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Registrations Now Open for DreamQuest Game Camps Summer 2015

This post is from 2015; for 2016 camp registration, please visit https://dreamquest.org/camps/parents to view our schedule and https://dreamquest.org/camps/register to sign up!

Friends with DQ Camp LogoRegistration is now open for DreamQuest Game Camps Summer 2015! Kids can learn to build their own computer games and apps from industry experts, while making friends and having fun. We are offering several exciting programs where kids, ages 8-16 and with all levels of experience, can grow, play, and learn together.

This year our Summer Camps include:

  • In-Depth 2-week camps: our traditional offering where kids build their own video game from scratch in two weeks
  • A NEW advanced 2-week camp: Kids will be guided to create and PUBLISH a game app in either the Apple App Store or OculusVR Store.
  • 1-week intro camps: More affordable option for kids with a busy summer schedule
INTRO 1-week camps $495 IN-DEPTH 2-week camps $895 ADVANCED 2-week camps $1195

Hurry and save $100 on our In-Depth and Advanced 2-week camps using the coupon code EARLYBIRDSAVINGS before March 14th.

Each camp limited to just 15 kids, so register_now_red

 

DreamQuest Game Camps Empowers tomorrow’s designers with fun, friends, and skills.

DreamQuest Video Game Camp Summer Internships

DreamQuest Academy

DreamQuest Videogame Design Camp is hiring interns for all summer camp sessions. All students ages 16 and up who are interested in becoming a game designer, artist, or programmer should consider applying for this unique opportunity!

Why would I want to intern with DreamQuest Academy?
Because interning with us will be fun, profitable and can be a great stepping stone to your career in the video game industry! DreamQuest Games has been in business for almost 15 years and is a local leader in the video game industry. You will have fun working with our experienced designers, developers, and artists, and most of all, the kids! You will get to work with kids to help create their game design, art and sound assets, and programming, and learn the ins and outs of game design and Unity3D, modeling, animation, and C# programming in the process. The kids’ creativity and passion for games will energize you and give you an immediate way to contribute to a game project. We pay our interns in skills, free food, fun, and hard cash. Best of all, many of our interns continue working with DreamQuest Games on our many video game projects after the summer, and we have utilized our industry connections to help our best interns land jobs at companies like EA, DreamWorks, Blizzard, and many others.

What is required to intern with DreamQuest?
You must be at least 16 years old as of June 1, 2015, have solid computer skills, be comfortable working with kids aged 8-16, and have some skill to help them create their game (Unity3D, art, design, 3D modeling, rigging, animation, sound, QA/testing, C# programming, and/or video production).

Are DreamQuest’s internships paid?
Mostly, yes. We struggled with how to deal with the risk we take and time to train you in our tools and Unity3D but still manage our costs and make sure you are committed to working with us. The first camp of ours you work (10 days) you will be an unpaid intern while you undergo training. After those 10 days, you will be paid for the remainder of your time working with us. Your pay rate will be determined during your training period based on your previous experience, performance during training, and how good a fit we see with your skills and would be between $8 and $12/hour. Keep in mind this is just a starting rate, if you continue to work with us, we give regular pay increases and bonuses pursuant to your contribution to the team.

Do you make exceptions for experienced staff?
Sometimes, yes. If you are coming in with extensive industry experience and and especially if you already know our tools (Unity3D, Adobe toolset, and Git/Hg revision control) very well and would not require much training, we might make an exception for you. Notate this experience when you fill out the application and elaborate on this in the ‘why we should hire you’ question and we can discuss this one on one.

How do I apply to be an intern?
Please email your resume to fun@dreamquest.org and complete our Intern Application (link will be posted on dreamquest.org by Monday, March 2nd). Please submit your application ASAP as we only have a few spots every summer for interns, and they usually fill up quickly.

How quickly do you decide?
We will review your application and get back to you within a week and proceed to schedule a phone interview if we see a fit.

Cure the munchies at our camp store

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Even with a packed lunch, students can get hungry during the day making it hard to build a videogame! We recommend you put $20 in your child’s camp store account, and any unused balance will be credited at the end of camp.

Our camp store offers a variety of drinks and snacks along with USB bracelets and camp shirts.

Use the button below to create a $20 store credit for your camper:

Why Choose DreamQuest Academy?

Instructors with real life experience

DreamQuest Academy offer kids and teens a chance to have fun while learning to create their own video games under the guidance of 15-year game design veteran, Christopher Williamson. In the Front Range area, our camp is the only video game design camp where each instructor has experience in the gaming industry. Our instructors are passionate and relish the opportunity to work with students in the camp environment. Learn more about our instructors.

Fun, Friends and Skills

What would summer camp be if it wasn’t fun? DreamQuest Academy offers a full day of fun while students make friends and learn skills. students enjoy playing their favorite video games during free time, and they have so much fun building their games, that we often have to pull them away for lunch and outdoor activities. Speaking of outdoor activities, we have a blast playing outside with games such as Werewolf (a hidden identity role playing game), Freeze Tag, and all the pool games we enjoy during our pool party. Marco Polo, anyone?

Our students consistently mention how exciting it is to meet kids who have their same interests, and the friendships our students make last beyond the camp. We have students who continue to build games and play together long after camp is over. Speaking of friends, our camp is a ideal for for two (or more!) friends to attend together since they can build a game together.

students love to have fun, but parents (and some students!) are interested in learning skills. We are thrilled to offer a STEM curriculum to our students. We teach game design, 2D and 3D art, and sound creation, as well as basic visual game programming. For the more advanced students, C# coding is also covered. No matter what level of experience each camper comes in with, we tailor the camp experience so that each camper leaves having gained valuable skills.

Unique Kids. Unique Games

Parents know their child is unique, and we agree! Our camp sessions are limited to 15 students to allow a professional, semi-private learning environment. Each camper gets hands-on help and guidance that matches their interests and ability level. students choose what game to build and join up with other students to form teams and build a variety of games that they can take home with them. Check out some of the games past students created.