IT Camp: Video Game Programming
June 12-17, 2022 (Grades 9-12) | June 12-17, 2022 (Grades 5-8), June 20-24, 2022 (Grades 5-12 Online Only)
In-person and Online

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June 12-17, 2022 (Grades: 9-12 In-person) | June 12-17, 2022 (Grades: 5-8 In-person)

​Camp Details

​Learn how to code, develop, and program your own video game! Camp participants will learn the basics of computer and game programming using GDevelop. No previous experience or background in IT or programming is necessary.

IT camp is for all levels in which we will meet students were they are and move forward from there. We're using a free, open source programming tool called GDevelop. GDevelop is a deceptively powerful programming tool that essentially developed its own language to help people create games relatively simply and quickly. It could be likened to a "drag and drop" style of code but it's slightly more complex. With this program, we can create side scrolling games, survival games, and so much more - the possibilities are truly endless! 

In-Person Camps

June 12-17, 2022 (Grades: 9-12 In-person)

June 12-17, 2022 (Grades: 5-8 In-person)

All residential campers will reside in the on-campus residence halls with their counselors; male and female campers will be on different floors. All halls are air conditioned, and residential campers will not need to bring fans. 

Required Camp Forms
The Camp Health Form need to be completed and returned no later than May 27, 2022. The health care staff reviews the form and contacts parents of campers with medication/special needs prior to camp. This ensures a quick check-in.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Your registration is not complete until the Health Form is received. Please submit at time of registration; UW-Stevens Point Health Services is charging $30 for any health form not received two weeks before the start of camp. Because of this, we can no longer accept health forms at camp check-in. If the health form is not received by May 27, 2022, you will be assessed a $30 late fee. If the $30 late fee is assessed and not paid, the student cannot attend camp.

What do I need to participate in an online camp?

In order to participate in instructor-led lessons, students will need to have access to the following:

  • Computer with internet access
  • Web camera
  • Microphone (if your computer does not contain an internal mic.)
This criteria can be met in three different ways:
  1. Your computer/laptop is equipped with both web camera and microphone internally.
  2. You have an external camera and microphone to hook up to your computer.
  3. You will use your cellphone (with video and audio capabilities) to join into the meetings.

You will need to create a free "Zoom" account so that you can video conference with the class. Please see the Zoom website to download the free software and create an account. 

An email with additional camp information will arrive the week before camp starts! Look for more information to come!

​Registration Information

Register now

Registration Closed May 31, 2022

Registration Fee:

In-Person Camps
  • $650 per student-grades 9-12 (Residential)
    • $125 deposit due at registration
  • $500 per student-grades 9-12 (Commuter)
    • $125 deposit due at registration
  • $600 per student-grades 5-8 (Residential)
    • $125 deposit due at registration
  • $450 per student-grades 5-8 (Commuter)
    • $125 deposit due at registration
***In-person Campers who register before April 1 will recieve a $25 discount (this does not apply to the Virtual Camp)***

Virtual Camp
  • $175 per student-grades 5-8 (Virtual)
    • $50 deposit due at registration.
  • $245 per student-grades 9-12 (Virtual)
    • $50 deposit due at registration.

Registration is limited to 20 students per camp.

​Final Payment

Final payment is due by Friday, May 27, 2022. If you have not paid for your registration, you may do so by calling UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education at 715-346-3838, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. to pay by credit card or Click here to make a quick payment.

Checks can be made payable and sent to UW-Stevens Point, Continuing Education and Outreach, 2100 Main St., 032 Main Bldg., Stevens Point, WI 54481.

Thank you to our sponsors: 

​Camp Schedule (the in-person camp includes meals and evening activities)

Below is an idea of what the schedule will look like:

​9-10:30 a.m.

​Morning Guided Session

  • This is where we will introduce and learn the day's plan and goals. I will spend time teaching and showing you what we will be doing. We will also work together on basic projects during this time.

​10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

​Morning Exploratory Session

  • This is where you will be applying what you learned during the guided session to your own project(s). I will be available via Zoom to help you whenever you get stuck, have questions, or need a second opinion. Part of creating games is collaborative but it also requires a little independent wok, which this will allow for.

​12-1:00 p.m.


  • Eat some food. Relax. Walk away from the screen for a little bit. (That's important!)

​1-2 p.m.

​Afternoon Guided Session

  • We will review the morning projects, have time for group share (you show us the amazing creations you have made during exploratory sessions!), and I will teach/lead us through the afternoon's project.

​2-3 p.m.

​Afternoon Exploratory Session

  • You will apply the afternoon's information to your project(s). You will also have a checklist for the day that needs to be completed by the end of the day. It is up to you to make sure it is complete!

​Instructor-Joe Zawacki

Joe Zawacki is a science teacher in the Stevens Point area during the school year. Joe developed the IT Camp curriculum and has been camp instructor the last three years. He is excited to be coming back for another year. 

Parental Consent Requirement & Health Form (Required forms MUST be returned to UWSP for child to attend camp)

Through Continuing Education’s registration process, we collect parental online contact information (name, phone, email) to obtain your consent for your child/ward to attend our virtual camp. Your consent is required for the collection, use, or disclosure of personal information collected from your child/ward. Continuing Education will not collect, use, or disclose any personal information from your child without parental consent. In addition to your child’s/ward’s first and last name, we collect the following information: 1) home address; 2) mobile phone number (if applicable); 3) birthdate; 4) age of child; 5) gender; 6) school attending; and 7) grade in school.

To provide verifiable consent, the following two forms need to be reviewed, signed, printed, and returned to Continuing Education by mail, fax, or electronic scan.

1. Youth Event Health Form

2. UW-Stevens Point Program Expectations and Parental Permission

3. Agreement for Assumption of Risk, Indemnification, Release, Precollege and Youth Virtual/Remote Program.

If returning by mail: UWSP-Continuing Education, 2100 Old Main Bldg., Room 032, Stevens Point WI 54481
If returning by fax: 715-346-3504
If returning by electronic scan: email Continuing Education at

If Continuing Education does not receive the two consent forms by May 31, 2022, we will delete your online contact information from our records, and your child will not be registered for camp. No refunds will be allowed for failure to provide the appropriate consent forms.


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​Frequently Asked Questions

Visit our FAQ's page.

​Contact Information

Continuing Education's on-campus office hours are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

For assistance with registration, please email Customer Service at

For program information, please email Anne Rogalski, Outreach Program Manager, at

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel until May 27, 2022 and be charged only the non-refundable deposit fee. Cancellations received after May 27, 2022, will not be refunded. No refunds will be given for a student who leaves camp early for any reason. Send written request to

IT Camp reserves the right to send home, without refund, any camper who fails to behave in an appropriate manner or breaks any local/state/federal laws or camp regulations.


Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. 
Please contact Continuing Education at 715-346-3838 or