Dates: June 22 - June 26

Location: Online

Days: M-F

Time: 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Entering Grades: 9-12

Category: Coding & Career

Skill Level: Any

Prerequisites: None


Are you interested in video games, animation or computer programming? Have you ever wanted to develop your own video game? Designing video games involves artists, writers and computer programmers, as well as the game designer. In this track, you’ll try your hand at designing your own game using professional software by Unity. Instruction will include a combination of live online interactions with NIU faculty and staff, along with recorded videos and downloadable step-by-step instruction.

In this camp you will learn Unity design software and learn the essentials of game design. You’ll get to create game characters, invent game goals and rules and create sound effects as you design your own video game.

Computer Hardware and Software Requirements: Visit the page linked through the “Register” button to view the list of minimum requirements for participating in the Unity camp. Please review these requirements carefully. This camp is highly technical and cannot be completed without the necessary hardware and software.

Location: This is an online camp delivered by Northern Illinois University, Digital Convergence Lab. To access this camp you will need a stable internet connection and a computer that meets the computer hardware and software requirements. Students will receive a login to an online webinar tool and the learning management system before the start of camp.

Skill level: Beginner to intermediate.

Contact: or call 815-753-0673 for more information.