More than just fun and games, our programs provide engaging and unique learning opportunities for students ages 8 to 12 on a college campus. Don’t miss out on these diverse, academic youth programs.
Summer 2017 Offerings
Enroll in one or more of our half-day programs in June or attend a full-day program in July.Skokie Campus - June
Design your very own objects, create skins for characters, and import them into your favorite Minecraft® games.
KID U03-31, Mon. - Thu., June 5 - 8, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $129 CRN 50817
New! Digital Storytellers
Start with a concept, design the storyboard, add some dialogue, and watch as the characters in your imagination come to life in your first graphic novel.
KDE S08-31, Mon. - Thu., June 5 - 8, 1 - 4 p.m., $129 CRN 50077
Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mod. Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft®.
KID U06-31, Mon. - Thu., June 12 - 15, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $129 CRN 50818
New! Code Breakers
KDE S09-31, Mon. - Thu., June 12 - 15, 1 - 4 p.m., $129 CRN 50078
Bring your favorite Minecraft® characters to life in an animated short film. Learn how studios like Pixar and Disney make movies using techniques like key framing, texturing, animating rigged 3D models, and more.
KID U07-31, Mon. - Thu., June 19 - 22, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $129 CRN 50819
New! Virtual Reality: The Future is Now
Discover Virtual Reality (VR) design. Create your own virtual worlds, explore simulated environments, and craft memorable 3D experiences. At the end of class, take home your VR headset to be used on your mobile device. Tuition includes cost of VR headset.
KDE S12-31, Mon. - Thu., June 19 - 22, 1 - 4 p.m., $148 CRN 50904
New! Video Game Animation
Take your game design to the next level by creating and animating your own character sprites, objects, and backgrounds.
KDE S13-31, Mon. - Thu., June 26 - 29, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., $129 CRN 50081
New! Game Labs: Collaborate—Create—Compete in the Ultimate Video Game Experience
Take gaming to another level by competing with the world! Students learn advanced editing, simple 3D modeling, and intermediate event scripting.
KID U08-31, Mon. - Thu., June 26 - 29, 1 - 4 p.m., $129 CRN 50903
Des Plaines Campus - July
Take advantage of our Early Bird fee. Registration must be postmarked by June 16.
Lunch is not provided.
New! Environmental Science and Computer Programming Camp
Have fun outdoors the first half of the day while composting, planting, and exploring environmental science activities. Then, for the second half of the day, develop games, create animations, and more with the MIT-developed SCRATCH computer program.
Mon. - Thu., July 10 - 13, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
KDE S10-31, $300 CRN 50079
KDE S10-32, $225 Early Bird CRN 50086
New! Computer Programming with Arduino
Use a combination of mechanical, electrical, and software engineering to program with Arduino™– an exciting electrical engineering prototyping platform that explores electronics and how electronic circuits work.
Mon. - Thu., July 17 - 20, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
KID S06-31, $300 CRN 50082
KID S06-32, $225 Early Bird CRN 50087
New! Exploring Sensors with Device Building
From roller coasters to smartphones to touchscreens, sensors are everywhere. Explore how to build devices that use sensors.
Mon. - Thu., July 24 - 27, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
KID S07-31, $300 CRN 50083
KID S07-32, $225 Early Bird CRN 50088
New! 3D Modeling and Printing with Open Source
Unleash your inner engineer while building and designing 3D models. With the use of open software, students will be able to continue their learning after the camp has ended.
Mon. - Thu., July 31 - August 3, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
KID S08-31, $300 CRN 50084
KID S08-32, $225 Early Bird CRN 50089
For additional information, please call 847-982-9888.
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Note: Please submit a separate registration form for each youth. For security reasons, registrations can not be submitted via e-mail.