! This Studio combines both digital art design and C# coding, making it a well rounded camp for any kid interested in creating their own professional games! PLUS, as a part of the Camp Pixel Studio, campers will get to chat with actual professional game developers and even visit a functioning motion-capture studio to create custom in-game animations!
See schedule and pricing

What is a Camp Pixel Studio?

A Camp Pixel Studio is a mix of the “traditional” summer camps we grew up knowing and the one-of-a-kind project-based STEM camps that we’ve been running for the last 7 years. These camps pull together a group of like-minded campers and run for a full month under the guidance of a dedicated counselor! Each studio focuses on a specific technology theme and allows campers the opportunity to dive deep into a subject they love by creating EPIC projects.

What do you get in a Camp Pixel Studio?

To further enhance the experience we’ve extended the camp day for Studios by an hour. That’s an extra 20 hours over the summer to allow for more time for activities! And we are PACKING these camps full of activities! Camp Pixel Studios include studio-specific guest speakers and field trips that expand the learning and fun beyond the boundaries of our campus. Plus, with the extra hours, we have more time for off-screen fun like playing kickball in the park or a spontaneous game of frisbee golf!

Studios are all-inclusive meaning you don’t have to worry about signing up for extended care or camp lunch. Campers can enjoy both with no added costs!

What makes Camp Pixel Studios better than our already awesome weekly camps?

A month long journey
Unlike our one and two-week camps, Studios last for a full 4 weeks. This gives each Studio group plenty of time to master a specific topic, create an EPIC project, and make some great friends along the way!
Dedicated counselors
Every Studio has a dedicated Main Counselor that travels and works with the group all summer so there's more time to bond!
Longer camp days
Because Studios have so much more fun packed in, we've extended each camp day by an hour (giving campers an extra 20 hours over the course of the summer)!
All Inclusive
As a part of your Camp Pixel Studio we've included camp lunch and extended care at no additional cost!
More time outside
No one wants to be stuck inside all summer! Well, maybe some kids do! We gave Studios so much extra time that we've been able to reserve more of it for sports and camp activities in the park!
Field trips
Big projects require big research, so campers will be taking field trips to relevant spots that enhance their experience and immerse them in their summer project theme!
Unique SWAG
To recognize the dedication of Studio campers, each one will be getting a special personalized camp shirt as well as some other fun surprises!
Lower 1:8 ratio
Our PixelPromise™ guarantees a 1:10 camper to staff ratio at all of our camps. For Studios we give our campers extra attention with fewer students or more counselors per group!